F.1 Azerbaijan GP stats:
120+120 – In Baku last year Lewis Hamilton recorded his 120th front row start and his 120th podium.
87 – Last year in Baku Sebastian Vettel matched Ayrton Senna for front row starts, 87, at the 3rd all-time place.
49 – Last year, Baku became the 49th track in which Ferrari claimed at least one pole position.
29 – Last year Kimi Raikkonen climbed on the podium for the first time in Baku, making this the 29th track in which he claimed a podium, equaling the all-time record of Alain Prost.
28-25 – Last year Baku became the 28th track in which Lewis Hamilton climbed on the podium and the 25th in which he claimed a race win. Baku was the only track in the calendar where he hadn’t won yet.
20 – Baku was the stage of the last non-Mercedes/Ferrari/Red Bull podium: a third by the Force India of Sergio Perez. That was 20 races ago.
8 – In the three editions of the Baku GP, we had 8 podium finishers: the only driver who climbed on the podium twice here is Sergio Perez (2016-2018).
4 – Mercedes claimed four front row spots out of six so far here: they conceded only a front row spot to Ricciardo (Red Bull) in 2016 and pole to Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) last year.
3x3 – Mercedes is the only team which climbed on the podium three times here, with three different drivers: a win from Nico Rosberg in 2016; a 2nd place by Bottas in 2017; a win by Hamilton last year.
3x3 – In three editions of the Baku race we had three different polesitters: Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel.
3x3 – In all the three editions of the Baku race, we had three different manufacturers on the podium.
2 – Only Lewis Hamilton started from the front row twice here: pole in 2017; second in 2018.
2 – Force India recorded here their last two podium finishes, with Sergio Perez: third in 2016 and 2018.
2 – Both in 2017 and in 2018, Baku was the stage of the only podium finish of the season by a driver not racing for Ferrari/Mercedes/Red Bull: Lance Stroll in 2017 (Williams); Sergio Perez in 2018 (Force India).
1 – Last year Lewis Hamilton claimed here his first win of 2018.