Our top 10 pictures from the Hungarian Grand PrixJuly 22, 2020
It was an action-packed race weekend for us at the Hungaroring - let's take a look at our favorite pictures from the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Haas F1 Team's photographer Andy Hone has chosen this picture of Romain Grosjean splashing his way through wet conditions in FP2, as his top capture of the weekend.
Andy's take: "This time in Budapest, we had mixed conditions all weekend and that means photographers needed to have wet weather protection on hand. It's quite awkward to use our equipment with this on, albeit a necessity.
"This image in FP2 came about when I watched the cars passing me at high speed and could see the dramatic way the water displaces from the tires and around the bodywork (85 litres of water per second on the full wet).
"Although I could see it happening through my own eyes it was particularly difficult to capture in the camera using a 500mm lense with a 1.4x converter and the car only around 10m away."
Danube Scenes: Romain and Kevin speak to the world’s media in front of the impressive Budapest cityscape at sunset backdrop.
Going around the bend! After disrupted Free Practice 1 sessions in the first two events of the season, getting 70 laps in the bank on Friday morning set us in good stead for the weekend.
A sign of things to come: As Kevin rounds Turn 5, rain clouds swarm above the Hungaroring in the second half of FP1, signalling the weather ahead for Friday afternoon.
Ready and waiting: Front jack-man Rob and the crew await the arrival of Romain Grosjean at the end of FP1.
Spray clouds: After 70 laps for the team in the morning session, steady rain limited us to just seven laps in FP2. Romain splashes his way through one of his five laps run on full wet tires.
Sparks will fly: Romain’s floor catches the surface of the track, showering sparks in his wake during Saturday lunchtime’s FP3.
Qualifying conflab: Kevin is consoled by his trainer Thomas, following an early exit in Qualifying, with Magnussen coming 16th.
Brave Call: With track conditions appearing drier than expected on the formation lap, Kevin and Romain dived into the pits to switch to slick tires, a move which saw them reach the heights of P3 and P4 early on in the race, as the whole field switched for dry tires.
Keeping the prancing horse at bay: Kevin’s brilliant race pace saw him extend the gap to Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who was on aging tires, towards the end of the race. After once running close, the end of race gap between K-Mag and Leclerc was 18 seconds, which was key following the application of a 10 second penalty due to an infringement in the F1 Sporting Regulations, caused by pit-wall calling in the drivers on the formation lap. It meant that Kevin retained his place in the top 10, scoring a point for him and the team.