F1 2018 Qualifying Statistics

F1 2018 Qualifying Statistics

Below you can find facts and statistics on each driver’s qualifying performances in 2018. You can find information about Qualifying battles between team-mates here


Fast facts and stats:

Both Mercedes drivers, both Ferrari drivers, both Renault drivers and Daniel Ricciardo have been in Q3 at every race so far this season.

Fernando Alonso has been eliminated in every Q2 session so far in 2018.

Marcus Ericsson is the only driver to have been eliminated in Q1 at every race so far this season. The last time he progressed to Q2 was at the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix.

The last time Kimi Raikkonen failed to make Q3 was at the 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Sergey Sirotkin, Brendon Hartley and Charles Leclerc are the only drivers to have never reached Q3. 

Fernando Alonso and Nico Hulkenberg are the only drivers to have beaten their team-mate in every 2018 qualifying session so far.

Nico Hulkenberg has beaten his team-mate in every fair Qualifying fight since the 2016 U.S. Grand Prix.

Since he joined Ferrari, there have been only four occasions where Sebastian Vettel has failed to make it through to Q3. On all but one of these occasions, mechanical issues prevented him from setting a competitive time. 





DRIVER-BY-DRIVER

Lewis Hamilton

Last Q1 Exit: Brazil 2017

Last Q2 Exit: Monaco 2017

Last Q3 Appearance: Spain 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: Pole (Australia and Spain)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 4th (Bahrain and China)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 5 / 5


VALTTERI BOTTAS

Last Q1 Exit: Monaco 2015

Last Q2 Exit: Abu Dhabi 2016

Last Q3 Appearance: Spain 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 2nd (Spain)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 10th (Australia)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 5 / 5


SEBASTIAN VETTEL

Last Q1 Exit: Malaysia 2017

Last Q2 Exit: Russia 2014

Last Q3 Appearance: Spain 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: Pole (Bahrain, China and Azerbaijan)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 3rd (Australia and Spain)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 5 / 5


KIMI RAIKKONEN

Last Q1 Exit: Austria 2015

Last Q2 Exit: Hungary 2016

Last Q3 Appearance: Spain 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: Pole (Australia)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 4th (Spain)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 5 / 5


DANIEL RICCIARDO

Last Q1 Exit: Great Britain 2017

Last Q2 Exit: Italy 2015

Last Q3 Appearance: Spain 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 4th (Azerbaijan)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 6th (China and Spain)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 5 / 5


MAX VERSTAPPEN

Last Q1 Exit: China 2017

Last Q2 Exit: Bahrain 2017

Last Q3 Appearance: Spain 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 4th (Australia)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 15th (Bahrain)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 1 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 4 / 5


SERGIO PEREZ

Last Q1 Exit: Bahrain 2017

Last Q2 Exit: Spain 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Azerbaijan 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 8th (China and Azerbaijan)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 15th (Spain)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 2 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 2 / 5


ESTEBAN OCON

Last Q1 Exit: Monaco 2017

Last Q2 Exit: Spain 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Azerbaijan 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 7th (Azerbaijan)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 15th (Australia)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 3 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 2 / 5


LANCE STROLL

Last Q1 Exit: Spain 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Azerbaijan 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Italy 2017

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 11th (Azerbaijan)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 20th (Bahrain)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 3 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 2 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 0 / 5


SERGEY SIROTKIN

Last Q1 Exit: Spain 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Azerbaijan 2018

Last Q3 Appearance:

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 12th (Azerbaijan)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 19th (Australia)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 4 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 1 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 0 / 5


NICO HULKENBERG

Last Q1 Exit: Spain 2018

Last Q2 Exit: United States 2017

Last Q3 Appearance: Azerbaijan 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 7th (China)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 16th (Spain)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 1 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 4 / 5


CARLOS SAINZ

Last Q1 Exit: Japan 2017

Last Q2 Exit: Abu Dhabi 2017

Last Q3 Appearance: Spain 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 9th (Australia, China and Spain)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 10th (Bahrain and Azerbaijan)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 5 / 5


PIERRE GASLY

Last Q1 Exit: Malaysia 2017

Last Q2 Exit: Spain 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Bahrain 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 6th (Bahrain)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 20th (Australia)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 3 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 1 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 1 / 5


BRENDON HARTLEY

Last Q1 Exit: Spain 2018

Last Q2 Exit: China 2018

Last Q3 Appearance:

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 11th (Bahrain)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 20th (Spain)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 3 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 2 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 0 / 5


ROMAIN GROSJEAN

Last Q1 Exit: Azerbaijan 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Brazil 2017

Last Q3 Appearance: Spain 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 7th (Australia)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 20th (Azerbaijan)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 2 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 3 / 5


KEVIN MAGNUSSEN

Last Q1 Exit: Mexico 2017

Last Q2 Exit: Azerbaijan 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Spain 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 6th (Australia)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 15th (Azerbaijan)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 2 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 3 / 5





FERNANDO ALONSO

Last Q1 Exit: Azerbaijan 2017

Last Q2 Exit: Azerbaijan 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Spain 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 8th (Spain)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 13th (Bahrain, China and Azerbaijan)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 0 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 4 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 1 / 5


STOFFEL VANDOORNE

Last Q1 Exit: Azerbaijan 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Spain 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Malaysia 2017

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 11th (Spain)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 16th (Azerbaijan)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 1 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 4 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 0 / 5


MARCUS ERICSSON

Last Q1 Exit: Spain 2018

Last Q2 Exit: China 2017

Last Q3 Appearance: Italy 2015

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 17th (Australia, Bahrain and Spain)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 20th (China)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 1 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 4 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 0 / 5


CHARLES LECLERC

Last Q1 Exit: China 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Spain 2018

Last Q3 Appearance:

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 14th (Azerbaijan and Spain)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 19th (Bahrain and China)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 3 / 5

Q2 Exits in 2018: 2 / 5

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 0 / 5


Q1, Q2 and Q3 APPEARANCES

The table below shows the percentage of times each driver has been eliminated in Q1, Q2 and made appearances in Q3 throughout their career. The below table includes all results since the knockout qualifying system was introduced in 2006.

  Q1 Exits % Q2 Exits% Q3 Appearances %
Lewis HAMILTON 4% 4% 91%
Valtteri BOTTAS 9% 19% 72%
Sebastian VETTEL 6% 7% 86%
Kimi RAIKKONEN 3% 10% 87%
Daniel RICCIARDO 11% 20% 69%
Max VERSTAPPEN 5% 15% 80%
Sergio PEREZ 4% 52% 44%
Esteban OCON 32% 24% 44%
Lance STROLL 60% 28% 12%
Sergey SIROTKIN 80% 20% 0%
Nico HULKENBERG 4% 43% 54%
Carlos SAINZ 8% 48% 45%
Pierre GASLY 70% 20% 10%
Brendon HARTLEY 56% 44% 0%
Romain GROSJEAN 20% 39% 41%
Kevin MAGNUSSEN 38% 35% 27%
Fernando ALONSO 7% 20% 73%
Stoffel VANDOORNE 31% 46% 23%
Marcus ERICSSON 81% 15% 4%
Charles LECLERC 60% 40% 0%