As the summer break looms, the Hungarian Grand Prix always feels like a final day of term, ‘School’s Out’ shindig. It’s the final effort after five races in six weeks, before we chill out for a couple of weeks after a busy, busy, busy few months of racing.
Sunday will put us at the ‘almost but not quite’ stage though, with the mid-season celebrations put on ice, as we have two-days of testing to get through before we can truly get loose! It’s kind of like that awkward after school party you have to attend to say your goodbyes before jetting off to some lavish beach resort on the Costa del Sol. Must not forget testing. Must not forget testing. The sandy beaches will have to wait.
Budapest is one of the standout cities we have the pleasure of visiting throughout the season. It’s a real gem, a Hidden Treasure Chest in fact. Hungary is very hot and up there amongst the more toasty Grands Prix on the calendar. Hats, factor 50 and sunglasses are at the higher end of the suitcase list for this one.
Join us later in the afternoon for the latest updates and results from the Hungaroring circuit, as the second practice session for the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF71H, ready to evaluate the ideal set-up ahead of the qualifying session and the race on Sunday.