Spanish Grand Prix: Curious Statistics

Spanish Grand Prix: Curious Statistics

Some interesting statistical compilations of the Spanish Grand Prix…

Qualification

By qualifying in Barcelona, ​​Charles Leclerc became the first to win two poles in a row this year. This is the fourth pole of the season and the 13th in his career – by this indicator he overtook Mark Webber, Jacques Villeneuve, Jacky Ickx, Graham Hill, Jack Brabham and Juan Pablo Montoya.

Max Verstappen qualified second for the third time this season and shared the front row with Leclerc for the fourth time this year.

Carlos Sainz qualified third for the third time this year, his best result in Spain.

Mercedes’ best result was George Russell’s fourth place. Interrupted a run of nine consecutive pole positions for the team. For the first time since 2012, there were no Mercedes cars in the front row.

Sergio Perez qualified fifth, the first time he started outside the top four in 2022.

Sixth in qualifying is Lewis Hamilton’s worst result at the track since 2009, when he qualified 14th.

Daniel Ricciardo qualified ninth, for the first time this year ahead of a teammate.

Mick Schumacher reached the qualifying final for the first time in his career. For the first time since Brazil’19, both Haas F1s reached the qualifying finals.

For the second time this season, both Aston Martins were eliminated in the first part of qualifying.

race

By winning the Spanish Grand Prix, Max Verstappen took his fourth win of the season, his 24th in his career, and led the personal rankings for the first time this year, although he was 46 points behind Charles Leclerc just three races ago. Juan Manuel Fangio had the same number of victories in Formula 1.

Sergio Pérez finished second, his 18th podium finish in his career, the sixth time on his second step (and the third time this year). Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Mike Hawthorne had the same number of podiums in Formula 1.

For Red Bull Racing, this is the 19th double win – a great birthday present for Dietrich Mateschitz, who turned 78 on Friday.

George Russell finished third and was the only driver to score points in all races this season.

Carlos Sainz finished fourth and finished in the top five at home for the first time in his career. The Spaniard passed the 600-point milestone in his career.

Lewis Hamilton finished fifth and ended a string of five consecutive victories in Barcelona.

Esteban Ocon finished seventh, passing the 300 career point milestone.

The retirement of Charles Leclerc put an end to the longest scoring streak of his career – 16 Hungarian Grands Prix in a row ’21.

Source: F1 News

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