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Hungarian Grand Prix 2017 - Stats & Facts

Written by  Jul 27, 2017

The Hungarian Grand Prix is a motor race held annually in Hungary. Since 1986, the race has been a round of the FIA Formula One World Championship.

The first Hungarian Grand Prix was held on 21 June 1936 over a 3.1-mile (5.0 km) track laid out in Népliget, a park in Budapest. The Mercedes-Benz, Auto Union, and the Alfa Romeo-equipped Ferrari teams all sent three cars and the event drew a very large crowd. However, politics and the ensuing war meant the end of Grand Prix motor racing in the country for fifty years.

A major coup by Bernie Ecclestone, the 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix was the first Formula One race to take place behind the Iron Curtain. Held at the twisty Hungaroring in Mogyoród near Budapest, the race has been a mainstay of the racing calendar. Run in the heat of a central European summer, it also held the distinction of being the only current Grand Prix venue that had never seen a wet race up until the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix. Today, the support is still very enthusiastic, particularly from Finns

Hungarian Grand Prix, Round 10 of the 2017 Formula 1 season 

Circuit Name: Hungaroring

Race Laps: 70

Circuit Length: 4.381 km (2.722 mi)

Race Length: 306.663 km (190.560 mi)

Number of corners: 14 (8 Right, 6 Left)

DRS Zones: T1-2, T14-1

Circuit direction: Clockwise

Pole Position 2016: Nico Rosberg - Mercedes 1:19.965

Race track record: 1:19:071 Michael Schumacher – Ferrari 2004

Absolute track record: 1:18.436 Rubens Barrichello – Ferrari, Q1, 2004

Distance from pole to T1 Apex: 617.6 m

Pole position Side: Left

Pit lane length under speed limit Control: 363.1 m

Drive-through Time at 80 km/h: 16.34 s

Lap time at Full Throttle: 33 %

Lap distance at Full Throttle: 44 %

Gear changes per lap: 44

Braking events (>2G): 11

Heavy braking events (<0.4s @ >4G): 1

Fuel consumption: Low

Maximum lateral G-Force: 4.5 G

Maximum speed: 315 km/h

Track evolution (P1 – Qualifying): Medium

Key overtaking opportunities: T 1, 12

Hungaroring Circuit

Pirelli used compounds

Tyres that must be available (one of them to be used) at some point in the race:

One set of P Zero White Medium

One set of P Zero Yellow soft

Tyres assigned for Q3 in qualifying:                     

One set of P Zero Red Super-Soft

Teams/Drivers compounds choice

Driver Medium Soft Super-Soft
Lewis Hamilton 1 3 9
Valtteri Bottas 1 3 9
Daniel Ricciardo 1 3 9
Max Verstappen 1 2 10
Sebastian Vettel 1 3 9
Kimi Raikkonen 1 3 9
Sergio Perez 1 2 10
Esteban Ocon 1 2 10
Lance Stroll 1 2 10
Felipe Massa 1 2 10
Stoffel Vandoorne 1 2 10
Fernando Alonso 1 2 10
Daniil Kvyat 1 3 9
Carlos Sainz 1 3 9
Romain Grosjean 1 4 8
Kevin Magnussen 1 4 8
Nico Hulkenberg 1 2 10
Jolyon Palmer 1 2 10
Marcus Ericsson 1 3 9
Pascal Wehrlein 1 3 9

THE CIRCUIT FROM A TYRE POINT OF VIEW:

 

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING

“The track was resurfaced in time for last year’s grand prix and it will be interesting to see the effect of this change one year on, as the new asphalt matures. We noticed last year that it was smoother and generally faster than the previous surface. The team’s tyre selections have leaned in favour of soft and supersoft, so we obviously expect that to form the basis of their strategies. Hungary is traditionally a race where strategy makes the difference, also because of the difficulty of overtaking, so the data collection process on Friday and Saturday should be even more important than usual with this brand-new generation of faster cars”.

