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Pirelli Formula One statistics for 2012

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Please find below the updated 2012 Pirelli Formula One Statistics which now include the final number of overtaking manoeuvres including the last race in Brazil. We have also taken this opportunity to clarify the wording in the ‘Tracks, Races and Tests’ section regarding the top speed.

Tires

  • Total number of tyres provided for the season: Race tyres: 31,800 of which 22,500 dry tyres and 9,300 wet tyres plus an additional 6,600 for the tests (not including development tyres)
  • Of which (for race tyres only): supersoft: 6 % / soft: 25 %  / medium: 21 %  / hard: 17 %  / intermediate: 18 % /  wet: 11 % / 2 % development tyres
  • Total numbers of tyres used: Dry tyres: 21,400; wet tyres: 2,100
  • Number of tyres recycled during 2012: All, i.e. 31,800 race tyres plus 6,600 test tyres
  • Average life span of a dry compound this season: 180 km
  • Average life span of a wet compound this season: 140 km

Tracks, Races and Tests

  • Longest continuous energy input into a tyre: India (turn 10-11)
  • Longest race of the year: Malaysia in 2hrs 44min 51.812s
  • Shortest race of the year: Great Britain in 1 hr 25min 11.288s
  • Most laps run on Pirelli tyres: Hard – Kobayashi (798); Medium – Senna (869); Soft – Ricciardo (1,012); Supersoft – Raikkonen (237); Intermediate – Alonso (145); Wet – Kobayashi (104)
  • Highest top speed reached by a P Zero F1 tyre: 346.0 kph (Raikkonen / Italy Race)
  • Highest average speed of a fastest lap: 248.241 kph (Hamilton / Italy Qualifying)
  • Slowest average speed of a fastest lap: 161.828 kph (Schumacher / Monaco Qualifying)
  • Most fastest laps in 2012: Sebastian Vettel (5 in race / 6 in qualifying)
  • Distance covered by Pirelli’s Renault R30 test car in 2012:  7,012 kms
  • Number of different test tracks visited by Pirelli staff this year (incl. private tests): 9

Pit stops

  • Total number of pit stops for the year: 957 (of which 14 were a Drive Through and 2 a Stop & Go penalty)
  • Total average number of stops per race: 47.9, i.e. 1.9 per driver
  • Most pit stops in a race: 76 (Malaysia)
  • Least pit stops in a race: 24 (United States)
  • Fastest pit stop time: 2.31s (McLaren / Jenson Button at the German Grand Prix)

Overtaking

  • Number of overtaking manoeuvres in 2012: 1139
  • Most overtaking manoeuvres in a dry race: 90 at the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix
  • Most overtaking manoeuvres in a wet race (= most ever): 147 at the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix
  • Least overtaking manouevres in a dry race: 12 at the Monaco Grand Prix

Other interesting numbers

  • Total kilometres driven by all the P Zero compounds in 2012 (races and tests): Hard – 101,692; Medium – 121,840; Soft – 123,270; Supersoft – 21,993; Intermediate – 13,770; Wet – 7,930
  • Coldest track/ground temperatures Pirelli P Zero tyres have run: United States Grand Prix at 11 degrees Celsius (17.11.); coldest overall: Jerez winter testing at 0 degrees Celsius (10.02.)
  • Hottest track/ground temperatures Pirelli P Zero tyres have run: Brazilian Grand Prix at 55 degrees Celsius (23.11.)
  • Coldest air/ambient temperatures Pirelli P Zero tyres have run: United States Grand Prix at 4 degrees Celsius (17.11); coldest overall:  Jerez winter testing at -2 degrees Celsius (10.02.)
  • Hottest air/ambient temperatures Pirelli P Zero tyres have run: Grand Prix of Europe at 37 degrees Celsius (21.06.)
  • Amount of time spent downloading all tyre data on the RTS system this year (incl. tests): 92 hrs
  • Number of track/air temperature taken by tyre fitter per race weekend: 124
  • Total distance travelled by all F1 tyres in 2012 (off-track):  216,967 kms
  • Total number of tweets from Pirelli Media: 5,400
  • Words written on Pirelli press releases in 2012: 79,744
  • Total number of Pirelli recipe books produced (incl. translations): 10,000

Pirelli F1 and its people

  • Total number of Pirelli people travelling to each race: 52
  • Total number of nationalities within the Pirelli F1 team: 10
  • Average amount of hours spent by each Pirelli staff member on a plane this year: 192 hrs (or 8 days!)
  • Number of Pirelli wristbands given out during the season in the paddock: 4,450
  • Total number of hotel nights booked for the Pirelli team: 1,498

Pirelli’s F1 Trucks & Hospitality

  • Total amount of trucks at European races: 13
  • Total average kilometres travelled by each Pirelli truck in 2012: 31,125 kms
  • Numbers of meals served at the Pirelli F1 hospitality (incl. tests): 24,132
  • Number of coffees served by Pirelli hospitality during the season: 28,350
  • Number of different pasta recipes cooked by Pirelli’s chef this year: 314
  • Amount of mascarpone used for tiramisu and other dolci: 205 kgs

Pirelli in Formula One overall (since 1950)

  • Races started: 242
  • Wins: 83
  • Pole positions: 86
  • Podium places: 256
  • Fastest laps: 90

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