FILE PHOTO-Formula One F1 - Turkish Grand Prix - Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey - November 15, 2020 Haas' Kevin Magnussen and McLaren's Lando Norris in action during the race Pool via REUTERS/Kenan Asyali
October 6, 2021
(Reuters) – Formula One statistics for Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park circuit, round 16 of the Formula One world championship:
Lap distance: 5.338km. Total distance: 309.396km (58 laps)
2020 pole position: Lance Stroll (Canada) Racing Point, one minute 47.765 seconds.
2020 winner: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes
Race lap record: Juan Pablo Montoya (Colombia) McLaren, 2005 One minute 24.770 seconds.
Start time: 1200GMT/1500 local time
Seven of the eight Turkish Grands Prix to date have been won by a driver starting on the front row. The exception was last year, when Hamilton started sixth. The polesitter in Turkey has won five times.
Jenson Button, winner with Brawn in 2009, and Hamilton in 2010 both started in second place.
Three of the races have ended in one-two finishes (Ferrari 2007, McLaren 2010, Red Bull 2011).
Kimi Raikkonen (2005), Hamilton (2010, 2020), Sebastian Vettel (2011) are the only active drivers to have won in Turkey.
The circuit is one of seven anti-clockwise layouts on the calendar, and offers good overtaking opportunities.
Hamilton has a record 100 career victories, of which 79 have been with Mercedes, from 281 starts. He has been on the podium 176 times.
Championship leader Hamilton has won five times this year to Verstappen’s seven. Red Bull’s Sergio Perez, Alpine’s Esteban Ocon and McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo have won once each.
Hamilton’s team mate Valtteri Bottas has now gone a year without a win.
Ferrari have won 238 races since 1950, McLaren 183, Mercedes 120, Williams 114 and Red Bull 72.
Hamilton has a record 101 career poles and has won 59 times from pole. He has had three poles so far in 2021.
Verstappen has been on pole eight times, while Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was fastest in Azerbaijan and Monaco qualifying. Bottas was on pole in Portugal and McLaren’s Lando Norris in Russia.
Hamilton is two points ahead of Verstappen. Mercedes lead Red Bull by 33 points.
George Russell has scored for Williams in four of the last five races. The team had failed to score a point for two years before that.
Hamilton’s victory in Russia made him the first Formula One driver to win 100 races.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Christian Radnedge)