Wednesday , 2 August 2017
Daimler/Mercedes AMG F1
Daimler/Mercedes AMG F1

2017 Russian GP Post-Race Stats

Well that was the worst race I have seen in years and the worst Russian GP so far.

The weekend started off quite well, Ferrari took their first pole since 2015 and first front row lock out since 2008. On top of that the top three in Q3 were separated by less than a tenth of a second, so you’d think the race would be pretty tight as well right?

Well, no. Bottas had a great start to jump both Ferraris to take the lead and there were a few moves in the early corners, but Palmer and Grosjean collided and brought out the safety car. Any guesses how many overtakes for racing positions there were once the safety car went in? One. Below is the lap chart for the race, can you spot the single overtake?

FIA
FIA

Lap five, Pascal Wehrlein passed his teammate Marcus Ericsson, and that was the ONLY overtake of the race after the safety car. Sebastian Vettel was gaining on Valtteri Bottas towards the end of the race, finishing just six tenths down, would an extra lap have helped? The lap that was lost because of the second formation lap after Alonso’s pre-race retirement? Maybe, but given the fact nobody had managed to overtake for over 45 laps it would be unlikely.

Valtteri Bottas won his first ever race, meaning he is no longer the driver with the most points scored without a win, Vettel came second and Kimi Raikkonen third with his first podium of the season, also taking the fastest lap of the race.

So far Mercedes and Ferrari have switched the lead at every race, with Ferrari also winning every odd numbered race and Mercedes every even numbered race. Red Bull are the only team that have stayed in the same position after each race.

Only a handful of changes, most notably Lance Stroll moving up from last to 16th after finally finishing a race.

Pos Driver Team Nation Points Laps Fastest Lap Grid
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes FIN 25 52 01:37.367 3
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari GER 18 52 01:37.312 1
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari FIN 15 52 01:36.844 2
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes GBR 12 52 01:38.398 4
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull NED 10 52 01:38.429 7
6 Sergio Perez Force India MEX 8 52 01:38.661 9
7 Esteban Ocon Force India FRA 6 52 01:38.745 10
8 Nico Hulkenberg Renault GER 4 52 01:38.418 8
9 Felipe Massa Williams BRA 2 51 01:38.232 6
10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso ESP 1 51 01:38.858 14
11 Lance Stroll Williams CAN 0 51 01:38.870 11
12 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso RUS 0 51 01:38.300 12
13 Kevin Magnussen Haas DEN 0 51 01:39.566 13
14 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren BEL 0 51 01:39.790 20
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber SWE 0 51 01:39.835 18
16 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber GER 0 50 01:40.922 17
RET Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull AUS 5 01:42.285 5
RET Jolyon Palmer Renault GBR 0 16
RET Romain Grosjean Haas FRA 0 19
DNS Fernando Alonso McLaren ESP 0 15

 

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