2017 Formula 1 season in stats

By on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Another intriguing Formula 1 season has now come to an end, with Lewis Hamilton regaining the Drivers' Championship and his teammate Valtteri Bottas winning the race finale in Dubai to cap off another successful year for Mercedes.

But what of the overall season statistics? Read on as we go through the main facts about the 2017 campaign...

Race wins

Unsurprisingly, champion Hamilton topped the list of race wins with nine from the 20 total Grands Prix, ahead of second-placed Sebastian Vettel, who managed five. It is actually one less victory than the Brit, whose 2018 title odds of 6/4 can be found in Sportsbet's very detailed market, achieved last year when he lost out to then-teammate Nico Rosberg by five points.

Hamilton's current stablemate Bottas was next in the list in 2017 with three wins, followed by Red Bull duo Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, who managed two and one respectively. Despite not recording a single victory since 2013, Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen finished ahead of Ricciardo and Verstappen and behind fellow Finn Bottas.


In terms of podiums, Hamilton, Vettel and Bottas all finished in the top three 13 times each. Only seven drivers actually managed this feat from the 20 races, with Ricciardo next with nine, followed by Raikkonen (7) and Verstappen (4).

That means that teenager Lance Stroll was the only other to have done so, after his incredible third-place in Azerbaijan. The Canadian still finished down in 12th in the standings, though, behind five others that could not manage a podium place.


Just two drivers could claim that they finished the 2017 season without being classified as having retired, one being Hamilton and the other Pierre Gasly - but the latter only drove five times for Toro Rosso after taking over from Daniil Kvyat. Others that drove for a full season and only retired once were Bottas, and Force India pair Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon.

Verstappen may have felt hard done by after failing to finish seven times, but there were others even worse off. Fernando Alonso also retired on seven occasions, but also didn't even start another time, while another Spaniard Carlos Sainz was unable to complete a race eight times.

Pole positions

Hamilton made full use of his Mercedes and completely dominated qualifying in 2017, starting on pole 11 times. Vettel and Bottas were way back on four apiece, with the latter gaining his last two in the final two races.

Raikkonen was the only other to start on pole, in Monaco, but lost out to teammate Vettel during the race.

Fastest lap

Onto our final stat, eight people in total managed a fastest 2017 season race lap, with Hamilton out ahead again with seven of them. Vettel was not too far behind with five, with Finnish duo Raikkonen and Bottas managing two apiece.

There was something for Alonso to cheer about this season as he gained the fastest time of the Hungarian GP on the penultimate lap, while Ricciardo, Verstappen and Perez also achieved one each.

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