PREVIEW – Hungarian Grand Prix

Features

Round eleven of the 2016 sees Formula One head to Budapest and the Hungaroring. First held in the 1980’s the race was the alternate to the Russian Grand Prix which Berine had been trying to get on the calendar for years. The low speed technical track is sometimes referred to as Monaco without the barriers because overtaking is difficult.

The circuit normally gives up a surprise result with teams putting in some good result where you don’t expect it. The track temputure will be high so this also affects the cars on track but there has been wet races which adds another factor. But as ever the car with good downforce but not the fastest car will be key and Lewis Hamilton has always gone well here and holds joint most wins with Michael Schumacher.

Facts and figures

Circuit_Hungaroring

Race FORMULA 1 MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2016
Venue Hungaroring, Mogyoród, Hungary
Circuit Length 4.381 km (2.722 mi)
Laps 70
Race Distance 306.663 km (190.560 mi)
Lap Record 1:19.071 (Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F2004, 2004)
Most wins drivers Michael Schumacher (4)

Lewis Hamilton (4)

Most wins manufacture McLaren (11)

Event timetable

  Local BST
Friday
P1 10:00-11:30 09:00-10:30
P2 14:00-15:30 13:00-14:30
Saturday
P3 11:00-12:00 10:00-11:00
Qualifying  14:00-15:00 13:00-14:00
Sunday
Race 14:00-16:00 13:00-15:00

What happened in 2015?

Sebastian Vettel took advantage of problems for Mercedes as well as the Red Bulls of Daniil Kyvat and Daniel Ricciardo to keep both Mercedes off the podium for the first time in the hybrid era. The race was a sombre affair following the death the weekend before of Jules Bianchi following the crash in Japan in 2014

Max Verstappen impressive debut season continued with him taking fourth place and Fernando Alonso gave McLaren there best result of the season in fifth.

Full Race Report Full Result Data Profile

2015 vs 2014 Race Data

  P1 Fastest P2 Fastest P3 Fastest Q1 Fastest Q2 Fastest Q3 Fastest Race Time Fastest Lap
2015 01:23.949 01:25.141 01:22.997 01:22.890 01:22.285 01:22.020 01:46:09.985 01:22.020
Diff -01.865 +00.625 -01.051 -00.420 -01.025 -00.695 -07:05.927 -03.704
2014 01:25.814 01:24.482 01:24.048 01:23.310 01:23.310 01:22.715 01:53:05.058 01:25.724

Tyres

Driver Super soft Soft Medium
HAMILTON 8 4 1
ROSBERG 8 4 1
VETTEL 9 3 1
RAIKKONEN 9 3 1
BOTTAS 7 5 1
MASSA 7 5 1
RICCARDO 7 5 1
VERSTAPPEN 7 5 1
MAGNUSSEN 7 5 1
PLAMER 7 5 1
HULKENBERG 7 4 2
PEREZ 7 4 2
KYVAT 7 5 1
SAINZ 7 5 1
BUTTON 7 5 1
ALONSO 7 5 1
ERICSSON 8 4 1
NASR 8 4 1
WEHRLIN 7 5 1
HARYNATO 7 5 1
GROSJEAN 8 4 1
GUTIERREZ 8 3 2
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