2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: Milestones and F1 Records Which Could Be Broken

Verstappen could equal the record for most consecutive poles, Norris could become the first driver to take his first two wins at consecutive races in five years and Red Bull are hoping for a 50th consecutive points-scoring weekend. Here are the milestones and the records which could be broken at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix!

THE 2024 EMILIA ROMAGNA GRAND PRIX MILESTONES

The 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will be the 1,108th World Championship event in Formula 1 history.

The 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will be the 106th time that Formula 1 has raced in Italy. Italy is the only country to have hosted more than 100 rounds of the World Championship, with Imola having hosted the country’s 100th race back in 2020.

This will be the 31st Grand Prix held at Imola since F1 first visited the track for a round of the World Championship at the 1980 Italian Grand Prix. This will be the fourth Emilia Romagna Grand Prix since the event was first held in 2020.

With Lando Norris having won the 2024 Miami Grand Prix, the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will be the first to feature as many as 12 Grand Prix winners on the grid since the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Before the 2022 Abu Dhabi race, the last event to feature as many as 12 winners on the grid was the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Lando Norris makes his 111th start with McLaren this weekend, overtaking Lewis Hamilton as the driver to have made the fourth most starts with the team.

This will be the 300th Grand Prix which Mercedes has started as a constructor. They are the 12th constructor to reach the milestone.

Lance Stroll makes his 150th Grand Prix start at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. He is the 44th driver to have made as many as 150 starts.

The 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will be the fourth F1 race to take place on May 19. It will be the first time that a race on this date does not take place in Monaco. The 1957, 1985 and 1996 Monaco Grands Prix all took place on this date.

With a 51 point advantage over Ferrari, Red Bull will continue to lead the Constructors’ Championship after the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The Imola race will be the 115th after which they have led the championship, seeing them equal Williams for fourth on the list of most races after which a team has led the title race.

TWO WINS IN A ROW FOR NORRIS?

Lando Norris took his first victory last time out at the Miami Grand Prix. If there is another new winner this weekend, it would be the first time that there have been maiden victories at successive races since the 2006 Hungarian and Turkish Grands Prix, which were won by Jenson Button and Felipe Massa.

Another win for Norris would make him the first driver since Charles Leclerc at the 2019 Belgian and Italian Grands Prix to take his first two victories at consecutive events. He would be the tenth driver to take his first two wins at consecutive races.

Lando Norris has been voted F1 Driver Of The Day at each of the last two races. Another win at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix would see him equal the record for the most consecutive races at which a driver has won the vote. Norris has previously won the vote three races in a row, at the 2023 United States, Mexico City and Sao Paulo Grands Prix.

THE FORMULA 1 RECORDS WHICH COULD BE BROKEN

Max Verstappen has taken pole position at all of the last seven races. If he takes pole again at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, he will equal Ayrton Senna’s record for the most consecutive pole positions in Formula 1.

A pole for Max Verstappen at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix would make him only the second driver to take pole at all of the first seven races of the year – and he’d be the first to do so in 31 years. Alain Prost, in 1993, is the only driver to have taken pole at all of the first seven races of the year, having done so in 1993.

A top three finish for Max Verstappen would be his 104th podium appearance. That would see him move ahead of Kimi Raikkonen to sixth on the list of most Formula 1 podium finishes.

Max Verstappen has led at least one lap in all of the last 13 Grands Prix. Should he lead a lap in the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix it would be only the fifth time that a driver has led a lap in 14 successive races. He would be the first driver to do so since Lewis Hamilton in 2020.

A win from pole position for Max Verstappen would mark the 32nd time that Verstappen has won a Grand Prix from pole. That would see him overtake Sebastian Vettel for third on the list of most wins from pole.

At the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen joined Fernando Alonso as only the second driver to have won races from nine different grid positions. Either driver could become the first to win from ten different grid positions, while Lewis Hamilton could equal the existing record.

