This is the 37th time that Formula 1 has visited the Hungaroring, which makes it the eighth most visited circuit by the queen discipline, tied with Hockenheim.
2022 Hungarian GP schedule and TV schedule
For the French public, it will be necessary to count as since 2013 on the broadcasting of the event by the Canal+ group, which arranges the programming on its various channels. The group will offer its usual coverage of all sessions over the weekend.
|Friday July 29
||Free Practice 1||2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Canal+ Sports|
|Free Practice 2||
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
|Saturday July 30
||Free Practice 3||1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Canal+ Sports
|Qualifications||4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Canal+ Sports
|Sunday July 31
Info and awards
Launched for construction in 1985, the Hungaroring was already ready to receive its first Grand Prix nine months after the start of the project. The Hungarian government initially considered reviving the old Nepliget Park circuit in Budapest in order to host Formula 1 in the country, but ultimately decided to create a purpose-built facility. The first Hungarian GP was therefore held in 1986, and was won by Nelson Piquet (Williams), then beating his compatriot and rival Ayrton Senna.
Known for being winding and narrow, the Hungaroring has a series of turns and there is very high downforce, close to the levels adopted in Monaco. Cars with mechanical grip and ease in changing direction are often at ease there and the layout allows teams with fewer assets in terms of engine power to hope to play their card.
It is traditionally very hot for the Hungarian Grand Prix, which is held in a “bowl” and thus offers spectators many points of view on the circuit from the raised positions of the stands, housed on the ridges. Due to its characteristics, the Hungaroring is a place where a good place in qualifying is particularly important, as it is then difficult to overtake, even if the DRS makes it possible to swallow rivals at the end of the short start/finish straight . It is also a place where we witness for this reason daring shifted strategies, which come to spice up the races.
The race distance on Sunday will be exactly 306.7 km. The 14 bends of the route will have to be negotiated 70 times.
|Pole record|| Lewis Hamilton
(avg.: 214.734 km/h)
|Best lap in race|| Lewis Hamilton
(average: 205.823 km/h)
The last 10 polemen and winners in Hungary
Friday is expected to be the hottest day with highs of 33°C expected, and partly cloudy skies. On the contrary, thunderstorms will certainly disrupt Saturday’s running, and in particular qualifying, when the mercury will only show 26°C at the height of the day. Sunday, rain should make its appearance in the morning, which should spare the race disputed at 3 p.m.; the latter will be run in the coolest conditions this weekend, probably not above 24°C.
Next race: Belgian Grand Prix (August 26-28)