Leclerc, 99th perch in history



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Author of pole position, Charles Leclerc became the 99th poleman in Formula 1 history. Coincidently fun, the Bahrain Grand Prix was the 999th race since the creation of the World Championship in 1950.

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Leclerc is also the first Monegasque to sign pole position. His compatriots, Louis Chiron and Olivier Beretta, never made it to eighth place on the grid.

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Charles Leclerc is the first driver to lead a race of more than 40 laps without defeating him since Lewis Hamilton at the Monaco Grand Prix of 2015 (victory of Nico Rosberg).

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Lewis Hamilton won his 74th Grand Prix victory. He is 17 years behind Michael Schumacher's record.

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This is Lewis Hamilton's 53rd victory at Mercedes, compared to Ferrari's Michael Schumacher, 72, 38 for Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull, and 35 for Ayrton Senna with McLaren.

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This is the 13th consecutive season in which Hamilton has won at least one Grand Prix since 2007. Only Michael Schumacher has done better (15 years from 1992 to 2006).

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Charles Leclerc signed the fastest lap of his career, also the first of a Monaco driver.

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Thanks to this performance, the number 16 became the first driver in history to score 16 points in a Grand Prix.

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Leclerc also became the first Monegasque to climb on the podium since the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix.

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This is the local stadium Louis Chiron (photographed in 1955) that had achieved this performance in the Principality, with Maserati.

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Lewis Hamilton signed the 136th podium of his career. Only Michael Schumacher leads (155), while Sebastian Vettel is 111.

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Valtteri Bottas, for his part, finished in the top 3 for the 32nd time of his career, equaling Jean Alesi, Jacques Laffite and the illustrious Jim Clark.

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Sebastian Vettel led a Grand Prix for the 99th time in his career with 221 starts. He is preceded by Michael Schumacher (142) and Lewis Hamilton (130).

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Vettel had his tenth consecutive win without wins, by far his worst series since a wild season in 2016.

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Fourth, Max Verstappen saw his series of six consecutive podiums come to an end. In contrast, the Red Bull rider remains in 11 consecutive top 5 races.

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Sixth, Lando Norris became the 60th British rider to score points. The United States followed with 51 riders in points (largely thanks to Indianapolis, 500 miles from 1950 to 1960), Italy with 47 and France, 38.

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Seventh, Kimi Räikkönen scored points for the 206th time since his Formula One debut against 221 Michael Schumacher, 202 Fernando Alonso and 194 Lewis Hamilton.

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Ninth, Alexander Albon became the second Thai in history to score points.

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The precedent was Prince Bira, author of three top 5 arrivals between 1950 and 1954 with Maserati.

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Conquered by Stroll, Romain Grosjean recorded his 42nd crash in 145 starts – 28.97%, the highest percentage on the board. His 2012 season contributed heavily with eight of the 19 (42.11%).

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Carlos Sainz went through so many retirements (two) in 2019 as in 2018.

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Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo gave up at the end of the race, both betrayed by their power unit. This is Renault's first double drop since the 2017 Grand Prix in Mexico and the first double collapse of the powertrain since Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso at the 2003 French Grand Prix.

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As for the Formula 2 Grand Prix, he met Alesi, Schumacher and Delétraz for the first time in 24 years … more specifically Giuliano Alesi, Mick Schumacher (Left) and Louis Delétraz (Right), son of Jean Alesi, Michael Schumacher and Jean-Denis Delétraz, who were the three lined up at the start of the 1995 European Formula 1 Grand Prix.

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