Formula 1 test at Hungaroring 1 August 2017

Pos.  Driver Team Time Laps
1.  C. Leclerc Ferrari 01:17.746 98
2.  S. Vandoorne McLaren 01:17.834 72
3.  V. Bottas Mercedes AMG 01:18.732 155
4.  G. Russell Mercedes AMG 01:19.231 119
5.  L. Stroll Williams 01:19.866 138
6.  N. Mazepin Force India F1 01:19.910 52
7.  N. Latifi Renault 01:20.302 54
8.  S. Gelael Scuderia Toro Rosso 01:20.341 101
9.  L. Auer Force India F1 01:20.563 54
10.  S. Ferrucci Haas F1 01:21.185 102
11.  M. Verstappen Red Bull Racing 01:21.228 58
12.  G. Malja Sauber 01:21.503 108

Formula 1 test at Hungaroring 1 August 2017

17:04
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17:04
We will be back tomorrow, for the second and final test day, which will feature the returning Kubica...
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17:02
Vandoorne (Ultra Softs) takes second, with a sizeable gap back to Bottas, who carried out Pirelli development work all day
17:02
Leclerc finishes on top after that late Soft-shod effort:
17:00
Out comes the chequered flag
16:58
So that's 0.088s up on Vandoorne, who used Ultra Softs
16:58
Leclerc goes quickest with a 1:17.746 on Softs!
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Leclerc has already spoken to the media, insisting that he feels ready to make the step up to Formula 1: http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/356645/leclerc-adamant-he-is-ready-for-formula-1/
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Vandoorne, Leclerc, Russell, Gelael, Ferrucci and Verstappen are also getting some late running in
16:52
Malja is the next driver to hit the 100-lap milestone
16:48
An impressive effort as he completes more than two race distances
16:48
Bottas has completed his programme for the day:
16:42
Gelael gets down to a 1:20.341 on the purple-marked rubber, an improvement of around a second over his previous best
16:37
Remember, Pirelli supplied its Super Soft, Soft and Medium tyres for the race weekend
16:37
Gelael is another to bolt on Ultra Softs for the closing stages:
16:29
Vandoorne makes another small improvement up front - he shaves a thousandth off his time (1:17.834)
16:24
Malja improves to a 1.21.503, but remains at the back in 12th
16:19
Meanwhile, Russell joins Bottas and Stroll above the 100-lap mark:
16:19
Vandoorne's next lap is marginally quicker - it's a 1:17.844
16:17
He's going purple (like the tyre) again on his next lap...
16:17
Vandoorne lowers the day's benchmark to 1:17.896, using Ultra Softs
16:14
Russell also improves, clocking a 1:19.231, a gain of around four-tenths
16:13
Auer is back out and improves once again - he's now on a 1:20.563
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He will get behind the wheel of the RB13 tomorrow
16:06
GPUpdate columnist and Red Bull reserve driver Pierre Gasly has been watching the action from the pit wall:
16:04
An update on times/laps: VAN, 1:18.370, 46 / LEC, 1:18.463, 76 / BOT, 1:18.732, 127 / RUS, 1:19.649, 97 / STR, 1:19.866, 121 / MAZ, 1:19.910, 52 / LAT, 1:20.302, 40 / AUE, 1:20.713, 35 / FER, 1:21.185, 80 / VER, 1:21.228, 44 / GEL, 1:21.334, 83 / MAL, 1:21.763, 81
16:02
We're into the final hour of running on the first test day
15:53
A new peak of 38°C, as Vandoorne heads out:
15:52
Another small improvement from Ferrucci, who stays ninth
15:51
Russell posted that improvement on the Super Soft compound
15:50
Russell is the sixth driver to dip under the 1m20s mark today - he clocks a 1:19.649, enough for P4
15:49
Ferrucci goes from 11th to ninth with a 1:21.472 on Softs
15:47
Auer improves his time again (1:20:713), but remains eighth
15:36
We have put together a photo piece on his preparations today: http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/356642/in-photos-kubica-gears-up-for-official-return/
15:35
Of course, tomorrow will be a very special day, as Robert Kubica makes his official Formula 1 return, driving the current Renault
15:35
Around an hour and a half left on the clock for today's running
15:26
Auer breaks into the 1m20s bracket to go eighth, ahead of Verstappen
15:23
Vandoorne spent a lengthy spell in the pits, following his late-morning stoppage, which he described as precautionary over lunch
15:22
He pits, but Vandoorne, Leclerc, Russel, Auer and Ferrucci are all out there, after a flurry of pit lane activity
15:21
Gelael improves to a 1:21:334, slotting back into ninth position
15:14
Ferrucci had a couple of spins earlier today, but has bounced back to close in on a race distance - we may also see some 'push' laps on softer rubber
15:14
15:07
He's up to ninth, ahead of Ferrucci, Malja and Gelael
15:06
Auer's gradual gains continue - he improves to a 1.21.448
15:05
14:58
He improves by a further tenth next time around, demoting Malja
14:57
It's rather quiet on track at the moment, with just Auer and Stroll lapping - Auer improves to a 1:21.861, putting him ahead of Gelael
14:46
Still rising...
