HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX

HUNGARORING
19/07/2020 13:10 UTC

HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX

HUNGARORING
19/07/2020 13:10 UTC

17/07/2020

FP1: 11:00 - 12:30 /
FP2: 15:00 - 16:30

18/07/2020

FP3: 12:00 - 13:00 /
QUALI: 15:00 - 16:00

19/07/2020

RACE: 15:10

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, 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.

The 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes. Max Verstappen set the fastest race lap for Red Bull Racing.

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POSDRIVERPTS
1Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes AMG Petronas)190
2Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes AMG Petronas)135
3Max Verstappen (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing)110
4Lando Norris (McLaren)65
5Alexander Albon (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing)63
6Lance Stroll (BWT Racing Point)57
7Daniel Ricciardo (Renault DP World)53
8Charles Leclerc (Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow)49
9Sergio Pérez (BWT Racing Point)44
10Pierre Gasly (Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda)43
11Carlos Sainz Jr. (McLaren)41
12Esteban Ocon (Renault DP World)30
13Sebastian Vettel (Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow)17
14Daniil Kvyat (Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda)10
15Nico Hülkenberg (BWT Racing Point)6
16Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN)2
17Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN)2
18Kevin Magnussen (Haas F1 Team)1
19Romain Grosjean (Haas F1 Team)0
20Nicholas Latifi (Williams Racing)0
21George Russell (Williams Racing)0
POSTEAMPTS
1Mercedes325
2Red Bull173
3McLaren106
4Racing Point92
5Renault83
6Ferrari66
7AlphaTauri53
8Alfa Romeo4
9Haas1
10Williams0