Formula 1 test at Hungaroring 2 August 2017

Pos.  Driver Team Time   Laps
1.  S. Vettel Ferrari 01:17.124 40
2.  L. Norris McLaren 01:17.385 91
3.  K. Räikkönen Ferrari 01:17.842 60
4.  R. Kubica Renault 01:18.572 142
5.  C. Sainz Jr. Scuderia Toro Rosso 01:18.850 68
6.  D. Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 01:19.116 54
7.  L. Auer Force India F1 01:19.242 49
8.  G. Russell Mercedes AMG 01:19.391 90
9.  N. Mazepin Force India F1 01:19.692 48
10.  P. Gasly Red Bull Racing 01:20.337 107
11.  L. Ghiotto Williams 01:20.414 161
12.  S. Ferrucci Haas F1 01:20.994 116
13.  N. Matsushita Sauber 01:21.998 121

Formula 1 test at Hungaroring 2 August 2017

16:58
...we'll see you again in Belgium!
16:58
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16:58
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16:58
Vettel finishes at the top of the times, with his 1:17.124 on Super Softs, ahead of Norris, who posted a 1:17.385 on Ultra Softs
16:57
We will bring you the latest on the cause of that red flag, when it becomes clear
16:55
Chequered flag - that's an early end to proceedings
16:53
It appears to be Russell
16:52
Red flag
16:50
Kubica now hits 140 laps - that's two race distances!
16:50
Mercedes has fitted the halo to Russell's car again:
16:49
Norris, Kubica, Russell, Mazepin, Gasly, Ferrucci and Matsushita are all back out on track for some late running
16:46
Renault reports that debris on track caused that stoppage
16:45
Green! 15 minutes on the clock
16:43
All drivers are back in - we're not sure who/what caused that one
16:41
But now there's another red flag...
16:41
Raikkonen, Russell and Ghiotto head back out
16:41
We're green again!
16:36
Toro Rosso confirms that it sparked the red flag, but "doesn't know the cause yet"
16:32
Kvyat is the only driver on track
16:32
We have a red flag
16:26
Kvyat is up to sixth, a few tenths down on team-mate Sainz Jr.
16:26
So Norris, Raikkonen, Kubica, Kvyat and Mazepin have all improved their lap times in the last half an hour or so
16:18
Of course, there are different tyre compounds in play...
16:17
For reference, Alonso's Q3 time last weekend was a 1:17.549
16:15
Norris improves again on Ultra Softs - 1:17.385
16:14
Kvyat jumps from ninth to sixth, clocking a 1:19.166
16:13
We're close to another Ferrari 1-2...
16:13
Raikkonen posts a 1:17.842 on Super Softs
16:09
16:08
We are looking forward to his press session when he jumps out of the car and will, of course, bring you his comments...
16:08
Kubica is now up to 134 laps for the day - six away from two race distances
16:00
Kubica, like Norris, used Ultra Softs for that lap
16:00
Kubica is also back out and improving - it's a 1:18.572, which moves him up to fourth, above Sainz Jr.
15:59
He's around half a second away from Vettel's benchmark (Super Softs)
15:59
Norris, having switched back to Ultra Softs, improves to a 1:17.682
15:54
Russell improves by a tenth, but stays seventh, as Mazepin slots into eighth
15:50
Matsushita and Ferrucci are the next drivers to hit 100 laps
15:47
Norris posts a 1:17.900 on Super Softs, just 0.006s slower than he managed on Ultra Softs earlier today
15:44
Kubica is out on Ultra Softs but does not improve on his first lap
15:41
Matsushita and Sauber have been conducting some practice pit-stops
15:41
Norris has been joined by Kubica, Gasly and Matsushita
15:33
15:28
In case you missed it earlier, here's our account of Kubica's first laps in 2017-spec F1 machinery from trackside: http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/356678/trackside-kubica-s-first-laps-in-the-rs17/
15:25
So that's an improvement of around half a second
15:24
He posts a 1:18.952, again on Super Softs
15:23
Kubica is back out and into the 1m18s!
15:14
Again, we do not know fuel loads or the run focus...
15:14
Kubica is back in the pits, so that was a short qualifying-style run
15:10
He's running the Super Soft tyre at the moment
15:09
Kubica improves by a couple of tenths to a 1:19.467
15:03
15:00
As you can see, Ghiotto has quietly worked his way over the 100-lap mark
14:59
Update on times/laps: VET, 1:17.124, 40 / NOR, 1:17.894, 61 / RAI, 1:18.237, 26 / SAI, 1:18.850, 68 / AUE, 1:19.242, 49 / RUS, 1:19.499, 61 / KUB, 1:19.681, 114 / GAS, 1:20.337, 77 / GHI, 1:20.414, 113 / KVY, 1:20.803, 26 / FER, 1:20.994, 90 / MAZ, 1:21.577, 12 / MAT, 1:22.284, 84
14:50
Raikkonen takes the Ferrari out on track after a lengthy spell in the garage
14:43
We're approaching yesterday's temperatures...
