The Hungaroring has undergone minor changes ahead of this weekend’s Formula 1 Grand Prix, the FIA has confirmed.
Circuit officials have installed new debris fencing close to the guardrails between Turns 11 and 12, as well as on the outside of Turn 14, the final corner. Turn 3 has also had its guardrails realigned to give better protection to the recovery vehicle placed there, as well as to open up a space for a car that has been recovered.
In a bid to stop drivers shortcutting the Turns 6/7 chicane, a series of 50 millimetre higher speed bumps have been installed two metres from the track edge in the run-off area.
The FIA has also confirmed that, as was the case last year, there will be two DRS zones around the 4.3-kilometre circuit. A single detection point will be placed before the final corner, with two activation zones – 130 metres after the Turn 14 apex and 6 metres after the Turn 1 apex – placed to improve overtaking prospects at the circuit.
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