Hamilton is 1 Step Closer to 2 of Schumacher’s Records: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Facts and Stats

Hamilton is 1 Step Closer to 2 of Schumacher’s Records: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Facts and Stats

Yet again, we walk away from a Grand Prix with a bunch of stats. The last facts and stats post was for the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix, so be sure to check that out. So, the 71 laps of the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix saw loads of action, overtakes, a major crash, and more. The dash to the line brought us some important stats, mostly positive, but for cases like Ferrari, negative. Although this race hasn’t got as many stats as the Austrian Grand Prix, some facts can’t be missed. Let’s get into all the facts and stats from the 2020 Styrian GP!

Hamilton won a Formula 1 race for the 85th time at the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix.
Hamilton won a Formula 1 race for the 85th time at the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix.
  • Michael Schumacher won 91 races in his career. Hamilton is now only 7 wins away from breaking that record.
  • The German legend also holds the record for most career podiums, with a whopping 155 times that he stood on a podium. Hamilton is only 3 podiums shy of that record, with 152 podiums to his name.
  • After the Styrian Grand Prix, Hamilton has stormed to victory from pole 51 times.
  • Mercedes has a long streak of 35 consecutive points finishes, which started at the 2018 British Grand Prix, the race after they had a double-retirement at the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix.
  • Both the Prancing Horses didn’t make it to the line in 2 of the last 4 races; they collided in Brazil, and then again at the Styrian Grand Prix.
  • The Austrian Grand Prix saw 7 retirements, with another 2 in the last few laps of the race, although that didn’t count. The Styrian Grand Prix saw only 3 retirements, with the 2 Ferraris and Esteban Ocon. This race also had only 1 Safety Car, which came out on Lap 1.
  • Alex Albon brought his Red Bull home in 4th place, equalling his career-best, which he originally set at the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix.
  • Lando Norris overtook the Racing Point of Sergio Perez in his McLaren at the last corner of the last lap to take 5th place, which allowed him to stay in 3rd place in the drivers’ championship.
This is an image of the photo finish between Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll and Daniel Ricciardo at the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix.
The finish between Perez, Stroll, and Ricciardo was more than just close.
  • The Pink Mercedes of Sergio Perez finished only 0.066s ahead of teammate Lance Stroll, and beat Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo to the line by only 0.138s, making it a three-way photo finish.
  • Perez was the only points finisher to finish in the same position as the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix, in 6th place.
  • Stroll finished in 7th, which is his best finish since he placed 4th at the 2019 German Grand Prix. Stroll’s career-best finish is 3rd place, which he achieved at the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
  • Renault finished in P8 for the 2nd consecutive race; in the first race, the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix, Ricciardo retired and Ocon finished 8th. At the Styrian Grand Prix. Ocon retired, and Ricciardo finished in 8th.
  • McLaren got their second consecutive fastest lap. Lando Norris grabbed it at the last lap at the Austrian GP. His teammate Carlos Sainz did the same, on lap 68 of 71 at Styria. The last time McLaren got the fastest lap apart from the previous 2 was at the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix.
  • In the last 2 races, out of 20 drivers, only 5 drivers failed to score points: Kimi Raikkonen, the Haas cars of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, and the Williams drivers, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi.

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