14:43
But he now pits the Toro Rosso, leaving Matsushita and Mazepin as the only two drivers on the circuit
14:42
Kvyat has improved his time to slot ahead of Ferrucci
14:39
Kubica is back in the pits, with Renault reporting that there will be a little break, while mechanics "fiddle & fettle"
14:34
14:29
Ferrucci makes another small improvement, getting into the 1m20s
14:20
Kubica has hit the 100-lap milestone!
14:17
Matsushita just had a moment and missed the Turn 6/7 chicane
14:14
Mercedes will no doubt have made changes for today's running
14:14
He was pleased with his pace relative to Valtteri Bottas (testing for Pirelli) on Tuesday, though noted a minor seat issue: http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/356651/russell-encouraged-by-margin-to-bottas/
14:14
Mercedes has sent Russell out for another run
14:06
14:05
Some movement in the pit lane and we now have Kubica, Ghiotto, Ferrucci, Matsushita and Mazepin on track
14:02
Update on times/laps: VET, 1:17.124, 40 / NOR, 1:17.894, 58 / RAI, 1:18.237, 20 / SAI, 1:18.850, 68 / AUE, 1:19.242, 49 / RUS, 1:19.499, 36 / KUB, 1:19.681, 91 / GAS, 1:20.337, 72 / GHI, 1:20.414, 90 / FER, 1:21.032, 71 / KVY, 1:21.471, 19 / MAT, 1:23.133, 53 / MAZ, no time, 2
13:59
Kvyat also posts a new personal best - he's down to a mid 1m21s
13:52
Ferrucci has improved his time on Super Softs, but remains 10th
13:51
13:51
He will now switch his focus back to the DTM championship...
13:50
Auer said it was "difficult to describe" driving an F1 car after his initial runs on Tuesday, highlighting high cornering speeds and huge braking forces
13:49
Mazepin joins the action in the Force India, having taken over from Auer
13:46
Gasly and Ferrucci are the only drivers lapping at the moment
13:45
13:41
Kubica now pits, ending a 15-lap (timed) stint
13:38
He ended the morning on 74 laps and is already up to 90
13:38
Kubica has settled into a longer run on Softs - he started out in the 1m21s bracket, and is now in the 1m22s
13:33
13:25
Kvyat goes 11th, ahead of Matsushita, with his first time
13:25
Here is the Frenchman's latest column for us, talking about a busy phase splitting duties as Red Bull's reserve driver, racing in the Japan-based Super Formula and an appearance in Formula E: http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/356166/pierre-gasly-s-gpu-column-a-busy-period/
13:24
Gasly is the next driver to appear, in the Red Bull RB13
13:18
13:16
Kubica makes his first appearance in this session, followed by Kvyat
13:08
Toro Rosso sees the funny side of its afternoon driver swap:
13:07
He survived a spin en route to ninth this morning
13:07
Ghiotto is the first driver to head out on track
13:05
A simple but effective tweet from Alonso:
13:04
Nobody is in a rush to leave the pits this afternoon
13:00
Green light! We're back underway
12:54
He put together a particularly consistent run (several 1m21s) late morning
12:51
Kubica was the busiest driver in the morning session, completing 74 laps over 10 runs of varying lengths
12:49
Further driver changes this afternoon: Nikita Mazepin replaces Lucas Auer at Force India, while Daniil Kvyat replaces Carlos Sainz Jr. at Toro Rosso
12:48
He handed over to team-mate Raikkonen before the lunch break
12:48
As a reminder, Vettel leads the way with his 1:17.124 on Softs
12:48
We're around 10 minutes away from the afternoon session, which will run from 14:00-18:00 local time
12:47
Welcome back to live coverage of in-season testing at the Hungaroring!
12:20
We will be back for the afternoon session at 14:00 local time!
