After the Australian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel has led more laps in 2010 than all the other drivers put together. But unreliability has kept him from winning either of the races so far.
Read on for more stats and facts from round two of the 2010 F1 season.
Jenson Button scored his eighth career victory. He has now won as many races as 1967 champion Denny Hulme and Jacky Ickx.
It was also his second consecutive win in the Australian Grand Prix. The last person to win successive races in Melbourne was Michael Schumacher, who won in 2000, 2001 and 2002.
It was the tenth win in the Australian Grand Prix for McLaren. They first won the event with Alain Prost in 1986 at the Adelaide circuit.
Vettel started from the seventh pole position of his career, giving him the same number of first-place starts as Button as well as Jacques Laffite.
It was the first one-two start for Red Bull – but the end result of a ninth place and a DNF will have been a huge disappointment.
Fastest lap went to Mark Webber, making him the first Australian driver to set the fastest lap in his home event. But he was once again unable to improve on his best ever finish in the event, fifth place, which he first achieved with Minardi on his Grand Prix debut in 2002.
Robert Kubica reached the podium for the tenth time in his career and ended his recent run of bad luck in the Australian Grand Prix.
Karun Chandhok and HRT achieved their first race finish. The only team yet to get their car to finish a race in 2010 is Virgin. Timo Glock completed 41 laps in Melbourne, 11 short of being classified.
Ten drivers failed to finish the race, including Jarno Trulli who wasn’t even able to start it. That’s the most non-finishers since the 2008 Australian Grand Prix, when 14 drivers failed to reach the chequered flag.
Laps led in 2010
Sebastian Vettel has led more laps than all the other drivers put together but hasn’t won a race this year.
Podiums in 2010
Felipe Massa is the only driver to have finished on the podium in both races this year.
Have you spotted any more interesting stats and facts from the Australian Grand Prix? Post them in the comments.
2010 Australian Grand Prix
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- Unreliability costs Vettel another win
- Hamilton fumes after strategy mistake
- Button wins thrilling Australian GP
Image (C) Bridgestone / Ercole Colombo
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