UPCOMING RACE:

HUNGARIAN GRAN PRIX

BUDAPEST

Friday, 27th - Sunday, 29th July

DRIVER

STANDINGS

PIRELLI ALLOCATION

ULTRA
SOFT

SAFETY CAR 

PROBABILITY

60%

THE CHAT

 

Formula One arrives in Budapest this weekend for round 12 of the 2018 Championships.

 

Summers shutdown is almost here as F1 looks forward to summer hols. 

It's sad news as the death of Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne has been announced.    

Mercedes are 8 points ahead of Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton is 14 points ahead of rival Sebastian Vettel after the German's DNF at his home Grand Prix. Its not a comfortable lead for Mercedes, as boss Toto Wolff believes the Hungaroring does not suit their DNA. 

Plans for a Miami Grand Prix have been pushed back to 2020 after planners ran out of time to agree on the exact circuit. 

This time last year, We were celebrating 88 years of McLaren and Bruce McLaren's win at Spa. We were also sure of the Ferrari line-up as Kimi had been confirmed for another.  

RACE LAP

RECORD

M.MSC

1:19.071

 2004

TIME TABLE

 

Practice 1             Friday        10:00 – 11:30 

Practice 2             Friday        14:00 – 15:30 

Practice 3             Saturday    11:00 – 12:00 

 

Qualifying            Saturday     14:00 – 15:00 

Race                     Sunday       14:10 – 16:10 

SOFT
MEDIUM

CIRCUIT 

LENGTH (KM)

4.381

TOTAL 

LAPS

70

 
Paddy Lowe,Chief Technical Officer, Williams Martini

 

"Temperatures can be very high and the circuit itself is quite tricky technically, so it is a good challenge for the drivers." 

Toto Wolff
Team Principal Mercesdes F1 Team

"Hungary will see another tough fight with both Ferrari and Red Bull. It's a high downforce track and on paper they should both be very fast in Budapest."

Carlos Sainz to Replace Alonso 
Fernando Alonso to leave McLaren 
Daniel Ricciardo leaves Red Bull for Renault

Daniel Ricciardo will leave Red Bull at the end of 2018 it has been announced. 

After 10 years at the team, Ricciardo will join Renault for the 2019 season in a shock decision.

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2019 Driver's market heats up
With Mercedes sticking to the Hamilton/ Bottas line-up, the announcement has had a knock-on effect on the driver's market. 
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Fernando Alonso will leave McLaren and Formula 1 at the end of the current season.

Alonso became the youngest world champion in history back in 2005, when at the age of 24 he beat Kimi Raikkonen to the title. 

After 18 years though and two world titles, the Spaniard blames predictability within F1 for his departure, but does not rule out a later return to the sport. 

In pursuit of more excitement, Alonso made headlines last season as he skipped the Monaco Grand Prix in a bid to win the Indy 500 on his rookie run. 

 

Engine trouble prevented Alonso from realising that dream,  but the spark was reignited at the speed way.   

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Emotional Hamilton wins in Hockenheim 
For weeks Lewis Hamilton has taken us through a full spectrum of emotion. 
 
Starting at the British Grand Prix,where ,upon winning, Hamilton was supposed to be crowned the most successful British driver at his home Grand Prix.
 
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Carlos Sainz will replace Fernando Alonzo at McLaren as the two time world Champion leaves the sport. 

Sainz who is loaned to Renault, this season, was in line to be recalled to Red Bull after the news that Daniel Ricciardo will take his place next season. 

 

The move to McLaren fulfils a childhood dream for Sainz. 

With a multi year deal, 23 year-old Saint represents a mixture of youth and experience and a working relationship with McLaren's engine supplier Renault. 

CEO, Zack Brown says, "Although he’s just 23, he’ll be starting his fifth season in the sport with us and will bring with him a huge amount of racing experience, both in Formula 1 and with our partner Renault." 

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