F1 2018 Stats and Records

Formula One 2018 was record-breaking season for many drivers and teams. Lewis Hamilton becomes a 5 time world Champion, Kimi Raikkonen wins his first GP in 5 years and Fernando Alonso white-washes his team-mate in qualifying for the second time in his career. 

09/12/18

Most Wins

  1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 11 Wins
  2. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 5 Wins
  3. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 2 Wins
  4. Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 2 Wins
  5. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1 Win

Stats

  • At the end of 2018, Lewis Hamilton is now 2nd in the all time list of wins on 73. Michael Schumacher holds the record of 91.
  • Kimi Raikkonen‘s victory at the 2018 American GP was his first race win since the 2013 Australian GP. He also became the oldest race winner at 39 since Nigel Mansell in 1994 and he also broke the record for the longest gap between race wins (113 races).
  • Max Verstappen now has a total of 5 GP wins and sits joint 47th in the all time record.

Most Podiums

  1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 17 Podiums
  2. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 12 Podiums
  3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 12 Podiums
  4. Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 11 Podiums
  5. Valterri Bottas, Mercedes, 8 Podiums
  6. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 2 Podiums
  7. Sergio Perez, Force India Mercedes, 1 Podium

Stats

  • At the end of 2018, Lewis Hamilton sits in 2nd of the all time list if podium finishes on 134. Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen are in 3rd and 5th on 111 and 103.
  • Kimi Raikkonen equalled his record of 12 podiums in a season.
  • Sergio Perez‘s 3rd place at the Azerbaijan GP was his first podium finish since the 2016 European GP bringing his total amount of podium finishes to 8.

Most Pole Positions

  1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 11 Poles
  2. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 5 Poles
  3. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 2 Poles
  4. Valterri Bottas, Mercedes, 2 Poles
  5. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1 Pole

Stats

  • At the end of 2018, Lewis Hamilton is now the most successful driver on a Saturday. He now holds the record for most pole positions on a staggering 83.
  • It was also the 4th consecutive season that Lewis Hamilton had taken the most amount of pole positions in a season, his 6th time of doing so.
  • Daniel Ricciardo now has a total of 3 pole positions with his first one at the 2016 Monaco GP.

Most Fastest Laps

  1. Valterri Bottas, Mercedes, 7 Fastest Laps
  2. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 4 Fastest Laps
  3. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 3 Fastest Laps
  4. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 3 Fastest Laps
  5. Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 2 Fastest Laps
  6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1 Fastest Lap
  7. Kevin Magnussen, Haas Ferrari, 1 Fastest Lap

Stats

  • At the end of 2018, Kimi Raikkonen sits 2nd in the all time list of fastest laps on 46. Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel sit in 3rd and 5th on 41 and 36 respectively.
  • Valterri Bottas now has 10 fastest laps in his name with 7 of them being set in 2018.
  • At the 2018 Singapore GP, Kevin Magnussen secured his first ever fastest lap in F1.

Most Wins per Team

  1. Mercedes, 11 Wins
  2. Ferrari, 6 Wins
  3. Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 4 Wins

Stats

  • It was the lowest amount of wins Mercedes were able to secure in the V6 turbo era (since 2014).
  • Having won 4 races this season, it was Red Bull‘s most wins acquired in a season since 2013 where the team secured 13 wins.
  • Having not been able to secure a race win this season, McLaren‘s last F1 race victory was at the 2012 Brazilian GP.

Most Podiums per Team

  1. Mercedes, 25 Podiums
  2. Ferrari, 24 Podiums
  3. Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 13 Podiums
  4. Force India Mercedes, 1 Podium

Stats

  • Although securing 25 podium finishes, it was actually the lowest amount of podium finishes Mercedes had secured in the V6 turbo era (since 2014).
  • Having finishes on the podium 24 times during the course of the 2018 Season, it was the most amount of times Ferrari had managed this since the 2008 Season where they finished on the podium 21 times.
  • Having not been able to finish on the podium this season, McLaren‘s last F1 podium dates back to the 2014 Australian GP.

Qualifying Result (Head to head)

  • McLaren Renault: Fernando Alonso (21) v Stoffel Vandoorne (0)
  • Sauber Ferrari: Charles Leclerc (17) v Marcus Ericsson (4)
  • Ferrari: Sebastian Vettel (17) v Kimi Raikkonen (4)
  • Force India Mercedes: Esteban Ocon (16) v Sergio Perez (5)
  • Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton (15) v Valterri Bottas (6)
  • Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer: Max Verstappen (14) v Daniel Ricciardo (5)
  • Renault: Nico Hulkenberg (13) v Carlos Sainz Jr (6)
  • Williams Mercedes: Sergey Sirotkin (12) v Lance Stroll (8)
  • Haas Ferrari: Romain Grosjean (11) v Kevin Magnussen (8)
  • Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda: Pierre Gasly (11) v Brendon Hartley (6)

Stats

  • Lewis Hamilton, Valterri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel managed to survive from getting eliminated from Q1 each time this season.
  • Sergey Sirotkin managed to get knocked-out in Q1 16 times over the course of the season and did not reach Q3 once. Stoffel Vandoorne was the other driver not to make it through to Q3 once throughout the season.
  • For the second time in his F1 career, Fernando Alonso managed to out-qualify his team-mate for the whole season. Stoffel Vandoorne (2018) and Nelson Piquet Jr (2008).

 

 

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