14:40
An update on times/laps: VAN, 1:18.370, 35 / LEC, 1:18.463, 51 / BOT, 1:18.777, 102 / STR, 1:19.866, 90 / MAZ, 1:19.910, 52 / RUS, 1:20.193, 62 / LAT, 1:20.302, 40 / VER, 1:21.228, 27 / FER, 1:21.654, 59 / MAL, 1:21.763, 62 / GEL, 1:21.956, 56 / AUE, 1:22.433, 12
14:37
Bottas has just passed the 100-lap milestone - quite an effort in this heat
14:36
Malja appears to be happy with his progress on that run:
14:28
Another improvement from Malja, who now clocks a 1:21.763
14:23
But Malja is back out there and responds with a new personal best of 1:22.038, reclaiming 11th position
14:19
Auer's next lap is a 1:22.433, putting him ahead of Malja
14:18
14:13
Gelael and Auer find some more time with their latest laps
14:09
Verstappen posts a 1:21.228, lifting him above Ferrucci
14:08
Auer's next lap is a big improvement - he gets down to a 1:24.511, some five-seconds quicker, though stays 12th
14:06
Auer gets his first time on the board - it's a 1:29.630
14:02
Gelael makes a small lap time improvement, but stays 10th
13:58
Bottas, pushing on with Pirelli development work, is the next driver to get into the 1m18s bracket
13:53
Kubica, having spent this morning on the Renault pit wall, has been posing for photographs in the paddock, in race gear:
13:53
Stroll and Gelael are the drivers lapping at the moment
13:50
Verstappen has been out for a couple of leisurely laps in the Red Bull, but still only 15 in total so far today
13:48
He eventually responded after Mercedes added 'BOX' and 'NOW' to the board!
13:42
And this afternoon, Mercedes is carrying out some special tests:
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Mercedes encountered radio issues in Sunday's race, due to a cracked fibre optic cable, making life difficult for Hamilton and Bottas
13:32
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13:32
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13:27
It will be a big test for Auer and the other youngsters in action, not used to the demands of F1's latest generation of cars
13:26
For reference, air and track temperatures are up to 34°C and 55°C - it's very, very hot out there!
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13:20
Auer now heads out for his first run in F1 machinery
13:18
He sits third in the DTM standings on 99 points, 14 away from leader Mattias Ekström, having taken wins at Hockenheim and EuroSpeedway Lausitz
13:16
Auer is strapped in and ready for his F1 test debut!
13:13
Bottas comfortably leads today's mileage charts - he's flown past a race distance and is close to 80 laps
13:05
Bottas and Gelael are quick to head out
13:01
Green light!
12:58
There's one driver change for the afternoon, with DTM title contender Lucas Auer taking over from F3 racer Nikita Mazepin at Force India
12:52
We're just under 10 minutes away from the afternoon session - this will run from 14:00-18:00 local time
12:52
Welcome back to live coverage of F1's in-season test in Hungary!
12:08
We will be back for the afternoon session, which kicks off at 14:00 local time!
12:07
Morning times/laps: VAN, 1:18.370, 35 / LEC, 1:18.463, 49 / BOT, 1:19.423, 71 / STR, 1:19.866, 65 / MAZ, 1:19.910, 52 / RUS, 1:20.193, 54 / LAT, 1:20.302, 40 / FER, 1:21.654, 55 / VER, 1:22.054, 11 / GEL, 1:22.693, 23 / MAL, 1:22.969, 45
12:01
So Vandoorne finishes the morning session on top, just ahead of Leclerc, despite a stoppage in the closing stages
12:00
Now the chequered flag comes out
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11:55
Gelael hits the track after his lengthy spell in the pits
11:54
Green! Five minutes to run
11:50
As we wait for the green light...
