F1 Hungarian Grand Prix
Friday, July, 22. – Saturday, July, 24. 2016.
Just a couple of days after the world-famous Red Bull Air Race – Hungary here is another worldwide known and sporty loved followers by air or ground around the world visit the venues to enjoy the high-speed Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix.
The Hungarian Grand Prix may not be among the most glamorous venue anyway, yet it has become a mainstay on the calendar ever since it was first hosted in the year 1986. This year the staff at the Hungaroring had planed special additional programs for the spectators.
The Hungaroring GP is traditionally the last round before the summer break. This year the race was brought forward one week earlier, leaving the F1 paddock with a trek from Budapest to Hockenheim – Germany before the holiday time begins for the racers and their team.
Since the Silverstone race two weeks ago proved the need to be continued and change the rules regarding to communication – radio restrictions – on the tracks by the FIA, so from now on teams will be able to speak with the drivers when needed, to come into the pits if they have a critical problem.
At the 11th round of the Formula One World Championship, the high-speed sweeps off with 190km/h around the track of the 4.381 kms circuit. Having the high temperature as usually as this time of the year, the drivers choose super soft tyre. The Formula One has already prepared itself for the battle – challenge to the drivers at the Hungaroring.
The Hungaroring Grand Prix at Mogyoród is still special as the third behind Monte-Carlo and Monza to have continuously featured in the race calendar. The race is also the third of four packed into the month of July.
To-day’s the free practice results were:
- Lewis Hamilton – GBR-Mercedes-Mercedes – 1m 21.347s
- Nico Rosberg – GER-Mercedes-Mercedes – 1m 21.584s
- Sebastian Vettel – GER-Ferrari-Ferrari – 1m 22.991s
- Kimi Raikkonen – FIN-Ferrari-Ferrari – 1m 23.082s
- Daniel Ricciardo – AUS-Red Bull-TAG – 1m 23.174s
- Max Verstappen – NED-Red Bull-TAG – 1m 23.457s
- Fernando Alonso – ESP-McLaren-Honda – 1m 23.953s
- Jenson Button – GBR-McLaren-Honda – 1m 23.961s
- Romain Grosjean – FRA-Haas-Ferrari – 1m 24.013s
- Sergio Perez – MEX-Force India-Mercedes – 1m 24.073s
- Nico Hulkenberg – GER-Force India-Mercedes – 1m 24.120s
- Felipe Massa – BRZ-Williams-Mercedes – 1m 24.154s
- Valtteri Bottas – FIN-Williams-Mercedes – 1m 24.370s
- Carlos Sainz Jr – ESP-Toro Rosso-Ferrari – 1m 24.579s
- Marcus Ericsson – SWE-Sauber-Ferrari – 1m 24.981s
- Charles Leclerc – MON-Haas-Ferrari – 1m 25.181s
- Felipe Nasr – BRA-Sauber-Ferrari – 1m 25.256s
- Esteban Ocon – FRA-Renault-Renault – 1m 25.260s
- Daniil Kvyat – RUS-Toro Rosso-Ferrari – 1m 25.324s
- Rio Haryanto – INA-Manor-Mercedes – 1m 27.012s
- Pascal Wehrlein – GER-Manor-Mercedes – 1m 27.249s
- Jolyon Palmer – GBR-Renault-Renault – 1m28.560s
Tickets can be purchased online until July,22 then only at the ticket office on the spot.
Opening hours of the cashiers at the race track: Fri-Sat: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Race Day: Sunday:7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Update by Aggie Reiter