F1 Paddocks With Peter Windsor: Hungaroring4 min read
The spectacle provided by the German Grand Prix would have been the perfect way to end a season, however, we have all the fun and games again this weekend from the Hungaroring.
With chaos from start to finish, the action from the Hockenheimring was the ultimate test for drivers and teams alike and one of the races of the decade for the fans. The balancing act between daring and disaster created a spectacle that was truly a joy to behold.
Ferrari suffered double disappointment during qualifying, with technical issues for both Vettel and Leclerc. The stage was set for Mercedes to continue their show of dominance, but it was Max Verstappen who would come out on top with a magnificent display on Mercedes’ home turf.
On the road to Hungary
Now in Hungary we, once again, caught up with award-winning journalist and former F1 Championship-winning Team Manager, Peter Windsor, to discuss the Hungarian Grand Prix. This series of videos takes a look at the Iconic Hungaroring through the eyes of an expert who has spent decades working with the best in the industry – from Nigel Mansell and Sir Frank Williams to the Ferrari team and its classiest drivers.
We join Peter as he drives from downtown Budapest to the Hungaroring. There’s some F1 chat along the way – and a decisive chicane near the end. He also happens across a chance encounter with the Renault F1 mechanics!
The Hungaroring Paddock
Peter Windsor takes a Friday morning walk through the F1 paddock in Hungary, where he meets an old friend and ponders the size, cost and weight of F1 today. John Townsend is a Top Man – a prolific photographer who did his own thing at a very high level. He fell in love with Hungary through F1 and has lived there ever since.
Finally A Pole For Max
Making perfect use of his Red Bull-Honda, Max Verstappen in Hungary added a first pole position to his already bulging portfolio. In the Hungaroring paddock, Peter Windsor talks about this achievement and the performances of Mercedes and Ferrari.
One for the ages
Peter Windsor looks back at a a scintillating Hungarian GP. Max Verstappen led the race from the pole for Red Bull-Honda but it was Mercedes” Lewis Hamilton, on fresh tyres, who chased down the leader to snatch victory in the closing moments. Peter analyses the strategy call that defined Lewis’ victory and pays tribute to the enormous talent of both of the drivers.
This video is dedicated to the memory of my friend, Jean-Paul Driot, founder of DAMS. Fitting that Nicholas Latifi should win the F2 feature race in Hungary yesterday; and thanks for all those great times, Jean-Paul. The dream came true.