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Getting one over your team-mate

ESPN staff
December 15, 2013
Jules Bianchi impressed in qualifying © Getty Images

Jules Bianchi outqualified Max Chilton in 17 of this season's 19 GPs. Was that the best performance against a team-mate in 2013? asked Nick McDonald

You're right that Marussia's Jules Bianchi outqualified Max Chilton on 17 occasions - Chilton only recorded quicker times in Monaco (where Bianchi didn't actually set a time at all) and Japan.

At Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel also outqualified Mark Webber on 17 occasions.

But actually there was one team with an even bigger discrepancy: at Sauber, Nico Hulkenberg outqualified Esteban Gutierrez 18 times out of 19, the exception being in Singapore, when Gutierrez was 10th and Hulkenberg (who had a DRS problem) 11th. The closest pair of drivers were at McLaren, where Sergio Perez edged Jenson Button 10-9 overall.

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