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Grand Prix Stats: Records, Streaks, and Milestones

03/03/2024

In the aftermath of the latest Grand Prix, we explore the standout statistics, broken records, and the ongoing or ended streaks that shaped the weekend.

As is customary following each Grand Prix, it’s time to delve into the most notable statistics, the records shattered, the impressive streaks either continued or abruptly halted over the last weekend

Qualifying Highlights

Max Verstappen clinched his 33rd pole position, matching the tallies of Jim Clark and Alain Prost. This ties him for the fifth-highest total in history. The next milestone is steep, with Vettel holding 57 poles.

Charles Leclerc secured a front-row start for the sixth consecutive time, marking the grid’s longest current streak!

Furthermore, Charles Leclerc has now outqualified Carlos Sainz for the eighth successive time.

For the fourth consecutive Grand Prix, Verstappen and Leclerc shared the front row.

Carlos Sainz showed remarkable consistency in Bahrain, finishing 4th in qualifying in both 2023 and 2024.

Nico Hülkenberg also maintained consistency, having qualified 10th last year with Haas, he did so again.

Pierre Gasly, too, has had a consistent run, albeit finishing last in qualifying for the last two Sakhir circuits.

For the first time since 2021, a McLaren reached Q3 in Bahrain.

Lewis Hamilton recorded his worst-ever Bahrain qualifying position (9th).

Yuki Tsunoda narrowly missed Q3 by just 0.007 seconds.

Lance Stroll has only made it into Q3 once in the last ten races.

Guanyu Zhou faced his fourth consecutive Q1 elimination, the longest streak among the current grid.

Alpine starting from the back row was a first for the French team since the Baku qualifiers in 2016 (then as Renault, with Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer).

Race Insights

Red Bull claimed its 114th Grand Prix victory, tying with Williams F1 as the fourth most successful team in history!

Max Verstappen secured his eighth consecutive Grand Prix win.

Verstappen achieved his 5th career Grand Slam, equaling the records of Alberto Ascari and Michael Schumacher, and ranking third all-time behind Lewis Hamilton (6) and Jim Clark (8).

The last driver to achieve a Grand Slam at the season opener? Michael Schumacher, in 2004.

Verstappen also extended his record-breaking streak to 16 consecutive wins from pole position.

Max Verstappen has now finished in the points in 42 consecutive races, the second-longest streak after Lewis Hamilton’s 48.

Just like in Bahrain last year, Red Bull kicked off the year with a one-two finish.

Sergio Pérez achieved his best F1 result since Monza 2023 (nine Grands Prix ago) by finishing second.

Carlos Sainz earned his fourth podium (only) since the start of 2023.

A word of encouragement for Charles Leclerc: after three races in 2023, he had only 6 points. He has doubled that tally to 12 today.

Last year, Mercedes F1 also placed its cars 5th and 7th (though with Lewis Hamilton ahead of George Russell).

McLaren F1 starts with both cars in the points – a contrast to 2022 and 2023, where the team scored no points in the first Grand Prix.

Piastri scored as many points in this race as in the first five races of 2023.

Aston Martin F1 begins 2024 as they did in 2023: with both cars in the points. However, this time without a podium finish…

For the first time in F1 history, there were no retirements in the season-opening Grand Prix. A testament to reliability!

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