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Motor racing-Formula One statistics for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
November 22, 2017 / 9:24 AM / 24 days ago

Motor racing-Formula One statistics for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Nov 22 (Reuters) - Statistics for Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit:

Lap distance: 5.554km. Total distance: 305.355km (55 laps)

2016 pole: Lewis Hamilton (Britain), Mercedes, One minute 38.755 seconds

2016 winner: Hamilton

Race lap record: 1:40.279 (Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 2009)

Start time: 1300 GMT (1700 local)

TITLES

Mercedes have clinched their fourth constructors’ championship in a row and Lewis Hamilton his fourth drivers’ crown.

RACE WINS

Hamilton has 62 victories from 207 races and is second in the all-time list behind Schumacher (91). Sebastian Vettel has 47. Mercedes have won 11-of-19 races this season.

Ferrari have won 229 races since 1950, McLaren 182, Williams 114, Mercedes 75 and Red Bull 55. Former champions McLaren and Williams have not won since 2012.

Hamilton has won nine times this season, Vettel five. Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen two each and Daniel Ricciardo once.

POLE POSITION

Hamilton has an all-time record 72 career poles. Vettel took has tally to 50 in Mexico last month.

Mercedes have been on pole 14 times in 19 races: Hamilton 11 times and Bottas three.

Vettel has had four poles this season and his Ferrari team mate Kimi Raikkonen one.

PODIUM

Hamilton has 116 podiums and is second on the all-time list behind Schumacher (155). Vettel has 98, Raikkonen 90.

Hamilton has 12 podiums this season, Vettel and Bottas 12 each. Ricciardo has had nine, the most he has ever scored in a single campaign, and Raikkonen seven.

POINTS

Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson is the only driver yet to score this season of those who have started every race.

Hamilton has 24 scoring finishes in a row, the longest such run of his career. Raikkonen holds the record of 27.

Hamilton is the only driver to have finished every race so far this season.

Vettel is 22 points clear of Bottas and assured of second place overall in the championship, unless the Finn wins and the Ferrari driver fails to score.

That will be the first time in the V6 turbo era (2014 onwards) that Mercedes have not finished one-two in the championship.

ABU DHABI

Ferrari have yet to win in Abu Dhabi, a circuit next door to a Ferrari World theme park.

The sport’s first day-to-night race is in its ninth edition this year. Cars hit top speeds of 320kph with an average of around 195kph on an anti-clockwise layout.

Three of the current drivers have won in Abu Dhabi: Vettel (2009, 2010 and 2013), Hamilton (2011, 2014, 2016), Raikkonen (2012).

Three of eight races to date at Yas Marina have been won from pole position: Vettel in 2010, when he became the youngest champion at 23, Nico Rosberg in 2015 and Hamilton last year.

Hamilton has been on pole three times in Abu Dhabi, Vettel twice.

Only once has the winner not started on the front row -- Raikkonen from fourth in 2012 with Lotus.

MILESTONES

Massa will be competing in his last grand prix.

Sunday will be the last race of the McLaren-Honda partnership.

It is also set to be the last F1 race without the halo head protection device. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin; Editing by John O‘Brien)

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