Subscribe

Sign up for free

  • Get quick access to your favorite articles

  • Manage alerts on breaking news and favorite drivers

  • Make your voice heard with article commenting.

Autosport Plus

Discover premium content
Subscribe
Autosport Plus

The 2005 Hungarian Grand Prix Preview

Fernando Alonso is looking to celebrate his 24th birthday in style at this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, leaving the Championship all but sealed before Formula One goes on vacation. Having always shone at Hungaroring, and with rival Kimi Raikkonen facing a tough qualifying, the Spaniard's weekend is looking bright already. Tom Keeble previews the race and rates the teams' chances of success ahead of the thirteenth round of the 2005 season

The Hungarian Grand Prix is hosted at the Hungaroring, near Budapest. The circuit is like a barrier-less version of Monaco: twisty in nature and demanding the highest levels of downforce, overtaking is nearly impossible, placing the emphasis squarely on qualifying. High temperatures can stress the cars over the race distance, however, so good cooling is a must. Although there is a chance of thunderstorms on Sunday, there has never yet been a wet race here.

The Hungaroring is a track that allows the driver to make some difference, based on its technical, wearing nature: fatigue can play a part, though the modern generation of super-fit drivers are not really expected to suffer.

Previous article The 2005 German Grand Prix Review
Next article Hungarian GP Facts, Stats & Memoirs

Sign up for free

  • Get quick access to your favorite articles

  • Manage alerts on breaking news and favorite drivers

  • Make your voice heard with article commenting.

Autosport Plus

Discover premium content
Subscribe