F1 Hungarian Grand Prix 2023 weather forecast

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – JULY 21: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB19 in the rain during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 21, 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202307210308 // Usage for editorial use only //
Last Updated on August 5, 2023

Formula 1 returns to stage two more races before the summer break, with the first stop being Budapest for the Hungarian Grand Prix. But what weather conditions can the drivers and their teams expect to be greeted by this week?

Friday, July 21 – FP1 and FP2

Conditions: The weather will be unsettled for much of the day with thundery showers expected in the afternoon and evening. FP1: 26°C // FP2: 27°C

Maximum temperature expected: 28 Celsius

Minimum temperature expected: 19 Celsius

Chance of rain: 80%

Saturday, July 22 – FP3 and Qualifying

Conditions: Cloudy in the morning before the sun breaks through in the afternoon. However, there is a chance of a shower or two in the afternoon. FP3: 27°C // Q: 28°C

Maximum temperature expected: 29 Celsius

Minimum temperature expected: 19 Celsius

Chance of rain: 20%

Sunday, July 23 – Race Weather

Conditions: Mostly sunny and dry all day with light to moderate gusts of up to 35 kph expected in the afternoon. RACE: 29°C

Maximum temperature expected: 30 Celsius

Minimum temperature expected: 18 Celsius

Chance of rain: <20%

Nothing appears to be able to stop Max Verstappen and Red Bull from taking the top step on the podium from race-to-race so it’s no surprise that matters outside of their control may be their biggest threat.

F1 returns to the Hungaroring on the outskirts of Budapest where rain, although rare, has more than once popped up to help produce classic grands prix and surprise results.

Earlier in the week, it looked like rain may once again play a part at this historic circuit – but those hopes appear to be fading as we close in on raceday.

As the weekend approaches, here is the full forecast…

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