Nico Rosberg has been brilliant in the Formula One Circuit this season, with five victories so far. The German will be looking to clinch his maiden Hungarian Grand Prix, but will be challenged by his Mercedes team mate, Lewis Hamilton, who has won the race four times in his career. These two drivers will be challenged by Ferrari driver, Sebastian Vettel, who won Hungarian Grand Prix last season.
Two practice sessions will take shape on Friday, and one on Saturday afternoon, before the drivers battle it out in the qualifying session.
Hamilton, after a below par start to the 2016 F1 season, is beginning to show his skills, registering spectacular wins in four of the last five races. Hence, the defending champion has also closed the gap on Roxberg to one point only.
Though Rosberg and Hamilton lie on top of the table with 168 and 167 points respectively, other Ferrari and Red Bull drivers have not been able to challenge the Mercedes too much. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen lie third with 106 points, while Daniel Ricciardo is on 100 points, but Rosberg still believes that the title race is much more than the two Mercedes drivers.
"It's too early to say that (two way horse race for title) Red Bull and Ferrari have been a bit up-and-down, y'know? But there's still such a long way to go so it wouldn't be right to say that. But of course I can understand why people might think that at the moment," F1's official website quoted Rosberg as saying.
Despite having being overpowered by Hamilton in the last few races, Rosberg will treat this Hungarian Grand Prix like other races, and will go for a win.
"We can all agree on the fact that so far up to now I've had the best season of all drivers. That's the fact for me, which I'm focusing on. As I've said though, in general I don't look at the big picture, because the best approach for me to win races is just to focus on the weekend at hand, which is now look at Hungary and try and get the best out of the weekend, go for the win and that's it. It doesn't feel any different to any other weekend," Rosberg said.
The focus will obviously be on the two Mercedes drivers, but Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Ricciardo will be the drivers to watch along with Ferrari's Vettel and Raikkonen. Can Red Bull or Ferrari stop Mercedes dominate Hungarian Grand Prix?
Hungarian Grand Prix schedule
First Friday Practice Session: 10:00 a.m. local time, 1:30 p.m. IST, 5 a.m. ET
Second Friday Practice Session: 2:00 p.m. local time, 5:30 p.m. IST, 9 a.m. ET
Final Practice Session (Saturday): 11:00 a.m. local time, 2:30 p.m. IST, 5 a.m ET
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