Hamilton’s second lights-to-flag win (Belgian Grand Prix stats and facts)

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Spa-Francorchamps, 2010

Lewis Hamilton’s 14th career win was only the second time he’d led every lap of an F1 race.

But Ferrari’s feat of having both their cars classified in every race this year came to an end when Fernando Alonso crashed out.

Read on for the stats and facts from the Belgian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton scored his third win of the year and 14th of his career. He’s now won as many races as Jack Brabham, Graham Hill and Emerson Fittipaldi.

Hamilton led every lap of the race, something he had only done once before in F1, at the Hungaroring in 2007.

No team other than McLaren or Ferrari have won the Belgian Grand Prix since Jordan scored a one-two in 1998. This year saw McLaren’s first win at the track since 2005, though of course they won “on the road” with Hamilton in 2008.

The McLaren driver also set his third fastest lap of the year. A prize is given to the driver with the most at the end of the season, and Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are currently tied for first with three each. It was the sixth fastest lap of Hamilton’s career.

Red Bull started from pole position for the 12th time in 13 races. It was the sixth of Mark Webber’s career, giving him as many as countryman Alan Jones plus Fittipaldi, Phil Hill, Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Carlos Reutemann and Ralf Schumacher.

For the first time this year one of the Ferraris failed to be classified at the end of the race (Alonso stopped before the end of the Malaysian Grand Prix but had already completed 90% of the race distance). The only driver to have finished every race this year is Felipe Massa.

Rubens Barrichello recorded his 300th Grand Prix start – more stats on that later this week. Unfortunately he failed to complete a single lap of this landmark race.

Jaime Alguersuari started from a career-best 11th, having been promoted from 13th after both Mercedes drivers were given penalties. Michael Schumacher started from the second-worst grid position of his career, 21st.

See the updated post-race statistics in full here: F1 2010 statistics

Podiums

Driver Podiums
Lewis Hamilton 7
Mark Webber 7
Sebastian Vettel 6
Jenson Button 5
Fernando Alonso 5
Nico Rosberg 3
Felipe Massa 3
Robert Kubica 3

Racing laps completed

Pos Driver Laps completed
1 Felipe Massa 780
2 Fernando Alonso 772
3 Lewis Hamilton 732
3 Mark Webber 732
5 Michael Schumacher 731
6 Sebastian Vettel 728
7 Nico Rosberg 724
8 Jaime Alguersuari 701
9 Robert Kubica 700
10 Rubens Barrichello 683
11 Jenson Button 675
12 Adrian Sutil 674
12 Vitantonio Liuzzi 674
14 Vitaly Petrov 662
15 Nico H???lkenberg 629
16 Heikki Kovalainen 588
17 Sebastien Buemi 570
18 Jarno Trulli 547
19 Timo Glock 527
20 Lucas di Grassi 520
21 Pedro de la Rosa 485
22 Karun Chandhok 479
23 Kamui Kobayashi 457
24 Bruno Senna 434
25 Sakon Yamamoto 177

Spotted any interesting stats and facts from the Belgian Grand Prix weekend? Share them in the comments below.

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50 comments on Hamilton’s second lights-to-flag win (Belgian Grand Prix stats and facts)

  1. Harv's said on 30th August 2010, 7:53

    Lewis’s first win from P2 i think.

  2. Calum said on 30th August 2010, 8:17

    Hamilton wins:

    Canada 07
    USA 07
    Hungary 07
    Japan 07

    Australia 08
    Monaco 08
    Silverstone 08
    Germany 08
    China 08

    Hungary 09
    Singapore 09

    Turkey 10
    Canada 10
    Belgium 10

    Now level, as Keith says, with Graham Hill, Jack Brabham, and Emerson Fittipaldi with 14 wins. Next driver to equal is Stirling Moss who has 16.

  3. How come all “special” races end up in disaster? Rubens 300:th, Coulthard’s last, Ferrari’s 800:th etc.

  4. Lustigson said on 30th August 2010, 9:22

    “… though of course [McLaren] won “on the road” with Hamilton in 2008″

    Ha ha… it still hurts, doesn’t it? ;-)

  5. Hamish said on 30th August 2010, 9:32

    I have never really liked the look of the McLaren but damn it looks amazing in the top picture of this article.

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 30th August 2010, 10:06

      I think it’s because the picture crop makes it look wider and lower, whereas the rules make modern F1 cars too narrow and tall. When they ran last year’s car with the (lower, wider) ’08 rear wing it looked great.

  6. Chris said on 30th August 2010, 10:34

    What happened to the tally of racing laps led by each driver? Is that missing, or am I looking in the wrong place? I didn’t see it on the 2010 stats page, either…

  7. Brendan said on 30th August 2010, 11:05

    I think you’ll find Mark Webber’s 150th race didn’t turn out a disaster.

