McLaren failed to score a point for the first time in 64 races. Here’s more on that and four more top stats from Sunday’s race.
McLaren’s record points streak ends…
Not since the final F1 race of 2009 have McLaren left a race weekend without scoring any points. But in finally happened in Canada as Sergio Perez and Jenson Button could only manage 11th and 12th at the track where the team won the last three Grands Prix.
Their 64 consecutive races in the points is a record, but Ferrari just scored for the 55th race running, so it may not last much longer.
…while Raikkonen matches Schumacher’s record
Kimi Raikkonen has only failed to score in a single race since returning to F1 last year. That was 24 races ago, meaning he’s equaled Michael Schumacher’s record for most consecutive points finishes.
Raikkonen had some assistance in breaking the record as, unlike in Schumacher’s day, points are now awarded down to tenth place. But he had arguably had a more competitive field to contend with.
Force India’s century
Force India logged their 100th race start in Canada. The team, was originally entered F1 as Jordan in 1991, was founded in 2008.
Red Bull end Canada losing streak
The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was one of few circuits where Red Bull were yet to score a victory until Sebastian Vettel triumphed on Sunday. The only circuits which regularly appear on the calendar which they are yet to win at are Hockenheim, which only features in alternate years, and the Circuit of the Americas, which held its first race last year.
Massa passes 10,000 laps
Felipe Massa became the 11th driver in F1 history to complete 10,000 racing laps.
The record belongs to Michael Schumacher with 16,825, followed by Rubens Barrichello on 16,631. Jenson Button moved up to third place on this list over the weekend, completing his 12,445th racing lap.