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F1 statistics: European GP

2011-06-24 09:21

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VALENCIA - Formula 1 statistics for the European Grand Prix in Valencia, Spain:

WINS

Ferrari have won 215 races in Formula 1, McLaren 171, Williams 113 and champions Red Bull 20.

Michael Schumacher holds the record for victories by a driver, with 91. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has the second most among current drivers (26). One more by the Spaniard would take him level with Britain's Jackie Stewart.

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel have each won 15 races and McLaren's Jenson Button 10.

Vettel has won five of the seven races this season and eight of the last 11.

Button's Canadian Grand Prix win was only the 12th time that a driver has triumphed without leading a whole lap of a race (source: Autosport).

MILESTONE

Officially timed at four hours four minutes and 39.537 seconds, this month's rain-hit Canadian Grand Prix was the longest race since the Formula 1 championship started in 1950.

POLE POSITION


Vettel has been on pole in six of the seven races this season. Red Bull have been on pole in all of them, with Australian Mark Webber taking the top slot in Spain.

Vettel now has 21 career poles, one more than Alonso, lifting the German to 10th in the all-time rankings. Schumacher holds the record of 68.

Red Bull's run of poles extends back to last season and the team have started the last eight races from that position.

The record for successive poles by a constructor was set by Williams with 24 in 1992/93.

McLaren's last pole position was with Hamilton in Canada last June. Ferrari's last was with Alonso in Singapore last September.

QUALIFYING

Vettel has started the last 12 races from the front row.

Ferrari's Felipe Massa and HRT's Narain Karthikeyan are now the only drivers to have been outqualified by their team mates in every race so far in 2011 (although neither HRT driver took part in Monaco qualifying).

FASTEST LAP

Webber has set the fastest lap in four of the season's seven races so far.

VALENCIA

Sunday's race will be the 21st (three in England, six in Spain and the rest in Germany) billed as the European Grand Prix. The first was at Brands Hatch in 1983.

Two of the three races in Valencia have been won from pole position.

Germany's Timo Glock, now with Virgin Racing, still holds the race lap record after setting the quickest time with Toyota in 2009. It remains the only fastest lap of his career.

POINTS

Team Lotus, Hispania (HRT) and Virgin Racing have yet to score a point in Formula 1 since their debuts in Bahrain 2010.

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