Stats and facts from the Canadian Grand Prix

This was McLaren's first back-to-back 1-2 finish since 2000

This was McLaren's first back-to-back 1-2 finish since 2000

Lewis Hamilton took the 13th win of his career here in Montreal yesterday. Here are somemore stats and facts from this weekend’s brilliant race:

  • This was Lewis Hamilton’s 18th pole position, putting him in 11th place overall alongside Rene Arnoux, Mario Andretti and Fernando Alonso.
  • It was his 13th career victory, which puts him in 18th place, level with Alberto Ascari and David Coulthard.
  • Rubens Barrichello has now clocked over 15,000 laps of racing in Formula 1, a new record. He will make his 300th Grand Prix appearance in 8 races time.
  • This is McLaren’s 11th victory at the Canadian Grand Prix, which is the highest of any team.
  • Also, this is Mclaren’s first back-to-back 1-2 finishes since 2000, when they won the the French and Austrian Grands Prix.
  • As you probably aleady know, this was the first time this year that a Red Bull was not on pole position.
  • This was the first all-champion podium since Phoenix in 1991, when Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost and Nelson Piquet took the podium.
  • Kamui Kobayashi is the 9th driver in 11 years to crash into the Wall of Champions. He joins Jacques Villeneuve, Michael Schumacher, Damon Hill, Ricardo Zonta, Juan Pablo Montoya, Takuma Sato (spin), Vitantonio Liuzzi and Jenson Button.
  • Amazingly, this is the first ever fastest lap of Robert Kubica’s career. However, this is considering the fact that he pitted quite late for an extra set of super-soft tyres.
  • Since Felipe Massa failed to score points, Mark Webber is now the only driver who has scored points in every single race this year.
  • Lewis Hamilton is the 5th driver this year (already!) to lead the driver’s championship, something which has never happened before.
  • Sebastien Buemi is the 160th driver in Formula 1 to lead a lap.
  • Ferrari have now gone 25 races without recording a pole position. Their last was at the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix.
  • This is the first time this year that all of the cars have actually made it to the grid (ie. nobody starting from the pit lane)
  • Sebastien Buemi was the first Swiss driver to lead a Grand Prix since Clay Regazzoni.

If you have any more to share, leave a comment.

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

  1. pickle92 June 17, 2010 at 09:39

    Buemi the first Swiss driver to lead a race since Clay Regazzoni?

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