F1 Austrian GP, Spielberg Stats
2015 – Last year Sauber recorded here their first double points finish since the 2015 Chinese GP.
1955 – Last year there was a double mechanical failure for Mercedes at the Red Bull ring, the first since the 1955 Italian GP. In that race, however, they fielded four cars, and the remaining two recorded a double.
33 – Last year Hamilton saw his all-time record streak of races in the points come to an end in Austria. He had recorded points in the previous 33 races.
24 – Last year the Red Bull Ring became the 24th track in which Red Bull won a F.1 race.
24 – Ferrari finished on the podium 24 times in the Austrian GP, the record value for this event.
22 – Last year Mercedes didn’t record a podium finish after a string of 22 races. That was their second-best after the 28 consecutive races on the podium from Australia 2014 to Great Britain 2015.
6 – Last year Valtteri Bottas recorded pole with a time of 1’03”130, the 6th “shortest” pole in F.1 history. The record belongs to Niki Lauda, which recorded pole at Dijon in 1974 with a time of 58.79 seconds in a 3,289 kms track.
6 – McLaren won 6 times the Austrian GP, the last one in 2001. They are the most successful team in Austria: Ferrari follows at 5.
5 – The 2014 Austrian GP was the last one with Sergio Perez in the lead.
5 – This is one of the five tracks where Valtteri Bottas won, the others being Abu Dhabi , Baku, Melbourne and Sochi.
4 – Last year Mercedes became the first team with four straight pole positions in the Austrian GP. They can improve their streak this year.
4 – Last year Max Verstappen broke a string of four consecutive Mercedes wins in Austria.
3x3 – Last year after the Austrian GP, the wins were split as follows: 3 wins for Ferrari, 3 for Red Bull, 3 for Mercedes. It was the first time in history with three teams splitting equally the first 9 wins.
3 – In 2016 Jenson Button qualified his McLaren on the 3rd grid spot: the best result for the McLaren/Honda pair in the 2015-2018 period.
3 – Three years ago Nico Hulkenberg recorded here his second front row grid start of his career. The other one was his pole in the 2010 Brazilian GP.
2 – The best result for Ferrari in the Turbo/Hybrid era at this track is a 2nd recorded by Sebastian Vettel in 2017 and Kimi Raikkonen last year.
0 – Since the Red Bull Ring came back on the calendar in 2014, the winner was never World Champion at the end of the season.