Pirelli 2012 F1 statistics; from 31 800 tyres to 28 350 cups of coffee

Pirelli tyre is marked. Formula One World Championship, Rd7, Canadian Grand Prix, Preparations, Montreal, Canada, Thursday 7 June 2012.

Dec.5 (Pirelli) Formula One’s exclusive tyre supplier Pirelli has released an extensive list of statistics of all 20 rounds of the 2012 F1 World Championship, including everything from number of tyres used per driver to the amount of coffee served by their generous hospitality unit.

Tyres

  • Pirelli tyres. Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Preparations, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Thursday 15 March 2012.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

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

Tracks, Races and Tests

  • Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren MP4-27 leads at the start of the race. Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Race, Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday 25 March 2012.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 km/h (Raikkonen / Italy Race)
  • Highest average speed of a fastest lap: 248.241 km/h (Hamilton / Italy Qualifying)
  • Slowest average speed of a fastest lap: 161.828 km/h (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 km
  • Number of different test tracks visited by Pirelli staff this year (incl. private tests): 9

Pit stops

  • Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus E20 makes a pit stop. Formula One World Championship, Rd20 Brazilian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24 November 2012.Total number of pit stops for the year: 957 (of which 14 were Drive Through and 2 were Stop & Go penalties)
  • 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)

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 (including tests): 92 hrs
  • Number of track/air temperatures taken by tyre fitter per race weekend: 124
  • Total distance travelled by all F1 tyres in 2012 (off-track): 216 967 km
  • 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

  • Pirelli Team Photo. Formula One World Championship, Rd20 Brazilian Grand Prix, Race, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 25 November 2012.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 number of trucks at European races: 13
  • Total average kilometres travelled by each Pirelli truck in 2012: 31 125 km
  • 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 kg

Pirelli in Formula One overall (since 1950)

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

    Good god they have managed to keep amazing accounts on everything I like Kimi’s lap he is the fastest a fraction under 215mph

  • suhas

    wow…_/_

  • Hawk

    top speed not fastest lap mister. fastest lap belonged to Hamilton same weekend.

  • Tony

    Statos. The lot of them! Number of words in press releases…. For crying out loud!

  • McLarenfan

    @Hawk
    I did mean speed not lap time my apology’s fastest on Pzero Iceman fastest lap Hamilton.
    Just hope next year Lewis isn’t the one who inherits “Slowest average speed of a fastest lap”.