12:08
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12:07
Morning times/laps: VET, 1:17.124, 40 / NOR, 1:17.894, 57 / RAI, 1:18.237, 20 / SAI, 1:18.850, 68 / AUE, 1:19.242, 49 / RUS, 1:19.499, 36 / KUB, 1:19.681, 74 / GAS, 1:20.337, 60 / GHI, 1:20.414, 67 / FER, 1:21.235, 57 / MAT, 1:23.133, 45
12:05
But that marks the end of the morning session, which Vettel tops with a 1:17.124 (Super Softs), followed by Norris, who posted a 1:17.894 (Ultra Softs)
12:04
We will bring you the latest as and when we hear it
12:04
Remember, Vandoorne suffered a stoppage before lunch yesterday - we are not sure whether Norris ground to a halt or suffered an off
12:02
Norris/McLaren-Honda appear to be the cause
12:00
We have a red flag
11:56
Kubica's race distance has been achieved over 10 runs
11:55
Norris, meanwhile, gets down to a 1:17.894 (Ultra Softs)
11:55
Kubica hits a race distance just before the lunch break
11:51
Kubica has been running in the 1m21s bracket for several laps - impressive consistency
11:45
11:41
So that moves him up to second, just ahead of Raikkonen
11:41
Norris improves again, producing a 1:18.231 last time around
11:38
11:33
He's using the Soft compound tyre for this run
11:32
Raikkonen shaves a couple of tenths off his time - 1:18.237
11:26
Both drivers are out there on the Ultra Soft compound
11:26
Auer, meanwhile, improves to a 1:19.242
11:25
Norris makes another small improvement: 1:18.539
11:22
Want to know a little bit more about Kubica's first laps in the R.S.17? GPUpdate.net went trackside for the occasion: http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/356678/trackside-kubica-s-first-laps-in-the-rs17/
11:15
Raikkonen shoots up to second, clocking a 1:18.462
11:13
Raikkonen heads out in the Ferrari, taking over from Vettel
11:10
Here's a moment we missed a little earlier - Matsushita going for a spin:
10:59
Norris is back out on Ultra Softs and improves to 1:18.564
10:57
Ferrari is currently making changes to its car; Vettel has completed his programme, with Raikkonen set to take over for the afternoon
10:54
Kubica has headed back out for his eighth run of the day so far
10:53
Remember, you can browse through the latest testing photos in our dedicated gallery: http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-photos/14374/formula-1-test-at-hungaroring-2-august-2017/
10:48
Another update on times/laps: VET, 1:17.124, 40 / NOR, 1:18.914, 33 / RUS, 1:19.499, 35 / KUB, 1:19.681, 41 / AUE, 1:19.693, 29 / SAI, 1:20.055, 51 / GAS, 1:20.337, 32 / GHI, 1:20.643, 45 / FER, 1:21.235, 42 / MAT, 1:23.133, 16
10:42
Air and track temperatures continue to rise...
10:42
Norris posts a 1:18.914 on his second push lap, marginally quicker
10:41
Vettel is still a chunk clear with his early time on Super Softs
10:40
Norris clocks a 1:18.934 on Ultra Softs, but stays second
10:29
10:26
Kubica is out there on the Super Soft rubber at the moment
10:25
Another lap, another improvement! He now posts a 1:19.681
10:25
Kubica also dips under the 1m20s mark - it's a 1:19.972
10:22
Auer breaks into the 1m19s and moves up to fourth
10:21
Around six seconds covering Vettel in P1 and Matsushita in P10, though the latter has completed only 12 laps
10:20
Kubica is lapping again, alongside Sainz Jr., Auer, Ferrucci and Matsushita
10:12
Of course, we do not know exact run programmes and finer details...
10:11
For reference, F2 racer and Renault tester Nicholas Latifi set a best time of 1:20.302 yesterday - Kubica is already half a tenth clear of that
10:07
Kubica completes another short run and he's up to 30 laps for the day, which is around half a race distance
10:02
Kubica finds some more time - 1:20.255
09:57
A wonderful sight...
09:50
An update on times/laps: VET, 1:17.124, 26 / NOR, 1:19.145, 25 / SAI, 1:20.055, 29 / RUS, 1:20.173, 19 / KUB, 1:20.327, 19 / GAS, 1:20.337, 19 / GHI, 1:20.643, 26 / FER, 1:21.235, 25 / MAT, 1:25.618, 6 / AUE, 1:29.647, 11
09:50
Matsushita and Auer have clocked their first times of the day
09:46
We are glad to report that the timing issue has now been fixed!
