The race in Baku may have been the dullest of the season, however it did throw up some rather interesting stats and facts over a weekend that belonged to Nico Rosberg in more ways than one.

  • Nico Rosberg took his 25th pole position of his career. This takes him to 10th on the all time list, just passing Mercedes boss Niki Lauda.
  • Rosberg is the 12th different driver to take pole in 23 European Grand Prix.
  • This was Rosberg’s 14th front-row start in a row, meaning he’s has turned 8 of those into wins.
  • Rosberg now has as many front-row starts in his career as Juan Manuel Fangio and Jim Clark (48).

  • Rosberg took the 2nd ‘Grand Chelem’ of his career (pole, win, fastest lap and led every lap of the race) to bring him equal to team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the ‘Grand Chelem’ list. It was also his 3rd hat-trick (pole, win and fastest lap), now level with Lauda, Nelson Piquet, Jack Brabham and John Surtees.
  • Rosberg (6181kms) has also overtaken Kimi Raikkonen (5955kms) for number of career kms led.
  • His win today saw Rosberg grab his 44th podium for Mercedes, one more than Hamilton (43).
  • Rosberg and Hamilton have raced the exact same number of laps in 2016 after 7 races. (422)
  • Rosberg set the fastest race lap for the 18th time in his career, he is now level with David Coulthard in that all time list.
  • This was Mercedes 52nd Formula One win, they now are now one win clear of Red Bull Racing.
  • This weekend Mercedes got their 60th pole position and their 30th F1 hat-trick (pole, win and fastest lap).
  • Williams won the DHL pit-stop award for the 7th time in 7 races in 2016.
Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan. Saturday 18 June 2016. The team prepare to launch Valtteri Bottas, Williams FW38 Mercedes, in to the session. Photo: Andrew Hone/Williams ref: Digital Image _ONY1172
Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan. Credit: Williams
  • This was the 11th race in a row in which Williams have had at least one car in the points. Only Ferrari join them in having at least one car in the points of each race in 2016.
  • Sebastian Vettel scored his 84th podium finish in Baku. Meaning he has just surpassed team-mate Raikkonen (83).
  • Today marked Raikkonen’s 160th, Hamilton’s 140th, Vettel’s 130th and Rosberg’s 120th points finish in F1.
  • Force India scored multiple podiums in one season for the first time, the first podium of 2016 coming in Monaco.
  • Sergio Perez scored his 7th career podium bringing him level with fellow countryman Pedro Rodríguez. Of Force India’s 5 total podium finishes, Perez has scored 4.
Credit: Force India
Credit: Force India
  • This was Perez’s 5th race in a row in the points.
  • Renault’s back row lock-out in qualifying was their equal worst ever performance on a Saturday as a two car effort in their history. The last time they qualified on the back row was the 1979 Monaco Grand Prix!

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