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FACTS AND STATS: Hamilton makes it 18 seasons in a row with a podium as Sainz maintains points-scoring home record

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BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 23: Third placed Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes celebrates on

At the very front in Barcelona it was another epic episode of the Max and Lando show, the dynamic duo of Verstappen and Norris finishing one-two for the fifth time in the last six races. But there was plenty going on behind too, not least a welcome podium return for Lewis Hamilton. Here’s our round-up of the notable numbers from Spain.

• World championship race #1111 was won by car #1.

• Today’s was Verstappen’s seventh win in 11 races this year, and his 61st career win.

• It was Verstappen’s fourth Spanish Grand Prix win and his third in a row at this track.

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• Verstappen took the championship lead after winning the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix and has not lost it since – that’s 763 days.

• Verstappen now has 106 podium finishes and ties Alain Prost and Fernando Alonso for fourth on the all-time list, at the circuit on which he took his first podium by winning in 2016.

• The winner came from the front row in Barcelona for the 31st time in 34 Grands Prix.

• With P2, Norris is the only driver to finish in the points in every Grand Prix in 2024.

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• It was McLaren’s first podium at this track since Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button were second and third in 2011.

• Norris has moved into second in the drivers' championship for the first time.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 23: Carlos Sainz of Spain driving (55) the Ferrari SF-24 leads Charles

Another home race, another points-scoring result for Carlos Sainz

• McLaren have now been on the podium for six consecutive races, their longest run since 2011-12.

• Today was the fifth time in the last six races that Verstappen and Norris have finished one-two (in either order).

• Hamilton’s P3 was his first podium finish of the 2024 season.

• It was his 198th career podium finish, but his 17th podium finish since his last win at Saudi Arabia 2021.

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• Hamilton now has 18 consecutive seasons with a podium finish, extending his F1 record.

• At 39 years and 168 days, Hamilton is the third-oldest podium finisher in the 21st century, behind Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher.

• With George Russell P4, Mercedes finished three-four for the second consecutive race.

• Russell has led the opening lap at the last two Grands Prix.

• At Ferrari, P5 for Charles Leclerc was his highest finish in Spain since 2021.

• With P6, team mate Carlos Sainz retains his record of always scoring points in his home Grand Prix (10 out of 10).

• The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is the only track on which Sainz has a 100% point-scoring record in F1.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 23: Esteban Ocon of France driving the (31) Alpine F1 A524 Renault on track

Another double-points score moves Alpine ahead of Haas in the standings

• McLaren’s Oscar Piastri was P7, his lowest finish since failing to score in Miami.

• Red Bull’s Sergio Perez finished P8 after gaining three places – the exact number of places he was penalized after qualifying for continuing with a damaged car at the previous round in Canada.

• At Alpine, Pierre Gasly was P9 and scored points for the third consecutive race, matching his and the team’s best finish of the season.

• Team mate Esteban Ocon was P10, meaning the Alpine drivers finished ninth and 10th for the second straight race weekend.

• As a result, Alpine move ahead of Haas and into seventh in the constructors’ championship.

• At Haas, Nico Hulkenberg was P11 – the fifth time in 2024 that he has finished in that position.

• Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso could only manage P12 – the third time in the last four races that he has failed to score.

• Kick Sauber’s Zhou Guanyu took P13 for his best finish since he was 11th in the opening Grand Prix of the season.

• There were no retirements in the Spanish Grand Prix for the second consecutive year.

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