Top 10 British Grand Prix stats: Max Verstappen equals Sebastian Vettel for eighth hat-trick – News Block

1. With Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton finishing P2 and P3 respectively, it was the first time two British drivers had finished on the Silverstone podium since David Coulthard and Eddie Irvine in 1999.

2. Five teams have led an opening lap this season – Red Bull, Aston Martin, Mercedes, Ferrari and McLaren – the most we’ve seen in a single season since 2009.

3. Almost a third of Max Verstappen’s participations with Red Bull have been race victories: 43 victories in 150 participations.

4. It was also his eighth F1 hat-trick, the most jointly by a Red Bull driver.

5. All those eleven podiums have been P1 or P2 finishes. Only Hamilton (12) and Schumacher (15) have had longer streaks.

6. Only Schumacher has more podiums (17) since the start of the season compared to Verstappen’s ten.

7. With P7, Fernando Alonso registered his tenth consecutive position in the points.

8. Verstappen has won the last five races from pole position. The most recent driver to take five or more consecutive wins from pole position was Michael Schumacher in 2000-01.

9. Sergio Pérez hasn’t made it to Q3 in each of the last five races. He amassed just 51 points in that period, while Verstappen has 136 to his name.

10. With just ten races, McLaren became the sixth team to stand on the podium this year.

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