HUNGARIAN GP - PREVIEW

 

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RACE DATE: 31 JULY 2005
LOCATION: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
2004 WINNER: M.SCHUMACHER, 2ND: BARRICHELLO, 3RD: ALONSO
2004 POLE: M.SCHUMACHER - 1m19.146
2004 BEST LAP: M.SCHUMACHER - 1m19.071

The first and so far only one of the Eastern Bloc states to host a Grand Prix, the fixture first appeared in 1986. Thick dust and a marked lack of overtaking opportunities are the hallmarks of a tortuous circuit used once per year - and a limitless supply of prostitutes eager for Western currency. Nigel Mansell's 1989 victory from 12th place aside, this is not a spectacular circuit, likened to Monaco without the buildings and particularly unloved by F1's truckies who must manouvre in the most cramped paddock on the calendar.

TIMETABLE: (In Local Time - GMT +2)

Friday, July 29th:
Practice Session 1 - 11:00-12:00
Practice Session 2 - 14:00-15:00
Saturday, July 30th:
Practice Session 3 - 09:00-09:45
Practice Session 4 - 10:15-11:00
Qualifying Session 1 - 13:00-14:00
Sunday, July 31th:
Race - 14:00-16:00

MORE INFORMATION: CIRCUIT, 2004 RACE

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