Spielberg, 2016. július 3. Lewis Hamilton, a Mercedes brit címvédõje vezeti a mezõnyt a Forma-1-es autós gyorsasági világbajnokság Osztrák Nagydíjának rajtja után a spielbergi pályán 2016. július 3-án. (MTI/EPA/Valdrin Xhemaj)

According to the event calendar of hungaroring.hu, there is not much time left until the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix kicks off on July 22. Index.hu writes that the lap record of Hungaroring, which was set 12 years ago, is now in danger.

Based on the preliminary calculations of Pirelli, the company responsible for the tire supply, during the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix on July 22-24 a new lap record might replace the record (1:18.436) set by Rubens Barrichello in 2004. Last year, for instance, Lewis Hamilton got quite close to it as he gained the pole position by 1:22.020.

The track has been re-asphalted this spring, and as the new asphalt is very dark, it might further warm the surface, which results in the increase of the adhesion of the tires, fastening the cars. The F1 cars already proved to be 2-4 seconds faster this year than last year, therefore, the new lap record seems rather likely.

The opinion of the race engineer of Pirelli, Mario Isola, is that a new record is certainly probable to be set. Especially when bearing in mind that, as the adhesion increases, the cars get faster and faster. Though, this also means that the durability of the tires would decrease and the super soft and soft tires could keep on for fewer rounds than earlier.

However, these possibilities all depend on the dog days to arrive by Sunday, as the forecasts suggest a temperature of 28-30 degrees with lots of sunshine for Friday to Sunday. Thus, it will turn out soon, but regardless of the record, the Hungarian Grand Prix will surely be an amazing experience for all those who attend.

F1 2015 Hungary Highlights

Timetable

Thursday, 21th July
17.00–19.00 PUBLIC PITLANE WALK FOR 3 DAYS TICKET HOLDERS ONLY
Friday, 22th July
08.45–09.45 FORMULAONE PADDOCK CLUB PITLANE WALK
10.00–11.30 FORMULA ONE FIRST PRACTICE SESSION (P1)
12.00–12.45 GP2 SERIES PRACTICE SESSION
12.50–13.45 FORMULA ONE PADDOCK CLUB PITLANE WALK
14.00–15.30 FORMULA ONE SECOND PRACTICE SESSION (P2)
15.55–16.25 GP2 SERIES QUALIFYING SESSION
16.45–17.30 PORSCHE MOBIL1 SUPERCUP PRACTICE SESSION
17.50–18.35 GP3 SERIES PRACTICE SESSION
Saturday, 23th July
08.30–09.35 FORMULA ONE PADDOCK CLUB PITLANE WALK
09.45–10.15 GP3 SERIES QUALIFYING SESSION
11.00–12.00 FORMULA ONE THIRD PRACTICE SESSION (P3)
12.25–12.55 PORSCHE MOBIL1 SUPERCUP QUALIFYING SESSION
13.00–13.45 FORMULA ONE PADDOCK CLUB PITLANE WALK
14.00–15.00 FORMULA ONE QUALIFYING SESSION (Q1, Q2, Q3)
15.40–16.45 GP2 SERIES FIRST RACE (37 laps or 60 mins)
17.20–18.05 GP3 SERIES FIRST RACE (17 laps or 30 mins)
Sunday, 24th July
09.15–9.50 GP3 SERIES SECOND RACE (17 laps or 30 mins)
10.25–11.15 GP2 SERIES SECOND RACE (28 laps or 45 mins)
11.35–12.10 PORSCHE MOBIL1 SUPERCUP RACE(14 laps or 30 mins)
12.15–13.05 FORMULA ONE PADDOCKCLUB PITLANEWALK
12.30 FORMULA ONE DRIVERS TRACKPARADE
12.45–13.15 FORMULA ONE STARTING GRID PRESENTATION
13.30 FORMULA ONE PITLANE OPEN
13.45 FORMULA ONE PITLANE CLOSED GRID FORMATION
13.46 FORMULA ONE NATIONAL ANTHEM
14.00 FORMULA ONE HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX (70 laps or 120 mins)

Photo: MTI/EPA/Valdrin Xhemaj

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Source: index.hu, hungaroring.hu

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