Max Verstappen started the first free practice session for the Grand Prix of Hungary on Friday around 11 a.m. Follow all events on the Hungaroring in this live blog.

Good morning and welcome to the Formula 1 live blog on My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed this weekend about all developments concerning the Hungarian Grand Prix.

  • GP Hungary
  • LIVE:
  • First free training
  • 3 p.m.
  • Second free training

GP Hungary · 5 minutes ago

Another 31 minutes - Vettel climbs to P2 with a sharp improvement and refers Verstappen to third place. The score:

  • Hamilton 1,117,233
  • Vettel +0.166
  • Verstappen +0.279
  • Magnuses + 0.843
  • Leclerc +1,179
  • GP Hungary · 12 minutes ago

    Valtteri Bottas is no longer taking action during this session. Mercedes has discovered an engine problem with the Finn's car and will replace the power source. Bottas has only been able to drive two laps.

    UPDATE: We will do a PU swap with Valtteri as a problem with the current unit has been identified. We are already swapping in the other PU in the pool. This will allow us more time to trace the problem outside the car. #HungarianGP # FP1

    Avatar Author Mercedes-AMG F1 Moment of Places 11: 39 - August 2, 2019

    GP Hungary · 15 minutes ago

    Another 39 min - Hülkenberg shows that the rain tires can go back into the cupboard. The German clock is in third position on the soft belt.

    GP Hungary · 17 minutes ago

    Another 41 minutes - And Max Verstappen also sets off in the rain. He received a fresh set of intermediates from Red Bull. Nico Hülkenberg thinks it is dry enough and goes outside with slicks.

    GP Hungary · 18 minutes ago

    The state of affairs halfway through the first training.

    CLASSIFICATION: 45 MINUTES INTO FP1 Lewis Hamilton is setting the early pace this weekend 💪 # F1 #HungarianGP 🇭🇺

    Avatar AuthorFormula 1Moment of places11: 46 - August 2, 2019

    GP Hungary · 24 minutes ago

    The spin of Max Verstappen was therefore not caused by the rain, but by a gust of wind.

    A spider of @ Max33 Verappen when coming up straight! 😱The weather gods in Hungary are not yet in a good mood for the drivers 🌧️ #HungarianGP #ZiggoSport

    Avatar Author Ziggo Sport F1 Moment of places 11: 38 - 2 August 2019

    GP Hungary · 25 minutes ago

    Another 50 minutes - Magnussen, Stroll, Grosjean and Russell will also explore the wet asphalt.

    GP Hungary · 29 minutes ago

    Another 54 minutes - Leclerc is brave enough to send his Ferrari onto the asphalt in wet conditions. He takes a set of intermediates with him.

    GP Hungary · 31 minutes ago

    Max Verstappen is now back facing the right way 😅 # F1 #HungarianGP 🇭🇺

    Avatar AuthorFormula 1Moment of places11: 34 - August 2, 2019

    GP Hungary · 31 minutes ago

    Another 55 minutes - It seems to be raining too hard to ride on dry weather tires. All drivers are in the pits.

    GP Hungary · 33 minutes ago

    Another 57 minutes - After a few small showers it starts to rain really hard on the Hungaroring.

    GP Hungary · 33 minutes ago

    Another 59 min - Gianpiero Lambiase, the engineer from Max Verstappen, talks about the on-board radio to the Dutchman that his car was caught by a gust of wind. No major problems for the Red Bull driver.

    GP Hungary · 35 minutes ago

    Another 60 minutes - Max Verstappen is backwards! The Dutchman is working on a lightning-fast lap, but spins in the last corner. He keeps his Red Bull talking and continues his way without damage.

    GP Hungary · 38 minutes ago

    Another 63 minutes - The first signals about the power of Red Bull Racing at the Hungaroring are promising. "The car feels good", says Max Verstappen about the on-board radio.

    GP Hungary · 40 minutes ago

    # F1 #HungarianGP # ElevenF1STR

    Avatar AuthorMarek KapselskiMoment of places11: 25 - 2 August 2019

    GP Hungary · 41 minutes ago

    Only 65 more - The first yellow code is caused by Lance Stroll. The Canadian purrs in the round, but can continue his way without damage.

    GP Hungary · 41 minutes ago

    66 more minutes - Problems for Valtteri Bottas? The Finn has not yet recorded time and is in the pits. His engineers are busy working on the W10.

