Stat Attack: Malaysia (pre-race)

Stat Attack: Malaysia (pre-race)

Michele Merlino delves into the archives to dig up the landmarks and records that could be set during the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend

McLaren's 650th

The Malaysian Grand Prix will be McLaren's 650th race since the team's debut in the 1966 British Grand Prix where Bruce McLaren took his Serenissima-powered M2B to sixth place. The only other team to make 650 starts is Ferrari, which passed that landmark at the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix.


Nick Heidfeld is set to equal his own record in Malaysia. The German set the record of 45 races without a retirement through an accident or a spin, between the 2002 Monaco Grand Prix and the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix. His current streak is 44 races, since the 2006 French GP. Heidfeld has retired due to an accident just twice in his last 112 starts and only four times in the last seven seasons.

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