September 10th, 2013 (F1plus/H. Hough).- Sebastian Vettel's victory at the Italian Grand Prix was his sixth of the season. That means he has now won 50% of all races so far in 2013, a dominating statistic indeed. He took pole position - incidentally Red Bull's 50th pole in Formula One - and now equals Fernando Alonso with 32 career wins. Here is a look at how the rest of the weekend shaped up in numbers.
As mentioned above, it was win number six for Vettel in 2013. He also took his pole position tally to four. It was his ninth podium of the season and he was joined by Alonso and Mark Webber taking their seventh and fourth, respectively, podiums of 2013. There were 20 classified drivers but three retirements: Adrian Sutil retired in the pits with just a lap of the race remaining; Paul di Resta crashed out on lap one (and received a reprimand); while Jean-Eric Vergne had a transmission problem and retired on lap 14.
Of the 19 finishers, 15 were on the lead lap. Drivers from seven teams scored points: two drivers for Red Bull, two for Ferrari, two for Mercedes, one for Sauber, one for Toro Rosso, one for Lotus and one for McLaren. There were two race leaders - Vettel and Alonso - with the lead changing hands twice.
Romain Grosjean gained most positions in the race - progressing from 13th to finish 8th, gaining five places in the process.
Pit Stops and Penalties
There were only 25 visits to the pit-lane, with most drivers favoring a one-stop strategy. Kimi Räikkönen, Lewis Hamilton, Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde pitted twice and Sutil retired in the pit-lane, meaning there were 24 pit-stops in total.
Mercedes recorded the fastest pit stop of the race on lap 26. Nico Rosberg's stop took 24.079s in total.
After qualifying, Sutil received a three-place grid drop for impeding.
Hamilton recorded the fastest lap of the race on lap 51. His 1:25.849 was considerably faster than Rosberg, who set the second fastest lap of the race with a 1:26.800 on lap 50.
Over the course of the weekend it was Webber who completed most laps overall, with 159. He was followed by Daniel Ricciardo (156), Jenson Button (154), Nico Hulkenberg (154) and Esteban Gutierrez (153).
Red Bull completed the most laps overall as a team (310). They were ahead of Sauber (307), McLaren (306), Williams (299) and Mercedes (298).
There were three test drivers used in Free Practice 1: Heikki Kovalainen, Rodolfo Gonzalez and James Calado.
Gonzalez completed most laps (26) followed by Calado with 24 and Kovalainen with 21.
Another race finish for both Hamilton and Max Chilton saw them maintain their 100% finishing record for 2013. Vettel, Hamilton, Webber, and Alonso have all finished 11 of 12 races in the points.
Hamilton dropped out of qualifying before Q3 for the first time in 67 races.
Vettel's win was Red Bull's 40th, of which Vettel has won 32 - an impressive statistic indeed.
Felipe Massa out-qualified Alonso for the fourth time this season. This is one more time than he managed in all of 2012.