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Hungarian Grand Prix Winners 1986 – 2016

Year

Driver

Constructor

Location

2016

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

Hungaroring

2015

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

2014

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull-Renault

2013

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

2012

Lewis Hamilton

McLaren-Mercedes

2011

Jenson Button

McLaren-Mercedes

2010

 Mark Webber

Red Bull-Renault

2009

Lewis Hamilton

McLaren-Mercedes

2008

Heikki Kovalainen

McLaren-Mercedes

2007

Lewis Hamilton

McLaren-Mercedes

2006

Jenson Button

Honda

2005

Kimi Raikkonen

McLaren-Mercedes

2004

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

2003

Fernando Alonso

Renault

2002

Rubens Barrichello

Ferrari

2001

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

2000

Mika Häkkinen

McLaren-Mercedes

1999

Mika Häkkinen

McLaren-Mercedes

1998

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

1997

Jacques Villeneuve

Williams-Renault

1996

Jacques Villeneuve

Williams-Renault

1995

Damon Hill

Williams-Renault

1994

Michael Schumacher

Benetton-Ford

1993

Damon Hill

Williams-Renault

1992

Ayrton Senna

McLaren-Honda

1991

Ayrton Senna

McLaren-Honda

1990

Thierry Boutsen

Williams-Renault

1989

Nigel Mansell

Ferrari

1988

Ayrton Senna

McLaren-Honda

1987

Nelson Piquet

Williams-Honda

1986

Nelson Piquet

Williams-Honda

 

Multiple Winners (Drivers)

Number of wins

Driver

Years

5

 Lewis Hamilton

2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016

4

 Michael Schumacher

1994, 1998, 2001, 2004

3

 Ayrton Senna

1988, 1991, 1992

2

 Nelson Piquet

1986, 1987

 Damon Hill

1993, 1995

 Jacques Villeneuve

1996, 1997

 Mika Häkkinen

1999, 2000

 Jenson Button

2006, 2011

 

Multiple Winners (Constructors)

# of wins

Constructor

Years won

11

McLaren

1988, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

7

Williams

1986, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997

6

Ferrari

1989, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2015

2

Red Bull

2010, 2014

Mercedes

2015, 2016

 

 

Numbers and Facts

 

Most wins (driver) 5, Lewis Hamilton 2007 – 2009 – 2012 – 2013 – 2016

Most wins (constructor) 11, McLaren 1988 – 91 – 92 – 99 – 2000 – 05 – 07 – 08 – 09 – 11 – 12

Wins from pole position: 13, 1988 – 90 – 91 – 94 – 95 – 99 – 2001 – 02 – 03 – 04 – 07 – 12 – 13

Lowest grid for past winner: 14 Jenson Button 2006

Most recent 1-2 finish: 2016 Mercedes (Lewis Hamilton – Nico Rosberg)

Most emphatic win (here) 1993 1m 11.915s Damon Hill and Riccardo Patrese

Closest winning margin: 1990, 0.288 Thierry Boutsen and Ayrton Senna

Rain-affected races: 2, 2006 – 2011

Safety Car-affected races: 4, 2006 – 2010 – 2014 – 2015

Fastest race: 2004, 70 laps @ 1hr 35m 26.131s

Slowest race (here) 1986, 76 laps @ 2hrs 00m 34.508s

Most pole positions (driver) 7, Michael Schumacher 1994 – 96 – 97 – 2000 – 01 – 04 – 05

Most pole positions (constructor) 8, McLaren 88 – 91 – 98 – 99 –06 – 07 – 08 – 12

What Happened last race here?

Lewis Hamilton controlled the race from the moment he passed Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo briefly threatened the leaders at mid-distance but his challenge faded.

Ricciardo had to be content with holding off Sebastian Vettel for third.

The Australian's team-mate Max Verstappen was fifth with Vettel's Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen finishing close behind.

Raikkonen, who drove well from 14th on the grid, collided with Verstappen's Red Bull in a lively fight in the closing laps but was unable to pass the Dutchman.

 

2016 Race Classification

Pos

Driver

Constructor

Time/Retired

Grid

1

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:40:30.115

2

2

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

+1.977

1

3

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer

+27.539

3

4

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

+28.213

5

5

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer

+48.659

4

6

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari

+49.044

14

7

Fernando Alonso

McLaren-Honda

+1 Lap

7

8

Carlos Sainz Jr.

