WATCH: 5 great Hungarian Grand Prix battles from the F1 archive


Hungary has played host to many captivating races over the years thanks to some daring last-gasp moves, wheel-to-wheel scraps and a dose of strategic brilliance. As F1 heads to the Hungaroring for the penultimate round before the summer break, we take a trip down memory lane…

From Ayrton Senna vs Nelson Piquet in 1986 to Michael Schumacher vs Fernando Alonso in 2006, several decades of racing at the Budapest venue have been filled with battles to keep fans on the edge of their seats.

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There was also a fight that spanned both the track and the pit lane in 1998, when the three-stopping Ferrari of Schumacher boldly went up against the two-stopping McLaren machines of Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard.

And what about the modern-classic 2021 race, which saw Fernando Alonso valiantly defend from Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes for several laps and act as a crucial buffer for Alpine team mate and first-time winner Esteban Ocon?

Hit go on the video player above to check out our list of five great Hungarian Grand Prix battles.


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