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I have found quite an interesting stat that you might want to know.

I turns out that Daniel's recent series of bad luck means he had the same amount of reliability DNFs (10) in just over one season (27 races) as Lewis Hamilton in his whole F1, GP2 and most of F3 career! I am only counting DNFs due to car breakdown, not crashes.

Ricciardo's DNFs:

2019 – 1 (Bahrain – power loss)

2018 – 6 (Mexico – hydraulics, USA – battery, Italy – clutch, Germany – power loss, Austria – exhaust, Bahrain – electronics)

2017 – 3 (Abu Dhabi – hydraulics, Mexico – Turbo, USA – engine)

Hamilton's DNFs:

2019 – 0

2018 – 1 (Austria – fuel pressure)

2017 – 0

2016 – 1 (Malaysia – oh no no)

2015 – 1 (Singapore – power unit)

2014 – 2 (Canada – brakes, Australia – engine)

2013 – 0

2012 – 2 (Abu Dhabi – fuel pressure, Singapore – gearbox)

2011 – 1 (Brazil – gearbox)

2010 – 1 (Hungary – gearbox)

2009 – 1 (Abu Dhabi – brakes)

2008 – 0

2007 – 0

2006 – 0 (GP2)

2005 – 0 (F3 – from what I read his only retirement in Zandvoort was caused by crash)

2004 – 0 (F3 – counted only last 8 races because I couldn't find info about previous 3 retirements that season)

So they both had 10 reliability DNFs – Daniel in last 1,5 year, Lewis in 14,5 years. 😀 It shows how important is picking right team in right moment – imagine how much retirements Hamilton would have if he reversed teams – Honda and Brawn in 2007-2009, Mercedes in 2010-2012 and McLaren in 2013-2019.

This stat also shows how much people remember only what they want – I keep reading that Lewis left McLaren due to reliability problems – he had 5 of those in 6 seasons, exactly the same as in first 6 seasons in Mercedes.

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