Stat Attack: Korea (post-race)

Stat Attack: Korea (post-race)

Michele Merlino investigates the records and compiles some quite fascinating stats following last weekend's inaugural Korean Grand Prix

Conversion rates

Sebastian Vettel took his ninth pole position of the season during the Korean Grand Prix weekend, but once again the German failed to turn it in to a victory. This season the Red Bull driver has won from pole on only three occassions, a one-in-three conversion rate.

There are historical occurrences of similar statistics belonging to some illustrious names. In 1974, Niki Lauda also posted nine poles in a season but won only twice. Ten years later, another three-time world champion in-the-making, Nelson Piquet, achieved the same record.

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