F.1, Abu Dhabi Stats
331 – Last year Sebastian Vettel qualified at 0.331 seconds from pole: he became the only non-Mercedes driver able to qualify within a half of a second from the Mercedes on pole in Abu Dhabi in the Turbo/Hybrid era.
111 – Last year Sebastian Vettel recorded here his 111th podium. His tally is now 120.
51-51 – Last year Hamilton recorded here his 51st win in the Turbo/Hybrid era, the same number of Alain Prost in his entire career. His tally has grown to 61 by now.
47 – Ferrari won on 47 different tracks in Formula 1 but never in Abu Dhabi.
23 – Vettel finished on the podium in third in 2012 starting from the pits, in 23rd place. That feat is unmatched at this track.
15 – Daniel Ricciardo climbed on the podium at 15 circuits in F.1 but never in Abu Dhabi.
14 – The 2014 Abu Dhabi GP is the only one of the last 14 years with both Williams cars on the podium.
7 – Last year Charles Leclerc, 7th at the flag, took back a Sauber car in the points in Abu Dhabi for the first time since 2012 (Kobayashi 6th).
5 – Mercedes is the most successful team here with 5 wins, Red Bull follows at 3.
5 – Last year Mercedes became the first team with 5 consecutive front row lockouts at a given track (Abu Dhabi: 2014-2018). They can improve this record streak this year.
4 – Lewis Hamilton always qualified in the top-4 here.
4-4-7-9-213 – Lewis Hamilton holds almost all the track records in Abu Dhabi. Most wins (4), most poles (4), most podiums (7), most front row starts (9), most laps led (213). Of the above, he shares with Sebastian Vettel only the podiums one.
4 – Sebastian Vettel is the only driver who claims a record at this track, the one for fastest laps, 4: all the others belong to Lewis Hamilton.
3+3 – Red Bull won three times (2009, 2010 and 2013) and recorded pole three times (2010, 2011 and 2013) in Abu Dhabi.
1 – In 2017 Valtteri Bottas recorded here his only career hat-trick (pole, win, fastest race lap).
1 – Red Bull climbed on the podium here in the Turbo/Hybrid era only last year with Max Verstappen.
1 – Haas scored points in Abu Dhabi only last year.
1 – Only once Ferrari retired in Abu Dhabi: last year with Kimi Raikkonen.