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Vital Statistics - the Brazilian Grand Prix

06 Nov 2014

Did you know that Nico Hulkenberg has led more laps in Brazil than Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso or Lewis Hamilton? Or that Alain Prost triumphed a record six times on Brazilian soil despite only claiming two pole positions - the opposite of Ayrton Senna, who scored six poles but only won twice?

Ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 Grande Premio Petrobras do Brasil 2014, we present the key facts, stats and trivia...

Circuit: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace

Circuit length: 4.309 km

Number of corners: 15 (6 right, 9 left)

DRS zones: 2

Race laps: 71

Race distance: 305.909 km

2014 tyre compounds: soft, medium

Circuit lap record: 1m 11.473s - Juan Pablo Montoya, Williams, 2004

First world championship Grand Prix in Brazil: 1973, Interlagos (won by Emerson Fittipaldi, Lotus/Ford)

Number of Grands Prix in Brazil: 41 (Interlagos - 31, Rio de Janeiro - 10)

Number of races with at least one safety car appearance: 8 of the last 14

Longest Grand Prix in Brazil: 1981 Jacarepagua (2h 00m 23.66s)

Shortest Grand Prix in Brazil: 1974 Interlagos (1h 24m 37.06s)

Last year's pole position: 1m 26.479s - Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull

Last year's podium: 1 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 2 - Mark Webber (Red Bull), 3 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)

Most appearances (current field): 14 - Jenson Button; 12 - Fernando Alonso; 10 - Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa; 8 - Nico Rosberg; 7 - Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton; 6 - Adrian Sutil

Most wins (driver): 6 - Alain Prost; 4 - Michael Schumacher; 3 - Carlos Reutemann; 2 - Emerson Fittipaldi, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna, Mika Hakkinen, Juan Pablo Montoya, Felipe Massa, Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel; 1 - Carlos Pace, Niki Lauda, Jacques Laffite, Rene Arnoux, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, David Coulthard, Giancarlo Fisichella, Kimi Raikkonen, Jenson Button

Most wins (constructor): 12 - McLaren; 10 - Ferrari; 6 - Williams; 4 - Red Bull; 2 - Brabham, Renault, Benetton; 1 - Lotus, Ligier, Jordan

Most wins (engine manufacturer): 10 - Ferrari, Renault; 8 - Ford; 5 - Mercedes; 3 - TAG, Honda; 2 - BMW

Most pole positions (driver): 6 - Ayrton Senna; 3 - Mika Hakkinen, Rubens Barrichello, Felipe Massa; 2 - Ronnie Peterson, James Hunt, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Sebastian Vettel; 1 - Emerson Fittipaldi, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Jacques Laffite, Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Nelson Piquet, Keke Rosberg, Elio de Angelis, Michele Alboreto, Jacques Villeneuve, Michael Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya, Fernando Alonso, Nico Hulkenberg, Lewis Hamilton

Most pole positions (constructor): 11 - McLaren; 10 - Williams; 7 - Ferrari; 4 - Lotus; 3 - Renault; 2 - Red Bull; 1 - Shadow, Ligier, Brabham, Brawn

Most pole positions (engine manufacturer): 9 - Ford; 8 - Renault; 7 - Ferrari; 5 - Honda, Mercedes; 1 - BMW, Cosworth

Number of wins from pole: Twelve from 41 races (29 percent).

Lowest winning grid position: 8th (Giancarlo Fisichella, Jordan, at Interlagos in 2003)

Laps led (current field): 183 - Felipe Massa; 168 - Sebastian Vettel; 61 - Kimi Raikkonen; 30 - Nico Hulkenberg; 28 - Jenson Button; 18 - Fernando Alonso; 13 - Lewis Hamilton

Most podium places (current field): 8 - Fernando Alonso; 5 - Kimi Raikkonen; 4 - Felipe Massa; 3 - Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel; 1 - Lewis Hamilton

Number of Brazilians to have started at least one Grand Prix: 30

Number of Brazilians to have won on home soil: 5 - Emerson Fittipaldi in 1973 and ’74; Nelson Piquet in 1983 and ’86; Carlos Pace in 1975; Ayrton Senna in 1991 & 1993; Felipe Massa in 2006 & 2008

Percentage of 2014 season complete: 89 percent

Maximum number of world championship points still available to a single driver: 75

Significant running sequences going into this weekend: Mercedes - 17 consecutive podium finishes, 9 consecutive pole positions; Renault - 117 consecutive races in the points as an engine manufacturer; Daniel Ricciardo - 15 straight points finishes; Nico Rosberg - 9 consecutive front row starts; Lewis Hamilton - 5 straight Grand Prix victories

Fascinating fact: All five of the world champions on this year’s grid - Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel - have clinched the title in Brazil (Vettel has also done so at three other venues)

Time is running out: Sebastian Vettel has just two more opportunities to record his first victory of the year. The last time a defending champion failed to a win a race the following season was Jacques Villeneuve (champion in 1997) in 1998. Ferrari and McLaren likewise have two races to record their first victory of the year. Should they fail to do so, it will be the first season since 1980 that neither team has triumphed

Potential record breakers: After dominating in Austin, Mercedes have now scored ten one-two finishes this year, equalling McLaren’s record from 1988. One-two again in Brazil and they will eclipse their rivals

Title deciders: This year's world title can't be decided in Brazil, but six drivers' championships have been clinched in Brazil (in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2012)

Turbo history: If a Ferrari-powered car wins the race it will be the first Ferrari turbo win since the 1988 Italian Grand Prix