ING RACE INDEX Hungarian Formula
ING has determined that the Hungarian Grand Prix could benefit from more challenging format. Next to Monaco, the Hungaroring is the circuit with the lowest average speed - due to its 14 curves and relatively short straightaway. Overtaking usually results from other drivers mistakes or a clever pit stop strategy. Usually this summer Formula One Grand Prix is a real high-temperature race and the number of curves takes its toll on the drives concentration. The track is very sandy - just like the plains of Hungary. That means poor traction. The cars are set up for maximum downforce. The many curves make good vehicle balance crucial. Heat and dust not only play a big role in the cockpit, but in vehicle technology as well. Frequent shifting and changes in speed mean excessive strain on the cars mechanical and electronic components. The Hungarian Grand Prix represents the ideal transition into the summer break fort the Formula One.