09:37
Vettel makes another improvement - he posts a 1:17.124
09:32
09:30
He's P5, behind Vettel, Sainz Jr., Norris and Russell
09:29
Kubica gets down to a 1:20.327 with his latest lap
09:23
We will also be posting regular time/lap updates in text form
09:22
We have a small technical issue at the moment, impacting the live timing list, but rest assured our team is working on it
09:22
Norris goes P3 with a 1:20.279
09:15
So that's a couple of tenths quicker than Leclerc managed during Tuesday's running (1:17.746)
09:15
Vettel improves to a 1:17.498 up front
09:08
Mercedes has now taken the halo off the W08, following Russell's initial runs with the device
09:06
Kubica has been out again and improved his time:
09:00
Ghiotto spins at Turn 5 but recovers to continue on his way
09:00
Ghiotto has been the busiest driver, racking up 16 laps, with Kubica up to eight
08:58
Six drivers have posted times so far: Vettel (1:17.646), Ghiotto (1:20.773), Sainz Jr. (1:21.401), Ferrucci (1:21.512), Kubica (1:22.701) and Gasly (1:22.909)
08:53
08:53
Ferrucci's comments highlight the step between 2016/17 cars
08:52
We have moved on to the Turn 6/7 chicane, where Kubica is tentative, compared to Vettel, who is already attacking
08:50
He slots into fifth position, just behind Ferrucci
08:50
Kubica posts his first time - it's a 1:22.701
08:49
Vettel lowers the early benchmark to a 1:18:073
08:47
08:40
Ferrucci, who recently made the jump from GP3 to F2, admitted that he "struggled" to adapt to the VF-17 yesterday, suffering several spins
08:40
Ferrucci and Gasly are the next drivers to get times on the board
08:33
08:30
Kubica has pitted without posting a lap time
08:28
Remember, yesterday's benchmark was a 1:17.746 from Ferrari youngster Leclerc, posted on Softs
08:28
Vettel has posted a 1:19.328, with Sainz Jr. and Ghiotto also clocking times
08:25
Aero rakes on the sidepods are evidence of that
08:25
Renault has been eager to stress that this is also a "proper" test for the team, with Kubica working through several important checks
08:24
Understandably rather cautious as he gets up to speed
08:24
Kubica emerges for a second run
08:23
Norris and Sainz Jr. have broken the silence by heading back out
08:22
08:21
Let's see how it develops ahead of the 2018 season...
08:21
Prior to the Hungarian Grand Prix, Race Director Charlie Whiting expressed optimism that the "raw" halo looks would be improved: http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/356339/whiting-raw-halo-looks-will-be-improved/
08:20
Regarding the halo on the Mercedes, we spotted a few tweaks over the 2016 version - some efforts have been made to blend it with the livery
08:12
Here is another shot of Kubica leaving the garage:
08:12
Norris went very slowly on his initial run, with the car sounding a little bit rough - remember, Vandoorne had a stoppage yesterday
08:12
After a brief flurry of activity, we are all quiet on track
08:08
To be fair to him, there were plenty of photographers to avoid!
08:07
Renault footage shows Kubica clipping the inside of the garage on his way out:
08:05
Mercedes has also fitted the halo to the W08 for Russell's first run:
08:05
A few more teams in early action, with Auer sporting a particularly large aero rake on the left-hand side of the Force India
08:04
What an occasion...
08:04
Huge cheers from the main grandstand as he headed out of the pits
08:03
Kubica appears in an official F1 test for the first time since 2011!
08:00
Green light!
07:57
Fantastic support for Kubica
07:57
As a reminder, the day will be split into two sessions, from 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-18:00 local time
07:56
We are just under five minutes away from the green light
07:54
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07:51
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07:49
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07:49
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07:47
But Sauber stuck to the deal and will give him the chance
07:47
Matsushita is backed by Honda and doubt was cast over his test run after Sauber cancelled its planned deal with the manufacturer
07:45
15 minutes to go and drivers are getting ready:
07:43
Will we see him in Formula 1 next year? He's dominating F2 and feels that he is ready for the step...
07:42
He moved ahead with a late run on the Soft tyre, edging out McLaren-Honda's Stoffel Vandoorne, who used Ultra Softs
07:42
A reminder of the Day 1 results, as Ferrari youngster Charles Leclerc led the way for Ferrari: http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/356648/leclerc-edges-vandoorne-on-first-test-day/
07:40
After yesterday's clear blue scorcher, it's a slightly overcast start, but still with healthy air and track temperatures - 26.8°C and 40°C
07:38
Finally, youngsters George Russell and Santino Ferrucci get second straight days in F1 machinery with Mercedes and Haas
07:37
Force India will also continue with that approach, as it fields Lucas Auer (AM) and Nikita Mazepin (PM)
07:37
Ferrari and Toro Rosso will run both of their race drivers, splitting the morning and afternoon sessions
07:36
Red Bull reserve driver Pierre Gasly, our driver columnist, will take over from Max Verstappen in the RB13
07:35
A couple of newcomers to mention today: F3's Lando Norris will make his F1 test debut with McLaren, while F2's Luca Ghiotto and Nobuharu Matsushita do the same at Williams and Sauber respectively
07:33
We wish him the best!
07:33
Fans are out in force and the man himself is ready:
07:33
It's a very special day here, as Robert Kubica enters an official F1 session for the first time since early 2011, before his serious rallying accident
07:32
Good morning and welcome to live coverage of the second and final in-season test day at the Hungaroring circuit