Hungary first hosted a Grand Prix in the 1930s, but following the Second World War and the building of the Iron Curtain it was not until the 1960s that motorsport began to find a place in the country. Now we have the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix.
In 2001, Michael Schumacher equalled Alain Prost’s then record 51 Grand Prix wins at the Hungaroring, in the drive which also secured his 4th Drivers’ Championship which also matched Prost’s career tally.
The 2006 Grand Prix was the first to be held here in wet conditions. Jenson Button took his first victory from 14th place on the grid.
At the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, it was confirmed that Hungary would continue to host a Formula 1 race until 2021. The track was completely resurfaced for the first time in early 2016, and it was announced the Grand Prix’s deal was extended for a further 5 years, until 2026.
In 2015 Sebastian Vettel drove serenely to his and Ferrari’s second victory of the season in Hungary.
2016 Hungarian GP
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg entered the round with a one-point lead over teammate Lewis Hamilton in the Drivers’ Championship while Mercedes led in the Constructors’ Championship ahead of Ferrari.
The race was won by Lewis Hamilton, with Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo completing the podium, meaning Hamilton took over the lead in the Drivers’ Championship after the race
2017 Hungarian GP
This year is definitely more competitive with Vettel still leading the World Championship after Austria, so we will see who is leading after British GP in July.
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel entered the round leading the World Drivers’ Championship by one point ahead of Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton. In the World Constructors’ Championship, Mercedes led Ferrari by fifty-five points.
With Verstappen closing in, it appeared as if the switch back wasn’t going to happen, but coming out of the last corner on the last lap, Hamilton slowed down, allowing Bottas past to claim the podium. Hamilton finished fourth, with Verstappen in fifth.
McLaren-Honda got their first double-points finish of the season with Alonso finishing sixth and Vandoorne finishing tenth. This result moved them out of last place in the Constructors’ standings. Carlos Sainz Jr. finished seventh for Toro Rosso. Force India got yet another double-points finish with Pérez in eighth and Ocon in ninth.
As a result of the race, Vettel extended his lead in the Drivers’ Championship over Hamilton to 14 points. Mercedes’s lead in the Constructors’ Championship was reduced to 39 points over Ferrari.
2018 Hungarian GP
By lap 65, Seb Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen caught up to Bottas on fresher tyres and Vettel moved into second place, but Bottas made contact trying to defend, damaging his front wing and letting Räikkönen through.
Three laps later, Daniel Ricciardo attempted an overtake on Bottas, but the two drivers also made contact and picked up damage. Bottas gave the position up on the final lap, finishing in fifth. He was later handed a 10-second time penalty for causing a collision, however this did not change his finishing position.
Lewis Hamilton won the race, seventeen seconds ahead of Vettel, with Räikkönen finishing in third.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton entered the round with a 17-point lead over Sebastian Vettel in the Drivers’ Championship, and extended it to 24 points. In the World Constructors’ Championship, Mercedes led Ferrari by 8 points before the race, and they further extended their lead to 10 points.
2019 Hungarian Grand Prix
See what happens here in the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen wins pole position in qualifying with Bottas 2nd.
Max lead for the first 25 laps from Lewis Hamilton and Charles 3rd, BUT Lewis actually won from Vetstappen with Sebastian 3rd,
The last 20 laps were crucial as Lewis came in for new tyres and then went to work to knock nearly 2 seconds a lap off Max and in the end Redbull brought Max in and Lewis won by over 20 seconds.
2020 Hungarian Grand Prix
This is the 3rd race of 2020 and qualifying was as per normal with Lewis and Vallterri ending up 1st and 2nd on the grid, BUT Racing Point were 3rd and 4th ahead of both Ferrari and Red Bull.
With Mercedes filling the front row will they manage to keep ahead of everyone from the start?
Well Bottas lost out at the start, but he is making amends and looks like he can finish 3rd after Max Verstappen in 2nd. Yes he does with Seb ending up 6th.
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