Several interesting statistical selections following the Portuguese Grand Prix …
After winning qualifications in Portugal, Lewis Hamilton took the ninth pole position of the season and 97th in his career. Hamilton’s career now has won qualifications on 29 different circuits and 27 different Grand Prix.
Mercedes drivers have won 13 consecutive qualifiers (including all this season). This is the sixth longest series in history, and Mercedes has three lines in this six.
|1. Williams||France’92 – Japan’93||24|
|2. Mercedes||Great Britain’14 – Italy’15||23|
|3. Mercedes||Canada’16 – Bahrain’17||18|
|4. McLaren||Germany’88 – Germany’89||17|
|5. Red Bull||Abu Dhabi’10 – Japan’11||16|
|6. Mercedes||Abu Dhabi’10 – Portugal’20||13|
In the last ten Grand Prix, Mercedes drivers have occupied the entire first row of the starting field nine times. In the history of the team, this is the 75th all first row at the start.
Max Verstappen qualified third for the sixth time of the season – his most popular position this year.
Charles Leclair qualified fourth, for the third time his best result of the season, and for the ninth time in a row ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel.
Carlos Sainz has shown the seventh time, the sixth time in the last seven Grand Prix ahead of team-mate Lando Norris in qualifying. Lost at the beginning of the season in the intra-team confrontation, he seized the lead – and is now leading with a score of 7 – 5.
Daniel Riccardo after the accident in the second session was only 10th in the qualifying protocol, but still ahead of Esteban Okon again – in this pair the score was 11 – 1 in favor of the Australian.
Daniil Kvyat showed 13th time, losing for the tenth time this season to team-mate Pierre Gasly.
George Russell qualified 14th, making his way to the second qualifier for the seventh time this season. In the fight against his team-mate, he leads with a crushing score of 12: 0 – and extended the streak of 33 stages in a row, in which he was ahead of his teammates in qualifying.
For the sixth time this year, both Haas F1 riders have dropped out in the first part of qualifying. The team has an equal score of 6 – 6.
After winning the Portuguese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton won his 92nd victory, setting a new all-time record for the number of career victories.
The Algarve circuit finished 28th in Lewis’ career, where he won the race, the Briton earned points in the 45th race in a row, improving two more records.
Hamilton won by the largest margin this season from second place – more than 25 seconds.
Valtteri Bottas finished second for the fourth time of the season – and in all these races Hamilton finished first. The Mercedes team won the fourth winning double of the season and the 57th in history.
Max Verstappen finished third for the third time this season, for the ninth time of the season and for the 40th time in his career to climb the podium.
The trio of Hamilton, Bottas and Verstappen tied for the seventh time of the season on the podium.
Mercedes and Red Bull Racing have never competed before in Portugal. The last race in Portugal in 1996 was won by Jacques Villeneuve from the Williams team, which has not yet earned points this season.
For the fourth time this season, Charles Leclair finished in the top four.
The first four at the finish line of the race completely repeated the first four at the start.
Pierre Gasly finished fifth, extending the AlphaTauri streak to nine straight races. Such a long streak was not in the history of this team when it was called Toro Rosso and Minardi.
Sergio Perez rolled back at the start, taking the last position in the first round, but was able to recoup and finished seventh. Sergio earned points in his 16th straight race, which is the longest running streak of his career.
Esteban Ocon finished eighth, just ahead of team-mate Daniel Riccardo for the second time this season, considering the races in which both Renault drivers finished.