Hungary set to be hot – but wet

2012 Hungarian Grand Prix weather forecast

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2011The F1 track action looks set to be rain-affected for the third race weekend in a row.

But unlike the previous two races the highest chance of rain at present is for race day.

First practice on Friday at the Hungaroring is forecast to see fairly typical conditions: clear skies and temperatures in the high 20s. Some rain may arrive before the second practice session, which begins at 2pm local time.

Saturday looks set to be the best day of the weekend with little cloud and temperatures reaching as high as 32C. That should be enough to push track temperatures beyond 40C.

Sunday will stay very warm but intense atmospheric changes will produce heavy downpours and possibly thunderstorms. This precipitation forecast shows rainfall arriving from the west and covering the entire country during the race.

With the forecast very unsettled you can keep an eye on the developing weather conditions using the radar links below. And of course there will be regular updates on the track conditions on F1 Fanatic Live and the F1 Fanatic Twitter account.

Location of the Hungaroring

The Hungaroring is north-east of the Hungarian capital Budapest.

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63 comments on Hungary set to be hot – but wet

  1. MahavirShah (@mahavirshah) said on 26th July 2012, 15:04

    I only hope it isn’t like Monaco with continuous ” (driver name) Rain expected within the next few laps, so watch those tyres ” messages. Not only was there no rain, the delay that the FIA sometimes have in the broadcast means that I was left expecting rain the whole race. After a point it began to grate on the nerves.

    A lot of this years races have been impacted by rain in some way or the other. Can’t remember the last time so many races had rain threats or rain on race weekends. A full wet race would be interesting though.

  2. KaIIe (@kaiie) said on 26th July 2012, 16:24

    Interesting. If it rains on Friday, does this mean that the teams will run more than usual in the wet (because it might be wet on race day as well), or will they save wet tires for the race?

  3. Daniel Brown (@scuderiaferrarifanatic) said on 26th July 2012, 19:39

    Im sure if Alonso was reading this, he’d be rubbing his hands together with thoughts of another wet quali, then see that Saturday is forecast sunny, and say “well theres another pole for Vettel then, wonder what Monza will be like?” lol

  4. BasCB (@bascb) said on 26th July 2012, 20:29

    A wet and hot Hungarian, am I on the right site :-O

    Actually its nice to have a bit of dry running and a wet race. Lets just hope it won’t be an on track deluge with the water then staying on track due to the fact its in a natural basin.

  5. racerdude7730 (@racerdude7730) said on 26th July 2012, 23:31

    I dont mind the rain all that much if it was a true full wet race. We have been getting alot of this rains on Friday or Saturday and then Sunday its sunny or sorta mixed. If it does rain i hope its a true wet race start to finish

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