Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: Grid Slot Statistics

The polesitter has won two of the three races held so far at Jeddah Corniche Circuit, while the driver starting 15th has never failed to score. Here’s everything you need to know about each grid slot’s history at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix!


SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX GRID STATS IN BRIEF

  • Polesitter has 66% win rate
  • Only two podiums away from front two rows of the grid
  • 8th is the only top 13 grid slot yet to score
  • 15th has scored on all three outings, including podium
  • Seven grid slots yet to score

SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX RESULTS: GRID OVERVIEW

Grid SlotLast WinLast PodiumLast PointsLast DNFBest Result
1st202320232023-1st
2nd-20232023-2nd
3rd-20222023-2nd
4th202220222023-1st
5th--202220236th
6th--2023-5th
7th--202320225th
8th---202214th
9th--2023-4th
10th--2022-9th
11th--2022-5th
12th--2023-7th
13th--2023-10th
14th---202218th
15th-20232023-2nd
16th---202211th
17th---202312th
18th---202211th
19th---202217th
20th---202116th

Facts and stats about Bahrain Grand Prix polesitters
  • Two wins from three races
  • Worst result of 4th in 2022

The polesitter has a 66% win rate at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix with two wins in the first three races at Jeddah Corniche Circuit. Lewis Hamilton won the inaugural race here from pole, while Sergio Perez won from pole in 2023. Perez previously failed to convert pole into a win in 2022, finishing fourth.

RESULTS FROM POLE POSITION AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
1 4 1


  • On the podium in all three races to date
  • Yet to record a win

Second is the only grid position from which a podium finish has been on the podium in all three Saudi Arabian Grands Prix to date. Valtteri Bottas lost one position from where he started to finish third in the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc recorded the position’s best result to date in 2022, finishing where he started, while Fernando Alonso finished third from second on the grid in 2023.

RESULTS FROM 2ND ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
3 2 3


  • Two podiums in three races
  • Never finished lower than fourth

At the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, George Russell became the first driver to start third at Jeddah Corniche Circuit and fail to finish on the podium. He finished fourth.

Max Verstappen recorded the best result to date for this grid slot with second place in the inaugural race at Jeddah Corniche Circuit in 2021, while Carlos Sainz finished third in 2022.

RESULTS FROM 3RD ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
2 3 4


  • Furthest back win recorded from here in 2022
  • Win is only top five result
  • Nevert finished lower than 7th

Max Verstappen won the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix from fourth on the grid. It’s currently the furthest back grid slot from which anyone has recorded a win in Jeddah and one of only two podiums to come from further back than third on the grid.

In 2021, Charles Leclerc lost three places over the course of the race. He finished seventh, having started fourth. Fellow Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz also lost positions having started fourth in 2023. He finished sixth.

RESULTS FROM 4TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
7 1 6


  • Yet to finish in the top five
  • Two DNFs in three races
  • 6th in 2022 is only finish

Fifth is the only one of the top six grid slots which has recorded a retirement at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and one of only four on the whole grid to have recorded multiple retirements.

Sergio Perez failed to finish in 2021, crashing out at the first restart of the race, while Lance Stroll retired with engine issues in 2023.

In 2022, Esteban Ocon became the first – and so far only – driver to score points from fifth on the grid at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. He finished sixth.

RESULTS FROM 5TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
DNF 6 DNF


  • 100% points rate
  • A single top five finish
  • Lost positions from starting slot only once

In 2023, Esteban Ocon became the first driver to start sixth and lose a position from where they started. Nevertheless, with Ocon finishing eighth, this grid slot retains its 100% scoring rate at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Pierre Gasly finished sixth in 2021, while George Russell gained one position from his starting spot in 2022 to finish fifth; the position’s best result to date.

RESULTS FROM 6TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
6 5 8


  • Scored points twice
  • One DNF, in 2022
  • Best result of fifth, in 2023

Lewis Hamilton started seventh and finished fifth in the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, which is the best result to date for this grid position.

Before 2023, a single point had been scored from seventh on the grid in Saudi Arabian, with Lando Norris finishing 10th having started here in 2021. Fernando Alonso had less luck in 2022, retiring with mechanical issues.

RESULTS FROM 7TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
10 DNF 5


  • The only top 13 grid slot yet to score
  • Recorded first DNF in 2022
  • Yet to finish above 14th

Of the top 13 grid slots, eighth is the only one yet to score at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Yuki Tsunoda could finish no higher than 14th in 2021, Valtteri Bottas failed to finish the race with gearbox troubles in 2022 and Oscar Piastri finished only eighth in 2023.

RESULTS FROM 8TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
14 DNF 15


  • 100% points rate
  • Never lost a position from starting place
  • 4th, in 2021, is best result

The driver starting ninth has finished in the top nine in all three Jeddah races to date. Esteban Ocon recorded the grid slot’s best finish to date at the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix with fourth place – which was very nearly a podium finish, until he was passed by Valtteri Bottas on the finish line.

