Stat Attack: Australia (pre-race)

Stat Attack: Australia (pre-race)

There are plenty of unknowns going into this weekend's Australian Grand Prix, but some things we do know for certain. Michele Merlino investigates some of the stats ahead of the race


The average age of the grid has fallen from 29.3 at the start of the 2008 season to 28.5 at the beginning of 2009. Brawn GP is the oldest team on the grid, with Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello averaging 32.5, while Williams is the youngest team on the grid, averaging 23.5. The youngest driver is Sebastien Buemi at 20 and Barrichello the oldest at 36.


At Melbourne, Jarno Trulli is set to become the 10th driver in grand prix history to make 200 race starts. The first nine are: Barrichello (267), Riccardo Patrese (256), Michael Schumacher (248), David Coulthard (246), Giancarlo Fisichella (212), Gerhard Berger (210), Andrea de Cesaris (208), Nelson Piquet (204) and Jean Alesi (201).

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