Lewis Hamilton may have been out-qualified by his Mercedes team mate for the third time this season, but this will be the Briton's seventh consecutive front-row start at the Spanish Grand Prix. Here's a few more juicy statistics from Saturday in Barcelona...
- Mercedes could soon add another record to their history books. Their fourth front-row lockout of 2019 is the team's 61st in Formula 1. That’s just one behind Ferrari, McLaren and Williams. Can they join the trio in Monaco?
- Valtteri Bottas secured his third consecutive pole position. The Finn has now scored more poles in 2019 than he did in the entirety of last season.
- Max Verstappen will hope history can repeat itself tomorrow. His P4 starting spot is the same position he started the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix from when the Dutchman took victory on his Red Bull debut.
- This was only Daniel Ricciardo’s second Q3 appearance of the season, but this one will maintain a record. The Australian has now reached the final part of qualifying in Spain during every season of the hybrid era, introduced in 2014.
- Haas brought new upgrades to Spain, and they paid off in style. Grosjean and Magnussen will line up seventh and eighth and it is the first time both the team's cars have qualified in the top 8 at the Catalunya circuit.