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:

Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen have been in Q3 at every race so far this season.

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

Sergey Sirotkin is the only current driver to have never reached Q3. 

Fernando Alonso is the only driver to have beaten his team-mate in every 2018 qualifying session so far.

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: Germany 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Japan 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: Pole (Australia, Spain, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Belgium, Singapore, Japan)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 14th (Germany)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 0 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 1 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 16 / 17


VALTTERI BOTTAS

Last Q1 Exit: Monaco 2015

Last Q2 Exit: Abu Dhabi 2016

Last Q3 Appearance: Japan 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 1st (Austria and Russia)

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

Q1 Exits in 2018: 0 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 0 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 17 / 17


SEBASTIAN VETTEL

Last Q1 Exit: Malaysia 2017

Last Q2 Exit: Russia 2014

Last Q3 Appearance: Japan 2018

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

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 9th (Japan)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 0 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 0 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 17 / 17


KIMI RAIKKONEN

Last Q1 Exit: Austria 2015

Last Q2 Exit: Hungary 2016

Last Q3 Appearance: Japan 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: Pole (Italy)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 6th (Azerbaijan, France and Belgium)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 0 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 0 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 17 / 17


DANIEL RICCIARDO

Last Q1 Exit: Great Britain 2017

Last Q2 Exit: Japan 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Singapore 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 1st (Monaco)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 15th (Germany, Italy, Japan)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 0 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 5 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 12 / 17


MAX VERSTAPPEN

Last Q1 Exit: Monaco 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Russia 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Japan 2018

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

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

Q1 Exits in 2018: 1 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 2 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 14 / 17


SERGIO PEREZ

Last Q1 Exit: Italy 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Great Britain 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Japan 2018

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

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

Q1 Exits in 2018: 3 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 5 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 11 / 17


ESTEBAN OCON

Last Q1 Exit: Hungary 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Austria 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Japan 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 3rd (Belgium)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 18th (Hungary)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 2 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 5 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 11 / 17


LANCE STROLL

Last Q1 Exit: Russia 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Japan 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Italy 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 10th (Italy)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 20th (Bahrain, France, Singapore, Russia)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 11 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 5 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 1 / 17


SERGEY SIROTKIN

Last Q1 Exit: Japan 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Italy 2018

Last Q3 Appearance:

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 12th (Azerbaijan, Germany and Italy)

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

Q1 Exits in 2018: 13 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 4 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 0 / 17


NICO HULKENBERG

Last Q1 Exit: Japan 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Russia 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Singapore 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 7th (China, Canada and Germany)

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

Q1 Exits in 2018: 2 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 7 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 8 / 17


CARLOS SAINZ

Last Q1 Exit: Great Britain 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Japan 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Italy 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 5th (Hungary)

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 16th (Great Britain and Belgium)

Q1 Exits in 2018: 2 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 3 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 12 / 17


PIERRE GASLY

Last Q1 Exit: Germany 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Russia 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Japan 2018

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

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

Q1 Exits in 2018: 5 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 7 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 5 / 17


BRENDON HARTLEY

Last Q1 Exit: Russia 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Belgium 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Japan 2018

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

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

Q1 Exits in 2018: 11 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 4 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 2 / 17


ROMAIN GROSJEAN

Last Q1 Exit: Canada 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Monaco 2017

Last Q3 Appearance: Japan 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 5th (Belgium, Japan)

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

 

Q1 Exits in 2018: 3 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 1 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 13 / 17


KEVIN MAGNUSSEN

Last Q1 Exit: Singapore 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Japan 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Russia 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 5th (Germany, Russia)

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

 

Q1 Exits in 2018: 1 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 5 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 11 / 17





FERNANDO ALONSO

Last Q1 Exit: Japan 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Singapore 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Monaco 2018

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

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 18th (Japan)

 

Q1 Exits in 2018: 4 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 11 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 2 / 17


STOFFEL VANDOORNE

Last Q1 Exit: Japan 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Canada 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Malaysia 2017

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

Worst Qualifying of 2018 so far: 20th (Germany, Belgium and Italy)

 

Q1 Exits in 2018: 11 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 6 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 0 / 17


MARCUS ERICSSON

Last Q1 Exit: Japan 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Singapore 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Russia 2018

Best Qualifying of 2018 so far: 10th (Russia)

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

Q1 Exits in 2018: 10 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 6 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 1 / 17


CHARLES LECLERC

Last Q1 Exit: Italy 2018

Last Q2 Exit: Japan 2018

Last Q3 Appearance: Russia 2018

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

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

 

Q1 Exits in 2018: 5 / 17

Q2 Exits in 2018: 8 / 17

Q3 Appearances in 2018: 1 / 17


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 8% 17% 75%
Sebastian VETTEL 6% 6% 87%
Kimi RAIKKONEN 2% 9% 88%
Daniel RICCIARDO 10% 22% 68%
Max VERSTAPPEN 5% 14% 81%
Sergio PEREZ 6% 49% 45%
Esteban OCON 28% 22% 50%
Lance STROLL 62% 27% 11%
Sergey SIROTKIN 76% 24% 0%
Nico HULKENBERG 4% 44% 52%
Carlos SAINZ 9% 44% 47%
Pierre GASLY 41% 36% 23%
Brendon HARTLEY 62% 29% 10%
Romain GROSJEAN 19% 36% 45%
Kevin MAGNUSSEN 35% 33% 32%
Fernando ALONSO 9% 22% 70%
Stoffel VANDOORNE 47% 37% 16%
Marcus ERICSSON 76% 19% 4%
Charles LECLERC 29% 47% 24%