Hungarian Grand Prix – The F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme (Video)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Just one week after racing at Hockenheim the F1 teams are back in action for the 25th Hungarian Grand Prix.

Have all the important information for every session of this weekend?s race at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme:

The race

Hungarian Grand Prix preview – McLaren rivals ready to capitalise on their advantage

Hungarian GP live comments and TV times – Watch and comment on every session of the race live with us

2010 Hungarian Grand Prix – Session time and support race information

2010 Hungarian Grand Prix discussion – Are you at this weekend’s race? Tell us all about it here

The track

The 4.4km (2.7 miles) Hungaroring is one of the shortest on the F1 calendar. First used in 1986, this year will be the 25th world championship race at the Hungaroring.

The circuit has changed little since F1’s first race ‘behind the Iron Curtain’. It’s always been one of the slower tracks and overtaking is very difficult.

The track tends to start off very slippery at the beginning of the weekend, as it is used little between F1’s visits. The weather is usually hot and dry, so that by qualifying on Saturday lap times improve quickly with each passing car.

Hungaroring ?ǣ circuit information – Track data

Changing tracks: Hungaroring – How the track has changed since it was first used

Hungaroring ?ǣ spectators? experiences – What people who’ve been to the Hungaroring think of the circuit

The weather

A large band of rain is heading towards Hungary. It could affect practice and possibly qualifying and the race too.

Read more: Rain set to return in Hungary

Following the race live

We’ll be commenting live on the Hungarian Grand Prix from start to finish. Join us for the race, qualifying and all three practice sessions at these times:

Friday 30th July 2010

Hungarian Grand Prix Free practice 1 – 10:00 – 11:30 (09:00 – 10:30)
Hungarian Grand Prix Free practice 2 – 14:00 – 15:30 (13:00 – 14:30)

Saturday 31st July 2010

Hungarian Grand Prix Free practice 3 – 11:00 – 12:00 (10:00 – 11:00)
Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying – 14:00 (13:00)

Sunday 1st August 2010

Hungarian Grand Prix – 14:00 (13:00)

Times are local times with British time conversions in brackets.

More session times and live blog details here: Hungarian GP live comments and TV times

Also make sure you follow F1 Fanatic on Twitter for updates throughout the race weekend.

2009 Hungarian Grand Prix highlights

Qualifying for last year’s Hungarian Grand Prix was interrupted by a shocking accident suffered by Felipe Massa, who was unable to race for the rest of the season due to his injuries.

When the session resumed Fernando Alonso took pole position, though it took a while to verify that as the timing system failed with half a minute left to run in Q3.

Alonso’s bid for victory was thwarted on race day after an early pit stop during which his front-right tyre wasn’t properly fitted and came off after he returned to the track.

That allowed Lewis Hamilton to take his second win at the Hungaroring for McLaren.

Felipe Massa crashes after being struck by debris during qualifying (Video) – The situation looked desperate to begin with but gradually the news improved

2009 Hungarian Grand Prix review – Lewis Hamilton took McLaren back to winning ways after a tough start to the season

Renault banned from European Grand Prix following Fernando Alonso?s wheel loss – The ban was later rescinded

Previous Hungarian Grands Prix

2008 Hungarian Grand Prix review – Massa loses Hungary win to Kovalainen
2007 Hungarian Grand Prix review – Hamilton edges out Raikkonen
2006 Hungarian Grand Prix review – Button achieves his impossible dream
2005 Hungarian Grand Prix review – Raikkonen takes important win
1989 Hungarian Grand Prix review – Mansell storms from 12th to first

Predict the pole sitter and top five finishers in the Hungarian Grand Prix for your chance to win F1 tickets, DVDs, books and more

2010 Hungarian Grand Prix

Browse all 2010 Hungarian Grand Prix articles

Image (C) BMW Sauber F1 Team

15 comments on “Hungarian Grand Prix – The F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme (Video)”

  1. Keith you have said that its the “25th world championship race at the Hungaroring” when in fact it will be the 24th. 1986 to 2010 is 24 years.

    Correct me if i’m wrong.

    1. You’re wrong. Count ’em…

    2. Just try 1986 to 1990, which by your logic would be 4:
      1. 1986
      2. 1987
      3. 1988
      4. 1989
      5. 1990

      You are wrong. :)

  2. As I understand it Keith, Alonso himself knew he wasn’t in a position to win. He just wanted pole.

    Great race though. Alonso’s wheel coming off, Hamilton’s KERS-assisted frightening of Webber which made him botch the last corner and resulting in the two-corner duel with Hamilton going around the outside, just one race after the low of the British Grand Prix to silence the boo-boys; Kimi’s re-emergence to take 2nd (even if Red Bull made it easy for him by giving Webber the wrong tyre choice); the championship shifting with Brawn’s second bad result in a row. Who says Hungary is boring?

    1. Well it was race-fuel qualifiyng and he was lightly-fuelled, so maybe. Renault did do that a couple of times.

  3. oh and i just want to say that your site rules as its very user friendly and it has the best follow up from every race.

    Many Thanks :)

    1. You’re welcome!

  4. Are you made to use the word unofficial or do you just like to, lol

    Hope it rains, not during the practice sessions though…which is the complete opposite of what the forecasts are saying, I know.

    1. Surprised no-one’s asked me this before! I choose to, just to be on the safe side :-)

      1. You never know when Bernie might be bored :)

        1. Well it’s my official unofficial race programme. :)

  5. Ha, Webber in the video…

    I think of, a tight twisty circuit, a long race and the women are not to bad to look at either

    Now that’s Australian for ya.

  6. im sorry for mark before silverstone the team was preparing the car as hard as they could but now they will neglect youre car and make sure you dont noticed i read from 2 different writers about suspicious of sabotaging cars on purpose by teams recentley i heard it about ferrari barrichello alonso mclaren heikki mclaren barrichello brawn

  7. Is there a Sebastien Vettel version of these race preview laps? I think I saw one here in German once. Who’s faster in the sim?

    1. I believe that Vettel is faster in the simulator. Unfortunately the team took the steering wheel away when it was Webbers’s turn. :(

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