Interesting F1 Statistics From The 2011 European Grand Prix

– Red Bull Racing kept their 100% pole position record intact with Sebastian Vettel (7) and Mark Webber (1)

– Red Bull registered their 21st win and 28th pole position in the European GP

– Sebastian Vettel score his 16th GP win. His race win percentage is now 22.8% and 27th podium with podium finish percentage of 38.6%

– Vettel’s pole was the 22nd of his F1 career; 7th of the 2011 F1 season

– It was 315th race start for Rubens Barrichello with 68 podiums, 11 race wins and 14 pole positions. He has scored 4 points this season, but is yet to make it to Q3 in qualifying

– Narain Karthikeyan had his 27th GP start. He started 24th on the grid and finished 24th as well – creating a record of sorts. (Read: )

– Michael Schumacher registered his 277th start in Valencia. His 17th place  (excluding 2 retirements) finish was the worst of this season

– Mark Webber’s 3rd place was the 24th podium of his career, 4th of the current season, with podium finish percentage of 14.4%

– Jenson Button had his 199th race start in Valencia. He started and finished 6th in the race

– Fernando Alonso’s podium finish was the 66th of his career and 3rd of the season. His podium finish percentage stands at 39.5%. He is yet to clinch pole and victory this season

– Felipe Massa, who finished 5th in Valenca, matched his best result from the 2011 Malaysian GP. Massa is yet to score a podium finish and pole position this season. His podium finish percentage decreased to 23.2%

– Adrian Sutil’s 3rd points finish of the season after starting 10th on the grid, his best grid position in the 2011 season yet

–  Vettel’s average grid position this year is 1.13. Hamilton – 3.88, Alonso – 4.25, Button – 4.5, Webber – 4.5

– Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber and Jenson Button are the only drivers to have have 8 finishes from 8 starts this season

– 7 drivers are yet to complete a single race with entire race distance

– While Vettel has led 408 laps out of 499, almost 82%, Webber is yet to lead a lap. Other drivers who have led laps this season include – Button, Alonso, Hamilton and Rosberg

– Only 3 drivers have won the races thus far this season (Vettel, Hamilton and Button). They have completed 499 out of a possible 499 laps

– Only 7 drivers have had podium finishes thus far in the 2011 season (Vettel, Button, Webber, Hamilton, Petrov, Alonso and Heidfeld)

– Mark Webber has registered 4 fastest laps this season with Massa, Button, Hamilton and
Vettel with 1 each

– Vettel is 14th in all time list of most race wins tied with Stirling Moss, Alonso is 6th with 26 wins and Hamilton is 16th with 15 wins

– Total laps completed at Valencia – 1343 out of 1368, almost 98.2% laps completed, highest of the season

– Paul di Resta has completed 477 laps thus far, 5 more than team-mate Adrian Sutil, best of the rookies so far

– Red Bull is the only team to complete all proposed laps this season so far – 998 laps, Renault- 962 laps, Force India – 949 and HRT – 761
– Total no. of laps completed this season so far – 10,723 out of possible laps 11, 782 (excluding DNS)

– No. of pit stops in Walencia- 65. Total no. of pit stops this season – 46+59+58+82+77+43+76+65= 506

Statistics courtesy: Hiral Saha

Kunal Shah is an FIA-accredited Formula 1 journalist who has been reporting on Formula 1 for nearly two decades. He worked with the Force India Formula 1 Team for 6 seasons in Marketing, Sponsorship and Commercial roles. As a former single-seater racer, he was responsible for Force India's grassroots talent program, One from a Billion Hunt. Presently, he co-writes a regular Formula 1 column for Firstpost, speaks on Inside Line F1 Podcast & Pits to Podium and produces broadcast/OTT content for NENT Group (Viasport & Viaplay).

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