Motor racing-Statistics for the Spanish Grand Prix

Motor racing-Statistics for the Spanish Grand Prix
By Reuters

08/05/2019 at 09:35Updated 08/05/2019 at 09:37

May 8 (Reuters) - Statistics for Sunday's Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, the fifth race of the season.


Lap distance: 4.655 km. Total distance: 307.104 km (66 laps)

2018 pole: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes

2018 winner: Hamilton

Race lap record: Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull, 2018. One minute 18.441 seconds.

Start time: 1310 GMT



Hamilton has won three times in Spain (2014, 2017, 2018). Kimi Raikkonen (2005, 2008), Sebastian Vettel (2011) and Max Verstappen (2016) are also past winners.

All but three of the last 18 Spanish Grands Prix have been won from pole position.

The only drivers to win in Barcelona from off the front row are Michael Schumacher (third on the grid in 1996), Fernando Alonso (from fifth in 2013) and Verstappen (fourth in 2016).

McLaren's Carlos Sainz is now the only Spanish driver on the grid.

Ferrari are the most successful team at the Circuit de Catalunya with eight wins. Since the first Spanish Grand Prix in 1951, the Italian team have won the race 12 times.

The circuit is out of contract after this year.



Hamilton has 75 victories from 233 races and is closing the gap to Schumacher's record 91. He has also won 53 of the 104 races in the V6 turbo hybrid era that started in 2014.

Vettel, third on the all-time list, has 52.

Ferrari have won 235 races since 1950, McLaren 182, Williams 114, Mercedes 91 and Red Bull 59. Former champions McLaren and Williams have not won since 2012.



Hamilton has a record 84 career poles, Vettel 55.

Only one race has been won from pole so far this season, by Bottas in Azerbaijan.



Hamilton has 138 career podiums and needs to finish in the top three in every race this year to equal Schumacher's record of 155. Vettel has 113.



Mercedes have won the first four races of the season with one-two finishes, the first team to do that.

Ferrari, in 1952, won their first four races one-two but did not compete at Indianapolis, which was included as a round of the championship. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Amlan Chakraborty)