F.1 GP Austria, preview
350 – This will be the 350th F.1 race for the Renault team.
200 – This will be the 200th F.1 race for the Force India team.
139 – Kimi Raikkonen is set to start his 139th race for Ferrari, matching Felipe Massa as the second Ferrari driver with most starts behind Michael Schumacher (179).
80 – Last year Mercedes recorded here their 80th pole: their tally is now 91.
26 – Fernando Alonso climbed on the podium in 26 tracks in his career, the Red Bull Ring is not among those. The last podium for Fernando came on the 27th of July of four years ago, in Hungary.
24-25 – Last year the Red Bull Ring became the 24th track where Sebastian Vettel qualified on the front row and the 25th in which he recorded a podium finish.
22 – Ferrari finished on the podium 21 times in the Austrian GP, the record value for this event.
8 – Last year Valtteri Bottas recorded pole with a time of 1’04”251, the 8th “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 – This has been an unlucky race so far for Fernando Alonso, with 5 retirements out of 6 races.
4-0 – Nico Hulkenberg always outqualified his team-mates at this track.
4 – The 2014 Austrian GP was the last one with Sergio Perez in the lead.
4 – Last year Mercedes became the first team with four straight wins in the Austrian GP.
3 – Two years ago Jenson Button qualified his McLaren on the 3rd grid spot: the best result for the McLaren/Honda pair in the 2015-2017 period.
3 – This is one of the three tracks where Valtteri Bottas won, the others being Abu Dhabi and Sochi.
2 – The best result for Ferrari in the Turbo/Hybrid era at this track is a 2nd recorded by Sebastian Vettel last year.
2 – Two 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.
1 – Mercedes is the only winning team since we returned to the Austrian GP three years ago.