New from successive races in the Red Bull Ring, Formula 1 goes on into the Hungaroring for the Hungarian Grand Prix on 17-19 July.
After the frenzied activity on show in the GP and Styrian GP, Mercedes has revealed itself to be in the head of this F1 pecking order again using Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton sharing a win .
Red Bull pushed the German maker closest at the next race of this double-header in its home track, however, Max Verstappen confessed his automobile had been”too slow” to struggle for success.
However, the tight and twisty Hungaroring circuit must control the Mercedes energy benefit, where Verstappen maintained his maiden F1 pole position this past year before dropping out to Hamilton in the past season’s race.
Ferrari suffered a nightmare set of races in Austria, together with Charles Leclerc’s recovery attempt of second position at the 2020 F1 opener reversed by his own lap one wreck with team-mate Sebastian Vettel at the Styrian GP.
McLaren was in a position to gain since Lando Norris starred within the opening two rounds with his maiden F1 podium from the Austrian GP accompanied by a late fee to fifth position at the Styrian GP – showing off a few magnificent driving in the final laps of both occasions.
Racing Point also caught the eye with its’pink Mercedes’ and despite the absence of standout ends in both race in Austria, the Silverstone-based staff did catch the headlines inadvertently following Renault protested the legality of this RP20, that will undoubtably be a focal point in Hungary.
Renault also made headlines involving the Austria races by registering Fernando Alonso as a replacement for its McLaren-bound Daniel Ricciardo at 2021, but has seen its beginning to the season postponed by 2 identical cooling problems which compelled Ricciardo to retire at the opener until Ocon suffered the exact same destiny seven days afterwards.
That may cause a hassle for the French maker with the sexy conditions prediction for the Hungarian GP, a race which generally acts as the last grand prix until F1’s summer break, but this season finds itself finishing the initial triple-header leg of this coronavirus-hit calendar.
No enthusiasts will probably be present in the race, as was the situation in Austria, although stringent lockdown limitations are levied for many UK and non-EU F1 employees attending the Hungarian GP – that may face imprisonment or a $15,000 good should they violate the rules.
2020 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix session timings
F1 is sticking to its original arrangement of two free training sessions lasting 90 minutes per on Friday, followed by an extra exercise session running for an hour on Saturday morning.
The Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout-style qualifying format is also being kept Saturday afternoon to determine the grid to your own 70-lap Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.
The Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup show are acting as service courses to the F1 Hungarian GP.
Friday 17th July 2020
Free Exercise 1: 10:00am-11:30am BST (11:00am-12:30pm local)
Free Exercise 2: two:00pm-3:30pm BST (3:00pm-4:30pm local)
Saturday 18th July 2020
Free Exercise 3: 11:00am-12:00pm BST (12:00pm-1:00pm local)
Qualifying: two:00pm-3:00pm BST (3:00pm-4:00pm local)
Sunday 19th July 2020
Hurry: two:10pm BST (3:10pm local)