Hungarian GP: race schedule.
F1 paddock arrives in a completely different track. In fact, Budapest Grand Prix has very peculiar features compared to Spielberg (Austria). The whole weekend may be strongly influenced by the weather. The first free-practises have been dominated by Hamilton and Mercedes. Under the wet condition of FP2, Vettel has set an interest time compared to the other drivers who decided to enter the session. In fact, Hamilton decided to not take risks and preferred not to set a time during the second session.
Race schedule (UTC+1)
Friday 17th July:
- Free Practise 1 11:00-12:30
- Free Practise 2 15:00-16:30
Saturday 18th July:
- Free Practise 3 12:00-13:00
- Qualifying session 15:00-16:00
Sunday 19th July:
- Race 15:10-17:10
Why is a decisive race for Ferrari.
The medium-low speed turns of the Hungarian GP may highlight the real problems of Ferrari. In fact, in this track the power decifit of the Power Unit should be masked by the high downforce characteristics of the track. During the first practises Ferrari showed little improvements compared to Austria FP sessions. In case the Scuderia will find itself behid McLaren, Racing Point and Renault, the problems of the single-seat is probably beyond the mere aerodynamics. In that case, we can talk of a lacking design project which embraces also the chassis and suspension design.
Here below, the results of the Free Practise 2 (FP2).