Mercedes can match one other document in the event that they reign in Spain
Mercedes have been in a league of their very own but once more in Baku and might be hoping to inflict extra boredom on Sebastian Vettel with a record-equalling one-two on the Spanish Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas took a one-point lead over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton within the drivers’ standings with victory in Azerbaijan on Sunday.
Mercedes are the primary crew in Formulation One historical past to have first and second-placed drivers within the opening 4 races of a season.
Vettel described the dominance of the Silver Arrows as “boring” after he completed third to take a seat 35 factors adrift of Bottas.
And under, we have a look at some Opta numbers on F1 clear sweeps.
That is the strongest begin to a season for a crew in F1 historical past. four again to again 1-2’s, wow. I couldn’t be prouder of this crew, the sheer quantity of laborious work and imaginative and prescient I see every day from everybody right here is thoughts blowing @MercedesAMGF1 @MSI_Images pic.twitter.com/5CGMkI3bfN
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) April 28, 2019
HIGH FIVE IF MERCEDES REIGN IN SPAIN
If the Mercedes duo end forward of the remainder of the sphere on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya their sequence of consecutive one-twos will transfer to a joint-record 5.
The German crew have claimed most factors in 5 races in a row twice, first in 2014 after which a run stretching from 2015 to the beginning of the next marketing campaign.
Ferrari have additionally achieved the feat twice, turning into the primary two achieve this manner again in 1952 and once more 17 years in the past.
Mercedes’ newest exhibition moved them above McLaren on the checklist of all-time one-twos in F1.
They’ve now pulled off 48 clear sweeps, with Ferrari having a mammoth 83 to their identify.
Williams are fourth on the checklist with 33.
MOST ONE-TWOS IN A SEASON?
Whereas Mercedes are lapping up an ideal begin to the season, they’re a way from breaking their very own document for one-twos in a season.
They achieved that as many as 12 occasions in 2015, bettering the document of 11 set the earlier yr.