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pic 23/07/15 Round six of the 2015 GP2 Series sees Racing Engineering in Hungary.

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The 2015 GP2 Series now moves to Hungary and it marks the start of the second half of the season with five rounds completed and five, including this weekend, still to come. The last round at Silverstone proved to be very good for Alexander Rossi when he finished 2nd in Saturday’s Feature Race and he took 4th in Sunday’s Sprint Race which allowed him to reduce the gap to Championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne. For Jordan King it was a case of what might have been, in the Feature Race he was lying 6th when, on the last lap of the race, he was pushed into a spin by Arthur Pic, who was later penalised, and he dropped to 22nd. In the Sprint Race he drove superbly moving through the field to finish an excellent 10th

The 4.381Km Hungaroring circuit is the slowest of the permanent circuits that the GP2 teams race on and it’s twisty nature, with its bumpy and often dusty surface makes overtaking difficult so a good qualification is very important.

Racing Engineering have a good record in Hungary with their drivers finishing on the podium on several occasions and with the speed shown by Alexander and Jordan during the season both men will be in with a great chance of finishing on the podium and they will be looking to take the win in both races.

Timetable:
Practice: Fri 24 Jul 2015, 12:00 (GMT+2)
Qualifying Session: Fri 24 Jul 2015, 15:55 (GMT+2)
Race 1: Sat 25 Jul 2015, 15:40 (GMT+2)
Race 2: Sun 26 Jul 2015, 10:35 (GMT+2)
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Round
Length of lap:
4.381 km
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2014 best Racing Engineering: Pole Position –P8 in Qualifying - P18 in R1 – P8 in R2
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Tyre Wear:
High
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Brake Wear:
Medium
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Downforce:
High
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Throttle Average:
63%
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Fastest turn:
T4
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Hardest Braking Point:
T1
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Gear shifts per lap:
31
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Top Speed:
290 km/h
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Average Speed (Qualifying) 2014: 178.339 km/h
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Average Speed (Race) 2014: 152.505 km/h
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Pole Position Time 2014: 1:28.436
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Facts
1. The Hungarian Grand Prix attracts fans from various countries that don’t have a local Grand Prix, for example Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

2. The circuit’s construction began on the 1st of October, 1985 and was completed in eight months.

3. The straights are shorter than on other similar circuits, which makes overtaking difficult and rare.

4. This circuit has a length of 4,381 meters, and is of a narrow and twisty nature.

5. The Hungaroring is built in the bottom of a valley, allowing spectators to view a large portion of the track from their seats. According to the official F1     site, "more than 50 percent of the track can be seen from most vantage points."

6. The designers had originally intended to incorporate some more inspiring fast corners, but their plans were foiled by the discovery of an underground     spring.

7. A critical point for visibility is the fourth corner, the fast left hander is taken blind on entry, so drivers need to be extremely alert.

8. Quite a bit of understeer occurs in the last few corners. In this high-speed chicane, the drivers run the curbs, but hitting them too hard upsets the     car’s balance.

9. As overtaking is extremely difficult and the weather tends to be quite hot, this circuit is considered to be one of the toughest physically for the     drivers.

10. To keep a cool head, the drivers need to cool down their body. All drivers drink a lot of fluids during this race and some even wear special cooling       vests before the race.
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1. The average speed in F1 is 194km/h and 178 km/h in GP2.

2. F1 throttle usage is 56% vs. 63% of the lap that the engine spends at full throttle in GP2.

3. F1 top speed (including DRS) is 310 km/h – GP2 (without DRS) is 290 km/h.

4. F1 drivers will change gear 59 times per lap compared to 30 times that a GP2 driver will have to do.

5. Race distance is different: F1 go around the circuit for 70 laps and GP2 do a total of 63 laps during two days - 35 laps in Feature Race and 28 in the     Sprint Race.

6. Pole position in F1 was set in 2014 at 1:22.715 – Pole position in GP2 was set in 2014 at 1:28.436.