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Vital Statistics - the Singapore Grand Prix

16 Sep 2014

Did you know that Fernando Alonso has missed out on the podium just once in six editions of the Singapore Grand Prix? Or that Sebastian Vettel has led nearly half of the laps that have taken place on the Marina Bay Street Circuit?

Ahead of this weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, we present all the need-to-know facts, stats and trivia…

Circuit: Marina Bay Street Circuit

Circuit length: 5.065 km

Number of corners: 23 (9 right, 14 left)

DRS zones: 2

Race laps: 61

Race distance: 308.828 km

2014 tyre compounds: supersoft, soft

Circuit lap record: 1m 48.574s - Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 2013

First world championship Grand Prix in Singapore: 2008 (won by Fernando Alonso, Renault)

Number of races: 6

Number of races at Singapore with at least one safety-car appearance: 6 (there has been at least one safety car in every Grand Prix run at Marina Bay)

Longest race: 2012 (2h 00m 26.1s)

Shortest race: 2009 (1h 56m 06.3s)

Last year's pole position: 1m 42.841s, Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull

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

Most appearances (current field): 6 - Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button; 4 - Kimi Raikkonen; 3 - Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grosjean, Pastor Maldonado, Kamui Kobayashi, Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg

Most Singapore Grand Prix wins (driver): 3 - Sebastian Vettel; 2 - Fernando Alonso; 1 - Lewis Hamilton

Most Singapore Grand Prix wins (constructor): 3 - Red Bull; 1 - Renault, McLaren, Ferrari

Most Singapore Grand Prix wins (engine manufacturer): 4 - Renault; 1 - Mercedes, Ferrari

Most Singapore Grand Prix pole positions (driver): 2 - Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel; 1 - Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso

Most Singapore Grand Prix pole positions (constructor): 2 - Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull

Most Singapore Grand Prix pole positions (engine manufacturer): 2 - Ferrari, Mercedes, Renault

Number of wins from pole: 4 from 6 races (66 percent)

Lowest winning grid position: 15th (Fernando Alonso, Renault, 2008)

Laps led (current field): 159 - Sebastian Vettel; 93 - Fernando Alonso; 76 - Lewis Hamilton; 17 - Felipe Massa; 11 - Nico Rosberg; 3 - Jenson Button

Most podium places (current field): 5 - Fernando Alonso; 4 - Sebastian Vettel; 2 - Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button; 1 - Nico Rosberg, Kimi Raikkonen

Percentage of 2014 season complete: 68 percent

Maximum number of world championship points still available to a single driver: 175

Significant running sequences going into this weekend: Ferrari - 80 consecutive races in the points - the longest run in F1 history; Daniel Ricciardo - 11 consecutive points finishes; Nico Rosberg - has led at least one lap for nine consecutive races

Fascinating fact: Singapore has more corners - 23 - than any other circuit on the 2014 calendar. It is also one of the most demanding to drive - not only do drivers have to make an average of 80 gear changes per lap, but due to the heat and humidity, drivers can lose up to 3kg of fluid during the race

Potential record breakers: Mercedes have scored seven one-two finishes this year. They need three more over the remaining six races to tie McLaren's 1988 record for the most one-twos in a season, and four more to eclipse it.

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