FIA WTCC Race of Hungary

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FIA WTCC Race of Hungary
Hungaroring
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Race information
Number of times held8
First held2011
Last held2019
Most wins (drivers)France Yvan Muller (4)
Most wins (constructors)United States Chevrolet (5)
France Citroën (5)
Japan Honda (5)
Last race (2018)
Race 1 Winner
Race 2 Winner

The FIA WTCC Race of Hungary is a round of the World Touring Car Championship, currently held at the Hungaroring near the city of Budapest.

The race makes it debut in the World Touring Car Championship as the 4th round, and as a replacement for the Moroccan round after it was dropped as "the local promoter was unable to commit to an agreement for the organisation of the event." [1]

The Race debut in 2011 saw the dominating Chevrolet drivers of Alain Menu and Yvan Muller take victories and make full advantage of championship leader Rob Huff's poor qualifying and race results. The first race saw a first podium for Javier Villa, a Spanish driver debuting in the WTCC who shared the podium with local driver Norbert Michelisz in the BMW.

Race 2 was affected by rain in the middle bulk of the race, Robert Huff failed to score whilst after a double win in the previous round at Monza, whilst Yvan Muller and Alain Menu had a Chevrolet one-two ahead of Gabriele Tarquini.

The debut Hungarian round was the fourth round of the championship.

The circuit continued to host the round when the WTCC was renamed the FIA World Touring Car Cup in 2018.

Winners[edit]

Year Race Driver Manufacturer Location Report
2019 Race 1 Argentina Néstor Girolami Japan Honda Hungaroring
Race 2 Argentina Néstor Girolami Japan Honda
Race 3 Italy Gabriele Tarquini South Korea Hyundai
2018 Race 1 France Yann Ehrlacher Japan Honda
Race 2 United Kingdom Robert Huff Germany Volkswagen
Race 3 Italy Gabriele Tarquini South Korea Hyundai
2017 Opening Race Portugal Tiago Monteiro Japan Honda Report
Main Race Morocco Mehdi Bennani France Citroën
2016 Opening Race Morocco Mehdi Bennani France Citroën Report
Main Race Argentina José María López France Citroën
2015 Race 1 Argentina José María López France Citroën Report
Race 2 Hungary Norbert Michelisz Japan Honda
2014 Race 1 France Yvan Muller France Citroën Report
Race 2 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United States Chevrolet
2013 Race 1 France Yvan Muller United States Chevrolet Report
Race 2 United Kingdom Robert Huff Spain SEAT
2012 Race 1 France Yvan Muller United States Chevrolet Report
Race 2 Hungary Norbert Michelisz Germany BMW
2011 Race 1 Switzerland Alain Menu United States Chevrolet Report
Race 2 France Yvan Muller United States Chevrolet

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