29 - 31 July 2011
Circuit Length: 4.381 Km
Lap Record: 1:19.071 = 199.461 km/h M. Schumacher (Ferrari) 2004
Four different winners in the last four races: the Red Bull monopoly is over for now and it’s Vettel and Webber who have some catching up to do!
Seb hasn’t won here and last year he goofed behind the Safety Car, letting Mark pounce for an opportunistic win.
It was also the last of the Aussie’s six wins to date: he needs to add to the tally if he wants to keep Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton behind him in the Drivers’ Championship.
“For sure what we need to do is attack every race,” says Ferrari’s Stefano Domenicali – but it’s seven years since the Scuderia last won in Hungary.
Hamilton is a two-time Hungaroring winner but the cool temperatures that helped him in Germany are unlikely to be repeated at the Budapest track.
“Pretty short and very technical,” Mark calls it – and even though average speeds are slower than our Melbourne circuit a sizzling race is still in store.
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault) 1:18.773 = 200.215 km/h
1st: Mark Webber (Red Bull Renault)
2nd: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
3rd: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault)
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault) 1:22.362 = 191.491 km/h
|2002||(Minardi)||Q 19 / R 16|
|2003||(Jaguar)||Q 3 / R 6|
|2004||(Jaguar)||Q 11 / R 10|
|2005||(Williams)||Q 16 / R 7|
|2006||(Williams)||Q 6 / R dnf|
|2007||(Red Bull)||Q 10 / R 9|
|2008||(Red Bull)||Q 8 / R 9|
|2009||(Red Bull)||Q 3 / R 3|
|2010||(Red Bull)||Q 2 / R 1|