Spanish GP statistics: Hamilton eclipses another Schumacher record

All key statistics and figures from the Spanish Grand Prix, the first round of the 2018 Formula 1 season.


Lewis Hamilton secured his 74th career pole in Spain. Out of those, he has scored four poles in Barcelona, two behind Michael Schumacher. Meanwhile, for Mercedes, it was its 90th pole as a team and 173rd as an engine manufacturer.


In the process of setting the pole time, Hamilton also set a new lap record - 1m16.173s.


Despite all the dominant years at Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel has never been on pole in Barcelona.


Due to a fuel supply issue, Nico Hulkenberg failed to escape Q1 for the first time in 59 races (since Spain 2015).


On Sunday, Hamilton claimed his 64th F1 victory, bringing him within 27 wins of all-time record holder Schumacher. For Mercedes, it was the 78th victory as a full-blown constructor.


Hamilton has now converted 41 poles positions into victories, putting him ahead of Schumacher's record-holding tally of 40.


Hamilton also extended his record of most successive points finishes, taking the tally to 30 races.


With Valtteri Bottas finished second, Mercedes secured its 41st 1-2 finish - and the first since last year's Abu Dhabi GP.


Bottas has now finished on the podium 25 times, putting him level with Jacky Ickx.


Despite damaging his front wing, Max Verstappen managed to score his first podium of the year - and 12th of his career, putting him level with Stefan Johansson and Robert Kubica.


It was also Red Bull's 150th F1 podium finish as a team.


Daniel Ricciardo set the 12th fastest lap of his career in Spain, matching the tallies of Alberto Ascari, Jack Brabham, Rene Arnous and Juan Pablo Montoya. He also smashed the lap record (race only) of the current configuration of the track with a time of 1m18.441s.


With Charles Leclerc finishing 10th, Sauber scored points for two races in a row. 2015 was the last year when the Swiss team managed back-to-back points finishes - in US and Russian GPs.


Hamilton, Vettel and Fernando Alonso are now the only remaining drivers to have scored points in all five races of the season so far.


For the first time since 2009 - the year he made his debut - Romain Grosjean has failed to score points in the first five races of a season.

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Series Formula 1
Event Spanish GP
Track Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Teams Ferrari , Red Bull Racing , Mercedes , Sauber , McLaren , Williams , Renault F1 Team
Article type Statistics
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