2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Weekend Information

🇭🇺 THE 2020 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX 

ROUND 3. 17th-19th July.

1021st F1 GRAND PRIX | 36th HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX | 35th GRAND PRIX AT THE HUNGARORING

2019 POLESITTER: MAX VERSTAPPEN | 2019 WINNER: LEWIS HAMILTON


  WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 17th July
Free Practice 1 (11am Local Time/ 10am UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)

Saturday 18th July
Free Practice 3 (12pm Local Time/ 11am UK Time)
Qualifying (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)

Sunday 19th July
The 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix (3:10pm Local Time/ 2:10pm UK Time)


  WEEKEND NOTES

  • Information about the race weekend, such as DRS zones and track changes, will be posted here. 

🇭🇺 WEEKEND MILESTONES AND RECORDS

  • The sixth lap of the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix will be the 2,500th racing lap at the Hungaroring since F1 first visited the track in 1986.
  • A win for Lewis Hamilton this weekend would see him become the first driver to have taken three consecutive wins at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Ayrton Senna, Jacques Villeneuve, Mika Hakkinen and Hamilton himself have all taken back-to-back wins at the Hungaroring, but no one has ever won three in a row before.
  •  A pole position for Lewis Hamilton would see him equal Michael Schumacher’s tally of poles at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Schumacher started from pole seven times at the Hungaroring.
  •  McLaren and Ferrari are currently tied for most team poles at the Hungarian Grand Prix. A pole for either would extend the record to nine.

You can find more information about the records which could be broken this weekend in our Milestones and Records to Beat post.


  ALL THE INFO

Click the links below to see all the stats and circuit history you could need ahead of the race!


 2019 RACE RECAP

Max Verstappen took the first pole position of his career, but couldn’t resist a late race charge from Lewis Hamilton, who took his seventh Hungarian Grand Prix victory.

Saturday in Budapest saw Max Verstappen secure the first pole position of his career, much to the delight of his contingent of Dutch fans in the grandstands. He started alongside Valtteri Bottas on the front row, with the Red Bull maintaining the advantage after going three-wide with the two Mercedes into Turn 1. Bottas locked up at the next corner, and Hamilton passed him for second place. Charles Leclerc also passed Bottas, the two making slight contact and the Finn requiring a change of front wing. The Mercedes driver eventually finished the race in a relatively lowly eighth place. Lap 18 saw an epic wheel to wheel battle between the two Toro Rossos, Daniil Kvyat ultimately winning that fight. Verstappen was first of the frontrunners to pit, and held a six second lead over Hamilton after both had pitted. Hamilton had closed in on the back of Verstappen by Lap 38, but failed to successfully pass the Dutchman. Instead, Mercedes opted for a different approach and pitted Hamilton. On fresh medium compound tyres, Hamilton began to reel in the Red Bull, as Verstappen admitted his tyres were “dead” on Lap 63. Four laps later, Hamilton made his way past into the lead, with Verstappen unable to stop him. Hamilton celebrated his seventh victory in Hungary, while the two Ferrari drivers fought in the closing stages, with Sebastian Vettel overtaking Leclerc for the final podium spot. Verstappen pitted for fresh tyres and secured the additional point for Fastest Lap.





  PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULES

The world’s media will have the opportunity to talk to the drivers on the Thursday before the race. In previous seasons a maximum of six drivers have been selected to partake in each press conference. However, all 20 drivers will be appearing in the Drivers’ Press Conference at the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix, which will take place virtually.

The media also be talking to prominent members of Formula 1’s teams on Friday. Appearing in the Teams’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:

Mattia Binotto (Ferrari)

Otmar Szafnauer (Racing Point)

Cyril Abiteboul (Renault)

James Allison (Mercedes)

Pierre Wache (Red Bull)

Xevi Pujolar (Alfa Romeo)


  DRIVER STEWARD

Each weekend a former Formula 1 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 this weekend will be Derek Warwick.


  WEATHER FORECAST

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


  FASTEST EVER LAP


  TYRE CHOICES

The C2 (Hard), C3 (Medium) and C4 (Soft) tyre compounds will be used for the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend. Pirelli will supply each driver with the same number of each compound of tyre at every race in 2020.


  RECENT FASTEST LAPS IN EACH SESSION

2017 2018 2019
Free Practice 1 1:18.486 (Daniel Ricciardo)
1:17.613 (Daniel Ricciardo) 1:17.233 (Lewis Hamilton)
Free Practice 2 1:18.455 (Daniel Ricciardo)
1:16.834 (Sebastian Vettel) 1:17.854 (Pierre Gasly)
Free Practice 3 1:17.017 (Sebastian Vettel)
1:16.170 (Sebastian Vettel) 1:16.084 (Lewis Hamilton)
Qualifying 1:16.276 (Sebastian Vettel)
1:16.666 (Sebastian Vettel, in Q1) 1:14.572 (Max Verstappen)
Grand Prix 1:20.182 (Fernando Alonso) 1:20.012 (Daniel Ricciardo) 1:17.103 (Max Verstappen)