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Track Info: Past 15 years Winners:
Length: 3.975 km

Nb of Laps: 77 (306.075 Km)

Best Lap: M. Schumacher - 1'16''207 (2002, Ferrari)

Record Pole: R. Barrichello - 1'13''333 (2002, Ferrari)

2002 Pole: R. Barrichello - 1'13''333 (Ferrari)

2002 Podium: R. Barrichello - M. Schumacher - R. Schumacher

Informations:
Hungaroring Sport Rt.
Pf.10.
Mogyoród 2146 - Hungary
Tel: +3628 444 444
Fax : +3628 441 860
2002 : R. Barrichello (Ferrari)
2001 : M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
2000 : M. Hakkinen (McLaren)
1999 : M. Hakkinen (McLaren)
1998 : M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
1997 : J. Villeneuve (Williams)
1996 : J. Villeneuve (Williams)
1995 : D. Hill (Williams)
1994 : M. Schumacher (Benetton)
1993 : D. Hill (Williams)
1992 : A. Senna (McLaren)
1991 : A. Senna (McLaren)
1990 : T. Boutsen (Williams)
1989 : N. Mansell (Ferrari)
1988 : A. Senna (McLaren)



The Hungaroring is built 12 miles north east of Budapest, and is set in a natural Amphitheatre, as the track starts on one side, goes down into a valley before going down the far side, then turning and coming back in the opposite direction. Overtaking is virtually impossible here, as the track is narrow, with many slow corners.

1986 saw Nelson Piquet win the inaugural race after beating archrival, Ayrton Senna, in a close battle. He won again the following year, after Nigel Mansell was forced to forfeit the victory due to a loose wheel nut, with only 6 laps remaining. Damon Hill won his first Grand Prix victory here in 1993, and in 1994, Michael Schumacher raced his Benetton to the win for the teams’ maiden Hungaroring victory. Damon Hill won again in 95, and came second in 96, behind teammate Jacques Villeneuve.

In 1997, Damon almost achieved the impossible, bringing his little fancied Arrows to within a lap and a lap of victory, before having to slow with a throttle failure, handing the win to his ex teammate at Williams, Jacques Villeneuve. Notorious among drivers as a very boring and hot circuit to compete on, the 1998 race was won by Ferrari driver, Michael Schumacher. However, the following two events, 1999 and 2000, were both mastered by McLaren driver, Mika Hakkinen.