May 9, 2018 / 9:34 AM / 14 days ago

Motor Racing: Formula One statistics for the Spanish Grand Prix

(Reuters) - Statistics for Sunday’s Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya:

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Lap distance: 4.655km. Total distance: 307.104km (66 laps)

2017 pole: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes, one minute 19.141 seconds.2017 winner: Hamilton

Race lap record: 1:21.670, Kimi Raikkonen (Finland), Ferrari 2008.

Start time: 1310 GMT


Hamilton has 63 victories from 212 races and is second in the all-time list behind seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher (91). Vettel has 49.

Ferrari have won 231 races since 1950, McLaren 182, Williams 114, Mercedes 77 and Red Bull 56. Former champions McLaren and Williams have not won since 2012.


Hamilton has a record 73 career poles. Vettel has 53.

Vettel has been on pole for the last three races. The last time Vettel had four poles in a row was during the 2011 season when he was at Red Bull.

Ferrari have not had four successive poles since 2007 and Vettel has yet to be on pole in Barcelona. Hamilton has been on pole three times in the last four years at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Max Verstappen, at 20 years old, can become the youngest ever pole sitter this season. The current youngest is Vettel, who did it at the age of 21 years and 72 days.


Hamilton has 120 career podiums and is second on the all-time list behind Schumacher (155). Vettel has 101, Kimi Raikkonen 94.


Hamilton has had a record 29 successive scoring finishes to date.

Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin(Williams) is now the only driver on the starting grid yet to score a point in his career. Haas’s Romain Grosjean has also yet to open his account for the season.


Until last year, when Hamilton won for the second time, the Spanish Grand Prix had been won by a sequence of 10 different drivers.

Fernando Alonso (2006, 2013), Hamilton (2014, 2017) and Kimi Raikkonen (2005, 2008) are the only current drivers to have won twice in Spain.

Other active winners are Verstappen (2016) and Vettel (2011).

All but three of the last 17 Spanish Grands Prix have been won from pole position. Those three were all in the last seven years, however.

The only drivers to win in Barcelona without starting on the front row are Michael Schumacher (third on the grid in 1996), Alonso (from fifth in 2013) and Verstappen (fourth in 2016).

Alonso is the only Spaniard to have won a grand prix.

Ferrari are the most successful team at the Circuit de Catalunya with eight wins. Since the first Spanish Grand Prix in 1951, the Italian team have won it 12 times.


Mercedes took their first win of the season in Baku. That ended a run of three races without a win, the first time that had happened in the V6 turbo hybrid era that started in 2014.

Red Bull can take their 150th podium finish on Sunday, having failed to do so in Baku when both cars collided.

Spain will also be Red Bull’s 250th race, but they are celebrating that landmark in Monaco rather than Barcelona since they did not start the 2005 U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis.

Vettel can take his 50th win on Sunday.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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