The final race before summer break: the Hungaroring has been a permanent fixture on the F1 calendar since 1986, and once again we’re back for another round. The first ever Hungarian Grand Prix took place in 1936, in a park in central Budapest.
The Hungarian Grand Prix is once again taking place at the Hungaroring, located close to the capital Budapest. It’s one of the slowest tracks on the calendar, with the current layout stretching 2.7 miles and consisting of an uncompromising succession of corners that tests cars and drivers to the limit.
Overtaking is notoriously difficult, putting the emphasis on qualifying well and finding an effective race strategy. Handling and agility is also more important than outright power here, and with all the tight turns mechanical rather than aerodynamic grip plays a major role, although high downforce is still crucial.
Join us later in the afternoon for the latest updates and results from the Hungaroring, as the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF90, ready to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull for the win.