Over half way into the season and next up is the Hungarian GP, another race for Mercedes to dominate!
This will be the 29th Hungarian GP, all of which have been held at the Hungaroring. The 4.381km long track will have 70 laps and a total race distance of 306.670km, one of just five races on the calendar with 70+ laps, the average being 60. The Hungaroring is one of the shorter tracks on the grid and also one of the slower tracks.
15 different drivers have won the Hungarian GP, first winner was Nelson Piquet in 1986 and most recently Lewis Hamilton last year. McLaren are the most successful at the Hungaroring with 11 wins, Williams are second most successful with seven wins. The most successful drivers with four wins each are Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton.
The Mercedes team may have only won the Hungarian GP once, but their engines have a record nine wins. The lap record at the Hungaroring is 1:19.071, an average speed of 199kph or 124mph, fourth slowest in 2014 behind Monaco, Marina Bay and Yas Marina.
The Silly Stats
The Rubik’s Cube was invented by a Hungarian, you could line 76,860 of them around the Hungarian GP. It would take 14,832,564 of them to completely cover the track surface in Rubik’s Cubes.