Hungarian Grand Prix Guide

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Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary (Photo by SOPA Images/SIPA USA/PA Images).

Bettingpro's guide to the Hungarian Grand Prix and it's host venue, the Hungaroring.

Circuit Guide

The Hungaroring has played host to the Hungarian Grand Prix since it returned to the Formula 1 calendar in 1986. F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone had been aiming to introduce a Russian Grand Prix to the schedule but opted for Hungary instead, and plans for a street circuit were then shelved in 1985 in favour of a new track – Hungaroring – that was built in less than a year and ready for the 1986 season. The circuit is very similar in lay-out to the Monte Carlo street track used for the Monaco Grand Prix, with tight and twisting corners making it difficult to overtake. Conditions are usually hot and dry so drivers also have to battle with what is a notoriously bumpy surface, but that has not prevented it from being a venue that has hosted some memorable races over the years. Lewis Hamilton holds the record for most Hungarian Grand Prix victories after his 2019 success saw him become a seven-time winner. Only one other active driver, Sebastian Vettel, has won this race more than once, while only three drivers – Hamilton, Mika Hakkinen and Jacques Villeneuve – have managed back-to-back Hungarian Grand Prix victories in the past 20 years.

Location: Hungaroring, Mogyorod, Hungary
Number Of Laps: 70
Lap Length: 2.722 miles
Lap Record: Max Verstappen, 1 minutes 17.103 seconds (2019)



Hungarian Grand Prix Winners

1936Tazio NuvolariAlfa RomeoNepliget
1986Nelson PiquetWilliams-HondaHungaroring
1987Nelson PiquetWilliams-HondaHungaroring
1988Ayrton SennaMcLaren-HondaHungaroring
1989Nigel MansellFerrariHungaroring
1990Thierry BoutsenWilliams-RenaultHungaroring
1991Ayrton SennaMcLaren-HondaHungaroring
1992Ayrton SennaMcLaren-HondaHungaroring
1993Damon HillWilliams-RenaultHungaroring
1994Michael SchumacherBenetton-FordHungaroring
1995Damon HillWilliams-RenaultHungaroring
1996Jacques VilleneuveWilliams-RenaultHungaroring
1997Jacques VilleneuveWilliams-RenaultHungaroring
1998Michael SchumacherFerrariHungaroring
1999Mika HakkinenMcLaren-MercedesHungaroring
2000Mika HakkinenMcLaren-MercedesHungaroring
2001Michael SchumacherFerrariHungaroring
2002Rubens BarrichelloFerrariHungaroring
2003Fernando AlonsoRenaultHungaroring
2004Michael SchumacherFerrariHungaroring
2005Kimi RaikkonenMcLaren-MercedesHungaroring
2006Jenson ButtonHondaHungaroring
2007Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-MercedesHungaroring
2008Heikki KovalainenMcLaren-MercedesHungaroring
2009Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-MercedesHungaroring
2010Mark WebberRed Bull-RenaultHungaroring
2011Jenson ButtonMcLaren-MercedesHungaroring
2012Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-MercedesHungaroring
2013Lewis HamiltonMercedesHungaroring
2014Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-RenaultHungaroring
2015Sebastian VettelFerrariHungaroring
2016Lewis HamiltonMercedesHungaroring
2017Sebastian VettelFerrariHungaroring
2018Lewis HamiltonMercedesHungaroring
2019Lewis HamiltonMercedesHungaroring