Max Verstappen has re-written the historical past books in some ways in 2023, with an astonishing efficiency for Crimson Bull that has seen him dominate the sector and go away the remainder of the drivers battling for seconds.
Though this season has been all about Verstappen, it has not all been about Verstappen – with loads of attention-grabbing stats to be seen all the way in which down the sector.
Beginning with Verstappen, he has not solely crushed his personal file of most wins in a season however has upped the victory proportion to an astonishing 85.7% – the very best ever proportion! To place this into perspective, earlier file holders had been Alberto Ascari at 75% (6 out of 8 races in 1952) and Michael Schumacher at 72.22% (13 out of 18 races in 2004).
A nineteenth victory of the season in Abu Dhabi – for which he’s at odds of 2/7 – would elevate the file to 86.4%. That’s considerably higher, even, than his earlier file of 15 wins (68.2%) final 12 months, and though it was mentioned earlier than with Schumacher’s information, certainly that may take some beating.
Notably, within the all-time winner’s record, Verstappen has jumped two driving legends this season – transferring from 35 to his present 53 profession victory and passing Ayrton Senna’s 41 and Alain Prost’s 51 within the course of.
In comparison with his race successes, Verstappen has not had all of it his means in qualifying and he ‘solely’ has 11 poles from 21 races up to now – nicely down on Sebastian Vettel’s file of 15 from 19 set in 2011. Actually, 4 different drivers – Charles Leclerc, Sergio Perez, Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton – have additionally began from the entrance.
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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-23
Of those drivers, Leclerc has had probably the most poles (5) and the percentages of one other in Abu Dhabi is at 7/2. In the case of groups, Crimson Bull has 13 poles and Ferrari 7 – and the percentages of Ferrari closing that hole this weekend are 5/2.
4 drivers – Oscar Piastri, George Russell, Lando Norris and Fernando Alonso – have all began from the entrance row in second place, however haven’t but managed to get pole this season. Of these, Norris is maybe almost certainly this weekend to just do that, with odds of 11/1, whereas the least probably is Alonso at 100/1.
Qualifying has been very shut throughout the sector this season – and astonishingly each driver who’s on the grid this weekend has appeared within the Prime 10 at the very least as soon as, with eight drivers averaging a grid place increased than 10 via the 12 months.
Solely Perez and Sainz have taken victories this 12 months, however 5 drivers have completed second. The percentages of these 5 ending second once more are Norris (6/5), Hamilton and Leclerc (5/1), Piastri (14/1) and Alonso (40/1).
An astonishing 11 drivers have completed on the rostrum this season, with Lance Stroll being the one driver to have completed fourth however not made it to the champagne celebrations. The percentages of him doing so this weekend is 100/1.
In the meantime, Norris has claimed 5 podiums from the final seven races, and the percentages of one other this weekend is at 8/11.
4 completely different engines have powered automobiles on the rostrum, with Crimson Bull’s Honda RBPT unit high on 29 however Mercedes simply 5 podiums again on 24 – due to Mercedes, Aston Martin and McLaren all utilizing that unit.
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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W14
Verstappen has completed within the high six in each race this season – within the three races he didn’t win, he completed second twice and fifth in Singapore. Subsequent greatest are Perez and Hamilton, who each have 16 top-six finishes, while Sainz has 15 in his Ferrari – eight of which have come within the final 9 races. The percentages of one other are 1/3.
CRASHES AND RETIREMENTS
Esteban Ocon and Logan Sargeant have suffered probably the most retirements this season with a present whole of seven. The percentages of them making that eight non-classified finishes earlier than the season involves an in depth is 9/2. Kevin Magnussen, Leclerc and Stroll are subsequent up with 5 non-classified finishes, though the latter two each failed to begin one race every and Leclerc was additionally disqualified from one.
This season has seen a complete of 36 accident-induced retirements, with Ocon and Magnussen struggling probably the most with 4 crashes every. Ocon, Sargeant and Russell have had probably the most mechanical failures with every on 4. The percentages of Russell posting one other retirement to finish the season are 11/2.
Alonso and Norris have each raced probably the most laps 97.5% and 96% respectively, whereas in distinction Leclerc (86%), Sargeant (85%) and Ocon (83%) have accomplished the least.
It’s no shock that the Crimson Bull pair have led probably the most laps – with Verstappen on a staggering 951 and Perez on 146. Sainz, who’s the one different winner, is subsequent up on 77, however the driver who has led most and never but received is Leclerc, with 40 main laps. The percentages of him changing the result in victory this time are 16/1.
KEEP TRACK OF THE ACTION
To maintain monitor of the motion, wherever you’re, the F1 Live Tracker from bet365 – is an efficient place to go – overlaying all the data you could possibly probably want, from all of the follow classes, via qualifying, sprints and the race itself.
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Max Verstappen, Crimson Bull Racing RB18, Sergio Perez, Crimson Bull Racing RB18, Carlos Sainz, Ferrari F1-75 initially
It permits customers to trace every driver’s place from the beginning grid to the end, stay all through the race, with present leaderboard info, the most recent quickest lap, present lap occasions, variety of pitstops by driver, present tyre settings and driver gaps.
To make it easy to catch up, a timeline particulars all of the vital race updates – together with all the important thing overtakes and incidents – and it additionally permits two drivers to be in contrast head-to-head throughout the race, highlighting them on the tracker.
On high of that, all the security automotive updates, crimson flags and yellow flags are coated, whereas monitor info reminiscent of temperatures, humidity and likelihood of rain makes it doable to maintain tabs on potential adjustments and challenges and extra simply predict what might occur.
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