Winning his 5th consecutive race (Belgian, Italian, Singapore, Korean, Japanese), Sebastian Vettel beat his own record of 4 consecutive race wins. He now takes shared 5th positon in the all-time list of consecutive race wins, joining Jack Brabham, Nigel Mansell and Michael Schumacher.
Esteban Gutierrez became the first rookie to score points this season – we had to wait until the fifteenth round for it. The last time any rookie driver did not score points in the first 15 races was in 1998, when rookies Esteban Tuero and Toranosuke Takagi failed to score a single point that year.
But with that, Esteban Gutierrez loses a lot of records he set during the Spanish GP:
leading a race without ever scoring a point
setting the fastest lap of a race without ever scoring a point
The record for setting fastest lap without scoring a point returns to Brian Henton. The record for leading a race without ever scoring a point goes back to Markus Winkelhock.
Valtteri Bottas remains without points. The last driver who started more than two races for Williams and didn’t score a single point that year was Alessandro Zanardi in 1999. The last driver to do so before Zanardi was Ayrton Senna in 1994.
For the first time this season, neither Mercedes driver managed to finish in the top seven.
Max Chilton has still finished every race he started. This puts him level with Lewis Hamilton, who also managed to finish his first fifteen Grands Prix. Max Chilton is one race finish away from Tiago Monteiro’s record.
After Paul di Resta finished his streak of six consecutive points finishes, he hasn’t scored a point in the last seven races.