Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 2021 season recap: The year in data

In December in Abu Dhabi, the 2021 Formula 1 season ended in spectacular fashion. It was a fitting end to a season marked by close racing from start to finish.

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team overcame countless challenges throughout the season to claim an eighth consecutive FIA ​​Formula 1 record.MT Constructors’ World Championship. We want to congratulate the inimitable Lewis Hamilton on his second place finish in the Drivers’ Cup and look back on his and the team’s incredible achievements and what the year ahead could bring.¹

The 2021 season in statistics

The season has been exciting, to say the least. From overcoming a collision and time penalty to clinch the British Grand Prix to a win despite car damage in Jeddah, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team delivered championship performances across the board. It was a great year to launch our new campaign and share how the organization uses data and Pure Storageto push the boundaries of innovation and engineering. The whole team (engineers, IT people, pit crews, mechanics, pilots, etc.) helped the team break records and make breakthroughs.

The season in numbers:

  • 72 years old race
  • 22 races run: An F1 record! The ambitious 2021 schedule has taken over despite the events of 2020 and travel restrictions.
  • Countries run in: 21
  • Countries represented in the ranking: 14 countries²
  • The very first race in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: It was also one of the most spectacular races of the season.
  • The United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas broke the all-time attendance record: 400,000 fans showed up over the weekend, breaking Silverstone’s record.³
  • Most watched season: On multiple networks in the United States, the 2021 season broke the 1995 record as the most-watched season of all time.4

Mercedes breaks record with eighth consecutive Constructors’ Championship Cup

The Mercedes F1 team started the season with seven Constructors’ Cup wins and then broke the record with eight.

Total Mercedes F1 Team Points: 613.5

  • Lewis Hamilton: 387.5
  • Valtteri Botta: 226

Hamilton’s new records in 2021

Although there weren’t many records left for Hamilton to break, he did manage to do so, further positioning him as one of the most successful drivers in F1 history:

First driver to 100 Grand Prix victories: At the start of the season, Hamilton held that record with 95 wins. At Sochi he became the first F1 driver to break the 100 mark. He ended the season with an astonishing 103 wins.

First to 100 Pole Positions: Hamilton started the season with his record 98 pole positions, beaten 100 by the second race, and finished the season with 103.

Career Podium Record: Hamilton held the record here with 165 career podiums at the start of the season and finished with 182. Verstappen claimed the most podiums of the season with 18, but Hamilton was close behind with 17.

The Fastest DHL Tour 2021 Prize: DHL awarded Hamilton the prize for the fastest laps of the 2021 season. He had the fastest lap in six rounds this year, just ahead of Verstappen and Bottas.

Around 2022

2022 has big shoes to fill, but we already have some exciting new stuff to look forward to.

Kiitos, Valtteri! : In the words of the team: “Valtteri [has] been such an important part of this team, delivering five constructors’ championships in five seasons. Thank you for your outstanding contribution to our motorsport history. Bottas has joined Alfa Romeo for the 2022 season and we all wish him well.

George Russell joins Mercedes: And in his place, George Russell joins the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team in 2022. This up-and-coming British driver has admired Hamilton for years, so it will be exciting to watch Russell continue to grow under his wing.

New car designs: Keep your eyes peeled for a new livery design on Mercedes-AMG cars next season, and what’s underneath changes too. A 2022 prototype was unveiled at the British Grand Prix, showing off new aerodynamics that will improve the car’s performance in the wake of another car, as well as new 18-inch wheels. It could impact everything from lap times and standings to on-track action, allowing for more wheel-to-wheel racing.

See you in March!

The year has been one of a stunning comeback for the sport and a display of fantastic driving from all the teams who gave their best on the track week after week. After the challenges of the past two years, breaking attendance records is a true testament to the thrill of the sport and the loyalty of its fans.

We are so proud to be an official partner and can’t wait to see what next year has in store.

  1. Subject to official FIA confirmation of 2021 FIA Formula 1 resultsMT World Championship
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