After each Grand Prix of the 2022 season Motorsport.com invites you to find a compilation of important statistics. Here are the numbers and interesting dates after the thirteenth round of the campaign, the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The event and the participants
Singles on the starting grid
>>> It was the 37th edition of the Hungarian Grand Prix, the 11th most competitive event in Formula 1 history.
>>> All editions were raced at the Hungaroring, making it the 8th most visited circuit in F1, tied with Hockenheim.
>>> Fernando Alonso made his 347th start in F1, bringing him three points closer to the record for grands prix contested held by Kimi Raikkonen (350).
Poleman George Russell (Mercedes)
>>> George Russell clinched his first career pole position, becoming the 105th driver in F1 history to do so.
>>> He is the third driver after Sergio Pérez (Jeddah) and Carlos Sainz (Silverstone) to sign his first career pole this season.
>>> Every 14 years since 1980, three drivers have clinched their first Formula One pole position, while other years have seen two or fewer – Nelson Piquet, Didier Pironi and Bruno Giacomelli in 1980; Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello and Jean Alesi in 1994; Robert Kubica, Heikki Kovalainen and Sebastian Vettel in 2008; Sergio Pérez, Carlos Sainz and George Russell in 2022.
>>> It was Mercedes’ 136th pole position as a manufacturer and 220th as an engine manufacturer.
>>> Russell is the sixth Mercedes driver to sign at least one pole with the team, after Lewis Hamilton (77), Nico Rosberg (30), Valtteri Bottas (20), Juan Manuel Fangio (7) and Stirling Moss (1). All have won at least one race with the team.
>>> George Russell started from the front row for the third time in his career (after Sakhir 2020 and Belgium 2021). For Carlos Sainz it was the 5th time.
>>> Lando Norris and Esteban Ocon achieved their best results of the season in fourth and fifth place in the exercise.
>>> Alpine placed its two single-seaters in the top six of qualifying, a first since the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix (Daniel Ricciardo 4th and Esteban Ocon 6th for Renault).
>>> We had to go back to the 2018 Bahrain GP to find traces of a grid where neither Lewis Hamilton (7th) nor Max Verstappen (10th) appeared in the top 6. They were 9th each (after a penalty for a gear change). and 15th (accident in Q1).
>>> Lance Stroll ended a streak of seven straight eliminations in the first quarter.
George Russell (Mercedes) leads the field at the start
>>> Max Verstappen took his 28th Grand Prix win, overtaking Jackie Stewart. It’s the 21st GP he’s offering (like Sebastian Vettel) at another 19th circuit (like Nigel Mansell and Fernando Alonso). Lewis Hamilton holds the record in both areas (31).
>>> Red Bull won its 84th victory as a constructor and 9th as an engine builder.
>>> Winner from 10th on the grid, Verstappen won for the first time by starting from fourth on the grid. The biggest comeback at the Hungaroring is thanks to Jenson Button, who started 2006 from 14th.
>>> Of the 37 editions of the Hungarian Grand Prix, only four times has victory gone to a driver outside the top four; so it only happened twice in a row (Esteban Ocon had won since 8th place in 2021).
>>> It’s the only other win for Red Bull starting outside the top six in F1, as Daniel Ricciardo won from 10th place at the 2017 Azerbaijan GP.
>>> It is only the 12th time in history that a race has been won from this starting position. This has happened for the past three seasons since Pierre Gasly won the 2020 Italian GP and Lewis Hamilton won the 2021 Brazilian GP.
>>> Lewis Hamilton drove his 61st fastest race lap. Michael Schumacher (77) still holds the record.
>>> It is a 70th podium in Formula 1 for Max Verstappen, a 188th for Lewis Hamilton, record holder, and a 6th for George Russell, who clearly equals Wolfgang von Trips, Carlos Pace or Lando Norris.
>>> Hamilton and Verstappen have now stood on the podium 51 times, less than the record held by the Hamilton-Vettel duo (56).
>>> Hamilton finished second for the 50th time in his career, still a record. He is ahead of Michael Schumacher (43).
>>> Hamilton now has more podiums (6) than Charles Leclerc (5) this season. Mercedes has as many as Ferrari (11).
>>> Hamilton clinched the record for the number of lead laps at the same track: 487 at the Hungaroring, compared to Bill Vukovich’s 485 laps at the front of the field at the Indianapolis 500 between 1952 and 1955, where he had competed in the Formula One World Championship from 1950 to 1960. Leaving aside this historical anomaly, Michael Schumacher holds the closest reference with 455 laps as the leader at Magny-Cours.
Bill Vukovich led 195 of the 200 scheduled laps at the 1953 Indianapolis 500
>>> The kilometers in the lead are 2,134 for Hamilton at the Hungaroring, 1951 for Vukovich at Indianapolis and 1949 for Schumacher at Magny-Cours. The German has a very similar total in Montreal and Barcelona. Hamilton, meanwhile, also spent 2021km in the lead at Silverstone.
>>> Max Verstappen led for the 50th time in his career. Only 13 riders have done better, the record belongs to Hamilton (180 GP).
>>> Fernando Alonso still remains between second and eighth with 11 consecutive points finishes at the Hungaroring (2010-2018 and 2021-22).
>>> Pierre Gasly is without a point in five consecutive Grands Prix, an unprecedented since his 2018 season with Toro Rosso.
>>> In 19th and 20th place respectively, Yuki Tsunoda and Valtteri Bottas (the latter to retire) had their worst results of their careers (previously 17th places each).
>>> Lewis Hamilton remains the only driver to have completed all races of the 2022 season, even finishing 21 consecutive Grands Prix. His failure rate since the start of his career is the lowest of any driver (8.97%) with more than 40 starts.
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