Hamilton equals Hill with 22nd F1 win

2013 Hungarian Grand Prix stats and facts

Damon Hill, Williams, Hungaroring, 1993Lewis Hamilton equalled the wins tally of fellow British champion Damon Hill with the 22nd victory of his career. Appropriately he did so in the same race where Hill scored his first victory 20 years ago (pictured).

It was Hamilton’s fourth win in Hungary, adding to his 2007, 2009 and 2012 triumphs. No one has won the race five times or more – Michael Schumacher is the only other driver to have won four times at the Hungaroring.

This also means Hamilton has continued his streak of winning at least once race in every season he has competed since making his debut in 2007.

And of course, it his first win for Mercedes. The last British driver to win a race for them was Stirling Moss in the 1955 British Grand Prix.

Hamilton took his fourth pole position at the Hungaroring, but Schumacher has seven poles at this track. This was the 30th pole position of Hamilton’s career, but surprisingly it is the first time he’s scored three in a row. It was also his sixth consecutive front row start, another personal best.

Mark Webber set the fastest lap during the race. This was the 17th of his career, giving him as many as Rubens Barrichello and one fewer than team mate Sebastian Vettel.

The race saw the 150th podium appearance for a Finnish driver. Kimi Raikkonen is responsible for exactly half of those, with the rest courtesy of Mika Hakkinen (51), Keke Rosberg (17), Heikki Kovalainen (4), Mika Salo (2) and JJ Lehto (1).

Raikkonen also extended his record of consecutive points scorers to 27 races. But team mate Romain Grosjean became the first driver this year to receive three penalties after picking up two in one weekend: a drive-through penalty during the race and a time penalty after it.

Adrian Sutil, Force India, Hungaroring, 2013Adrian Sutil reached his 100th career start. He’s effectively spent his entire career with the same team, which was Spyker in his first season (2007) and Force India thereafter. He is yet to score a podium finish, with fourth place in the 2009 Italian Grand Prix his best result to date.

It’s taken Williams ten races to score their first point of 2013, which came courtesy of Pastor Maldonado. After ten races last year they had 47.

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55 comments on Hamilton equals Hill with 22nd F1 win

  1. 91jb12 (@91jb12) said on 29th July 2013, 22:21

    The SIXTH straight Hungarian GP where Vettel has ended up lower than he started
    2007 was the anomaly (I think 19th to 17th)
    2008 11th to DNF
    2009 2nd to DNG
    2010 1st to 3rd
    2011 1st to 2nd
    2012 3rd to 4th
    2013 2nd to 3rd

  2. paulgilb (@paulgilb) said on 29th July 2013, 22:45

    Both Mercedes have managed a run of 3 poles, converting only the last one to a win.

    First venue where Hamilton has been on pole 4 times, and first at which he has won 4 times.

    All of Hamilton’s Hungary podiums have been wins – also the case at Germany (2 wins), India (0 wins), and USA (2 wins from 2 starts).

    Sutil is the 3rd driver to have managed 100 starts without a podium finish – after Pierluigi Martini (118) and Philippe Alliot (109).

    Bianchi’s first back-row start.

    First time since the end of 2009 that there are fewer than 3 teams on 0 points.

    All teams have now had at least 2 race-ending mechanical failures except for Ferrari, who have had none.

    First time that Raikkonen has managed 16 consecutive top 10 starts (thanks in part to his engine penalties in 2005).

    First time since China – Spain 2011 (3 races) that Force India have gone 2 races without scoring.

    Hamilton scored his 30th pole at the same circuit where Prost managed his 30th pole 20 years ago.

    First British driver to manage 3 consecutive poles since Damon Hill in 1996.

    Hamilton’s 2 longest win droughts have both ended in Hungary.

    Thanks to magnetimarelli.com for some of these!

  3. JackySteeg (@jackysteeg) said on 29th July 2013, 23:56

    We all know that McLaren’s incredible run of points finishes ended in Canada with an astonishing 64-race streak. However, Ferrari just scored points for the 58th consecutive race. Given the fact that they’ve been comfortably in the points all year, it’s not at all inconceivable that they will beat that record by the end of the year.

  4. Jon Sandor (@jonsan) said on 30th July 2013, 21:24

    Hamilton and Vettel now have 53 podiums apiece. With their next podium they will move into a tie with Nikki Lauda for tenth on the all time podium winners list.

  5. Michael Brown (@) said on 1st August 2013, 18:21

    In his first year with an F1 team, Lewis Hamiltion’s teammate won a Grand Prix before he did.

    In addition, 2013 is the second year in Mercedes’ history as a constructor where two drivers won a Grand Prix. The only other year this happened was 1955, with Grands Prix won by Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss.

    Lewis Hamilton and his teammate have won at least one Grand Prix in the same season, except for 2009, when Heikki Kovalainen did not win.

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