F1 Raceweek: Hamilton has the pedigree as Vettel eyes landmark - Hungarian GP in numbers


Lewis Hamilton has Mercedes team-mate and world championship leader Nico Rosberg firmly in his sights as the Hungarian Grand Prix looms into view.

The Briton has won four of the last five races, including his home GP last time out, to close the gap at the top to just one point - and he has previous at this track.

Hamilton has triumphed four times in Hungary, with only the legendary Michael Schumacher able to match that feat.

But it might not be all about Mercedes this weekend, with Red Bull expected to pose a serious threat.

Indeed, Daniel Ricciardo won here in 2014 and will see this is his best chance yet to claim his first win of the season.

With the help of Opta data, we look at the numbers behind the Hungarian Grand Prix:


0 - Robserg is being chased down at the summit and has the added pressure of having never qualified on pole in Hungary.

3 - Hamilton's victory on home soil was his third in a row at the British GP, putting him one behind Jim Clark's four consecutive race wins between 1962 and 1965.

3 - There have been just a trio of occasions from the last 11 editions of the race when the driver on pole has won, with Hamilton accounting for all of those exceptions.

5 - The reigning champion has taken pole in more than half of the last nine Hungarian GPs.

5 - Rosberg clocked yet another fastest lap this season at Silverstone, with his tally matching the total he recorded in the whole of 2015.

6 - Sebastian Vettel won the last Hungarian GP and is six points away from reaching 2,000 in his F1 career.

11 - No constructor has more wins here than McLaren.

14 - Hamilton is not the only Briton with pedigree at the central European track. Jenson Button crossed the line first in 2005, having started 14th on the grid.

16 - Ferrari's winless run is their worst since the one they endured between the 2013 Spanish GP and the Malaysian GP in 2015, which encompassed 35 races without success.

100 - Kimi Raikkonen chalked up a century of races for Ferrari when he placed fifth at Silverstone.