Hungaroring (Hungary)

BUDAPEST – AUGUST 24: A general view of the Hungarian Grand Prix during the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix held on August 24, 2003 at the Hungaroring, in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Track name: Hungaroring
Times the race has been held here: 31
First GP: 1986, won by Nelson Piquet
Total number of race laps: 70
Complete race distance: 630 kilometers (190.531 miles)
Pit lane speed limit: 80 kph (50 mph)
Pitlane length: 360m/0.224 miles, estimated time loss 18s
2016 winner: Lewis Hamilton, 1:40:30.115
2016 pole position: Nico Rosberg, 1:19.965
2016 fastest lap: Kimi Raikkonen, 1:23.086
Most wins (driver): Lewis Hamilton (5)
Most wins(team): McLaren (11)
Lap record: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari – 2004 – 1:19.071

Smallest winning margin: 288s, in 1990.
Circuit Length: 4.381km/2.722 miles
Direction: Clockwise
Turns: 14
Distance to Turn 1: 610m/0.379 miles
Longest straight: 908m/0.564 miles, on the approach to Turn One
Fastest corner: 212km/h (132mph), Turn Four
Slowest corner: 93km/h (58mph), Turn One
Top Speed: 310km/h/193mph, on the approach to Turn One
Full throttle: 55%
DRS Zones: Two, on the approaches to Turns One and Two
Key Corner: Turn 14, a tricky 180-degree right-hander, which has a bump in the middle.
Fuel consumption: 12.1kg per lap, which is relatively high
ERS Demands: Medium. It’s a short lap with lots of acceleration from low speed, but only 14 per cent of the lap is spent braking
Brake wear: Medium. There’s a significant braking event into Turn One, where the cars pull 5g.
Gear changes: 48 per lap /3,360 per race
Safety car likelihood: Low. The Safety Car was deployed in 2014, and the virtual Safety Car in ’15, but those were anomalies.
Tyre choices:
Weather: Hot (33) and sunny
Chance of rain: 13%
Grip levels: Poor. The track is rarely used, which means the surface is very dirty early in the weekend.
Run off: There’s ample run-off at Turn One, where the cars exceed 300km/h (186mph) on the approach to the corner, but the barriers are relatively close elsewhere.

A lap around the Hungaroring.

Straight line to start before big braking into the first hairpin. Turn two is a very tricky corner – a long left-hand side corner going downhill. It’s important to stay on the left from the exit for the throttle application to turn three.

You want to be flat, and then high-speed turn four. Turn five is very bumpy – a long right-hand side corner, then you get to the chicane. After that there are some flowing corners which are really cool. Then you get to the last three corners.

You need to brake big into the 90-degree, right-hand side turn, then the last two turns are the key. You finish with a long left corner, and then a very long right turn, where you really want to get going to get the lap done.