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Chinese GP, Race Strategy, Statistics »

[15 Apr 2012 | 9 Comments | 8,934 views]
Chinese GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy

Drivers are shown according to their final race classification with lap zero showing the tyre type each driver started the race on. I’m sure you can pick out some interesting patterns amongst the data but here are a few points I’ve noted; Alonso ran on used tyres for every stint of the race, Webber ran the fewest laps of any driver on the soft compound and Raikkonen ran an amazing 29 laps on used medium tyres. Could he have avoided losing so many places if his tyres had not had …

Malaysian GP, Race Strategy, Statistics »

[2 Apr 2012 | 7 Comments | 2,394 views]
Malaysian GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy

I guess I’m the type of person who enjoys trying to make statistics more visual, so Pirelli’s tyre and pit stop strategy stats were the perfect thing to keep me entertained for a while. My aim was to create a graphic that reflects Pirelli’s tyrewall colours so you can instantly tell when tyres were changed, which compound were used, the number of pitstops made and any stewards’ penalties.

Australian GP, Race Strategy, Statistics »

[18 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | 23,707 views]
Australian GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy

Graphical representation of tyre and pit stop strategies for the Australian GP.

Australian GP, Statistics »

[18 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 1,380 views]
One Year On…

What a difference a year makes… Twelve months ago Sebastian Vettel was sitting on pole by a massive margin in Melbourne, now he finds himself sandwiched between Mercedes with a Lotus, and more worrying for him, two McLarens up ahead. Of course, he’s not the only one who’s suffered/enjoyed a change of fortunes, so how does the grid for the first race of the year compare with 2011’s encounter?

Headline, Statistics »

[10 Jan 2012 | 2 Comments | 4,058 views]
Red Bull, McLaren & Ferrari – Q1 & Q3 Analysis

The final part of the 2011 season qualifying analysis looks back at the performance of Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari. In the previous posts I’ve looked exclusively at Q1 performance as, in general, the teams have not consistently been able to set times in Q3 at every race. In this post rather than compare performance over the last two years I’ve taken a closer look at how each of the three top teams have got on both in the initial session and during the pole shoot-out.

Headline, Statistics »

[29 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 2,839 views]
Mercedes, Renault & Sauber – Q1 Analysis

Part three in the qualifying analysis series of posts takes a look at the performance of Renault, Mercedes and Sauber, three mid-field teams hoping for performance gains that will take them closer to the front.