2011 Hungarian Grand Prix programme

2011 Hungarian Grand Prix

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F1 Fanatic Hungarian Grand Prix programme
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Have all the important information for this weekend?s Hungarian Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic race programme:

The race weekend

2011 Hungarian Grand Prix preview – Are Red Bull in trouble? Hungary will give answers

2011 Hungarian Grand Prix – Session info, support races and more

2011 F1 championship points – Full drivers and teams points standings heading into this weekend’s race


Jarno Trulli will race for Lotus after Karun Chandhok drove his car at the German Grand Prix.

The following changes to the usual driver line-up will be made for first practice only:

Nico H???lkenberg will drive Adrian Sutil’s car at Force India.

Bruno Senna will drive Nick Heidfeld’s car at Renault.


Teams will have the soft (yellow lettering) and super soft (red lettering) tyres available to use this weekend.

Pirelli have not brought any development tyres this weekend, so expect to see less running in Friday’s practice sessions than we have seen recently.

Here’s Pirelli’s guide to the track:


Allan McNish is the drivers’ adviser to the stewards this weekend. McNish drove for Toyota in 2002 and is a two-time winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The other FIA stewards are Dr Gert Ennser, a member of Germany’s motor sport club, and FIA World Motor Sport Council member Radovan Novak.

The track

Guide to the Hungaroring from Williams:

Hungaroring, 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix
Hungaroring, 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix

This year is the 25th anniversary of the first F1 race at the Hungaroring.

One of the earliest examples of Bernie Ecclestone taking F1 into new territories, the first races at the track were held while the country was still part of the Soviet Bloc.

The track configuration has changed little since then, with the most significant revisions coming in 2003 in an attempt to increase overtaking, a perennial problem at this tight, twisty venue.

Once thought of as one of the least attractive circuit designs in F1, its reputation has improved over the years as a string of antiseptic tracks in even further-flung venues have joined the calendar.

Lewis Hamilton is a fan of the track. The two-time Hungarian Grand Prix winner says: “I like the circuit because it?s old school.

“It has a very historic feel to it, with hills and bumps and cambers changes, and it has massive character.”

Changing tracks: Hungaroring – How the Hungaroring has altered since it was first used in 1986

Hungaroring ?ǣ circuit information – Strategy data, lap records and more

The weather

It might not be quite as warm as last year, when race day temperatures nudged 30C, but it will still be a lot warmer than the Nurburgring was.

2011 Hungarian Grand Prix weather – Warmer weather awaits teams in Hungary

Following the race live

F1 Fanatic Live will be open for your comments during every session.

Join us for every lap of the race, qualifying and practice at these times:

Friday 29th July 2011

Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice 1: 10:00-11:30 (UK time: 9:00-10:30)
Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice 2: 14:00-15:30 (UK time: 13:00-14:30)

Saturday 30th July 2011

Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice 3: 11:00-12:00 (UK time: 10:00-11:00)
Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying: 14:00 (UK time: 13:00)

Sunday 31st July 2011

Hungarian Grand Prix: 14:00 (UK time: 13:00)

More session times and live coverage details here: 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix TV Times

You can follow F1 Fanatic on Twitter for updates throughout the race weekend:

And you can use the F1 Fanatic Live Twitter app to get updates from the drivers, teams and media at the circuit:

2010 Hungarian Grand Prix highlights

Mark Webber won the Hungarian Grand Prix last year – but only after team mate Sebastian Vettel picked up a penalty for not being close enough behind the safety car.

That dropped Vettel to third behind Fernando Alonso, who he spend the final laps of the race trying to overtake.

Further back Michael Schumacher was handed a grid penalty for the following race after pushing Rubens Barrichello almost into the pit wall as the Williams driver overtook him.

2010 Hungarian Grand Prix review – Webber grabs Hungary win after Vettel blunder

Schumacher given ten-place grid drop for his swerve at Barrichello – The stewards said Schumacher “illegally impeded” Barrichello

Previous Hungarian Grands Prix

2009 Hungarian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton takes McLaren back to winning ways
2008 Hungarian Grand Prix: Massa loses Hungary win to Kovalainen
2007 Hungarian Grand Prix: Hamilton edges out Raikkonen
2006 Hungarian Grand Prix: Button achieves his impossible dream
2005 Hungarian Grand Prix: Raikkonen takes important win
1989 Hungarian Grand Prix: Mansell storms from 12th to first

Join in the 2011 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

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You can enter and edit your predictions up to the start of qualifying on Saturday:

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10 comments on “2011 Hungarian Grand Prix programme”

  1. One of the earliest examples of Bernie Ecclestone taking F1 into new territories, the first races at the track were held while the country was still part of the Soviet Union.

    A small correction – Hungary never was a part of the Soviet Union (USSR). It’s more appropriate to say that Hungary was a part of the Soviet Bloc or the Eastern Bloc.

    1. Changed, thanks.

  2. are you still allowed to use PJ’s posters? i’m jealous! =P

    also, always great to have all the articles nice and neat in the programmes.. love it, keep up the good work!

    1. Keith isn’t selling the posters ;)

  3. Those Pirelli guides really are horrific. They animation is terrible and the voice over guy is even worse.

    I’ve seen a few where he actually makes mistakes, they don’t even bother to re-do them. It’s like it was done in one take.

    1. Are you talking about the originals or these ones? (The voiceover here has been recorded by Dan, it’s not the Pirelli guy)

      1. Chris Yu Rhee
        31st July 2011, 1:29

        Kieth, do you know of any pay-per view service for F1? The satellite provider here in Korea dropped Star Sports without any notice, so I’m in the dark on F1.
        BTW, this Friday we are going to the F1 track here in Korea to see if we can view the track. Hopefuly we will be able to get inside the track. I’ll send pics of our visit, but where should I send them?

    2. They animation is terrible and the voice over guy is even worse.

      The animation really is awful. The way the car turns is horrible. Videogames are so realistic, I wonder how they can do such things!

      PS: the tags buttons have disappeared, I have to write them manually.

  4. Yeah I mean the old ones.

    Agree Fixy, not sure why they don’t just use rFactor or something like that?

  5. I know next to nothing about the Hungaroring so the Pirelli video helped a bit, thanks!

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