2015: The Bahrain Grand Prix in Numbers

Statistics from the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend

Total number of laps completed (by driver)

Valtteri Bottas 150
Felipe Massa 143
Nico Rosberg 143
Lewis Hamilton 141
Marcus Ericsson 137
Pastor Maldonado 134
Nico Hulkenberg 134
Sergio Perez 130
Kimi Raikkonen 128
Felipe Nasr 127
Romain Grosjean 125
Daniel Ricciardo 124
Sebastian Vettel 121
Fernando Alonso 117
Roberto Merhi 115
Daniil Kvyat 109
Carlos Sainz 107
Max Verstappen 107
Will Stevens 106
Jenson Button 32
Jolyon Palmer 31

Total number of laps completed (by team)

Williams 293
Lotus 290
Mercedes 284
Sauber 264
Force India 264
Ferrari 245
Red Bull 233
Manor 221
Toro Rosso 214
McLaren 149

Total number of laps completed (by engine manufacturer)

Mercedes (4 teams) 1131
Ferrari (3 teams) 730
Renault (2 teams) 447
Honda (1 team) 149

Number of race laps: 57
Number of safety cars: 0
Number of race starters: 19
Number of times race lead changed hands (includes pole sitter): 5
Number of different race leaders (excludes pole sitter if lead changes off the line): 3
Number of classified drivers: 17
Number of retirements: 2
Number of drivers on lead lap at chequered flag: 7
Number of teams scoring points: 6
Most places gained: Felipe Massa 9 (19th – 10th)
Number of visits to pit-lane: 44
…of which were pit-stops: 43
Stop/go penalties (added to pit-stop): 2
Drive through penalties: 0
Retirements in pit-lane: 1
Fastest lap: Kimi Raikkonen 1:36.311

The Malaysia Grand Prix in Numbers

Statistics from the Malaysia Grand Prix weekend

Total number of laps completed (by driver)

Max Verstappen 143
Carlos Sainz 140
Valtteri Bottas 139
Felipe Massa 137
Nico Rosberg 128
Sebastian Vettel 124
Nico Hulkenberg 120
Daniil Kvyat 120
Sergio Perez 119
Kimi Raikkonen 118
Daniel Ricciardo 113
Pastor Maldonado 110
Felipe Nasr 110
Romain Grosjean 110
Jenson Button 105
Lewis Hamilton 99
Fernando Alonso 87
Marcus Ericsson 86
Roberto Merhi 83
Will Stevens 26
Raffaele Marciello 13

Total number of laps completed (by team)

Toro Rosso 283
Williams 276
Ferrari 242
Force India 239
Red Bull 233
Mercedes 227
Lotus 220
Sauber 209
McLaren 192
Manor 109

Total number of laps completed (by engine manufacturer)

Mercedes (4 teams) 962
Ferrari (3 teams) 560
Renault (2 teams) 516
Honda (1 team) 192

Number of race laps: 56
Number of safety cars: 1
Number of race starters: 19
Number of times race lead changed hands (includes pole sitter): 5
Number of different race leaders (excludes pole sitter if lead changes off the line): 2
Number of classified drivers: 15
Number of retirements: 4
Number of drivers on lead lap at chequered flag: 7
Number of teams scoring points: 5
Most places gained: Kimi Raikkonen 7 (11th – 4th) and Carlos Sainz 7 (15th – 8th)
Number of visits to pit-lane: 53
…of which were pit-stops: 50
Stop/go penalties (added to pit-stop): 3
Drive through penalties: 0
Retirements in pit-lane: 3
Fastest lap: Nico Rosberg 1:42.062

2015: The Australian Grand Prix in Numbers

Statistics from the Australian Grand Prix weekend

Total number of laps completed (by driver)

Carlos Sainz 171
Sergio Perez 141
Nico Hulkenberg 134
Nico Rosberg 134
Felipe Nasr 132
Sebastian Vettel 129
Lewis Hamilton 129
Kimi Raikkonen 117
Felipe Massa 116
Jenson Button 103
Marcus Ericsson 102
Max Verstappen 100
Daniel Ricciardo 98
Valtteri Bottas 82
Romain Grosjean 74
Pastor Maldonado 68
Daniil Kvyat 60
Kevin Magnussen 33
Will Stevens 0
Roberto Merhi 0

