The 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix on the 21st October marked the end of the first season for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes partnership. The partnership was introduced in spectacular style at the team's launch in Valencia on the 15th January 2007 and...
The 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix on the 21st October marked the end of the first season for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes partnership. The partnership was introduced in spectacular style at the team's launch in Valencia on the 15th January 2007 and since then has been very successful. With all the racing finished for another year it is time to reflect on the numbers that have made up this extraordinary season.
*The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team has won a total of eight races this season, with Fernando winning in Malaysia, Monaco, Italy and the European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring and Lewis winning his first ever Grand Prix in Canada, following that up a week later with a consecutive win at the US Grand Prix and also scoring victories in Hungary and Japan.
*Of those eight wins a total of four have been one-two victories for the team.
*The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers have racked up a total of eight pole positions between them and have monopolised the front row of the grid on four separate occasions.
*The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers have completed a total of 5,340 racing kilometres in the 2007 season, 2,410kms of which have been whilst leading a race.
*A total of 24 champagne bottles have been presented to Fernando and Lewis during their podium celebrations.
*A total of 218 points have been scored between Fernando and Lewis this season. More than any other combination of drivers in the 2007 Formula 1 World Championship.
*Five fastest laps have been recorded by the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers in 2007.
*Away from the Grands Prix the MP4-22 has completed a total of 27,150 testing kilometres, with Fernando on 8277kms, Lewis on 7714kms, Pedro on 8277kms, Gary Paffett on 2842kms and Jamie Green completing 28kms.
*The team have used a total of six chassis throughout the year in all the races and tests.