paulgilb commented on the post, Berger takes final win in ‘a race I shouldn’t have done’ 3 weeks, 6 days ago
There are a striking number of parallels between Berger’s final 2 F1 victories:
Both came from pole position at Hockenheim.
Both were his team’s only victory of the season.
Both came in a season where Michael […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Hamilton is only the third driver ever to score a home ‘grand slam’ 1 month, 1 week ago
First time this year we have had 17 (or more) classified finishers.
Every driver (apart from Button) has finished ahead of their team-mate at least once this year (including races where one driver didn’t […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Why Vettel is the real star of qualifying so far in 2017 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Bottas is currently the 4th multiple GP winner whose wins have all come in 1 season, after von Trips (who has a shorter span of wins than Bottas), Revson, and Irvine.
First podium for Vettel in Austria – the […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Vettel now has more penalty points than any driver has ever scored 1 month, 4 weeks ago
First red-flagged race not won by Mercedes since Malaysia 2012.
Hamilton’s pole means that the only tracks that he has raced at but never scored pole are Istanbul, Magny Cours, New Delhi, and Suzuka.
paulgilb commented on the post, Hamilton takes fourth grand slam as Stroll grabs first points 2 months, 1 week ago
Stroll is the first driver since Verstappen (Malaysia 2015) to score his maiden points by finishing higher than 10th.
3rd time that Hamilton has started 3 consecutive Canadian GPs from the same position: 1st in […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Ferrari end another 16-year win-less streak in Monaco 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Second time Ericsson has crashed behind the safety car, both times in races where an English driver started from the pits.
First season since 2013 that there has been more than one non-Mercedes pole.
paulgilb commented on the post, Collision penalty caps off Monaco return to forget for Button 2 months, 3 weeks ago
According to the document on the FIA website, the penalty is ‘Drop of 3 grid positions at the drivers’ next event in the season’, so if he does not race again this season, he will not have to serve the penalty. […]
paulgilb commented on the post, The gap widens: Just three cars finished on the lead lap 3 months, 1 week ago
12th hat-trick (pole, fastest lap, win) for Hamilton – 1 more than Jim Clark, only trails M Schumacher (22).
First time since Malaysia 2016 that the winner was not the driver who led most laps.
Curiously, the Schumacher-Barrichello-Irvine podium (in that order) would be repeated in the 2001 race. On both occasions, the podium featured 2 Ferraris and the first podium for a predecessor of the Red Bull […]
Bottas is one of 9 drivers to manage exactly 1 pole and exactly 1 win (obviously he may add to these tallies). The other 8: Pat Flaherty, Jo Bonnier, Lorenzo Bandini, Carlos Pace, Vittorio Brambilla, Robert […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Vettel makes best start to a season for a Ferrari driver since 2004 4 months ago
Some more from magnetimarelli.com:
Vettel has given Ferrari 2 wins in the last 3 races. The last time Ferrari scored 2 wins in 3 races was in 2013, when Vettel scored the in-between win.
Only the 4th time […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Vettel makes best start to a season for a Ferrari driver since 2004 4 months, 1 week ago
Vettel won the race after failing to start last year’s race (at the same circuit). Excluding new and returning circuits, the last time this happened seems to have been Hungary 2007 (won by Hamilton who was not in […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Hamilton extends record winning streak with third grand slam 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Hamilton’s 6th pole (equalling Melbourne), 5th win (equalling Montreal and Hungaroring), and 8th podium (most of any track) at Shanghai.
M Schumacher is the only other driver to have managed 5+ wins at 3+ […]
paulgilb commented on the post, Faster cars lead to Melbourne’s shortest ever grand prix 4 months, 4 weeks ago
The 4 most recent drivers to score their first point (Vandoorne, Wehrlein, Palmer, Ocon) all did so with a single point, unlike all of the previous 13.
Hamilton keeps alive his record of at least 1 pole per […]
3rd Abu Dhabi pole for Hamilton, and his 3rd Abu Dhabi win, but the first time he has managed both in the same year.
Hamilton’s points totals in the last 3 seasons: 384, 381, 380.
First season since the […]
Hamilton has 2222 career points.
Under either the 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 or the 10-6-4-3-2-1 systems, Rosberg would be leading Hamilton by the equivalent of a 3rd-place finish.
Ricciardo has raced 6086km this […]
Tracks at which Hamilton has raced but never scored pole: Baku, Istanbul, Magny Cours, New Delhi, Suzuka.
Tracks at which Hamilton has raced but never won: Baku, Interlagos, Magny Cours, New Delhi, Valencia, […]
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