Melbourne Factfile

18 – Kimi Raikkonen is looking to extent his consecutive points scoring run to 18, going back to Bahrain last season.

18 – It’s the 18th time F1 has been held at the Albert Park circuit, the first being in 1996.

4 – An Australian has never won the Australian Grand Prix, the best results was Mark Webber’s 4th place in 2012.

2 – This weekend will see Sergio Perez and Esteban Guitterez on the grid, the last time at least two Mexicans were on the grid was the 1968 Mexican GP.

150 – Jenson Button has lead most laps of the Australian Grand Prix of the current crop – with 150 laps.

11 – McLaren are the most successful constructor at the Australian Grand Prix. They have 11 wins and 13 further podiums.

6 – The record number of Australian Pole Positions Ayrton Senna gained, all at Adelaide.

4 – Jenson Button has won three Australian Grands Prix, Michael Schumacher however has won the most, with four wins In 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004.

4 – Mercedes engines have powered four of the last five Australian Grand Prix winners.

4 – There will be four French drivers on the grid for this seasons opener (Romain Grosjean, Jean-Eric Vergne, Jules Bianchi and Charles Pic) The last time there were at least four French drivers was 1994. They were Jean Alesi, Erik Comas, Olivier Panis, Eric Bernard, and Luxembourg-born racer Bertrand Gachot.

4 – Great Britain will have four drivers (Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Max Chilton, Paul di Resta) on the grid for the season-opening Grand Prix for the first time since 2008 (David Coulthard, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Anthony Davidson).

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