The Hungarian GP is set to take place this weekend at the Hungaroring circuit – who is the most successful F1 driver there?

The Hungarian Grand Prix is one of the oldest F1 racing events held annually in Mogyoród. Since 1986, the race has been a round of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It was first held in 1936 and the 38th edition of the Hungarian GP will take place this weekend.

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The record for the most number of wins at the Hungarian GP is held by the driver with the highest net worth in F1, Lewis Hamilton – 8 wins. McLaren is the most successful constructor with 11 wins. Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton has the fastest lap record at the circuit – registering a timing of 1:16.627, driving for Mercedes in 2020.

Lewis Hamilton has enjoyed more success than any other driver at this circuit. He has won eight of the 14 F1 races he has competed in there. One more victory would see him set a new record for most wins by a driver at one grand Prix.

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Which other drivers have tasted considerable success at the Hungarian GP?

Michael Schumacher has the second highest number of victories, triumphing on four occasions. The third of them, in 2001, was particularly significant as the win earned him his fourth World Championship.

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Schumacher retired at Mercedes at the age of 43 (Credits: Formula 1)

The only other driver to win in Hungary more than twice is Ayrton Senna. He did so in 1988, 1991, and 1992. He could have had more too, just missing out in 1989 and 1990.

Nelson Piquet, Damon Hill, Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Mika Hakkinen and Jacques Villeneuve have all won the race on two occasions.

Where can we catch the live action from Hungarian GP 2022?

In the United States, fans can catch the action on the ESPN Network. Viewers in the UK can watch every session from the start of the first practice session to the end of the race on Sky Sports. In India, the qualifying session and main race will be broadcast live on Star Sports. All practice sessions, qualifying sessions and the main race can be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar.

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