The Hungaroring welcomes Formula 1 for the 2021 Hungarian GP with an exciting weather report

The Round 11 of the Formula 1 2021 season takes to Hungary with a weather report preview after an action packed race at Silverstone in the British GP.

This time around, after a fortnight, the format reverts to the usual qualifying and race on the weekend after the first ever F1 sprint.

Fans will be hoping for more drama in the Max Verstappen – Lewis Hamilton battle in Budapest. The F1 season will head into the halfway mark after the race with 11 of the 23 races being completed on Sunday.

Hungarian GP weather report
The track in Budapest has seen a lot of adventures in F1 history (Credits: Planet F1)

According to the weather report, the temperatures are going to stay higher than normal over the race weekend. (Source: AccuWeather)

FridayPartly sunny, 27°CPartly sunny, 31°C
SaturdaySunny with a chance of rain, 28°CPartly sunny, 31°C
SundayPartly sunny, 27°CSunny, 31°C

The 2020 edition of the Grand Prix was an adventurous one, which was eventually won by Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. The race is also memorable as Max Verstappen’s crash before the race raised huge doubts of his participation in the race. With Red Bull mechanics working intensively in very less time, Verstappen finished in 2nd in a marvelous result for the Dutchman.

Overtaking is a key factor at the track, making strategy and qualifying vital to finishing with a decent point tally at the halfway mark. The weather can also play an important role given the difficult overtaking at this track.

The chances of rain on both of the practice sessions are almost zero. This could play be crucial to determining who begins from the first row during the Grand Prix.

FP3 will be under conditions as high as 27ºC, which will go up to a maximum of 29ºC.

The race day could be a windy affair with normal winds of 16 km/h and reaching up to 20 km/h. Rain has also been a key factor during these races, as the switch to intermediates have caused a lot of thrills and exciting finishes in the past.

Will Hamilton head back into the lead at Budapest?

After an exciting British GP, Hamilton has reduced the gap at the top significantly. The gap which was as high as 34 points, before Silverstone is now down to a solitary 8 points. In the Constructors’, Mercedes have come back astonishingly to within touching distance of Red Bulls – 289 to 285.

This was in the aftermath of Verstappen’s 51G crash with Hamilton, where the Brit was penalized but made up the time to come home with his 99th win. Sergio Perez also had a horrible race, finishing outside the points to the joy of the Mercedes.

Valtteri Bottas finished in 3rd to help the Mercedes increase their tally heading into Budapest. Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner took a shot at his rivals calling it a ‘hollow victory.’ The rivalry seems to have intensified heavily after Max Verstappen was very vocal on social media.

Hamilton, a 7-time champion is tied for the record with Michael Schumacher. This season could be a defining season for the Brit who has his work cut out against the Bulls.

With Budapest won in 2020, Hamilton will be confident of pulling off a second successive victory and regain the top spot in the F1 Drivers’ Championship standings.

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