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 Verstappen hopes to become the 15th driver to win four races in a row, Leclerc moves into the top 10 of drivers to have made the most starts with Ferrari and Alonso can equal Raikkonen as the driver with the most finishes.
Verstappen makes this the first time in over 60 years that two consecutive races have been won from the lower half of the grid, Vettel becomes the driver to race the most laps at Spa and Gasly breaks a 69 year old record.
With no driver starting in the position in which they qualified, Bottas was eliminated in Q1 for the first time in over seven years and Albon became the 20th driver to qualify in the top ten this year.
While Verstappen and Hamilton are on the brink of a new 1-2 record, Magnussen could move up the list of most starts without leading and Gasly could equal the longest non-scoring streak of his career on his 100th race start.