MotorSportsTalk’s Predictions: 2016 Hungarian GP

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Nico Rosberg may have arrived in Budapest for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix leading the Formula 1 drivers’ championship, but the German will know that the momentum lies chiefly with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Four wins in the past five races have brought Hamilton back into the title fight, cutting the gap from 43 points to just one in the process.

Hamilton arrives at the Hungaroring keen to pick up a record-breaking fifth victory at the circuit and give Mercedes a full set of wins at all 21 tracks on the F1 calendar.

MotorSportsTalk writers Luke Smith and Tony DiZinno have made their picks for this weekend’s race. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Luke Smith (@LukeSmithF1)

Race Winner: Lewis Hamilton. No driver has won more times at the Hungaroring than Lewis Hamilton… yet it is the only track Mercedes hasn’t been victorious at in the hybrid era. Still, I’m tipping Lewis to keep his roll going and seize the championship lead for the first time in 2016.

Surprise Finish: Max Verstappen. We’re yet to see Hamilton and Verstappen duke it out together on-track – why not on Sunday? Max to split the Mercedes drivers for a third race in a row.

Most to Prove: Ferrari. Because if Ferrari can’t win here, where can it?

Additional Storyline: Radio rules. After the debate surrounding radio communications at Silverstone, tweaks have been made to the rules

Predict the Podium

1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2. Nico Rosberg Mercedes
3. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno)

Race Winner: Daniel Ricciardo. Lewis hits a rough patch at a track that should favor the Red Bulls this weekend. After Ricciardo’s frustrating near miss at Monaco, I’ll peg him to finally bank his first win in two years now.

Surprise Finish: Fernando Alonso. Where horsepower doesn’t reign and where both McLaren Hondas scored points here last year, solid points finish could be on the cards for Alonso.

Most to Prove: Nico Rosberg. Austria contact, Britain radio transmission and general lack of form in comparison to Hamilton in recent weeks. Is at risk of losing the title lead for the first time this year and must fight back.

Additional Storyline: Rain? Possible storms on Sunday usually spices up this race, which on the whole has been more interesting in recent years compared to most of its history.

Predict the Podium

1. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull
2. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
3. Max Verstappen Red Bull

Saturday’s Supercross Round 11 in Seattle: How to watch, start times, schedules, streams


With three multiple winners now vying for the championship, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series heads to Round 11 at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington.

Chase Sexton earned his second victory of the season in Detroit when Aaron Plessinger fell on the final lap. Though he was penalized seven points for disobeying a flag, Sexton is third in the championship race. The Honda rider trails leader Cooper Webb (two victories) by 17 points, and defending series champion Eli Tomac (five wins) is three points behind Webb in second with seven races remaining.

Tomac won last year in Seattle on the way to his second season title.

Honda riders have a Supercross-leading 20 victories in the Seattle event but none at Lumen Field since Justin Barcia in 2013. Tomac and Barcia are the only past 450 Seattke winners entered in Saturday’s event.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 11 of the 2023 Supercross season in Seattle:

(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 11 will begin Saturday at 10 p.m. ET streaming on Peacock with a re-air Monday at 1 a.m. ET on CNBC. The Race Day Live show (including qualifying) will begin on Peacock at 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

NBC Sports will have exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers and heats for the record 31 events in SuperMotocross. The main events will be presented on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will become the home of the SuperMotocross World Championship series in 2023 with live coverage of all races, qualifying, and heats from January to October. There will be 23 races livestreamed exclusively on Peacock, including a SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff event. The platform also will provide on-demand replays of every race. Click here for the full schedule.

POINTS STANDINGS: 450 division l 250 division

ENTRY LISTS450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET): 

Here are the start times for Saturday’s Supercross Round 11 in Seattle, according to the Monster Energy Supercross schedule from the AMA:

4:50 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 1
5:05 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 1
5:20 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 1
5:35 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
6:25 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 2
6:40 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 2
7:55 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 2
8:10 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 2
10:06 p.m.: 250SX Heat 1
10:20 p.m.: 250SX Heat 2
10:34 p.m.: 450SX Heat 1
10:48 p.m.: 450SX Heat 2
11:22 p.m.: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:34 p.m.: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:54 p.m.: 250SX Main Event
12:28 a.m.: 450SX Main Event

TRACK LAYOUTClick here to view the track map


FINAL 2022 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings


ROUND 1: Eli Tomac opens title defense with victory

ROUND 2: Tomac ties Ricky Carmichael on Supercross wins list

ROUND 3: Tomac holds off Cooper Webb again

ROUND 4: Chase Sexton wins Anaheim Triple Crown

ROUND 5: Eli Tomac leads wire to wire in Houston

ROUND 6: Cooper Webb breaks through in Tampa

ROUND 7: Webb wins again in Arlington

ROUND 8: Tomac wins Daytona for the seventh time

ROUND 9: Ken Roczen scores first victory since 2022

ROUND 10: Chase Sexton inherits Detroit victory but docked points


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