The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix may have earned its name from the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy, but the race wholly and truly belonged to Mercedes. No team has dominated the sport in such a manner in any one era, and it looks like they are far from finished.
One of the constants this year has been Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton breaking some record or the other at each Grand Prix, and the race in Imola was no different. However, apart from Hamilton’s 93rd GP victory and Mercedes’ record-breaking 7th successive championship, there were many more interesting facts from the race on Sunday.
Here are all the numbers from the 2020 Emilia Romagna GP –
- This was the 100th Formula 1 Grand Prix to be held in Italy, with venues such as Monza (70), Imola (28), Pescara (1) and Mugello (1) contributing to that tally.
- The Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari has played host to 3 different Grands Prix – Italian (1980), San Marino (1981-2006) and Emilia Romagna (2020).
- Last week’s winner, Lewis Hamilton, completed his 72nd race win with Mercedes and tied Michael Schumacher’s record with Ferrari for most wins with one constructor.
- Hamilton took victory at the 29th different circuit of his F1 career.
- With a lead of 85 points currently, the Brit can wrap up the drivers’ championship at Turkey.
- Hamilton has led 5021 laps in the sport and could surpass Schumacher’s record of 5111 laps later this year.
- Valtteri Bottas has lost 10 of the 15 races he started on pole, with Hamilton winning 6 of them.
- Mercedes won their 7th constructors title becoming the first team ever to clinch 7 successive championships. They are currently at par with Lotus who won 7 titles between 1963 and 1978.
- Mercedes have now recorded 100 race victories and 200 podium finishes in the hybrid era.
- This was the 199th win and 500th podium for cars running Mercedes power units in F1.
- Mercedes have won at each new/returning circuit in the hybrid era.
- Mercedes have a 253-point gap to Red Bull this year. The biggest gap between 1st and 2nd in a championship is 297 set by Mercedes in 2016.