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The Hungarian Grand Prix was first held in 1986 and has been staged continuously since then, for 33 years, with all races run at the Hungaroring in the height of summer. This event is usually the final round prior to the season’s summer break, when racing and all factory activity has to stop, creating a watershed moment in the year.

That means everyone wants to do well there, because there’s no better way to go on holiday than with the winner’s trophy from the Hungarian GP in your hands.

The Hungarian Grand Prix has played a special role in the history of Scuderia Toro Rosso, because it was at this race that a couple of our drivers started their F1 careers, including our most successful alumnus Sebastian Vettel.

Fun and frustration at the Hungarian GP

When the Formula 1 circus first came here in ’86, Hungary wasn’t quite the Forbidden City, but it did provide a tantalising glimpse of life in “Eastern” Europe, with armed border guards, austere living conditions and a sense you were stepping back in time. It was often said that Budapest was a great city to go shopping if there was anything you had forgotten to buy in the Sixties!

These days, it’s a bustling modern city, apart from the magnificent historic buildings and its most appealing natural feature, the River Danube that cuts it into Buda and Pest, the two sides joined by some spectacular bridges.

The actual Hungaroring circuit is fun and frustrating all at the same time: driving a single lap of this twisty “Monaco without the barriers” is a challenge enjoyed by all the drivers, but on race day, the difficulties of overtaking, despite the main straight being lengthened a few years back, can make for the occasional traffic jam.

The 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes.

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02/08 FP1: 11:00 - 12:30 FP2: 15:00 - 16:30
03/08 FP3: 12:00 - 13:00 QUALI: 15:00 - 16:00
04/08 RACE: 15:10
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Review hungarian Grand Prix 2019 by Scuderia Toro Rosso

Fifth in the championship

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Hungarian Grand Prix 2019 by Scuderia Toro Rosso

Hungarian Grand Prix 2019

Team and Drivers’ quote after the race:

Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying 2019 by Scuderia Toro Rosso

Hungarian Grand Prix 2019 – Qualifying

Team and Drivers’ quote after qualifying

Hungarian Grand Prix free practice 2019 by Scuderia Toro Rosso

Hungarian Grand Peix 2019 – Free Practice

Team and Drivers’ quote after free practice

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Hungarian GP – Garage Playlist

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Hungarian GP 2019 – Race Guide

Preview Hungarian Grand Prix 2019 by Scuderia Toro Rosso

Hungarian Grand Prixview

Last race before the summer break!

Hurrah in Hungary

Hurrah in Hungary

By the time our STR13s rolled out of the garage in torrid temperatures at […]

Hungarian Grand Prix

Hungarian Grand Prix

What a race! Sixth position for Pierre, while Brendon finished just outside the points

Hungarian GP – Qualifying

Hungarian GP – Qualifying

What a result in Qualifying! All smiles in the garage today

Hungarian GP – Free Practice

Hungarian GP – Free Practice

First and second Practice session’s at the Hungaroring. Here are our drivers and team’s […]

Hungarian Grand Prixview

Hungarian Grand Prixview

Brendon Hartley (Car 28): “I’ve raced at the Hungaroring quite a few times over […]