Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Fernando Alonso aims to end his longest streak of F1 races at the 2023 US

The Spanish Aston Martin driver has an important incentive ahead of him in Austin for almost a decade. Discover the Opta Facts at the Circuit of the Americas test on DAZN!

Fernando Alonso regained his smile at Aston Martin. The Formula 1 world champion with Renault in 2005 and 2006 is back behind the wheel of the British team’s AMR23.

The Spanish driver has seven podiums in 16 races this season-not counting the Sprint Races- and intends to end the year with the best possible feelings for a 2024 that is expected to be more interesting.

The 2023 United States Grand Prix has an important incentive for Fernando Alonso in his Aston Martin.

We present to you on DAZN, the Opta Facts most important before this test at the Circuit of the Americas:

Fernando Alonso aims to end his longest streak of F1 races at the 2023 United States GP since 2014 with Ferrari!

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In Formula 1 since 2001 – with 2002 and his brief retirement in 2018 and 2018 -, Fernando Alonso is a legend. in the most important motorsports competition.

However, like all champions, he also had bad moments that he has now made Aston Martin forget. And that’s it By finishing the race in Austin he is on his fourth-longest streak of finishing races (that would be 18 in a row since the start of this season in Bahrain).

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Further, the 29th was between China 2013 and Belgium 2014, the 23rd was between Europe 2011 and Hungary 2012, and the 22nd was between France 2005 and Germany 2006. This season is not over and there is a common goal for the driver and the team.

If he wins in the United States, Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) will sign the longest interval between the first victory and the last. in the entire history of F1 (it will be 20 years and 59 days), surpassing Kimi Raikkonen’s 15 years and 212 days between Malaysia in 2003 and the United States in 2018.

Max Verstappen and Red Bull, in pursuit of the historic points record for F1 driver and team at the 2023 United States GP

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Max Verstappen (Red Bull) has a chance at the 2023 United States GP to tie the record for most wins achieved in a single year (15)equaling his record achieved in 2022.

The Dutch driver can achieve his victory number 50 in Formula 1. He is the fifth driver to reach this number in the entire history of the competition after Lewis Hamilton (103), Michael Schumacher (91), Sebastian Vettel (53) and Alain Prost (51), and the third to achieve it with the same team after Lewis Hamilton (82 with Mercedes) and Michael Schumacher (72 with Ferrari).

Read more | Max Verstappen’s victories in F1, one after another

Max Verstappen averaged 25.5 points per race this season, his best record in the same year in F1, surpassing the previous year’s 20.6. In addition, the Dutchman has the opportunity to overcome the record for points in one year of competition in the United States: 454 in 2022 compared to the 433 he has now.

If Red Bull gets 59 possible points, it leaves its star driver and Checo Pérez in the first two positions in the sprint and race, in addition to the fastest lap, which will add up to 716 points this season, which would be the fourth mark in history after 765 by Mercedes in 2016, 759 by Red Bull in 2022 and 739 by Mercedes in 2019.

The rest of the Opta Facts are from GP in the United States

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In the same way that Fernando Alonso and Max Verstappen are the absolute protagonists of Opta Facts at the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, Other drivers, including Carlos Sainz, also had their captions:

Read more | The F1 calendar for the 2023 season

  • Austin will see a Formula 1 race for the 11th time which is the second American circuit with the most competition prizes after Watkins Glen (15).
  • The last 12 winners of the United States Grand Prix have started from the front row of the grid seven from pole position and five from second position.
  • No other driver has won more United States Grand Prix than Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton (6). Only in Hungary (8), Great Britain (8), and Canada (7) has he won more times than this grand prix (also 6 in Spain and China).
  • Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) has finished in the top five in each of his last five completed races, as many as in the last 12 completed races. The last time he chained six consecutive grands prix, not counting retirements, among the top five was in 2019 in his first year with the Scuderia (14 in a row).
  • Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) achieved pole position in the 2022 United States Grand Prix which will be the first time he has achieved two poles in the same grand prix in his competition career and the first to repeat the pole position in Austin after Lewis Hamilton between 2016 and 2018.
  • Lewis Hamilton suffered, in Qatar, the 30th of his retirement from Formula 1. He has not experienced two consecutive withdrawals from the competition since 2010 (Italy and Singapore), although it has not happened to him in two consecutive grand prixes in the first round.
  • Lewis Hamilton is, at the moment, the driver who has gained the most positions on the sprint grid with the result of the sprint race in 2023 (14) and in general because this format exists (26).
  • If George Russell and/or Lewis Hamilton finish in the top 10 in Austin, Mercedes will find themselves with a fourth solo finish in a row. The longest consecutive grand prix points in Formula 1 history (that would be 56).
  • McLaren driver Lando Norris has been on the podium in five of the last eight races Formula 1 races (four 2nd places and one 3rd), as many as his 69 previous competitive races. He equals Chris Amon as the third driver with the most podiums without a win in Formula 1 (11).
  • Lando Norris (McLaren) achieved 11 podiums in Formula 1, all of them without winning even once. If he climbs to the box in 2nd or 3rd position in Austin, he has 12 without a win, the second-longest record in Formula 1 history (12 also by Stefan Johansson) and only one behind Nick Heidfeld (13).
  • McLaren has put its drivers on the podium seven times in 2023, the best record in a single year since 2012 (13). It was also the year with the most average points per race since the same year (12.9 in 2023 and 18.9 in 2012).
  • Esteban Ocon (Alpine), who has retired six times this season, He will become the first driver on the current grid to retire in seven races in one year since Kevin Magnussen in 2020 (7).
  • Alfa Romeo is just one point away from scoring 200 in its Formula 1 history. It is the 26th team to achieve this figure in the competition.
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