Hungarian Grand Prix
Everything you need to know about the Hungarian Grand Prix
Hungaroring, is a motor racing circuit located near Budapest, Hungary. The circuit was built in 1986 and hosted its first Hungarian Grand Prix in the same year, making it one of the newer tracks on the Formula One calendar.
The circuit is 4.381 km (2.722 mi) long and features 14 turns, including several tight and twisty corners that require precise handling. The track is known for its lack of overtaking opportunities, which can make for a strategic race with a focus on pit stops and tire management.
The Hungaroring is a favorite among drivers, who appreciate the challenging layout and the passionate Hungarian fans who come out to support the race. The circuit is also known for its hot and humid conditions, which can make for a physically demanding race.
The Hungarian Grand Prix has been held annually at the Hungaroring since 1986 and is one of the most popular races on the Formula One calendar. The race is known for its exciting on-track action, particularly in recent years as teams have become more adept at managing tire wear and finding opportunities to overtake.
In addition to hosting the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Hungaroring also hosts a variety of other motor racing events, including the FIA GT World Cup and the FIA European Truck Racing Championship. The circuit is also open to the public for driving experiences, guided tours, and other events throughout the year.
The Hungarian government decided to built a Formula 1 track and work began in Budapest in 1985. Its first ever F1 race was held in 1986, with William's Nelson Piquet winning the inaugural race, after impressively completing a round-the-outside move on Ayrton Senna.
The track is built near Budapest and its Grand Prix is known to be very hot and dry, as it's usually scheduled for the last weekend of July, and the European summer tends to be really hot indeed. Pirelli confirms that track temperatures during free practice last year peaked at nearly 60 degrees.
DRS Zones: 2
Circuit Length: 4.381 km (2.722 mi)
Total Race Distance: 306.63 km (190.53 mi)
Number of Laps: 70
Lap Record: 1:16.627 (Lewis Hamilton, 2020)
Last 5 Winners
2022: Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2021: Esteban Ocon, Alpine
2020: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
2019: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
2018: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
FORMULA 1 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX 2023 SCHEDULE
Friday July 21st:
Practice 1 (FP1) : 12:30 - 13:30
Practice 2 (FP2): 16:00 - 17:00
Saturday July 22nd:
Practice 3 (FP3): 11:30 - 12:30
Qualifying: 15:00 - 16:00
Sunday July 23rd:
Race Start: 14:00