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In numbers - the Russian Grand Prix

27 Apr 2016

Did you know that Lewis Hamilton has led precisely 100 laps in Russia or that the safety car has appeared in every race in Sochi to date? Climb aboard the stat express as we present all the need-to-know numbers ahead of this weekend's 2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix...


The number of Russian Grands Prix to date, both of which have been won by Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. Also the number of F1 podiums scored by Daniil Kvyat – can he add a third on home soil?



The percentage of laps Mercedes have led in the two Russian Grands Prix to date - 100 laps for Hamilton and six laps for Nico Rosberg. The Silver Arrows have also claimed pole at both races, to add to their consecutive victories. Can anyone challenge them this year?



The Sochi lap record, set in 2015 by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The overall fastest lap for the circuit is the 1:37.113 that Rosberg clocked on his way to pole position last year.


The amount, in seconds, that Rosberg beat Hamilton to pole by in 2015. The previous year the Briton had pipped the German by 0.200s.



The number of Grand Prix entries that Nico Hulkenberg will reach this weekend in Sochi.



The speed in km/h that Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen clocked through the speed trap in last year’s race. That was 8.7km/h faster than Felipe Massa’s session-best speed from qualifying.



The number of safety car appearances across the first two races in Russia.  The safety car was deployed twice last year - for the first lap accident involving Hulkenberg and Marcus Ericsson and then for Romain Grosjean’s major shunt at Turn 3.  


The number of seconds Raikkonen had added to his race time last year after being found guilty of causing an avoidable accident with Valtteri Bottas on the final lap of the race.



The speed, in seconds, that it took Ferrari to change all four tyres on Vettel’s car in 2015 - the quickest pit stop of the race.



The approach speed in km/h of Turn 13 - the corner at which Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz had his enormous accident in FP3 last year (see below).


The distance, in metres, from pole to the apex of Turn 2 - the first ‘proper’ corner at Sochi.



The percentage of time spent on full throttle during a lap of Sochi.



The number of victories Nico Rosberg needs to match Sebastian Vettel’s F1 record nine consecutive wins. Can the German take another step closer in Sochi?