11 Facts About The Hungarian Grand Prix

This weekend is the Hungarian Grand Prix race in Budapest and our Formula 1 expert has put together the top 11 facts going into this race!

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  1. The race is located in Budapest, Hungary

  2. The first Formula 1 race to be held behind the iron curtain was in 1968

  3. The race was first held in 1936

  4. Mercedes is the team to beat

  5. Mercedes has been on the podium for every race this year which has never been done before

  6. Hungary proved to be a tough race for Lewis Hamilton, who is on the Mercedes team, last year

  7. The slower windy Hungarian track gives other manufacturers a chance to hang with the lightning fast Mercedes W06 engines

  8. This track is incredibly difficult to pass on, and because the Mercedes drivers have been the fastest all season, this raises the likelihood of them crashing in an attempt to overtake, meaning if there was a race to end their perfect podium year, this would be the one

  9. The key to winning this race is all about pit strategy

  10. They will be holding a minute of silence following the death of Jules Bianchi after his crash in Japan left him in a coma for 9 months

  11. FIA is retiring car number 17 from the F1 world championship in Bianchi’s honor