Hungarian Grand Prix stats and facts

The Hungarian Grand Prix was Red Bull’s 100th Formula 1 start, and they celebrated it well with a pole position, race win, and taking the lead in both championships. Here are some more stats and facts from the Hungarian Grand Prix:

  • This was the 6th time this year that Red Bull have had a front row lockout in qualifying, but they have only turned one of these lockouts into a 1-2 finish, at Malaysia.
  • With Vitaly Petrov out-qualifying Robert Kubica, no driver has out-qualified their team-mate in every race now.
  • This was Sebastian Vettel’s 4th pole position in a row, and the 7th this season. He now has 12 overall, as many as Gerhard Berger and David Coulthard.
  • This was Mark Webber’s 6th career victory, putting him level with many drivers such as Ralf Schumacher, Ricardo Patrese, Gilles Villeneuve, and Jochen Rindt. He has only 1 less than Sebastian Vettel.
  • Sebastian Vettel set his 6th career fastest lap, as many as Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Mike Hawthorn, Phil Hill, Dan Gurney, Emerson Fittipaldi, Carlos Reutemann and Jacques Laffite.
  • This was Red Bull’s 100th race start, and their 12th win.
  • Both Vitaly Petrov and Nico Hulkenberg scored their best career performances in Hungary, finishing 5th and 6th respectively. It was also Petrov’s best qualifying position, with 7th.
  • Pedro de la Rosa scored his first points of the season, and first since the 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix.
  • Since Mercedes failed to score for the first time this year, only Red Bull and McLaren have scored points in every race now.

If you know of any more, please leave a comment.


One response to “Hungarian Grand Prix stats and facts

  1. andyalstonf1 August 5, 2010 at 20:45

    Fantastic post, you clearly know your stuff and it was a very enjoyable read.

    Andy, a fellow F1 fanatic.

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