F.1 China GP stats:
100 – Last year’s race marked the 100th consecutive race won by either Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull. This sequence has grown to 120 by now.
12 – In the last twelve years only German and British drivers recorded pole in Shanghai.
11 – Sergio Perez finished 11th no less than four times in Shanghai.
11 – Lewis Hamilton scored points in his last 11 visits in Shanghai.
10 – Ten years since Red Bull's first win in Formula 1, a 1-2 by Vettel and Webber, recorded in this track.
8 – This is the first track where Lewis Hamilton climbed on the podium 8 times. He fared better only in Melbourne, where this year he scored his ninth podium.
6 – Kimi Raikkonen climbed six times on the podium here, a value second only to Hamilton’s tally (8).
6 – Mercedes is the only team which recorded 6 poles here. They set them in the six years spanning from 2012 to 2017.
6 – Last year Daniel Ricciardo became the first driver with a dry win in China from sixth on the grid.
6 – Last year Ferrari broke a string of 6 consecutive Mercedes poles in China, recorded from 2012 to 2017.
5-0 – Kimi Raikkonen started five times from the front row in China, but never from pole, a record for Formula 1.
5-4 – Mercedes edges out Ferrari as the most successful team in China: five to four.
5-6-8 – Lewis Hamilton holds the records for Chinese wins (5), poles (6) and podium placements (8).
4 – Lewis Hamilton didn’t finish on the podium in China only four times out of twelve: 2007, 2009, 2016, 2018.
3 – Nico Hulkenberg three years ago recorded here his second, and to date last, fastest race lap.
3 – Last year Ferrari locked out the front row here: one of their three front row lockouts of 2018 with Bahrain and Italy.
1 – Last year’s podium: Ricciardo/Bottas/Raikkonen was the only one of the season without either Vettel or Hamilton.
1 – Sebastian Vettel won here only once, in 2009, when he scored Red Bull’s maiden F.1 win.