Stat Attack: Germany (post-race)
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Stat Attack: Germany (post-race)

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Michele Merlino investigates the records and compiles the stats following the German Grand Prix

Long awaited

Mark Webber scored his maiden Formula 1 pole position and victory at the Nurburgring.
• At 32 years, 10 months and 15 days, Webber is the 22nd oldest of the 93 drivers to have scored at least one pole in F1. The oldest is Nino Farina, who was 43 years, 6 months and 13 days old at Silverstone in 1950. The last driver to have been olden than Webber at the time of taking his maiden pole was Thierry Boutsen, who was 33 years and one month old at the 1990 Hungarian Grand Prix).
• Webber took his maiden pole in his 132nd qualifying session, beating Jarno Trulli's existing record of 119 (up until Monaco 2004).
• Before the Nurburgring, Webber shared the record for the highest number of second places without a pole, four, with Eddie Irvine, Jean Behra and Richie Ginther.
• He is the third Australian to score an F1 pole position, taking his nation's 20th, following Sir Jack Brabham and Alan Jones, who scored the last pole for an Aussie in the 1980 German GP.
• Webber's victory in his 130th race means he takes the record for most starts before a first win away from Rubens Barrichello, who had 123.
• As with the pole position record, he is the first Australian to win since Alan Jones, whose last success came in the 1981 US Grand Prix in Las Vegas.

Ross is right

Commenting on Rubens Barrichello's frustration at not winning the German Grand Prix, team boss Ross Brawn said: "Rubens had the 11th fastest time in the race today. You cannot win a race, whatever strategy you have, if your best lap is only 11th quickest, it's just not possible. Those are the facts."

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