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Kevin Magnussen on pole, a history of first pole p...
Formula One facts and figures

Kevin Magnussen on pole, a history of first pole positions

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After 140 races Kevin Magnussen will start from pole position in 2022 Sao Paulo race. His best performance on starting grid was position 4, two times in 2014 season. He is the 108 driver who will start from pole position.

In 2022 Kevin is the fourth driver which got a first pole position in his career after Sergio Perez, Carlos Sainz and George Ruseel

Drivers having first ever pole position by season

Most first pole position is in 1968, five drivers, next is with four drivers in 1951, 1975, 1979 and 2022.

12 May 1968
JaramaChris Amon
07 July 1968RouenJochen Rindt
04 August 1968Nurbungring
Jacky Ickx
06 October 1968Watkins Glen
Mario Andretti
03 November 1968Mexico CityJo Siffert

While starting from first pole

Starting from the first position, there is no guarantee that the driver will win the race, finish on the podium, get points or have the fastest lap. And yet in a few cases this happened, the driver won the race, had the fastest lap, obviously collecting points

1950SilverstoneGiuseppe Farina
1950Monte CarloJuan Manuel Fangio
1953IndianapolisBulk Vukovich
1955AintreStirling Moss
1960MonzaPhill Hill
1979Long BeachGilles Villeneuve
1980Long BeachNelson Piquet
1985EstorilAyrton Senna
1994Monte CarloMichael Schumacher
Won the race
Finish on podium
Had points
Had fastest lap

Number of races before having first pole position

Five driver succeed to obtain the pole position on their first F1 race:

Giuseppe Farina1950 Silverstone
Walt Faulkner1950 Indianapolis
Duke Nalon1951 Indianapolis
Carlos Reutemann1972 Buenos Aires
Jacques Villeneuve1996 Melbourne
About facts-figures section

All the articles in this section follow the statistical data.

In this section, I'm just trying to find some pattern from a statistical point of view compared to the results from Formula1.