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Crazy Stats GP Australia 2015: Hamilton record and Sauber resurrection

Daniel Reinhard
Crazy Stats GP Australia 2015
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D he opening GP in Australia was disputed between Clean and overshadowed Giedo van der Garde. On race Sunday, however, the traditional Swiss racing team got together and diligently collected championship points. There were 14 in number after a 476-day long dry spell. At the Brazilian GP 2013, Nico H├╝lkenberg grabbed the last points for Sauber with eighth place.

Nasr beats Senna and Co.

New entry Felipe Nasr lifted the majority of this at the 2015 GP Australia -Account. With his fifth place the rookie got ten points. This made Nasr the best Brazilian GP debutant in F1 history to date. Better than his famous compatriots Senna, Fittipaldi, Piquet, Barrichello, Massa and Pace. They all missed out at the beginning of their careers.

In addition to Nasr, Carlos Sainz, another debutant, scored his first championship points in the premier class. In 2014, two newcomers, Daniil Kvyat and Kevin Magnussen, made the leap into the points. Both of them didn't even make it onto the starting grid this year due to defects.

Marcus Ericsson also snatched his first World Championship points in Australia. The Sauber newcomer is the first Swede in the counters since Stefan Johansson. The last point a Swedish driver won was on September 24, 1989. Johansson finished third on Onyx at the GP Portugal.

Hamilton is approaching Vettel

The last time that three drivers scored their first points in a Formula 1 race at the same time was in 2005. At the scandal run in Indianapolis, Tiago Monteiro, Narain Karthikeyan, Christijan Albers and Patrick Friesacher finished third to sixth.

Mercedes achieved a special feat. Both pilots on the front row, one-two with all leading kilometers and the two fastest laps. There was only 37 times in 916 races. Lewis Hamilton celebrated the seventh success from the last eight races in Melbourne. He has a total of 34 wins and is approaching Sebastian Vettel (39) and Ayrton Senna (41). Hamilton is the only driver in F1 history to have won at least one win in all of his seasons - a total of nine. In Australia, the double world champion also managed the hat trick from pole position, victory and fastest race lap for the sixth time in his career.

ForSebastian Vettel did well for Ferrari in the first race. He was the first Ferrari driver who was not called Fernando Alonso, who raced on the podium for the Scuderia since Felipe Massa at the 2013 GP in Spain. Vettel expanded a record to 90 races. Most recently he retired after an accident at the Turkish GP in 2010. Back then in a spectacular way with Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber. His other accidents in recent years did not lead to a job.

We have collected more interesting figures from the Australian GP in the Crazy Stats in our picture gallery.


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