Stats: Modern F1's biggest wins

Stats: Modern F1's biggest wins

Winning by half a minute is a major achievement in modern Formula 1. Stats wizard MICHELE MERLINO looks at who else has accomplished Vettel-esque dominance in recent decades


Sebastian Vettel's margin over Mark Webber at the finish of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was 30.827 seconds, which makes it the second time the champion has won by half a minute this season, after defeating Fernando Alonso by 32.627s in Singapore.

Winning by such a margin in a dry race is already a major achievement. Doing it twice in a season is very rare, and hasn't happened since Michael Schumacher achieved it three times in 1995, in Spain, Monaco and France. His Benetton team-mate Johnny Herbert was runner-up in the first of those, with title rival Damon Hill the defeated man in the other two events.

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