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Formula 1 is coming and the 12-year old lap record of Hungaroring is expected to be broken

Formula 1 is coming and the 12-year old lap record of Hungaroring is expected to be broken

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
08.45–09.45FORMULAONEPADDOCK CLUB PITLANE WALK
10.00–11.30FORMULA ONEFIRST PRACTICE SESSION (P1)
12.00–12.45GP2 SERIESPRACTICE SESSION
12.50–13.45FORMULA ONEPADDOCK CLUB PITLANE WALK
14.00–15.30FORMULA ONESECOND PRACTICE SESSION (P2)
15.55–16.25GP2 SERIESQUALIFYING SESSION
16.45–17.30PORSCHE MOBIL1 SUPERCUPPRACTICE SESSION
17.50–18.35GP3 SERIESPRACTICE SESSION
Saturday, 23th July
08.30–09.35FORMULA ONEPADDOCK CLUB PITLANE WALK
09.45–10.15GP3 SERIESQUALIFYING SESSION
11.00–12.00FORMULA ONETHIRD PRACTICE SESSION (P3)
12.25–12.55PORSCHE MOBIL1 SUPERCUPQUALIFYING SESSION
13.00–13.45FORMULA ONEPADDOCK CLUB PITLANE WALK
14.00–15.00FORMULA ONEQUALIFYING SESSION (Q1, Q2, Q3)
15.40–16.45GP2 SERIESFIRST RACE (37 laps or 60 mins)
17.20–18.05GP3 SERIESFIRST RACE (17 laps or 30 mins)
Sunday, 24th July
09.15–9.50GP3 SERIESSECOND RACE (17 laps or 30 mins)
10.25–11.15GP2 SERIESSECOND RACE (28 laps or 45 mins)
11.35–12.10PORSCHE MOBIL1 SUPERCUPRACE(14 laps or 30 mins)
12.15–13.05FORMULA ONEPADDOCKCLUB PITLANEWALK
12.30FORMULA ONEDRIVERS TRACKPARADE
12.45–13.15FORMULA ONESTARTING GRID PRESENTATION
13.30FORMULA ONEPITLANE OPEN
13.45FORMULA ONEPITLANE CLOSED GRID FORMATION
13.46FORMULA ONENATIONAL ANTHEM
14.00FORMULA ONEHUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX (70 laps or 120 mins)

Photo: MTI/EPA/Valdrin Xhemaj

Copy editor: bm

Source: index.hu, hungaroring.hu

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