Stats and facts from the Bahrain Grand Prix

Ferrari have now scored over 5,000 constructor points

Ferrari have now scored over 5,000 constructor points

Here are some stats and facts from the weekend in Bahrain:

  • Fernando Alonso joined Nigel Mansell, Juan Manuel Fangio, Mario Andretti and Kimi Raikkonen in the list of drivers who won their first race for Ferrari.
  • Alonso took his 22nd Grand Prix win, which puts him joint tenth overall alongside Damon Hill.
  • He also took his 14th fastest lap, putting him 18th overall.
  • Sebastian Vettel took his sixth pole position. This puts him level with Emerson Fittipaldi, Phil Hill, Carlos Reutemann, Ralf Schumacher, Jean-Pierre Jaboiulle and Alan Jones.
  • Lewis Hamilton got his 28th podium in 53 race starts.
  • Ferrari got their 80th 1-2 finish, and their first since the 2008 French Grand Prix.
  • Because of the 1-2, Ferrari also claimed the most points scored for a constructor in one race- 43 points. Technically, a maximum of 817 is possible this season.
  • Rubens Barrichello has now matched Graham Hill’s record of starting 18 Grand Prix seasons.
  • Since 2005, there have been 5 different teams and 6 different drivers who have taken pole (In order: Alonso, Schumacher, Massa, Kubica, Trulli, Vettel). Of these 6, only 2 of them have won that race they got pole in.
  • In 16 of the past 20 seasons, the winner of the first race has gone on to win that year’s world championship. Oddly enough, those who won the first race but not the title all started the season in Melbourne.
  • This is the 4th consecutive season opener where Robert Kubica has failed to score a point.
  • Ferrari have now scored 5,038.27 points in their history.
  • This race was the first featuring a 24-car grid since the 1995 Pacific Grand Prix.

If you have any more statistics, let me know.

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One response to “Stats and facts from the Bahrain Grand Prix

  1. pickle92 March 17, 2010 at 18:12

    Great list. I personally love the numbers in Formula 1, so if I find any new stats I’ll let you know.
    Unfortunatly you can’t really have points records anymore because of this drastic change. Maybe somebody should go through all the records and work out how many points all the past drivers would have scored under the 2010 system. Then they should work out the average number of points per race and use that as the yard stick.
    For example, Ayrton Senna would have scored 1,859.5 points in his 162 Grand Prixs, at an average of 11.5 ppr (Points Per Race).

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