Since the current qualifying system was introduced in 2006, there have been only seven drivers who qualified in the top ten on their Formula 1 debut. We take a look at the times that it has happened, and the other drivers who have qualified in the top ten on their maiden Grand Prix appearance.
Nikita Mazepin suffered embarrassment at the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix, becoming the first driver to retire on the first lap of their Formula 1 career in almost twenty years. Here are the last ten F1 drivers to take the unwanted honour of recording a retirement before completing the first racing lap of their career.
Every driver aspires to have the lead of the Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship – but which drivers have held the record for the largest leads in the sport’s history? We take a look back at the drivers who have had the biggest championship advantages and the races at which they secured the record.