List of Formula One race records

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This is a list of race records in the FIA World Championships, since 1950.

This page is accurate as of the 2018 German Grand Prix.

Race records[edit]

Description Record Details
Most retirements (number) 25 United States 1951 Indianapolis 500 (out of 33 starters – 75.8%)
Most retirements (percentage) 85.7% Monaco 1996 Monaco Grand Prix (18 out of 21 starters)
Fewest drivers not classified 0 Netherlands 1961 Dutch Grand Prix (15 starters)
United States 2005 United States Grand Prix (6 starters)[N 1]
Italy 2005 Italian Grand Prix (20 starters)
Spain 2011 European Grand Prix (24 starters)
Japan 2015 Japanese Grand Prix (20 starters)[N 2]
China 2016 Chinese Grand Prix (22 starters)
Japan 2016 Japanese Grand Prix (22 starters)
China 2018 Chinese Grand Prix (20 starters)[N 3]
Fewest finishers (actual) 3 Monaco 1996 Monaco Grand Prix (21 starters. Seven cars were classified, only three actually crossed the finish line)
Fewest finishers (classified) 4 Monaco 1966 Monaco Grand Prix (16 starters)
Most finishers 24 Spain 2011 European Grand Prix (24 starters)
Most pitstops 88 Hungary 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix
Fewest pitstops 0 Netherlands 1961 Dutch Grand Prix
Most overtakes for the lead 40 Italy 1965 Italian Grand Prix
Most overtakes in a dry race 161 China 2016 Chinese Grand Prix
Most overtakes in a wet race 144 Brazil 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix
Fewest overtakes in a race 0 Monaco 2003 Monaco Grand Prix
United States 2005 United States Grand Prix
Spain 2009 European Grand Prix
Russia 2017 Russian Grand Prix
Most starters 34 Germany 1953 German Grand Prix
Fewest starters 6 United States 2005 United States Grand Prix (20 cars took warmup lap, but 14 cars pulled out before the start)
Smallest winning margin 0.01 s (timed to 2 decimal places)[N 4] Italy 1971 Italian Grand Prix (United Kingdom Peter Gethin from Sweden Ronnie Peterson)
also closest 1st–3rd (0.09 s); 1st–4th (0.18 s); 1st–5th (0.61 s)
0.011 sec (timed to 3 decimal places) United States 2002 United States Grand Prix (Brazil Rubens Barrichello from Germany Michael Schumacher)
Largest winning margin (laps) 2 laps Spain 1969 Spanish Grand Prix (United Kingdom Jackie Stewart from New Zealand Bruce McLaren)
Australia 1995 Australian Grand Prix (United Kingdom Damon Hill from France Olivier Panis)
Largest winning margin (time) 5 min 12.75 sec Portugal 1958 Portuguese Grand Prix (United Kingdom Stirling Moss from United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn)
Lowest average race speed (winner) 74.844 km/h (46.506 mph) Canada 2011 Canadian Grand Prix (United Kingdom Jenson Button) (Race stopped for 2 hours due to heavy rain)
Highest average race speed (winner) 247.585 km/h (153.842 mph) Italy 2003 Italian Grand Prix (Germany Michael Schumacher)
Highest average lap speed (in practices) 262.242 km/h (162.950 mph) Italy 2004 Italian Grand Prix (Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya)[1]
Highest average lap speed (pole position) 260.395 km/h (161.802 mph) Italy 2004 Italian Grand Prix (Brazil Rubens Barrichello)[1]
Highest top speed (race) 370.1 km/h (229.969 mph) Italy 2005 Italian Grand Prix (Finland Kimi Räikkönen)
372.54 km/h (231.486 mph) (Not yet accepted by FIA) Mexico 2016 Mexican Grand Prix (Finland Valtteri Bottas)[2][3]
Highest top speed (weekend sessions) 378 km/h (234.878 mph) Azerbaijan 2016 European Grand Prix qualifying (Finland Valtteri Bottas)
Shortest race 14 laps,
24m 34.899s
59.92 km (37.233 mi)
Australia 1991 Australian Grand Prix (Race abandoned on lap 16 due to heavy rain)
Shortest race without a red flag 1 h 14 min 19.838 s Italy 2003 Italian Grand Prix
Longest race (duration) 70 laps,
4 h 4 min 39.537 s
Canada 2011 Canadian Grand Prix (Race stopped for 2 hours due to heavy rain)
Longest race (distance) 200 laps,
500 mi (804.672 km)
United States 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 Indianapolis 500
Longest non-Indianapolis 500 race (distance) 77 laps,
601.832 km (373.961 mi)
France 1951 French Grand Prix
Most times safety car deployed
in single race
6 times Canada 2011 Canadian Grand Prix
Most red flags in qualifying 4 Hungary 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix (Heavy rain, crashes of Marcus Ericsson, Felipe Massa and Rio Haryanto)
Closest result in a qualifying session 0.000s between P1 and P3 Spain 1997 European Grand Prix (Jacques Villeneuve, Michael Schumacher and Heinz-Harald Frentzen all set identical qualifying lap times)
Most pit stops by a driver in a single race 7 France Alain Prost (1993 European Grand Prix)
Most pit stops by a winning driver in a single race 6 (including 1 penalty) United Kingdom Jenson Button (2011 Canadian Grand Prix)
Most (driving) penalties in one race 3 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado (2015 Hungarian Grand Prix)
Most grid-place (engine) penalties for one race 70 United Kingdom Jenson Button (2015 Mexican Grand Prix)[4]
Lowest race-winning average speed 74.864 km/h (46.518 mph) United Kingdom Jenson Button (2011 Canadian Grand Prix)
Youngest average age of podium finishers 23 years, 350 days Italy 2008 Italian Grand Prix (Germany Sebastian Vettel, Finland Heikki Kovalainen, Poland Robert Kubica)[5]
Oldest average age of podium finishers 46 years, 263 days Switzerland 1950 Swiss Grand Prix (Italy Giuseppe Farina, Italy Luigi Fagioli, France Louis Rosier)[5]
Most races in a season 21 2016, 2018 (planned)
Fewest races in a season 7 1950, 1955
Season starting earliest in the year 1 January 1965 (South Africa), 1968 (South Africa)
Season ending latest in the year 29 December 1962 (South Africa)
Coldest race Air temperature: 5 °C 1978 Canadian Grand Prix
Hottest race 42.5 °C 2005 Bahrain Grand Prix[6]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 20 cars started the warmup lap before the start, but 14 cars pulled to pit lane during the start and did not participate in the race as part of a Michelin withdrawal.
  2. ^ All cars finished the race apart from Felipe Nasr, who was still classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.
  3. ^ All cars finished the race apart from Brendon Hartley, who was still classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.
  4. ^ Since 1982, all race timings have been done to the nearest 0.001 seconds, but previously many races, including the 1971 Italian Grand Prix, were not. As a result it is impossible to know whether the finish was closer than that of the 2002 United States Grand Prix.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "All time Formula One records". F1Technical.net. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.fia.com/file/49841/download?token=pw7Swwc6
  3. ^ "372.54 km/h by Valtteri Bottas in Mexico GP, new F1 speed record according to official statistics (with image, tweet) · sikaheimo". storify.com. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Jenson Button's F1 Mexican GP grid penalty increased to 70 places". Autosport. 1 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Podiums average age". Stats F1. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "Top 5 – hottest races on record". Formula1.com. August 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2018.