    GP Hungary · 44 minutes ago

    Another 69 minutes - Verstappen (P2) and Hamilton (P1) alternate at the top of the times list. Hamilton is currently three tenths faster than the Dutchman.

    GP Hungary · one hour ago

    Another 71 minutes - Carlos Sainz reports that the rain is going to rain on the borddadio. All drivers still ride on slicks.

    GP Hungary · one hour ago

    Räikkönen and Hamilton pretend it is Sunday.

    Kimi isn't holding back 💪 # F1 #HungarianGP 🇭🇺

    Avatar AuthorFormula 1Moment of places11: 18 - 2 August 2019

    GP Hungary · one hour ago

    Looking ominous 👀 But, we're getting to work on our usual run plan while the track is still dry 👌 #PoweredByHonda

    Avatar Author Honda Racing F1 Time of places 11: 13 - 2 August 2019

    GP Hungary · one hour ago

    74 more minutes - Lewis Hamilton's response won't be long. The Brit dives just under tenth under the time of the Dutchman and leads the times list.

    GP Hungary · one hour ago

    Another 76 minutes - Max Verstappen clocked the fastest time in his first timed run: 1.18.629.

    GP Hungary · one hour ago

    Another 81 minutes - Max Verstappen sends his Red Bull onto the asphalt. All drivers have already started at least one lap.

    GP Hungary · one hour ago

    Another 85 minutes - Only Max Verstappen has not yet appeared on the asphalt. Although it is dripping, it is still too dry for rain tires.

    GP Hungary · one hour ago

    It starts to rain on the Hungaroring.

    Just as the cars start the first training session, the ponchos open the umbrellas at the blows in the stands. # f1 #HungarianGP 🌧

    Avatar Author Bart van Dooijeweert Moment of places 11: 03 - 2 August 2019

    GP Hungary · one hour ago

    The job is immediately busy. Max Verstappen is still in the pits.

    GREEN LIGHT: We're under way in FP1 at the Hungaroring olFollow all the action with live timings and commentary >> # F1 #HungarianGP 🇭🇺

    Avatar AuthorFormula 1Moment of places11: 01 - 2 August 2019

    GP Hungary · one hour ago

    Another 90 minutes - Green! The Grand Prix weekend in Hungary starts.

    GP Hungary · one hour ago

    A rain shower is predicted at 11.15 am on the Hungaroring. The drivers will therefore want to take action as quickly as possible to stay ahead of the rain.

    GP Hungary · one hour ago

    FIVE MINUTES TO FP1 ⏰We have cloudy conditions at the Hungaroring ahead of the first session of the race weekend 👀☁️ # F1 #HungarianGP 🇭🇺

    Avatar Author Formula 1 Moment of placement 10: 55 - August 2, 2019

    GP Hungary · one hour ago

    It is partly cloudy on the Hungaroring where the first training is about to start.

    LIVE FROM HUNGARORINGGloomy on one side, bright blue skies on the other. Potential rain? #HungarianGP

    Avatar Authorella grycMoment of places10: 48 - August 2, 2019

    GP Hungary · 2 hours ago

    The lights go green in Budapest at 11 am for the first training session. Max Verstappen is ready.

    Let's take it to the track #UnleashTheLion #KeepPushing #HungarianGP 🇭🇺

    Avatar AuthorMax VerstappenMoment of places10: 01 - 2 August 2019

    GP Hungary · 2 hours ago

    The timetable for the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend:

    Friday, August 2
    • 11.00 - First free practice
    • 15.00 - Second free practice

    Saturday, August 3
    • 12.00 - Third free practice
    • 15.00 - Qualification

    Sunday, August 4
    • 15.10 - Race

    GP Hungary · 3 hours ago

    Verstappen enjoyed 'very good teamwork' at the pit stop record Red Bull
    Max Verstappen enjoys the speed with which his engineers carry out the pit stops this year. With the fastest tire change of all time in 1.88 seconds, the team members made a contribution to his victory in Germany on Sunday. "That was really good teamwork, the engineers have it very well organized," said Verstappen. "What we do better than the other teams? It is above all the very good organization."

    GP Hungary · 3 hours ago

    Formula 1 drivers are taking action today at the Hungaroring, a circuit that (apart from a new layer of asphalt) has never been modified over the years. Although this video with Rubens Barrichello is from 2004, it still gives a current view of the circuit.

    The perfect way to start your #HungarianGP Friday ... Ride along with @rubarrichello tackling the Hungaroring back in 2004!

    Avatar AuthorSky Sports F1Moment of places08: 58 - August 2, 2019

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