Formula 1: Ferrari under pressure in Budapest

Formula 1: Ferrari under pressure in Budapest

From: 28/07/2022 6:54 pm

Sebastian Vettel begins his farewell tour, Ferrari is under pressure and Mercedes wants its first victory before the summer break – the truth about the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel begins his farewell tour, Ferrari is under pressure and Mercedes wants its first victory before the summer break – the truth about the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Verstappen has accelerated Leclerc

Heading into the 13th of 22 races of the season, Dutchman Max Verstappen leads the way. red cow overall position with 233 points. Second is Ferrari driver Chales Leclerc with 170 points, third is Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Pérez (163).) The last Formula 1 race before the summer break takes place in Hungary. Verstappen (seven wins of the season so far) and Leclerc (three) are favourites.

Multiple streams on “kart track”

Due to the lack of long straights, the Hungaroring, about 20 kilometers north-east of the Hungarian capital Budapest, is often compared to a kart track. More angles in a row mean the cars need more down force. In “Monaco without walls”, high speed does not play a role, even if the only good chance to win is at the end of the start and finish straight. In any case, the song is built perfectly for the audience on the site. The circuit is in a natural pit, and motorsport fans can see almost the entire circuit from the upper levels at the start. Lewis Hamilton is the record winner with eight wins. Michael Schumacher won four times, Sebastian Vettel twice.

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Vettel begins a farewell tour

The emphasis in Hungary was not the sport before, but Sebastian Vettel’s farewell. The four-time world champion announced the end of his football career at the end of this season, he will be on his expiring contract. Aston-Martin not to expand and would like to focus on his family in the future. Sunday’s race (July 31, 2022) will be the start of his farewell tour through the Premier class, with Hungary there are ten races to come.

Schumacher continued with the piñata

Of course, everyone at Vettel will be watching very closely. Heppenheimer himself is confident in the race. “I think the layout suits the power of our car, I hope for a positive result”, he said. It is difficult to predict Mick Schumacher. After two intense weekends in Silverstone and Spielberg, who each brought World Cup points, followed by France with a narrow defeat.

Ferrari under pressure and pugnacious

Ferrari recently suffered a turbulent weekend in France. Leclerc got them pole position, held off Verstappen’s attack in the race – and then made a mistake and put his Ferrari on the track barrier. That is why he is almost doomed to win in Hungary with a deficit of 63 points. Since 2007, the “Reds” have been waiting for the title that Mattia Binotto, the team boss of Scuderiabut it still hasn’t deleted. “There’s no reason why we can’t win ten races between now and the end”he demanded, demanding forcefully: “We don’t just want to win Hungary, we want one-two!”

Budapest specialist Hamilton hopes

World record champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are also aiming for a first win. In France, the “Silver Arrows” scored a double podium with a second place for Hamilton and a third place for fellow Briton George Russell – and now they want to continue that in Hungary.

“I hope our car will be good and we can be close to others”said Hamilton: “I like the track, I hope the car feels good there.” Hamilton has now finished on the podium four times in a row, but is sixth in the drivers’ standings, 106 points behind Verstappen. Russell is fifth – 90 points behind the leader.