Hello F1 Fans,
After a 3 week break and Young Drivers Testing, F1 is heading to Eastern Europe this weekend. Up next is the Hungarian Grand Prix; the final race before the summer break. The race has been an ever-present on the calendar since 1986 and ranks third on the list of circuits to host the most consecutive F1 World Championship races only behind Monaco and Monza. It's the second slowest track on the F1 calendar with 14 corners and just one real straight. Overtaking at this circuit is never been an easy task.
After winning his first home Grand Prix at Nürburgring Sebastian Vettel extended his lead in championship and scored 157 championship points, Fernando Alonso in 2nd with 123 points and Kimi Räikkönen in 3rd with 116 points. In the Constructors’ battle, Red Bull Racing lead Mercedes by a healthy 67-point margin, with Ferrari third, just three points further back.
TYRE ALLOCATION - Pirelli will be bringing P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tyres for this race. This is the same nomination as last year, but with the compounds being softer this year and better performance is expected. The construction of the tyres has changed as well, with the 2012 structure matched with the 2013 compounds. Conditions at the Hungaroring are normally hot and sunny, which increases the work for the tyres. However, average speeds are low at the tight and twisty Hungaroring, which affects the usual pattern of wear and degradation.
DRS ZONES -There will be a two DRS zones in Hungary, with one detection point. The detection point will be after Turn 13. The first activation point will be after Turn 14, before the start/finish line. The second activation point will be just after Turn 1.
Will this be the track where Kimi would score his 2nd win of the season? Can Alonso reduce the gap to Vettel by winning this race? Can Lewis followup his last years win with another victory? Will we see a new race winner of the season in Hungary?
If you're in the New York City area and looking for some racing action with other F1 fans, be sure to join us for the Hungarian Grand Prix to see who will take the checkered flag. Race will start at 8:00AM EST with the pre-race starting at 7:30AM EST. It's going to be another exciting weekend of racing.
We hope to see you all!
PS: Feile Bar will be serving Breakfast during the race.