If Max Verstappen leads every lap of the race, he will overtake Jim Clark for fourth in the list of most races led from start to end. It would be the 14th time he has done so in his career.

A runner-up finish for Max Verstappen would see him record his 30th second place finish in Formula 1. He would move ahead of both Rubens Barrichello and Valtteri Bottas to seventh on the list of most runner-up finishes in F1.

Victory for Max Verstappen in the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix would make Italy the fourth country – after the United States, Austria and Mexico – in which he has taken five race victories.

A points finish for either Red Bull driver at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix would make this the 50th consecutive race weekend at which the team has scored a point. That would make this the seventh time that a team has scored at 50 consecutive races. Red Bull would be the fourth team to achieve the feat, after Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes.

A Q1 elimination for Kevin Magnussen at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix would see him equal Marcus Ericsson at the top of the list of most Q1 exits.

A Q1 elimination for Kevin Magnussen at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix would see him equal Marcus Ericsson at the top of the list of most Q1 exits since the elimination qualifying format was introduced in 2006.

If both Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen are eliminated in Q1 at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Haas will reach 150 Q1 exits since joining Formula 1 at the start of 2016.

A 1-2 finish for Mercedes would make them the second team, after Ferrari, to record 60 1-2 finishes in Formula 1. Ferrari reached the milestone at the 2002 United States Grand Prix.

A points finish for Logan Sargeant would make the United States the 12th country to score 1,000 points in World Championship history.

A front row start for Oscar Piastri would make this the 100th Grand Prix at which an Australian driver has lined up on the front row of the grid.

Should Oscar Piastri and Daniel Ricciardo score 19 points between them, Australia will become the seventh nation to have scored 3,000 points in Formula 1.

CAN LECLERC CONVERT A POLE TO A WIN?

Pole position for a Ferrari driver would mark the 250th pole position for a Ferrari car in Formula 1 history.

A pole position for Charles Leclerc would see him overtake Niki Lauda as the driver to have taken the second-most pole positions with Ferrari. Only Michael Schumacher has taken more poles at Ferrari than Lauda and Leclerc.

Charles Leclerc has failed to convert all of his last 12 pole positions into wins. Should he take pole and fail to win again this weekend, he would equal the record for most successive poles without a win. Rene Arnoux currently holds the record, having failed to convert any of the first 13 poles of his career into victories.

If Charles Leclerc takes pole position and fails to win, it would be the 20th time that he has done so in his Formula 1 career. That would see him overtake Nelson Piquet for fifth in the list of most failed pole to win conversions.

A points finish for Charles Leclerc at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will make him the 20th driver to have scored points at 100 Grand Prix weekends.

2024 EMILIA ROMAGNA GRAND PRIX RECORDS

Should he win the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Max Verstappen would become only the fourth driver to have won three F1 races at Imola. Fernando Alonso or Lewis Hamilton could become the eighth driver to have taken multiple wins here, while a win for anyone else would make them the 17th driver to have taken victory at Imola.

If Max Verstappen wins the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, he’ll equal Michael Schumacher’s record of most consecutive wins at Imola. Schumacher won three races in a row at the track between 2002 and 2004.

Williams and Ferrari are currently tied for most victories at Imola. A victory for either team at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix would see them set a new outright record of nine wins at the track.

Victory for either Red Bull driver would see the team equal the record for most consecutive wins for a team at Imola. Williams took three wins in a row here between 1995 and 1997, while Ferrari took three consecutive wins between 2002 and 2004.

Ferrari and Renault are tied as the most successful engine manufacturer at Imola, with eight wins apiece. Either manufacturer could set a new outright record at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

If anyone other than Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Lando Norris, Valtteri Bottas, Sergio Perez or Daniel Ricciardo finish on the podium, they would become the 40th driver to have taken a top three finish at Imola.

