Singapore Stats: Magnussen scores back-to-back Singapore fastest laps
Sebastian Vettel’s first win since Belgium last year not only marked his fifth in Singapore, but also helped make Ferrari the first team to ever take a 1-2 here. But there were plenty more fascinating facts thrown up by the Marina Bay Race…
- It was Ferrari’s third consecutive win – the first time they have achieved that feat since 2008 (Malaysia, Bahrain, Spain).
- It was also the first time Vettel has ever recorded five victories at a single venue.
- His 52nd podium for Ferrari puts Vettel level with Kimi Raikkonen’s tally. Only Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher have recorded more top-three finishes for the Scuderia, with 55 and 116 respectively.
- With Lewis Hamilton fourth and Valtteri Bottas fifth, Mercedes missed the podium for only the second time in the last 27 races. Germany 2019 was the other one.
- Hamilton has now tied Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 142 Formula 1 races led.
- Meanwhile Charles Leclerc led Ferrari's 15,000th lap in Formula 1 world championship history.
- When Antonio Giovinazzi moved into P1 mid-race, it marked the first time an Alfa Romeo has led a Grand Prix since Belgium 1983.
- It was also the first time a team other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull had led a Grand Prix since Williams at Silverstone in 2015, ending a streak of over four years and 86 Grands Prix.
- Kevin Magnussen and Haas set the fastest lap in Singapore for the second year running, but neither of them has ever set a fastest lap anywhere else.
- Magnussen also became the first man to set the fastest lap in 2019 and not receive the bonus point, since he finished outside the top 10 – in fact he finished last.