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F1 Hungarian GP Predictions and Betting Tips

The Hungaroring will host F1 this weekend, as the series returns from a short one week break. Check out our F1 predictions for the Hungarian GP, and take a look at the odds available for the weekend.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

F1 Hungarian GP Top Betting Predictions

It was tricky to get a good read of what went down Friday. The first session was interrupted by red flags and a rain shower, while FP2 saw a mix of teams going all-out with teams saving a set of tyres (F1 is trialling a new set of rules this weekend). It led to some rather unusual results, the most notable one being Max Verstappen all the way down in 11th place. How will things shake up on Saturday and Sunday?

McLaren Double Top 6

The Woking-based squad was the story of the weekend in Silverstone. After qualifying second and third, Lando Norris and rookie Oscar Piastri ran in the podium places for most of the race. A bad-timed pit stop for Piastri later in the race cost the young Aussie his maiden podium, but the pace was there. The Hungaroring is a notoriously different track compared to Silverstone, but McLaren has already shown some encouraging results, with Norris finishing second on Friday.

A back-to-back double top 6 looks like a realistic prediction for McLaren. Piastri did not enjoy the best of days on Friday, but the former junior single seater juggernaut has three podiums in three career starts at the Hungarian GP track. This could be the weekend in which McLaren puts a stamp on its comeback claims.

Alonso Podium Finish

After enjoying a red-hot start, with six podiums in the first eight races, Aston Martin has cooled off a bit. The British team struggled around the high downforce layouts of the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone, but will find itself in a more familiar territory around the twisty Hungaroring.

Alonso secured podiums at Bahrain, Miami and Monaco, including a team-best second place finish in the Principality. These are all slower tracks. The Hungaroring is often referred to as “Monaco without barriers”, being the second-slowest track in the calendar. Aston Martin and Alonso could bounce back this weekend with another podium.

Post-Qualifying Update

Lewis Hamilton produced a shock pole in qualifying for the Hungarian GP. The seven-time champion ended Max Verstappen’s run of five consecutive pole positions, and secured his first in 33 races. Hamilton narrowly edged out the reigning two-time champion by 0.003s, and will be on pole for the 104th time in his career.

F1 Hungarian GP Weather Condition

The race will be held under scorching conditions, with temperature in the 29°C. While the Hungaroring layout isn’t particularly demanding on tyres, the high heat could pose a problem for the teams. The Hungarian track is also notoriously physical, so drivers will have to deal with an extra challenge in the figure of the summer heat.

F1 Hungarian GP Important Details

F1 Hungarian GP predictions betting tips
#16 Charles Leclerc (MCO, Scuderia Ferrari), F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 21, 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by HOCH ZWEI) – Photo by Icon sport
  • Which tyre compounds will be available for the Hungarian GP? Teams and drivers will have the C3, C4 and C5 compounds. These are the softest tyres available, and that could become a problem in the high temperatures expected for the race.
  • How can I watch the Hungarian GP in the UK? You can watch the Hungarian GP live on Sky Sports on TV and on the internet, and also on NOW for streaming.
  • What is the Hungarian GP start time? The Hungarian GP will start at 2:00 pm BST (1:00 pm GMT).

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