Since the first in 2006, there have been 12 outings for the Safety Car and Virtual Safety Car at the Hungaroring. Here’s a list of every time that the Safety Car has been deployed at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
2006 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lap 26
It took until 2006 for the Safety Car to make its first appearance at the Hungarian Grand Prix. It came in wet conditions during the famous Hungaroring race in which Jenson Button secured his maiden victory. On Lap 26, while lapping a Toro Rosso, Kimi Raikkonen crashed into the back of it. Raikkonen was running second at the time of the incident but was eliminated from the race.
2010 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lap 15
The Safety Car was called out on Lap 15 of the 2010 Hungarian Grand Prix due to debris on track after Vitantonio Liuzzi lost part of his front wing. The Safety Car prompted a lot of pit stops and carnage followed in the pit lane. There was a collision between Adrian Sutil and Robert Kubica, while Nico Rosberg lost a wheel – which bounced down the pit lane.
2014 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lap 8
In damp conditions, Marcus Ericsson made hefty contact with the barriers on Lap 8 of the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix. The Safety Car was called out while the Caterham car was cleared away.
2014 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lap 23
Sergio Perez was another victim of the damp conditions in the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix. Exiting the final corner, the Force India driver spun and collided with the pit wall.
2015 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lap 43
The VSC made its first appearance at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2015. Nico Hulkenberg went straight on into the barriers at the end of the main straight after losing his front wing. Damage to the wing had apparently been caused by the circuit’s kerbs, leading to it failing on the main straight.
At first, a VSC was used to clear the incident but that became a full Safety Car after just over two minutes. The Safety Car led the drivers through the pit lane while debris strewn across the main straight was cleared away.
2017 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lap 1
Following first lap contact with team-mate Max Verstappen, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was eliminated on the opening lap of the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix. The Safety Car was called while his car was wheeled away from trackside. This was the first time a Safety Car was called on Lap 1 at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
2018 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lap 6
Max Verstappen stopped trackside early on in the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix. An engine failure saw him grind to a halt, with the VSC out for just over a minute while the Red Bull was cleared away.
2018 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lap 51
There were two VSC periods in the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix. Stoffel Vandoorne came to a stop on Lap 51, with the VSC out for little under 90 seconds as a result.
2021 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lap 1
In a damp start to the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas caused chaos after sliding into the back of Lando Norris’ McLaren. Four cars were eliminated in the ensuing chaos. Bottas himself was out, Sergio Perez was eliminated and Charles Leclerc was taken out of the race by Lance Stroll, who also retired. The incident led to a red flag period.
2021 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lap 3
The Safety Car led the drivers around to the grid at the restart of the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix. Notably, every car except one followed the Safety Car into the pit lane to change tyres. Lewis Hamilton was the only driver who did not pit, meaning he took the standing restart on his own.
2022 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lap 2
There were no full Safety Car periods in the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix – but there were two VSC periods. The first came as a result of debris on track from contact on the opening lap. The VSC period lasted two minutes.
2022 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lap 68
Another two minute VSC period followed towards the end of the race as Valtteri Bottas retired with a loss of power.