Hungarian GP 2007 Facts & Statistics

Hungarian Grand Prix, 2007, start | Ferrari MediaAll the revealing, curious and just plain weird statistics from the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Plus, the 50th anniversary of a very special Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton took his third win and pole double and tenth podium. Only Raikkonen fastest lap on the final lap of the race stopped him from netting his first ‘treble’. He is still yet to finish in a points-scoring position outside the top three.

Hamilton also led every lap – the first time that has happened this year. Kimi Raikkonen spent every lap in second and therefore finished in that position for the first time this year.

Following Fernando Alonso’s penalty we also saw a car other than a Ferrari or McLaren on the front row of the grid for the first time this year – Nick Heidfeld’s BMW.

Heidfeld repeated his third place from last year’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Raikkonen and Felipe Massa both have 17 more points than they did after the 11th round last year. Alonso has 23 fewer.

Having won from 14th on the grid last year, Jenson Button never even ran as high as 14th before he retired from this year’s race. In fact, the highest place he occupied at any time was 18th.

Felipe Massa started from that 14th place this year – and finished 13th.

Hamilton’s win made it the second consecutive British triumph at the Hungaroring.

Sebastian Vettel became the first driver to race for two different teams in one season since Jarno Trulli raced for Renault and Toyota in 2004.

Vettel completed his first race for Toro Rosso – but team mate Vitantonio Liuzzi posted the team’s 14th DNF from 22 starts this year.

Nico Rosberg scored points for the first time since the Spanish Grand Prix.

Adrian Sutil finished 17th for Spyker but crucially he was ahead of Honda’s Rubens Barrichello. That is the first time a Spyker has been a classified finisher in front of a car that was still running this year.

After Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella’s penalties, Robert Kubica was the only driver in the top ten to start the race from the positioned he qualified in.

Saturday qualifying was held on August 4th which was the 50th anniversary of Juan Manuel Fangio’s famous victory at the N????rburging.

Mark Webber out-qualified David Coulthard for the seventh race in a row.

If McLaren’s appeal is denied and they lose their constructors’ championship points while their drivers keep their points, it will be the first time it has happened since the 1995 Brazilian Grand Prix. On that occasion Michael Schumacher (Benetton) and David Coulthard (Williams) had finished first and second, but Elf fuel samples from their Renault-powered cars were found not to match the reference samples the FIA had. At an appeal court hearing, it was judged that, as the fuel found in the cars was legal, the drivers should not be punished, but the teams would.

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7 comments on Hungarian GP 2007 Facts & Statistics

  1. I wish one day there can be another interesting fact about Hungarian GP

    - This was last F1 race at Hungaroring

    :-) when is that going to happen

  2. “Sebastian Vettel became the first driver to race for two different teams in one season since compatriot Heinz-Harald Frentzen in 2002, who drove for Arrows and Sauber. The latter has since become the BMW team that Vettel made his F1 début for at Indianapolis.”

    What about Trulli in 2004? Renault/Toyota.

  3. Journeyer said on 6th August 2007, 11:02

    and in between those two, Wilson in 2003: Minardi/Jaguar.

  4. Dear me yes you’re both right – I’ll get that fixed.

  5. Wesley said on 6th August 2007, 18:51

    It will be interesting to see how many races Vettel will finish over Tonio.Maybe some insight on car reliability and how hard the driver can push the car.I am not saying that Scott Speed was a car breaker but,I think Vettel has a smoother driving style.(the couple of times I have watched him race)

  6. Lewis Hamilton took his third win and pole double and tenth podium. Only Raikkonen fastest lap on the final lap of the race stopped him from netting his first ‘treble’. He is still yet to finish in a points-scoring position outside the top three.

    If the last sentence means he has scored points in all races so far, then you are wrong. He came 9th in the European GP

  7. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 7th August 2007, 19:14

    It doesn’t mean that. Ninth is not a points scoring position outside the top three.

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