September 12, 2018 / 6:19 AM / 2 months ago

Formula One statistics for the Singapore Grand Prix

(Reuters) - Statistics for Sunday’s Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit:Lap distance: 5.065km. Total distance: 308.828km (61 laps)

FILE PHOTO - Formula One F1 - Singapore Grand Prix 2017 - Singapore - September 17, 2017 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton before the race REUTERS/Jeremy Lee

2017 pole: Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari One minute 39.491 seconds.

2017 winner: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes

Race lap record: Hamilton, Mercedes 2017: 1:45.008

Start time: 2010 local (1210 GMT)

SINGAPORE

Sunday’s race is the 11th in Singapore, the first night-time grand prix upon its introduction in 2008.

Only four drivers have won at the circuit — Fernando Alonso (2008, 2010), Vettel (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015), Hamilton (2009, 2014, 2017), Nico Rosberg (2016).

Red Bull and Mercedes have won the race three times, Ferrari twice.

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo has twice finished second and twice set the fastest lap. He is going for a fifth successive Singapore podium.

Vettel has been on pole four times in Singapore, more than anyone else, but only in odd years. Hamilton has three poles. The race has been won from pole position on seven occasions.

The lowest winning grid position was Alonso, who came from 15th in a now-notorious 2008 race where Brazilian team mate Nelson Piquet crashed his Renault deliberately on team orders.

There has been at least one safety car intervention in every race in Singapore so far. Last year’s had three.

The race is the longest on the calendar in terms of time taken to complete and runs close to the two-hour limit.

The winner in Singapore has been champion at the end of the season in six of the last seven years.

Vettel has been on the podium six times to Hamilton’s five.

RACE WINS

Hamilton has six wins this season to Vettel’s five. Ricciardo has two and Max Verstappen one.

Hamilton has 68 victories from 222 races and is second in the all-time list behind seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher (91). Vettel, now third on the all-time list, has 52, Ricciardo seven.

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen has now gone 108 races since his last win, in Australia in 2013.

Ferrari have won 234 races since 1950, McLaren 182, Williams 114, Mercedes 82 and Red Bull 58. Former champions McLaren and Williams have not won since 2012.

POLE POSITION

Hamilton has a record 78 career poles, Vettel 55.

Verstappen, at 20-years-old, can still become the youngest ever pole sitter this season. The current youngest is Vettel, who did it aged 21 years and 72 days.

Verstappen’s birthday is on Sept. 30.

PODIUM

Hamilton has 128 career podiums and is second on the all-time list behind Schumacher (155). Vettel has 107, Raikkonen 100.

Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas has had five second-place finishes in 14 races.

POINTS

Hamilton leads Vettel by 30 points with seven races left

Mercedes are 25 points ahead of Ferrari in the constructors’ championship.

Sergey Sirotkin’s 10th place at Monza meant every driver on the starting grid has now scored this season.

MILESTONES

Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg will be making his 150th start on Sunday. The German holds the record for most races without finishing on the podium.

Verstappen, Carlos Sainz and Kevin Magnussen will be chalking up 75 starts each.

Raikkonen took his 100th career podium finish at the previous race in Italy.

Hamilton set the fastest lap at Monza, taking his career tally to 40. He is only the fourth driver to reach that mark. The others are Schumacher (77), Raikkonen (46) and Alain Prost (41). Vettel is on 34.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Peter Rutherford

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