By The Numbers – 2013 Monaco Grand Prix
Just a few tid-bits for the mathematically inclined reader on this weekend’s 2013 Monaco Grand Prix.
10 – # of grid places Romain Grosjean will be penalized for in the Canadian Grand Prix.
9 – # of laps Kimi Raikkonen had left when Sergio Perez made contact and pushed him back to 10th.
8 – # of points currently separating 2nd and 3rd in the Driver’s Championship – Raikkonen with 86, Alonso with 78.
7 – # of current drivers with wins at Monaco. (Rosberg-2013, Webber-2010 and 2012, Vettel-2011, Button-2009, Hamilton-2008, Alonso-2006 and 2007, Raikkonen-2005)
6 – # of most wins by a single driver. Ayrton Senna. (1987-Lotus, 1989-1993 McLaren)
5 – # of course changes in 84 years since the first Monaco Grand Prix.
4 – # of years since McLaren has won in Monaco. McLaren has 15 wins at the Monaco Grand Prix, the most of any current or past constructor.
3 – # of races in the Triple Crown of Motorsport – Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of LeMans.
2 – # of recent controversial tire tests involving Pirelli (Ferrari and Mercedes)
1 – # of leaders in the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg led the race from pole position for each of the 78 laps.