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Hungarian GP 2022 - Track Guide

Here's everything you need to know ahead of this year's Hungarian Grand Prix, officially the Formula 1 Aramco Magyar Nagydíj 2022.


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.

Lewis Hamilton, 2021 Hungarian GP, Race Restart

What Hungary gave us last year

The start of the Hungarian Grand Prix gave us a wet start and a dry restart. After a first-lap incident that eliminated five cars and left others with damage, the race was red flagged. Lewis Hamilton was the only man standing on the starting grid after the end of the restart formation lap, as every other driver had gone straight into the pits to switch to medium tyres.

Esteban Ocon celebrating his maiden win

As team-driver communication is not allowed during the formation lap, Hamilton started the race on intermediates, falling down the order to P20 after he stopped to switch to mediums as well. On a race where Esteban Ocon got his maiden win, Hamilton recovered to finish in P2, after Sebastian Vettel was DSQ'ed as he wasn't able to provide enough fuel sample after the end of the race, with Carlos Sainz being promoted to P3.


Circuit Map provided by the FIA

Track Characteristics:

Turns: 14

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)

Direction: Clockwise

Elevation Change: 34.7 m


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.


Tyres

Once again, just like last year, the tyres in the middle of the Pirelli Formula 1 range have been selected for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix: the C2 as the P Zero White hard, C3 as the P Zero Yellow medium, and C4 as P Zero Red soft.


Pressure and Camber info:

Minimum Starting Pressure (slicks): 22.0 psi (front), 18.0 psi (rear)

EOS Camber limit: -3.50° (front), -2.00° (rear)

More tyre info provided by Pirelli

Hungarian Grand Prix Weekend Schedule

FP1

29 July

13:00 - 14:00

FP2

29 July

16:00 - 17:00

FP3

30 July

12:00 - 13:00

Qualifying

30 July

15:00 - 16:00

Race

31 July

14:00 - 15:00


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