Hamilton equals Hill with 22nd F1 win

2013 Hungarian Grand Prix stats and facts

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Lewis 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 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.

Review the year so far in statistics here:

Spotted any other interesting stats and facts from the Hungarian Grand Prix? Share them in the comments.

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55 comments on “Hamilton equals Hill with 22nd F1 win”

  1. This is what I noticed:

    – Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel shared the front row for the 18th time. I’m not sure about the record, but I believe it’s held by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost: they shared the front row an incredible 34 times.

    – Daniel Ricciardo qualified in the top ten for the third time in a row. That’s the longest streak for any Toro Rosso driver since the 2008 season.

    – After Dick Seaman and Stirling Moss, Lewis Hamilton became the third British driver to win a Grand Prix driving a Mercedes. It also means Hamilton is no longer second in the list of drivers who scored all of their wins with just one team. Heading this list is of course Jim Clark, Lotus.

    – Lewis Hamilton also ended a streak of nine Grands Prix without a British winner, the last one being the Jenson Button at 2012 Brazil GP. Amazingly, that’s the longest drought since the 10-race drought between Button’s first win at the 2006 Hungarian GP and Hamilton’s first win at the 2007 Canadian GP.

    – Lewis Hamilton became the first even-numbered (or number 2) driver to win a Grand Prix this season. It was the first victory for the number 10 car since Juan-Pablo Montoya at the 2005 Brazil Grand Prix.

    – Lewis Hamilton has scored wins in every year since he entered Formula 1. He is the only driver in Formula 1 history to have done so.

    – Hamilton in first, Raikkonen in second, Alonso in fifth and Hülkenberg in eleventh: all these were exactly the same as last year.

    – Kimi Raikkonen finished second for the fifth time this season and for the fifth time at the Hungaroring. This also means that Raikkonen has now finished in second place more than any other place. Mark Webber’s fourth place makes fourth his favourite classification as well.

    – The youngest driver on the podium so far this season was Sebastian Vettel, aged 25 in Australia. If this will remain so until the end of the season (i.e. if Gutierrez, Chilton, Vergne, Pic, Perez, Bottas, Bianchi and Ricciardo won’t finish on the podium this season, which is likely), that will be the highest minimum age for the podium since 1990, when the youngest driver was Jean Alesi, aged 25 at the USA GP (but a little older than Vettel at the 2013 Australian GP).

    – Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber finished 3-4 for the first time since the 2011 German Grand Prix.

    – The driver who finished fourth recorded the fastest lap of the race for the third time in the last four races.

    – On lap 24, Felipe Massa became the tenth driver to break the 50,000 kilometres raced mark. The other drivers are in descending order: Michael Schumacher, Barrichello, Button, Trulli, Coulthard, Alonso, Fisichella, Patrese and Webber.

    – Neither Force India driver finished the race, which is their second double-DNF this season. The only other double non-finish was Sauber at the Canadian Grand Prix.

    – First points for Williams, but still no points for the rookies, despite two of them having teammates that have scored points this season.

    – Giedo van der Garde finished fourteenth, the best result for a Dutch driver since Christijan Albers’ fourteenth place at the 2007 Spanish Grand Prix.

    1. This is what I noticed: you sir, are a legend.

      1. Too right, I don’t really know how this guy does it…awesome stuff @andae23

    2. Daniel Ricciardo qualified in the top ten for the third time in a row. That’s the longest streak for any Toro Rosso driver since the 2008 season.

      I count four times. It’s also different from the streak in 2008 where both drivers (barring one race in the middle) were going through to the top 10.

    3. Yet, if 2nd is Kimi’s most frequent “finish”, DNF is still his most frequent race result at 41. Mclaren really messed up his carreer :-/

    4. @andae23


      I noticed that FOM is trying to “Americanize” their broadcast with some interesting stats popping up during quali sessions this past weekend, your numbers should be welcomed on my TV screen. That’s a fine and informative job.

    5. Thank you! Bow down to @Andae23 ;-)
      Also good article Mr Collantine!

  2. Lewis becomes only the second driver (after Fangio) to win a race in each of his first 7 seasons in F1.

    1. Michael (@freelittlebirds)
      29th July 2013, 14:19

      interesting stat

      1. Also slightly misleading as Vettel and Schumacher both did partial seasons with only a few races in their first year. If you do full seasons then Schumacher also applies, (won races in his first 15 full seasons) and I think Vettel more than likely will do the same next season (will be 6 full seasons at the end of this year.)

