After a short break F1 is back for the Spanish GP at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, a track that has only been won by three non-championship winning drivers.
Catalunya is one of the tracks where pole is more important, 66.67% of the races have been won from pole position, which is lower than only Marina Bay (71.43%) and Sochi (100%). It’s also been won from the front row of the grid an incredible 91.67% of the time, behind only COTA and Sochi which are both currently at 100% but have very few races.
The track is 4.655km long with 66 laps in the race, giving a total race distance of 307.230km. 14 different drivers have won the Spanish GP at Catalunya and 11 of those drivers have been an F1 champion at some point in their career, only Massa, Webber and Maldonado haven’t. As with most tracks Ferrari and Michael Schumacher are the most successful, Ferrari winning eight times and Schumacher six.
Jenson Button will probably start his 100th GP for McLaren this weekend, unless there are any more Honda problems. Sebastian Vettel could finish on the podium for the 70th time or get his 25th fastest lap.
The Silly Stats
The biggest ever Paella was cooked in a 21m wide pan, 222 of those would lap once around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.