F.1 Australia 2019 stats
159 – Robert Kubica comes back in F.1 after an absence of 159 GPs.
100 – Last year Sebastian Vettel recorded here his 100th career podium.
15 – The 15th on the grid by Valtteri Bottas last year is the only time a Mercedes car failed to gain a top-3 grid spot here in the Turbo/Hybrid era.
13 – Last year Ferrari was able to put two cars on the podium in Melbourne for the first time after a wait of 13 years (2004-2018).
12 – 12 years ago Kimi Raikkonen won his first race for Ferrari at this track.
10 – Pierre Gasly will be the 10th driver in Red Bull’s history.
8 – Ferrari is the most successful team in Melbourne, with 8 wins.
8 – Lewis Hamilton is the only driver who climbed eight times on the Melbourne podium.
7-4 – Sebastian Vettel in Melbourne either finished on the podium (7 times) or retired (4 times).
7 - Melbourne is the only track where Lewis Hamilton started from pole 7 times. He recorded this feat last year.
7 – Kimi Raikkonen is the only driver who won a race in Melbourne in the last fifteen years without starting from the first two rows of the starting grid. He won from 7th in 2013.
6 – When Lewis Hamilton finished the race here, he was always among the first six at the flag, ten times.
5 – A very unlucky race for Romain Grosjean, with 5 retirements out of 7 races.
5 – Last year McLaren obtained here their best result of the entire 2018 season: a 5th place by Alonso.
5 – Hamilton is the only driver with five straight poles in Melbourne: he has been the sole poleman here in the five years of the Turbo/Hybrid era.
4 – The best result for an Australian driver in their home GP is a fourth place by Daniel Ricciardo in 2016 and 2018 and by Mark Webber in 2012.
1 – Five years ago Kevin Magnussen claimed here his only career podium.
1 – Red Bull climbed on the podium here only with one driver, Sebastian Vettel, three times from 2011 to 2013.