F1 Hungarian Grand Prix: What time it starts today, how to watch on TV and the latest odds

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F1 hungarian grand prix 2022 time start today Alpine's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso competes during first practice session ahead of the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary, on July 29, 2022 - AFP
F1 hungarian grand prix 2022 time start today Alpine's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso competes during first practice session ahead of the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary, on July 29, 2022 - AFP

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After a couple of races where he ate into championship leader Max Verstappen's lead, Charles Leclerc's crash and DNF from the lead in the French Grand Prix last week means he faces a mammoth task to become the 2022 world champion.

Red Bull's Verstappen now leads the Ferrari driver by 63 points heading into the final race before the summer break, the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring.

When is it?

The 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix runs from Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31.

What time does the F1 race start today?

First and second practice are done and dusted, as is qualifying, with George Russell taking a sensational pole position at the Hungaroring. 

That just leaves the Hungarian Grand Prix itself, which begins at 2pm BST on Sunday.

What TV channel is it on?

Sky Sports F1 have near-exclusive live coverage rights in the UK this year and indeed for the next few with their usual excellent team.

Sky's qualifying program starts at 2pm on Saturday with their race coverage at 12.30pm on Sunday. Channel 4 also have extended highlights coverage this year. Their qualifying program starts at 7.30pm on Saturday with race coverage at 6.30pm.

What is the starting grid?

  1. George Russell, Mercedes

  2. Carlos Sainz, Ferrari

  3. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari

  4. Lando Norris, McLaren

  5. Esteban Ocon, Alpine

  6. Fernando Alonso, Alpine

  7. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

  8. Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo

  9. Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren

  10. Max Verstappen, Red Bull

  11. Sergio Perez, Red Bull

  12. Guanyu Zhou, Alfa Romeo

  13. Kevin Magnussen, Haas

  14. Lance Stroll, Aston Martin

  15. Mick Schumacher, Haas

  16. Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri

  17. Alexander Albon, Williams

  18. Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri

  19. Nicholas Latifi, Williams

What are the championship standings?

What do we know about the Hungaroring?

  • Circuit length: 4.381km

  • First grand prix: 1986

  • Laps: 70

  • Race distance: 306.63km

  • Race lap record: 1:16.627 (Lewis Hamilton, 2020)

  • 2021 winner:  Esteban Ocon, Alpine

  • Number of corners: 14

  • Overtaking chances:  Pretty slim, to be honest. It's (perhaps unfairly) known as Monaco without the walls. Still, going into turn one with the aid of DRS is the best place.

What are the latest odds?

  • Charles Leclerc 11/8

  • Carlos Sainz 5/2

  • George Russell 10/3

  • Max Verstappen 8/1

  • Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris 16/1