Motor racing: Method One statistics for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


(Information) – Statistics for Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Method One Grand Prix at Yas Marina:

FILE PHOTO: Method One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – November 25, 2018 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after the race Information/Hamad I Mohammed

Lap distance: 5.554km. Complete distance: 305.355km (55 laps)

2018 pole: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes one minute 34.794 seconds

2018 winner: Hamilton

Race lap file: Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Pink Bull 1:40.279 (2009)

Begin time: 1310 GMT (1710 native)


Mercedes have received each titles for an unprecedented sixth season in a row. Hamilton secured his sixth in Austin, Texas, on Nov. three. The Briton is now one behind Ferrari nice Michael Schumacher’s file seven.


Ferrari have but to win in Abu Dhabi, an anti-clockwise circuit subsequent door to Ferrari World theme park. Mercedes have received the final 5 editions.

This yr’s day-to-night race is the 11th at Yas Marina.

4 of the present drivers have received in Abu Dhabi: Vettel (2009, 2010 and 2013), Hamilton (2011, 2014, 2016, 2018), Kimi Raikkonen (2012), Valtteri Bottas (2017).

Half of the 10 races held at Yas Marina have been received from pole: Vettel in 2010, when he turned the youngest champion at 23, Nico Rosberg in 2015, Hamilton in 2016 and 2018 and Bottas in 2017.

Hamilton has been on pole 4 instances in Abu Dhabi, Vettel twice.

Solely as soon as has the winner not began on the entrance row – Raikkonen from fourth in 2012 with Lotus.


Hamilton has 83 profession victories from 249 begins, with Schumacher’s file 91 in his sights. Vettel has 53.

Ferrari have received 238 races since 1950, McLaren 182, Williams 114, Mercedes 101 and Pink Bull 62. Former champions McLaren and Williams haven’t received since 2012.

Hamilton has received 10 of 20 races thus far this season, Valtteri Bottas 4, Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen three, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc two and Vettel one.

Mercedes have had 9 one-two finishes this season.


Hamilton has a file 87 profession poles, Vettel 57.

Seven races this season have been received from pole — Bottas in Azerbaijan and Texas, Hamilton in Monaco and France, Leclerc in Belgium and Italy and Verstappen in Brazil.

Ferrari have had 65 entrance row lockouts, an all-time file.


Hamilton has 150 profession podiums. Vettel 120.


Hamilton has completed the final 32 races within the factors and might equal his file of 33 on Sunday.


Hamilton is beginning his 250th race.

Kimi Raikkonen will overtake the departed Fernando Alonso as Method One’s second most skilled driver, chalking up his 312th begin. Solely Brazilian Rubens Barrichello, with 322, has began extra.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, enhancing by Christian Radnedge