Formula 1 enters the final double-header before the summer break at the Hungaroring, hosting the 11th round of the 2023 season. Red Bull has been dominant so far, with Max Verstappen securing six consecutive wins and eight victories in total this season, solidifying his F1 world championship lead with a comfortable 99-point advantage over teammate Sergio Perez.
However, all eyes are on the return of Daniel Ricciardo, who replaces Nyck de Vries at AlphaTauri for the remainder of the season. Ricciardo’s comeback is a significant talking point this weekend, adding an extra layer of excitement to the competition.
The Friday practice sessions saw Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc take the top spot, with no Red Bull drivers in the top 10. The day proved challenging due to limited dry laps, affecting the overall performance of the teams.
As the action continues on Saturday, FP3 kicks off at 11:30 am BST, followed by the much-anticipated qualifying session at 3:00 pm BST. With Verstappen’s unbeaten streak on the line, fans are eagerly awaiting an intense battle on the track to see if anyone can put an end to the Red Bull dominance at the Hungarian GP.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Formula 1, F1
Q: What is the current state of the 2023 F1 season at the Hungaroring?
A: As of the 11th round of the 2023 season, Red Bull has been dominant, with Max Verstappen achieving six consecutive wins and eight victories in total, extending his F1 world championship lead by 99 points over his teammate Sergio Perez.
Q: What has been the major talking point ahead of the Hungarian GP?
A: The return of Daniel Ricciardo is the main talking point for this weekend’s Hungarian GP. He has replaced Nyck de Vries at AlphaTauri for the rest of the season, adding excitement to the competition.
Q: How did the Friday practice sessions unfold?
A: On Friday, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc topped the charts, while no Red Bull drivers made it into the top 10. The day was challenging due to limited dry laps affecting the teams’ performance.
Q: What is the schedule for Saturday’s action?
A: Saturday’s action includes FP3, beginning at 11:30 am BST, followed by the qualifying session at 3:00 pm BST. The qualifying session promises to be thrilling as the drivers compete for the best grid positions.