It is the 37th time that Formula 1 has visited the Hungaroring, making it the eighth most visited circuit of the Grand Prix, tied with Hockenheim.
2022 Hungarian GP program and TV program
For the French public, as since 2013, it will be necessary to count on the broadcast of the event by the Canal+ group, which organizes the programming on its various channels. The group will offer its usual coverage of all sessions throughout the weekend.
|Friday, July 29
||Free training 1||14.00 – 15.00||Canal+ Sport|
|Free training 2||
17:00 – 18:00
|Saturday 30 July
||Free training 3||13:00 – 14:00||Canal+ Sport
|Qualifications||16:00 – 17:00||Canal+ Sport
|Sunday 31 July
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The Hungaroring was launched for construction in 1985 and 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 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.
The Hungaroring, known for being twisty and narrow, has a number of corners and there is very high downforce, close to the levels adopted in Monaco. Cars with mechanical grip and ease of direction change are often quiet there, and the layout allows teams with fewer assets in terms of engine power to hope to play their cards.
It is traditionally very hot at the Hungarian Grand Prix, which is held in a “bowl”, thus offering the spectators many views of the track from the high positions of the stands, which are located 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, although DRS makes it possible to swallow the rivals at the end of the short start/finish straight. It is also a place where, for this reason, we witness daring offbeat strategies that spice up the races.
The race distance on Sunday will be exactly 306.7 km. The route’s 14 turns must be negotiated 70 times.
|Pole record|| Lewis Hamilton
(average: 214.734 km/h)
|Best lap of the 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 temperatures of 33°C and partly cloudy skies. On the contrary, thunderstorms will certainly disrupt Saturday’s race and in particular qualifying, when the mercury will only show 26°C at the height of the day. On Sunday, the rain should appear in the morning, which should spare the contested race at 15; the latter will be run in the coolest conditions this weekend, probably not above 24°C.
Next race: Belgian Grand Prix (26-28 August)