Since 1982 with Alain Prost, the driver who has managed to win the first two races of the Formula 1 World Championship has finished winning the championship.
Doublet. Series of two successes or victories in a short period of time, especially in sport. This is the statistic that Sebastian Vettel has registered in the Formula 1 World Championship after the Grand Prix of Australia and Bahrain.
Two wins in Melbourne and Sakhir that allow Ferrari’s German to enjoy a 17-point lead in the championship against Lewis Hamilton, and grant a small license to dream at Maranello.
Because if we analyze the statistics that the competition has been throwing throughout history, we can predict that Sebastian Vettel will achieve his fifth title at the end of the year. For 36 years with Alain Prost and Renault, every time a driver has managed to win the first two races of the season, he has ended up proclaiming himself champion.
Ayrton Senna in 1991 with McLaren Honda, Nigel Mansell in 1992 with Williams Renault, Michael Schumacher in 1994 with Benetton and in 2000, 2001 and 2004 with Ferrari, Damon Hill in 1996 with Williams Renault, Mika Hakkinen in 1998 with McLaren, Jenson Button in 2009 with Brawn GP, Vettel in 2011 with Red Bull and Nico Rosberg in 2016 with Mercedes grant veracity to the previous forecast that the Heppenheim driver will be the fastest driver in the 69th edition of the championship.
A new challenge for Mercedes in a season where the Germans want to be crowned as five-time champions and equal the Scuderia as the team that has dominated in the ‘Great Circus’.