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The statistics that the 2022 F1 Japanese GP left us in Suzuka

After each grand prix of the 2022 season, brings you a roundup of the best stats. These are the most important facts and figures of the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix of Formula 1.

The statistics of the Japanese GP 2022 Formula 1

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB18, se bat avec Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75, devant Carlos Sainz, Ferrari F1-75, Esteban Ocon, Alpine A522, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13, et les autres monoplaces au départ

– This was the 36th edition of the Japanese Grand Prix, the first since 2019. In addition to Suzuka, the event has also been held in Fuji four times (in 1976 and 1977, 2007 and 2008).

– It was the 32nd time that the Suzuka circuit hosted Formula 1, equaling Barcelona and Zandvoort.

– With Japan having been absent from the calendar for two years, several drivers raced there for the first time this weekend: Guanyu Zhou, Yuki Tsunoda, Mick Schumacher and Nicholas Latifi.

– Fernando Alonso made his 352nd start in F1, increasing his current all-time record.

– Lewis Hamilton equaled Jenson Button’s 306 starts, trailing only Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher, the latter with 307.

The statistics of the classification of the Japanese GP 2022 of F1

Max Verstappen

– Max Verstappen took the 18th pole of his career, equaling Mario Andretti, René Arnoux, Kimi Raikkonen and… Charles Leclerc.

– It was Red Bull’s 79th pole position as a constructor and sixth as an engine manufacturer.

– The gap of 0.010 seconds is the season’s smallest gap between poleman and second, and is the fourth smallest gap since the hybrid era began in 2014. In F1 history, the smallest gap remains 0.000, that is, a perfect tie, between Jacques Villeneuve and Michael Schumacher (Heinz-Harald Frentzen had also recorded that time) at the 1997 European GP.

– It was also the sixth time so far in 2022 that the difference between poleman and second was less than 0.100s and the second time in a row that the top three were less than 0.060s.

– Verstappen started from the front row for the 39th time in his career, as many as Mika Häkkinen. It was the 24th time for Leclerc, equaling Mario Andretti, James Hunt and Jenson Button.

F1 Japan GP 2022 race stats

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB18, se bat avec Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75, devant Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB18, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13, et le reste des monoplaces au départ

– Max Verstappen achieved his 32nd victory in the category, tying Fernando Alonso, both in sixth place in the historical classification.

– Verstappen got his second world title, also joining Alonso, as well as Alberto Ascari, Jim Clark, Graham Hill and a long etc.

– It was Red Bull’s 89th victory as a constructor and 14th as an engine manufacturer.

– Red Bull already has 14 wins this season, its best result in history (77.78% compared to 68.42% achieved in 2013 after 13 wins).

– It was also Verstappen’s 12th win this year, putting him just one behind Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel. In percentage terms, Verstappen has scored two-thirds of the victories in 2022; less than Alberto Ascari (6 out of 8, 75%, in 1952), Michael Schumacher (13 out of 18, 72.22%, in 2004), Jim Clark (7 out of 10, 70%, in 1963) and Sebastian Vettel (13 of 19, 68.42%, in 2013).

– Guanyu Zhou was the 136th driver in history to set a fastest lap in a race, and the first new driver to do so since George Russell at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix.

– It was the first fastest lap in a race for the Sauber team since Esteban Gutiérrez did it at the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix.

– It was the 74th podium for Max Verstappen, the 24th for Sergio Pérez (as many as Stirling Moss, John Surtees and Alan Jones) and the 22nd for Charles Leclerc, equaling René Arnoux.

– This was Red Bull’s 22nd one-two finish in Formula 1, the fifth for the duo formed by Verstappen and Checo Pérez (all in 2022).

– In nine starts at the Japanese Grand Prix, Pérez had never finished in the top six (his best result was seventh with Force India in 2016, 2017 and 2018).

– Red Bull has placed at least one car in first and/or second position in the last 17 Grands Prix, matching Williams’ run from 1993 to 1994 and Mercedes’ from 2014 to 2015.

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing, fête sa victoire et son titre dans le parc fermé

– Fernando Alonso led the Japanese GP for one lap, the first time he had done so since the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix, the previous one was in 2014.

– No less than 19 years, 6 months and 16 days (in addition to 375 Grands Prix) have passed between Alonso’s first lap in the lead, at the 2003 Malaysian GP, and his last. Beat Michael Schumacher’s record (19 years, 1 month and 9 days from 1992 to 2011, the equivalent of 325 GPs).

– This was Lewis Hamilton’s 19th consecutive race without a win, his worst personal best.

– With Sebastian Vettel in sixth position, Aston Martin has scored more points (20) than Mercedes (16) in the last two Grands Prix… and almost as many as the 25 points they had after the first 16 races of the season! !

– Valtteri Bottas finished the race outside the points zone for the ninth consecutive time. The first time that has happened to him since 2013, his first season in the category.

– Alfa Romeo has only taken one point in the last nine grands prix, the team’s record since the end of the 2017 season (zero points in the last 12 races).

– The Japanese Grand Prix only completed 162 km, the fifth shortest distance in history.


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