The 2014 Hungarian GP preview: Everything you need to know about this week's race!

F1 heads to Budapest for the final race before the summer hiatus

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 23/07/14 3:23pm

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The 2014 Hungarian GP preview: Everything you need to know about this weekend's race!

The tight and twisty Hungaroring on the outskirts of Budapest plays host to the final grand prix before F1’s summer break.

So read on below as Sky Sports Online provides your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the grand prix weekend.

The 2014 Hungarian GP in a nutshell

Track: Hungaroring. Permanent circuit.

Race start time: 1pm UK time Sunday (2pm local).

Laps: 70.

Track length: 4.381 km.

Tyre allocation: Medium (white) and soft (yellow).

DRS Zones: Two with one detection point – pit straight and between Turns One and Two.

Driver steward: Emanuele Pirro.

Lap record: Michael Schumacher - 1:19.071 (Ferrari; 2004).

2013 pole: Lewis Hamilton - 1:19.388 (Mercedes).

Lewis Hamilton: On pole in 2013

Sky Sports F1's schedule

Thursday 24th July
2pm - Drivers' Press Conference – Live!
9pm - Classic Races – Hungary 1997.
11.45pm - Gear Up for Hungary.

Friday 25th July
8.45am – Hungarian GP Practice One – Live!
11am – GP2 Practice – Live!
12.45pm – Hungarian GP Practice Two - Live!
2.50pm – GP2 Qualifying – Live!
4pm – Team Principals’ Press Conference.
5pm – The F1 Show – Live!
6pm - Classic Races – Hungary 2013.
8pm - The F1 Show Replay.

Saturday 26th July
8.45am – GP3 Qualifying – Live!
9.45am – Hungarian GP Practice Three – Live!
12pm – Hungarian GP Qualifying – Live!
2.35pm – GP2 Feature Race – Live!
4.15pm – GP3 Race One – Live!
8.50pm - Ted's Qualifying Notebook.
9.20pm - Classic Races – Hungary 1998.

Sunday 27th July
8.20am – GP3 Race Two – Live!
9.30am – GP2 Sprint Race – Live!
11.30am – The 2014 Hungarian GP – Track Parade – Live!
12pm - The 2014 Hungarian GP – Race – Live! 
3.30pm - The 2014 Hungarian GP – Paddock Live!
5.15pm - Classic Races – Hungary 1990.
6pm - Hungarian GP highlights.
7pm - Ted's Notebook.

Form guide

Lewis Hamilton is tied with Michael Schumacher as the most successful driver of all-time in Hungary having won the race on four occasions. The Mercedes man broke his duck for the Silver Arrows at the Hungaroing last year and another win in 2014 would make it three in a row at the venue.

Jenson Button is the only other current driver to have won the race on multiple occasions, whilst Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen have also both stood atop the podium in 2003 and 2005 respectively.

2013 result: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 2. Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus); 3. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 4. Mark Webber (Red Bull); 5. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari); 6. Romain Grosjean (Lotus); 7. Jenson Button (McLaren); 8. Felipe Massa (Ferrari); 9. Sergio Perez (McLaren); 10. Pastor Maldonado (Lotus).

Last five winners in Hungary: 2013: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 2012: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren); 2011: Jenson Button (McLaren); 2010: Mark Webber (Red Bull); 2009: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren).

Lewis Hamilton: Victorious in 2013

Tyre allocation

Pirelli will bring the white-marked medium and yellow-banded soft tyres to the Hungaroring, as was the case in 2013.

“The Hungaroring is a relatively slow-speed track, but the race is often run in hot conditions, increasing the work on the tyres. To provide a wide working range and increase opportunities for strategy, the medium and the soft tyres will be brought to Hungary.,” the Italian firm said.

Sky Bet odds

Lewis Hamilton is favourite to secure that aforementioned Hungaroring hat-trick with victory odds of 8/11 this weekend, with championship leader Nico Rosberg priced at 11/8 to deny his team-mate again. Check out the full range of odds here.

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