HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX

HUNGARORING - BUDAPEST

29/07/2022

FP1: 14:00 - 15:00 / FP2: 17:00 - 18:00

30/07/2022

FP3: 13:00 - 14:00 / QUALI: 16:00 - 17:00

31/07/2022

RACE: 15:00

29 - 31 july

HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX

HUNGARORING - BUDAPEST

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29/07/2022

FP1: 14:00 - 15:00 /
FP2: 17:00 - 18:00

30/07/2022

FP3: 13:00 - 14:00 /
QUALI: 16:00 - 17:00

31/07/2022

RACE: 15:00

Hungarian GP: all you need to know

The Hungarian Grand Prix was first held in 1986 and has been staged continuously since then, for 34 years, with all races run at the Hungaroring in the height of summer. This event is usually the final round prior to the season’s summer break, when racing and all factory activity has to stop, creating a watershed moment in the year.

That means everyone wants to do well there, because there’s no better way to go on holiday than with the winner’s trophy from the Hungarian GP in your hands.

The Hungarian Grand Prix has played a special role in the history of our team, because it was at this race that a couple of our drivers started their F1 careers with us, including our most successful alumnus Sebastian Vettel.

 

Fun and frustration at the Hungarian GP

When the Formula 1 circus first came here in ’86, Hungary wasn’t quite the Forbidden City, but it did provide a tantalising glimpse of life in “Eastern” Europe, with armed border guards, austere living conditions and a sense you were stepping back in time. It was often said that Budapest was a great city to go shopping if there was anything you had forgotten to buy in the Sixties!

These days, it’s a bustling modern city, apart from the magnificent historic buildings and its most appealing natural feature, the River Danube that cuts it into Buda and Pest, the two sides joined by some spectacular bridges.

The actual Hungaroring circuit is fun and frustrating all at the same time: driving a single lap of this twisty “Monaco without the barriers” is a challenge enjoyed by all the drivers, but on race day, the difficulties of overtaking, despite the main straight being lengthened a few years back, can make for the occasional traffic jam.

A big accident at the first corner knocked out several cars and, in the end, a maiden victory went to Esteban Ocon for Alpine, ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. But the Aston Martin driver was disqualified, so that Carlos Sainz found himself promoted to third in the Ferrari.

HUNGARORING

A glorious past.

The Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix has been held at the Hungaroring since 1986. But the first real motor race to take place in Budapest dates back to 1936, long before Formula 1 was created. It was held in the Népliget park and was won by Tazio Nuvolari.

The track is very narrow and twisty, with overtaking being far from straightforward, but not impossible. The most famous charge up the order took place in 1989 courtesy of Nigel Mansell, who managed to win in his Ferrari, having started from 12th on the grid.

The particularly curvy nature of this circuit prompts comparisons with a karting track. For the drivers, it’s all about getting into a flowing rhythm to tackle the endless corners, with no chance to catch your breath! The cars run with a lot of aerodynamic downforce, almost on a par with Monaco.

FIRST GRAND PRIX
1986
NUMBER OF LAPS
70
CIRCUIT LENGTH
4.381 km
RACE DISTANCE
306.63 km
LAP RECORD
1:16.627 Lewis Hamilton (2020)

WEEKEND TYRE CHOICE

C2
HARD
C3
MEDIUM
C4
SOFT

results HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX

1Lewis Hamilton Mercedes1:18.374
2George Russell Mercedes1:18.407
3Carlos Sainz Ferrari1:18.434
4Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing RBPT1:18.509
5Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes1:18.653
6Fernando Alonso Alpine Renault1:18.716
7Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes1:18.775
8Charles Leclerc Ferrari1:18.806
9Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault1:18.866
10Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari1:18.935
16Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri RBPT1:19.240
19Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri RBPT1:19.527
1Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing RBPT1:17.703
2Charles Leclerc Ferrari1:17.768
3Fernando Alonso Alpine Renault1:17.904
4Carlos Sainz Ferrari1:17.946
5Lewis Hamilton Mercedes1:18.035
6Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes1:18.121
7George Russell Mercedes1:18.154
8Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes1:18.198
9Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault1:18.216
10Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari1:18.445
1George Russell Mercedes1:17.377
2Carlos Sainz Ferrari1:17.421
3Charles Leclerc Ferrari1:17.567
4Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes1:17.769
5Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault1:18.018
6Fernando Alonso Alpine Renault1:18.078
7Lewis Hamilton Mercedes1:18.142
8Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari1:18.157
9Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes1:18.379
10Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing RBPT1:18.823
1Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing RBPT1:39:35.912
2Lewis Hamilton Mercedes+7.834s
3George Russell Mercedes+12.337s
4Carlos Sainz Ferrari+14.579s
5Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing RBPT+15.688s
6Charles Leclerc Ferrari+16.047s
7Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes+78.300s
8Fernando Alonso Alpine Renault+1 lap
9Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault+1 lap
10Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes+1 lap
12Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri RBPT+1 lap
19Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri RBPT+2 laps

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