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2011 Pirelli Formula One statistics

Tyres

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

 

Tracks and Races

  • • Tracks which puts the most energy into a tyre per km (lateral, braking, traction, etc.): Barcelona and Suzuka
  • • Track which puts the least energy into a tyre per km (lateral, braking, traction, etc.): Monza
  • • Longest continuous energy input into a tyre: Istanbul (Turn 8 )
  • • Track with the ‘easiest’ corners in terms of tyres: 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 tyres: 739 (Sebastian Vettel)
  • • Highest speed reached by a P Zero F1 tyre: 349.2 kph (Sergio Perez in Monza Qualifying)

Pit stops

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

 

Overtaking

  • • Number of overtaking manoeuvres (most in World Championship history): 1150 (after Abu Dhabi)
  • • Most overtaking manoeuvres in a dry race (= most ever): 126 at the 2011 Turkish Grand Prix
  • • Most overtaking manoeuvres 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 tyre: Martin Brundle (51 years old)
  • • Youngest driver to have driven a P Zero F1 tyre: Kevin Ceccon (18 years old)
  • • Total kilometres driven by all the P Zero compounds in 2011: 307,657 km (races and tests)
  • • Coldest track/ground temperatures Pirelli P Zero tyres have run: German Grand Prix at 13 degrees Celsius; coldest overall: Valencia winter testing at 6 degrees
  • • Hottest track/ground temperatures Pirelli P Zero tyres have run: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at 43 degrees Celsius; hottest overall: Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test 49 degrees Celsius
  • • Total weight of tyres each fitter handles during a season: 16,389 kgs
  • • Average time taken for a Pirelli fitter to fit an F1 tyre from scratch: 2m30s
  • • Time taken for Sebastian Vettel to fit an F1 tyre 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
  • • Total number of goals scored by Paul’s favourite football team, Bristol City, during the season: 18

Pirelli’s F1 Trucks & Hospitality

  • • Total amount of trucks at European races: 12
  • • Total kilometers travelled by Pirelli’s trucks in 2011: 925,326
  • • 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 (incl tests): 28,612
  • • Number of cups of espresso served by Pirelli hospitality during the season (incl tests): 43,250
  • • Kilogrammes of pasta cooked by Pirelli’s chef during the season (incl tests): 1,220 (all types combined!)

Pirelli in Formula One overall (since 1950)

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

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(Head of Product and Motorsport Media Relations)

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