31st Hungarian Grand Prix – Mogyoród – Hungary – 2016.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 24: The FIA flag flaps in the wind above the paddock during previews ahead of the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at Hungaroring on July 24, 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)

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:

  1. Lewis Hamilton –  GBR-Mercedes-Mercedes  –  1m 21.347s
  2. Nico Rosberg  – GER-Mercedes-Mercedes –  1m 21.584s
  3. Sebastian Vettel  – GER-Ferrari-Ferrari –  1m 22.991s
  4. Kimi Raikkonen  – FIN-Ferrari-Ferrari  – 1m 23.082s
  5. Daniel Ricciardo  – AUS-Red Bull-TAG   –  1m 23.174s
  6. Max Verstappen  – NED-Red Bull-TAG  –  1m 23.457s
  7. Fernando Alonso  – ESP-McLaren-Honda –  1m 23.953s
  8. Jenson Button  – GBR-McLaren-Honda  –  1m 23.961s
  9. Romain Grosjean  – FRA-Haas-Ferrari   –  1m 24.013s
  10. Sergio Perez  – MEX-Force India-Mercedes  – 1m 24.073s
  11. Nico Hulkenberg  – GER-Force India-Mercedes  – 1m 24.120s
  12. Felipe Massa  – BRZ-Williams-Mercedes  –  1m 24.154s
  13. Valtteri Bottas  – FIN-Williams-Mercedes  –   1m 24.370s
  14. Carlos Sainz Jr  – ESP-Toro Rosso-Ferrari  –   1m 24.579s
  15. Marcus Ericsson  – SWE-Sauber-Ferrari   –  1m 24.981s
  16. Charles Leclerc –  MON-Haas-Ferrari   –  1m 25.181s
  17. Felipe Nasr  – BRA-Sauber-Ferrari   –  1m 25.256s
  18. Esteban Ocon –  FRA-Renault-Renault   –  1m 25.260s
  19. Daniil Kvyat –  RUS-Toro Rosso-Ferrari   – 1m 25.324s
  20. Rio Haryanto – INA-Manor-Mercedes    –  1m 27.012s
  21. Pascal Wehrlein –  GER-Manor-Mercedes   – 1m 27.249s
  22. 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

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