Toro Rosso-Ferrari

+1 Lap

6

9

Valtteri Bottas

Williams-Mercedes

+1 Lap

10

10

Nico Hulkenberg

Force India-Mercedes

+1 Lap

9

11

Sergio Perez

Force India-Mercedes

+1 Lap

13

12

Jolyon Palmer

Renault

+1 Lap

17

13

Esteban Gutierrez

Haas-Ferrari

+1 Lap

15

14

Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

+1 Lap

11

15

Kevin Magnussen

Renault

+1 Lap

19

16

Daniil Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Ferrari

+1 Lap

12

17

Felipe Nasr

Sauber-Ferrari

+1 Lap

16

18

Felipe Massa

Williams-Mercedes

+2 Laps

18

19

Pascal Wehrlein

MRT-Mercedes

+2 Laps

20

20

Marcus Ericsson

Sauber-Ferrari

+2 Laps

PL

21

Rio Haryanto

MRT-Mercedes

+2 Laps

21

Ret

Jenson Button

McLaren-Honda

Oil leak

8

 

Did you know?

DRIVERS

Sebastian Vettel has still not won back-to-back Grand Prix since he won the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix. That race ended a 9-race run of victories that started in Belgium, (BEL, ITA, SIN, KOR, JAP, IND, ABU, USA, BRA)

Vettel and Lewis Hamilton are the only drivers to have finished in the points in all races so far this season

After 10 races in 2017 just 1 point separates Vettel and Hamilton in the championship standings. In 2016 arriving in Hungary after the tenth race, Great Britain, just 1 point separated Nico Rosberg, first and Hamilton second in the championship standings. A case of dèjá vu? (last year after 10, Rosberg had 168 points and Hamilton 167)

Hamilton needs just 1 more top ten finish to beat Jenson Button’s 162 GP in the points, an all-time record for a British driver. Most all-time for a driver of any nationality is 221 races in the points by Michael Schumacher

Hamilton is just 1 pole position from equalling Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 68 F1 GP pole positions. Since he has been at Mercedes he has taken pole 41 times already. That is nearly 50% of all races he’s started for the team (41/ 85 = 48.2%).

Hamilton has won (57) 28.8% of all GP he’s started (198) and is in the top 10 drivers races to win ratio of all-time. Here’s how he compares:- 1. Fangio 47.0%, 2. Ascari 40.6%, 3. Clark 34.7%, 4. M. Schumacher 29.7%, 5. Hamilton 28.8%, 6. Ja. Stewart 27.2%, 7. Prost 25.6%, 8. A. Senna 25.5%, 9. Moss 24.2% 10. Vettel 23.9% (45/188)

Kimi Raikkonen’s next win if ever it comes will be the 21st of his F1 career and will also be the most by a Finnish driver in F1. Currently he shares the record of 20 wins by a Finn with Mika Hakkinen. Another career stat he shares is 37 F1 front row appearances with Fernando Alonso

The Spanish Grand Prix marked the first anniversary of Max Verstappen’s first Grand Prix win. He has until the Singapore Grand Prix in September to win a second while still a teenager. (20th birthday on September 30th 2017). He is of course, so far the only teenager in F1 history to win a F1 World Championship Grand Prix and could still become the only teenager to take pole position too for a F1 World Championship Grand Prix. Max and Ricardo Rodriguez who started the 1961 Italian Grand Prix from P2 in his Ferrari when aged 19 years and 208 days are the only teenage drivers to date to have started a Grand Prix from the front row (Max the youngest, at the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix where he started P2 he was aged18 years and 333 days

Sergio Perez needs just 1 more podium to become the Mexican driver with the most F1 podiums (currently = with Pedro Rodriguez on 7) 

The British GP was the 50th race since Nico Hulkenberg last led a GP, Brazil 2014. The only race he’s led since Brazil 2014 is the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours which of course

he won sharing a Porsche 919 Hybrid with New Zealander Earl Bamber and British driver Nick Tandy. Hulkenberg will be 30 on 19 August, before next GP in Belgium

Alonso will celebrate his 36th birthday on Saturday, Qualifying day. Unfortunately, Alonso has not led an F1 race lap since leading laps 55 to 67 here in 2014. Since then he has started 54 GP. The 2014 race here also marked his most recent visit to the race podium

 

