2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Weekend Information

2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Weekend Information

🇭🇺 THE 2019 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX 

ROUND 12. 2nd-4th August.

1009TH F1 GRAND PRIX | 35TH HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX | 34TH GRAND PRIX AT THE HUNGARORING

2018 POLESITTER: LEWIS HAMILTON | 2018 WINNER: LEWIS HAMILTON


  WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 2nd August
Free Practice 1 (11am Local Time/ 10am UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)

Saturday 3rd August
Free Practice 3 (12pm Local Time/ 11am UK Time)
Qualifying (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)

Sunday 4th August
The 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix (3:10pm Local Time/ 2:10pm UK Time)


🇭🇺 WEEKEND MILESTONES AND RECORDS

If Lewis Hamilton takes pole for the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2019, he’ll equal Michael Schumacher’s record total of seven pole positions at the Hungaroring.

McLaren and Ferrari are currently tied for the most pole positions for a team at the Hungarian Grand Prix, with eight apiece. Should either take pole this weekend, they’ll set a new outright record.

If Ferrari score 38 points or more, they’ll become the first team to have scored 400 points at the Hungaroring. To do that they’d need to take a 1-2 or 1-3 finish.

If Lewis Hamilton wins this weekend, he’ll become the first driver to have taken back-to-back wins at the track on two occasions, having previously done so in 2012 and 2013.

You can find more information about the records which could be beaten 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 2019 race!

  • The Ultimate Track Guide
  • Track Stats (Coming Soon)
  • Team Form (Coming Soon)
  • Driver Form (Coming Soon)
  • Lucky and Unlucky Grid Positions (Coming Soon)

 2018 RACE RECAP

On a weekend where Ferrari had been expected to excel, Lewis Hamilton dominated both a wet qualifying session and the Grand Prix.

The Qualifying hour on Saturday was frantic due to the weather conditions. Lewis Hamilton took pole in the wet weather, with his team-mate starting alongside him on the front row. Ferrari had looked the stronger team throughout the practice sessions, but were on the back foot after the mixed conditions of the qualifying session. The Mercedes stayed ahead on the opening lap, as Sebastian Vettel overtook his team-mate for third. Max Verstappen was out on the sixth lap with power unit issues, while his team-mate got up to fifth with impressive overtakes on Kevin Magnussen and Pierre Gasly, having started from twelfth on the grid. A slow pit stop cost Vettel, as he emerged from the pits behind Valtteri Bottas. Vettel attempted an overtake on Bottas in the closing stages, but the move ended in contact. The Mercedes driver continued on a warpath as he slid into the side of Daniel Ricciardo at the first turn, eventually being forced to concede his fourth position. Hamilton dominated the race, winning by almost twenty seconds. The two Ferrari drivers finished alongside him on the podium.





  PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULES

The world’s media will have the opportunity to talk to the drivers on the Thursday before the race. Appearing in the Drivers’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:

Romain Grosjean (Haas)

Kevin Magnussen (Haas)

Lance Stroll (Racing Point)

Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)

Robert Kubica (Williams)

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:

Beat Zehnder (Alfa Romeo)

Mattia Binotto (Ferrari)

Andreas Seidl (McLaren)

Christian Horner (Red Bull)

Claire Williams (Williams)


  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 Danny Sullivan.


  WEATHER FORECAST

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


  FASTEST EVER LAP

1:16.170

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


  TYRE CHOICES

Each weekend, the tyres will be known as Soft (red), Medium (yellow) and Hard (white), but the actual compounds will change each race weekend.

Pirelli will supply C2, C3 and C4 tyres for this race weekend. Each driver’s selection of tyres can be found below:


  2018 FASTEST LAP IN EACH SESSION

Free Practice 1 1:17.613 (Daniel Ricciardo)
Free Practice 2 1:16.834 (Sebastian Vettel)
Free Practice 3 1:16.170 (Sebastian Vettel)
Qualifying 1:16.666 (Sebastian Vettel, in Q1)
Grand Prix 1:20.012 (Daniel Ricciardo)

  ON THIS DAY

The Hungarian Grand Prix will be the sixth F1 race to take place on 4th August and the first to take place on this date for 34 years. All five races previously held on this date were all held at the Nurburgring in Germany, with the 1957, 1963, 1968 and 1974 German Grands Prix taking place on the 14-mile Nordschleife layout of the track, while the 1985 German Grand Prix was the first to be held on the new, shortened layout.

Juan Manuel Fangio’s victory in the 1957 German Grand Prix is the only time a race on this date has been won from pole position. Driving for Maserati, the win secured the Argentine driver his fifth and final Drivers’ Championship victory. The polesitter has retired from each of the last two races held on this date.

Ferrari have won three races held on 4th August, including the last two in 1974 and 1985, and have featured on the podium in all but the 1968 German Grand Prix.