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Post-Imola Grand Prix Analysis Key Statistics Unveiled

Post-Imola Grand Prix Analysis: Key Statistics Unveiled

21/05/2024

Statistics After the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix: Verstappen Equals Senna and Prost’s Records in Qualifying

As with every Grand Prix, it’s time to uncover the most notable statistics, broken records, remarkable streaks, and those that came to an abrupt end during the past weekend…

Post-Imola Grand Prix Analysis Key Statistics Unveiled

Qualifying

He did it—just barely, but he did it! Max Verstappen matched Ayrton Senna’s record with eight consecutive pole positions (seven this year and one in Abu Dhabi last year).

Seven poles in the first seven Grands Prix: only Alain Prost had achieved such a feat before Verstappen.

In his four qualifying sessions at Imola, Lando Norris has secured the 9th, 7th, 5th, and now the 3rd fastest times. Next time, logically, the top spot!

Lando Norris was the first McLaren driver to start from the front row at Imola since Kimi Räikkönen in 2005.

George Russell was the first Mercedes driver to start in the top six since the season opener in Bahrain.

Starting 7th, Yuki Tsunoda had never qualified this high. Daniel Ricciardo made his first Q3 appearance (excluding sprint qualifying).

For the first time this year, Sergio Pérez did not make it to Q3.

For the third time this year and the second consecutive occasion, Lance Stroll outqualified Fernando Alonso.

The Spaniard faced his second Q1 elimination in two years with Aston Martin (after Austin last year).

Alexander Albon finished 14th in qualifying for the fourth consecutive session.

Guanyu Zhou’s Season

Guanyu Zhou has faced a 100% Q1 elimination rate this year.

The Race

Max Verstappen equaled Michael Schumacher by winning three consecutive races at Imola.

This marks his 59th Grand Prix victory and his 49th since the start of 2021.

The Dutchman reached his 104th career podium, surpassing Kimi Raikkonen to become the sixth highest in podium finishes in history.

Verstappen’s career win percentage is now 30.7%, surpassing Lewis Hamilton’s 30.4%.

Before Miami, Verstappen’s victories this year were won with an average margin of 14.352 seconds. This time, it was less than a second!

For the third consecutive Grand Prix, Verstappen and Norris finished in the top two positions.

Norris achieved his third consecutive podium at Imola, marking his 17th career podium.

He also won his third consecutive “Driver of the Day” title.

This is McLaren’s best result at Imola since Raikkonen’s second place in the 2003 San Marino Grand Prix.

Leclerc claimed the first podium for a Ferrari driver at Imola since Michael Schumacher’s victory in 2006.

This is Leclerc’s fourth podium of the season, moving him ahead of Sergio Pérez for second place in the drivers’ championship.

Piastri has finished fourth in three Grands Prix this season without yet reaching the podium.

Carlos Sainz finished fifth for the third consecutive race, maintaining a top-five finish in every Grand Prix he’s participated in this season.

For the first time since the season opener in Bahrain, Mercedes had both cars in the top seven.

Sergio Pérez’s 8th place finish was his worst result of the year at Imola.

Lance Stroll scored points in his 150th Grand Prix start.

Yuki Tsunoda has scored points in four of the last five races.

Kevin Magnussen’s 12th place finish is his best result since scoring a point in Australia.

Post-Imola Grand Prix Analysis Key Statistics Unveiled

Post-Imola Grand Prix Analysis: Key Statistics Unveiled Post-Imola Grand Prix Analysis: Key Statistics Unveiled

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