Stat Attack: Europe

Stat Attack: Europe

Michele Merlino investigates the records and compiles the stats ahead of the European Grand Prix

Negative milestone in sight?

There was no McLaren or Ferrari on pole position in the first 10 races of the season - the same number of races as between the 1996 Belgian Grand Prix and the 1997 Spanish Grand Prix, when all the poles were taken by Williams.

An 11th race without a Ferrari or McLaren on pole would move the reference point further down memory lane. There were 13 poles recorded either by Williams (eight) or Benetton (five) from the 1994 European Grand Prix to the 1995 Hungarian Grand Prix.

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