F1 Japan, Suzuka Circuit
80 – Last year Lewis Hamilton recorded his 80th career pole in Suzuka. His tally is now 87.
71 – Last year Hamilton recorded here his 71st win. Many of the F.1 greats have their career win record ending with “1”: Schumacher 91, Prost 51, Senna 41, Mansell 41. His tally is now 82.
50 – Last year Hamilton won here his 50th race for Mercedes.
17 – Kimi Raikkonen won from 17th on the grid here in 2005: no other driver was able to record such a feat in Suzuka.
13 – Honda, as engine manufacturer, scored points in their home track for the last time 13 years ago (2006: Jenson Button 4th for Honda).
8/256 – In the Turbo/Hybrid era, Mercedes allowed only 8 laps in the lead to their rivals in Suzuka out of 256 raced.
7 – Ferrari and McLaren are the most successful teams at Suzuka, with 7 wins each.
6 – Michael Schumacher is the most successful driver around Suzuka, with 6 wins. Hamilton and Vettel follow at four each.
5 – Last year Mercedes equalled the record string of Suzuka wins, 5, recorded by Ferrari from 2000 to 2004. They are thus in the position to be the first team with 6 straight wins here.
5+5 – Mercedes recorded the first five poles in Suzuka in the Turbo/Hybrid era, while Red Bull had recorded the last five with the normally aspirated engines used up to 2013.
5+5 – Mercedes recorded pole and won all the five races of the Turbo/Hybrid era held in Suzuka.
5 – Excluding an accident in 2013, Hamilton always finished his Suzuka races in the top-5.
4 – The fourth grid spot is Raikkonen’s best qualifying result in Suzuka, he recorded it in 2002 and last year.
4 – Vettel started from pole here four times in succession in the years spanning from 2009 to 2012.
4+1 – Lewis Hamilton adds to his four wins in Suzuka a win at the Fuji circuit in 2007.
3x3 – In the last three editions of the Suzuka GP, a Red Bull car always qualified in third place.
2 – Red Bull didn’t score points in Suzuka only twice: in 2006 and 2015.
1 – A fourth place by Bottas in 2017 is the only finish outside the podium in Suzuka in the Turbo/Hybrid era for the Mercedes team.