29.04.14

WTCC Race of Hungary - Preview

2014 WTCC Race Preview, round 5&6

RACE OF HUNGARY 

Round 5&6 – Budapest, Hungary

HUNGARORING CIRCUIT

 

Lap distance: 4.381 km

Race distance: 2 x 14 laps / 61.334 km

Location: 20 km North-East of Budapest, along the M3 Budapest-Miskolc

Press officer: Péter Petán – tel: +36 28 444444, fax: +36 28 441860, email: [email protected]

Airports: Budapest-Ferihegy (35 km), Györ-Pér (150 km); Debrecen (220 km); Bratislava-Ružinov “Milan Ratislav Štefánik”, Slovak Republic (230 km); Vienna-Schwechat, Austria (250 km)

Lap records:

Qualifying - 1:53.426/139.04 kph, Yvan Muller (Chevrolet Cruze), 4 May 2013

Race - 1:55.801/136.19 kph, Yvan Muller (Chevrolet Cruze), 5 May 2013

 
ROLL OF HONOUR WTCC RACE OF HUNGARY
 
2011
Race 1: Alain Menu (Chevrolet Cruze)
Race 2: Yvan Muller (Chevrolet Cruze)
 
2012
Race 1: Yvan Muller (Chevrolet Cruze)
Race 2: Norbert Michelisz (BMW 320 TC)
 
2013
Race 1: Yvan Muller (Chevrolet Cruze)
Race 2: Rob Huff (SEAT León)
 

DID YOU KNOW IT?

9 December 1983 Hungary requested to host a Formula One Grand Prix; the first possible option was a street circuit inside Budapest’s Népliget Park that had hosted the 1936 Hungarian Grand Prix and rounds of the European Touring Car Championship from 1966 to 1970.

10 August 1986 The Hungaroring, built in 1985, hosted the first Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix, that was also the first Formula One race to be held behind the Iron Curtain

5 June 2011 Not even the rain spoiled the first WTCC visit at the Hungaroring, as 60,000 fans crowded the grandstands on Sunday; Chevrolet drivers Alain Menu and Yvan Muller shared race victories.

6 May 2012 Local hero Norbert Michelisz won the second race in the Zengö Motorsport BMW; Michelisz took the lead after a wonder start from the third row of the grid and drove Hungarian fans crazy.

5 May 2013 – Rob Huff’s SEAT León overtook Mehdi Bennani’s BMW 320 TC on the outside of Turn 1, at the end of a safety-car intervention and claimed the first WTCC victory for the Münnich Motorsport team.

 

WTCC TIMETABLE

Friday, 2 May

  • 12.30– 13.00:  Testing
  • 17.30:  Drivers’ briefing

Saturday, 3 May

  • 09.00– 09.30: Free Practice 1
  • 12.00– 12.30:  Free Practice 2
  • 14.30 – 14.50: Qualifying Q1
  • 14.55 – 15.05: Qualifying Q2
  • 15.10 – 15.30: Qualifying Q3
  • 15.40 (est): Qualifying press conference
Sunday, 4 May
  • 13.30: Race 1
  • 14.00 (est): Race 1 podium ceremony
  • 14.40: Race 2
  • 15.05 (est): Race 2 podium ceremony
  • 15.15 (est): Race press conference

 

FIA OFFICIALS

  • Chairman of the Stewards: Silvia Bellot (ESP)
  • 2nd International Steward: Zrinko Gregurek (HRV)
  • Race Director: Miroslav Bartos (CZE)
  • Assistant to the Race Director / FIA Coordinator: Rui Marques (PRT)
  • Medical Delegate: Alain Chantegret (FRA)
  • Technical Delegate: Manuel Leal (ESP)
  • Press Delegate: Fabio Ravaioli (ITA)
  • Chief Timekeeper: Mike Salmon (GBR)
  • Incident Camera Delegate: Lionel Bérard (FRA)
  • Safety Car Driver: Bruno Correia (PRT)
 

FIA WORLD TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

The provisional classifications for all the Championship can be found on the following link: http://www.fia.com/championship/world-touring-car-championship-wtcc/2014...

 

FIA WTCC RACE OF HUNGARY

Shortly after the finish of the sessions, results of the event can be found on the following link: http://www.fia.com/championship/events/world-touring-car-championship-wt...