11:44
Vandoorne, shortly after rejoining the action, has stopped in S2
11:43
We have a red flag
11:42
We're 20 minutes away from the lunch break - remember, the days are split between 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-18:00 local time
11:41
Stroll has the track to himself at the moment
11:33
11:30
He is out there on the Super Soft compound again
11:29
Vandoorne is back on top - he clocks a 1:18.370
11:23
He will be looking to squeeze in as much running as possible before the lunch break, having missed around three hours of track time
11:23
Verstappen goes P9 with a 1:22.204
11:21
Latifi makes a very small improvement on his latest run
11:14
Verstappen finally heads back out in the Red Bull - he was sidelined by an engine issue after his installation lap
11:14
Haas reports a "moment" for Ferrucci on his last run:
11:06
If he had strung it all together, he would be on a 1m18.3s
11:05
Leclerc went purple in S1 and S3 again, but with no overall improvement
11:05
As we enter the final hour of the morning session, Leclerc, Bottas, Mazepin, Stroll and Malja are lapping
11:01
Ferrucci makes another small lap time improvement, but remains eighth
10:55
10:55
Force India tester Mazepin is the next driver to dip under the 1m20s mark - he goes fourth, between Bottas and Stroll
10:51
He posted that time on the Super Soft compound
10:50
Leclerc's lap was just under a tenth faster than Vandoorne's
10:48
Leclerc shoots to the top of the times with a 1:18.463
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10:40
VAN, 1:18.550, 24 / BOT, 1:19.423, 47 / LEC, 1:19.756, 33 / STR, 1:19.949, 42 / LAT, 1:20.321, 23 / RUS, 1:20.341, 32 / MAZ, 1:20.348, 32 / FER, 1:21.831, 39 / GEL, 1:22.693, 18 / MAL, 1:23.731, 23 / VER, no time, 1
10:38
Let's run through the times and lap counts so far...
10:30
Gelael has headed to the back of the Toro Rosso garage for a photoshoot, with "a lot of work going on" in the garage
10:24
10:24
Ferrucci improves on Softs to go eighth, ahead of Gelael
10:21
It's been a positive day for McLaren-Honda so far, following on from its best weekend of the 2017 season...
10:21
Vandoorne is back out on Super Softs and improves to a mid 1m18s
10:18
10:14
Russell heads out on Super Softs and improves to a low 1m21s - he holds seventh at the moment
10:14
But teams are, of course, running through very different programmes at the test...
10:12
As a reminder, Saturday's pole time was a 1:16.276, posted by Vettel
10:11
Vandoorne gets into the 1m18s after recovering from his wiggle
10:06
10:05
Remember, he is focusing on Pirelli tyre development work
10:05
Meanwhile, Bottas moves over the 40-lap mark - he's completed around double the mileage of anybody else so far today
10:04
Vandoorne, still pushing, has a big moment through Turn 9
10:01
10:00
For reference, Vandoorne was on the Super Soft tyre (at least according to our eyes), with a few drivers making the switch
09:57
Still just one lap from Verstappen - he's the only driver without a time
09:55
He's down to a low 1m19s, four-tenths clear of Bottas
09:54
Vandoorne has gone quickest for McLaren-Honda
09:52
He made his first official outing with the team around a year ago, when Silverstone staged an in-season test
09:52
Leclerc is attacking on this Soft tyre run, as he gradually gets up to speed in 2017-spec F1 machinery
09:46
09:46
Drivers trickle back out to add to their running
09:45
Green light! We're back underway
09:27
So, that puff of smoke we mentioned...
09:27
09:27
Gelael has stopped in the Toro Rosso
09:26
We have another red flag
09:23
We saw a puff of smoke coming out of the Toro Rosso last time around, but it seems to be working fine
09:21
A few more tenths next time around and he's a solid P4
09:20
Gelael settles into his first "proper" run of the day, as described by Toro Rosso, getting down to a 1:23.665
09:15
Bottas shaves a few hundredths off the benchmark, clocking a 1:19.867
09:13
He goes from 1m41s to 1m23s, as he begins to push
09:12
Mercedes has sent Russell back out after his early aero runs - he still tops the GP3 standings, despite a difficult Hungaroring weekend
09:10
Another lap, another improvement - 1:19.992
09:09
Leclerc improves by almost a second - 1:20.253
09:07
He enters the Formula 2 break 50 points clear of his nearest rival, Oliver Rowland. Will we see him in Formula 1 next year?
