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. 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 and can be heard as the resident stats man on the 2 Soft Compounds Podcast. His work has appeared on WTF1, BadgerGP, motorsport.com, Sky Sports F1 and BBC Radio 5 Live. Nicky is also the host of the F1 Rewind Podcast.
As Ricciardo becomes the most experienced Australian F1 driver, Mercedes could be the first team to record 10 consecutive poles at a single track and Hamilton could set a new outright record of Spanish Grand Prix victories.
All but three of the F1 races held in Barcelona have been won from the front row and no wins have been taken from further back than fifth on the grid. Here’s everything you need to know about the history of each grid slot at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya!
As Miami becomes the eleventh venue to host a Grand Prix in the United States, we could see a Grand Slam at a third race in a row for the first time, while Sainz could achieve a rare and unenviable feat.