F1 cars are 1.8 seconds quicker at COTA this year. But shouldn’t the 2017 generation of high-downforce cars be even quicker than that?
With a new driver arriving, one team making a complete change of line-up and two titles hanging in the balance there are stats galore this weekend.
Lewis Hamilton’s 61st career win leaves him 30 short of Michael Schumacher’s all-time record and his last 30 wins came in less than three years.
Mercedes have made the biggest step forward at Suzuka of all the teams. Ferrari are not far behind, however, and there’s some good news for Honda.
Suzuka is Sebastian Vettel’s favourite tracks and one at which he is usually strong. But the same hasn’t always been true of his title rival Lewis Hamilton.
Will Mercedes miss Malaysia? Their defeat yesterday makes Sepang the only circuit where they haven’t won a race since 2015.
Lewis Hamilton’s pole position time was over nine seconds faster than the quickest lap seen two years ago. The all-time race lap record could fall tomorrow.
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel failed to score in Malaysia last year. As in Singapore, Vettel failed to get beyond the first lap.
For the first time ever both Ferraris retired on lap one in an F1 race. Also no German drivers appeared in the points for the first time since 2008.
Renault lapped almost six seconds quicker than they managed last year in Singapore, while Ferrari smashed the old track record by three seconds.
No team has ever scored a one-two in the Singapore Grand Prix. Will Ferrari change that in the tenth running of the race this weekend?
Last weekend Lewis Hamilton became only the eighth driver in the 67-year history of the world championship to hold the record for most pole positions.
Mercedes is the only team to have led the Italian Grand Prix since 2014, which helped Lewis Hamilton take the title lead for the first time in 12 months.
Lewis Hamilton has broken Michael Schumacher’s record for most pole positions. When might Schumacher’s other major achievements be eclipsed?
The record for the fastest ever lap by an F1 car at any track could be broken this weekend – and Michael Schumacher’s pole record may fall too.
Lewis Hamilton finally equalled Michael Schumacher’s all-time record for most pole positions in the Belgian Grand Prix, and he took 41 fewer races to do it.
Ominously for the competition, Mercedes are even further ahead than they were 12 months ago at Spa-Francorchamps.
Ne Belgian driver has ever won their home grand prix but Stoffel Vandoorne will be the first home driver at Spa in six years this weekend.
Who usually finishes higher than he starts? Who’s the best starter? Here’s 20 telling stats on 2017 so far.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and new team mate Valtteri Bottas have been the two most closely-matched team mates on the grid in 2017 so far.