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British GP Key Stats and Historic Feats Unveiled

Key Statistics Following the British Grand Prix

08/07/2024

The British GP: Key Stats and Historic Feats Unveiled through Lewis Hamilton’s performance, which not only set new records but also underscored his legendary status and the competitive nature of this year’s F1 season.

Qualifying Session

As with every Grand Prix, it’s time to delve into the most notable statistics, the records that were broken, the remarkable streaks that continue or were abruptly halted during the past weekend.

The Union Jack was flying high on Saturday as three British drivers locked out the top three positions on the grid. This marks the first British 1-2-3 on the starting grid since the 1968 South African Grand Prix, where Jim Clark secured pole for his final F1 race, ahead of Graham Hill and Sir Jackie Stewart.

Additionally, this is the first time a British trio has occupied the top three spots in qualifying at the British Grand Prix.

Mercedes secured its first front row lockout of the year (the first since Brazil 2022) and its 82nd in history, extending its own record.

George Russell has outqualified Lewis Hamilton 10 to 2 this year. However, Lewis achieved his best starting grid position of the season – his 11th at Silverstone (matching his records at Abu Dhabi and Hungary).

Lando Norris has started in the top three for four consecutive Grands Prix. He has never been outqualified by a teammate at Silverstone.

Nico Hülkenberg achieved his best qualifying result of the year at Silverstone with a 6th place. The Haas F1 was the fastest Ferrari-powered car.

Alexander Albon also had his best qualifying of the year, securing 9th place. This marks his second Q3 appearance in seven races (equal to Fernando Alonso over the same period). Logan Sargeant also achieved his best Saturday result of the year, starting 12th.

Charles Leclerc was eliminated in Q2 for the second time in four Grands Prix.

For the first time since Austin 2023, Guanyu Zhou outqualified Valtteri Bottas, ending a 15-race streak.

Zhou Guanyu surpassed his teammate Kick Sauber Valtteri Bottas for the first time since Austin 2023 – breaking a 15-race streak.

The Alpine F1 team finished 18th and 20th in qualifying, marking the worst performance for the Enstone team since 1981, when Toleman drivers Derek Warwick and Brian Henton failed to qualify at Silverstone.

Sergio Perez was eliminated in Q1 for the second consecutive year at Silverstone and for the third time this season.

The Race

It had been 945 days (and 56 races) since Lewis Hamilton last won a Formula 1 Grand Prix (since Saudi Arabia 2021). This marks the 7th longest interval in history.

Lewis Hamilton claimed his 104th career victory, extending his personal record by one.

This win marks his ninth victory at Silverstone, the most on any single circuit in F1 history.

At 39 years and 182 days old, Lewis Hamilton is the oldest winner in the 21st century.

The Mercedes F1 driver has now won nine times at Silverstone, a feat unmatched by any other driver on a single circuit.

This was his 12th consecutive podium at Silverstone and his 15th in total on this track, also a record.

No driver had ever won a Grand Prix after their 300th start – Hamilton did it in his 344th race.

Hamilton is now the first F1 driver to win a Grand Prix in 16 different seasons.

Lewis has led a total of 367 laps at Silverstone.

We now have six different winners in 12 Grands Prix. Throughout the entire 2023 season, there were only three winners.

With 17 years and one month between his first career victory and this one at Silverstone, Hamilton holds the all-time record for the longest interval between a driver’s first and last wins (the previous record was 15 years by Kimi Raikkonen).

This is Hamilton’s 150th podium for Mercedes (his 199th in his career).

Oscar Piastri is the only driver to have completed all laps of the season so far.

Verstappen achieved his 107th podium, placing him fourth in the all-time podium standings, behind Sebastian Vettel (122), Michael Schumacher (155), and Hamilton (199).

Lando Norris now has seven podiums in 12 Grands Prix.

For the past eight Grands Prix, there has always been at least one McLaren F1 on the podium.

Since his win in Monaco, Charles Leclerc has scored points only once.

Nico Hülkenberg has now secured two consecutive top 6 finishes (the first time since the USA-Mexico double in 2018 with Renault).

In two Grands Prix, Nico Hülkenberg has scored more points than Sergio Pérez in the last six races.

Alex Albon matched his best result of the season and that of Williams with a 9th place finish. Williams F1 doubled their points tally in the Constructors’ Championship in one race (now 4 points).

Finishing 11th, Logan Sargeant achieved his best result of the year and is no longer last in the Drivers’ Championship.

George Russell has not finished two of his last three Grands Prix at Silverstone.

British GP: Key Stats and Historic Feats Unveiled British GP: Key Stats and Historic Feats Unveiled

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