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Formula One - Hungarian Grand Prix Preview

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DATE: Sunday, July 28
SITE: Hungaroring -- Budapest, Hungary
TRACK: 4.381 km (2.722 miles), 14-turn road course
CAPACITY: 100,000+
ANNUAL: 28th
TELEVISION: NBC Sports Network
START TIME: 8 a.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, July 27/8 a.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Lewis Hamilton
RUNNER-UP: Kimi Raikkonen
POLE WINNER: Lewis Hamilton (finished 1)
LAPS: 70
MILES: 190.540 (306.630 km)
QUALIFYING RECORD: Rubens Barrichello, 2002 (1 min., 13.333 secs.)
RACE RECORD: Michael Schumacher, 2004 (1 hr., 35 mins., 26.131 secs.)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Lewis Hamilton16Jenson Button4
2Kimi Raikkonen57Bruno Senna9
3Romain Grosjean28Mark Webber11
4Sebastian Vettel39Felipe Massa7
5Fernando Alonso610Nico Rosberg13
2012 Hungarian Grand Prix Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 179.390 kph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 41 mins., 5.503 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.032 secs.
CARS ON FINAL LAP: 14
FASTEST LAP: Sebastian Vettel, 1:24.136, Lap 68
POLE WINNER: Lewis Hamilton (1:20.953)
Past Hungarian Grand Prix Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2012 -- Lewis Hamilton (1) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 179.390 kph/1:41:05.503
2011 -- Jenson Button (3) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 172.416 kph/1:46:42.337
2010 -- Mark Webber (2) -- Red Bull Renault -- 181.989 kph/1:41:5.571
2009 -- Lewis Hamilton (4) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 186.973 kph/1:38:23.876
2008 -- Heikki Kovalainen (2) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 188.790 kph/1:37:27.067
2007 -- Lewis Hamilton (1) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 191.897 kph/1:35:52.991
2006 -- Jenson Button (14) -- Honda -- 163.773 kph/1:52:20.941
2005 -- Kimi Raikkonen (4) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 188.859 kph/1:37:25.552
2004 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Ferrari -- 192.798 kph/1:35:26.131
2003 -- Fernando Alonso (1) -- Renault -- 185.810 kph/1:39:01.460
2002 -- Rubens Barrichello (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:41:49.001
2001 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:41:49.675
2000 -- Mika Hakkinen (3) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 1:45:33.869
1999 -- Mika Hakkinen (1) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 1:46:23.536
1998 -- Michael Schumacher (3) -- Ferrari -- 1:45:25.550
1997 -- Jacques Villeneuve (2) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:45:47.149
1996 -- Jacques Villeneuve (3) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:46:21.134
1995 -- Damon Hill (1) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:46:25.721
1994 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Benetton-Ford -- 1:48:00.185
1993 -- Damon Hill (2) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:47:39.09
1992 -- Ayrton Senna (3) -- McLaren-Honda -- 1:46:19.216
1991 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren-Honda -- 1:49:12.796
1990 -- Thierry Boutsen (1) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:49:30.597
1989 -- Nigel Mansell (12) -- Ferrari -- 1:49:38.650
1988 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren-Honda -- 1:57:47.081
1987 -- Nelson Piquet (3) -- Williams-Honda -- 1:59:26.793
1986 -- Nelson Piquet (2) -- Williams-Honda -- 2:00:34.508
Past Hungarian Grand Prix Pole Winners (Finish)
2012 -- Lewis Hamilton -- 1
2011 -- Sebastian Vettel -- 2
2010 -- Sebastian Vettel -- 3
2009 -- Fernando Alonso -- 18
2008 -- Lewis Hamilton -- 5
2007 -- Lewis Hamilton -- 1
2006 -- Kimi Raikkonen -- 15
2005 -- Michael Schumacher -- 2
2004 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
2003 -- Fernando Alonso -- 1
2002 -- Rubens Barrichello -- 1
2001 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
2000 -- Michael Schumacher -- 2
1999 -- Mika Hakkinen - 1
1998 -- Mika Hakkinen - 6
1997 -- Michael Schumacher -- 4
1996 -- Michael Schumacher -- 9
1995 -- Damon Hill - 1
1994 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
1993 -- Alain Prost -- 12
1992 -- Riccardo Patrese -- 12
1991 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
1990 -- Thierry Boutsen -- 1
1989 -- Riccardo Patrese -- 16
1988 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
1987 -- Nigel Mansell -- 14
1986 -- Ayrton Senna - 2
Last Race Results
RACE: German Grand Prix (July 7)
SITE: Nurburgring -- Nurburg, Germany
LAPS: 60
MILES: 191.918 (308.863 km)
WINNER: Sebastian Vettel
RUNNER-UP: Kimi Raikkonen
THIRD: Romain Grosjean
FOURTH: Fernando Alonso
FIFTH: Lewis Hamilton
POLE WINNER: Lewis Hamilton (finished 5)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 41 mins., 14.711 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.008 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 182.896 kph
Hungarian Grand Prix Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
1Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim, Germ)Renault/Red Bull
2Mark Webber (Queanbeyan, Australia)Renault/Red Bull
3Fernando Alonso (Oviedo, Spain)Ferrari/Scuderia
4Felipe Massa (Sao Paulo, Brazil)Ferrari/Scuderia
5Jenson Button (Frome, England)Mercedes/McLaren Vodafone
6Sergio Perez (Guadalajara, Mexico)Mercedes/McLaren Vodafone
7Kimi Raikkonen (Espoo, Finland)Renault/Lotus
8Romain Grosjean (Geneva,Switzerland)Renault/Lotus
9Nico Rosberg (Wiesbaden, Germany)Mercedes/AMG Petronas
10 *Lewis Hamilton (Stevenage, England)Mercedes/AMG Petronas
11Nico Hulkenberg (Emmerich, Germany)Ferrari/Sauber
12Esteban Gutierrez (Monterrey, Mexico)Ferrari/Sauber
14Paul di Resta (Livingston, Scotland)Mercedes/Sahara Force India
15Adrian Sutil (Starnberg, Germany)Mercedes/Sahara Force India
16Pastor Maldonado (Maracay,Venezuela)Renault/Williams
17Valtteri Bottas (Nastola, Finland)Renault/Williams
18Jean-Eric Vergne (Pontoise, France)Ferrari/Scuderia Toro Rosso
19Daniel Ricciardo (Perth, Australia)Ferrari/Scuderia Toro Rosso
20Charles Pic (Montelimar, France)Renault/Caterham
21Giedo van der Garde (Rhenen, Nether.)Renault/Caterham
22Jules Bianchi (Nice, France)Cosworth/Marussia
23Max Chilton (Reigate, England)Cosworth/Marussia
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
Lewis Hamilton---------Won5Won204Won
Kimi Raikkonen20Won15232------2
Romain Grosjean------------------------3
Sebastian Vettel---------162017324
Fernando Alonso311144418235
Jenson Button55Won211278Won6
Mark Webber10720993Won58
Felipe Massa191471317---469
Nico Rosberg------17714422910
 
