We return to Hungary for the eleventh round of the 2016 Formula One season. Here’s everything you need to know about the Hungaroring!
|FIRST RACE||1936, 1986 (F1)|
|MOST WINS||MICHAEL SCHUMACHER, LEWIS HAMILTON (4)|
- The Hungarian Grand Prix has featured on the calendar for every year since its debut in 1986.
- 2016 will be the 30th consecutive Grand Prix at this circuit. Only Monza and Monte-Carlo have hosted more consecutive races.
- Less than half of the thirty Hungarian Grands Prix have been won from pole.
- Until 2006 there had never been a wet Grand Prix in Hungary. The rain in 2006 aided Jenson Button to his first victory from 14th on the grid.
- Due to under-use, the track is often slippery at the beginning of the weekend. Parts of the track that are off the racing line remain slippery throughout the event.
- The Hungaroring is the only track on the current calendar that Mercedes haven’t won at in the hybrid era.
- McLaren are the most successful team here, having won 11 Hungarian Grands Prix.
- Lap times are expected to be quicker in previous years with a freshly resurfaced track and new kerbing. There are also new run-off areas for this year.
- Turn Four is the quickest on the track, taken at 132mph while Turn One is the slowest, taken at just 58mph. Twelve of the fourteen corners are taken at low-ish speed, which gives an advantage to cars with better mechanical grip.
- The largest winning margin here was Damon Hill’s 72 second lead in 1993.
- The Hungaroring has a contract to hold the Hungarian Grand Prix until 2026.
- 44% of the lap is spent at full throttle.
Hungarian Grand Prix Winners:
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