Jean-Eric Vergne, Red Bull, Abu Dhabi, 2011

2012 F1 driver biographies and statistics updated

2012 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jean-Eric Vergne, Red Bull, Abu Dhabi, 2011
Jean-Eric Vergne joins the roster of F1 drivers in 2012

The F1 driver biography pages on F1 Fanatic have been given an overhaul.

They now feature statistics on every driver’s season and allow you to find other F1 Fanatic readers who support the same drivers as you.

And the biographies have been fully revised and rewritten to bring them up-to-date, and many of them have had new images added.

2012 F1 driver biographies

We don’t have a definitive list of 2012 drivers at present. All the drivers from the 2011 season are listed below plus those who have already been confirmed for 2012 such as Jean-Eric Vergne and Charles Pic.

View the revised and updated biographies for each driver here:

2012 F1 driver statistics – Championship positions

This table shows every championship finish by each driver since their F1 debut. You can hide or show different drivers using the controls below:

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2012drivercolours.csv

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Adrian Sutil 19 20 17 11 9
Bruno Senna 23 18
Daniel Ricciardo 27
Felipe Massa 13 12 13 3 4 2 11 6 6
Fernando Alonso 23 6 4 1 1 3 5 9 2 4
Heikki Kovalainen 7 7 12 20 22
Jaime Alguersuari 24 19 14
Jarno Trulli 15 17 11 10 9 8 8 6 7 12 13 9 8 21 21
Jenson Button 8 17 7 9 3 9 6 15 18 1 5 2
Jerome DAmbrosio 24
Kamui Kobayashi 18 12 12
Karun Chandhok 22 28
Kimi Raikkonen 10 6 2 7 2 5 1 3 6
Lewis Hamilton 2 1 5 4 5
Mark Webber 16 10 13 10 14 12 11 4 3 3
Michael Schumacher 13 3 4 1 1 3 2 5 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 9 8
Nick Heidfeld 20 8 10 14 18 11 9 5 6 13 18 11
Nico Hulkenberg 14
Nico Rosberg 17 9 13 7 7 7
Paul di Resta 13
Pedro de la Rosa 17 16 16 21 20 11 17 20
Robert Kubica 16 6 4 14 8
Romain Grosjean 23
Rubens Barrichello 17 6 11 8 13 12 7 4 3 2 4 2 8 7 20 14 3 10 17
Sebastian Vettel 14 8 2 1 1
Sebastien Buemi 16 16 15
Timo Glock 19 10 10 25 25
Vitaly Petrov 13 10
Vitantonio Liuzzi 24 19 18 22 15 23
Pastor Maldonado 19
Sergio Perez 16
Narain Karthikeyan 18 26

2012 F1 driver statistics – Race wins

Here’s how many races each current F1 driver has won in the years they competed:

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2012drivercolours.csv

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Felipe Massa 0 0 0 2 3 6 0 0 0
Fernando Alonso 0 1 0 7 7 4 2 0 5 1
Heikki Kovalainen 0 1 0 0 0
Jarno Trulli 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jenson Button 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 2 3
Kimi Raikkonen 0 0 1 1 7 0 6 2 1
Lewis Hamilton 4 5 2 3 3
Mark Webber 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
Michael Schumacher 0 1 1 8 9 3 5 6 2 9 9 11 6 13 1 7 0 0
Robert Kubica 0 0 1 0 0
Rubens Barrichello 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Sebastian Vettel 0 1 4 5 11

2012 F1 driver statistics – Pole positions

And here’s who’s started at the front:

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2011drivercolours.csv

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Felipe Massa 0 0 0 3 6 6 0 0 0
Fernando Alonso 0 2 1 6 6 2 0 1 2 0
Heikki Kovalainen 0 1 0 0 0
Jarno Trulli 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Jenson Button 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 0 0
Kimi Raikkonen 0 0 2 1 5 3 3 2 0
Lewis Hamilton 6 7 4 1 1
Mark Webber 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3
Michael Schumacher 0 0 0 6 4 4 3 3 3 9 11 7 5 8 1 4 0 0
Nick Heidfeld 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nico Hulkenberg 1
Robert Kubica 0 0 1 0 0
Rubens Barrichello 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Sebastian Vettel 0 1 4 10 15

2012 F1 driver statistics – Overall results

A record six former world champions will compete in F1 this year:

Driver Debut Best championship finish Wins Poles
Michael Schumacher 1991 1 91 68
Fernando Alonso 2001 1 27 20
Jenson Button 2000 1 12 7
Sebastian Vettel 2007 1 21 30
Lewis Hamilton 2007 1 17 19
Kimi Raikkonen 2001 1 18 16
Rubens Barrichello 1993 2 11 14
Felipe Massa 2002 2 11 15
Mark Webber 2002 3 7 9
Robert Kubica 2006 4 1 1
Nick Heidfeld 2000 5 0 1
Jarno Trulli 1997 6 1 4
Nico Rosberg 2006 7 0 0
Heikki Kovalainen 2007 7 1 1
Adrian Sutil 2007 9 0 0
Vitaly Petrov 2010 10 0 0
Timo Glock 2004 10 0 0
Pedro de la Rosa 1999 11 0 0
Kamui Kobayashi 2009 12 0 0
Paul di Resta 2011 13 0 0
Vitantonio Liuzzi 2005 13 0 0
Jaime Alguersuari 2009 14 0 0
Nico Hulkenberg 2010 14 0 1
Sebastien Buemi 2009 15 0 0
Sergio Perez 2011 16 0 0
Narain Karthikeyan 2005 18 0 0
Bruno Senna 2010 18 0 0
Pastor Maldonado 2011 19 0 0
Karun Chandhok 2009 22 0 0
Romain Grosjean 2009 23 0 0
Jerome D’Ambrosio 2011 24 0 0
Daniel Ricciardo 2011 27 0 0

