It’s one final outing for Formula One ahead of the summer break as the twelfth round of the championship sees the sport heading to the Hungaroring. Here are all the stats you need ahead of the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix!
🇭🇺 HUNGARY RACE WINNERS
In the 32 races held at the Hungaroring since 1986, there have been seventeen different winners of the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The driver with the most wins at this track is Lewis Hamilton, who has taken victory here five times. McLaren are the team with the most wins, with eleven.
Nelson Piquet, Ayrton Senna, Jacques Villeneuve, Mika Hakkinen and Lewis Hamilton are the five drivers who’ve taken back-to-back wins at this track. No driver has taken more than two consecutive wins here.
There are five previous winners of the Hungarian Grand Prix on the 2018 grid. Lewis Hamilton has won here five times, Sebastian Vettel has taken two victories, while Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo each have one win each at this track.
The longest streak of different winners at the Hungaroring came between 2002 and 2008 when there were no repeat winners for seven years.
The smallest win margin here came back in 1990, when Thierry Boutsen won the Grand Prix by just 0.288 seconds. The largest win margin was in 1993, with Damon Hill winning by 71.915 seconds.
The average win margin at this track is 14.443 seconds.
🇭🇺 ON THE PODIUM IN HUNGARY
From 32 races, 34 different drivers have stood on the podium at the Hungaroring.
Kimi Raikkonen is the driver with the most podiums here, with eight.
There are seven drivers on the current grid who’ve previously finished on the Hungarian Grand Prix podium. Aside from Raikkonen’s eight top three appearances, Lewis Hamilton has finished on the podium six times, while Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel have each stood on the rostrum on five occasions. Daniel Ricciardo has three podium finishes here, while Romain Grosjean and Valtteri Bottas have each finished in the top three once at this track.
🇭🇺 HUNGARY POLESITTERS
There have been fourteen different polesitters from the 32 races held at the Hungaroring.
Michael Schumacher is the driver with the most poles in Hungary, having taken seven throughout his career. With eight apiece, McLaren and Ferrari are tied for the most number of poles for a team at the track.
There are four previous Hungarian Grand Prix polesitters on the 2018 grid. Lewis Hamilton has the most with five, Sebastian Vettel has three, Fernando Alonso has started from the front twice and Kimi Raikkonen has taken one pole position here.
Michael Schumacher, Mika Hakkinen, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are the only drivers to have taken back-to-back poles here. No driver has ever taken more than two consecutive pole positions at this track.
The longest streak of different polesitters in Hungary came between 1990 and 1995 when there were no repeat polesitters for six years.
The smallest pole margin was in 1990 when Thierry Boutsen took pole by just 0.036 seconds. Conversely, the largest pole margin followed in 1991, when Ayrton Senna set the fastest time by 1.232 seconds.
The average pole margin at the Hungaroring is 0.324 seconds.
🇭🇺 SATURDAY TO SUNDAY
Fourteen of the 32 races held at this track have been won from pole. That’s a pole to win conversion rate of 44%.
Twenty of the races have been won from the front row, meaning twelve have been won from third or further back on the grid.
The furthest back a race at the Hungaroring has been won from is fourteenth, which happened in 2006 when Jenson Button took his maiden F1 victory.
🇭🇺 SUNDAY STATS
There has been a Safety Car period in five of the last twelve races at the Hungaroring.
The highest number of Safety Car periods in a single race here is two, which happened in 2014.
Three races at this track have been affected by rain.
The longest race here was the inaugural event in 1986, which Nelson Piquet won in a time of 2:00:34.508. The shortest race came in 2004, when Michael Schumacher won after 1:35:26.131.
The highest number of cars to reach the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix is 21, which happened in 2012. The lowest number of finishers was in 1996, when just eight cars saw the chequered flag.
The average number of finishers at the Hungaroring is fifteen.
There has never been a red-flagged race at the Hungaroring.
🇭🇺 CHAMPIONSHIP GLORY
There have been two occasions where a World Champion has been crowned at this track. Nigel Mansell claimed the title here in 1992, while Michael Schumacher won his fourth title here in 2001. Ferrari were also crowned Constructors’ Champions at this track in 2002.
The winner of the Hungarian Grand Prix has gone on to win that year’s title on only eight occasions. The winner of this race has not gone on to win the title in the same year since Michael Schumacher in 2004.
Nicky Haldenby is a freelance writer from Scarborough, England. After graduating from the University of Hull in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. Now in its fourth season, the blog has become a firm fan-favourite, delving deep into the sport’s history books and lifting the cover on unusual F1 statistics. Nicky also writes at F1Destinations, and sister site GPDestinations, where he shares regular race previews and articles focussed around the latest in Formula 1 calendar and venue news. In 2017 and 2018, he wrote for Badger GP. Nicky can also be heard regularly as a guest on various Formula 1 radio shows and podcasts.