F1 stats: Lewis Hamilton's 'grand slams' & Maldonado's penalties

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The summer holidays are almost over and the second half of the 2015 Formula 1 season is upon us.

After a couple of weeks of sun, sea and sand (or, in Lewis Hamilton's case, showing off your moves at a parade in Barbados)external-link, F1 drivers will be peeling themselves off the loungers and back into the garage.

But before the beach reading comes to an end, it might be worth taking a look at who has clocked up what during the season so far.

And yes, there is another driver who has as many penalties as Pastor Maldonado...

Hungry Hamilton

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton has scored 81% of the maximum 250 points available (202). After 10 races last season he had scored 176 points (70%).

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Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen
Lewis Hamilton has led for 340 laps in 2015 - the most of anyone on the grid. Luckless Kimi Raikkonen has been at the front of the pack for just 10.

Moving to Moscow

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Only Hamilton, team-mate Nico Rosberg and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel have completed every lap of every race this season (633). It means the trio have driven a total of 1,876 miles - the equivalent of driving from London to Moscow (with a few miles to spare).

Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso was forced to push his McLaren during qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix

In contrast, Fernando Alonso has completed the fewest laps of any driver this year with 363. At this stage last season, the Spaniard led the way with 698, during his last season with Ferrari.

'Crashtor' Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado

Perhaps no surprises here as Lotus's Pastor Maldonado has retired on the most occasions in 2015, failing to finish in six races.

Pastor Maldonado

Maldonado and team-mate Romain Grosjean have earned six penalty points each in the past 12 months. Any driver who receives 12 points during a 12-month period will get an automatic one-race ban.

Qualifying kings

Hamilton has out-qualified his Mercedes team-mate Rosberg in nine of the 10 races so far. He also has secured the F1 'grand slam' of pole, fastest lap and victory on three occasions this season - in Australia, China and Britain.

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton

Plenty for McLaren to mull over

It has been a season of struggle for McLaren so far and the chance to celebrate both their drivers completing a trouble-free race has been rare.

There have only been two races when McLaren pair Alonso and Jenson Button have both reached the finish.
There have only been two races when McLaren pair Alonso and Jenson Button have both reached the finish - in China and Hungary.

The rookie taking it to the max

max verstappen

Max Verstappen's 22 points makes him the top-performing rookie so far in 2015. All the more impressive when you consider the 17-year-old is yet to pass his driving test.

When it all goes wrong...

Races featuring the most retirements: Six, in Austria and Britain.

Kimi Raikkonen
Kimi Raikkonen's crash with Fernando Alonso provided a dramatic start to the Austrian Grand Prix

...when it all goes (mostly) right

Races featuring the fewest retirements: Two in Bahrain and Spain.

Safety car

In 2014 after 10 races, the safety car had been deployed in five - Australia, Bahrain, Monaco, Canada and Great Britain.

Miles apart

After 10 races this season, the biggest winning margin was the 17.551secs Rosberg led Hamilton in Spain. The narrowest margin was the 0.714secs Hamilton led Rosberg across the line in China.

After 10 races in 2014, the biggest margin was the 30.135secs Lewis Hamilton put between himself and Valtteri Bottas at Silverstone. Hamilton was also on top for the closest finish of 2014, pipping Nico Rosberg in Spain by just 0.636secs.

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