Statistics after the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix

Statistics after the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix

As after each F1 Grand Prix, it’s time to discover the most striking statistics, the records that have been broken, the remarkable series still in progress or that have stopped dead during the last weekend…

The qualifications

George Russell took his first career pole position in Formula 1. After Sergio Pérez in Jeddah and Carlos Sainz at Silverstone, he is the third driver to take his first pole position this season.

He became the 105th poleman in F1 history, and it is the eighth pole position that Mercedes has taken in Hungary since 2010.

Sainz beat Charles Leclerc for just the third time this year on Saturday, in 13 races. The Monegasque misses the front row for only the third time this season.

Behind the Ferrari duo, Lando Norris set the fourth fastest time, which is not his best qualifying performance of the season, as he was third at Imola.

But Imola was a Sprint, which he finished fifth, thus starting the race on the third row. On the other hand, he equaled his best place on the grid of the season, as he was fourth in Jeddah.

This is McLaren’s best result in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix since 2012. At the time, the team was in pole position thanks to Lewis Hamilton.

Fifth, Ocon equaled his best qualification of the season. The Alpine F1 driver had already set the fifth fastest time in Jeddah and on the Red Bull Ring.

Valtteri Bottas returned to Q3 for the first time since the Spanish Grand Prix, after a series of six races without reaching it, and qualified eighth.

Behind him, Daniel Ricciardo reached Q3 for the first time since Canada, and it was only the third time this season that the two McLarens reached the third part of qualifying, after Australia and Emilia-Romagna.

For Max Verstappen, only tenth in qualifying, it was the first time he was worse than fourth this season. It was his worst qualifying since the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix, barring two penalty-driven starts from the back of the grid, in Russia 2021 and Monza in 2019.

Qualified 14th, Lance Stroll ended a series of seven eliminations in Q1 while his teammate, Sebastian Vettel, missed Q3 on this circuit for the first time since 2008!

the race

Max Verstappen’s victory, his 28th career, is the second in Red Bull history since tenth place, a performance by Daniel Ricciardo at the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

The reigning world champion took the opportunity to lead his 50th race and climb to his 70th podium. This is the first time that the Dutchman has won by not starting from the first two rows of the grid.

This is the second time that Verstappen has won a Grand Prix having spun in the middle of the race. At the 2019 German Grand Prix, he had already done a 360 on the track before winning.

It is also the second year in a row that the winner in Hungary has not started from the first two rows. Between 1986 and 2020, it also happened twice.

Lewis Hamilton signed his sixth podium of the season, the fifth in a row, and his 11th in Hungary. This is his 188th career. Thanks to the four laps led yesterday, he reached 487 laps in the lead on the Hungaroring, the record for a driver on the same circuit.

It is the second consecutive podium composed of Verstappen, Hamilton and Russell in that order. This is the 31st time that Verstappen and Hamilton have scored a double in a Grand Prix, as many as… Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Thanks to the 28 laps led by Russell and Hamilton, Mercedes F1 has been more in the lead during this race than during the previous 12 combined since the start of the season.

Carlos Sainz crossed the finish line in fourth place for the second consecutive year in Hungary, but he had been promoted to the podium on green carpet last year.

For Charles Leclerc, it is the 11th Grand Prix out of 13 this year where he has led laps, but it is the eighth time this year that he has not finished in the top three. He continues a sad series, since he has never been on the podium in Hungary, whatever the discipline.

Lando Norris finished in the points for the tenth time this season, and it was his third consecutive seventh-place finish.

At Alpine F1, it was the eighth consecutive points entry for Fernando Alonso, who finished in the top 10 for the 11th consecutive time at the Hungaroring. You have to go back to 2009, when he had given up, to see the Spaniard miss the points in Hungary.

It is the seventh time that the two Alpine riders have finished in the points this year, and the third race in a row where this has happened.

Unlike Esteban Ocon, Pierre Gasly did not find the points, and his 12th place in Hungary is his fifth consecutive finish outside the top 10.

They were 19 to cross the finish, Valtteri Bottas having experienced a mechanical problem, but the 20 pilots were classified. This is only the 13th time this has happened in F1 history, in 1070 Grands Prix.

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