Ferrari didn’t have much to celebrate in their 800th Grand Prix start. Read on for more facts and stats from the Turkish Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton won a race for the first time in 2010. It was the 12th victory of his career, meaning he has now won as many races as Mario Andretti, Alan Jones and Carlos Reutemann.
Hamilton also reached the podium for the 30th time in his career. With Jenson Button finishing second it was the 46th one-two for McLaren.
Hamilton is the fifth different driver to win in seven races. Last year only two different drivers won the first seven races – Button claiming six of them. Six different drivers won races in 2009.
Red Bull’s domination of qualifying continued with their seventh pole position in as many races. It was the third pole position in a row for Mark Webber, who now has five pole positions to his name, putting him level with Giuseppe Farina, Chris Amon, Clay Regazzoni, Patrick Tambay and Keke Rosberg.
Webber and Felipe Massa kept up their runs of scoring in every race so far this year.
A late effort from Vitaly Petrov secured the first fastest lap of his career and the first ever by a Russian driver. He is the 119th different driver to have set a fastest lap in the history of Formula 1.
Kamui Kobayashi scored his first point of 2010 and the first point for Sauber post-BMW. This was also the first time both C29s made it to the finish this year.
Ferrari marked their 800th Grand Prix start. The Italian team have started more races than any other – by comparison McLaren have racked up 672 starts, Williams 541.
Lotus have started 498 in their two incarnations combined and should reach their 500th in the European Grand Prix.
From their 800 starts Ferrari have achieved 211 wins, 203 pole positions and 220 fastest laps.
|20||Lucas di Grassi||231|
|23||Pedro de la Rosa||190|
Average finishing position
|Pos||Driver||Average finishing position|
|16||Pedro de la Rosa||11.50|
|23||Lucas di Grassi||17.33|
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