After a dramatic British Grand Prix where Lewis Hamilton won the race to close the gap on Max Verstappen at top of the F1 standings, the stage is all set for Round 11 of the season in Hungary. Considering the fact that Hungarian Grand Prix will be the final race of the calendar before the traditional summer break, stakes will be quite high as all the teams and drivers would want to head into the holidays with a positive result.
The sprint qualifying format produced a lot of excitement at Silverstone but as per the plans, the weekend in Hungary will see the usual format of racing. From the tyre types to the session timings, here is everything you need to know about the much-awaited weekend of racing in Mogyorod, Hungary.
What is the venue for the race?
The Hungarian GP 2021 will be held at the iconic Hungaroring Circuit. It is a 4.381 km long track with 14 turns and is set to have 70 laps during the race. While there won't be a full-capacity crowd, tens of thousands of fans are expected to grace the occasion.
What is the schedule for the weekend?
Friday, 30th July 2021
Free Practice 1: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (IST)
Free Practice 2: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Saturday, 31st July 2021
Free Practice 3: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (IST)
Qualifying: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Sunday, 1st August 2021
Race: 6:30 PM (IST)
Which tyre compounds will be used in Hungary?
The Hungarian GP 2021 is set to have the following tyre compounds:
C2 - P Zero White Hard
C3 - P Zero Yellow Medium
C4 - P Zero Red Soft
What is the weather forecast for the race?
Although the weather is expected to be hot in Hungary in this time of the year, there is rain probability of 50% on Saturday and Sunday which could make things quite tricky and exciting for everyone.
Where can you watch Hungarian GP 2021?
The fans can watch Hungarian Grand Prix (all the sessions) on Star Sports Select SD/HD. There will also be live streaming available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Who won the race in Hungary last year?
Although it was quite a thrilling race at Hungaroring last year, it ended with the usual podium featuring Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas.
What are the standings in F1 2021 season?
The top three drivers/teams this season (going into British GP 2021) are as follows:
Drivers - Max Verstappen (185 points), Lewis Hamilton (177 points) and Lando Norris (113 points)
Teams - Red Bull (289 points), Mercedes (285 points) and McLaren (163 points)