In 2022, Pierre Gasly made up one position to finish eighth with AlphaTauri and the Frenchman finished where he started having lined up ninth on the grid in 2023.

RESULTS FROM 9TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
4 8 9


  • 100% points streak ended in 2023
  • Finished ninth twice

Nico Hulkenberg brought an end to P10’s 100% points scoring rate at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in 2023 with a 12th place finish.

In both previous Jeddah races, the driver starting tenth made up one position in the race and finished ninth. Antonio Giovinazzi picked up two points in the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, while Kevin Magnussen repeated the feat in 2022.

RESULTS FROM 10TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
9 9 12


  • Finished in top 5 in debut race
  • Yet to record a DNF

11th is the second furthest back position from which a top five finish has been recorded at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Daniel Ricciardo finished fifth for McLaren having started 11th in 2021.

Until 2023, only McLaren drivers had filled this slot – and both made up positions in the race. Lando Norris went from 11th to seventh in the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Zhou Guanyu failed to score here in 2023, losing two positions over the course of the race to finish 13th with Alfa Romeo.

RESULTS FROM 11TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
5 7 13


  • 100% finish rate
  • Scored for the first time in 2023

Charles Leclerc became the first driver to score points from 12th on the grid at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in 2023. The Ferrari driver finished seventh.

The driver starting 12th on the grid at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix failed to pick up a point in 2021 or 2022. Kimi Raikkonen finished 15th in 2021, while Zhou Guanyu recorded an 11th place finish in 2022.

RESULTS FROM 12TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
15 11 7


  • Scored one point in three appearances
  • Never finished below 13th

Kevin Magnussen picked up the first point from 13th on the grid at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in 2023, with a tenth place finish.

The two previous races at Jeddah Corniche Circuit resulted in 13th place finishes for the driver starting 13th.

RESULTS FROM 13TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
13 13 10


  • Two DNFs in three races
  • First finish, only 18th, in 2023

It may have only been an 18th place finish, but Valtteri Bottas at least became the first driver to cross the finish line having started 14th in the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

George Russell crashed out having started here in 2021, while Daniel Ricciardo came to a halt with a gearbox issue in 2022.

RESULTS FROM 14TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
DNF DNF 18


  • Furthest back podium from here in 2023
  • 100% points rate

The driver starting 15th has scored at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in all three Jeddah races to date. Max Verstappen became the first driver to finish on the podium from lower than fourth on the grid from this position in 2023, finishing as runner-up.

Carlos Sainz recorded the grid slot’s best result to date in 2021 with eighth place, while Lewis Hamilton picked up a single point with a tenth place finish in 2022.

RESULTS FROM 15TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
8 10 2


  • Yet to score a point
  • Best finish of 11th in 2023

Every grid slot from 16th and further back has recorded at least one non-finish at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Yuki Tsunoda recorded this position’s best result to date in the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, with an 11th place finish.

While Nicholas Latifi finished 12th having started 16th in 2021, Alex Albon was forced to retire just three laps from the end of the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Albon was classified 14th in the final result.

RESULTS FROM 16TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
12 14 11


  • Two DNFs in three races
  • Only finish is 12th, in 2022

There’s yet to be any points scored from 17th on the grid at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The best result – and only finish – recorded from this position is 12th place for Nico Hulkenberg in 2022.

Sebastian Vettel failed to finish the race having started here in 2021, while Alex Albon retired in 2023.

RESULTS FROM 17TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
DNF 12 DNF


  • One DNF in three races
  • Best result of 11th, in first race

Of grid slots 17th and further back, it is 18th that has recorded the best finish. That was for Lance Stroll, who finished 11th having started 18th at the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Nicholas Latifi had less luck having started 18th in 2022, crashing out on Lap 15, while Nyck de Vries finished 14th from this grid position in 2023.

RESULTS FROM 18TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
11 DNF 14


  • Recorded one DNF and one DNS
  • First finish in 2023 with 17th place

A 17th place finish for Lando Norris in 2023 was the first finish for the driver starting 19th on the grid at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Mick Schumacher was the first driver to retire at Jeddah Corniche Circuit, crashing out on Lap 8 of the 2021 race.

Yuki Tsunoda was unlucky in 2022. He was due to line up 19th on the grid but failed to start the race due to a power unit issue.

RESULTS FROM 19TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
DNF DNS 17


  • One finish in two starts
  • Vacant grid slot in 2022

With Mick Schumacher withdrawing from the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the 20th grid slot has been filled only twice in the three Jeddah races so far.

Nikita Mazepin started 20th with Haas at the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, crashing out of the race at the first restart. It turned out to be his final race start in Formula 1.

In 2023, Logan Sargeant became the first driver to reach the end of the race having started here, finishing in 16th place.

RESULTS FROM 20TH ON THE GRID AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

2021 2022 2023
DNF 16


There’s yet to be a pit lane start at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

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