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A lap of the Hungaroring with Kimi Raikkonen 13 Aug 2004

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) McLaren.
Formula One World Championship, Rd13, Hungarian Grand Prix, Preparations, Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary, 12 August 2004 Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) McLaren Mercedes MP4/17D.
Formula One World Championship, Rd13, Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring, Hungary, 23 August 2003 Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) McLaren Mercedes MP4/17D.
Formula One World Championship, Rd13, Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring, Hungary, 22 August 2003 Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) McLaren Mercedes MP4/17D.
Formula One World Championship, Rd13, Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring, Hungary, 22 August 2003

The McLaren driver, who finished second here last year, guides you on a flying lap of the historic Hungarian Grand Prix circuit.

For a map of the circuit layout, please click here.

“As you cross the line at the Hungaroring, you reach some 181mph / 290kph in seventh gear as you power along the approach to turn one. As the downhill right-hander swings you round 180-degrees, your speed drops to 75mph / 120kph.

“On the power as you exit, you reach 140mph / 225kph in fourth gear along the short straight that leads to turn two, a long second gear left hander that is negotiated at 50mph / 80km/h. The sweeping right of turn three follows immediately, and your speed increases to some 140mph / 225kph and takes you onto the back straight.

“Powering up through the gears to some 178mph / 285kph in seventh, you dab the brakes as you enter the fast, left-hander of turn four. Changing down into fourth gear, it is taken at 125mph / 200kph. You then climb uphill, reaching some 135mph / 217kph, still in fourth, on the approach to turn five. This long, bumpy right hander is taken at 85mph / 128kph in third gear.

“You push hard on the throttle for the short straight that leads to the right-left chicane of turns six and seven, which is taken at 56mph / 90kph in second. The chicane leads you to turn eight, a third gear left hander, taken at 80mph / 128kph, which itself is immediately followed by the right flick of turn nine.

“It is important to maintain your speed through the corner as you accelerate out through the slight left kink of turn ten, reaching 140mph / 225kph in fifth gear. Then softly on the brakes for turn eleven. The track tightens as you drive through the right hander. A short burst on the throttle takes you to the revised 90-degrees right of turn twelve. You brake from 147mph / 235kph to below 100mph / 160kph.

“On the approach to turn thirteen, you reach 135mph / 217kph in fourth before braking hard for the left-hander hairpin, which is taken at 50mph / 80kph in second. The final right-hander is negotiated at 84mph / 136kph in third gear and takes you back onto the start-finish straight.”