Top statistics from the Belgian GP

Motorsport.com brings all important statistics and figures from the Belgian GP, where Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher's all-time pole record.

Top statistics from the Belgian GP

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Lewis Hamilton scored his 68th career pole at Spa, equalling Michael Schumacher's all-time record. Schumacher's last pole came at the 2006 French Grand Prix.

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Hamilton also broke the absolute lap record for the current configuration of the track with a time of 1m42.553s in qualifying. The previous best was held by Jarno Trulli with 1m44.503s (2009).

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With his fourth pole at Spa, Hamilton is tied with F1 legends Juan Manuel Fangio (1951, '53, '54, '56) and Ayrton Senna (1998-91).

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The 2017 Belgian GP was Hamilton's 200th race. He became the 17th driver in the history of F1 to reach that mark.

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He is also the first driver to take part in 200 grands prix with the same engine, having always raced with a Mercedes motor (including his McLaren days). Schumacher is next in the list, having competed for 180 races with a Ferrari engine on the back of his car.

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Like Button (Hungary 2011), Alonso (China 2013) and Rosberg (Singapore 2006), Hamilton won on his 200th start.

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The three-time world champion scored his third Belgian GP victory and is now tied with Fangio and Damon Hill in the list of most successful drivers at Spa.

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After 12 round, no driver has won two races in a row this season. To find a similar statistic, one has to go back to 2012 (Vettel won 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th race) and further to 1985 (when Mansell won the 15th and 16th GP).

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Vettel scored his 95th podium on his 190th race start. It means he has finished as many races on the podium as outside it. Also, he's just two podiums shy of Ferrari predecessor Fernando Alonso's tally of 97 podiums.

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Vettel scored the fastest lap of the race on the 41st tour - a 1m46.577s. It was the 30th fastest lap of his career, putting him equal with Mansell.

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Vettel also managed to better Giancarlo Fisichella's lap record from 2009 (1m47.263s).

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Daniel Ricciardo scored his 24th podium thanks to a stellar restart, equalling Stirling Moss, John Surtees and Alan Jones.

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Bottas' run of five consecutive podium finishes came to an end at Spa as he could only manage fifth.

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Nico Hulkenberg equalled his best result of the season at Spa. He has previously finished sixth in Spain and the UK.

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Eight different teams finished in the points. The record for this season - nine - was set at Baku (Azerbaijan GP).

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Verstappen suffered his sixth retirement of the season, meaning he hasn't finished half the races this year.

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Including his DNS in Russia, absence from Monaco and late race retirement from Canada, it was the eighth time Alonso didn't make it to the finishing line.
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