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Vital Statistics - the German Grand Prix

17 Jul 2014

Did you know that none of the Germans in the 2014 field have won at Hockenheim, while Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso has triumphed there three times, including the last two occasions Formula One visited the German circuit? Ahead of this weekend’s Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland 2014 we present all the need-to-know facts, stats and trivia…

Circuit: Hockenheim

Circuit length: 4.574 km

Number of corners: 17 (6 left, 11 right)

DRS zones: 2

Race laps: 67

Race distance: 306.458 km

2014 tyre compounds: Supersoft, Soft

Circuit lap record: 1m 13.780s - Kimi Raikkonen, McLaren, 2004

First world championship Grand Prix in Germany: 1951, Nurburgring (won by Alberto Ascari, Ferrari)

First world championship Grand Prix at Hockenheim: 1970 (won by Jochen Rindt, Lotus)

Number of races: 60 (33 - Hockenheim; 26 - Nurburgring; 1 - Berlin)

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

Longest race at Hockenheim: 1970 (1h 42m 00.3s)

Shortest race at Hockenheim: 2001 (1h 18m 17.873s)

2012 pole position (Hockenheim): 1m 40.621s, Fernando Alonso, Ferrari

2013 podium (Nurburgring): 1 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 2 - Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), 3 - Romain Grosjean (Lotus)

Most Hockenheim appearances (current field): 10 - Jenson Button; 8 - Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen; 7 - Felipe Massa; 4 - Nico Rosberg; 3 - Lewis Hamilton; 2 - Adrian Sutil, Nico Hulkenberg

Most German Grand Prix wins (driver): 4 - Michael Schumacher; 3 - Juan Manuel Fangio, Jackie Stewart, Nelson Piquet, Ayrton Senna, Fernando Alonso; 2 - Alberto Ascari, Tony Brooks, John Surtees, Jacky Ickx, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Gerhard Berger, Lewis Hamilton; 1 - Nino Farina, Jack Brabham, Niki Lauda, Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Jack Brabham, Denny Hulme, Jochen Rindt, Clay Regazzoni, Carlos Reutemann, James Hunt, Mario Andretti, Alan Jones, Jacques Laffite, Patrick Tambay, Rene Arnoux, Michele Alboreto, Damon Hill, Mika Hakkinen, Eddie Irvine, Rubens Barrichello, Ralf Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya, Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel

Most German Grand Prix wins (constructor): 21 - Ferrari; 9 - Williams; 8 - McLaren; 5 - Brabham; 4 - Lotus; 2 - Tyrrell, Benetton, Red Bull; 1 - Mercedes, Maserati, Vanwall, BRM, Matra, Ligier, Renault

Most German Grand Prix wins (engine manufacturer): 21 - Ferrari; 11 -Ford/Cosworth; 9 - Renault; 5 - Honda; 4 - Mercedes; 2 - Climax, Repco, BMW; 1 - Maserati, TAG/Porsche, Vanwall, BRM

Most German Grand Prix pole positions (driver): 4 - Jim Clark, Jacky Ickx; 3 - Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost; 2 - Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Damon Hill, Gerhard Berger, Mika Hakkinen, Juan Pablo Montoya, Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton; 1 - Mike Hawthorn, Tony Brooks, Phil Hill, Dan Gurney, John Surtees, James Hunt, Jody Scheckter, Mario Andretti, Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Alan Jones, Didier Pironi, Patrick Tambay, Teo Fabi, Keke Rosberg, David Coulthard, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso

Most German Grand Prix pole positions (constructor): 19 - Ferrari; 12 - McLaren; 9 - Williams; 5 - Lotus; 3 - Red Bull; 2 - Tyrrell, Renault, Mercedes; 1 - Maserati, Porsche, Brabham, Wolf, Toleman, Benetton

Most German Grand Prix pole positions (engine manufacturer): 19 - Ferrari; 11 - Renault; 8 - Ford/Cosworth, Mercedes; 4 - Honda; 3 - Climax; 2 - TAG/Porsche, BMW; 1 - Maserati, Porsche, Hart

Number of wins from pole at Hockenheim: 17 from 33 races (51.5 percent); Five of the last ten races (50 percent)

Lowest winning grid position at Hockenheim: 18th (Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, 2000)

Laps led in German Grands Prix (current field): 122 - Fernando Alonso; 92 - Lewis Hamilton; 54 - Kimi Raikkonen; 48 - Felipe Massa, Sebastian Vettel; 19 - Jenson Button; 5 - Romain Grosjean

Most German Grand Prix podium places (current field): 5 - Fernando Alonso; 4 - Felipe Massa; 3 - Jenson Button, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel; 2 - Lewis Hamilton; 1 - Romain Grosjean

Number of Germans to have started at least one Grand Prix: 42

Number of Germans to have won the German Grand Prix: 3 (Michael Schumacher - four wins, Ralf Schumacher - one win, Sebastian Vettel - one win)

Strange but true: Kimi Raikkonen failed to finish in each of his first five races at Hockenheim.

Percentage of 2014 season complete: 47 percent

Maximum number of world championship points still available to a single driver: 275

Significant running sequences going into this weekend: Ferrari - 76 consecutive races in the points; Fernando Alonso - 12 consecutive points finishes; Nico Hulkenberg - 11 consecutive points finishes; Alonso and Hulkenberg - finished in points in every race in 2014

Button’s milestone: Jenson Button will take sole charge of third place on the all-time race starts list in Germany. In Great Britain he tied Riccardo Patrese’s mark of 256 race starts.

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