Schumacher’s worst ever race result (European GP stats and facts)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Valencia, 2010

Michael Schumacher recorded his worst ever Grand Prix finish with 15th place in the European Grand Prix.

Meanwhile Red Bull were celebrating their tenth F1 victory.

Read on for more facts and stats from the European Grand Prix.

It was the seventh career win for Sebastian Vettel, giving him as many F1 victories as Juan Pablo Montoya and Rene Arnoux. He also scored his ninth pole position.

Vettel also led every lap of the race for the second time in his career. He only needed fastest lap to secure a perfect result but that went to Jenson Button. This was only the third time Button has set fastest lap.

Red Bull resumed their domination of qualifying. They locked out the front row for the fourth time this year, have now been on pole position for eight of of nine races, and made their 13th consecutive front row appearance.

Vettel’s win was the tenth for the team, all of which have been scored in the last 24 races. They have now won as many races as Alfa Romeo, and seven more wins will place them among the top ten most successful Formula 1 constructors. Not bad for a soft drink manufacturer…

Lewis Hamilton finished in second place for the third year in a row in Valencia.

Rubens Barrichello’s fourth place was Williams’s best result of the year, may have been some small consolation.

Michael Schumacher scored the worst classified finish of his F1 career with 15th place. He was promoted from 16th after Vitantonio Liuzzi’s penalty. His previous worst finish was 12th at China in 2004 and Monaco earlier this year.

There were 16 cars on the lead lap by the end of the race – the most since last year’s German Grand Prix when 17 cars completed the race distance.

Mark Webber’s crash ended his run of ten consecutive finishes in the points.

Laps led

Red Bull have led more laps this year than the other teams put together. An RB6 has headed the field for 69% of the laps raced so far.

Driver Laps led
Mark Webber 207
Sebastian Vettel 174
Jenson Button 74
Lewis Hamilton 56
Fernando Alonso 20
Nico Rosberg 16
Sebastien Buemi 1

Podiums

Driver Podiums
Lewis Hamilton 5
Jenson Button 5
Mark Webber 4
Sebastian Vettel 4
Fernando Alonso 3
Felipe Massa 2
Nico Rosberg 2
Robert Kubica 2

Times out-qualified team mate

Lucas di Grassi out-qualified Timo Glock for the first time this year, leaving Vitaly Petrov the only driver to have started every race behind his team mate:

Pos Driver Times out-qualified team mate
1 Robert Kubica 9
2 Timo Glock 8
2 Sebastien Buemi 8
4 Adrian Sutil 7
4 Nico Rosberg 7
6 Rubens Barrichello 6
6 Bruno Senna 6
6 Fernando Alonso 6
6 Lewis Hamilton 6
10 Mark Webber 5
10 Jarno Trulli 5
10 Pedro de la Rosa 5
13 Kamui Kobayashi 4
13 Heikki Kovalainen 4
13 Sebastian Vettel 4
16 Jenson Button 3
16 Felipe Massa 3
16 Karun Chandhok 3
19 Nico H???lkenberg 2
19 Michael Schumacher 2
19 Vitantonio Liuzzi 2
22 Jaime Alguersuari 1
22 Lucas di Grassi 1
24 Vitaly Petrov 0

Laps completed

After Webber’s shocking crash Robert Kubica is now the only driver to have completed every lap in 2010.

Pos Driver Laps completed
1 Robert Kubica 548
2 Felipe Massa 547
2 Nico Rosberg 547
4 Jaime Alguersuari 546
4 Lewis Hamilton 546
4 Fernando Alonso 546
7 Michael Schumacher 500
8 Mark Webber 499
9 Adrian Sutil 498
10 Rubens Barrichello 496
10 Sebastian Vettel 496
12 Jenson Button 472
13 Vitantonio Liuzzi 444
14 Vitaly Petrov 430
15 Karun Chandhok 429
16 Sebastien Buemi 404
17 Nico H???lkenberg 398
18 Jarno Trulli 383
19 Heikki Kovalainen 371
20 Lucas di Grassi 352
21 Timo Glock 303
22 Bruno Senna 299
23 Pedro de la Rosa 277
24 Kamui Kobayashi 226

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