Formula 1 | F1 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix presentation and schedule

A year after Esteban Ocon’s stunning victory, following an incredible race marred by two crashes at the start, F1 returns to the Hungaroring near Budapest for the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Qualifying could take place in the rain, and the heat could be lower than initially expected on race day. However, this winding course lined with gravel and grass could be a challenge for riders.

This will be the last race before the summer break, and the drivers and teams will enjoy a well-deserved four weeks off. The factories will close for two weeks, before returning to competition on the last weekend of August, on the occasion of the Belgian Grand Prix.

circuit

Turn 1 – The cars go from almost 300 km/h in the straight to less than 100 km/h in the first corner, where the enormous braking makes this the most favorable place on the circuit for overtaking.

Turn 2 – As the track is sloping towards the second corner, drivers will have to be careful as there is a high chance of losing their brakes.

Turn 5 – The moderate deceleration of Turn 5 takes the cars from around 240 to 150 km/h after the slight hook of Turn 4, a tricky series of corners negotiated at medium and high speeds.

Turn 8 – Little room to slow down and no room for error. The smallest glitch at any time can greatly affect lap times. Drivers need a well-balanced car and a good ability to change direction on this stretch.

Turn 13 – Second slowest corner on the circuit, Turn 13 is a tight left-hander that travels at around 100km/h before launching the car into the final corner.

Turn 14 – A good start in third gear is crucial here, as Turn 14 leads into the track’s only straight and then into Turn 1, the circuit’s best chance of overtaking.

Forces present

Except for exceptional cases, Esteban Ocon will not be able to repeat his performance of last year at the Hungaroring. The fight for victory should be played again between Ferrari and Red Bull.

Max Verstappen has consistently shown a solid level of performance at the Hungaroring, where he narrowly missed out on victory in 2020 over Lewis Hamilton. But Ferrari is betting big on its new evolution to counter the RB18.

In fact, the new floor brought by the Scuderia could help the Italian team this weekend, on a bumpy track. Charles Leclerc will want to forget his mistake in France and win.

From the back, Mercedes F1 should be a solid third force, and Lewis Hamilton will be delighted to return to a circuit where he has won eight times to hope to continue his good run of podiums.

Finally, Alpine will want to confirm the step forward made in front of McLaren on a track that should not favor the MCL36, not comfortable in slow corners. Haas will bring an evolution that it hopes will be effective in scoring points, while Alfa Romeo, AlphaTauri and Aston Martin will also compete for the runners-up spot.

Hungarian Grand Prix schedule

Like the French Grand Prix last weekend, the Hungarian Grand Prix will offer classic times with qualifying on Saturday at 4pm and the race at 3pm.

– Friday July 29

14:00-15:00: Free training 1

17:00-18:00: Free training 2

– Saturday 30 July

13:00 – 14:00: free training 3

16:00-17:00: Classification

– Sunday July 31

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Race

The winners of the Hungarian Grand Prix

course circuit winner crew engine
2021 Hungaroring Esteban Ocon alpine Renault
2020 Hungaroring Lewis Hamilton mercedes mercedes
2019 Hungaroring Lewis Hamilton mercedes mercedes
2018 Hungaroring Lewis Hamilton mercedes mercedes
2017 Hungaroring Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari
2016 Hungaroring Lewis Hamilton mercedes mercedes
2015 Hungaroring Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari
2014 Hungaroring Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Renault
2013 Hungaroring Lewis Hamilton mercedes mercedes
2012 Hungaroring Lewis Hamilton McLaren mercedes
2011 Hungaroring Jenson Button McLaren mercedes
2010 Hungaroring Mark Webber Red Bull Renault
2009 Hungaroring Lewis Hamilton McLaren mercedes
2008 Hungaroring Heikki Kovalainen McLaren mercedes
2007 Hungaroring Lewis Hamilton McLaren mercedes
2006 Hungaroring Jenson Button honda honda
2005 Hungaroring Kimi Raikkonen McLaren mercedes
2004 Hungaroring Michael Schumacher Ferrari Ferrari
2003 Hungaroring Fernando Alonso Renault Renault
2002 Hungaroring Rubens Barrichello Ferrari Ferrari
2001 Hungaroring Michael Schumacher Ferrari Ferrari
2000 Hungaroring Mika Hakkinen McLaren mercedes
1999 Hungaroring Mika Hakkinen McLaren mercedes
1998 Hungaroring Michael Schumacher Ferrari Ferrari
1997 Hungaroring Jacques Villeneuve williams Renault
1996 Hungaroring Jacques Villeneuve williams Renault
1995 Hungaroring Damon Hill williams Renault
1994 Hungaroring Michael Schumacher benetton Ford
1993 Hungaroring Damon Hill williams Renault
1992 Hungaroring Ayrton Senna McLaren honda
1991 Hungaroring Ayrton Senna McLaren honda
1990 Hungaroring Thierry Boutsen williams Renault
1989 Hungaroring Nigel Mansell Ferrari Ferrari
1988 Hungaroring Ayrton Senna McLaren honda
1987 Hungaroring Nelson Piquet williams honda
1986 Hungaroring Nelson Piquet williams honda

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