The Hungaroring is located near to the capital city
of Budapest and hosted its first Grand Prix in 1986.
The Williams team has had a strong run of success
at the “Magyar Nagydíj” as it’s more commonly
referred to in Hungary, with seven race victories,
the second highest of any Formula One team. The
smallest winning margin at the Hungaroring came
in 1990 at the hands of Williams’ Thierry Boutsen,
who won by 0.288s over Ayrton Senna.
At 4.381 km in length, the track is one of the shortest
on this year’s 20-race calendar.
In 2016, the team finished the race in ninth and 18th
with Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa respectively
but hopes for a better result with the FW40 this
year following 2017’s regulations changes.
For Hungary, Pirelli has made available the medium,
soft and supersoft tyres.