The final shape of 2007
2007 was a very tight season and, more than ever before, it was necessary to be at the front of the grid - and have either a McLaren or a Ferrari - to win races.
• 12 times out of 17 the driver in the lead at the end of the first lap was the eventual winner. This was set in two streaks: from Australia to United States, and from Hungary to Japan.
• 11 times out of 17 has the pole-sitter won the race. Four times the win came from the second spot on the grid, and only Kimi Raikkonen was able to win from the third spot twice, in France and Brazil.