July 24, 2019 / 5:09 AM / a month ago

Motor racing: Formula One statistics for the German Grand Prix

(Reuters) - Statistics for Sunday’s German Formula One Grand Prix at Hockenheim, the 11th race of the 21-round season:

Lap distance: 4.574km. Total distance: 306.458km (67 laps)

2018 pole: Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari one minute 11.212 seconds

2018 winner: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes Race lap record: Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) McLaren, 2004. 1:13.780

Start time: 1310 GMT (1510 local)

GERMANY

The race faces an uncertain future, with Hockenheim out of contract after Sunday’s Grand Prix.

Sunday will be the 64th German Grand Prix since 1950, and 37th at Hockenheim. The Nuerburgring has hosted the race 26 times (1951-2013), and Avus (1959) once.

Hamilton won last year for Mercedes. Ferrari have not won the German Grand Prix since Fernando Alonso in 2012.

Germany has two current drivers — Vettel and Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg — and is home to champions Mercedes.

Four German drivers have won the German Grand Prix since the championship started in 1950 — Michael and Ralf Schumacher, Vettel (2013) and Nico Rosberg (2014).

Vettel has never won at Hockenheim, the circuit closest to his home town of Heppenheim. His 2013 German GP win was at the Nuerburgring. Hamilton is the only current driver to have won at Hockenheim.

Michael Schumacher and Hamilton have both won the German Grand Prix four times.

Six of 11 races since Hockenheim was redesigned in 2002 have been won from pole. Only twice has the winner started off the front row (Fernando Alonso from third in 2005 and Hamilton from 14th in 2018).

RACE WINS

Hamilton has 80 victories from 239 races and is closing the gap to Schumacher’s record 91. He has also won 58 of the 110 races in the V6 turbo hybrid era that started in 2014.

Vettel, third on the all-time list, has 52.

Ferrari have won 235 races since 1950, McLaren 182, Williams 114, Mercedes 96 and Red Bull 60. Former champions McLaren and Williams have not won since 2012.

Hamilton has won seven out of 10 races so far this season and has a 39-point lead in the championship over team mate Valtteri Bottas.

POLE POSITION

Hamilton has a record 86 career poles, Vettel 56.

Three of the 10 races so far this season have been won from pole - Bottas in Azerbaijan and Hamilton in Monaco and France.

PODIUM

Hamilton has 143 career podiums. Vettel has 115.

MILESTONE

Mercedes are making their 200th start as a constructor. They are also celebrating 125 years in motorsport.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Nick Mulvenney

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