Lewis Hamilton is yet to win a race for Mercedes. Image courtesy of skysports.com
Lewis Hamilton will be hoping that a return to one of his favourite circuits can deliver him his first win of the 2013 Formula One season when the Hungarian Grand Prix takes places on Sunday night (AEST). Having won here in 200, 2009 and 2012, the Mercedes driver needs just one more victory at the Hungaroring to join F1 legend Michael Schumacher as the only man to have won the event on four occasions. Although he has been ultra-consistent this year – with the Briton recording top five finishes in eight of the nine races this season – Hamilton is yet to get a breakthrough win for Mercedes after scoring four race victories with McLaren last year.
Compatriot Jenson Button has also enjoyed success in Hungary previously, having scored here in 2006 and 2011. His form has been even worse than Hamilton’s during the current campaign however, with a fifth at the Chinese Grand Prix his best showing to date. Mark Webber (2010), Kimi Raikkonen (2005) and Fernando Alonso (2003) are the other drivers in the field to have tasted success here in the past, but there is one notable name missing from the roll of honour. Despite being a three time world champion, German Sebastian Vettel has never won this event, with his best result coming when runner-up to Button two years ago. Vettel has already won four races in 2013 and will be confident of adding another this weekend.
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