Australian GP stats:
199 – This will be the 199th GP for Sebastian Vettel: he reaches Alain Prost at the 18th all-time spot.
21 – The last front row start for Williams at Melbourne came 21 years ago, in 1997: they locked out the front with Jacques Villeneuve and Heinz-Harald Frentzen.
11 – 11 years ago Kimi Raikkonen won his first race for Ferrari at this track.
10 – The last two Ferrari wins in Melbourne are separated by ten years (2007-2017).
7 – Kimi Raikkonen is the only driver who won a race in Melbourne in the last fourteen years without starting from the first two rows of the starting grid. He won from 7th in 2013. His last win to date.
7 – Ferrari is the most successful team in Melbourne, with 7 wins.
7 – Lewis Hamilton is the only driver who climbed seven times on the Melbourne podium.
6-4 – Sebastian Vettel in Melbourne either finished on the podium (6 times) or retired (4 times).
6 – When Lewis Hamilton finished the race here, he was always among the first six at the flag, nine times.
6 - Melbourne is the first track where Lewis Hamilton started from pole 6 times. He later set the same record in Shanghai, Montreal and Monza.
4 – Hamilton is the only driver with four straight poles in Melbourne: he has been the sole poleman here in the four years of the Turbo/Hybrid era.
4 – The best result for an Australian driver in their home GP is a fourth place by Daniel Ricciardo in 2016 and by Mark Webber in 2012.
4x4 – Fernando Alonso finished fourth four times in Melbourne: he has the record of “wooden medals” at this track.
3 – Mercedes always qualified both its cars in the top-3 here in the Turbo/Hybrid era.
2 – Force India missed out on a points finish here only twice in their last fourteen Melbourne starts.
1 – Four years ago Kevin Magnussen claimed here his only career podium to date.
1 – Mercedes is the only team which recorded two back-to-back 1-2s in Melbourne (2015 and 2016).
1 – Red Bull climbed on the podium here only with one driver, Sebastian Vettel, three times from 2011 to 2013.