Several interesting statistical selections based on the results of the Japanese Grand Prix…
Max Verstappen won qualifying in Suzuka and took the 29th pole position of his career. Juan Manuel Fangio had the same number of poles.
Pole in Suzuka is Verstappen’s ninth of the season. The leader in this indicator is Sebastian Vettel, who won 15 pole positions in 2011.
Oscar Piastri qualified second and became the fifth Australian to start on the front row, after Jack Brabham, Alan Jones, Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo. This is the Australian’s 99th front row start in Formula 1.
Charles Leclerc qualified fourth and was ahead of his teammate for the first time in the last four Grands Prix.
Carlos Sainz qualified sixth and finished in the top six for the fifth time in a row.
Lewis Hamilton qualified seventh – his worst starting position at Suzuka since 2012 – but beat George Russell to level the score in the intra-team draw – the score is now 8-8.
Fernando Alonso remains the only driver to qualify for the final qualifying round in all races this season.
After winning the Japanese Grand Prix, Max Verstappen took his 13th win of the season and the 48th of his career. For Max it is the 13th victory in a row when he broke Michael Schumacher’s record from pole position.
In Suzuka, Verstappen completed his 35th race in a row, moving up to second place in the general classification for this indicator. Lewis Hamilton is in the lead with 48 finishes in a row.
Red Bull Racing won the Constructors’ Championship for the sixth time (and second in a row), surpassing 7,000 points in history.
Lando Norris finished on the podium for the tenth time in his career, finishing second in the race for the second time in a row and the fourth time in the last seven races.
Oscar Piastri finished third and was on the podium for the first time in his career. Piastri became the 216th Formula 1 driver to finish on the podium and the sixth Australian after Mark Webber (42 podiums), Daniel Ricciardo (32), Jack Brabham (31), Alan Jones (24) and Tim Schenken (1).
Both McLaren drivers were on the podium for the first time since Italy ’21.
Charles Leclerc finished fourth in the third race in a row. The Monegasque surpassed the 1,000 points mark in his career.
Lewis Hamilton finished the race fifth, having always finished in the top five when he started the race in Suzuka.
Source: F1 News
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