Grosjean makes two consecutive pit lane starts, Perez is the first driver to reach 600 points without a win and Hamilton is the first driver to lead 150 races. Here is a statistic from each driver’s 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix weekend!
🇬🇧 Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton won the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix, taking his 86th career victory. It was his eighth win at the Hungaroring, equalling Michael Schumacher’s record for the most wins at a single circuit. Hamilton became the first driver to take three consecutive wins at the Hungarian Grand Prix and the first driver to lead 150 races in his career.
🇫🇮 Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas finished third at the Hungarian Grand Prix. It was his 48th podium finish – which is the same number of top three finishes as Gerhard Berger recorded in his career. He topped the timesheet in Free Practice 3, marking the first time that the Finn has been fastest in any session at the Hungaroring.
🇩🇪 Sebastian Vettel
After qualifying in fifth place, Sebastian Vettel maintains his record of having qualified in the top five at the Hungarian Grand Prix in every season since 2009.
🇲🇨 Charles Leclerc
For the first time since the 2018 Japanese and United States Grands Prix, Charles Leclerc failed to score at two consecutive races. Leclerc finished eleventh in the Hungarian Grand Prix and became the first Ferrari driver to finish outside of the points – without retiring – at the Hungaroring since Felipe Massa, who finished thirteenth in 2007.
🇳🇱 Max Verstappen
Despite crashing on his way to the grid – the first driver to do so since Romain Grosjean at the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix – Max Verstappen finished as runner-up at the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix. The driver of car number 33 recorded his 33rd podium finish, equalling the career totals of World Champions Denny Hulme and Jody Scheckter. Verstappen’s second place marks the fifth time that the driver who started seventh at the Hungarian Grand Prix has finished on the podium. All five of those podium results have been second place finishes.
🇹🇭 Alex Albon
Alex Albon failed to reach Q3 for the first time since the 2019 Russian Grand Prix. His Q2 exit marked only the third time in the last twelve years that a Red Bull driver has failed to reach Q3 at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Albon qualified in thirteenth place – the team’s worst qualifying result at the Hungaroring since David Coulthard also qualified thirteenth in 2008.
🇪🇸 Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz made the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix his fifth consecutive visit to the Hungaroring in which he has reached Q3 on Saturday and scored points on Sunday. This was the sixth consecutive race in which he has scored – a current streak bettered only by Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez.
🇬🇧 Lando Norris
Along with Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly, Lando Norris maintained his record of having reached Q3 on every appearance at the Hungarian Grand Prix. His thirteenth place finish marked the first time he has failed to score since the 2019 Mexico Grand Prix.
🇦🇺 Daniel Ricciardo
A Renault driver has finished in eighth position in all of the first three races of the 2020 season. Daniel Ricciardo’s eighth place this weekend marked the best result for a Renault driver at the Hungarian Grand Prix since Vitaly Petrov finished fifth in the 2010 event. By scoring four points, Ricciardo overtook Mark Webber as Formula 1’s top-scoring Australian driver.
🇫🇷 Esteban Ocon
Esteban Ocon finished in fourteenth place for only the second time in his career at the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix. The only other time he has finished fourteenth was at the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix. Fourteenth is his worst finishing position from his three Hungarian Grand Prix appearances.
🇲🇽 Sergio Perez
On Saturday at the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix, Sergio Perez qualified in the top four for the fourth time in his career. The Mexican has never started higher than fourth, despite qualifying on the front row at the 2016 European Grand Prix. After finishing in seventh place, Perez became the first Formula 1 driver to have scored 600 career points without winning a Grand Prix.
🇨🇦 Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll recorded a career-best qualifying result with third at the Hungarian Grand Prix, marking only the second time that the Canadian has qualified in the top seven in his F1 career. He finished the race in fourth place, which marked the Silverstone-based team’s best result at the Hungarian Grand Prix since Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished fourth for Jordan in the 1999 event. Stroll became the first driver to start third at the Hungarian Grand Prix and fail to finish on the podium since Valtteri Bottas in 2014.
🇷🇺 Daniil Kvyat
Qualifying in seventeenth place, Daniil Kvyat became the first AlphaTauri (Toro Rosso) driver to be eliminated in Q1 at the Hungarian Grand Prix since Daniel Ricciardo, who qualified eighteenth in 2012. In six appearances at the Hungaroring, Kvyat is yet to out-qualify a team-mate at the circuit.
🇫🇷 Pierre Gasly
On his 50th Grand Prix appearance, Pierre Gasly was the only retirement from the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix. It’s the first time that the Frenchman has failed to finish at the Hungaroring. He finished sixth on both of his previous visits to the circuit. It was Gasly’s first retirement since the 2019 German Grand Prix. He became the first driver to retire having started tenth on the grid at the Hungarian Grand Prix since Kimi Raikkonen in 2004.
🇫🇮 Kimi Raikkonen
With last on the grid at the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen equalled his worst ever qualifying result. He has qualified in twentieth position three times previously – at the 2003 Spanish Grand Prix, the 2003 Canadian Grand Prix and the 2014 British Grand Prix. This was the first time that the Finn has qualified last as a result of a pure lack of pace. Though he did not score in the race, Raikkonen’s fifteenth place finish saw him become the first driver to have reached the chequered flag at the Hungarian Grand Prix on fifteen occasions. In doing so, Raikkonen set a new record for most laps raced at the circuit. He has now raced 1,154 laps at the track, overtaking Michael Schumacher’s total of 1,125 laps raced.
🇮🇹 Antonio Giovinazzi
With Antonio Giovinazzi qualifying in nineteenth and Kimi Raikkonen qualifying in twentieth, 2020 is the first time that both of Alfa Romeo (formerly Sauber)’s drivers have been eliminated in Q1 at the Hungarian Grand Prix since Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica were both out in Q1 in 2009. In the race, Giovinazzi finished seventeenth – one position better than where he finished on his first appearance at the track last year.
🇫🇷 Romain Grosjean
After deciding to pit for dry tyres before the start of the race, Romain Grosjean started from the pit lane for a second consecutive race. Prior to the Styrian Grand Prix, Grosjean had never previously started from the pit lane. Grosjean is the only driver on the current grid who has recorded two consecutive pit lane starts.
🇩🇰 Kevin Magnussen
Kevin Magnussen finished the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix in ninth place, but a post race penalty moved him down to tenth in the final result. Nevertheless, the result means that Williams are now the only team yet to score in 2020. This was the first time Haas have scored since the 2019 Russian Grand Prix. Magnussen is only the second driver to score having started from the pit-lane at the Hungarian Grand Prix. The other driver to do so is Lewis Hamilton, who started in the pits in 2014.
🇬🇧 George Russell
George Russell qualified in twelfth place for the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix, just as he did last weekend at the Styrian Grand Prix. It marked Williams’ best qualifying result at the Hungarian Grand Prix since Valtteri Bottas qualified tenth for the team in 2016.
🇨🇦 Nicholas Latifi
After Nicholas Latifi joined his team-mate in Q2, the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix marked the first time both Williams drivers have made it out of Q1 since the 2018 Italian Grand Prix. Latifi picked up the first penalty of his F1 career after being unsafely released from his pit box and, despite making a great start, the Canadian finished in a lower position than where he started for the first time in his career.
Read more statistics from the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix weekend in our Post Race Statistics article!
After graduating in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky Haldenby, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. Now in its sixth 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 GPDestinations. In 2017 and 2018, he wrote for Badger GP. Nicky is also the host of the F1 Rewind Podcast and can be heard as the resident stats man on the 2 Soft Compounds Podcast.