Stats and facts from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

By on Monday, November 14, 2011

- Sebastian Vettel's retired from a grand prix for the first time since Korea last season. The last time he failed to complete a single lap in the race was at the wet 2008 British Grand Prix, when David Coulthard collided with him.

- Vettel's 19-race streak of consecutive points finishes leaves him second in the all-time list, behind Schumacher, whose 24-race run came from Hungary 2001-Malaysia 2003.

- Red Bull's 19 consecutive podium finishes came to an end in Abu Dhabi as Mark Webber could only manage 4th.

- The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the 45th straight race without a new winner in F1: the last being Mark Webber’s win in Germany in 2002. The previous record was the 44 races between Alessandro Nannini at Suzuka in 1989 and Michael Schumacher at Spa in 1992. The gap between Jarno Trulli (Monaco 2004) and Jenson Button (Hungary 2006) was 43 races.

- Lewis Hamilton scored the 17th win of his career and with it his 42nd podium. Jenson Button has now also made it on the rostrum 42 times and both Brits are now level with another world champion, Damon Hill.

- Mark Webber has now gone 40 races since a mechanical failure halted his race. A brake failure in Singapore in 2009 pitched him out of that event.
Button has finished third in each of the Abu Dhabi Grands Prix staged to date.

- Fernando Alonso has finished on the podium in every F1 track he has raced on, except the A1 Ring, where he retired in 2001 and 2003.

- Mark Webber set his 6th fastest lap of the season, but has yet to win a race.

- Webber also managed to lead a race for the first time since the German Grand Prix in July.

- Felipe Massa finished 5th for the fifth time in 2011. He has yet to finish higher.

- Lewis Hamilton has now led over 1000 laps in F1, the 17th driver in F1 history to do so.

Statistics compiled from the FORIX database

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