Motor racing-Formula One statistics for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Formula One statistics for Sunday's season-ending and title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina: Lap distance: 5.281km. Total distance: 306.183km (58 laps) 2020 pole position: Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Red Bull - one minute 35.246 seconds. 2020 winner: Verstappen Race lap record: Circuit has been modified since 2020. Start time: 1300 GMT (1700 local) ABU DHABI The circuit runs anti-clockwise.


Reuters | Updated: 08-12-2021 20:47 IST | Created: 08-12-2021 20:44 IST
Motor racing-Formula One statistics for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
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Formula One statistics for Sunday's season-ending and title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina: Lap distance: 5.281km.

Total distance: 306.183km (58 laps) 2020 pole position: Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Red Bull - one minute 35.246 seconds.

2020 winner: Verstappen Race lap record: Circuit has been modified since 2020.

Start time: 1300 GMT (1700 local) ABU DHABI

The circuit runs anti-clockwise. Mercedes have won six of the last seven editions. Five current drivers have won at Yas Marina: Sebastian Vettel (2009, 2010 and 2013), Lewis Hamilton (2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019), Kimi Raikkonen (2012), Valtteri Bottas (2017), Verstappen (2020).

Hamilton has been on pole five times there. Only once has the winner not started on the front row: Raikkonen from fourth in 2012 with Lotus.

RACE WINS Hamilton has a record 103 career victories, of which 82 have been with Mercedes, from 287 starts. He has been on the podium 181 times.

Red Bull's championship leader Max Verstappen has won nine times this year to Hamilton's eight. Red Bull's Sergio Perez, Alpine's Esteban Ocon, McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo and Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas have each won once. Ferrari have won 238 races since 1950, McLaren 183, Mercedes 124, Williams 114 and Red Bull 74.

POLE POSITION Hamilton has a record 103 career poles and has won 61 times from pole. Team mate Bottas has had four poles in 2021.

Verstappen has been on pole nine times in 2021, while Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was fastest in Azerbaijan and Monaco qualifying. McLaren's Lando Norris was on pole in Russia. CHAMPIONSHIP

Verstappen and Hamilton are level on 369.5 points after 21 races, with Verstappen ahead on wins. It is only the second time drivers have been tied at the top before the final race. The other was in 1974. That means if Hamilton retires or fails to score, Verstappen is champion.

Otherwise, the champion is whoever finishes ahead of the other -- unless Hamilton is ninth and Verstappen 10th but with fastest lap. Mercedes lead Red Bull by 28 points in the constructors' standings and need 17 points to be assured of the title. Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said last weekend it would take a miracle to beat them.

Mercedes would be the first team to win eight successive constructors' championships. Ferrari won six in a row from 1999-2004. McLaren won four consecutively from 1988-91 and Red Bull four from 2010-13. MILESTONES

Hamilton is already the most successful Formula One driver of all time but can become the first to win eight world championships. Verstappen, 24, would be the first Dutch driver to take the title.

The Red Bull driver would also be the fourth youngest champion of all time -- behind Vettel (23 and 134 days in 2010), Hamilton (23 and 301 days in 2008) and Fernando Alonso (24 and 59 days in 2005). Verstappen has 17 podiums this season and one more would be a record for a driver in a single championship.

FAREWELLS Sunday is a last race for Ferrari's 2007 world champion Raikkonen, now with Alfa Romeo.

It is also the last for Bottas at Mercedes before replacing Raikkonen, for George Russell at Williams before taking Bottas's place and for departing Antonio Giovinazzi at Alfa Romeo. Honda, Red Bull's partners, are departing as an engine supplier.

It will also be the last race with the 13-inch tyres, with the sport switching to low-profile 18-inch ones for 2022 as part of new technical regulations.

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