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Vital Statistics - the Spanish Grand Prix

07 May 2014

Between them, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have led every lap in 2014, but did you know that Lotus’s Pastor Maldonado has led more laps at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya than both Mercedes drivers combined?

We present all the need-to-know facts, stats and trivia ahead of this weekend’s Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Pirelli 2014…

Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Circuit length: 4.655 km

Number of corners: 16 (7 left, 9 right)

DRS zones: 2

Race laps: 66

Race distance: 307.104 km

2014 tyre compounds: Hard, Medium

Circuit lap record: 1m 21.670s - Kimi Raikkonen (2008), Ferrari

First world championship Grand Prix: 1951, Pedralbes (won by Juan Manuel Fangio, Alfa Romeo)

First world championship Grand Prix at Catalunya: 1991 (won by Nigel Mansell, Williams)

Number of races: 43 (23 - Catalunya; 9 - Jarama; 5 - Jerez, 4 - Montjuic Park; 2 - Pedralbes)

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

Longest race at Catalunya: 1996 (1h 59m 49.307s)

Shortest race at Catalunya: 2006 (1h 26m 21.759s)

Last year’s pole position: 1m 20.718s, Nico Rosberg, Mercedes

Last year’s podium: 1 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 2 - Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), 3 - Felipe Massa (Ferrari)

Most appearances (current field): 13 - Jenson Button; 12 - Fernando Alonso; 11 - Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa; 8 - Nico Rosberg; 6 - Adrian Sutil, Sebastian Vettel

Most wins (driver): 6 - Michael Schumacher; 3 - Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Mika Hakkinen; 2 - Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Ayrton Senna, Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi; 1 - Sebastian Vettel, Felipe Massa, Jenson Button, Pastor Maldonado, Mark Webber, Jacques Villeneuve, Damon Hill, Gilles Villeneuve, Patrick Depailler, James Hunt, Jochen Mass, Niki Lauda, Graham Hill, Mike Hawthorn, Juan Manuel Fangio

Most wins (manufacturer): 12 - Ferrari; 8 - McLaren; 7 - Williams; 6 - Lotus; 2 - Red Bull; 1 - Alfa Romeo, Matra, March, Tyrrell, Ligier, Benetton, Renault, Brawn

Most wins (engine manufacturer): 12 - Ferrari, 11 - Ford/Cosworth, Renault; 5 - Mercedes; 3 - Honda; 1 - Alfa Romeo

Most pole positions (driver): 7 - Michael Schumacher; 4 - Ayrton Senna; 2 - Alberto Ascari, Jacky Ickx, Niki Lauda, Mario Andretti, Mika Hakkinen, Kimi Raikkonen, Mark Webber; 1- Chris Amon, Jochen Rindt, Jack Brabham, Ronnie Peterson, James Hunt, Nelson Piquet, Gerhard Berger, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Jenson Button, Pastor Maldonado, Nico Rosberg

Most pole positions (manufacturer): 13 - Ferrari; 8 - McLaren; 6 - Williams; 5 - Lotus; 2 - Ligier, Benetton, Red Bull; 1 - Mercedes, Brawn, Renault, Brabham, Lancia

Most pole positions (engine manufacturer): 13 - Ferrari; 10 - Renault; 8 - Ford/Cosworth; 5 - Honda, Mercedes; 1 - Lancia, Matra

Number of wins from pole at Catalunya: 17 wins from 23 races (74 percent)

Lowest winning grid position at Catalunya: 5th (Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 2013)

Laps led (current field): 149 - Fernando Alonso; 134 - Kimi Raikkonen; 56 - Felipe Massa; 41 - Sebastian Vettel; 37 - Pastor Maldonado; 33 - Jenson Button; 19 - Lewis Hamilton; 10 - Nico Rosberg; 2 - Esteban Gutierrez

Most podium places (current field): 7 - Fernando Alonso; 4 - Kimi Raikkonen; 3- Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa; 2 - Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel; 1 - Pastor Maldonado

Number of Spaniards to have started at least one Grand Prix: 11

Number of victories for Spanish drivers in the Spanish Grand Prix: Two (Fernando Alonso 2006, 2013)

Fascinating fact: The Catalunya circuit played host to the cycling time trial event during the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.

Turbo history: If a Renault-powered car wins Sunday’s race it will be the first Renault turbo victory since the 1986 Detroit Grand Prix. Similarly, if a Ferrari-powered car wins the race it’ll be the first Ferrari turbo win since the 1988 Italian Grand Prix.

Percentage of 2014 season complete: 21 percent

Maximum number of world championship points still available to a single driver: 400

Significant running sequences going into this weekend: Ferrari - 71 consecutive races in the points; Nico Rosberg - 13 consecutive races in the points; Max Chilton - 23 consecutive classified finishes; Lewis Hamilton - three consecutive wins.