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Vital Statistics - the Australian Grand Prix

11 Mar 2014

The Formula One racing community loves visiting Australia, but which teams and drivers have fared best Down Under? And which previous winner started the furthest back on the grid? On the eve of the 2014 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, we highlight all the important statistics, facts and figures about the season opening race…

Circuit: Albert Park, Melbourne

Circuit length: 5.303km

Number of corners: 16 (6 left, 10 right)

DRS zones: 2

Race laps: 58

Race distance: 307.574km

Tyre compounds: Medium, Soft

Circuit lap record: 1m 24.125s, Michael Schumacher (Ferrari), 2004

First world championship Grand Prix: 1985, Adelaide (won by Keke Rosberg, Williams)

Number of races: 29 (11 in Adelaide, 18 in Melbourne)

Longest race: 1985 (2h 40.473s)

Shortest race: 1991 (24m 34.899s - an F1 record)

Most appearances (current field): 14 - Jenson Button; 12 - Fernando Alonso; 11 - Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa; 8 - Nico Rosberg; 7 - Lewis Hamilton

Most wins (drivers): 4 - Michael Schumacher; 3 - Jenson Button; 2 - Alain Prost, Gerhard Berger, Ayrton Senna, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Kimi Raikkonen

Most wins (teams): 11 - McLaren; 7 - Ferrari; 5 - Williams; 2 - Renault; 1 - Benetton, Brawn, Red Bull, Lotus

Most wins (engine manufacturer): 8 - Renault, 7 - Ferrari, Mercedes; 4 - Honda; 2- Ford; 1 - TAG

Most pole positions (drivers): 6 - Ayrton Senna; 3 - Nigel Mansell, Mika Hakkinen, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel; 2 - Jacques Villeneuve, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton

Most pole positions (teams): 10 - McLaren; 6 - Williams, Ferrari; 3 - Red Bull, 1 - Lotus, Renault, Honda, Brawn

Most pole positions (engine manufacturers): 10 - Renault; 6 - Honda, Ferrari, Mercedes; 1 - Ford

Number of wins from pole in Australia: 13 wins from 29 races (44.8 percent)

Number of wins from pole in Melbourne: 8 wins from 18 races (44.4 percent)

Lowest winning grid position: 11th (David Coulthard, McLaren, 2003)

Laps led (current field): 150 - Jenson Button; 96 - Kimi Raikkonen; 85 - Sebastian Vettel; 62 - Lewis Hamilton; 61 - Fernando Alonso; 11 - Adrian Sutil; 3 - Felipe Massa; 1 - Nico Rosberg

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

Number of Australians to have competed in F1 racing: 14

Best finish by an Australian in Australia: 4th (Mark Webber, Red Bull, 2012)