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Hamilton breaks 67-year-old record but part of British bleak spell - Hungarian GP stats

Hamilton breaks 67-year-old record but part of British bleak spell - Hungarian GP stats

Hamilton breaks 67-year-old record but part of British bleak spell - Hungarian GP stats

Hamilton breaks 67-year-old record but part of British bleak spell - Hungarian GP stats

Max Verstappen made his drive from 10th to victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix look simple as the Red Bull driver cemented his claims for a second world championship.

The gap held by the Dutchman now stands at 80 points over Charles Leclerc, who suffered from yet more poor strategy from Ferrari.

But after a dramatic final weekend before the summer break, here are the stats you have to see.

Red Bull's startling achievement

Verstappen's win from 10th on the grid is the first time he has taken victory from below fourth and only the second time in Red Bull's history the team had won from below the top six.

Daniel Ricciardo's triumph in Azerbaijan in 2017 was the last time the feat was achieved.

The race was the 50th Verstappen has led in his career so far, making him the 14th driver to reach the mark.

Verstappen-Hamilton partnership the best

The one-two for Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton means the pair are now tied for first in the all-time list for the most frequent duo on the top two steps.

Hamilton and Nico Rosberg also stood alongside each other on 31 occasions, whilst the Briton is also third on the list given his joint successes with Sebastian Vettel.

Hamilton continues to amaze

Hamilton's record-breaking career continued as the Mercedes driver surpassed Bill Vukovich for the most laps led at a single venue.

Vukovich led 485 laps at the Indianapolis 500 when the race was a part of the F1 calendar in the 1950s, but Hamilton's four-lap tenure on Sunday took him to 486 laps led at the Hungaroring.

Of his 16 races in Hungary, Hamilton has failed to lead on only two occasions [2010 and 2015] while he also recorded his 11th podium at the circuit.

P2 half-century for Hamilton

No-one likes to be second best.

But by finishing runner-up in successive races in France and Hungary, F1's seven-time champion has become the first driver in the history of the sport to reach the milestone of 50 second-place finishes.

Mercedes back on form

With George Russell holding onto the lead from pole until lap 31, Mercedes led more laps on Sunday than the rest of the season combined.

British bleak spell

With neither Hamilton, Russell nor Lando Norris taking victory, this is the furthest into an F1 season without a British winner since 2005.

There was no British winner that season despite the efforts of Jenson Button and David Coulthard for BAR and Red Bull.

Ferrari nightmare

Carlos Sainz's P4 for Ferrari meant the Scuderia performed worse at the circuit than it did when finishing on the podium last season, despite its step up in performance.

Leclerc's woe that saw him drop to sixth ensures he remains without a podium in Hungary in F1 and F2.

Norris' effortless consistency

Norris clinched a crucial seventh-place for McLaren in the quest for fourth in the constructors' standings.

The British driver has taken the same position in each of the previous three races.

Alonso's amazing run

Fernando Alonso followed behind Norris but in doing so collected his 11th consecutive points finish at the venue.

All aboard

Despite Valtteri Bottas retiring from the race, all finishers were classified in the final results for just the 13th time in F1 history.

The Alfa Romeo driver was included as he had completed 90 per cent of the race distance.

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