British Grand Prix: Interesting Statistics

British Grand Prix: Interesting Statistics

Several interesting statistical selections based on the results of the British Grand Prix…

Qualification

After winning qualifying at Silverstone, George Russell took his second pole position of the season and the third of his career. Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo, Theo Fabi, Elio de Angelis, Jody Scheckter, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Dan Gurney, Tony Brooks and Jose-Froilan Gonzalez have the same number of pole positions in Formula 1.

Lewis Hamilton’s second place is his best qualifying result this season. This is Hamilton’s 11th front-row start at Silverstone, repeating the record he previously set at the Hungaroring and Yas Marina.

Mercedes set a new record for the number of races in which they completely occupied the front row of the grid. Mercedes has 84 such races, Ferrari has 83.

Lando Norris was third fastest and finished in the top three for the fourth time in a row. For the first time since the 1968 South African Grand Prix, where Jim Clark took pole ahead of Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart in his last Formula 1 race, the top three grid positions were occupied by British drivers. This is the first time this has happened in the history of the British Grand Prix.

Nico Hulkenberg’s sixth place is Haas F1’s best qualifying result this season. At the same time, Niko showed the best result for cars with a Ferrari engine.

Lance Stroll qualified eighth, ahead of Aston Martin team-mate Fernando Alonso for the fifth time. The pairing is 7:5 in the Spaniard’s favour – and this is the most exciting battle of the season.

Charles Leclerc crashed out of contention in the second part of qualifying for the second time in four stages. The last time this happened was in Montreal.

With the 14th fastest time, Guanyu Zhou finished ahead of Sauber team-mate Valtteri Bottas for the first time this year.

Daniel Ricciardo’s 15th place is his worst qualifying result at Silverstone since 2017.

For the Enstone teams, 18th and 20th places for the Alpine riders were their worst results since 1981, when Toleman riders Derek Warwick and Brian Henton failed to qualify.

Sergio Perez crashed out in the first part of qualifying for the third time this season and the second year in a row at Silverstone.

Race

After winning the British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton took his first victory of the season and the 104th of his career. This is Lewis’ 150th podium at the wheel of a Mercedes and the 199th of his career.

Hamilton became the first driver in history to take nine victories at a single circuit. This was his twelfth consecutive podium at Silverstone and his fifteenth at the circuit (including the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix), also a Formula One record for a single circuit.

Hamilton ended the longest streak of 56 races in his career without a win, which dates back to the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

At the age of 39 years, 6 months and 00 days, Lewis became the oldest Formula 1 race winner of the 21st century. Before him, no one had won a Grand Prix after his 300th start – for Hamilton it was his 344th start.

From the first victory in his career (Canada’07) to the victory at Silverstone passed 17 years, 00 months and 27 days – this is a new Formula 1 record. Kimi Raikkonen is in second place in the ranking with a break between victories of 15 years 06 months and 28 days. In third place is Michael Schumacher – 14 years, 01 month and 01 days.

Hamilton became the sixth winner in the first half of the 2024 season – after just three winners in the entire 2023 season.

Max Verstappen finished second for the thirtieth time in his career. This is the 107th podium of his career, ahead of Alain Prost in this indicator and rises to fourth place in the general classification, behind Sebastian Vettel (122 podiums), Michael Schumacher (155 podiums) and Hamilton (199 podiums).

Lando Norris finished third to reach the podium for the seventh time this season and the twentieth time in his career, equalling John Watson and Giuseppe Farina.

Oscar Piastri remains the only driver to have completed 100% of the race distance this year, finishing fourth at Silverstone, just like a year ago.

Carlos Sainz finished the race in fifth place, setting the fastest lap for the fourth time in his career. His teammate Leclerc finished only 14th. After his victory in Monaco, Charles only managed one point in four Grands Prix.

Nico Hulkenberg finished sixth for the second race in a row. It was the first time Nico had finished in the top six twice in a row since the 2018 US and Mexican Grands Prix, when he drove for Renault.

Lance Stroll finished the race in the top seven for the third time this season, ahead of team-mate Fernando Alonso for only the second time in a row, who scored points in only the last six Grands Prix.

After finishing ninth, Alex Albon repeated his and Williams’ best result of the season, also finishing 9th in Monaco.

His teammate Logan Sargent finished the race in 11th place, achieving his best result of the season.

George Russell has failed to finish two of the last three British Grands Prix.

Source: F1 News

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