Stats and facts from the Spanish Grand Prix

Mark Webber took his third Grand Prix victory this weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix. Here are some more stats and facts from this weekend’s racing:

  • As you already know, this is Red Bull’s fifth pole position of the year, all of the races so far. The record for most pole positions in a season goes to McLaren in 1988, where they took pole in 15 of the 16 races (94%) that year.
  • Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap, the 138th for a McLaren driver.
  • Mark Webber took his third career victory. This puts him alongside Mike Hawthorn, Giancarlo Fisichella, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Didier Pironi and Johnny Herbert.
  • This was Red Bull’s 8th win of their history, which puts them only 1 behind Brawn GP.
  • This was the tenth year in a row, at the Spanish Grand Prix, that the pole sitter has won the race. On the other hand, this is the first time in 2010 that the pole sitter has won.
  • This was the first time in 2010 that Kamui Kobayashi and Timo Glock made it to the chequered flag.
  • Mark Webber got incredibly close to the Grand Schlem (pole, fastest lap, and lead the race from start to finish), but Lewis Hamilton took the fastest lap near the end of the race.
  • For the first time in 12 races, there was no Mercedes-powered car on the podium.
  • This was the 40th race of the Spanish Grand Prix.
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