Motor racing-Formula One statistics for the Austrian Grand Prix

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(Reuters) - Formula One statistics for Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix at Spielberg's Red Bull Ring, the ninth round of the Formula One season:

Lap distance: 4.318km. Total distance: 306.452km (71 laps)

2020 Austrian GP pole position: Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Mercedes One minute 02.939 seconds.

2020 winner: Bottas

Race lap record: Carlos Sainz (Spain) McLaren 2020, 1:05.619

Start time: 1300 GMT (1500 local)


The circuit is owned by Red Bull and is the second highest altitude of the season after Mexico. It has the shortest lap, in terms of time, on the calendar.

It is again hosting two successive races this year, with the Austrian Grand Prix following on from the Styrian GP, named after the surrounding region.

The track features aggressive kerbs and is hard on suspension.

Hamilton (2016, 2020), team mate Valtteri Bottas (2017, 2020) and Red Bull's Max Verstappen (2018, 2019, 2021) are the only drivers on the current grid to have won in Austria.

Verstappen and France's retired four-times world champion Alain Prost are the only triple winners at the Spielberg circuit in its various guises. Verstappen has not won three times anywhere else.


Hamilton has a record 98 career victories, of which 77 have been with Mercedes, from 274 starts. He has been on the podium 171 times.

Verstappen has won four races so far in 2021, to Hamilton's three and one for Red Bull's Mexican Sergio Perez.

Mercedes have gone four races without a win for the first time since 2013, before the start of the current V6 turbo hybrid era that they have dominated.

Ferrari have won 238 races since 1950, McLaren 182, Mercedes 118, Williams 114 and Red Bull 69. Former champions McLaren and Williams have not won since 2012.


Hamilton has a record 100 career poles and has won 59 times from pole.

Mercedes have gone four races without a pole position. Verstappen was on pole in Austria last weekend and France before that while Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was fastest in Azerbaijan and Monaco qualifying.


Verstappen is 18 points ahead of Hamilton. Red Bull lead Mercedes by 40 points.


Apart from the Red Bull drivers, only McLaren's Lando Norris has had seven top five finishes in eight races. The Briton has also finished his last 13 races in the points, the longest run of anyone on the grid.


Hamilton's second place at the Red Bull Ring last weekend equalled Ferrari great Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 43 runner-up positions.

Verstappen took back-to-back wins for the first time in his F1 career.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ed Osmond)

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