FORMULA 1 AND PIRELLI: ALL THE NUMBERS FROM 2017 SEASON
“From a record-breaking season, we have collected some record-breaking numbers. Formula 1 introduced some radical new technical regulations this year, which resulted in the fastest cars ever seen in the history of the sport. So, our mission was to build the fastest-ever tyres, 25% wider than their predecessors to cope with the massively increased cornering speeds and energy loads, which nonetheless allowed the drivers to push hard from the start to the finish of every stint. We developed these tyres throughout 2016, despite not even seeing a 2017 car until the first pre-season test at Barcelona. Over the course of this year, pole position was on average 2.450 seconds faster than in 2016, and the fastest race lap was on average 2.968 seconds quicker than last year. In spite of forces that were sometimes up to 35-40% higher than 2016 through the quickest corners, our 2017 tyres achieved all the targets established at the beginning of the season, with an optimal level of reliability and consistency. Now we look forward to next season, with an even faster tyre introduced to the 2018 range and with every compound going a step softer, which should help contribute to even more speed and spectacle in the future”. Mario Isola, Head of Car Racing
TYRES Total number of tyres supplied in 2017: 38,788 Of these, 33,520 were supplied for race weekends and 5,268 for testing Of the 38,788 tyres, 25,572 were slicks and 13,016 were rain or intermediate tyres Total number of tyres used during race weekends: 12,920, of which 11,532 were slick tyres and 1,388 were rain or intermediates Total number of tyres that were recovered: all Maximum number of kilometres driven on each compound (excluding tests): Hard: 74 km (Esteban Ocon, Force India) Medium: 587 km (Lance Stroll, Williams) Soft: 4,696 km (Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes) Supersoft: 6,261 km (Sergio Perez, Force India) Ultrasoft: 4,674 km (Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren) Intermediate: 433 km (Lance Stroll, Williams) Wet: 242 km (Felipe Massa, Williams)
PIT STOPS Total number of pit stops: 533 (of which 6 drive-throughs and one was a stop and go) This makes an average of 26.7 per race, and 1.5 per driver in each race Most pit stops in a race: 41 at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix Fewest pit stops in a race: 18 in Austria.
OVERTAKING Total number of overtaking manoeuvres during the season: 435 (*), with an average of 21.8 per race Highest number of overtaking manoeuvres at a dry race: 42 in Azerbaijan Highest number of overtaking manoeuvres at a wet race: 31 in China
Fewest number of overtaking manoeuvres at a dry race: 1 in Russia Driver with the most overtaking manoeuvres during the year: Daniel Ricciardo, 43 Driver with the most overtaking manoeuvres at a single race: Daniel Ricciardo, 13 (British Grand Prix) Driver who has been overtaken least: Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, 2 times (**). Driver who made up most places on the opening lap: Lance Stroll, who gained 36 positions on the opening lap Team that carried out most overtaking: Red Bull, 65 moves – 43 by Daniel Ricciardo, 22 by Max Verstappen. Team that has been overtaken least: 11, Red Bull (9 Daniel Ricciardo, 2 Max Verstappen) and Ferrari (8 Kimi Raikkonen, 3 Sebastian Vettel).
(*) How overtaking moves are calculated: an overtaking manoeuvre is counted as one that takes place during complete flying laps (so not on the opening lap) and is then maintained all the way to the lap’s finish line. Position changes due to major mechanical problems or lapping/unlapping are not counted. (**) Only drivers who have taken part in the whole season are counted.
CIRCUITS AND RACING Longest race of the year: Azerbaijan, 2 hours, 3 minutes and 55.753 seconds Shortest race of the year: Monza, 1 hour, 15 minutes and 32.312 seconds Fastest race of the year: Monza, winner’s average speed (Lewis Hamilton) 243.626 kph Highest speed reached by a Pirelli P Zero Formula 1 tyre during a grand prix: 362.4 kph by Sebastian Vettel in Mexico. Highest number of fastest laps: Lewis Hamilton, 18 (7 in races and 11 in qualifying) Highest number of laps led: 527, by Lewis Hamilton.
PIRELLI IN FORMULA 1 (SINCE 1950) Races: 340 Wins: 181 Pole positions: 184 Podiums: 550 Fastest laps: 188 Driver titles: 12 Team titles: 7
OTHER INTERESTING NUMBERS Number of drivers (including third drivers and young drivers) who have driven a Pirelli-equipped Formula 1 car since 2010: 112 Kilometres driven by all the compounds throughout 2017 (including tests, practice, qualifying and races): 329,170 km (excluding prototype tyres)
By compound, it works out as: Hard 1,549 km Medium 20,259 Soft 94,893 Supersoft 118,729 Ultrasoft 83,465 Intermediate 7,089 Wet 3,186 Distance covered in races in 2017: 102,856 km Distance covered during development test: 14,285 km Number of fastest laps (in qualifying and races) set by the world champion in 2017: 18 (7 in races and 11 in qualifying) Lowest average speed at which a dry race has been won in 2017: 148.176 kph (Daniel Ricciardo, Azerbaijan Grand Prix) Lowest asphalt temperatures recorded during a race (on Sunday): 14° in China Lowest asphalt temperatures recorded during a race weekend: 14° in China Highest asphalt temperatures recorded during a race (on Sunday): 55° in Hungary. Highest asphalt temperatures recorded during a race weekend: 56° in Bahrain Lowest ambient temperatures recorded during a race (on Sunday): 13° in China Lowest ambient temperatures recorded during a race weekend: 13° in China Highest ambient temperatures recorded during a race (on Sunday): 33° in Hungary Highest ambient temperatures recorded during a race weekend: 43° in Bahrain.
2018 TYRE TESTS Circuits: 8, respectively Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Budapest, Magny-Cours, Mexico City, Paul Ricard, Sakhir, Silverstone. Prototypes tested: 198 (147 slick, 18 intermediate and 33 rain tyres). Teams and related kms driven during 2018 tyre tests: Red Bull: 2,637.74 km McLaren: 2,350.11 Mercedes: 1,974.69 Ferrari: 1,546.12 Renault: 1,210.30 Toro Rosso: 1,200.99 Haas: 995.58 Sauber: 942.58 Williams: 936.67 Force India: 490.66
PIRELLI TEAM AND ITS GUESTS Pirelli team members who travel to each race: 60 (on average) Nationalities represented within the Pirelli Formula 1 team: 10 Different languages spoken by team members: 10
Press releases written by Pirelli Formula 1 Team: 210 Infographics: 167 F1 Tweets sent by @PirelliSport account via Twitter: approx. 2,400 Pirelli notebooks distributed throughout the season: approx. 3,000 Guests: 6,350 Pirelli podium caps sold: 13,580
PIRELLI’S HOSPITALITY IN 2017 Meals served within Pirelli’s hospitality unit (including tests): 15,900 Litres of water drunk in Pirelli’s hospitality during the year: 14,400 Pasta cooked by Pirelli’s chef: 870 kg Rice cooked by Pirelli’s chef: 320 kg Parmesan cheese used: 120 kg Kilograms of prosciutto eaten: 80 Pizzas cooked by Pirelli’s chef: 400 Number of different dessert recipes prepared at Pirelli’s hospitality: 55 Ice creams eaten at Pirelli’s hospitality: 7,600 Coffees served at Pirelli’s hospitality: almost 30,200 Litres of olive oil used during the year: 520