First thing, apologies for the late stats, had internet troubles all week. ANYWAY, stats! Hopefully in Malaysia we won’t have a quarter of the field fail to start the race and almost half failing to finish.
It is the 17th race at the Sepang International Circuit, the first of three consecutive races with International Circuit in the title, because who needs originality. Nine different drivers have won the Malaysian GP, Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel are all tied on three wins each. Nine races have been won from pole position (56.25%) and 12 from the front row (75%).
Hopefully Manor Marussia will be able to run their cars this weekend, if they can finish the race it would be even better. A pole for Lewis Hamilton this weekend would be his 40th in F1, something only Senna, Schumacher and Vettel have done. One more win would also put Hamilton up to 35, the same number of wins as the entire Brabham team managed from 1962 to 1992.
The Malaysian GP has a 5.543km long lap and a 310.408km race distance after 56 laps, making it the longest race on the calendar, just ahead of Russia and Singapore.
The Silly Stats
The Petronas Towers in Malaysia are the same height as 476 Mercedes F1 cars. Or the height of 254 Nico Rosbergs or 260 Lewis Hamiltons.