A turbulent weekend in Russia produced some unusual and notable statistics.
But the race is remembered as an opportunity for a long time Lewis Hamilton 100th career victory. As the winner of a major sport race, he was the first to reach the victory of the century. He reached the 100th pole position on the Catalunya circuit.
Hamilton’s win rate has slowed due to the rise in Verstappen this season. Nevertheless, he still has the fifth highest win rate of 35.6% of any driver.
To get it in sight Kimi Raikkonen Had Hamilton’s winning percentage, he would have won exactly 100 races (121 instead of 21) from his record 342 career starts. But it would be unfair to suggest that Raikkonen has equivalent machines in all carriers.
Hamilton won from the 4th on the grid. This is the seventh time he has won from third place or lower in his career.Such a last opportunity Istanbul Park, The scene of the next round that won from 6th place last year.
Hamilton’s 26th pole position in his career was the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix. Until last weekend, it was also the latest pole for McLaren.
Lando Norris After their eight years, they waited for pole position for 306 days. He is the 102nd different driver who starts the race from pole position.
He led Carlos Sainz Jr. and George Russell on the grid. This is the first time three drivers who have never won a race have dominated the grid since the Swedish Grand Prix at Anderstorp in 1975.
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Vittorio Brambilla, Patrick Depailler and Jean-Pierre Jarier were the top three at the time. Branvilla won the only victory in Austria later that year, Depailler won two with Tyrrell and Ligier, but Jarier never exceeded third place.
Sainz, Norris and Russell made the top three in the first 12 laps of the race on Sunday, but only one of them was on the podium. Sainz won his fifth Top 3 finish. Norris, who led the first lap of his career in the final race at Monza, led another 30 on Sunday. This is more than half of the race.
This was the first time Sainz led the race this year. He is the 11th different driver to do so, which means more than half of the field has led this year’s race. This is the most common in the F1 season since the current V6 hybrid turbo engine formula was introduced in 2014. In the last two years of the V8 engine (2012 and 2013), there have been 13 different leaders, only 6 each year since 2016-19.
Behind the victorious Hamilton Max Verstappen By finishing the penultimate on the grid, we boosted our hopes for the championship. This 18 climbs-the second highest possible in the field of 20 cars today-was the best, as Sebastian Vettel did the same at the Hockenheimring two years ago. With good symmetry, the winner of the day was Verstappen.
Only three drivers on the grid gave better results than ever before. With 19th place from Hamilton (Hungary 2014) and Raikkonen (Bahrain 2006), Vettel came from the pits to take 21st place and 3rd place when F1 was 24th at the 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. I finished. Car grid.
The most places ever won in the World Championship round was 30 by Jim Rathmann. Jim Rathmann started in 32nd place and finished second in the 1957 Indianapolis 500. The most places won in a race run to F1 rules were Robert Mierre’s rise from 26th to 6th at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 1954 (the second highest place in the same race). -Onofre Marimon started in 28th place and ended up in 3rd place). Of course, all these records cannot be broken in today’s much smaller areas.
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2021 Russian Grand Prix
More than half of the F1 field has led the race in the most competitive hybrid season to date-Race Fans
https://www.racefans.net/2021/09/28/more-than-half-the-f1-field-have-led-a-race-in-most-competitive-hybrid-season-yet/ More than half of the F1 field has led the race in the most competitive hybrid season to date-Race Fans