This will be the 28th edition of therace.
► Michael Schumacher has won
the race more times than anyother driver, with four victories tohis credit. Ayrton Senna is nexton the list with three wins, a totalmatched by current Mercedesdriver Lewis Hamilton.
► McLaren are the most
successful team here with 11victories. They are followed byWilliams with seven wins andFerrari with five.
► The Hungaroring was the
scene of Fernando
grand prix win, in 2003. At the
time, it made the Spaniard F1’s
youngest winner, at 22 years and26 days. Sebastian Vettel beathis record five years later. TheGerman was just 21 years and 73days old when he won the 2008Italian GP for Toro Rosso.Hungaroring, in 2006, racing for BMW-Sauber. He finishedseventh and claimed two points,but was later disqualified whenhis car was found to be 2kgunderweight. The Polish driver didnot have too long to wait toregister points, however. Twomonths later he took third place inMonza, the first of 12 podiumfinishes to date (including onevictory, in Canada in 2008).
► Jenson Button’s march to his
first win from 14th on grid at therain-hit 2006 race represents thebiggest climb from startingposition to top step of the podium.Button is followed in that regardby Nigel Mansell, who scoredvictory from 12th on the grid in1989. The two Britons are theonly drivers in the history of therace to win from beyond the firsttwo rows of the grid.
► Damon Hill also scored his
maiden win in Hungary, racing for Williams in 1993. He was the firstson of a world champion to win agrand prix. He went on to take 21further wins and the 1996 title.The 1993 race also saw RiccardoPatrese score the final podiumfinish of his 257-race career.for a car equipped with a KineticEnergy Recovery System (KERS).
► The F1 Drivers’ Championship
has twice been won at theHungaroring. Mansell, driving for Williams, won the 1992championship at the HungarianGP, the 11th race of a 16-raceseason, while MichaelSchumacher won his fourth worldtitle here in 2001 at the 13th raceof a 17-race season.
► Zsolt Ba
umgartner became thefirst Hungarian to race in FormulaOne when he took part in hishome race for Jordan in the 2003.Baumgartner replaced Jordanregular Ralph Firman, who hadcrashed heavily in practice.Baumgartner qualified 19th andhis race lasted 34 laps before anengine failure ended his debut. Heraced again for Jordan threeweeks later in Italy and thencompleted a full season for Minardi in 2004.
► Despite the Hungaroring being
a tough track on which to
overtake, pole position isn’t
crucial. Since 2005, the manstarting at the front has won justtwice
Hamilton, in ’07 and ’12.
Hungarian GP Race StewardsBiographies
DEPUTY PRESIDENT, FIA INSTITUTE; DIRECTOR, AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MOTOR SPORT SAFETY; F1 ANDWTCC STEWARD; FIA WORLD MOTOR SPORT COUNCILMEMBER
Garry Connelly has been involved in motor sport since the late 1960s. A long-time rally competitor, Connelly was instrumental in bringing theWorld Rally Championship to Australia in 1988 and served asChairman of the Organising Committee, Board member and Clerk of Course of Rally Australia until December 2002. He has been an FIA
Steward and FIA Observer since 1989, covering the FIA’s World Rally
Championship, World Touring Car Championship and Formula OneChampionship. He is a director of the Australian Institute of Motor Sport Safety and a member of the FIA World Motor Sport Council.
FIA VICE PRESIDENT