The Spanish pilot Fernando Alonso (Alpine), which this Thursday celebrates its 40th birthday, aspires to give itself a good gift in the form of points in the Hungarian Grand Prix, eleventh quote of the Formula 1 World Cup where Max verstappen (Red Bull) and Lewis hamilton (Mercedes) will meet again after the controversial race at Silverstone.
Alonso, the second oldest rider on the current grid only behind Kimi raikkonen (41 years old), reaches the quarantine in a great moment of form, since his streak of five races in a row scoring It is the best of the entire competition except for the British Lando Norris (McLaren), who chains 15.
Now, he returns to the stage where 18 years ago he achieved the first victory of his career in Formula 1, although the great focus of attention will be on the position of the first two classified in the World Championship, especially after his incident in Great Britain, where Hamilton ruined Verstappen’s career.
Despite the 10-second penalty, widely criticized in Red Bull for being too light, the Englishman added his fourth victory of the season and cut his World Cup disadvantage to just five points on the Dutchman, who conceded his second ‘0’ of the season and arrives in Hungary eager for revenge.
Ferrari and Sainz, optimistic
Regarding the Ferrari options, the characteristics of Hungaroring, a circuit considered ‘slow’ like Monaco or Barcelona, allows the ‘Scuderia’ riders to be optimistic, reinforced after the second place of Charles Leclerc in England.
The Italian team has already added more points this year (148) than in all of last season (131) and wants to continue progressing on a circuit that has always has been good at Carlos Sainz. The Madrid native, seventh in the championship 12 points behind his teammate, has always managed to finish in the points since 2016 and holds fifth place in 2019 as the best result.
Hungarian GP schedule
First practice session 11.30 – 12.30.
Second practice session 15.00 – 16.00.
Third practice session 12.00 – 13.00.
Qualification session 15.00 – 16.00.