From the entrance of the grid to the back again, every single driver who contested System one races this calendar year share the exact rigorous competitiveness.
Even outdoors of the factors destinations, every single driver is combating for the very best final result accessible, and every single conceivable metric for evaluating their effectiveness is scrutinised.
So who amazed and who arrived up quick among the the 22 motorists who contested this year’s 22 rounds? We dug into the details and unearthed a revealing statistic about every of them:
Regardless of qualifying properly forward of his staff mate on normal, and not often obtaining the option to achieve destinations on lap a person, Max Verstappen was really successful at the start out of grands prix, only two times getting rid of a place in advance of lap two.
This was the twenty fourth time a driver concluded runner-up to their staff mate in the championship, but Sergio Perez scored a reduce proportion of the champion’s tally than his predecessors, getting just forty nine.seven% of Verstappen’s whole.
Regardless of getting 5 pole positions this calendar year, extra than any driver bar Verstappen, Charles Leclerc unsuccessful to acquire a solitary race.
His staff mate Carlos Sainz Jnr, having said that, was the only non-Crimson Bull driver to consider victory in a grand prix.
The only driver outdoors of Crimson Bull and Ferrari to consider pole place for a grand prix was Lewis Hamilton.
George Russell dropped fourteen destinations in excess of a race – the most of any driver – two times in a few rounds at Zandvoort and in Singapore. Only Lando Norris at any time did the exact, following tangling with Hamilton at the start out of the Spanish Grand Prix.
The Alpine motorists were being the most carefully-matched pair in qualifying. On normal Esteban Ocon was just a thousandth of a next slower than Pierre Gasly.
8 rounds into the time Norris experienced twelve factors, an normal of one.five for every spherical. Immediately after McLaren upgraded their auto he picked up 193 factors in fourteen situations, an normal of thirteen.seven.
Oscar Piastri has a pole and a acquire in dash races – whilst next put is his very best starting up and ending place in grands prix.
Valtteri Bottas was the worst starter on normal in grands prix, providing absent an normal of .seventy two destinations on lap a person.
Zhou Guanyu’s next time was a repeat of his initially: He concluded 18th in the championship with 6 factors once again.
Fernando Alonso concluded ‘best of the rest’ – the initially driver property guiding a person or both equally Crimson Bulls – extra instances than any other driver. He managed it at 6 grands prix Leclerc and Norris did it in 5 every.
Kevin Magnussen experienced the worst calendar year-on-calendar year improve in his championship place of any total-time driver, slipping 6 destinations to nineteenth.
Nico Hulkenberg concluded reduce than he started off extra instances than any other driver, executing so in fourteen grands prix. Piastri was the only other driver to do so in extra than fifty percent of his begins.
Nyck de Vries was the only driver to start out a race in 2023 but in no way attain Q3 or rating a position.
The very best starter of the calendar year was Yuki Tsunoda, who received one.four destinations on lap a person on normal.
The only driver who out-skilled his staff mate in every single spherical was Alexander Albon.
Logan Sargeant lined up previous on the grid extra typically than any other driver, executing so 6 instances.
Out of AlphaTauri’s 4 motorists Daniel Ricciardo experienced the optimum scoring level, selecting up one.two factors for every race.
Liam Lawson obtained a little something only Verstappen was ready to match throughout 2023: He in no way concluded a grand prix in a reduce place than he started off it.
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