Stats Austria 2022 – Verstappen is sprint king

After each Grand Prix of the 2022 season invites you to find a compilation of important statistics. Here are the numbers and interesting data after the eleventh round of the season, the Austrian GP.

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The event and the participants

The start of the sprint

>>> It was the 35th edition of the Austrian Grand Prix, one of the 15 most competitive events in the history of Formula 1 (once in Zeltweg and 34 in Spielberg, of which 18 races on the Österreichring circuit, then 16 on the shortened A1) . ring/Red Bull ring circuit).

>>> The Spielberg circuit hosted F1 for the 36th time on its different versions: Österreichring, A1-Ring, Red Bull Ring. This includes two editions of the Styrian Grand Prix.

>>> Fernando Alonso made his 345th start in Formula 1, which puts him just five lengths shy of the record for grands prix contested held by Kimi Raikkonen (350).

>>> Esteban Ocon, meanwhile, took part in his 100th Grand Prix. He is the 75th rider to reach that number since the World Championship began.

>>> It was Max Verstappen’s 129th Grand Prix at Red Bull Racing and equaled Mark Webber’s record.

The Qualifications

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB18

Max Verstappen (Red Bull) in qualifying

>>> Under the new rule, which gives statistical pole position to the winner of qualifying rather than the first driver on the grid on Sunday, Max Verstappen took the 16th pole of his career, level with Stirling Moss and Felipe Massa.

>>> It was Red Bull’s 77th pole position as a manufacturer and 4th as an engine manufacturer.

>>> Esteban Ocon qualified 5th, his best result since the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (5th), Spain 2021 (5th) and Styria 2020 (5th). To find better one has to go back to the 2018 Belgian Grand Prix (3rd).

>>> Aston Martin suffered a double elimination in Q1 during 3 consecutive qualifying sessions, a first for more than thirteen years (9 consecutive double eliminations between Singapore 2008 and Spanish 2009 Grands Prix).

>>> Sebastian Vettel retired from three consecutive Q1s for the first time in his career.

>>> Max Verstappen has won a sprint for the third time in his career. Only Valtteri Bottas also managed this performance with two wins.

>>> Verstappen remains the only driver to finish in the top five in all sprints: three first, two second.

>>> The sprint event clearly failed Lewis Hamilton: he only finished in the top 3 once. It’s even worse for Pierre Gasly, whose five sprints since 2021 have seen him lose a whopping 22 starting places (including one he regained this Sunday thanks to Valtteri Bottas’ engine penalty).

>>> Max Verstappen started from the front row for the 36th time in his career. It was the 19th time for Charles Leclerc, as well as Chris Amon and Ralf Schumacher.

the race

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB18, Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75, Carlos Sainz, Ferrari F1-75, George Russell, Mercedes W13 and the rest of the cars on the grid

The start of the race

>>> Charles Leclerc won his 5th Formula 1 victory, notably with Giuseppe Farina and Keke Rosberg.

>>> It is Leclerc’s first non-pole win: he was second on the grid.

>>> This is the 242nd victory for Ferrari as a manufacturer and 243rd as an engine manufacturer, these are still records.

>>> Ferrari had not won the Austrian Grand Prix since Michael Schumacher’s success in 2003.

>>> Max Verstappen drove his 19th fastest race lap, as did Stirling Moss, Ayrton Senna, Damon Hill and also Valtteri Bottas.

>>> It’s an 18th podium in Formula 1 for Charles Leclerc, as has Mike Hawthorn and Heinz-Harald Frentzen, a 68th for Max Verstappen, who equals Rubens Barrichello and surpasses Valtteri Bottas, and a 186th for Lewis Hamilton, record holder.

>>> Bottas and Verstappen have also shared the podium 25 times: 20 times with Hamilton (an absolute record for a trio), then once with Raikkonen, Vettel, Leclerc, Norris and Pérez.

>>> Max Verstappen passed the 7000 km mark in the lead (7049), he is 15th in the historical hierarchy (Lewis Hamilton 1st with 27.530 km).

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), winner of the Austrian Grand Prix

>>> With Mick Schumacher in 6th and Kevin Magnussen in 8th, Haas signed the second-best overall result in his history (Grosjean 4th and Magnussen 5th at the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix).

>>> Haas has scored 19 points in the last two Grands Prix, compared to two for the team’s three main rivals combined: Alfa Romeo (0), AlphaTauri (0) and Aston Martin (2).

>>> Haas has now gone 133 grands prix without a podium, more than Osella (132) but a far cry from Minardi’s record (340). It’s not very representative anyway given Osella’s high number of non-qualifiers, lowering his starting stats.

>>> In sixth place, Mick Schumacher signed the best result of his Formula 1 career.

>>> Lando Norris finished seventh and, against all odds, his worst result in six races at the Red Bull Ring (6th, 3rd, 5th, 5th, 3rd).

>>> Sergio Pérez has already suffered three absences this season, as many as in 2021 and more than in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015.

>>> Lewis Hamilton remains the only driver to have completed every race in the 2022 season.

>>> Fernando Alonso has now completed 18,619 Grand Prix laps, two short loops from Kimi Raikkonen’s record (18,621).

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