Sky Sports F1's 2013 Hungarian GP schedule
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Last Updated: 25/07/13 1:23pm
Just where has all the time gone?
Believe it or not, the 2013 season reaches its halfway mark at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend, and with the race also the final one before the traditional August summer break, there's plenty riding on it too before the sport swaps bargeboards for beaches for a few weeks.
It all represents perfect time to both take stock of what has been an exciting season to date and look ahead to how the year may just pan out from here therefore - and that's exactly what we'll be doing on Sky Sports F1 across our coverage from the Hungaroring, with the whole race weekend live only on the channel.
Our coverage begins, as ever, with the Drivers' Press Conference on Thursday afternoon, before the usual Friday drill for a European race weekend of the event's first two practice sessions live from the tight and technical Hungaroring from 8.45am and then 12.45pm respectively.
It's then a busy-old line-up for The F1 Show with Natalie and Ted from 5pm. Highlights include an in-depth review of last week's Young Driver Test and an assessment how the events of Silverstone - including those crucial Pirelli tyre tests - will impact on the race weekend in Hungary.
Our presenting duo will find out what makes Budapest such a great place for a race, while Natalie has also spoken to a driver whose compatriots consider Hungary something of a 'home' event - Finland's Valtteri Bottas. The team will also be discussing pitlane safety after the flying wheel incident of Germany, we'll check in on Ferrari's form with their Technical Director Pat Fry, while Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil become the latest team-mates to face off at the Horse Power Tower.
But it's Saturday and our live Qualifying show from midday when we really get into 'half-time review' mode when the Sky Sports F1 line-up speak to all eleven teams about their respective highs and lows so far in 2013.
During the course of our one-long build-up we'll hear, in reverse Constructors' Championship order, from a mix of drivers and team bosses from up and down the pitlane to help us plot the different stories of the season to date as well as looking ahead to what the remainder of the campaign might have in store amid a period in which teams have to decide whether to stick or twist on 2013 development.
It's certainly set to provide your ultimate expert guide to the season so far - so don't miss it.
Naturally, there are also plenty of reasons to tune into our Race Day show from 11.30am on Sunday morning. After his impressive run to the podium in Germany, we'll have a feature interview with father-to-be Romain Grosjean as the Frenchman looks to establish some momentum to his season at Lotus. The expected speed of his E21 around the Hungaroring is likely to present Grosjean with another chance for challenge for top honours this weekend and what chance him becoming the latest maiden F1 winner in Budapest? The circuit has a long history of being the scene for first-time triumphs - remember our very own Damon Hill's back in 1993? - and we'll hear from the most recent pair to do just that, Jenson Button and Heikki Kovalainen, as they immerse themselves in a little nostalgia.
And in a third interesting set-piece feature, we'll chart the evolution of the F1 pitstop.
Add in Natalie out on the driver parade, Martin Brundle's Grid Walk, more live interviews and the 70-lap 2013 Hungarian GP itself no less and there's plenty of content to ensure your F1 fix is fully maxed out before the sport goes into summer hibernation until Spa.
At a glance: Sky Sports F1's schedule
Tuesday 23rd July
8pm - Classic F1 - 2003 Hungarian GP.
Wednesday 24th July
8pm - Classic F1 - 2011 Hungarian GP.
Thursday 25th July
2pm - Drivers' Press Conference - Live!
8pm - 2012 Hungarian GP highlights
10.30pm - Gear Up For Hungary.
Friday 26th July
8:45am - Hungarian GP Practice One - Live!
11am - GP2 Practice - Live!
12:45pm - Hungarian GP Practice Two - Live!
2:50pm - GP2 Qualifying - Live!
4:15pm - Team Principals' Press Conference.
5pm - The F1 Show - Live!
6pm - Classic F1 - 1986 Hungarian GP Highlights.
6.45pm - Classic F1 - 1993 Hungarian GP highlights.
Saturday 27th 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!
Sunday 28th July
8:20am - GP3 Race Two - Live!
9:30am - GP2 Sprint Race - Live!
11:30am - The 2013 Hungarian GP - Live!