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2011 Pirelli F1 Statistics - Web Exclusive

Tires, Tracks and Races, Pit stops and more.

Greg Emmerson
Nov 28, 2011

Following the completion of its first year as the official tire supplier to Formula One racing, Pirelli Tire has put together a number of interesting statistics to highlights its commitment to the sport.

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Tires

    • Total number of tires provided for the season (dry and wets): Race tires: 24,000 dry tires; 4,600 wet tires, plus an additional 6,000 for tests
    • Total numbers of tires used: Dry tires: 21,100; wet tires: 2,900
    • Total kilograms of rubber deposited on track in 2011: 10,200
    • Number of tires recycled during 2011: All, 28,600 race tires plus 6,000 test tires
    • Average life span of a dry compound this season: 120km

Tracks and Races

    • Tracks which puts the most energy into a tire per mile (lateral, braking, traction, etc.): Barcelona and Suzuka
    • Track which puts the least energy into a tire per mile (lateral, braking, traction, etc.): Monza
    • Longest continuous energy input into a tire: Istanbul (Turn 8)
    • Track with the ‘easiest’ corners in terms of tires: Montréal
    • Longest race of the year: Montréal with 4hrs 04min 39.537s
    • Shortest races of the year: Monza with 1hrs 20min 46.272s
    • Pole position lap records broken: 11
    • Race lap records broken: 2
    • Most laps led on Pirelli tires: 739 (Sebastian Vettel)
    • Highest speed reached by a P Zero F1 tire: 216.982mph (Sergio Perez in Monza Qualifying)

Pit stops

    • Total number of pit stops for the year: 1111 (of which 22 were Drive Throughs and 4 were stop-go penalties)
    • Total average number of stops per race: 58.4, (2.25 per driver)
    • Most pit stops in a race: Hungary (88 - of which 3 were Drive Through)
    • Least pit stops in a race: Italy (35)
    • Fastest pit stop time: 2.82 seconds (Mercedes GP, Chinese Grand Prix)

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Overtaking

    • Number of overtaking maneuvers (most in World Championship history): 1120 (after Abu Dhabi)
    • Most overtaking maneuvers in a dry race (= most ever): 126 at the 2011 Turkish Grand Prix
    • Most overtaking maneuvers in a wet race (= most ever): 125 at the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix

Other interesting numbers

    • Total number of F1 drivers to have driven on P Zero compounds: 57 (including third drivers and young drivers)
    • Oldest driver to have driven a P Zero F1 tire: Martin Brundle (51 years old)
    • Youngest driver to have driven a P Zero F1 tire: Kevin Ceccon (18 years old)
    • Total miles driven by all the P Zero compounds in 2011: 191,169.196 miles (races and tests)
    • Coldest track/ground temperatures Pirelli P Zero tires have run: German Grand Prix at 55.4° Fahrenheit; coldest overall: Valencia winter testing at 42.8° Fahrenheit
    • Hottest track/ground temperatures Pirelli P Zero tires have run: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at 109.4° Fahrenheit; hottest overall: Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test 120.2° Fahrenheit
    • Total weight of tires each fitter handles during a season: 36,131.56 lb
    • Average time taken for a Pirelli fitter to fit an F1 tire from scratch: 2m30s
    • Time taken for Sebastian Vettel to fit an F1 tire from scratch: 5m13s

Pirelli F1 and its people

    • Total number of Pirelli people travelling to a race: 52
    • Total number of nationalities within the Pirelli F1 team: 10
    • Total number of languages within the Pirelli F1 team: 14
    • Number of hours that Paul Hembery has been interviewed at GP events: 61 hrs, 25 min

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Pirelli’s F1 Trucks & Hospitality

    • Total amount of trucks at European races: 12
    • Total miles traveled by Pirelli’s trucks in 2011: 574,971
    • Number of hours needed to put up and take down Pirelli’s hospitality unit in Europe: 10 hours to put up; 8 hours to take down
    • Number of people required to put up and take down Pirelli’s hospitality unit in Europe: 6
    • Numbers of meals served at the Pirelli F1 hospitality (including tests): 28,612
    • Number of cups of espresso served by Pirelli hospitality during the season (including tests): 43,250
    • Pounds of pasta cooked by Pirelli’s chef during the season (including tests): 2,690 lb

Pirelli in Formula One overall (since 1950)

    • Races started: 222
    • Wins: 63
    • Pole positions: 66
    • Podium places: 196
    • Fastest laps: 70

Sources

Pirelli
Rome, GA 30161
800-747-3554
http://www.us.pirelli.com
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