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Formula 1 | 2022 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix presentation and schedule

One year after Esteban Ocon’s exceptional victory, after an incredible race marked by two accidents 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 less than originally expected on race day. However, this winding course lined with gravel and grass could be a challenge for the pilots.

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

Circuit

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

Turn 2 – The track being sloping towards the second turn, the pilots will have to remain attentive as they have a good chance of missing their braking.

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

Turn 8 – Little room for braking and no room for error. The slightest fault at any time can greatly affect the lap times. The drivers need a well-balanced car and good ability to change direction in this section.

Turn 13 – The second slowest corner on the circuit, 13 is a tight left negotiating around 100km/h before throwing the car into the final corner.

Turn 14 – A good exit in third gear is crucial here as Turn 14 leads to the only straight of the track and then to the first corner, the best overtaking opportunity on the circuit.

Forces present

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

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

Indeed, the new floor brought by the Scuderia could help the Italian team this weekend, on a bumpy track. Charles Leclerc will be keen to forget his blunder in France and win.

Behind, Mercedes F1 should be a solid third force, and Lewis Hamilton will be delighted to return to a circuit on which he has won eight times to hope to continue his fine series of podiums.

Finally, Alpine will want to confirm the step forward taken against McLaren on a track that should not favor the MCL36, which is not very comfortable in slow corners. Haas will bring an evolution that she hopes will be effective in aiming for points, while Alfa Romeo, AlphaTauri and Aston Martin will also compete for runners-up.

Hungarian Grand Prix timetable

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

– Friday July 29

2:00-3:00 p.m.: Free Practice 1

5:00-6:00 p.m.: Free practice 2

– Saturday July 30

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Free practice 3

4:00-5:00 p.m.: Qualifying

– Sunday July 31

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

The winners of the Hungarian Grand Prix

Year 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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