Updates on the upcoming Hungaroring Grand Prix – tickets, teams, and everything in between
The Hungarian Grand Prix held annually in Hungary since 1986 is one of the most keenly awaited F1 races. It’s challenging Hungaroring circuit that tests the mettle of every F1 driver makes winning this Grand Prix all the more extraordinary! Friday 26th July will see the F1 racers in practice sessions, one between 1000 hrs and 1130 hrs LT in the morning and the other between 1400 hrs to 1530 hrs LT in the afternoon. Practice round three will be held the next day on 27th July 2013 between 1100 hrs and 1200 hrs LT. The Qualifier is scheduled for 27th July at 1400 hrs LT. The race will begin at 1400 hrs LT on 28th July.
Tickets can be purchased online until 24th July 2013 and after that, at the Box Office at Hungaroring. On 25th July, individuals with valid Hungaroring tickets will be allowed to take a Public Pit walk between 1600 hrs and 1900 hrs LT. The ticket categories include Three Corner, Gold, Silver and General Admission.
Team Sauber whose future was a bit shaky is now stable with the support from three Russian companies and will mark its presence at Hungaroring. Red Bull is also enforcing changes in its Pit- stop procedures after Mark Webber’s right wheel flew and injured a cameraman at the German Grand Prix. Revision of the wheel guns and instruction adjustments to the front jack man are on top priority for this team and the changes will be implemented in all future F1 races this season post the Germany Grand Prix where the incident took place. Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli has made a change in its plans for the Hungarian Grand Prix. The original arrangement was to provide hard as well as medium tires but is now going to switch to medium and soft compound tires. With new construction rubber slated to be used at Hungaroring, Pirelli spokespersons have confirmed that they are using soft and medium compound choices as an adaptation to new construction that is going to be introduced from the Hungary F1 race onwards in order to stay in the two to three pit stops window.
The new construction tires by Pirelli that are being introduced after the multiple blow outs and failures during the British Grand Prix is due for testing by the teams for the first time next week at Silverstone Young Drivers Test. With barely a few days left to countdown, all eyes are on the defending Champion Lewis Hamilton and the in form Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing- Renault who has already won four Grand Prix titles this season including the most recent German Grand Prix with Nico Rosberg of Mercedes and Fernando Alonso close at his heels with two winning titles each this season. Kimi Raikkonen is in the reckoning this season as well. Red Bull Racing Renault, Ferrari and Mercedes are the top three battling it out for the Constructors Championship. 70 Laps to be covered in warm to hot weather will put to test every teams skill!