French GP - Facts and Figures 1 the number of pole positions for Ralf Schumacher from 76 grand prix starts. The German driver took Williams back to the number one slot on the grid for the first time in sixty grands prix. The last one dates back...
French GP - Facts and Figures
1 the number of pole positions for Ralf Schumacher from 76 grand prix starts. The German driver took Williams back to the number one slot on the grid for the first time in sixty grands prix. The last one dates back to the 1997 European Grand Prix with Jacques Villeneuve. It's been an even longer absence for BMW, whose last pole dates back to the 1986 Italian Grand Prix when Teo Fabi was on pole for his home race in the Benetton.
7 the number of times Rubens Barrichello has finished in the points in ten races this season. The Brazilian has been on the podium six times with two second places and four thirds. This was Barichello's third third place from nine French Grand Prix starts. Rubens has racked up 13 points at Magny Cours, where in 1999 he scored the second of his three pole positions.
16 Sauber's points total from ten races this season. The Swiss team is only two points short of its best ever score, from the 1995 season. In 1997 it scored 16 points. This was Nick Heidfeld's fourth points finish of the season. The German driver came fourth in Australia,, third in Brazil and sixth in Spain. Three other points finishes have come courtesy of Kimi Raikkonen, fourth in Austria and Canada and sixth in Australia.
36 the number of podium finishes for Ferrari in the French Grand Prix. The Maranello Scuderia has won 12 times, finished second 12 times and third 14 times. Ferrari's record in this race also includes 11 fourths, 7 fifths and 3 sixth places. The team has secured pole 14 times while the number of fastest race laps is nine. Ferrari now has 141 wins from 646 grand prix starts.
50 the number of wins for Michael Schumacher from 155 grand prix starts. The world champion is now just one short of Alain Prost's all time record of 51 races from 199 races. This weekend's was Michael's fifth French Grand Prix victory, three of which he scored with Ferrari and two with Benetton. This was also Schumacher's 31st win from 86 starts with Ferrari.
109 the number of pole positions for Williams from 438 grand prix starts. The Grove team has reduced the gap to McLaren, which now stands at three. It has increased its lead over Lotus, fourth with 107 starts from pole. Ferrari still leads the field on 144 poles from 646 starts. 23 teams have managed to start from pole at least once.