If he leads 49 laps of the race, Fernando Alonso will become the seventh driver to have led 100 laps at Imola. Lewis Hamilton can achieve the same feat if he leads 53 of Sunday’s 63 laps.

If Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri lead 22 laps between them, McLaren will become the first team to have led 500 laps at Imola. Williams could beat them to it, if they lead 35 laps of the race.

Should Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz race 97 laps between them at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Ferrari will become the second team – after McLaren – to have raced 3,000 Grand Prix laps in total at Imola.

Germany could equal Britain as the nation to have recorded the most podium finishes at Imola – but only if Nico Hulkenberg finishes in the top three, with no British drivers joining him on the podium.

Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris currently share the record for most appearances at Imola without failing to score, having picked up points on all three of their appearances. They could set a new record this weekend, usurping Dider Pironi from the top spot.

If Carlos Sainz is out on Lap 1, he’ll become the first driver to record multiple first lap retirements at Imola.

2024 EMILIA ROMAGNA GRAND PRIX: QUALIFYING RECORDS

Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have the opportunity to become the sixth driver to take multiple pole positions at Imola at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. A pole for any other driver would make them the 16th driver to take pole at Imola.

McLaren could become the first team to record ten pole positions at Imola this weekend. It would be the 13th time that a team has taken ten poles at a single circuit – and the fifth time that McLaren have done so.

Should a driver other than Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton or Max Verstappen take pole position at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, they would become the seventh consecutive different polesitter at Imola.

Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, Valtteri Bottas and Daniel Ricciardo will be hoping to maintain their 100% Q3 appearance record at Imola. Should any of the quartet reach Q3 at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, they’ll become the first to record four Q3 appearances at Imola.

George Russell holds the record for most Q2 exits at Imola, with three. He could extend the record this weekend, while Lance Stroll could equal the existing record.

If Yuki Tsunoda is eliminated in Q1, he will become the first driver to record three Q1 exits at Imola.

LONGEVITY RECORDS FOR HAMILTON AND ALONSO

A victory for Lewis Hamilton at any race in 2024 would see him overtake Michael Schumacher as the driver to have won at least one race in the most Formula 1 seasons. Both Schumacher and Hamilton have won races in 15 different Formula 1 seasons.

A podium finish for Lewis Hamilton at any race in 2024 would make him the third oldest British driver to finish on the Formula 1 podium. He currently sits fourth in the list, behind Nigel Mansell, Graham Hill and Reg Parnell.

A Fastest Lap for Lewis Hamilton would make him the first driver to have set a Fastest Lap in 17 Formula 1 seasons. A Fastest Lap would also see Hamilton equal Schumacher’s record for most consecutive seasons in which a driver has set the Fastest Lap in a Grand Prix. Schumacher set at least one Fastest Lap in all 15 seasons between 1992 and 2006, while Hamilton has set a Fastest Lap every year since 2010.

A Fastest Lap for Lewis Hamilton would see him set a new record for most Fastest Laps with a single team. He is currently tied with Michael Schumacher, having set 53 Fastest Laps with Mercedes. Schumacher took 53 Fastest Laps with Ferrari during his tenure at the team.

A win for Fernando Alonso at any Grand Prix in 2024 would make him the oldest driver to win a Grand Prix since Jack Brabham at the 1970 South African Grand Prix.

A podium finish for Fernando Alonso would see him overtake Alain Prost as the driver to have taken the fourth-most podiums in Formula 1 history.

A podium finish for Fernando Alonso would make him the third driver – after Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton – to record podium finishes in 15 different Formula 1 seasons.

Pole position at any race for Fernando Alonso in 2024 would make him the oldest polesitter since Jack Brabham at the 1970 Spanish Grand Prix.

If Fernando Alonso leads a lap of any race in 2024, he would become the first driver to have led Formula 1 races over a period longer than 20 years. Alonso first led a Grand Prix in Malaysia in 2003. He most recently led at the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, just a week short of the 20th anniversary of him leading a lap for the first time in Formula 1.

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