Nicky Haldenby

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 and trivia. 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.

The Latest Ends To Formula 1 Seasons

The 2024 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, on December 8, will be the sixth latest end to a Formula 1 season. Here are the latest dates on which the final race of an F1 season has taken place!

Statistics: Lewis Hamilton to Join Ferrari in 2025

Lewis Hamilton will race with Ferrari in the 2025 Formula 1 season. Ahead of Hamilton’s switch from Mercedes to the Scuderia, we take a look at some of the statistics behind Hamilton’s move!

Most F1 Wins in a Single Country

Michael Schumacher holds the record for most F1 wins in a single country, having won 12 Grands Prix in Italy. We take a look at the other drivers to have enjoyed multiple successes in a single country.

F1 Drivers Who Led the Championship the Most Times

Lewis Hamilton overtook Michael Schumacher as the driver to have led the title race on the most occasions after the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix. We take a look at who has led the championship the most times in Formula 1 history!

Miami Grand Prix: Grid Slot Statistics

The polesitter is yet to win the Miami Grand Prix, while only two grid slots outside of the top six have recorded top five finishes. Here’s all you need to know about the history of all 20 grid positions at the Miami Grand Prix!

The Drivers Who Finished Every Race in an F1 Season

There have been just 11 occasions on which a driver has recorded no retirements during a Formula 1 season and only three occasions on which a driver has completed every single lap in a season. Here are F1’s 100% season finishers!

Who has the most consecutive F1 wins?

At the 2023 Italian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen became the first driver to record ten consecutive Grand Prix victories in Formula 1. Which other drivers have had lengthy winning streaks? We take a look at the drivers with the most consecutive F1 wins!

A History of F1’s Points Lead Record

Every driver aspires to have the lead of the Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship – but which drivers have held the largest points lead record in the sport’s history?

F1 Championship Ties: when has the F1 title race been tied?

The F1 Drivers’ Championship was last tied heading into the final race of the 2021 season, while the Constructors’ Championship was last tied in 2006. Here’s a full list of F1 championship ties in both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships!

Most F1 podiums with a single team

At the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Max Verstappen moved up to third place in the list of most F1 podiums with a single team. Which other driver and team pairings were the most successful in terms of most top three results?

Who has had the most Q1 exits in Formula 1?

Nobody wants to be out in Q1 on Saturday. Since the knockout qualifying system was first introduced in 2006, there have been seven drivers who have recorded 50 or more Q1 eliminations. We take a look at who has the most Q1 exits in Formula 1!

The most F1 poles at a single circuit

At the 2023 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton became the first driver to take nine pole positions at a single circuit. Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher are the only other drivers to have taken eight poles at a track.

F1 Champions Who Missed Races In Title Winning Seasons

In 2020, Lewis Hamilton became only the 12th driver to miss a race in a season in which he won the World Championship. We take a look at the other drivers who have missed races in their title-winning seasons!

F1 races which were not held on a Sunday

In Formula 1 history, there have been 74 rounds of the World Championship which have not been held on a Sunday. The 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix was the first not to be held on a Sunday in almost 40 years. Which other races were not held on a Sunday – and why?

The seasons when F1 raced in the same country twice

Since 1950, there have been 41 Formula 1 seasons which have featured multiple Grands Prix in the same country. We take a look back at the seasons in which F1 raced in the same country twice or more.

Formula 1’s World Champion team-mates

In Formula 1 history, there have been 41 instances where World Champion drivers have lined up alongside each other at the same team. We take a look at the statistics surrounding Formula 1’s World Champion team-mates

Consecutive F1 Races Won By Home Drivers

There have been only six occasions in Formula 1 history on which consecutive rounds of the World Championship have been won by drivers racing at home. We take a look back at the stories of those races.

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