Baseball may be the only sport that’s more stat-saturated than Formula 1. With the numbers in mind, here are some pointers to help you hit a few home runs this weekend.
The first crucial moment is qualifying on Saturday: at some circuits, starting from pole is almost a guarantee of adding the race win on Sunday.
In Melbourne, eight of the 19 races to date have been won by the man who took pole.
The first was Mika Hakkinen for McLaren in 1998, the most recent was Sebastian Vettel in 2011 with Red Bull.