Official 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Official 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Poll: Official 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Total Members Polled: 158

Hamilton: 32%
Russell: 12%
Verstappen: 35%
Perez: 1%
Leclerc: 15%
Sainz: 5%
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Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,592 posts

165 months

Tuesday 26th July
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After Ferrari’s strategic masterclass, we’re onto Hungary for round 13, the last race before the summer break. It will be hot and twisty, a real tyre shredder, so perhaps its the best (only?) chance for a win this season for Mercedes. Ocon will need another miracle to match last year’s win, Verstappen will be hoping that there’s no repeat of the Bottas bowling ball.

My money is on Red Bull again, the RB18 will be there or there abouts and the team are right on point just now.

Here’s to a great race!

Date(s): Friday 29 to Sunday 31 July 2022.

UK Broadcast Timings (and local time)

All sessions are live on Sky F1. Qualifying and the race are shown as highlights on Channel 4.





Live timing for all sessions available here:

https://www.formula1.com/en/f1-live.html

Lap times, PU component use, technical reports and Stewards' decisions for the weekend will appear here:

https://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula-one-world-c...

Weather forecast:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/3054643

Tyre options:

Pirelli has chosen the medium range of tyres: C2, C3 and C4. The old Q2 tyre rule is scrapped for 2022.



2021 race result:



2021 Race Highlights

https://youtu.be/a2kkuQS_gXk

Drivers’ Championship:



Constructors’ Championship:



kambites

64,859 posts

201 months

Tuesday 26th July
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I think it's hard to view anyone other than Verstappen as favourite anywhere now. That Redbull is just too good and even when Ferrari have the race pace to challenge, they consistently find a way to mess things up.

hot metal

1,859 posts

173 months

Tuesday 26th July
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Hungary has been known to throw in some odd results.

honda_exige

4,380 posts

186 months

Tuesday 26th July
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Haas bringing their new car to Hungary, apparently a 'white Ferrari'...


Also good article for about what I was saying in the previous thread - that the RB being developed away from Perez is just how race cars get faster, its not specifically 'for Max' as several posters where saying.


https://the-race.com/formula-1/verstappen-favourit...

TheDeuce

14,933 posts

46 months

Tuesday 26th July
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Ahh good - back to a proper circuit!

And after this, the summer break leads straight back into Europe for a triple header. We're perhaps entering the most interesting phase of this season smile

And maybe even some shifting of the order at the top as the new floor tests have their impact, although who knows how effective that might prove to be.

Here's hoping it all comes down to the nail on the final lap of the AD GP again whistle

paulw123

2,366 posts

170 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Usually a decent race, everything crossed for the stars to alight and Hamilton to break the ‘300 curse’ this weekend on one of his favourite tracks.

BrettMRC

2,723 posts

140 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Looking forward to this one, I think we'll see a Max DNF and Perez on the top step

PhilAsia

1,340 posts

55 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Thanks PIAP. Quality post as usual!

As someone pointed out last race, your GP Threads are a legendary stand-out in the F1 thread! (btw, I accept all the usual..., cash, cheques, Paypal, dominatrix services, backhanded compliments, etc biggrin )


Pflanzgarten

780 posts

5 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Barring some bizarre accident I can’t see Mercedes’ winning a single race this season now. There’s now even talk they might need to sacrifice ‘23 as well to have a push in 2024.


suffolk009

4,544 posts

145 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Ferrari have announced they're aiming for a "1-2 at Hungary this weekend". Possibly the most pointless press announcement ever.

ChocolateFrog

17,526 posts

153 months

Wednesday 27th July
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suffolk009 said:
Ferrari have announced they're aiming for a "1-2 at Hungary this weekend". Possibly the most pointless press announcement ever.
laugh

I'm guessing RB's straight line speed advantage will be negated somewhat but Ferrari will still conspire to fk it up.

Merc to get 2 in the top 5 again and eat into Ferrari's WCC lead.

DanielSan

17,995 posts

147 months

Wednesday 27th July
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If I've worked it out right Verstappen can win here and in Spa with Leclerc 2nd and after that all he has to do is follow the Ferrari home and still be WDC. And that's if Ferrari don't arse up finishing second.

Tyre Smoke

22,429 posts

241 months

Wednesday 27th July
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I was about to moan that Hungary has a rep for being impossible to overtake on, so qualifying will be key. But then I remembered all the utterly soulless boring circuits and was quite happy that an old school circuit is on this weekend. After all the blue and red lines last week, this will be quite refreshing.

Verstappen pole and win, with something odd in the mix like Seb Vettell or Mick Schumacher in the top four wouldn't surprise me here.

Sandpit Steve

6,604 posts

54 months

Wednesday 27th July
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suffolk009 said:
Ferrari have announced they're aiming for a "1-2 at Hungary this weekend". Possibly the most pointless press announcement ever.
So long as they can remember how to do pit stops and strategy, maybe a possibility?

I reckon Lewis sees a possible win this weekend, the track and conditions should suit Mercedes.

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,592 posts

165 months

Wednesday 27th July
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PhilAsia said:
Thanks PIAP. Quality post as usual!

As someone pointed out last race, your GP Threads are a legendary stand-out in the F1 thread! (btw, I accept all the usual..., cash, cheques, Paypal, dominatrix services, backhanded compliments, etc biggrin )
Thanks PA, much appreciated. Dominatrix please!

PhilAsia

1,340 posts

55 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Piginapoke said:
PhilAsia said:
Thanks PIAP. Quality post as usual!

As someone pointed out last race, your GP Threads are a legendary stand-out in the F1 thread! (btw, I accept all the usual..., cash, cheques, Paypal, dominatrix services, backhanded compliments, etc biggrin )
Thanks PA, much appreciated. Dominatrix please!


biggrin ...Dammit. That was for me.! Maybe I came across as too forceful...

Siao

430 posts

20 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Weather forecast looks like rain on Friday and Saturday, nice and sunny on Sunday. So fun all around!

kambites

64,859 posts

201 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Pflanzgarten said:
Barring some bizarre accident I can’t see Mercedes’ winning a single race this season now. There’s now even talk they might need to sacrifice ‘23 as well to have a push in 2024.
I think that's been pretty clear for a while, however there have been quite a lot of Bizarre accidents this year. They've shown that they have the pace at some tracks to keep within a pit-stop of the top two teams which makes it much more likely they'll get the luck they need to get a win.

Smollet

8,108 posts

170 months

Wednesday 27th July
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I wonder when Leclerc will crash/retire?

Derek Smith

43,056 posts

228 months

Wednesday 27th July
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PhilAsia said:
Thanks PIAP. Quality post as usual!

As someone pointed out last race, your GP Threads are a legendary stand-out in the F1 thread! (btw, I accept all the usual..., cash, cheques, Paypal, dominatrix services, backhanded compliments, etc biggrin )
I bet everyone who frequents the race threads would like to buy PiaP a pint. Thanks again.