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All The Numbers From Pirelli’s 2015 Formula One Season

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“As we enter our sixth season of Formula One in 2016, we’re publishing our traditional end-of-year statistics, which tell the story of our 2015 program in numbers. This was an evolutionary year, with the teams continuing to develop cars introduced to meet the new turbo hybrid regulations. As always, the development curve accelerated towards the end of the year, with the teams really getting on top of the cars and the tires. Nonetheless, we still hit our target of between one to two pit stops per race, during a season where tires continued to provide plenty of sporting and strategic interest. Next year, there are new tire regulations and a brand new compound: the ultrasoft. For now though, let’s look back at everything that made 2015 an unforgettable season...” Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorsport Director tires
      

        •  Total number of tires supplied in 2015: 35,964
        •  Of these, 29,856 were supplied for race weekends and 6,108 for testing
        •  Of the 35,964 tires, 25,004 were slicks and 10,960 were rain or intermediate tires
        •  Total number of tires used during race weekends: 17,580, of which 16,288 were slick tires and 1,292 were rain or intermediates
        •  Total number of tires that were recycled: all
        •  Maximum number of kilometers driven on each compound (excluding tests): Hard - Sainz (1,794 km)Medium - Massa (5,224 km)Soft - Rosberg (5,480 km) Supersoft - Verstappen (1,838 km) Intermediate - Vettel (482 km) Wet - Rosberg (297 km) PIT STOPS
        •  Total number of pit stops: 706 (of which eight were drive-throughs and one was a stop and go)
        •  This makes an average of 37.1 per race, and 1.88 per driver in each race
        •  Most pit stops in a race: 60 at the Hungarian Grand Prix
        •  Fewest pit stops in a race: 17 at the Australian Grand Prix

OVERTAKING
        •  Total number of overtaking maneuvers during the season: 509 (*) – an average of 26.8 per race
        •  Highest number of overtaking maneuvers at a dry race: 60 at the Malaysian Grand Prix
        •  Highest number of overtaking maneuvers at a wet race: 39 in the US Grand Prix
        •  Fewest number of overtaking maneuvers at a dry race: 11 in Australia and Singapore
        •  Driver with the most overtaking maneuvers during the year: Max Verstappen, 49
        •  Driver with the most overtaking maneuvers at a single race: Sebastian Vettel, 13 in Canada
        •  Driver who has been overtaken least: N. Rosberg and L. Hamilton, three times each
        •  Driver who made up most places on the opening lap: Fernando Alonso, who gained 28 positions on the opening lap over the course of the year
        •  Team that carried out most overtaking: Toro Rosso: 94 moves (Verstappen 49, Sainz 45)
        •  Team that has been overtaken least: Mercedes: six times (Hamilton three, Rosberg three) (*) How overtaking moves are calculated: an overtaking maneuver 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.

CIRCUITS AND RACING
        •  Longest race of the season: Singapore, two hours, one minute and 22.118 seconds
        •  Shortest race of the season: Italy, one hour, 18 minutes and 00.688 seconds
        •  Fastest lap of the race: Italy, winner’s average speed – 235.903 kph
        •  Highest speed reached by a Pirelli P Zero Formula One tire during a grand prix: 366.4 kph (Pastor Maldonado at the Mexican Grand Prix)
        •  Highest number of fastest laps: Lewis Hamilton, 19 (eight in races and 11 in qualifying)
        •  Highest number of laps led: 587 (Lewis Hamilton)


PIRELLI TEAM AND GUESTS
        •  Pirelli team members who travel to each race: 60 (on average)
        •  Nationalities represented within the Pirelli Formula One team: 10
        •  Different languages spoken by team members: 14
        •  Pirelli notebooks distributed throughout the season: 2,050
        •  Total number of guests welcomed: 5,000
        •  Pirelli podium caps sold: 12,000 PIRELLI’S HOSPITALITY IN 2015
        •  Meals served within Pirelli’s hospitality unit (including tests): 15,100
        •  Liters of water drunk in Pirelli’s motorhome during the year: 8,600
        •  Kilograms of pasta cooked by Pirelli’s chef: 800
        •  Pizzas cooked by Pirelli’s chef: 420
        •  Number of different dessert recipes prepared at Pirelli’s hospitality unit: 55
        •  Desserts eaten at Pirelli’s hospitality: 7,000


        PIRELLI IN FORMULA ONE (SINCE 1950)
        •  Races: 299
        •  Wins: 140
        •  Pole positions: 143
        •  Podiums: 427
        •  Fastest laps: 147
        •  Driver titles: 10
        •  Team titles: 5


         OTHER INTERESTING NUMBERS
        •  Number of drivers (including third drivers and young drivers) who have driven a Pirelli-equipped Formula One car since 2010: 98
        •  Kilometers driven by all the P Zero compounds throughout 2015 (including tests, practice, qualifying and races): 308,797 (excluding prototype tires). By compound, it works out as Hard: 33,842; Medium: 114,727; Soft: 107,070; Supersoft: 39,007; Intermediates: 9,370; Wet 4,781
        •  Distance covered in testing during 2015 (excluding race weekends): 62.557 km
        •  Distance covered in races in 2015: 99,416 km
        •  Number of fastest laps (in qualifying and races) set by the world champion in 2015: 19 (eight in races and 11 in qualifying)
        •  Lowest average speed at which a dry race has been won: 142.874 kph (Nico Rosberg, Monaco)
        •  Lowest asphalt temperatures recorded during a race (on Sunday): 20°C during the United States Grand Prix. Lowest asphalt temperature recorded during a race weekend: 17°C during the United States Grand Prix weekend
        •  Highest asphalt temperatures recorded during a race (on Sunday): 58°C at the Malaysian Grand Prix. Highest asphalt temperature recorded during a race weekend: 58°C, again in Malaysia
        •  Lowest ambient temperatures recorded during a race (on Sunday): 15°C at the Canadian Grand Prix. Lowest ambient temperature recorded during a race weekend: 15°C in Canada
        •  Highest ambient temperatures recorded during a race (on Sunday): 37°C at the Malaysian Grand Prix. Highest ambient temperature recorded during a race weekend: 38°C in Bahrain

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