    2. Regarding Fangio, technically that’s not true: in 1949, there was no World Championship yet, but there were so-called ‘Grandes Épreuves’, about five per year post- and pre-war. Fangio came to Europe in 1948, but he didn’t win a Grand Épreuve in 1948 or 1949. So technically, 1950 was his third (or second, depends how you look at it) season. So statistically it’s correct, but it doesn’t feel right to me.

      1. Those wouldnt have been Formula One World Championships tho, so Fangio did win a race in each of his first 7 F1 WCs

  3. Whenever Hamilton wins in Hungaroring, Raikkonen is second

    1. 4 times now behind Hamilton, 5 second places in Budapest in total for Raikkonen.

    2. Another: Hamilton hasn’t finished second since the 2011 Korean GP.

  4. Man, I was expecting a photo of Sutil’s girlfriend in her 100 GPs commemorative t-****, not that one…

  5. How many races have Grosjean finished without a penalty?

  6. Lewis win rate is pretty decent. 120 starts, 22 wins. Thats a win every 6 races, when you consider he has never really had a dominantly faster car than the rest of the field. 2007/8 were tight battles with ferrari. 30 poles in 120 races is exactly 25% strike rate which is very impressive again.

    1. when you consider he has always had a race winning car except for start of 09 its taken him longer to reach Hills no. of wins.

      That shows how good Hills hit race was considering 3 seasons were in arrows and Jordans

      1. no, it shows how much more competitive racing is now, compared to yesteryear…Hill’s win was in two team championship over 4 years, his only win outside Williams was in extreme roulette conditions !!

      2. Haha. Ok. It shows how non-existent the competition for Williams and Schumacher in the mid 90’s. Exactly as @dcjohnson above me says. From 1993 to 1996 when Hill won 21 of his 22 races only Schumacher, Prost and Senna won more than 4 races. And given Prost retired and Senna died early in 94 only Villeneuve won more than 2 races from 1994-1996 and he was only there for the final season of the three. Wins from 1993 -1996 in F1:

        Schumacher – 21
        Hill – 21
        Prost – 7
        Senna – 5
        Villeneuve – 4
        Herbert – 2
        Coulthard – 1
        Mansell – 1
        Berger – 1
        Alesi – 1
        Panis – 1

        Do the comparison over the time it has taken Hamilton to get to 22 wins. Wins 2007-present:

        Vettel – 30
        Hamilton – 22
        Alonso – 17
        Button – 14
        Raikkonen – 11
        Massa – 9
        Webber – 9
        Rosberg – 3
        Barrichello – 2
        Kovalainen – 1
        Kubica – 1
        Maldonado – 1

        There is a huge difference in the competitiveness between the two eras, thought I’d bring in some numbers to show it.

        1. 11 different winners compared to 12. Hardly that different.

          Most seasons except last 2 have been 2 team dominate seasons.

          And as i said damon spent 3 years in non winning cars. It wasnt a pop at lewis it was a credit to damon. He is underrated. Certainly no different to Mika.

          1. The number of different winners isn’t the point, its how many victories each of them has. There were 65 races in between 93 and 96, Schumacher and Hill won essentially a third of them each. Look at my avatar, I love Damon Hill but the competition in his era was weak. Since Hamilton started 120 races and he’s won around 12.5%, or 1 in every 8. 5 drivers have more than 10 wins, and Massa and Webber almost do too. Different story to Hill’s era.

  7. Raikkonen equals MSC’s and Senna’s record of most podium finishes in Hungary with being 7 times in the top3 (2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013).

  8. That’s a very small crowd of staff around Sutil.

    Both force India drivers appear to be brilliantly popular with the team. Or maybe the invite said “Adrian’s waiting for you with the pit board in his hands”?

  9. Kimi Raikkonen replaced Schumacher in his first retirement from F1 and was champion the following season.

    I am beginning to believe that Hamilton will do the same after the second retirement of German driver

    1. Hope you’re right! It’s not funny to hear all the time that Daimler wants to leave F1 or Mercedes aren’t sure of their future in the sport.

  10. Archimedas (@)
    29th July 2013, 16:04

    personally, i would like to see statistics of how much each driver in qualifying was behind the one in front of him on average this season, or how far one was to other qualifying session barrier.

