Stats: Mercedes catches BRM and Cooper

Stats: Mercedes catches BRM and Cooper

With pole position in Bahrain, Mercedes now has the same qualifying record as BRM and Cooper. Fernando Alonso meanwhile equalled a 59-race record for no mechanical failures. Michele Merlino looks at the best statistics from Bahrain

Fernando Alonso had a troublesome race with his DRS failing, but nevertheless reached the chequered flag to equal the 59-race record for no mechanical failures held by Mark Webber from the 2009 Japanese Grand Prix, to the 2012 Abu Dhabi GP.

Meanwhile on Saturday, Nico Rosberg's pole brought Mercedes equal in qualifying stats with two other legendary names.

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