Canadian GP 2022
After a sixth consecutive Red Bull win, Formula 1 is slowly getting boring. Number dudes still get their money. Carlos Sainz and Mick Schumacher are approaching a record no one really wants.
After the Australian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen scolded TV cameras that he would need 50 races this year to catch up with Charles Leclerc. At the time, the Dutchman was 46 World Championship points behind. Six races later, the world looks very different. Now Verstappen is suddenly leading with 46 points – but not in front of Leclerc, but in front of teammate Sergio Perez.
The big change is the result of a strong Red Bull team effort. The Milton Keynes racing team has now celebrated six consecutive victories. And this sudden Ferrari results in unreliability that hasn’t been seen during testing and the first race of the year. In Montreal, Charles Leclerc had to start from behind due to an engine penalty and missed the podium for the fourth time in a row.
Sainz collects only small trophies
Meanwhile, Carlos Sainz has collected more trophies this season than his teammate. The Spaniard was allowed to appear in the Champagne event at the Canadian Grand Prix for the eleventh time in his career. It always finished second and third. Sainz has waited in vain for his first win so far. In Montreal, Verstappen was not missing a second.
The Ferrari driver is thus following in the footsteps of Nick Heidfeld. The man from Monchengladbach still holds the record for most podium finishes without once standing at the top of the podium. The German collected 13 minor trophies for Sauber, Williams and Renault.
Mick Schumacher is also getting closer and closer to a “best mark” that no pilot really wants. The Haas driver ran his 30th Formula 1 race in Montreal. However, the youngster has yet to score any World Championship points. With the starting position sixth, the starting position was better than ever in his career. In the end, technology didn’t go along well.
unusable record problem
Luca Badoer holds the record for most runs without points. The Italian had competed in the Premier Class 51 times without counting anything. However, it should be mentioned that in the 1990s, when Badoer spent most of his F1 career, only the first six drivers were allowed to score points.
If you implement today’s plan, Badoer would have scored 26 points. In the case of Schumacher, the comparison with Charles Pique makes more sense. The Frenchman has competed 39 times in Formula 1 for Marussia and Caterham and has never made the top ten. If Schumi’s streak of bad luck continues for an entire season, he will outlive the pick.
As always, we have gathered many more crazy stats in the gallery for you. For example, you will find out what personal negative record Lewis Hamilton might set at Silverstone, when a driver bigger than Fernando Alonso was last in the front row of the grid and what Carlos Sainz and Stefan Johansson have in common.
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