F1 2022: Hungarian Grand Prix Track Guide

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The Hungarian Grand Prix is scheduled to take place from 29-31 July at the iconic Hungaroring circuit

The Hungarian Grand Prix is a motor racing event held annually in Mogyoród. Since 1986, the race has been a round of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It was first held in 1936 and the 38th edition of the Hungarian GP will take place this weekend.

The Hungaroring is a 4.381 km motorsport racetrack in Mogyoród, Hungary. The circuit is normally dusty due to underuse throughout the rest of the year and its sandy soil. As the circuit is in a valley about 80 percent of it can be seen from any point.

The circuit has a crowd capacity of 70,000. It spans a length of 4.381 km, comprising 14 turns. It is an FIA Grade 1 licensed circuit. The twisty and bumpy nature of the circuit makes overtaking very difficult in dry conditions, the circuit is nicknamed “Monaco without the buildings” for this reason.

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The record for the most number of wins at the Hungarian GP is held by Lewis Hamilton – 8 wins. McLaren is the most successful constructor with 11 wins. Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton has the fastest lap record at the circuit – registering a timing of 1:16.627, driving for Mercedes in 2020.

Where do things stand ahead of the Hungarian GP?

Red Bull dominates the drivers’ championship standings despite Sergio Perez not finishing on the podium in France. Max Verstappen leads the standings with 233 points. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc registered a DNF in France but still occupies second place with 170 points. Perez lies in the third spot with 163 – ahead of Carlos Sainz, George Russell, and Lewis Hamilton.

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In the constructors’ championship, Red Bull leads the table with 396 points, and Ferrari is significantly behind in second place with 314 points. Mercedes are further behind – they occupy third place, having earned 270 points.

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