Mover of the Week
Sergio Perez - started 13 and finished 8
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Sebastian Vettel
Last Week's Pick to Win (Lewis Hamilton) - finished 5
 
NOTES:
The Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring is the 10th round on the 2013 Formula One calendar.

There have been 27 previous Hungarian GPs, and all of them have been contested on the Hungaroring circuit.

Michael Schumacher holds the record for most victories in the Hungarian GP with four. Lewis Hamilton leads all active drivers with three wins in this race. Hamilton is the defending winner.

McLaren leads all constructors with 11 victories in the Hungarian GP. Williams is next in line with seven wins, followed by Ferrari with five.

Fernando Alonso set the record as the youngest driver to win a F1 grand prix when he took the checkered flag in Hungary in 2003. Driving for Renault, Alonso's maiden F1 victory came when he was 22 years and 26 days old. Sebastian Vettel surpassed that record five years later when he won the Italian Grand Prix at the age of 21 years and 73 days old. Vettel drove for Toro Rosso in 2008.

Damon Hill also scored his first career F1 victory in the Hungarian GP in 1993, driving for Williams. Hill became the first son of a former world champion (Graham Hill) to win a grand prix.

Hamilton's win in the 2009 Hungarian GP was the first F1 victory for a car equipped with a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS). Hamilton drove for McLaren at the time. He is in his first season with Mercedes.

Jenson Button's victory in the 2006 Hungarian GP came from the 14th starting position, which is the furthest back a driver has started and won this event. Button drove for Honda that year. Nigel Mansell claimed the victory in the Hungarian GP from the 12th starting spot in 1989, driving for Ferrari. All other Hungarian GPs have been won from a starting position no worse than fourth.

F1 takes a three-week "summer vacation" before round 11 in this year's world championship, which will be on Aug.25 with the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa, Belgium. Button won last year's race there.

07/23 22:15:54 ET

As of July 23, 2013, at 10:16 PM ET

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