09:06
Leclerc is back out there and on a sequence of quick laps - he slots into third, behind Stroll and Bottas
09:00
08:58
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08:58
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08:57
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08:53
Stroll makes an improvement, getting into the 1m20s
08:53
Bottas, continuing with his Pirelli tyre development work, gets down to a 1.19.893 up front
08:52
Remember, Stroll has stepped in for ill team-mate Massa
08:51
Stroll also gets on the timesheets - it's a 1.21.654
08:49
08:48
Mazepin improves to a 1:27.517 in the Force India
08:46
Mazepin and Gelael get the track action back underway after that brief respite
08:42
Everyone is now back in the pit lane so we've silence, aside from the tones of the trackside PA announcer
08:38
08:33
Bottas shaves four-hundredths off the best time on his latest lap
08:32
Bottas improves further to a 1:20.408 as he continues Pirelli's development work
08:31
Bottas, Latifi and Gelael have now joined Russell on track, creating a hive of activity
08:30
08:28
It's rather quiet at the Hungaroring, aside from the occasional whizz of Russell's Mercedes, not circulating at full speed
08:23
Stroll has joined the fray, meaning that everyone planned to run has completed a lap
08:21
It's only Russell out on track at the moment, carrying out aero runs
08:18
08:18
Russell puts his first lap on the timesheets, albeit 24 seconds off the pace, as Mercedes carries out aero runs
08:15
08:13
Another improvement on his next lap leaves Bottas on a 1:21.091
08:12
Next time around, Bottas works his way down to a 1:21.407
08:12
Last weekend's pole time was a 1:16.276 - just for a reference - though track conditions, fuel loads, tyres, among other factors - will obviously influence times
08:11
Mazepin clocks the first time of the day - a steady 1m34s, before Bottas romps to the front on a 1:22.254
08:09
Leclerc has joined the fray for his first laps in the SF70-H
08:08
The appearance of F3 racer Mazepin means we're just waiting on Leclerc and Stroll
08:07
08:07
Mazepin gets the session back underway for Force India
08:06
Green flag, and we're none to the wiser as to why the session was halted. On we go...
08:05
But he has now. And all of the bits of his car are still attached
08:04
The timing screens are a little slow to update, but it appears that Latifi has not made it through the middle sector
08:02
Vandoorne and Verstappen had also entered the circuit - the McLaren is back in the pits
08:02
Two minutes in and we have our first red flag!
08:02
Russell makes it two Mercedes on track as he gets his first taste of a current-spec Formula 1 car
08:01
Bottas is next to take to the circuit in the Mercedes/Pirelli test car
08:00
Ferrucci is first out for Haas - the young American made his F2 debut with Trident at the weekend and scored points in his first race, having stepped up from GP3
08:00
The green light comes on at the end of the pit lane and we're underway for eight hours of testing!
07:59
In terms of conditions, air temperature is 28.2°C, with the track measuring 41.7°C - and at only 9am...
07:58
Finally, Valtteri Bottas will be in the Mercedes W08 - though he is carrying out Pirelli's 2018 tyre development duties
07:56
Sauber, celebrating Switzerland's National Day with suitably themed decorations in its motorhome, will hand a test debut to Gustav Malja
07:55
Santino Ferrucci is back in the Haas, having carried out duties 12 months ago at Silverstone, with fellow F2 racer Sean Gelael getting another run in the Toro Rosso
07:54
There'll be greater attention on Renault tomorrow, but for now Nicholas Latifi is gearing up for testing
07:53
Stoffel Vandoorne is back in action for McLaren, having scored his first point of the 2017 campaign with 10th place on Sunday
07:53
Lance Stroll has been drafted in to replace Felipe Massa at Williams, after the Brazilian sat out the Hungarian Grand Prix through illness
07:51
Max Verstappen will be in the Red Bull, while Force India is splitting duties between F3 racer Nikita Mazepin and DTM title challenger Lucas Auer
07:50
Runaway F2 title leader Charles Leclerc will get behind the wheel of the Ferrari SF70-H, as he strives for a 2018 Formula 1 seat
07:48
At Mercedes, George Russell will get his first taste of the W08, and he's excited...
07:46
All 10 Formula 1 teams will be in action, each fielding one car, while Pirelli tyre testing is also taking place
07:44
It is already very warm and sunny at the Hungaroring, with temperatures expected to reach 35°c today
07:41
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