Hungarian Grand Prix 2022

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August 19, 2022

The 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix was the thirteenth round of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship season. The race was held on Sunday 31 July at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest, Hungary, and was won by Dutchman Max Verstappen. on Red Bull Racing-RBPT, his 28th career success; Verstappen preceded under the checkered flag the two British Mercedes drivers, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell. The entire race weekend was attended by 290,000 spectators, a new record for the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring.

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Future developments

The W Series, the Formula 1 side championship starting from the previous season, announces its presence alongside the top category for the first time during the Singapore Grand Prix race weekend at the Marina Bay circuit, scheduled for the following 2 October. German Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel announces his retirement at the end of the season. Vettel made his Formula 1 debut in the 2007 season at the United States Grand Prix driving former German BMW Sauber team as a reserve driver. Also from 2007 until 2008 he raced for the Italian manufacturer with the name of Toro Rosso at the time, with which he won the first race in the category in the 2008 Italian Grand Prix, at the time the youngest driver to triumph in a race . From 2009 to 2014 he raced for the Austrian team Red Bull Racing, before joining Ferrari, where he competed from 2015 to 2020. In the last two seasons he was hired by the British team Aston Martin. Over the course of his career, he has competed in 290 Grands Prix, winning 53, in third place in the all-time standings for races won, and conquering four world drivers' championships, in fourth place in the world championship roll, all with the Red Bull Racing, between 2010 and 2013, with the first world championship won by setting the record for the youngest driver to win a world title, as well as establishing, in 15 seasons, 122 podiums, third overall, 57 pole positions, fourth total, and 38 fastest laps, scoring 3 076 points.

Technical aspects

For this Grand Prix Pirelli, the sole tire supplier, offers the choice between C2, C3 and C4 compound tires, the type of tires that characterize the central range of the kind of tires made available by the Italian company, the same choice used in the French Grand Prix, which took place the previous week. Since the 2019 edition of the Grand Prix, the Italian company has always named the same typology.The Federation confirms the two traditional zones of the Drag Reduction System in use since the 2013 edition of the race when the world motoring body decided to increase the number of sections in which to use the mobile device on the Hungaroring circuit to two, after the only previous area used from 2011, the season in which the device was introduced in the category, until the following season, in order to facilitate overtaking. Drivers can activate the rear movable wing on the main straight of the pits and between Turn 1 and Turn 2, the new additional section introduced later. For both activation zones there is always a single point for determining the gap between drivers, placed before turn 14. Compared to the 2021 edition of the Grand Prix, the marshals' positions along the track are increased, which numbering is now in line with the requirements of the International Sporting Code. On Wednesday night, Mercedes uses the third of the eight curfews granted during the season to carry out operations on its cars. The German team does not receive sanctions.Before the start of the first free practice session on Friday, it is established that in order to counteract the different speeds held, the drivers, during their launch lap or those at low speed, must stay out of