2015 Formula 1 season in numbers - Stats you need to know

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F1 season stats: Mercedes lead the way

It has been another eventful Formula 1 season, with Lewis Hamilton once again emerging as world champion after an, at times, fraught battle with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

BBC Sport has compiled the key numbers for the 2015 season, with a strong focus on Hamilton and Rosberg as well as some interesting statistics about the other drivers.

Find out who was the best starter, which driver accumulated the most penalties and plenty more besides.

LEWIS HAMILTON
43: Overall race wins, the most by a British driver
10: Wins this season (one fewer than 2014 but only Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher have more in a season, having managed 13 in 2013 and 2004 respectively)
16: World championships won by British drivers (Mike Hawthorn, 1958; Graham Hill, 1962, 1968; Jim Clark, 1963, 1965; John Surtees, 1964; Sir Jackie Stewart, 1969, 1971, 1973; James Hunt, 1976; Nigel Mansell, 1992; Damon Hill, 1996; Lewis Hamilton, 2008, 2014, 2015; Jenson Button, 2009).
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He is the only driver to win at least one race in his first nine seasons in F1. Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel all raced for parts of a season before going on a similar run. Prost took part in 11 races in 1980 before winning every year from 1981 to 1990 while Schumacher took part in six races in 1991, before winning every year from 1992 to 2006.
The only drivers to have won more grands prix than Hamilton are Schumacher (91) and Prost (51). In 2015, he overtook Ayrton Senna (41) and Vettel (42)
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MERCEDES
16: Race wins for Mercedes (Equalling record from last season. The next best is 15 for McLaren in 1988 (16-race season), Ferrari in 2002 (17-race season) and Ferrari in 2004 (18-race season)
18: Pole positions for Mercedes (equalling record from last season, shared with Red Bull in 2011 - also a 19-race season)
CONSTRUCTORS
Biggest improvement in 2014: Ferrari won 428 points in 2015 and finished second in the constructors' championship. In 2014 they managed 216 points, their worst season in F1 for more than 20 years.
Biggest drop in 2014: Last year Red Bull won 405 points and finished second in the constructors' championship. In 2015 they scored only 187 points and finished fourth, failing to win a race for the first time since 2008.
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2015 DRIVER STATS

LEWIS HAMILTON
GRAND PRIXGRID POSITIONRACE RESULTRACE POINTSTOTAL POINTS
Australia112525
Malaysia121843
China112568
Bahrain112593
Spain2218111
Monaco1315126
Canada1125151
Austria1218169
Britain1125194
Hungary168202
Belgium1125227
Italy1125252
Singapore5Retired0252
Japan2125277
Russia2125302
United States2125327
Mexico2218345
Brazil2218363
Abu Dhabi2218381
Nico Rosberg
NICO ROSBERG
GRAND PRIXGRID POSITIONRACE RESULTRACE POINTSTOTAL POINTS
Australia221818
Malaysia331533
China221851
Bahrain331566
Spain112591
Monaco2125116
Canada2218134
Austria2125159
Britain2218177
Hungary284181
Belgium2218199
Italy4Retired0199
Singapore6412211
Japan1218229
Russia1Retired0229
United States1218247
Mexico1125272
Brazil1125297
Abu Dhabi1125322
SEBASTIAN VETTEL
SEBASTIAN VETTEL
GRAND PRIXGRID POSITIONRACE RESULTRACE POINTSTOTAL POINTS
Australia431515
Malaysia212540
China331555
Bahrain251065
Spain331580
Monaco321898
Canada16510108
Austria3412120
Britain6315135
Hungary3125160
Belgium9120160
Italy3218178
Singapore1125203
Japan4315218
Russia4218236
United States4315251
Mexico3Retired0251
Brazil3315266
Abu Dhabi16412278
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Lewis Hamilton
WINS
Lewis Hamilton10
Nico Rosberg6
Sebastian Vettel3
Lewis hamilton
POLE POSITIONS
Lewis Hamilton11
Nico Rosberg7
Sebastian Vettel1
Lewis hamilton
FASTEST LAPS
Lewis Hamilton8
Nico Rosberg5
Daniel Ricciardo3
Kimi Raikkonen2
Sebastian Vettel1
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PENALTIES
Due to driverDue to teamNo action
Fernando Alonso2112
Jenson Button192
Carlos Sainz733
Daniil Kvyat541
Kimi Raikkonen544
Max Verstappen453
Pastor Maldonado801
Romain Grosjean432
Daniel Ricciardo153
Valtteri Bottas232
Nico Hulkenberg502
Sebastian Vettel315
Felipe Massa120
Sergio Perez301
Will Stevens121
Roberto Mehri211
Lewis Hamilton201
Nico Rosberg111
Marcus Ericsson201
Felipe Nasr200
Alexander Rossi010
Fernando Alonso
GRID POSITION PENALTIES
Qualifying penaltiesTotal qualifying place penalty
Fernando Alonso7155
Jenson Button6155
Max Verstappen458
Daniel Ricciardo380
Kimi Raikkonen260
Will Stevens230
Romain Grosjean27
Daniil Kvyat145
Roberto Merhi120
Sebastian Vettel115
Valtteri Bottas13
Nico Hulkenberg13
Felipe Nasr13

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HAMILTON v ROSBERG
HamiltonRosberg
Wins 106
Podiums1715
Poles117
Front rows1815
Fastest laps85
Retirements12