The Hungarian Grand Prix is ​​on this week’s calendar. formula 1 before the holiday break The options, and therefore surprises, may have at a weekend where Max Verstappen (Red Bull) is in a comfortable position as the World Cup leader, Ferrari’s imperative to react, and Spaniards Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso (Alpine) announce it will rain.

It was one of the most exciting of ‘The Great Circus’ last year, with that final race, the final lap in Abu Dhabi, where the World Cup was determined. The current champion Verstappen could close the middle of the course with a half-champion in his pocket, as he came to Hungary with 233 points and 63 points from Charles Leclerc.

At last week’s French GP, Monegasque once again undermined the credibility of his Ferrari, in an abandonment aggravated by Verstappen’s victory. Celebrating their seventh win of the season, the Dutchman makes one last effort to knock out his biggest rival before the holidays.

Ferrari’s margin of error begins to run out after a Leclerc’s latest debacle Who made the pole? Hungaroring, which is a tight circuit, difficult to position, with intertwined bends and potholes, could be the cheerleader of this World Cup, especially considering the rain announced from Saturday.

The appointment motivates Fernando Alonso, who will turn 41 this Friday and achieve his first victory in 2003.. In addition, Alpine won with Esteban Ocon’s first victory at the Hungarian circuit last year. scored for seven races in a row.

Meanwhile, after his spectacular comeback in France, Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) will also seek his option before the break. The Madrid man, who changed his engine last week but finished fifth on Sunday, does not rule out anything in the World Cup, from fourth with 144 points to 163 from Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) and 170 from teammate Leclerc.

After touching the sky at Silverstone, Sainz wants to keep pushing, like he did last year to take the podium at the Hungaroring. As expected this week, 2021 was a race with a lot of history, even after the checkered flag, with the disqualification of Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) who announced his retirement from F1 at the end of the season on Thursday. place of the Spaniards.

F1 Hungarian GP 2022 schedules:

  • Friday 29: Free practice 1 – 14:00 – 15:00 and free practice 2: 17:00 – 18:00

  • Saturday 30: Free practice 3 from 13:00 to 14:00; Classification: 16:00 – 17:00

  • 31 Sunday: Race: 15.00 (70 laps)