The Brit's 104th career pole position didn't help him during that particular race at the Hungaroring as he finished almost 40 seconds behind race winner Max Verstappen down in fourth, but it may just help him this weekend.
Yep, that's right, since 2017 all winners of the Brazilian GP (Sebastian Vettel, Hamilton twice, Verstappen and George Russell) all took pole during qualifying for the Hungarian GP.
Mercedes may already be hopeful that they can win their first race of the season in Interlagos, after their performance at the track last year, when George Russell managed to lead a one-two for the team in what was their only victory since 2021.
Stat supplied by Sundaram Ramaswami who can be found on X at @f1statsguru.
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