Please leave any feedback or suggestions for improvements to the biographies below.

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34 comments on “2012 F1 driver biographies and statistics updated”

  1. @keithcollantine The Overall Results list has Maldonado, Di Resta, Perez and D’Ambrosio debuting in 2010 instead of 2011.

    Otherwise, the revisions look great, now I’m going to spend a moment of my time looking through each one :D

    1. @Silverkeg Fixed, thanks.

      1. @keithcollantine Sorry to bug you again, you changed Bruno’s to 2011, not Pastor’s.

        I am enjoying reading through everyone’s, might take me a while though. I am learning a lot of their histories before Formula 1 which is very interesting.

        1. @silverkeg Oops, double blunder. Sorted.

  2. Keith, your table of driver overall results, you order them by wins or something else?

    1. I’m trying to figure it out too but I can’t see any pattern. Not that it’s a problem of course, quite fun trying to figure it out!

      1. first criterium seems to be best finishing position. After that I am not sure about it, but its not amount of wins, nor percentage.

        1. @BasCB @AndrewTanner I think it’s 1) Best championship finish 2) Points

          1. @Girts @BasCB @KeithCollantine Can you throw any light on this for us please, Keith?

          2. Definitely this, sorted by total championship points after top finishing position. Hence why Raikkonen is last of those finishing 1st, as he hasn’t raced in the last 2 seasons where wins were worth 25 instead of 10.

    2. Jack Leslie (@)
      6th January 2012, 14:25

      its ordered by their highest finish in the WDC? :)

  3. filtering just Schumacher and Vettel in the championship position graph is very interesting. So far Vettel seems to be on a similar path.

    1. I was thinking exactly the same thing. Schumi’s record before his comeback was astounding.

      It’s interesting if you try to look at groups of contemporaries. Ie if you look at just Fernando, Kimi and Felipe, it’s clear to see that Felipe is just not a top tier driver. Especially when you consider that he’s been in a Ferrari most of that time

    2. That’s uncanny.

    3. Imagine if Schumacher hadn’t retired in 2006, and gone to Red Bull instead. He might have won ten championships by now.

      1. But viewing figures would be a lot lower, I guess!

      2. Days of Thunder
        6th January 2012, 20:15

        Wow Keith that would be a perfect F1 for me :D

      3. Same could have happened if he’d stayed at Ferrari perhaps. Or moved to McLaren.

    4. The beginning of Alonso’s looks very similar to Vettel’s as well… Next year will be interesting.

  4. Srry if this is a stupid question but I can’t find where to follow a driver :/

    1. @Deurmat

      Click here:
      http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/members/deurmat/profile/

      Then go to Edit and then to F1 teams and drivers. You can pick as many as you want, just hold Ctrl if you support more than one driver / team. After that press Save Changes.

      1. Ty found it!

  5. Its amazing what kind of statistics and graphs you come up with @Keithcollantine, great idea!

  6. The graphs really show just how few of the drivers in the current field are race winners and pole sitters.

  7. Adrian Sutil…

  8. Have to say Kieth, you love your crazy multi-coloured line graphs on this webiste. Haha :P

  9. Hamilton profile had 2009 where 2010 should be or the season title.

  10. Alex (@smallvizier)
    6th January 2012, 18:29

    Small niggle: shouldn’t F1 drivers be shown with 0 wins in years they didn’t compete?

    For example, Alonso should have no wins in 2002 (instead of 1/2), and Schumacher should have no wins in 2007 (instead of 5 and a bit).

    1. @smallvizier They aren’t shown with any wins for the years they didn’t compete (there are no data points for them).

  11. This is great Keith. Thank you for putting this together. Shows why you’re the best F1 blogger on the web.

  12. Nicely done, thanks for your effort. I am color blind in life and admit to having some trouble following the paths of the colors. No complaint here, it is with admiration that you have gone to such extent to provide the details as you have. We are fortunate.

  13. Great stuff as always thanks Keith, I love the interactive graphs, quite illuminating,

  14. Cynthia Aldridge
    14th March 2012, 15:46

    Hi, so much great information here! I’m looking for a list of F1 drivers with Twitter accounts. Do you have that? I have some and happy to share but not all or perhaps not that many are on.

    1. Hi Cynthia, nice to see you on here.
      Keith put together a list of just that – the real and confirmed twitter accounts of the drivers (and teams, team members, … listed separately) here: http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/f1-information/f1-twitter/

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