And here we go to the 2022 Gelding Grand Prix! The thirteenth round of the championship and the last race before the summer break begins on Friday afternoon, with the first free practice that should be held in very hot weather. See you at 2pm to watch this episode live below.
After the run at Paul Ricard, a fast circuit consisting of long straight linesF1 drivers will face off at the Hungaroring, a slow and winding road. Therefore, the character of single seats should be very different from the one seen at Le Castellet, which worries Mercedes. After getting two podiums in France, the German team fears that the Budapest track will expose the weaknesses of the W13. So despite the recent development of his company, James Vowles remains cautious about his 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix goals. “We are not where we need to be, especially with the speed of the qualification and Hungary will reveal that weakness to some extent. We are realistic, we have made a step forward and I see progress but in Budapest we must not be able to use everything in the conditions presented to us and we have to do a better job than what we did to make sure we’re where the car should be in qualifying, going before,” explained Mercedes’ chief strategist. If free practice 1 and 2 scheduled for this Friday should be ready to deliver first look at W13 characterthis risk however change by the end of the week as the weather is expected to be very unsettled…
Hungary for more! 👏
– Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) July 28, 2022