Following on from back-to-back events in Austria the Formula One World Championship is heading across the border to Hungary for the third round of the 2020 season.
The Hungaroring, located on the outside of Hungary’s capital Budapest, has been hosting Formula One events since 1986, when the purpose-built venue brought the championship under the Iron Curtain for the first time. It quickly emerged as a popular race venue, courtesy of its close proximity to the vibrant and historic Budapest, with its gothic architecture, social ruin bars, and verdant parks, where East meets West across the Danube River.
Located in a natural valley, the technical 4.381km Hungaroring circuit poses a challenge for teams and drivers alike, with 14 tricky turns, and little in the way of run-off. Overtaking is often at a premium at the Hungaroring, placing an extra importance on grid position, while the intensely hot Hungarian summers means the tires can be severely punished. Several medium and high-speed corners mean the drivers also face a test of their endurance, particularly at the end of a triple-header of races, only the second time in history that there has been three grands prix in as many weeks.
Follow us later in the afternoon for the latest updates and results from the Hungaroring, as the qualifying session for the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF1000.