Lewis Hamilton equalled Ayrton Senna’s tally of 80 podium finishes at the weekend but Sebastian Vettel’s 21-race points streak was ended by a tyre blow-out.
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At the end of 2013 F1 made an instantaneous transition from Red Bull domination to Mercedes domination.
Sebastian Vettel has equalled Ayrton Senna’s tally of 41 grand prix victories – and he did it having started nine fewer races.
Lewis Hamilton became the seventh driver in Formula One history to win his home race three times – something even his idol Ayrton Senna never managed.
Nico Rosberg has now won as many races as Felipe Massa, while Lewis Hamilton equalled a 45-year-old record held by Jackie Stewart.
Lewis Hamilton could equal a record which has stood for 45 years at the next round of the championship.
Nico Rosberg became the first driver since Ayrton Senna to win three Monaco Grands Prix in a row. Meanwhile Mercedes engine set a new F1 record.
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
Of the two countries which have held the most F1 races, one has just lost its grand prix and the other could be next.
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.
Ferrari’s record points-scoring streak came to an end but Mercedes raised the bar when it came to success with their W05. Review the stats highlights of 2014.
Cars were expected to be much less reliable in 2014 but those fears proved largely unfounded. However Mercedes’ domination of the season was realised.
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.