As after each Grand Prix, it’s time to discover the most striking statistics, the records that have been broken, the remarkable series still in progress or that have stopped dead during the last weekend…
F1 qualifying at Imola was marked by five red flags, the most since the knockout format began in 2006.
Max Verstappen has clinched Red Bull’s 75th pole position in F1.
And his 14th personal, as many as Alberto Ascari, James Hunt, Ronnie Peterson and Rubens Barrichello.
Charles Leclerc has been first or second in every qualification since the start of the season.
4th in qualifying: Haas had never achieved such a result in its F1 history! Kevin Magnussen had already started 4th in his first Grand Prix in Melbourne in 2014 (podium) as well as in Germany the same year.
Top 5 in qualifying at Imola: the last time for Fernando Alonso was in 2006 with Renault. Memories…
For the first time, Aston Martin F1 saw Q3 this year – and Sebastian Vettel also saw his first Q3 at Imola.
The outstanding statistic of the session was for Mercedes: it was the first time since the 2012 Japanese Grand Prix (187 Grands Prix) that the team did not place any car in Q3.
Pierre Gasly eliminated in Q1 is rare, very rare: the last time was at Mugello 2020.
Ocon was eliminated in Q1 for the first time since Austria 2021.
For three races, Williams has not placed any of its F1s in Q2.
For the first time since 2006 (Michael Schumacher), a Ferrari started on the front row at Imola.
This is the 3rd top 8, on a starting grid, for Valtteri Bottas this year with Alfa Romeo (two top 8 only on the grid last year for the team).
Mick Schumacher 10th on the grid: this is his best starting position in F1.
Two Haas starting in the top 10 is also a first since Interlagos 2019.
Red Bull scored its first double in quite some time: Malaysia 2016 (Daniel Ricciardo-Max Verstappen). And the previous one dated back to 2013.
This year in Grand Prix, Max Verstappen either won or retired.
Pole, victory, fastest lap, every lap led, Max Verstappen achieved a Grand Slam this weekend.
This is Max’s second career Grand Slam – he has as many as Juan Manuel Fangio, Jack Brabham, Mika Hakkinen and Nico Rosberg.
This is the first time in history that two different drivers have won two Grand Slams in a row (since Charles Leclerc had also signed such a performance in Melbourne).
The last time Max Verstappen took a lap on Lewis Hamilton was at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix.
For the second year in a row, Lando Norris finished on the podium at Imola. The Briton has been on the podium in the last three races in Italy (Imola, Monza, Imola).
George Russell is the only driver to have finished in the top 5 in every race so far.
5th place for Alfa Romeo: the team’s best result since Brazil 2019 (Kimi Räikkönen 4th, Antonio Giovinazzi 5th).
Ferrari has been without a podium at Imola, a circuit near Maranello, since 2006.
7th and 12th: AlphaTauri obtained exactly the same results as in Imola last year, but this time it was Yuki Tsunoda who was 7th.
Aston Martin F1 has opened its counter thanks to Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll: there is no longer a team with a 0 in the constructors’ classification. And this after only 4 Grands Prix, a first since 2018.
Carlos Sainz has completed just one lap in the last two Grands Prix (after a streak of 31 completed races).
Hamilton has already finished a regular race out of the points, in Baku last year after his late straight – but at Imola it was regular.
Esteban Ocon put an end to a good series of 7 Grands Prix in the points.
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