paulgilb commented on the post, Twice-champion Hamilton ousts Alonso as one of F1’s top five winners 2 days, 6 hours ago
Hamilton has had 2 poles and 2 wins in Abu Dhabi but never in the same year (same as Silverstone).
Bottas has finished both his Abu Dhabi GPs in the same position that he started.
First win-less season for […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Double points increases Rosberg’s chance of title win 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Some from magnetimarelli.com:
18th consecutive Mercedes-powered pole – equals Ford Cosworth’s longest run (USA 1968 – Netherlands 1970), only trails Renault (France 1992-Japan 1993).
Mercedes’ 28th front-row […]
paulgilb commented on the post, F1 faster than last year for first time this season 3 weeks ago
Some from magnetimarelli.com:
First team to manage 6 consecutive front-row lockouts since Williams managed 8 in 1993.
6th time Mercedes engines have locked out the front row this year – most in 1 season […]
paulgilb commented on the post, F1 faster than last year for first time this season 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Vettel has scored exactly 1600 points.
The drivers currently in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the standings have yet to finish races in 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st respectively this year but have each finished in every […]
Under the 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 system, Hamilton would be leading by 1 point. Bottas, Vettel, and Alonso would all be separated by just 1 point.
First race since Germany that no German driver has led a […]
7th race in a row in which the Red Bull who started ahead was classified behind.
Maldonado’s grid penalty means that Chilton is still yet to start a race from 22nd this year (he has started 21st 7 […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Hill cuts Schumacher’s lead to one point in Portugal 2 months ago
Hill’s aerobatics on Friday and deteriorating track conditions on Saturday meant he could only manage fifth.
I believe ‘fifth’ should say ‘second’.
When Schumacher last saw the chequered flag four weeks […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Hamilton’s third hat-trick makes him title favourite 2 months ago
In his last 6 Singapore visits, Hamilton has managed 2 DNFs, 2 5th places, and 2 wins.
First race since China in which Rosberg hasn’t led a lap. Curiously, the only 3 races this season which Rosberg hasn’t led […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Hamilton having strongest season yet with sixth win 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Massa has scored more points at Monza than at any other venue. After no points in his first 5 visits, in his last 6 visits he has managed 2 each of 3rd, 4th and 6th.
First mechanical DNF for Ferrari this year […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Berger ends Ferrari win drought after Benetton blaze 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Missing a race at the Hockenheimring, where their Ford V8-powered car would likely be out-gunned by the V12 Ferraris and V10 Williams-Renaults, would be preferable to missing a race later in the season at a track […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Ricciardo’s second win and Hamilton emulates Vettel 4 months ago
First wet Hungarian GP not to be won by Button.
First wet race since Malaysia 2013 (another race with a Mercedes team-order incident).
Second time (after Belgium 2011) that Rosberg has led the early laps but […]
300th podium for Williams (as a constructor) and for Mercedes (as an engine manufacturer).
No change to the Drivers’ Championship order following this race.
And some more from magnetimarelli.com:
Both of Hamilton’s Silverstone wins (of which this one was the closer) have come on 6 July (the same day that Roger Federer lost a 5-set thriller in the Wimbledon final). Both have come a year after he scored pole […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Sixth win gives Nico Rosberg more victories than Keke 5 months ago
A possible reason for Raikkonen not quitting yet – his career points total is 988.
Alonso’s spell in the lead means that he has led at least 1 lap every year since 2003, and Ferrari have led at least 1 lap […]
paulgilb commented on the post, First-time winner Ricciardo halts Mercedes domination 5 months, 2 weeks ago
No wins at Tilkedromes for Australian drivers.
Only 3 drivers have crossed the finish line in 1st or 2nd this year.
Hamilton has led 1 lap more than Rosberg this year (207 vs 206).
All 3 podium finishers […]
M Schumacher in Canada 1998 won despite a stop-go penalty for taking Frentzen out of the race.
Raikkonen in Japan 2005 had an engine change, although he was bizarrely not moved back on the grid as he qualified 17th ahead only of 3 drivers who did not set a time, and he was allowed to start ahead of them.
paulgilb commented on the post, Rosberg equals father’s tally with second Monaco win 6 months ago
Vettel did not finish in the top 4 though – in each of 2010-2013 both Red Bulls were in the top 4.
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