Total number of laps completed (by team)

Force India 275
Toro Rosso 271
Mercedes 263
Ferrari 246
Sauber 234
Williams 198
Red Bull 158
Lotus 142
McLaren 136
Manor 0

Total number of laps completed (by engine manufacturer)

Mercedes (4 teams) 878
Ferrari (3 teams) 480
Renault (2 teams) 429
Honda (1 team) 136

Number of race laps: 58
Number of safety cars: 1
Number of race starters: 15
Number of times race lead changed hands (includes pole sitter): 2
Number of different race leaders (excludes pole sitter if lead changes off the line): 2
Number of classified drivers: 11
Number of retirements: 4
Number of drivers on lead lap at chequered flag: 5
Number of teams scoring points: 7
Most places gained: Marcus Ericsson 7 (15th – 8th)
Number of visits to pit-lane: 18
…of which were pit-stops: 17
Stop/go penalties (added to pit-stop): 0
Drive through penalties: 0
Retirements in pit-lane: 1
Fastest lap: Daniel Ricciardo 1:30.945 on lap 50

2015: Formula One Fact-File

On the eve of the first practice session of the 2015 season here is The H Duct’s annual Formula One Fact-File.

Teams and Drivers

Remaining with 2014 teams: Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen, Jenson Button, Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez, Pastor Maldonado, and Romain Grosjean (11/20)

Moving to a new team for 2015: Daniil Kvyat, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Marcus Ericsson, and Will Stevens (5/20)

Returning to a former team: N/A

Rookies: Carlos Sainz, Max Verstappen, Felipe Nasr, and Roberto Merhi (4/20)

Returning to Formula One: N/A

Who’s missing?: Adrian Sutil (2015 plans not yet confirmed, has been linked to WEC), Esteban Gutierrez (test and reserve driver for Ferrari), Jean-Eric Vergne (test and reserve driver for Ferrari – in particular simulator work; Formula E driver for Andretti Autosport), Jules Bianchi (remains in a coma in France following his accident at the Japanese Grand Prix), Max Chilton (driving in WEC for Nissan Motorsport), and Kamui Kobayashi (Team LeMans driver in Super Formula).

Statistic pages for all 20 drivers are available.

Milestones

No significant race milestones in 2015.

Nico Rosberg and Toro Rosso are both entering their 10th season in the sport.

Ages
(Ages specified are correct as of 12th March 2015)

Oldest driver: Kimi Raikkonen (35 years 4 months 23 days)
Youngest driver: Max Verstappen (17 years 5 months 10 days)
Oldest driver pairing: McLaren (63 years 9 months 1 day)
Youngest driver pairing: Toro Rosso (37 years 11 months 21 days)

Driver Ages 1 Driver Ages 2

*When drivers ages were added together, a month was taken as 31 days

Experience
(in terms of races entered)

Most experienced driver: Jenson Button (268 races)
Least experienced driver: Felipe Nasr, Roberto Merhi, Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz Jr (0 races – rookies)
Least experienced driver (excluding rookies): Will Stevens (1 race)
Most experienced driver pairing: McLaren (504 races)
Least experienced driver pairing: Toro Rosso (0 races)

  • Jenson Button – 268 races entered – debut in 2000
  • Fernando Alonso – 236 races entered – debut in 2001
  • Kimi Raikkonen – 213 races entered – debut in 2001
  • Felipe Massa – 212 races entered – debut in 2002
  • Nico Rosberg – 166 races entered – debut in 2006
  • Lewis Hamilton – 148 races entered – debut in 2007
  • Sebastian Vettel – 139 races entered – debut in 2007
  • Sergio Perez – 77 races entered – debut in 2011
  • Nico Hulkenberg – 77 races entered – debut in 2010
  • Pastor Maldonado – 77 races entered – debut in 2011
  • Daniel Ricciardo – 69 races entered – debut in 2011
  • Romain Grosjean – 64 races entered – debut in 2009
  • Valtteri Bottas – 38 races entered – debut in 2013
  • Daniil Kvyat – 19 races entered – debut in 2014
  • Marcus Ericsson – 16 races entered – debut in 2014
  • Will Stevens – 1 race entered – debut in 2014
  • Felipe Nasr – 0 races entered – debut in 2015
  • Max Verstappen – 0 races entered – debut in 2015
  • Carlos Sainz Jr – 0 races entered – debut in 2015
  • Roberto Merhi – 0 races entered – debut in 2015
  • McLaren – Jenson Button & Fernando Alonso – 504 races entered
  • Ferrari – Kimi Raikkonen & Sebastian Vettel – 352 races entered
  • Mercedes – Nico Rosberg & Lewis Hamilton – 314 races entered
  • Williams – Felipe Massa & Valtteri Bottas – 250 races entered
  • Force India – Sergio Perez & Nico Hulkenberg – 154 races entered
  • Lotus – Romain Grosjean & Pastor Maldonado – 141 races entered
  • Red Bull – Daniel Ricciardo & Daniil Kvyat – 88 races entered
  • Sauber – Marcus Ericsson & Felipe Nasr – 16 races entered
  • Manor – Will Stevens & Roberto Merhi – 1 race entered
  • Toro Rosso – Max Verstappen & Carlos Sainz Jr – 0 races entered

