|Manfred von Brauchitsch racing the Mercedes-Benz W125 at the 1937 Donington Grand Prix.|
1971Swiss driver Jo Siffert won the Austrian Grand Prix at the Osterreichring to secure his second F1 victory. It would prove to be his last as he was tragically killed in a non-championship race at Brands Hatch later that year.
1976Another English driver, John Watson, also secured his maiden grand prix on this day by winning the Austrian Grand Prix. Victory marked the first and only win for the Penske team and legend has it that Watson was forced to shave off his beard after the victory, having promised Roger Penske he would if the team won a race.
1993The build-up to the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend was awash with rumours that Ayrton Senna was in advanced talks with the Williams team for a drive in 1994. On track, it was business as usual with Alain Prost on pole from team-mate Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher's Benetton. Prost stalled on the parade lap and had to start from the back, handing Hill an initiative he was not to squander, taking his maiden grand prix victory by over a minute. With Schumacher and Senna forced to retire, Riccardo Patrese finished second ahead of Gerhard Berger's Ferrari. Derek Warwick was fourth in his Footwork.
1999Mika Hakkinen needed a win in Hungary to close the gap to Eddie Irvine in the drivers' standings and qualified on pole ahead of the Ulsterman. Hakkinen established a clear lead and the race developed into a fight for second as David Coulthard began to reel Irvine in. In the closing laps, Irvine cracked under pressure and slid wide, allowing Coulthard through to the delight of his McLaren team-mate.
|Michael Schumacher celebrates his 2004 Hungarian Grand Prix victory.|
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