RACE DEBRIEF

    Sunday in Imola saw Mercedes secure a record seventh successive constructor’s title, as Lewis Hamilton added some more, impressive statistics to his own F1 CV. But he wasn’t the only one generating interesting numbers in Italy…

    • Lewis Hamilton took a 72nd victory for Mercedes, tying the Michael Schumacher-Ferrari record for the most wins with a single constructor.

    • Hamilton won on the 29th different race track in his F1 career - a record.

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    • He also led his 5,000th career lap today.

    • Hamilton can now win the drivers’ championship at the next round in Turkey, with just 104 points left to be won this year.

    • Valtteri Bottas has now led the 1st lap 4 times in the last 5 races – but he has only won the race when he did not lead lap 1, which was Russia.

    • His failure to capitalize on pole means a Finnish driver has still never won a Grand Prix in Italy.

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    Daniil Kvyat scored his best result of the year at AlphaTauri's home race

    • Mercedes have secured the constructors' championship for the 7th consecutive season and are guaranteed the drivers' championship for the 7th year running.

    • It was a great birthday present for Mercedes’s Trackside Engineering Director, Andy Shovlin, who is 47 years old today.

    • Mercedes-Benz took their 500th podium finish as an engine supplier in F1.

    • Daniel Ricciardo now has 2 podiums in the last 3 races, after previously going 2 and half years without any.

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    • With Ricciardo scoring for a 7th consecutive race, Renault have moved up to 3rd in the constructors’ championship.

    • Daniil Kvyat’s 4th place for AlphaTauri – who are based just 16km from this track in Faenza – was his first top-6 finish since he was on the podium at Hockenheim last July.

    • It was quite a contrast to the last 2 Grands Prix, where Kvyat was the last classified finisher in both.

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    Both cars in the points made it a good day for Alfa Romeo

    • Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc scored in a 5th consecutive race.

    • Racing Point’s Sergio Perez finished 6th, having been 3rd when he pitted under the final Safety Car, helping Renault move ahead of the team in the constructors’ standings.

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    • McLaren scored with both cars for the first time since we last raced in Italy – at Monza – 5 races ago.

    • Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi put both Alfa Romeos in the points in the same race for the first time in 2020.

    • Giovinazzi scored on a weekend when he became only the 2nd driver ever to race on home soil 3 times in a single year (after Eddie Cheever in the United States in 1982).

    • Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has either finished on the podium or retired at every race in 2020.

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    • Williams’ Nicholas Latifi finished 11th for the 3rd time this year, and is yet to score a point.

    • Team mate George Russell is also yet to score – and was running 10th when he crashed under the Safety Car.

    • Pierre Gasly has made 3 starts in Italy this year for AlphaTauri and has either won (once) or retired (twice).