Formula 1 is about to go on a summer vacation and the weather boils even before the mid-year rest of drivers and teams. All because of the controversial crash on the first lap of the British GP between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. Next weekend, the Hungarian GP takes place, an event that has the seven-time world champion as the main winner in recent years: there are eight wins, with the second winner, Michael Schumacher, having ‘only’ four victories. Will Hamilton be able to bring a positive retrospective to the current moment for Mercedes? While the cars are not going to the track, the Brazilian Motorsport.com Team selects some tips before you place your bets.
Valtteri Bottas has gained the reputation of being the main dominant driver of the FP1 every weekend in F1. But, with the best performance from Red Bull and Max Verstappen, the Dutchman has had better results in the first practice of the last three GPs. Hamilton may even be the king of Hungary, but Verstappen should be the 'guy' of the first FP. Fastest in first free practice: Max Verstappen
In 10 races in 2021, only three of them did not have the presence of the safty car, after a year in which this type of intervention was dominant, 11 in 17 races. Hungary has one of the longest straights on the current calendar, around 900 meters that the drivers cover until turn 1. The promise is of battles for positions at the start and, with that, accidents that could bring the safety car. Presence of the safety car: Yes
Red Bull, Mercedes, McLaren and Ferrari drivers are the main favorites to enter the top-6 of the Hungarian GP. Who runs outside and usually pays very well for this occasion is Pierre Gasly, who won a race in last year's championship. The French driver has retired in the last two races, but due to the discrepancy of the return on a bet, compared to his rivals, it is worth waiting for a good result from the AlphaTauri driver. Top-6: Pierre Gasly