FACTS AND STATS: Red Bull records aplenty as champions take 250th podium

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Sean Kelly
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 23: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull

The headline stat was a record 12th race win in a row, but there were plenty more historic numbers behind Red Bull’s triumph in Hungary – as well as others up and down the grid. Here’s our round-up of the must-know stats from Sunday’s race in Budapest.

  • Red Bull claimed a record-breaking 12th consecutive win, breaking McLaren's 1988 record.

  • Red Bull simultaneously tied McLaren's 1988 record of winning the first 11 races of a season.

  • Verstappen becomes the fifth driver in history to win seven consecutive races (after Alberto Ascari, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg).

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  • It was Verstappen’s 24th race win since the start of 2022, tying Juan Manuel Fangio's career total and putting him one behind that of Jim Clark and Niki Lauda.

  • Red Bull scored their 250th podium finish today.

  • Today was Verstappen’s 30th consecutive classified finish, breaking Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull team record.

  • For Verstappen it was career win #44.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 23: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas

He out-qualified the world champion, but Hamilton could not live with Verstappen in the race

  • Verstappen led start-to-finish for the 11th time in his career today, tying him with Sir Jackie Stewart and Michael Schumacher.

  • Verstappen’s 33.731s winning margin was the largest since Lewis Hamilton’s at the 2021 Russian Grand Prix.

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  • Lando Norris was second for the second race in a row. He had never previously taken consecutive podium finishes in his F1 career.

  • His result was the first McLaren podium at the Hungaroring since Lewis Hamilton’s in 2012.

  • Norris had never previously finished in the top six at the Hungaroring.

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  • With third place, Sergio Perez took his first career podium at the Hungaroring.

  • Perez extended his advantage over Fernando Alonso in the championship to 32 points (Red Bull have never finished one-two in the driver standings).

  • With P4, Hamilton took his sixth top-four finish in the last nine races.

  • Hamilton missed the podium at the Hungaroring for the first time since 2017.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 23: Oscar Piastri of Australia and McLaren looks on from the drivers

Another race, another top-five finish for Piastri

  • With P5, Oscar Piastri has back-to-back top-five finishes.

  • Second in the early stages, Piastri also ran in his highest-ever position in a Grand Prix today.

  • With P6, George Russell finished 12 places higher than he started – a career-best performance in terms of positions gained.

  • Charles Leclerc – P7 – finished one place lower than he did in last year's race.

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  • Leclerc and Ferrari team mate Carlos Sainz finished seventh and eighth respectively – they finished ninth and 10th respectively last time out at the British Grand Prix.

  • P9 was Fernando Alonso’s worst Hungaroring result since 2009.

  • With P10, Lance Stroll finished in the points for the fourth time in the last five races.

  • Both Alpines were out after two laps, meaning neither of the team’s cars reached the chequered flag for the second consecutive race.

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