F1 Paddock Pass: Hungarian Grand Prix (VIDEO)


Formula 1 arrives in Hungary this weekend in a state of mourning following the death of Jules Bianchi last Friday.

Bianchi passed away following a nine-month fight against severe head injuries sustained in an accident at the Japanese Grand Prix in October, and was laid to rest in Nice, France on Tuesday.

Tributes have poured in from all over the motorsport world, and Bianchi will be remembered this weekend with a number of on-car messages and a minute’s silence ahead of the race on Sunday.

Ahead of the race weekend, Will Buxton brings you all of the news, interviews and analysis in the latest edition of NBC Sports Group original digital series “Paddock Pass”.

In part one, we hear from Williams’ Valtteri Bottas following the team’s charge at Silverstone three weeks ago, and get his thoughts on reports that he could be bound for Ferrari in 2016.

We also get some tech insight from Ferrari engineer Toni Cuquerella as the team’s prepare to take on the tight and twisting Hungaroring.

In part two, we hear from Sergio Perez following the introduction of Force India’s B-spec car at Silverstone three weeks ago as the team bids to retain its top five status in the constructors’ championship.

Finally, Daniel Ricciardo shares one of his fondest memories of Jules Bianchi from back when they were living together in Italy as two rising stars in motorsport.