Spain 2022 stats – Verstappen equals Fangio

After each Grand Prix of the 2022 season Motorsport.com invites you to find a compilation of important statistics. Here are the numbers and interesting dates after round five of the campaign, the Spanish GP.

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The event and the participants

The start of the Spanish GP

>>> It was the 52nd edition of the Spanish Grand Prix, the seventh most popular event in F1 history.

>>> The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya hosted a World Championship round for the 32nd time, making it the 10th most-attended circuit since 1950. Zandvoort and Suzuka would draw level later in the year.

>>> Fernando Alonso signed his 340th start in F1, bringing him 10 lengths closer to the record for Grands Prix contested held by Kimi Raikkonen (350).

The Qualifications

Charles Leclerc after his pole at the Spanish GP

Charles Leclerc after his pole at the Spanish GP

>>> Charles Leclerc achieved the 13th pole position of his career, as did Graham Hill, Jack Brabham and Jacques Villeneuve.

>>> With his 13 poles, all signed by Ferrari, he equals Alberto Ascari, who had 13 of his 14 pole positions with the Cavallino Rampante.

>>> This is the 234th pole position for the Ferrari team and the 235th for a Scuderia engine. Those are two absolute records.

>>> Ferrari had not clinched a pole position at the Spanish GP since 2008.

>>> On the contrary, Mercedes remained on a streak of nine consecutive poles at Barcelona from 2013 to 2021.

>>> We had to go back to 2012 to find traces of a Lewis Hamilton off the front row on the grid at a Spanish GP, and back then it was the best time of the session after a disqualification (insufficient fuel in his McLaren’s tank) after seating .

>>> For the first time in his career, Mick Schumacher reached Q3 in qualifying. It was not his first start from 10th on the grid, however, as he had finished tenth in the sprint at Imola, which was used for the race’s starting order.

>>> Haas put both cars back into Q3 for the first time since Brazil in 2019.

>>> Fernando Alonso was eliminated in Q1 at Barcelona for the first time since this qualifying format was introduced.

the race

The Spanish GP podium

The Spanish GP podium

>>> Max Verstappen got his 24th Formula 1 victory and equalized Juan Manuel Fangio. This is his second success in Barcelona, ​​after his first-ever in this discipline in 2016.

>>> The Dutchman maintains the stats of winning every race he does in 2022 (four wins, two retirements).

>>> This is Red Bull’s 79th win as a constructor and 4th as an engine builder.

>>> Max Verstappen climbed to his 64th podium in F1, Sergio Pérez to 18th (as did Mike Hawthorn and Heinz-Harald Frentzen) and George Russell to 3rd.

>>> This is Red Bull’s 19th double in F1 and second of the season after Imola.

>>> Sergio Pérez set his seventh fastest race lap, as did Jacques Laffite and Charles Leclerc.

>>> George Russell remains the only driver to finish in the top five of all Grands Prix this season. Also, his streak thus far is taking on a repeating pattern: 4th, 5th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 3rd.

>>> Although he left the track at the start of the race, Carlo Sainz He achieved his best career result at home thanks to his 4th place finish, while maintaining his 100% score in Spain since the start of his career.

>>> Fifth remained Lewis Hamilton in a run of five consecutive wins at Barcelona. The last time he didn’t win was in 2016 when he and teammate Nico Rosberg collided on the first lap of the GP.

>>> Seventh was Esteban Ocon ahead of his teammate for the sixth time in six grands prix this season (Fernando Alonso finished ninth after starting 20th).

>>> Lando Norris’ 15-race series ended two weeks ago in Miami. This time it’s the rider who led the longest streak (16, since Hungary 2021), Charles Leclerc, who ended with his retirement while leading the GP.

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