FACTS AND STATS: Verstappen matches Red Bull’s best-ever recovery win

Sunday in Budapest was all about the two madams – Max and Mercedes. The first had never won from such a low starting position; the latter had never completed so many laps this season, as they got both drivers on the podium. Here’s our roundup of the numbers that mattered in Hungary…

• Verstappen started from P10. Prior to today, Red Bull had won just one race in their F1 history from outside the top six on the grid, as Daniel Ricciardo triumphed in the 2017 Azerbaijani Grand Prix from P10.

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• It is the second year in a row that the Hungaroring winner has come from outside the top four, but only the fourth time in the history of the circuit.

• Verstappen led the 50th race of his career today.

• Verstappen had never won from outside the top four on the grid before.


No man in history has completed more laps on a single track than Lewis Hamilton

• Lewis Hamilton, P2, broke the record for most laps led at one location in championship history today. The old record was held by Bill Vukovich at the Indianapolis 500, a championship round in the 1950s.

• Today was Hamilton’s 11th podium finish at the Hungaroring and his fifth consecutive podium finish in 2022 – the longest active run in F1.

• Verstappen and Hamilton have now finished one-two in a Grand Prix (in no particular order).

• Mercedes led more laps today than in all other races combined this season.

• The podium was identical to the last round in France.

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• With Carlos Sainz as best finisher in P4, Ferrari scored a worse result today than in last year’s Hungarian Grand Prix, when Sainz finished third after Sebastian Vettel’s disqualification.

• With P5 for Red Bull, Sergio Perez achieved his first career in the top five at the Hungaroring in his 12th start on the track.

• Charles Leclerc’s P6 for Ferrari means he has still never finished on the podium at the Hungaroring in F1 or F2.


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• McLaren’s Lando Norris took P7 – he has now finished 3 consecutive races in the same position.

• Alpine’s Fernando Alonso finished in P8 for his eighth consecutive points finish in 2022, and his eleventh consecutive points finish at the Hungaroring.

• With Alonso’s teammate Esteban Ocon in P9, both Alpines scored points for the third race in a row.

• With P10, Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel scored a point the week he announced his retirement. It was his fifth points finish of the year.

• Vettel defeated his teammate Lance Stroll to the last point. Last weekend in France it was Stroll who defeated Vettel to the last point.

• After returning home to P12 for AlphaTauri, Pierre Gasly is now meaningless from his last five races.

• Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas was the only driver not to make it to the checkered flag, but all 20 drivers had been classified as classified finishers for the 13th time in championship history (it happened at the French, Belgian and Turkish Grands Prix in 2021) ).

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