Williams’ Nicholas Latifi was fastest in a wet FP3 of F1 Hungarian GP as Alexander Albon was third behind Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.
The wet weather arrived at expected at Hungaroring for FP3 in F1 Hungarian GP with wet tyres used mostly. The latter stages saw may using the intermediate compound too, to understand the tyres better for qualifying ahead.
There were some offs and spins which included AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Mercedes’ George Russell. There was a red flag for an incident for Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel, who smashed onto the tyre barrier.
Post red flag, there was a surprise lap time on the drying track and the intermediate tyres, as Williams’ Nicholas Latifi set the pace with a 1m41.480s lap whereas teammate Alexander Albon was third after setting a 1m42.381s lap.
Ferrari’s Leclerc slotted in second with a 1m42.141s who was surprised by Latifis late lap. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was fourth after his 1m43.205s lap with Mercedes’ Russell (1m43.434s) in fifth from Alpine’s Fernando Alonso (1m43.570s).
McLaren’s Lando Norris was eighth being the last of the intermediate runner, with Aston Martin’s Vettel slotting in ninth from Haas’ Kevin Magnussen in the Top 10 who set their pace on the wet compound. His teammate Mick Schumacher did same in 12th.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton was 11th on the intermediate tyres, with Alpine’s Esteban Ocon in 13th from McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo and Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll. There were wet tyre runners Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu and AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda in 16th and 17th.
AlphaTauri’s Gasly was 19th, with Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez ending up 18th and 20th using the intermediate tyres.
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