Hungarian Grand Prix Betting Tips & Predictions: Hamilton To Break 2022 Duck

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The Hungarian Grand Prix is the 13th race of the season and Lewis Hamilton is yet to win a race – Will his drought come to an end this weekend?

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Hungarian Grand Prix Predictions & Tips

Let’s get this straight. Lewis Hamilton does not become a bad driver overnight. He is still one of the best ever, but car troubles this season has turned the 2022 campaign into a miserable one.

I have said in the past that I am not a huge Hamilton fan, but you cannot ignore his quality. His determination and vision sets him apart from other drivers. If he can get through the weekend without any mechanical woes, then he will be on the podium in Hungary.

He looked back to his best last weekend in France, but he had to settle for second place with defending champion Max Verstappen claiming his seventh win of the season.

That win is coming for Hamilton, believe me. I am backing him to get that monkey off his back at the Hungaroing.

Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mat George Russell was also outstanding in France as he finished third. I am backing Hamilton, Russell and Verstappen to finish on the podium for the second race running.

I will stick my neck on the line and say Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will be the first driver to retire. He will be determined to make amends for his error that saw him crash out last weekend, but he will go too hard and spin out early in this Grand Prix.

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 2020 success saw him become an eight-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: Lewis Hamilton, 1 minutes 16.627 seconds (2020)

Hungarian Grand Prix Winners

1936 Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Nepliget
1986 Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda Hungaroring
1987 Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda Hungaroring
1988 Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Hungaroring
1989 Nigel Mansell Ferrari Hungaroring
1990 Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault Hungaroring
1991 Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Hungaroring
1992 Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Hungaroring
1993 Damon Hill Williams-Renault Hungaroring
1994 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford Hungaroring
1995 Damon Hill Williams-Renault Hungaroring
1996 Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault Hungaroring
1997 Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault Hungaroring
1998 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Hungaroring
1999 Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes Hungaroring
2000 Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes Hungaroring
2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Hungaroring
2002 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari Hungaroring
2003 Fernando Alonso Renault Hungaroring
2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Hungaroring
2005 Kimi Raikkonen McLaren-Mercedes Hungaroring
2006 Jenson Button Honda Hungaroring
2007 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Hungaroring
2008 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes Hungaroring
2009 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Hungaroring
2010 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault Hungaroring
2011 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes Hungaroring
2012 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Hungaroring
2013 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Hungaroring
2014 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault Hungaroring
2015 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Hungaroring
2016 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Hungaroring
2017 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Hungaroring
2018 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Hungaroring
2019 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Hungaroring
2020 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Hungaroring
2021 Esteban Ocon Alpine-Renault Hungaroring