Race start time | Hungary GP F1 2022
Race schedule | Hungarian GP 2022
F1 2022 Hungary GP: Budapest
Ferrari: “Hungary more difficult than France due to temperatures”
Hungary, for Ferrari, will represent almost the last resort in terms of the World Cup. If Charles Leclerc gives a convincing answer to Max Verstappen at the Hungaroring, recovering even more than seven points (the gap between the first and second classified), Maranello’s comeback to Milton Keynes’s team will be almost impossible. Ferrari must absolutely take advantage of the favorable conformation of the Mogyorod track, where the Scuderia has won seven times out of 36 events, going to pole position on eight occasions. The difficulty of seeing some overtaking could help the Red to take home a double win both in qualifying and in the race. Easy to say, much harder to do.
According to Diego Ioverno, head of the car’s operations:
“Hungaroring is a slow circuit, one of those where it is more difficult to overtake, such as Monaco and Singapore, and where you typically choose to use all the force descendante available to optimize the curve travel. The track is short and the characteristics of the curves and asphalt make it challenging for the tires, also for the choice that Pirelli has made – C2, C3 and C4 – as well as for the temperatures that are normally recorded. For this reason, although overtaking is not easy, a single tire change is normally not enough in the race “, these are his words to the Ferrari channels. “From the point of view of temperatures, Hungaroring is potentially more difficult than France. There are far fewer straights, where the parts of the car that need it can be hit by the maximum possible flow of air. Of course, since it is not a track with a high average power per lap, the energy to be dissipated is less but it is still an exercise that is not taken for granted. It will therefore be important to choose the optimal cooling levels for reliability and performance. The thermal management of the tires will also be very important in the event of full sun on the asphalt “.
Horner: “Genuine respect with Ferrari, no politics or shit”
There is respect between two extremely competitive teams, “explained Christian Horner, adding:” We have a head to head in every race, but there is genuine respect between drivers and teams which is nice to see. It is certainly a track-focused confrontation. There is no politics or there is no shit out of the loop “. In the interview with Eurosport, the British manager had words of esteem and encouragement towards Ferrari: “The points gap is greater than it should have been. They have a great car, I think for example that on the curbs they are better than us. Ours is a car that is faster on the straights and more ‘slippery’. But in the end the lap times are similar even if obtained in a different way. It’s all about putting things together, from tire degradation to temperature, to pit stops, to strategy. Everything counts because we are very close. In this first part of the year we have taken more of our opportunities, but I expect a very close final part “
COMPOUNDS NOMINATED FOR F1 2022 Hungary GP – Budapest
LES PNEUS SUR LA PISTE
- The Hungarian Grand Prix marks the halfway point of the year before the summer break, and Pirelli has chosen the tyres in the middle of the range: C2 as the P Zero White hard, C3 as the P Zero Yellow medium, C4 as the P Zero Red soft.
- The Hungaroring has a reputation for being extremely hot and dry: track temperatures during free practice last year peaked at nearly 60 degrees. But the reality is that it’s actually rained just before the race for the past two seasons in Hungary. Last year that led to a somewhat surreal re-start following a first corner incident, when Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was the only person to get going on intermediates from the grid, while everyone else went into the pit lane for slicks.
- The Hungaroring isn’t a particularly high-energy circuit, with smooth asphalt that’s sometimes bumpy in places, and the demands on tyres being more about traction than braking.
Mario Isola :
“In the past, the Hungaroring has been known as a place where it’s difficult to overtake, but the new package of cars and tyres this year helps drivers get much closer to each other, which is why we have seen some great races with plenty of overtaking so far this season. Hopefully that’s going to be the case at the Hungaroring as well; a tight and twisty track where the cars are often grouped together. Hungary is also known for being very hot, but it’s also rained for the last two years there: so the moral of the story is never to jump to conclusions! We’ve seen some surprises at the Hungaroring before, and that could be the case even more this year.”
HORAIRE DE DÉPART DE LA COURSE - F1 HUNGARY GP (UTC+1)
Friday 29th July:
- Free Practice 1 14:00-15:00
- Free Practisice 2 17:00-18:00
Saturday 30th July:
- Pratique libre 3 13:00-14:00
- Qualifying 16:00-17:00
Sunday 3th July:
- Race 15:00-17:00