F1 USA, Austin Stats
117 – Last year Lewis Hamilton became the new all-time leader for front row starts, taking his 117th at Austin.
40 – Last year Hamilton took here his 40th pole/win double, equalling the all-time record of Michael Schumacher.
39 – This will be the first GP for Kimi Raikkonen as a 39 year-old.
27 – Last year this became the 27th track in which Kimi Raikkonen scored at least one podium: he was third at the flag.
11 – Sebastian Vettel made his F.1 race debut eleven years ago in the U.S. GP, held on the 17th of June at Indianapolis.
11 – Eleven years since Kimi Raikkonen’s Championship win (21st of October, 2007).
7 – Vettel scored points in all his 7 U.S. GPs.
6-0 – Fernando Alonso always outqualified his team-mates here, for a perfect 6-0 score.
5 – Lewis Hamilton won 5 of the 6 GPs held at Austin. He missed out only in 2013 (Vettel).
5-6 – So far this has been a track for two men: Hamilton won 5 times out of 6, while in MotoGP Marc Marquez won and set pole in all his 6 races run here.
5 – Sebastian Vettel holds the record for most fastest race laps at Austin, five out of six races run here.
5 – If Hamilton wins the race, he will equal the all-time record sequence of wins in the same track, five, scored by Ayrton Senna in Monaco from 1989 to 1993.
4 – Hamilton won all the races held in Austin in the Turbo/Hybrid era: this is the only track in which he achieved this feat so far. He had the same record in Silverstone from 2014 to 2017, but missed out this year.
4 – On four occasions, Lewis Hamilton overtook the race leader on track at Austin to record a win. It happened in 2012 (Vettel); 2014 (Rosberg); 2015 (Rosberg) and last year (Vettel).
3 – 3 years ago Lewis Hamilton secured here his 3rd world championship.
3 – Mercedes has locked out the front row and finished 1-2 in the first three races of the Turbo/Hybrid era held at Austin (2014-2016). Last year they “only” recorded pole and won with Lewis Hamilton.
3x2 – Hamilton started from pole here last year and two years ago and was 2nd on the grid no less than three times at Austin.
2 – Only two Austin GPs didn’t feature a Red Bull car on the podium: 2015 and 2017.
1 – Vettel is the only driver who was able to get within 0.4 seconds from the Mercedes on pole in all the four qualifying sessions held in Austin in the Turbo/Hybrid era: last year he was distanced by 0.239 seconds from poleman Hamilton.
1 – Ferrari qualified on the front row in Austin only last year, with Sebastian Vettel.
1 – Valtteri Bottas is the only driver who missed out on a front row start and a top-2 race finish with a Mercedes car at Austin in the Turbo/Hybrid era. It happened last year.
1 - Daniel Ricciardo didn’t finish the Austin race only last year due to a mechanical failure.
1 – Last year Brendon Hartley made his F.1 debut in Austin.