Last race before summer break

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Formulation 1 travels to the Hungarian capital Budapest this weekend for spherical 13 of the 2022 season, the ultimate spherical earlier than the summer season break.

The Hungarian Grand Prix takes place annually on the Hungaroring, a 2.7-mile circuit that may be very twisty and undulating, with a collection of medium and gradual velocity corners that lead to a reliance on mechanical grip. This makes tire administration significantly necessary. Pirelli has nominated its C2 because the White laborious, C3 because the Yellow medium and C4 Crimson delicate.

Overtaking is tough, with the most effective probability of a profitable transfer discovered within the first sector, on the finish of the principle straight. Right here, the automobiles brake right into a demanding downhill proper hander adopted in fast succession by two extra corners, earlier than the observe rises in the direction of the second sector.

Hungaroring, home of the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

Hungaroring, house of the Formulation 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

A characteristic of the Hungaroring is the stress it locations on the gearbox, given that every lap requires 78 gear modifications, making a complete of three,710 modifications over the course of the race. The gears that get the toughest time are these between third and sixth, whereas eighth is just used to avoid wasting gasoline.

One other problem, this time for drivers, is the excessive warmth skilled in Hungary this time of yr. Happily the climate seems to be to be milder this yr, though there’s some rain anticipated throughout Saturday’s qualifying session and probably some gentle showers showing throughout Sunday’s race.

Going into the weekend, Crimson Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen leads the 2022 Drivers’ Championship with 233 factors. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is second with 170 factors and Crimson Bull’s Sergio Perez is third with 163 factors. Within the Constructors’ Championship, Crimson Bull leads with 396 factors, versus the 314 of Ferrari and 270 of Mercedes-Benz AMG. Final yr’s winner in Hungary was Esteban Ocon driving for Alpine.

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