F.1 Belgian GP stats:
2015 – Romain Grosjean recorded here his last podium to date three years ago.
2014 – Valtteri Bottas climbed on the podium here only in 2014, in third.
245 – Last year Hamilton’s pole lap was set at an average speed of 245,867 kph, the first one over 245 kph here, eclipsing the best ever average recorded at Spa, in the old 14,1 kms track, by Jackie Stewart in 1970 (244,038 kph).
68 – Last year Hamilton equalled here the all-time record of pole positions, 68, set by Michael Schumacher in the 2006 French GP.
50 – The last win for Red Bull in Spa was recorded by Daniel Ricciardo in 2014: it was the team’s 50th win.
17 – Lewis Hamilton two years ago recovered 17 places from grid to flag: the greatest comeback for a podium place in the history of the Belgian track.
12-12 – Ferrari and McLaren are the most successful teams in Spa, with 12 wins each.
11 – Kimi Raikkonen recorded his only Spa pole position eleven years ago for Ferrari.
10 – Sebastian Vettel has always qualified in the top-10 in his last 10 races in Spa.
6 – Hamilton scored six podiums here, the same of Ayrton Senna. Only Michael Schumacher (9 podiums) and Alain Prost (7) recorded more.
5 – Mercedes is the only manufacturer with 5 straight poles at Spa. They have always recorded pole here from 2013 onwards.
4 – Kimi Raikkonen won four times at Spa, the same of Jim Clark. Only Michael Schumacher (6 wins) and Ayrton Senna (5) won more times here.
3 – Lewis Hamilton won 3 times in Spa, twice in the last three years.
3 – Mercedes always won here in the last three years: there are only two longer winning streaks in Spa: 5 by McLaren (1987-1991) and 4 by Lotus (1962-1965, all by Jim Clark).
2 – In the Turbo/Hybrid era Mercedes missed out on a podium finish here only twice: when Lewis Hamilton was rammed by his team-mate in the 2014 race and last year, when Bottas had his strategy spoiled by the Safety Car.
0 – Fernando Alonso won on 19 different tracks in his career, but never at Spa.