2015 Formula 1 season in numbers

F1 season stats: Mercedes lead the way

It has been another eventful Formula 1 season, with Lewis Hamilton once again emerging as world champion after an, at times, fraught battle with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

BBC Sport has compiled the key numbers for the 2015 season, with a strong focus on Hamilton and Rosberg as well as some interesting statistics about the other drivers.

Find out who was the best starter, which driver accumulated the most penalties and plenty more besides.

LEWIS HAMILTON
43: Overall race wins, the most by a British driver
10: Wins this season (one fewer than 2014 but only Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher have more in a season, having managed 13 in 2013 and 2004 respectively)
16: World championships won by British drivers (Mike Hawthorn, 1958; Graham Hill, 1962, 1968; Jim Clark, 1963, 1965; John Surtees, 1964; Sir Jackie Stewart, 1969, 1971, 1973; James Hunt, 1976; Nigel Mansell, 1992; Damon Hill, 1996; Lewis Hamilton, 2008, 2014, 2015; Jenson Button, 2009).
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MORE HAMILTON STATS
He is the only driver to win at least one race in his first nine seasons in F1. Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel all raced for parts of a season before going on a similar run. Prost took part in 11 races in 1980 before winning every year from 1981 to 1990 while Schumacher took part in six races in 1991, before winning every year from 1992 to 2006.
The only drivers to have won more grands prix than Hamilton are Schumacher (91) and Prost (51). In 2015, he overtook Ayrton Senna (41) and Vettel (42)
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MERCEDES
16: Race wins for Mercedes (Equalling record from last season. The next best is 15 for McLaren in 1988 (16-race season), Ferrari in 2002 (17-race season) and Ferrari in 2004 (18-race season)
18: Pole positions for Mercedes (equalling record from last season, shared with Red Bull in 2011 – also a 19-race season)
The highs and lows of the 2015 F1 season
CONSTRUCTORS
Biggest improvement in 2014: Ferrari won 428 points in 2015 and finished second in the constructors’ championship. In 2014 they managed 216 points, their worst season in F1 for more than 20 years.
Biggest drop in 2014: Last year Red Bull won 405 points and finished second in the constructors’ championship. In 2015 they scored only 187 points and finished fourth, failing to win a race for the first time since 2008.
Alonso and Button fool around in Brazil

2015 DRIVER STATS

LEWIS HAMILTON
GRAND PRIX GRID POSITION RACE RESULT RACE POINTS TOTAL POINTS
Australia 1 1 25 25
Malaysia 1 2 18 43
China 1 1 25 68
Bahrain 1 1 25 93
Spain 2 2 18 111
Monaco 1 3 15 126
Canada 1 1 25 151
Austria 1 2 18 169
Britain 1 1 25 194
Hungary 1 6 8 202
Belgium 1 1 25 227
Italy 1 1 25 252
Singapore 5 Retired 0 252
Japan 2 1 25 277
Russia 2 1 25 302
United States 2 1 25 327
Mexico 2 2 18 345
Brazil 2 2 18 363
Abu Dhabi 2 2 18 381
NICO ROSBERG
GRAND PRIX GRID POSITION RACE RESULT RACE POINTS TOTAL POINTS
Australia 2 2 18 18
Malaysia 3 3 15 33
China 2 2 18 51
Bahrain 3 3 15 66
Spain 1 1 25 91
Monaco 2 1 25 116
Canada 2 2 18 134
Austria 2 1 25 159
Britain 2 2 18 177
Hungary 2 8 4 181
Belgium 2 2 18 199
Italy 4 Retired 0 199
Singapore 6 4 12 211
Japan 1 2 18 229
Russia 1 Retired 0 229
United States 1 2 18 247
Mexico 1 1 25 272
Brazil 1 1 25 297
Abu Dhabi 1 1 25 322
SEBASTIAN VETTEL
GRAND PRIX GRID POSITION RACE RESULT RACE POINTS TOTAL POINTS
Australia 4 3 15 15
Malaysia 2 1 25 40
China 3 3 15 55
Bahrain 2 5 10 65
Spain 3 3 15 80
Monaco 3 2 18 98
Canada 16 5 10 108
Austria 3 4 12 120
Britain 6 3 15 135
Hungary 3 1 25 160
Belgium 9 12 0 160
Italy 3 2 18 178
Singapore 1 1 25 203
Japan 4 3 15 218
Russia 4 2 18 236
United States 4 3 15 251
Mexico 3 Retired 0 251
Brazil 3 3 15 266
Abu Dhabi 16 4 12 278
WINS
Lewis Hamilton 10
Nico Rosberg 6
Sebastian Vettel 3
POLE POSITIONS
Lewis Hamilton 11
Nico Rosberg 7
Sebastian Vettel 1
FASTEST LAPS
Lewis Hamilton 8
Nico Rosberg 5
Daniel Ricciardo 3
Kimi Raikkonen 2
Sebastian Vettel 1
PENALTIES
Due to driver Due to team No action
Fernando Alonso 2 11 2
Jenson Button 1 9 2
Carlos Sainz 7 3 3
Daniil Kvyat 5 4 1
Kimi Raikkonen 5 4 4
Max Verstappen 4 5 3
Pastor Maldonado 8 0 1
Romain Grosjean 4 3 2
Daniel Ricciardo 1 5 3
Valtteri Bottas 2 3 2
Nico Hulkenberg 5 0 2
Sebastian Vettel 3 1 5
Felipe Massa 1 2 0
Sergio Perez 3 0 1
Will Stevens 1 2 1
Roberto Mehri 2 1 1
Lewis Hamilton 2 0 1
Nico Rosberg 1 1 1
Marcus Ericsson 2 0 1
Felipe Nasr 2 0 0
Alexander Rossi 0 1 0
GRID POSITION PENALTIES
Qualifying penalties Total qualifying place penalty
Fernando Alonso 7 155
Jenson Button 6 155
Max Verstappen 4 58
Daniel Ricciardo 3 80
Kimi Raikkonen 2 60
Will Stevens 2 30
Romain Grosjean 2 7
Daniil Kvyat 1 45
Roberto Merhi 1 20
Sebastian Vettel 1 15
Valtteri Bottas 1 3
Nico Hulkenberg 1 3
Felipe Nasr 1 3
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HAMILTON v ROSBERG
Hamilton Rosberg
Wins 10 6
Podiums 17 15
Poles 11 7
Front rows 18 15
Fastest laps 8 5
Retirements 1 2