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Hungary 2010 - Free Practice 1 // The first session of the weekend begins with ninety minutes on the clock

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Nico Rosberg steers the Mercedes car during Friday practice at Hockenheim
Credit: Mercedes GP

Back to back races see us skip from the depths of Germany to the Hungaroring - a weekend no one tends to look forward to but that can offer up some surprises. Personally, I'm hoping for some of the live timing issues we had last year, but I expect Bernie's had a look at the systems since then.

Weather update

showers

Hungaroring, Hungary, Friday

25℃

  • Low 18℃
  • Humidity 66%

Light rain showers

It's supposed to be raining at the Hungaroring today, with showers starting in the early hours of the day. We could see a couple of wet practice sessions, but things are meant to clear up towards the end of the day and get better throughout the weekend.

One to watch

Keep an eye on Jaime Alguersuari, as this is the track he made his debut on last year, and so we're getting into the part of the calendar where he'll have some experience. Also, Toro Rosso believe they can do well here, as the F-Duct is essentially going to be useless. Here are his thoughts when asked if his team could do well:

First, because we both know the track, so we can start pushing from Friday onwards. And secondly, because I expect to have a lot from the upgrades. There are no big straights for the f-duct, and that will help us. I expect at least both of us to start in the top 13. If you start in the top 13, you have the chance to score points."

- Jaime Alguersuari

Predictions please

Who will get their name on the boards first in Hungary? Will anyone crash out in spectacular fashion? Will the weather make it a dull day or will it make some slippery antics enjoyable to watch?

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Back to back races see us skip from the depths of Germany to the Hungaroring - a weekend no one tends to look forward to but that can offer up some surprises. Personally, I'm hoping for some of the live timing issues we had last year, but I expect Bernie's had a look at the systems since then.
Mercedes GP

Event start

09:00GMT +01:00

30 July 2010