Overview: Alternative stats from season so far
17 August 2017 – Formula 1 championship standings, race wins and pole positions all get covered, but what are the lesser-known statistics of the season so far? GPUpdate.net presents an alternative list.
– Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Esteban Ocon have finished all Grands Prix so far, with Vettel and Hamilton scoring points in every race, and Ocon in all bar one.
– Hamilton has scored three Grand Chelems (pole position, fastest lap, victory, leading every lap) in 2017: in China, Canada and Great Britain. To put this into perspective, over his first 10 seasons in Formula 1, he scored two Grand Chelems.
– Kevin Magnussen has made up the most ground on opening laps, passing 22 rivals from 11 starts, marking an average of 2 per race. Valtteri Bottas and Daniil Kvyat were the worst starters: both losing 14 places, marking an average of 1.24 per race.
– Although his start average is poor, Bottas set up his two victories (in Russia and Austria) with rapid getaways. He became the sport's 107th different winner with his maiden triumph.
– In Azerbaijan, Lance Stroll became the youngest rookie to finish on the podium, and second youngest driver, only missing out on the record set by Max Verstappen in Spain in 2016 by 12 days.
– Daniel Ricciardo won in Azerbaijan from 10th on the grid, the lowest starting position of a race winner in the last five seasons.
– McLaren had to wait eight races for its first two-car finish of the season, with Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne coming home ninth and 12th respectively in Azerbaijan.
– Kimi Räikkönen claimed a record-breaking eighth podium finish in Hungary, surpassing the seven achieved by Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.
– In Hungary, Paul di Resta made his first Formula 1 start since November 24, 2013, a break of 1,345 days.
– Jolyon Palmer is the only driver yet to out-qualify a full-time team-mate in 2017.
– Ricciardo handed out three Shoeys during his visits to the podium: to actor Sir Patrick Stewart, commentator Martin Brundle and Stroll. Bottas turned down multiple requests.