Bahrain GP Facts & Stats: Mercedes move ahead of Williams in all-time winners list

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - NOVEMBER 29: George Russell of Great Britain driving the (63) Williams Racing

It was a race of high drama in Sakhir, with big accidents for Romain Grosjean and Lance Stroll – but also one that produced some historic (and some, perhaps not-so-historic) statistics. Here’s our round-up of all the numbers you need to know after a very memorable Bahrain Grand Prix…

• This was the second year in a row that the Bahrain Grand Prix has finished behind the Safety Car.

Lewis Hamilton gave Mercedes their 115th Formula 1 race win to pass Williams for 3rd on the all-time list, behind only McLaren (182) and Ferrari (238).

• Hamilton led all but 1 lap tonight, meaning he will go into next weekend’s Sakhir GP just 12 laps short of Michael Schumacher's outright laps-led record.

READ MORE: Race winner Hamilton admits it was tough to stay 'in the zone' after Grosjean crash and lengthy break

• Hamilton’s victory means he can still equal the single-season record of 13 wins, and also reach 100 career pole positions by the end of the year.

• Hamilton's 5th consecutive race victory ties the longest winning streak of his F1 career (the 2014 Italian, Singapore, Japanese, Russian and United States Grands Prix).

• Hamilton scored for the 48th consecutive race and for the 81st time in the last 82 races.

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - NOVEMBER 29: Second placed Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing and

Not since 2017 have Red Bull had both men on the rostrum

• Max Verstappen (and Alex Albon) gave Red Bull their first podium in Bahrain since the event became a night race back in 2014.

• Prior to tonight, Verstappen had retired from the Bahrain GP more times (3) than he had finished it (2).

• Verstappen has a 10th podium finish of 2020, surpassing his total from 2019 (he scored 11 in 2018).

• Red Bull team mate Alex Albon scored his 2nd career podium after Mugello – which was also the last time he started in the top 4 on the grid.

HIGHLIGHTS: All the action from the Bahrain GP as Hamilton wins and Grosjean escapes huge crash

• Red Bull got both cars on the podium for the first time since the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix, where Verstappen was 2nd with then-team mate Daniel Ricciardo 3rd.

• Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz finished 4th and 5th respectively, meaning McLaren scored 22 points to Racing Point’s zero in the fight for 3rd in the constructors' championship.

• McLaren now have a 17-point advantage over Racing Point.

• The result means Norris goes ahead of Sainz for 7th place in the drivers' championship by 1 point with 2 rounds remaining.

• This was Sainz's 5th top-5 finish of the season, and the 2nd successive race in which he has achieved that result from 15th on the grid.

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - NOVEMBER 29: Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari looks on, on the grid before

A 7th point-scoring race in a row for Leclerc

• Pierre Gasly has now finished 8th or better in all 3 Bahrain starts in his F1 career.

• Daniel Ricciardo scored for a 9th consecutive race, surpassing his total points finishes from the 2019 season and securing his longest points streak since the final 17 races of 2016.

• Valtteri Bottas in 8th place was off the podium in Bahrain for the first time since 2016.

• Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, in 10th, scored a point for the 7th straight race.

• Daniil Kvyat finished 11th for AlphaTauri after colliding with retirees Romain Grosjean and Lance Stroll in the opening 3 laps.

• George Russell gave Williams their 6th top-12 finish of the year, but they still do not have a point.

• Sergio Perez's late power unit failure in the Racing Point cost him the chance of scoring back-to-back podiums for the first time and ended his streak of points in his last 18 consecutive races.

READ MORE: Perez says late failure ‘hard to digest’, but admits podium irrelevant in context of Grosjean crash



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