Top statistics from the Brazilian GP has compiled a list of statistics and figures from Sunday's Brazilian GP.


For the first time since the 2016 Belgian GP, Hamilton failed to progress beyond Q1. At that occasion he was set to receive hefty grid penalties and hence preferred not to set a competitive lap time.


Valtteri Bottas clinched his third career pole in Sao Paulo, joining the likes of Jose-Froilan Gonzalez, Tony Brooks, Dan Gurney, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Jody Scheckter, Elio de Angelis and Teo Fabi.


The 0.038s gap between Bottas and Vettel was the second smallest margin between pole and second-placed driver this year. The smallest gap was between Bottas and Hamilton in Bahrain - a mere 0.023s.


Following his third pole, Bottas now holds the ultimate track record of 1m08.322s (227.048s).


Vettel managed to overtake Bottas at the start to score his 47th career win and the first since the summer break.

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It was also Vettel's 98th podium, putting him ahead of Fernando Alonso in the order.

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Bottas has converted only one of his three pole positions to victory - in Austria. Despite losing lead early on, he was unchallenged by Raikkonen and notched his 21st podium in F1.

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As for Raikkonen, he fended off against Hamilton to score his 91st podium.

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Hamilton climbed up the field from the pitlane to finish fourth. At five previous occasions he has managed to gain 15 places over his starting position. Interestingly, Vettel also finished fourth in this year's Malaysian GP after starting from back of the pack (not in the pitlane, however).


Hamilton continued his run of points-scoring finishes, taking the tally to 24. He's now equal with Michael Schumacher's streak (from Hungary 2001 to Malaysia 2003), but still some way off record holder Raikkonen (27 consecutive points finishes between Bahrain 2012 and Hungary 2013).

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Max Verstappen broke the race lap record with a 1m11.044s. It was the second time he had set a fastest lap of a race, the first one being at this very venue last year.

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Due to his first lap collision with Romain Grosjean, Esteban Ocon's streak of 27 consecutive race finishes came to an end. It was his first retirement in F1.

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Series Formula 1
Event Brazilian GP
Track Autódromo José Carlos Pace
Article type Statistics
Tags interlagos, statistiques, stats