CONSTRUCTORS

Mercedes in Hungary will be aiming to lockout the front row for the 50th time. The all-time record is 62 and is jointly held by McLaren and Williams. The lock-out if

achieved would also mark the 149th and 150th F1 front row appearances by a driver racing for Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes as a constructor has set 1 more race fastest lap in F1 World Championship GP (53) than Red Bull (52)

Mercedes now led 1 more F1 World Championship GP as a constructor (89) than Renault - as a constructor (88)

Ferrari has still not scored consecutive pole positions since Fernando Alonso took pole for the Scuderia at the 2012 British and German Grand Prix and has still not

scored a consecutive front row lock-out since Michael Schumacher and Felipe Massa lock-out the front row for the 2006 US and French Grand Prix

Ferrari last season was the only team to score championship points at all 21 events

Mercedes and Red Bull have each scored 141 F1 World Championship GP podiums. The most podiums scored is by Ferrari (716)

Red Bull has achieved a podium result for at least one of their drivers in 105 different F1 Grand Prix. Mercedes has achieved their podium score in 90 Grand Prix

The current Williams team traces its origins back to 1977. The team began by running a March for Belgian Patrick Neve who sadly died earlier is year and later in 1978, became a constructor running a single FW06 car for Alan Jones. In 1979 the team expanded to 2 cars with Clay Regazzoni joining Jones. Regazzoni won Williams’s first Grand Prix, at Silversone in 1979 while Jones claimed Williams’s first driver’s and first constructor’s titles in 1980. Frank Williams had made his first forays into F1 in 1969, running a Brabham for Piers Courage. Campaigns with De Tomaso, private March’s, with his own cars and Heskeths latterly in conjunction with Canadian-Austrian entrepreneur Walter Wolf followed but it wasn’t until Williams teamed up with Head in 1977 and started all over again that Williams’s F1 fortunes really took off

McLaren has not led a F1 race lap since Jenson Button led lap 14 of the Hungarian GP here in 2014. The team has started 58 GP since

 

HUNGARIAN GRAD PRIX

Lewis Hamilton is chasing a 6th Hungarian GP win. His 5 wins to date is already an all-time record for the event. Nobody else competing this year has won the race more

than once. At present, the Canadian GP is the only F1 event that Hamilton has won 6 times

Hamilton is chasing a 6th Hungarian GP pole position. To date only Michael Schumacher has more poles here (7) than Hamilton’s 5

Daniel Ricciardo who won here in 2014, his second F1 win, has finished on the podium in Hungary for the past 3 years. He is the only driver to have featured on the

podium here each year for the last 3 years

Mercedes’s 1-2 result here last year was the first 1-2 result for a constructor here since 2004 when Ferrari finished the race first and second

 

Driver’s Championship standing

Pos

Driver

Points

1

Sebastian Vettel

177

2

Lewis Hamilton

176

3

Valtteri Bottas

154

4

Daniel Ricciardo

117

5

Kimi Raikkonen

98

6

Max Verstappen

57

7

Sergio Perez

52

8

Esteban Ocon

43

9

Carlos Sainz Jr.

29

10

Nico Hulkenberg

26

11

Felipe Massa

23

12

Lance Stroll

18

13

Romain Grosjean

18

14

Kevin Magnussen

11

15

Pascal Wehrlein

5

16

Daniil Kvyat

4

17

Fernando Alonso

2

18

Jolyon Palmer

0

19

Marcus Ericsson

0

20

Stoffel Vandoorne

0

21

Antonio Giovinazzi

0

Jenson Button

0

 

Constructor’s Championship standing

Pos

Team

Points

1

Mercedes

287

2

Ferrari

254

3

Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer

152

4

Force India Mercedes

89

5

Williams Mercedes

40

6

Toro Rosso

33

7

Haas Ferrari

29

8

Renault

18

9

Sauber Ferrari

5

10

Mclaren Honda

2

 

Driver’s penalty points:

Driver

Penalty points

Daniil Kvyat

9

Sebastian Vettel

7

Carlos Sainz

7

Kevin Magnussen

5

Jolyon Palmer

5

Sergio Perez

5

Stoffel Vandoorne

5

Nico Hulkenberg

4

Esteban Ocon

3

Romain Grosjean

3

Pascal Wehrlein

2

Felipe Massa

2

Lewis Hamilton

2

Jenson Button

2

Max Verstappen

1

 

 

 

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