Newcomers

There are four rookies on the 2015 grid but who are they and where did they come from?

Felipe Nasr – Sauber: 22 year old Brazilian driver Felipe Nasr was 3rd in the GP2 championship last year. He made his single seater debut in 2008 in Formula BMW, winning the European championship in 2009. He also won the British Formula 3 championship in 2011 before stepping up to GP2 in 2012.

Max Verstappen – Toro Rosso: Max Verstappen is the son of former Grand Prix driver Jos Verstappen and is set to become the youngest rookie in Formula One history when he takes part in the Australian Grand Prix. He only made his single seater debut last year after a successful time in karting. He finished third in the Formula 3 championship and made a successful test debut for Toro Rosso last year.

Carlos Sainz Jr – Toro Rosso: Another son of a racing driver, Carlos Sainz Jr has been part of the Red Bull Junior Team for a number of years. He won the Formula Renault 3.5 championship last year and in the past has also won the Formula Renault 2.0 title. He had been in the running for the Toro Rosso seat in 2014 but lost out to Daniil Kvyat. When Vettel made the move to Ferrari, and Kvyat was promoted, it left an opening for Sainz at Toro Rosso.

Roberto Merhi – Manor:  A late addition to the 2015 grid, Roberto Merhi is another Formula Renault 3.5 graduate. He finished third in the 2014 championship having won the Formula 3 Euro Series title the year before. He had a brief stint in DTM in 2012 and 2013 before returning to single seaters the following year. Manor only recently confirmed their return to Formula One and Merhi was announced on the week of the first race.

Engine Suppliers

Mercedes: Mercedes/Williams/Force India/Lotus*
Ferrari: Ferrari/Sauber/Manor**
Renault: Red Bull/Toro Rosso*
Honda: McLaren*

* new partnership for 2015
** 2014 engines

Calendar

The 2015 season will run from 15th March to the 29th November, starting in Australia and ending in Abu Dhabi. On their trip around the world the paddock will visit 20 countries.

The Mexican Grand Prix is a new addition to the calendar.

2014

Mercedes were a dominant force last season, winning 16 of 19 races and taking pole position at 18 out of 19 races. Lewis Hamilton was the eventual champion after beating team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Daniel Ricciardo was the only other driver to win a race last year. Other drivers to feature on the podium were Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel, Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Kevin Magnussen, Jenson Button, and Sergio Perez. Mercedes and Red Bull both had 32 points finishes. Marussia picked up their first ever points when Jules Bianchi finished ninth at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Technical and Sporting Regulations

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Numbers

Statistics from the season finale in Abu Dhabi

Total number of laps completed (by driver)

Nico Rosberg 154
Sebastian Vettel 154
Esteban Gutierrez 152
Lewis Hamilton 151
Sergio Perez 149
Jean-Eric Vergne 143
Nico Hulkenberg 141
Kevin Magnussen 141
Kimi Raikkonen 140
Daniel Ricciardo 136
Valtteri Bottas 134
Felipe Massa 134
Will Stevens 131
Kamui Kobayashi 127
Adrian Sutil 127
Jenson Button 124
Daniil Kvyat 122
Pastor Maldonado 120
Romain Grosjean 115
Fernando Alonso 106
Esteban Ocon 29
Adderly Fong 29

Total number of laps completed (by team)