  8. Paul Gilbert said on 30th August 2010, 11:20

    It was actually only Barrichello’s 297th start, and his 301st entry (he did not start San Marino 1994, Spain 2002, France 2002, and did not make the restart in Belgium 1998).

    This race did not feature either of the drivers who finished in the top 2 in last year’s race. I believe Australia 1994 was the last such race (Senna and Prost finished 1st and 2nd in Australia 1993).

    Also, I got a couple of feelings of deja vu watching this race. Firstly, it’s a bank holiday weekend, Webber started on pole, Vettel collided with another driver, and Hamilton won. Secondly, a late rain shower at Spa caused Hamilton to go off the track and caused Massa’s team mate to crash.

  9. This is the third time Massa has followed Kubica home when the Pole has been on the podium (Aus, Monaco, Bel). Twice now when a Mclaren has won too.

    I thought Hamilton would have many more flaps if I’m honest. Although this has been an unusual season and Hamilton put in a splendid performance yesterday I’d say him leading every lap of a GP (or any driver for that matter) is more impressive when there was refuelling. This season has been crazy though.

    This was Fernando’s/Ferrari’s one millionth mistake this year.

    I think Petrov made up as many places as Schumi but I can’t recall exactly if he started 24th or 23rd with all the penalities after qualifying.

    Fact: Felipe Massa can drive in the wet.

    • torrit said on 30th August 2010, 12:17

      Petrov started 23th I think, Pedro De La Rosa qualified very low so he decided to change engine. Penalty was inevitable, so he choose to do it here.

    • Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 30th August 2010, 12:35

      This was Fernando’s/Ferrari’s one millionth mistake this year.

      Lol.

    • Ratboy said on 30th August 2010, 15:00

      “Fact: Felipe Massa can drive in the wet.”

      Lol He did have a clean if unspectacular race, he was also faster than Alonso for most of the weekend too ;)

      • Alo did make a mistake with the tyres in q3 (not sure what happened in q2 I think Mas was just quicker) and timing of the runs was so important. That said, Mas made a mistake so he could have had a few tenths more. Alo also must have sustained some damage when Rubens hit him, his strategy was all over the place too. Both were on different set ups but Mas was still doing ok in the wet compared to Alo so I don’t think times really mean as much this weekend but even if Felipe was slower he did everything right by making the right calls at the right time unlike his teammate.

        • BasCB said on 31st August 2010, 6:50

          I really liked the way he was almost glowing after the race when interviewed by Lee McKenzie. He must have felt pretty good, not having any trouble or mistakes all race long and getting a very solid 4th place (and stayed well in front of Alonso all day).

          I would like to see him smile like that more often.

    • “I thought Hamilton would have many more flaps if I’m honest.”

      Raikkonen was hogging nearly all the fastest laps in 07 and 08, wasn’t he?

  10. karan01 (@karan01) said on 30th August 2010, 12:12

    Belgium is the only race that god watches. FACT.

    Also, every track marshal has a moustache.

  11. Before the Belgian GP everyone still had mathematical chances of winning the title – but now there’s only 10 drivers. Hamilton, Webber, Vettel, Button, Alonso, Massa, Kubica, Rosberg, Sutil, Schumacher.

  12. Robbie said on 30th August 2010, 15:04

    Shame it wasn’t a dry qualifying session as he definitely could’ve nabbed the pole from Webber. If he had and had gone onto do what he did on Sunday, he would’ve had a perfect race (Pole, lead from start, won, got fastest lap).

  13. I think this is the 2nd time in the season when ferrari have failed to classify both their cars in this season. The first time was when alonso crashed out in malaysia due to engine failure.

    • It’s in the 9th paragraph :)

      “For the first time this year one of the Ferraris failed to be classified at the end of the race (Alonso stopped before the end of the Malaysian Grand Prix but had already completed 90% of the race distance). The only driver to have finished every race this year is Felipe Massa.”

  14. sato113 (@sato113) said on 30th August 2010, 17:03

    not a stat but quite interesting…

    IF the Spa race had finished in in reverse order of championship placings after Hungary (ie. ALO 1st, BUT 2nd, VET 3rd, HAM 4th, WEB 5th) the championship would be extremely tight heading to Monza-

    WEB-171
    HAM-169
    ALO-166
    VET-166
    BUT-165

  15. GeoCucc said on 30th August 2010, 22:32

    Maybe unbelievable, but it was the first time in the F1′s history when 4 races in a row were won from the 2nd place on the grid. (Britain, Germany, Hungary, Belgium)

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