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Crazy Stats GP Spain 2015: Barcelona curse lasts in the 9th year

Crazy Stats GP Spain 2015
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B arcelona is a strange route. At 730 meters, the path from pole position to the first corner is longer than on any other Grand Prix circuit. Despite a long start-up, shifts in space are rare in Spain - at least at the very front. In 25 races, the first at the start was also the first to cross the finish line 19 times.

Pole winner rate of 76 percent

Nowhere else is there such an outstanding pole winner rate of 76 percent. Even on the anti-overtaking street circuit of Monte Carlo, the statistical probability of a victory after the best qualifying time is only 45.9 percent.

The Rosberg victory could have been foreseen. However, a success of the Mercedes driver was the most likely variant for another reason: Since Michael Schumacher triumphed 4 times in a row in Barcelona at the beginning of the millennium, no driver has been able to win the race in Catalonia multiple times.

This ' Curse 'is now in its ninth year. Massa, Raikkonen, Button, Webber, Vettel, Maldonado, Alonso, Hamilton and now Rosberg signed the list of winners one after the other. A new name every year. This has never happened in Formula 1 history for such a long period of time.

Interesting statistics on the Spanish GP

If you want to know who the only active race winner is, who is still never topped the podium in Barcelona, ​​you have to take a look at our Crazy Stats in the gallery. We'll also tell you which record from the 60s Lewis Hamilton is currently chasing, which record Ferrari and Mercedes can achieve in Monaco and why qualifying is particularly important for Nico Rosberg this year.


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