F.1 French, Le Castellet Stats
1953 – The 1953 French GP was the stage of the first British win in Formula 1, recorded by Mike Hawthorn. Britain is now the most successful country with 282 wins.
100 – Ferrari recorded their 100th win in the 1990 French GP, held at Paul Ricard. They count now 235 wins.
75-65 – Last year Lewis Hamilton claimed his 75th pole and his 65th win in France.
60 – This will be the 60th French GP in history. France is the sixth country to reach this goal after Great Britain, Italy, Monaco, Belgium and Germany.
50 – Michael Schumacher imported his 50th F.1 win in the 2001 French GP.
30 – Last year Kimi Raikkonen became the first rider who climbed on the podium on 30 different tracks, a new all-time record. (Alain Prost follows at 29)
27-26 – Last year the Paul Ricard became the last circuit in which Lewis Hamilton recorded a win and a pole position for the first time. He holds the record for wins on different tracks, 27, and poles on different tracks, 26.
5-5 – French and British drivers are tied for wins at the Paul Ricard, with 5 for each country.
5 – All the wins at Paul Ricard came from the first five spots of the starting grid.
3 – In the first French GP, back in 1950 at Reims, the Alfa Romeos of Fangio and Fagioli lapped the rest of the field three times.
1 – Mercedes took its maiden F.1 win at the French GP, back in 1954. Fangio and Kling lapped the entire field.
1 – The 1979 French GP marked the first win for a Turbo engine in F.1 (Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Renault RS10).
1 – Paul Ricard is the only track in the current calendar where Sebastian Vettel hasn’t scored a podium finish.
0 – There have never been wet races at the Paul Ricard so far (15 races run).