    1. You can get this on the form guide that is published here in advance of each race.

  11. This was the 20th straight race where Alonso and Ferrari still haven’t gotten pole position.

    1. And Ferrari hasn’t had a dry pole position since Singapore 2010 I believe.

      1. That would be Germany 2012 not Singapore ’10

        1. That was a wet qualifying as well:

        2. Germany was wet.

        3. Only Q1 in Germany 2012 was dry.

  12. It was exactly 10 months to the day since announcing he would move to Mercedes that Hamilton claimed his first win. He did this in his 10th race for Mercedes which incidentally came during the 10th race of season while driving car number 10 in which he won by 10.938 seconds.

    1. If there was a prize for discovering the most bizarre statistic you would win it by a country mile!

    2. ^ Amazing symmetry!

      My stat is that Lewis Hamilton has closed to within one point of becoming the highest scoring active Briton in F1:

      Jenson Button – 1038 points
      Lewis Hamilton – 1037 points

    3. Great stat!

    4. Nice one :)

    5. Wonder if @keithcollantine got this one :P

    6. Now he needs a girlfriend who is a “10”

      1. Phil the Gentleman
        30th July 2013, 7:08


    7. @bradley13 Cracking stat!

  13. Alonso was off the podium for 2 consecutive grand prix (German and Hungarian). At just TWO, this is Alonso’s longest streak of non-podium finishes since the start of 2012. Compared to this, his closest rivals (with good cars in both 2012 and 2013) have had much longer streaks off the podium.
    Vettel – 4 races off podium – 2012 Spanish GP to 2012 European GP
    Webber – 6 races off podium – 2012 German GP to 2012 Singapore GP
    Kimi – 5 races off podium – 2012 Italian GP to 2012 Indian GP
    Hamilton – 5 races off podium – 2012 Singapore to 2012 Abu Dhabi GP

  14. Nothing spectacular here but here’s what I found (thanks to statsf1.com!)…

    Vettel’s podium finish means that Germany are now joint 2nd with France for number of podium finishes by nation (298). United Kingdom lead this statistic with almost twice as many (583). And, as Keith mentioned, Raikkonen’s podium is Finland’s 150th, with Finland 6th on the all-time list.

    Grosjean helped France surpass 2500 points in the nation’s F1 history. His 8 points took their tally up to 2507.47. France’s first scorers were Yves Giraud-Cabantous (3) and Louis Rosier (2) in the 1950 British GP. Massa needs to score another 10 to give Brazil its 3000th point.

    Vettel extended Germany’s record of consecutive points finishes to 95 races (Britain ’08 – Hungary ’13), 7 more than the streak set by British drivers (USA ’60 – Italy ’69). Hamilton and Button extended Britain’s current run to 73 (Italy ’09 – Hungary ’13).

    Hamilton gives Mercedes its 99th win as an engine supplier. Which means, you guessed it, one more until their hundredth. Clever you. It’s also Mercedes’ 98th pole as an engine supplier. Mercedes continues its ‘domination’ of the Hungaroring as an engine supplier with 9 victories, two more than Renault. It was also Mercedes’ 350th race as a supplier.

    Mercedes (16) are now ahead of Benetton (15) for number of pole positions (8th and 9th respectively), though still a fair way off Ferrari’s record of 207 poles.

    Webber gave Red Bull its 35th fastest lap, 1 behind 6th-placed Benetton.

    Alonso and Massa extended Ferrari’s streak of consecutive points-finishes to 58 races, now only 6 behind McLaren’s record that ended in Monaco earlier this year. Raikkonen secured Lotus’ 30th in a row.

    With Maldonado finally scoring his and his team’s first point of the season, Williams have now scored in 36 consecutive seasons (1978-2013), putting them level with Lotus (1958-1993) for 3rd place.

    Mercedes (843) have now overtaken Cooper (829) and Maserati (826) for number of laps led by one of their drivers, putting Mercedes 12th. Hamilton also ensured Mercedes completed their 5,000th kilometre leading a race (though admittedly I’m not sure which lap it would have been on).

    1. Your engine stat suggests to me that Ferrari engineers still favour top-end horsepower over mid-range torque, even in these days of “equalisation”, viva la difference.

      The fact that Webber is only 1 fastest lap behind Vettel is a surprise considering Vettels desire for setting fastest lap even when leading by a country mile.

  15. Mitchell White
    29th July 2013, 21:37

    Raikkonen has equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of 5 second place finishes at the same grand Prix. Schumacher achieved this at Canada and San Marino.

  16. 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

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Michael Brown (@)
    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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