Pirelli tyres reveal the numbers behind Formula One – from car tyres to pizzas

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The Formula One season is over and if you are suffering from withdrawal symptoms already, Pirelli tyres has got the perfect fillip.

Pirelli tyres has compiled an extensive list off all the numbers from 2011 to 2013, so that racing enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the world of Formula One.

As Paul Hembery, motorsport director for Pirelli tyres, explained: “Each year, we publish the numbers that tell the story of our Formula One season. This year, we wanted to talk about all the numbers from the three-year period between 2011 and 2013, as one era closes and another
one opens. Personally speaking, even I have been astonished by the statistics our engineers have calculated relating to our initial Formula contract: more than 110,000 tyres supplied, 3000 pit stops, and an average of 56 overtaking manoeuvres per race.

“These three years have also been characterised by unstinting dedication from all our people, both on the track and in our Research and Development facilities, in order to meet the needs of teams and drivers through state-of-the-art technical solutions – as all the key players themselves have acknowledged.

“Throughout the three-year period, the tyre specification has completely changed year on year, as well as being evolved throughout the season: an effort that has never been seen before under a single tyre supplier regime in Formula One. We were presented with a challenging task and we met it: as the teams, drivers and championship organisers have pointed out on several occasions. And it’s in that same spirit that we are now working towards 2014.”

Pirelli tyres has pulled together the statistics on all aspects of the world of Formula One, including the total number of car 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) and total number of car tyres recycled: 112,200.

They also reveal the statistics behind some of the other areas, including hospitality, such as total number of pizzas cooked by the Pirelli tyres chef: 240 and number of desserts eaten in Pirelli’s hospitality: 6,000.

To read all the Pirelli tyres facts and figures for yourself go to http://www.pirelli.com/corporate/en/press/2012/11/26/2012-pirelli-formula-one-statistics.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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