Red Bull mark 100th F1 start with win (Hungarian Grand Prix facts and stats)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2010

Red Bull had both their cars on the front row for the sixth time this year, but once again they weren’t able to translate that into a one-two finish.

Despite that there was plenty for them to celebrate in their 100th Grand Prix start as they took the lead in the constructors’ championship and Mark Webber returned to the top of the drivers’ rankings.

Sebastian Vettel extended his run of consecutive pole positions to four. It was his seventh of the season and 12th of his career, giving him as many as Gerhard Berger and David Coulthard.

For Red Bull it was their sixth front row lock-out in 12 races.

Vettel’s pole position lap was one of the quickest around the Hungaroring since it was re-configured in 2003. His 1’18.773 lap was slightly slower than that set by Rubens Barrichello in his Ferrari in first qualifiyng in 2004, 1’18.436.

Vettel also logged the sixth fastest lap of his career. But there would be no race win for him once again.

That went to Webber, claiming his fourth victory of the year and sixth of his career in his 150th start.

Webber has now won as many races as Tony Brooks, John Surtees, Jochen Rindt, Gilles Villeneuve, Jacques Laffite, Riccardo Patrese and Ralf Schumacher.

This was Red Bull’s 100th Grand Prix start (but their 101st appearance – they did not start at Indianapolis in 2005) and 12th victory.

Two drivers scored the best result of their careers so far: Vitaly Petrov (fifth) and Nico H???lkenberg (sixth). Petrov also had his best qualifying position, seventh.

Pedro de la Rosa scored his first points since the 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix, when he was eighth.

Mercedes failed to score a point in a race for the first time this year. That leaves Red Bull and McLaren the only teams to score in every round so far.

Average position change

How many places a driver has gained in each race on average.

Driver Position change
Karun Chandhok +6.50
Bruno Senna +5.20
Heikki Kovalainen +5.00
Lucas di Grassi +4.83
Sakon Yamamoto +4.50
Kamui Kobayashi +4.17
Jaime Alguersuari +4.00
Jenson Button +3.55
Jarno Trulli +2.71
Timo Glock +2.67
Vitantonio Liuzzi +2.50
Sebastien Buemi +2.38
Pedro de la Rosa +2.20
Lewis Hamilton +1.73
Adrian Sutil +1.20
Robert Kubica +1.10
Rubens Barrichello +0.73
Vitaly Petrov +0.67
Nico Rosberg +0.45
Michael Schumacher +0.27
Fernando Alonso 0.00
Felipe Massa -0.25
Nico H???lkenberg -0.56
Sebastian Vettel -1.70
Mark Webber -1.91

Average grid position

Pos Driver Average starting position
1 Sebastian Vettel 1.8
2 Mark Webber 2.2
3 Lewis Hamilton 5.8
4 Nico Rosberg 6.6
5 Felipe Massa 6.8
6 Robert Kubica 6.9
7 Fernando Alonso 7.0
8 Jenson Button 7.8
9 Michael Schumacher 9.3
10 Rubens Barrichello 10.5
11 Adrian Sutil 11.1
12 Nico H???lkenberg 11.9
13 Vitaly Petrov 13.4
14 Pedro de la Rosa 13.5
15 Sebastien Buemi 13.9
16 Vitantonio Liuzzi 14.5
17 Kamui Kobayashi 14.6
18 Jaime Alguersuari 15.9
19 Heikki Kovalainen 19.0
20 Jarno Trulli 19.3
21 Timo Glock 20.2
22 Lucas di Grassi 22.3
23 Bruno Senna 22.3
24 Sakon Yamamoto 23.3
25 Karun Chandhok 23.5

Time out-qualified team mate

Apart from Sakon Yamamoto, every driver has now qualified in front of a team mate at least once this year:

Pos Driver Times out-qualified team mate
1 Robert Kubica 11
1 Timo Glock 11
3 Sebastien Buemi 10
3 Adrian Sutil 10
3 Nico Rosberg 10
7 Rubens Barrichello 8
6 Fernando Alonso 9
7 Lewis Hamilton 8
7 Bruno Senna 8
10 Pedro de la Rosa 7
12 Jarno Trulli 6
10 Sebastian Vettel 7
14 Mark Webber 5
12 Heikki Kovalainen 6
14 Kamui Kobayashi 5
16 Karun Chandhok 4
16 Jenson Button 4
18 Felipe Massa 3
18 Nico H???lkenberg 3
20 Michael Schumacher 2
20 Vitantonio Liuzzi 2
20 Jaime Alguersuari 2
23 Lucas di Grassi 1
23 Vitaly Petrov 1
25 Sakon Yamamoto 0

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