paulgilb commented on the post, Verstappen gives Honda its first F1 win in America for 30 years 11 months, 1 week ago
The Haas drivers started 16th and 17th (due to penalties for 3 other drivers) and finished in those positions (due to 3 DNFs).
Mercedes now have the longest uninterrupted run of points-scoring finishes in races […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Bottas becomes 35th Formula 1 driver to reach 10 race wins 11 months, 3 weeks ago
5th time Gasly has started 4th – he has yet to start higher.
First time since Eifel 2020 (exactly a year ago) that Haas have competed in Q2.
Bottas’ two pole positions this year have come at the two races […]
paulgilb commented on the post, More than half the F1 field has led a race in most competitive hybrid season yet 1 year ago
Hamilton has only led 10 laps in the last 8 races – but has won 2 of those races.
Due to penalties, both Haas drivers had their best F1 starts to date.
paulgilb commented on the post, McLaren end second-longest wait between wins for an F1 team 1 year ago
Second time a Finnish driver has been fastest in the session that decides the grid at Monza but not started the race from pole after Raikkonen in 2005.
First time Verstappen has started in the top 4 at […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Verstappen makes the Netherlands 12th country to produce a home F1 winner 1 year ago
Kubica has equalled his best qualifying (although not his best start) from 2019.
Hamilton has a career points total of 3999.5.
Verstappen now has 17 career wins without having yet won a World Championship […]
paulgilb commented on the post, F1 breaks 30-year-old record for shortest-ever race 1 year, 1 month ago
3rd race in a row that Tsunoda has started 16th.
Vettel has scored more points in 2021 than he managed in 2020.
First time Russell has scored more points than his team-mate in a race.
The drivers […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Ocon is Formula 1's third new winner in less than a year 1 year, 2 months ago
Mercedes’ 213th pole as an engine supplier – equals Renault, only trails Ferrari (231).
Hamilton’s 8th Hungaroring pole – equals Senna at Imola, Schumacher at Suzuka, and Hamilton himself at Melbourne.
4th time this year Stroll has finished 8th without finishing higher.
2nd race in a row where Giovinazzi has started 15th and Raikkonen has finished 15th.
5th time (out of 10 races) this year where the driver […]
Verstappen’s 15th win and 50th podium – both equal to Jenson Button’s career totals.
2nd consecutive year in which Norris has finished 3rd in the Austrian GP and 5th in the Styrian GP.
paulgilb commented on the post, Hamilton records his worst finish for 12 years with 15th place 1 year, 3 months ago
First time since Hungary 2016 that qualifying saw 4 red flag periods.
3rd time in a row that Hamilton has started 2nd in Baku.
Perez is currently the 5th driver to have taken more than 1 F1 victory without […]
First time Hamilton has started outside the top 6 since Germany 2018 (a race he won from 14th).
Verstappen led more laps in Monaco than Hamilton has led so far this season.
Only circuits at which Verstappen […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Next stop 100 race wins: Hamilton's hundredth pole position in stats 1 year, 4 months ago
In addition to being Hamilton’s 100th pole, I believe it is also the 100th time Hamilton has been fastest in Q3 (the latter including Spain 2012 but not Hungary 2007).
Verstappen is the first driver to lead […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Williams' longest-ever point-less run reaches 30 races in a row 1 year, 5 months ago
Mercedes’ 128th pole as a constructor – equals Williams, only trails McLaren (155) and Ferrari (228).
In the last 5 races Gasly has started 5th twice and 9th three times.
Q1 saw both a McLaren and Stroll […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Two British drivers on the podium for the first time in nine years 1 year, 5 months ago
30th different track at which Hamilton has taken pole – next best is Vettel with 23. The only tracks at which Hamilton has raced but never taken pole are Istanbul, Magny-Cours, and New Delhi.
Tsunoda hit the […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Mazepin has shortest grand prix debut of any driver since 2002 1 year, 6 months ago
First time Hamilton has qualified 2nd behind Verstappen.
In topping Q2, Ferrari have topped the timing-sheets as many times in 2021 as they managed in 2020 (Hungary FP2).
Both Michael Schumacher and Mick […]
paulgilb commented on the post, 20 facts on 2020: Telling stats on every F1 driver's season 1 year, 9 months ago
According to statsf1, Stroll (who missed 1 race) completed 10 fewer laps than Verstappen.
On a similar note, the team that completed the fewest racing laps in 2020 was Ferrari (due in part to the early […]
paulgilb commented on the post, The remarkable stats of Ferrari's worst season for 40 years 1 year, 9 months ago
Latest in the calendar year that any driver has managed their first pole of the year.
First time in the hybrid era that Mercedes have not been 1-2 in Q3 in Abu Dhabi (although they did not lock out the front […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Perez breaks Webber's record with 190-race wait for first win 1 year, 10 months ago
First race without Hamilton since Brazil 2006.
First race without the names Hamilton or Schumacher since Portugal 1994 (although Schumacher did not start France 1996).
First non-season opener to see 2 […]
5th year in a row that a team has locked out the front row in Bahrain.
Red Bull’s first top 3 start in Bahrain since 2014. That year was also the last time Perez reached Q3 in Bahrain.
Kvyat is now the […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Why Hamilton's seventh title was his most dominant yet 1 year, 10 months ago
We also had the first new driver on pole position since Charles Leclerc at Bahrain last year: Lance Stroll.
Verstappen’s first pole (Hungary 2019) was more recent than Leclerc’s first.
Both driver and team […]
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