Formula 1 records of the 2016 season

The 67th Formula 1 season was marked once again by the duel of the two Mercedes drivers but the 21 races produced some very interesting records!

Australian Grand Prix

50th pole position for Lewis Hamilton

160th win for a German driver

80th podium for Sebastian Vettel

Bahrain Grand Prix

520th podium for Scuderia Ferrari

Stoffel Vandoorne was the first Belgian to score a point since Thierry Boutsen’s 2 points in 1992 (obviously not strictly comparable now that we have points down to the 10th these days)

Russian Grand Prix

140th pole position for Mercedes-Benz engine

140th Championship win for Pirelli

90th podium and 140th top-ten for Lewis Hamilton

Spanish Grand Prix

Max Verstappen can be added to the list of drivers who won on their first outing with a constructor:
Fernando Alonso Bahrain 2010 Ferrari, Mario Andretti South Africa 1971 Ferrari, Giancarlo Baghetti France 1961 Ferrari, Jenson Button Australia 2009 Brawn, Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina 1956 Ferrari, Giuseppe Farina Britain 1950 Alfa Romeo, Giancarlo Fisichella Australia 2005 Renault, Nigel Mansell Brazil 1989 Ferrari, Stirling Moss Monaco 1960 Lotus, Luigi Musso Argentina 1956 Ferrari, Nelson Piquet Brazil 1986 Williams, Alain Prost South Africa 1993 Williams, Kimi Räikkönen Australia 2007 Ferrari, Pedro Rodríguez South Africa 1967 Cooper, Jody Scheckter Argentina 1977 Wolf, Maurice Trintignant Monaco 1958 Cooper

Monaco Grand Prix

1st pole for Ricciardo

100th GP start and 20th top-six for Nicolas Hülkenberg

50th top-ten for Sergio Pérez

Canadian Grand Prix

80th double-podium for Mercedes-Benz engine

140th fastest qualifying lap for Mercedes-Benz engine

Lewis Hamilton passed a threshold of leading more than 2500 laps

It’s the second occasion when the son of a former World Champion (Keke Rosberg, 1982) wins the title;
The first pair were Graham Hill (1962, 1968) and his son Damon Hill (1996)

Baku Grand Prix

150th pole position for Germany

525th podium for Scuderia Ferrari

20th time Nico Rosberg leads the Championship

Austrian Grand Prix

250th GP win for Great Britain

150th time driver using Pirelli tyres leads the Championship

30th fastest race lap for Lewis Hamilton

British Grand Prix

50th Championship GP at Silverstone

5th podium for Holland

90th podium for Red Bull Racing

Hungarian Grand Prix

240th GP start for Felipe Massa

150th pole position for Pirelli

175th top-ten for Kimi Räikkönen

German Grand Prix

60th time Lewis Hamilton leads the Driver Championship

100th GP start and 30th top-six result for Daniel Ricciardo

50th fastest race lap for an Australian driver

Belgian Grand Prix

50th GP led and 20th GP won by Nico Rosberg

60th top-three qualifying for Kimi Räikkönen

Italian Grand Prix

50th double podium for Germany.

50th podium result for Nico Rosberg

First fastest race lap for Honda engine since Portugal 1992

Singapore Grand Prix

50th fastest race lap for Red Bull

200th Grand Prix start for Nico Rosberg

150th top-ten result for Lewis Hamilton

First time in Formula 1 history a team has, for three seasons in a row, won both titles and had their 2 drivers finish 1-2 in the championship.

Japan Grand Prix

Japan 2016 was the sixth GP with no retirements.

100th podium for Lewis Hamilton

Malaysian Grand Prix

170th win for Renault engine

300th GP start for Jenson Button

USA Grand Prix

100th GP start and 40th top-ten result for Romain Grosjean

180th top-ten result for Jenson Button

Mexican Grand Prix

250th GP start for Kimi Räikkönen

240th fastest qualifying lap for Great Britain

25th top-ten result for Max Verstappen

Brazilian Grand Prix

100th podium result for Red Bull chassis

90th double podium for Mercedes-Benz engine

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

It’s the second occasion when the son of a former World Champion (Keke Rosberg, 1982) wins the title;
The first pair were Graham Hill (1962, 1968) and his son Damon Hill (1996)

First time that the driver taking 12 pole positions and winning 10 races has not become the champion

Mercedes takes 20 poles in the season

Mercedes wins 19 races in the season

First time in Formula 1 history a team has, for three seasons in a row, won both titles and had their 2 drivers finish 1-2 in the championship

 




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