Follow the Hungarian Grand Prix live with Richland F1

Follow the Hungarian Grand Prix live with Richland F1

The Hungarian Grand Prix is just around the corner, with teams and drivers eager to go into the summer break with a strong result.

Following a dramatic qualifying session on Saturday, which saw Lewis Hamilton make a fiery exit from Q1, could today’s main event throw up a few shocks and surprises? We certainly hope so.

The Brit will be starting from the pit lane after chassis, gearbox and engine changes, with his team-mate lining up at the very front of the field for the sixth time in 2014. Sebastian Vettel will start in second place, with Valtteri Bottas lining up in third.

Daniel Ricciardo was fourth fastest in qualifying, with Fernando Alonso sixth and Jenson Button seventh for Ferrari and McLaren respectively. Jean-Eric Vergne, Nico Hulkenberg and Daniil Kvyat will complete the top 10 on the grid.

Kevin Magnussen was 10th in qualifying but chassis and gearbox changes following his heavy Q3 crash at turn one means he will also start from the pit lane and ahead of Hamilton.

Pirelli is expecting low tyre degradation on both the medium and soft compounds, with a three-stop race being the fastest way to go if it takes place in dry conditions However, a short but sharp rain shower arrived just under an hour before the start, so we could well see our first wet race of the season.

It should hopefully be an action-packed and exciting race at the Hungaroring, with several drivers starting out of position and the wet weather.

Throughout the race, Richland F1 will be providing live commentary via its Twitter account. You can follow @RichlandF1 here.

In the UK, the race will be live on Sky Sports F1. The German Grand Prix itself gets underway at 13:00 BST, with highlights being shown on BBC One at 17:10pm today.

In the United States you can watch the race live on CNBC, with coverage starting at 7:30am ET ahead of the race start at 8:00. It will also be streamed online here.

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Jack Leslie

Jack Leslie

Jack Leslie is a freelance motorsport and Formula 1 journalist. He has been part of the Richland F1 team since the very start and made his F1 paddock debut for the website at the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix. Jack also writes for Car Throttle, RumbleStripNews, Formula1Blog, PureF1 and F1 Plus, as well as running a popular blog.