2022 Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix

For the last race before Formula 1 takes its summer break, the teams will battle at the Hungaroring for round 13 of the 2022 season.

Max Verstappen brings a commanding 63-point lead in the drivers standings to the final F1 race before the 2022 summer break. He and teammate Sergio Perez have also opened up an 82-point lead in the constructors standings for Red Bull.

Last time out, Ferrari's Charles Leclerc seemed to be on his way to a win in France, but ended his race early after a mistake in turn 11 landed him in the tire barrier.

His teammate Carlos Sainz was on an impressive charge from the back of the field after taking a grid penalty, but a questionable strategy call from Ferrari brought Sainz into the pits late in the race and limited him to fourth at the end of the race.

France was also the first double podium for the driver pair of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell of Mercedes. The duo have been held outside of contending for wins all season, so the 2-3 finish was an impressive finish for the Silver Arrows.

Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel will race for the final time in Hungary this weekend. The four time champion has announced that he will retire at the end of the season.

Stormy weather is possible for Saturday's sessions, as well as rain for Sunday, so the wet conditions could result in interesting qualifying and race results.

What are your picks for the Hungarian Grand Prix? Will this be another strong showing for Verstappen and Red Bull? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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If I understand correctly the layout should favor Ferrari and to a certain extent Mercedes (that will suffer less from subpar straightline speed). It would be cool to see a 6-way battle for the win, even if it's unlikely.
 
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I vote that F1 adopts a form of the popular NASCAR stage racing. The first stage is the first half of the season that ends after the Hungaroring, Max won that stage. After the Hungaroring, stage 2 starts. Otherwise, the championship is over and other teams may start focusing on next year already.
 
As someone who didn't like Vettel very much during the Ferrari years, I'm now really sad to see him leaving. He's become a lot more open and likeable (for me) since he left Ferrari, and seems like a really nice, authentic person. But he's taken the decision that he feels is best for him and his family, and I can't argue with that.

Danke Sebastian
 
I vote that F1 adopts a form of the popular NASCAR stage racing. The first stage is the first half of the season that ends after the Hungaroring, Max won that stage. After the Hungaroring, stage 2 starts. Otherwise, the championship is over and other teams may start focusing on next year already.
F1 already did that almost in 1979. Nobody liked it.
 
Latifi - Stroll new aston martin duo....
next year aston martin will win everything (mr money)
 
As someone who didn't like Vettel very much during the Ferrari years, I'm now really sad to see him leaving. He's become a lot more open and likeable (for me) since he left Ferrari, and seems like a really nice, authentic person. But he's taken the decision that he feels is best for him and his family, and I can't argue with that.

Danke Sebastian
Absolutely. He is, by all accounts, a truly nice person. And what a career! If Ferrari had managed to put it together, he could have won at least another WC. His only weakness, I think, was that he needed everything to be just right to be really fast. I don’t think he was able to make the car faster than it should be, like a Villeneuve or a Senna could. But when everything was right, especially during his Red Bull years, he was a superb driver and fully deserving of his 4 titles.

He is leaving F1 on his own terms, obviously happy about his decision, and there’s no doubt that he will have a very great post-F1 life. I think that, one day, he could be an excellent FIA president.
 
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Yeah, and the biggest question is how could his hair become so long in a matter of few months?
Wasn't long ago his hair looked not long for this earth.

It's amazingly regrown like it seems to do when you're rich. Max Biaggi's hair made an amazing comeback as did Jorge Lorenzo's.

I'm not entirely convinced what's left of Hamilton's hair is the real thing either.
 
A wise decision if he still had the ambitions wanting to win a world title. Now with the next gen. drivers George, Max and Charles grownup to the 3 top teams, it’s nearly impossible.
 
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Predicting that GR will finish the race in front of LH, which will be followed by 50 pages of smug gloating from MV fans in this thread :D
 
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