Formula One statistics for the German Grand Prix

FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - German Grand Prix - Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany - July 22, 2018 - Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton crosses the finish line. Valdrin Xhemaj/Pool via REUTERS

(Reuters) - Statistics for Sunday's German Formula One Grand Prix at Hockenheim, the 11th race of the 21-round season:

Lap distance: 4.574km. Total distance: 306.458km (67 laps)

2018 pole: Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari one minute 11.212 seconds

2018 winner: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes Race lap record: Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) McLaren, 2004. 1:13.780

Start time: 1310 GMT (1510 local)

- - - -


The race faces an uncertain future, with Hockenheim out of contract after Sunday's Grand Prix.

Sunday will be the 64th German Grand Prix since 1950, and 37th at Hockenheim. The Nuerburgring has hosted the race 26 times (1951-2013), and Avus (1959) once.

Hamilton won last year for Mercedes. Ferrari have not won the German Grand Prix since Fernando Alonso in 2012.

Germany has two current drivers -- Vettel and Renault's Nico Hulkenberg -- and is home to champions Mercedes.

Four German drivers have won the German Grand Prix since the championship started in 1950 -- Michael and Ralf Schumacher, Vettel (2013) and Nico Rosberg (2014).

Vettel has never won at Hockenheim, the circuit closest to his home town of Heppenheim. His 2013 German GP win was at the Nuerburgring. Hamilton is the only current driver to have won at Hockenheim.

Michael Schumacher and Hamilton have both won the German Grand Prix four times.

Six of 11 races since Hockenheim was redesigned in 2002 have been won from pole. Only twice has the winner started off the front row (Fernando Alonso from third in 2005 and Hamilton from 14th in 2018).

- - - -


Hamilton has 80 victories from 239 races and is closing the gap to Schumacher's record 91. He has also won 58 of the 110 races in the V6 turbo hybrid era that started in 2014.

Vettel, third on the all-time list, has 52.

Ferrari have won 235 races since 1950, McLaren 182, Williams 114, Mercedes 96 and Red Bull 60. Former champions McLaren and Williams have not won since 2012.

Hamilton has won seven out of 10 races so far this season and has a 39-point lead in the championship over team mate Valtteri Bottas.



Hamilton has a record 86 career poles, Vettel 56.

Three of the 10 races so far this season have been won from pole - Bottas in Azerbaijan and Hamilton in Monaco and France.



Hamilton has 143 career podiums. Vettel has 115.



Mercedes are making their 200th start as a constructor. They are also celebrating 125 years in motorsport.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Nick Mulvenney)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Next In Motorsport

Vettel fully motivated and fitting in well at Aston Martin
Aston Martin's F1 return drives new sponsor interest
Williams retain W Series winner Chadwick as development driver
Razlan banking on Rossi to sparkle for Petronas Yamaha
Bird maintains his winning record in Saudi Arabia
Leclerc excited by Ferrari's return to Le Mans 24 Hours
Hard to be fully ready for first race, says Ferrari's Sainz
What's in a name? Quite a mouthful for F1 commentators at Imola
De Vries wins Formula E's first night race in Saudi Arabia
Ferrari's F1 focus will soon switch to 2022, says Binotto

Stories You'll Enjoy