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Hungaroring layout & records

Hungaroring Details
Location: Mogyorod, Hungary
Race: Hungarian Grand Prix
Used Since: 1986
Type: Closed Circuit
 Lap Dist.: 4.381 km

Lap Record

Lap Record: 1:19.071 min
Date: 18 August 2004
F1 Driver: Michael Schumacher
F1 Car: Ferrari F2004
Speed: 199.461 km/h

Pole Record

Record Pole: 1:19.146 min
Date: 14 August 2004
F1 Driver: Michael Schumacher
F1 Car: Ferrari F2004
Speed: 199.272 km/h
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Hungaroring Circuit: three corners in detail

Turn 2
After exiting the tight Turn 1 in second gear, the drivers accelerate quickly up to 6th before braking downhill into Turn 2. It is very easy to break too late, locking a wheel and compromising the racing line at corner entry. Equally it is very tempting to get on the power too early, which will compromise the racing line through 3, this penalty being carried along the entirety of following straight. This sequence of corners rewards patience and precision. From an engine’s perspective, the aim is to produce the exact torque requested by the driver, this being just as important on overrun as on traction.

Turns 8 and 9
Although these are definitely two corners in their own right, they are inextricably linked. Exiting the chicane, the drivers accelerate from 2nd to 4th, brake and drop down to 3rd to negotiate turn 8. A quick spurt and momentarily back up to 4th before a quick touch of the brakes and back down to 3rd to tackle turn 9. Drivers have to be careful to not be too greedy through turn 8, as this will compromise their line through turn 9, this loss of speed being carried down to turn 11 as turn 10 is easily taken flat. The engine needs to be able to respond instantly to the driver’s rapidly changing demands throughout this section, such as 50ms downshifts followed by almost immediate power application.

Turn 14
Turn 14 is last corner of the circuit. Taken in 3rd gear at between 130-150kph, it is negotiated over a period of around two seconds from the point of turn-in. It is unusual in the sense that it is not a typical point-and-squirt corner, where the driver brakes, turns in and gets back on the power straight away. Instead the driver holds some pedal throughout the corner, potentially stabbing at it deliberately to overcome any understeer balance. Finally the driver arrives at the end of the corner, hopefully on the right line to get the best exit onto the start/finish straight. The engine will need to respond well to this relatively unusual set of circumstances, as any hesitation or drivability issue could upset the balance of the car mid-corner.

 

Previous F1 GP Winners on Hungaroring
Year Race Date Driver Team Laps
2014 2014 Hungarian F1 GP result 27 July 1 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Austria Red Bull
Italy Ferrari
Germany Mercedes
70
70
70
2013 2013 Hungarian F1 GP result 28 July 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Germany Mercedes
United Kingdom Lotus F1
Austria Red Bull
70
70
70
2012 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix result 29 July 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3 France Romain Grosjean
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Lotus F1
United Kingdom Lotus F1
69
69
69
2011 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix result 31 July 1 United Kingdom Jenson Button
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel
3 Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom McLaren
Austria Red Bull
Italy Ferrari
70
70
70
2010 2010 Hungarian Grand Prix result 1 Aug 1 Australia Mark Webber
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Austria Red Bull
Italy Ferrari
Austria Red Bull
70
70
70
2009 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix result 26 July 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3 Australia Mark Webber
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
Austria Red Bull
70
70
70
2008 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix result 3 August 1 Finland Heikki Kovalainen
2 Germany Timo Glock
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
United Kingdom McLaren
Japan Toyota
Italy Ferrari
70
70
70
2007 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix result 5 August 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3 Germany Nick Heidfeld
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
Switzerland BMW Sauber
70
70
70
2006 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix result 6 August 1 United Kingdom Jenson Button
2 Spain Pedro de la Rosa
3 Germany Nick Heidfeld
Japan Honda
United Kingdom McLaren
Switzerland BMW Sauber
70
70
70
2005 2005 Hungarian Grand Prix result 31 July 1 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
2 Germany Michael Schumacher
3 Germany Ralf Schumacher
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
Japan Toyota
70
70
70
2004 2004 Hungarian Grand Prix result 15 August 1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
3 Spain Fernando Alonso
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
France Renault
70
70
70
2003 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix result 24 August 1 Spain Fernando Alonso
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
France Renault
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Williams
70
70
70
2002 2002 Hungarian Grand Prix result 18 August 1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
2 Germany Michael Schumacher
3 Germany Ralf Schumacher
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
77
77
77
2001 2001 Hungarian Grand Prix result 19 August 1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
77
77
77
2000 2000 Hungarian Grand Prix result 13 August 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen
2 Germany Michael Schumacher
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
77
77
77
1999 1999 Hungarian Grand Prix result 15 August 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard
3 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
77
77
77
1998 1998 Hungarian Grand Prix result August 16 1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard
3 Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Williams
77
77
77
1997 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix result 10 August 1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill
3 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Arrows
Switzerland Sauber
77
77
77
1996 1996 Hungarian Grand Prix result 11 August 1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill
3 France Jean Alesi
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Benetton
77
77
77
1995 1995 Hungarian Grand Prix result 13 August 1 United Kingdom Damon Hill
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard
3 Austria Gerhard Berger
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
77
77
76
1994 1994 Hungarian Grand Prix result 14 August 1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill
3 Netherlands Jos Verstappen
Italy Benetton
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Benetton
77
77
77
1993 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix result 15 August 1 United Kingdom Damon Hill
2 Italy Riccardo Patrese
3 Austria Gerhard Berger
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Benetton
Italy Ferrari
77
77
77
1992 1992 Hungarian Grand Prix result August 16 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna
2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
3 Austria Gerhard Berger
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom McLaren
77
77
77
1991 1991 Hungarian Grand Prix result August 11 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna
2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
3 Italy Riccardo Patrese
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
77
77
77
1990 1990 Hungarian Grand Prix result August 12 1 Belgium Thierry Boutsen
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna
3 Brazil Nelson Piquet
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Benetton
77
77
77
1989 1989 Hungarian Grand Prix result August 13 1 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna
3 Belgium Thierry Boutsen
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Williams
77
77
77
1988 1988 Hungarian Grand Prix result August 7 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna
2 France Alain Prost
3 Belgium Thierry Boutsen
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Benetton
76
76
76
1987 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix result August 9 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna
3 France Alain Prost
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Lotus
United Kingdom McLaren
76
76
76
1986 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix result August 10 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna
3 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Lotus
United Kingdom Williams
76
76
75