From Felipe Massa in 2007 to Nico Rosberg yesterday, nine different drivers have won the last nine Spanish Grands Prix.
Lewis Hamilton has now spent more than 10,000 kilometres in the lead of F1 races – and has led 168 laps to Nico Rosberg’s five so far this year.
They may not have always finished in the same positions, but Hamilton, Rosberg and Vettel have appeared on all of the first three podiums of the 2015 season
Sebastian Vettel needs just one more victory to equal Ayrton Senna’s tally of wins. Also in Malaysia Max Verstappen became F1’s youngest every points-scorer.
Lewis Hamilton’s 34th career victory means he could have won more races than Ayrton Senna and Sebastian Vettel by the end of the year.
Lewis Hamilton joined the elite ranks of multiple champions – and passed Fernando Alonso to join F1’s top five race winners.
Nico Rosberg enjoys a much better chance of winning the drivers’ championship in Abu Dhabi because of the double points system.
Nico Rosberg set pole position and for the first time this season it was quicker than last year’s time. But Lewis Hamilton’s victory makes him Britain’s most successful driver.
With double points available for the last race of the season, the championship is increasingly likely to be decided in Abu Dhabi.
Ferrari’s difficult season continued in Japan where they failed to score a point for the first time since the 2010 British Grand Prix.