An unsuccessful (by his standards) weekend brought several of Sebastian Vettel’s running streaks to an end.
His progress towards record-breaking streaks of podium finishes, laps led and front row starts were all halted.
His run of 14 consecutive front row starts, which ended at the Nurburgring, is bettered by only four other drivers in F1 history:
|Driver||Consecutive front rows||Races|
|Ayrton Senna||24||1988 German – 1989 Australian Grands Prix|
|Damon Hill||17||1995 Australian – 1996 Japanese Grands Prix|
|Alain Prost||16||1993 South African – 1993 Australian Grands Prix|
|Nigel Mansell||15||1986 Australian – 1987 Mexican Grands Prix|
|Sebastian Vettel||14||2010 Singapore – 2011 British Grands Prix|
His run of 11 straight podium finishes were halted – a mark beaten by just two other drivers:
|Michael Schumacher||19||2001 USA – 2002 Japanese Grands Prix|
|Fernando Alonso||15||2005 Turkish – 2006 Canadian Grands Prix|
|Sebastian Vettel||11||2010 Brazilian – 2011 British Grands Prix|
And his streak of consecutive races led also came to an end:
|Driver||Consecutive races led||Races|
|Jackie Stewart||17||1968 USA – 1970 Belgian Grands Prix|
|Michael Schumacher||15||2004 Australian – Italian Grands Prix|
|Sebastian Vettel||13||2010 Japanese – British Grands Prix|
He is still going strong with 12 consecutive races in the points – as is Webber – but he’s only halfway to the record held by Schumacher.
Lewis Hamilton’s 16th career win means he’s back level with Sebastian Vettel again – as well as Stirling Moss.
He also notched up his tenth fastest lap, putting him level with Graham Hill, John Surtees, Mario Andretti and Mark Webber.
Webber’s pole position was the ninth of his career. He also led his first laps of 2011, becoming the seventh driver to do so, one fewer than we had last year.
After ten races, the Red Bull pair are the only drivers to have completed every lap of every race.
Adrian Sutil enjoyed his best result of the year so far with sixth place.
Fernando Alonso has out-qualified Felipe Massa in all ten races this year. He’s now been ahead of Massa on the grid for 16 races in a row.
Review the year so far in statistics here:
- 2011 F1 statistics: Championship points
- 2011 F1 statistics: Season records
- 2011 F1 statistics: Races
- 2011 F1 statistics: Qualifying
- 2011 F1 statistics: Retirements
- 2011 F1 statistics: Strategy
- 2011 F1 statistics: Driver form guides
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