June 27, 2018 / 8:03 AM / 8 months ago

Motor racing-Formula One statistics for the Austrian Grand Prix

June 27 (Reuters) - Statistics for Sunday’s Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at Spielberg:

Lap distance: 4.318km. Total distance: 306.452km (71 laps)

2017 pole: Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Mercedes one minute 04.251 seconds.

2017 winner: Bottas.

Race lap record: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes one minute 07.411 seconds (2017)

Start time: 1310 GMT (1510 local)


Reigning champion Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel have three wins each this season. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo has two.

Hamilton has 65 victories from 216 races and is second in the all-time list behind seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher (91). Vettel has 50, Ricciardo seven.

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen has now gone 102 races since his last win, in Australia in 2013.

Ferrari have won 232 races since 1950, McLaren 182, Williams 114, Mercedes 79 and Red Bull 57. Former champions McLaren and Williams have not won since 2012.


Hamilton has a record 75 career poles, Vettel 54.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, at 20 years old, can still become the youngest ever pole sitter this season. The current youngest is Vettel, who did it at the age of 21 years and 72 days.


Hamilton has 123 career podiums and is second on the all-time list behind Schumacher (155). Vettel has 103, Raikkonen 95.

Bottas has had four second-place finishes in eight races, Verstappen three podiums in his last four races.


Hamilton leads Vettel by 14 points and is on a record run of 33 successive scoring finishes. He has not drawn a blank since Malaysia in 2016.

The all-time record of consecutive finishes is 41, set by Germany’s Nick Heidfeld up to Singapore in September 2009.

Mercedes are 23 points ahead of Ferrari in the constructors’ championship.

Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin (Williams) is the only driver on the starting grid yet to score a point in his career.

Haas’s Romain Grosjean has yet to open his account for 2018 and including last season the Frenchman has not scored for 12 races in a row.

Sauber rookie Charles Leclerc has had four scoring finishes in his last five races. The team’s tally (13) is now more than in 2016 and 2017 combined (seven).


Austria returned to the calendar in 2014 after an 11-year break. The circuit is owned by Red Bull and is the second highest altitude of the season after Mexico.

Mercedes have won all four races since the return. The likelihood of a safety car is generally low.

Hamilton, winner in 2016 after colliding with then-team mate Nico Rosberg on the last lap, and Bottas are the only drivers on the current grid to have won in Austria.

Austria first hosted a race at Zeltweg in 1964 but triple world champion Niki Lauda, now the Mercedes team’s non-executive chairman, is the only Austrian to have won in Austria (1984).


Hamilton’s win in France last weekend set a record for the most victories (23) in different grands prix. The Briton also holds the record of winning at 26 different circuits.

Sunday’s race is the second in an unprecedented triple-header — three races over three successive weekends (France, Austria, Britain) — and scheduled to avoid a clash with the World Cup final in Russia. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

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