Hamilton takes his 90th win, Vettel scores for the 200th time and Verstappen records consecutive retirements for the first time in three years. Here’s a statistic from each driver’s 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix weekend!
?? Lewis Hamilton
On the weekend where Lewis Hamilton recorded his 90th Formula 1 victory, Hamilton also surpassed Michael Schumacher’s record of most races in which a driver has scored a point, set a new record for most consecutive classified finishes and equalled Kimi Raikkonen as the second driver to have taken podium finishes at thirty different circuits. Hamilton’s win at Mugello makes him the first driver to have recorded wins at 27 different circuits.
?? Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas recorded the 52nd podium finish of his career at the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix, putting him fourteenth in the all-time list of most top three finishes in World Championship history; one ahead of fellow Finn Mika Hakkinen. Mugello is the 22nd different circuit at which Bottas has finished in the top three. He’s only the twelfth driver to have achieved this. The other eleven drivers who have done so were all crowned World Champion at some point in their careers. The only other drivers who have recorded podium finishes at 22 different circuits before being crowned World Champion are Nigel Mansell, in 1991, and Nico Rosberg, in 2016.
?? Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel qualified in fourteenth place for the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix, making this the first time that Vettel has failed to reach Q3 at five consecutive races since between the 2008 Malaysian and French Grands Prix, when driving for Toro Rosso. There was better news on Sunday, as Vettel finished tenth and became only the fifth driver in F1 history to have scored points on 200 occasions.
?? Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc was the only driver who completed the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix to finish in a worse position than where he started. Having started fifth, the Monegasque driver finished in eighth place.
?? Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen recorded a second consecutive retirement at the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix. This is the first time the Dutchman has been out at consecutive races since he retired from the 2017 Canadian, Azerbaijan and Austrian Grands Prix.
?? Alex Albon
With third place at Mugello, Alex Albon recorded the first podium finish of his career. Albon is the first Thai driver to finish in the top three in World Championship history. The country’s previous best result was fourth, recorded four times in total – twice by Prince Bira, and twice by Albon. Albon is the seventh Red Bull driver to have finished on the podium and is the ninth different driver to finish in the top three in 2020.
?? Carlos Sainz
Getting caught up in the Safety Car restart carnage, Carlos Sainz recorded his, and McLaren’s, second non-finish of the year.
?? Lando Norris
Lando Norris failed to reach Q3 for the first time in 2020, qualifying in eleventh place. It’s only the second time this year that a McLaren driver has failed to qualify in the top ten; Carlos Sainz qualified thirteenth for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
?? Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo finished in fourth place at the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix, equalling his best result since leaving Red Bull. The Australian also finished fourth for Renault at the 2019 Italian Grand Prix, the 2020 British Grand Prix and the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix.
?? Esteban Ocon
Esteban Ocon failed to rejoin the Tuscan Grand Prix after the first Red Flag period due to a brake failure. He recorded his second retirement since his comeback to Formula 1.
?? Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez maintained his 100% points scoring record in 2020 at the Tuscan Grand Prix. He equalled his best result of the season with fifth place. It’s the twentieth time that the Mexican driver has finished in the top five in his career. This weekend marked Perez’s 183rd Grand Prix start, which means he equals Nick Heidfeld for second in the list of most Grand Prix starts without a victory.
?? Lance Stroll
For the first time since the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix, Lance Stroll failed to finish at the Tuscan Grand Prix. He crashed out following a puncture.
?? Daniil Kvyat
Daniil Kvyat recorded his best result of the season so far at the Tuscan Grand Prix with seventh place. It’s the first time he has finished in the top seven since also finishing seventh at the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix.
?? Pierre Gasly
The winner of the 2020 Italian Grand Prix was a first lap retiree at the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix. Strangely, of the last four new winners in Formula 1 – Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas, Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly – Gasly is the third to have retired from the race immediately after their first win. The last French winner, Olivier Panis, also retired from the race which followed his 1996 Monaco Grand Prix victory.
?? Kimi Raikkonen
Despite picking up a five second penalty at the Tuscan Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen scored his first points of the 2020 season. It’s the first time that the Finn has scored since finishing fourth at the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix. It also marked the first time that Alfa Romeo have scored since the opening race of the season, where Antonio Giovinazzi also finished in ninth.
?? Antonio Giovinazzi
With seventeenth place in qualifying, Antonio Giovinazzi recorded his best Saturday result of the season to date at the Tuscan Grand Prix. He had less luck on Sunday, where he recorded his second retirement in the space of three races.
?? Romain Grosjean
Romain Grosjean finished twelfth and last of the cars still running at the end of the Tuscan Grand Prix. 2020 is the first time that Grosjean has failed to score at any of the opening nine races of the season. He drops to 21st and last in the Drivers’ Championship as a result.
?? Kevin Magnussen
After qualifying last for the second time in the past three races, Kevin Magnussen recorded his fifth retirement of the season at the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix. Magnussen has recorded as many retirements in the first nine races of 2020 as he did in total over the previous two seasons.
?? George Russell
On his 30th Grand Prix appearance, George Russell came within three seconds of scoring the first points of his career. It wasn’t to be though, as Russell finished eleventh. Russell is only the eleventh driver to have made 30 race starts without scoring a point. He’s the first driver to reach 30 point-less appearances since Max Chilton did so at the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix.
?? Nicholas Latifi
Nicholas Latifi recorded the first retirement of his career at the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix. With both Latifi and Lance Stroll out of the race, the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix marks the first time since the 1969 Canadian Grand Prix that multiple Canadian drivers have retired from a Formula 1 race.
Read more statistics from the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix weekend in our Post Race Statistics article!
After graduating in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky Haldenby, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. Now in its sixth season, the blog has become a firm fan-favourite, delving deep into the sport’s history books and lifting the cover on unusual F1 statistics. Nicky also writes at F1Destinations and Motorsport Guides. In 2017 and 2018, he wrote for Badger GP. Nicky is also the host of the F1 Rewind Podcast and can be heard as the resident stats man on the 2 Soft Compounds Podcast.