2023 Hungarian Grand Prix Preview – Sport Grill – News Block

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As F1 heads into the summer break, the teams head to Budapest for the 2023 Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest, Hungary.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen enters this round looking to consolidate his 99-point championship lead over Sergio Perez, as F1 heads to Hungary and Belgium in a double header ahead of the summer break.

Meanwhile, AlphaTauri comes to the Hungaroring with a driver change after Nyck De Vries was sacked and replaced by Daniel Ricciardo, as the Italian constructor looks to improve his form.

Now here’s a guide to everything you need to know about the 2023 Hungarian Grand Prix.

track guide


Circuit: Hungary

laps: 70

Race Distance: 306.630km

Tire compounds: C2, C3 and C4


Date Session Time (BST)
friday july 21 FP1 12:30 pm
friday july 21 FP2 4:00 p.m.
Saturday July 22 FP3 11:30 a.m.
Saturday July 22 Qualification 3:00 pm
sunday july 23 Career 2:00 p.m.

Five key points

  • Given the high-downforce nature of the Hungaroring, this circuit could well suit Ferrari, which needs a clean race if it is to reignite its title hopes.
  • The Hungaroring is a circuit where overtaking is difficult unless tire degradation comes into play, meaning qualifying could be crucial in determining the likely outcome of the race.
  • With Ricciardo back in the cockpit, AlphaTauri hopes they can hit the ground running and provide Yuki Tsunoda with some much-needed competition.
  • Having seen a huge performance improvement at Silverstone with its updates, McLaren will be hoping to once again battle Ferrari, Mercedes and Aston Martin to be the best of the rest.
  • If it’s dry, qualifying could bring some surprises with a tire adjustment, with teams required to use hard tires only in Q1, followed by medium and then soft tires in Q2 and Q3, respectively.

last time out

Having endured a difficult qualifying session in Budapest in 2022, Verstappen advanced on a two-stop strategy to take victory ahead of Lewis Hamilton, who managed to max out the soft tire on his final stint to relegate polesitter George Russell. , to the third position.

2023 Race Summaries

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