Mercedes will be looking to bounce back after a miserable German Grand Prix, but Max Verstappen is very much the man in form
Hungaroring GP race: 15:10 GMT +2
The last three F1 races were packed with thrills and drama, from Austria to Great Britain, and most recently Germany the races have amazed, and excited us. So will the resurgence carry on this weekend for the 12th race of the season in Hungary?
The race in Hungary will be the last race before F1’s four-week summer break, and Lewis Hamilton, ninth at Hockenheim, holds a 41-point advantage over Mercedes teammate Valterri Bottas, who has won twice. Red Bull’s Marx Verstappen has also won twice.
Hungarian Grand Prix 2018
Winning driver: Lewis Hamilton – 1 minute 25.658s
Winning car: Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton won by 17 seconds last year, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikonnen coming second and third respectively.
Hungarian Grand Prix 2019 Schedule
Friday 2 August 2019
Practice 1 10:00 – 11:30
Practice 2 14:00 – 15:30
Saturday 3 August 2019
Practice 3 11:00 – 12:00
Qualifying 14:00 – 15:00
Sunday 4 August 2019
Race – 14:10 – 16:10
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The Circuit – Hungaroring
Circuit Location: Hungary
Most Wins (Driver): Lewis Hamilton (2007, 2009,2012, 2013,206,2018)
Most Wins (Constructor): McLaren & Mercedes
Lap Record: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) 1m19.071s
Number of Racing Laps: 70
Track Length: 4.381 km
F1 2019 Driver Standings – so far:
Drivers’ Championship – Top 5
Constructors’ Championship – Top 5
The track is thought to favour Red Bull, so Max Verstappen could pick up his second win in a row. Verstappen is currently only 22 points behind Bottas and will hope to reduce that even further before the summer break.
*Odds are subject to change. Find the latest odds here.
Mercedes will be desperate to bounce back after a disappointing home Grand Prix at Hockenheim. The Silver Arrows have had issues with overheating and will want a cool race so that they can really push the limit.
Ferrari are yet to win a race this season, so they will be hoping Lady Luck will be on their side. Sebastian Vettel showed his skill last weekend by coming from the last place to finishing second. Ferrari will hope for this same pace and for success in Budapest.