Mercedes 305
Sauber 304
Red Bull 290
Force India 290
Lotus 287
Williams 268
Toro Rosso 265
McLaren 265
Ferrari 246
Caterham 127

Number of race laps: 55
Number of safety cars: 0
Number of race starters: 20
Number of times race lead changed hands (includes pole sitter): 6
Number of different race leaders (excludes pole sitter if lead changes off the line): 3
Number of classified drivers: 17
Number of retirements: 3
Number of drivers on lead lap at chequered flag: 12
Number of teams scoring points: 6
Most places gained: 14 (Daniel Ricciardo 20th (pit-lane) – 4th)
Number of visits to pit-lane: 43
…of which were pit-stops: 41
Stop/go penalties (added to pit-stop): 1
Drive through penalties: 1
Retirements in pit-lane: 1
Fastest lap: Daniel Ricciardo 1:44.496 on lap 50

2014: The Japanese Grand Prix in Numbers

Statistics from the Japanese GP weekend

Total number of laps completed (by driver)

Kevin Magnussen 130
Jenson Button 129
Daniil Kvyat 126
Nico Rosberg 125
Valtteri Bottas 125
Romain Grosjean 124
Lewis Hamilton 121
Adrian Sutil 118
Pastor Maldonado 117
Sebastian Vettel 117
Felipe Massa 112
Max Chilton 107
Esteban Gutierrez 106
Daniel Ricciardo 104
Kimi Raikkonen 102
Marcus Ericsson 101
Nico Hulkenberg 97
Jules Bianchi 94
Jean-Eric Vergne 85
Sergio Perez 82
Fernando Alonso 75
Kamui Kobayashi 67
Roberto Mehri 24
Max Verstappen 22

Total number of laps completed (by team)

McLaren 259
Mercedes 246
Lotus 241
Williams 237
Toro Rosso 233
Sauber 224
Red Bull 221
Marussia 201
Caterham 192
Force India 179
Ferrari 177

Number of race laps: 44
Number of safety cars: 3
Number of race starters: 22
Number of times race lead changed hands (includes pole sitter): 5
Number of different race leaders (excludes pole sitter if lead changes off the line): 3
Number of classified drivers: 21
Number of retirements: 1
Number of drivers on lead lap at chequered flag (/red flag): 9
Number of teams scoring points: 6
Most places gained: 11 (Jean-Eric Vergne 20th – 9th)
Number of visits to pit-lane: 79
…of which were pit-stops: 57
Stop/go penalties: 0
Drive through penalties: 0
Retirements in pit-lane: 0
Brought in by safety car: 22
Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton 1:51.600 on lap 39

2014: The Italian GP in Numbers

Statistics from the Italian Grand Prix weekend

Total number of laps completed (by driver)

Kevin Magnussen 165
Daniil Kvyat 160
Jenson Button 153
Jean-Eric Vergne 153
Nico Hulkenberg 150
Pastor Maldonado 146
Nico Rosberg 142
Sebastian Vettel 142
Valtteri Bottas 142
Felipe Massa 142
Sergio Perez 141
Esteban Gutierrez 140
Jules Bianchi 140
Kimi Raikkonen 139
Lewis Hamilton 137
Daniel Ricciardo 135
Marcus Ericsson 135
Adrian Sutil 116
Kamio Kobayashi 114
Fernando Alonso 107
Romain Grosjean 100
Max Chilton 86
Roberto Mehri 29
Charles Pic 23
Giedo van der Garde 19
Daniel Juncadella 10

Total number of laps completed (by team)

McLaren 318
Toro Rosso 313
Force India 301
Williams 284
Mercedes 279
Caterham 278
Red Bull 277
Sauber 275
Lotus 269
Ferrari 246
Marussia 226

Number of race laps: 53
Number of safety cars: 0
Number of race starters: 22
Number of times race lead changed hands (includes pole sitter): 4
Number of different race leaders (excludes pole sitter if lead changes off the line): 2
Number of classified drivers: 20
Number of retirements: 2
Number of drivers on lead lap at chequered flag: 13
Number of teams scoring points: 6
Most places gained: 10 (Daniil Kvyat 21st – 11th)
Number of visits to pit-lane: 23
…of which were pit-stops: 23
Stop/go penalties: 0
Drive through penalties: 0
Retirements in pit-lane: 0
Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton on lap 29 1:28.004