|1. The Hungaroring is 19 km from the centre of Budapest.
2. The twisty 4.381km circuit is often compared to a kart
track, with one slow speed corner leading into another in very quick
3. Average temperatures over the past years have been around
the 26°C mark, putting an emphasis on efficient cooling solutions.
4. With 14 corners and just one real straight, the Hungaroring
presents teams with a similar problem to that encountered in Monaco – how to
maximize high downforce performance.
5. All the corners seem to
link together — turn 5 is a radial corner and patience on the throttle is
rewarded, as there are lots of bumps that upset the balance of the car.
6. The Hungaroring is set in a very dusty amphitheatre and the
levels of airborne dust and sand are very high.
7. The kerbs at the exit of
Turns 3, 8 and 9 are provided with a drainage system for water that may
accumulate in surface depressions.
8. The last corner before
entering the start-finish straight is a high-speed chicane where drivers run
over the kerbs – but hitting them too hard upsets the car’s balance.
9. The full length of the start-finish line is 788 meters.
10. The start-finish
straight is the widest area of the circuit: 15 meters, elsewhere the width
varies between 10 and 11 meters.