Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest

Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest

Circuit Information

Grand Prix Date: 4th August 2019 14:02
Bonus Round: No
Circuit Name: Hungaroring
Number of Laps: 70
Circuit Length: 4.381
Race Distance: 306.630
Lap Record: 1:19.071 Michael Schumacher (2004)

Statistics

Hungaroring is regarded as very challenging and tough for the drivers, but also as one of the safest race tracks in Formula 1. The circuit benefits track position, pit strategy, and high downforce. Overtaking is difficult unless the driver in front makes a mistake, so qualifying is really important and you need to start from as high up the grid as possible. Cooling is often a problem at Hungary because of the lack of straights and it is usually pretty hot in Hungary at this time of the year. The constant cornering places a demand on the tyres, as this generates high temperatures, and this combined with high track temperature have the potential to lead to issues with blistering.

Some drivers think that Hungaroring is similar in style to Circuit de Monaco, due to its tight and twisty corners. Lewis Hamilton said "The Hungaroring is one of the most demanding circuits for drivers because you're busy throughout the entire lap.". Engines are only run at full throttle for around 55 percent of the lap, the second lowest percentage of the season after Monaco. The average lap speed is about 200 km/h, with top speed close to 300 km/h. The Hungarian race is one of the highest downforce races on the calendar.