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Can Verstappen break Hamilton’s Hungarian hegemony?

2021-07-28 17:40:11

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Lewis Hamilton is the king of the Hungaroring. The Mercedes driver has received the Hungarian Grand Prix eight instances already and will probably be eager to take his ninth win of the season this weekend, maybe taking on the championship lead from Max Verstappen.

4 victories in a row

Hamilton first received in Hungary in 2007, then nonetheless for McLaren. In 2009 and 2012 he received once more with McLaren. When the British driver switches to Mercedes in 2013 he manages to win one Grand Prix that season, in Hungary in fact. And that is not all. In 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Hamilton additionally received on the Hungaroring and this Sunday he can take his fourth victory in a row on the circuit.

Of the present area, solely Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo managed to win on the Hungaroring. Vettel did so in 2015 and 2017 with Ferrari, Ricciardo received in 2014 for Crimson Bull Racing. The fourth driver to take a win in Hungary within the final decade was Jenson Button in 2011 for McLaren.

Can Verstappen beat Hamilton?

Verstappen has by no means received on the Hungaroring, however was on the rostrum in 2019 and 2020. Each instances, the Dutchman completed second. Truly, the Crimson Bull driver at all times does properly in Hungary. In 2015 he was already fourth within the Toro Rosso and in 2016 and 2017 he was fifth. Nonetheless, Verstappen will probably be eager to interrupt Hamilton’s hegemony at this circuit and go into the winter break with a great feeling.

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