Hungaroring 414

Hungaroring

In 1986 the Hungaroring attracted an estimated crowd of 200,000 spectators for the first Grand Prix to be held behind the Iron Curtain.

Country
Hungary
Location
Mogyorod, Pest
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In 1986 the Hungaroring attracted an estimated crowd of 200,000 spectators for the first Grand Prix to be held behind the Iron Curtain. Unfortunately, the circuit offered precious few overtaking opportunities and its tight layout resembled a street circuit more than a purpose-built facility. Under those circumstances, Nigel Mansell’s 1989 victory from twelfth on the grid was especially impressive. In contrast, Thierry Boutsen held off a train of quicker cars for the entire race to win for Williams a year later. It was here that Mansell won the World Championship in 1992, and Michael Schumacher clinched a fourth title in 2001. It was also the scene of first victories for Damon Hill (1993), Fernando Alonso (2003), Jenson Button (2006) and Heikki Kovalainen (2008). The Hungarian GP is now the last event before Formula 1’s annual summer break.

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.494 (Miles)

Description

Original circuit

Fastest Race Lap

Ayrton Senna (McLaren MP4/4-Honda), 1m27.635, 102.452 mph, F1, 1988

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Nelson Piquet (Williams FW11B-Honda), 1m30.149, 99.595 mph, F1, 1987

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.465 (Miles)

Description

Original diversion after Turn 3 bypassed by a straight

Fastest Race Lap

Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari F2002), 1m13.333, 121.010 mph, F1, 2002

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Michael Schumacher (Ferrari F2002), 1m16.207, 116.446 mph, F1, 2002

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.722 (Miles)

Description

New sections built at first and last corners

Fastest Race Lap

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Benz F1 W11 EQ Performance), 1m13.447, 133.419 mph, F1, 2020

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Benz F1 W11 EQ Performance), 1m16.627, 127.882 mph, F1, 2020

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