2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Weekend Information

2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Weekend Information

🇭🇺 THE 2018 MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ

Round 12. 27th – 29th July.

988th F1 Grand Prix | 34th Hungarian Grand Prix | 33rd Grand Prix at the Hungaroring

2017 POLESITTER: SEBASTIAN VETTEL | 2017 WINNER: SEBASTIAN VETTEL


  WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 27th July
Free Practice 1 (11am Local Time/ 10am UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)

Saturday 28th July
Free Practice 3 (12pm Local Time/ 10am UK Time)
Qualifying (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)

Sunday 29th July
The 2018 German Grand Prix (3:10pm Local Time/ 2:10pm UK Time)


Stats and Facts

  • Since 2005, the winner of this Grand Prix has failed to go on to win that year’s championship.
  • This will be the 33rd consecutive Hungarian Grand Prix held at the Hungaroring. The only tracks to have held more consecutive races are Monza and Monte-Carlo.
  • With five victories, Lewis Hamilton has the most wins at this track of any driver.
  • Aside from Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel is the only other current driver to have more than one win at this track. He’s taken two victories here, both with Ferrari. Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo have each scored one win at the Hungaroring.
  • Hamilton has the most poles of the current drivers at this track, with five. Other multiple polesitters are Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso. who have started from pole on three and two occasions respectively. Kimi Raikkonen has a solitary pole at this track.

Find more track facts in the Ultimate Guide to the Hungaroring!


  Press Conference Schedules

The Drivers’ Press Conference will take place on Thursday 26th July. The press conference will be split into two parts, with three drivers appearing in the first part, and a further three in the second part. The drivers appearing in front of the media will be:

Brendon Hartley (Toro Rosso)
Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)
Sergio Perez (Force India)
Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

The Team Principals’ Press Conference will take place shortly after Free Practice 2. Appearing in front of the media will be:

Robert Bell (Renault)
Andrew Green (Force India)
Paddy Lowe (Williams)
Pierre Wache (Red Bull)

  Driver Steward

Each weekend a former Formula One driver, or a driver from another prominent series of motorsport, joins the stewards to help judge any incidents from a drivers’ perspective. The Driver Steward for the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix is TBC.


  Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for the week ahead at the Hungaroring currently looks like this:


  Fastest Ever Lap

1:16.276

The fastest ever lap of the circuit was set by Sebastian Vettel in 2017. Will it be beaten over the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix weekend?


  Tyre Choices

Pirelli will supply Medium, Soft and Ultrasoft tyres for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Each driver’s choice of tyre can be seen below: 


  2017 Fastest Lap in each Session

The table below shows the fastest lap set in each session of the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix weekend:

Free Practice 1 1:18.486 (Daniel Ricciardo)
Free Practice 2 1:18.455 (Daniel Ricciardo)
Free Practice 3 1:17.017 (Sebastian Vettel)
Qualifying 1:16.276 (Sebastian Vettel)
Grand Prix 1:20.182 (Fernando Alonso)