Pirelli tyres publish its annual F1 facts and statistics lists

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If you are a Formula One fanatic who lives, eats and breathes the sport, then you are going to go into overdrive when you read this blog!

Pirelli has just published its annual list of numbers and statistics gathered throughout last season, from how many tyres were supplied to the number of pizzas cooked by the chef.

Paul Hembery, motorsport director for Pirelli tyres, explains: “Each year, we’ve traditionally published all the numbers that tell the story of our Formula One season. Last year we faced the biggest challenge that we had experienced since entering the sport, thanks to a completely new generation of cars that featured very different characteristics to before. Nonetheless, we met all our targets of helping to provide entertaining races, plenty of overtaking opportunities, diverse strategy options and an average of two pit stops per car at each grand prix, despite the many unknown factors for everybody.

“This year’s tyres will be evolutions of the 2014 tyres, with just one completely new tyre: the supersoft, which has a fresh rear construction and compound. The 2015 tyre range will be on track at Jerez in just a few days from now, but in the meantime, we hope you enjoy looking back on the classic 2014 season from a tyre point of view.”

These are some of the season’s highlights

Some of the season’s highlights, 38,168 tyres used, total number of Pirelli podium caps sold: 11,000 and the most important figure of all, 400 pizzas cooked by Pirelli’s chef.

• Total number of tyres supplied in 2014: 38,168
• Of these, 32,772 have been for race weekends and 5,396 for testing
• Of these 38,168 tyres, 26,364 were slicks and 11,804 were rain tyres
• Total number of tyres that were recycled: all of them

• Total number of pit stops: 817 (of these, 5 were drive-through penalties and 3 were stop and go penalties). An average of 43 per race and 2.02 per driver/race
• Highest number of pit stops in one race: 79 in the Japanese Grand Prix
• Lowest number of pit stops in one race: 23 in the Italian and Russian Grands Prix

• Total number of overtaking manoeuvres: 636(*) – an average of 33 per race
• Highest number of overtaking manoeuvres in a dry race: 65 in the German Grand Prix
• Highest number of overtaking manoeuvres in a wet race: 49 in the Hungarian Grand Prix (all started on Intermediate, then changed to slicks)
• Lowest number of overtaking manoeuvres in a dry race: 7 in the Monaco Grand Prix
(*) Overtaking criteria: every position change during flying laps (first lap excluded) kept until the finish line. Lapping/unlapping is excluded, passes on drivers suffering from mechanical problems are excluded as well (i.e.: all passes on Rosberg in Abu Dhabi)

• Longest race of the year: Singapore, 2 hours, 0 minutes, 04.795 seconds
• Shortest race of the year: Italy, 1 hour, 19 minutes, 10.236 seconds
• Highest speed reached by a P Zero Formula One tyre in 2014: 362.1 kph (Daniel
Ricciardo at the Italian Grand Prix)
• Highest number of fastest laps: 16 Nico Rosberg (5 in races and 11 in qualifying)
• Highest total number of laps in the lead on Pirelli tyres: 495 (Lewis Hamilton)

• Number of people (average) who travel to each race: 55
• Total number of different languages spoken by the Pirelli Formula One team: 14
• Total number of Pirelli notebooks distributed within the paddock: 1,900
• Paddock Club guests: 1,200
• Total number of Pirelli podium caps sold: 11,000

• Total number of meals served in Pirelli’s hospitality (including testing): 14,800
• Litres of water drunk in Pirelli’s hospitality: 8,000
• Kilograms of pasta cooked by Pirelli’s chef: 700
• Number of pizzas cooked by Pirelli’s chef: 400
• Number of different dessert recipes made in Pirelli’s hos

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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