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Hockenheim stats - Red Bull overhaul Ferrari for first time in two years

31 Jul 2016

Sunday’s race in Germany was not without incident - or statistical significance…
  • With a 33-point haul to Ferrari’s 18, Red Bull moved ahead of the Prancing Horse and into second in the constructors’ standings. It’s the first time Red Bull have been ahead of Ferrari in the standings since the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

  • Daniel Ricciardo was the first of the Bulls home, celebrating his 100th F1 start with second place (his third podium of the season) and the DHL fastest lap of the race – the sixth time in his career he has taken that honour.

  • Max Verstappen meanwhile collected his fourth podium of the season to give Red Bull their first double podium since last year’s Hungarian Grand Prix when Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat shared the rostrum.
  • But for all Red Bull’s achievements, it was Mercedes who took victory for the 11th time this season. And for the fourth race in a row it was Lewis Hamilton who stood on the top step of the podium, the world champion now having won six of the last seven Grands Prix.

  • The Briton also now has a unique claim to fame - he’s the first driver in F1 history to win four races in one calendar month.

  • It was Hamilton’s third German Grand Prix victory, and his 49th career triumph, meaning he’s now just two wins shy of tying Alain Prost for second on the all-time wins list.

  • Hamilton led every lap in Germany - the first time he has won a race from lights to flag since last year’s Japanese Grand Prix.

  • For team mate Nico Rosberg though it was another disappointing Grand Prix, with the German finishing off the podium for the fifth time in the last eight races. 
  • Speaking of missing the podium, Ferrari have now been off the rostrum for three successive races – the first time that’s happened since the final three races of 2014.

  • With seventh place, Nico Hulkenberg equalled his best ever finish in his home race.

  • There were contrasting fortunes for Fernando Alonso however - the McLaren man missed the points in Hockenheim for the first time since 2008.

  • Former team mate Felipe Massa also had a race to forget, retiring for just the second time this year. But before parking up he did at least help Williams bag the DHL Fastest Pit Stop for the 10th time this season (seven of which have come with the Brazilian behind the wheel). Massa’s 2s stop on lap 9 was the second quickest this season, bettered only by the 1.92s effort Williams managed in Baku.