The numbers that tell the story of the Formula One 2014 season from a tyre point of view.
Milan - As Paul Hembery, Pirelli’s motorsport director, 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 t yre: 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.”
• Total number of tyres supplied in 2014: 38,168
• Of these, 32,772 have been for race w eekends and 5,396 for testing
• Of these 38,168 tyres, 26,364 were slicks and 11,804 were rain tyres
• Total number of tyres actually used in race weekends: 20,028 : of whi ch 17,844 were slicks and 2,184 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
• H ighest 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 Interm ediate , then changed to slicks)
• Lowest number of overtaking manoeu vres 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 exclud ed as well (i.e.: all passes on Rosberg in Abu Dhabi)
Circuits and races
• Longest race of the year: Singapore, 2 hours, 0 minutes, 04.795 seconds
• Shortest race of the year: Italy, 1 h our, 19 minutes, 10.236 seconds
• Highest number of kms on ea ch Pirelli c ompound: Hard - Bottas ( 3 , 544 km ) Medium - Hamilton ( 8 , 230 km ) Soft - Gutierrez ( 7 , 011 km ) Supersoft - Perez ( 2 , 846 km ) Intermediate - Hamilton ( 1 , 142 km ) Wet - Hamilton ( 469 km )
• Highest speed reached by a P Zero Formula One tyre in 2014: 362.1 kph (Daniel Riccia rdo 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 races in which the pole position record was br oken: 1 (Nico Rosbe rg at the Brazilian Grand Prix)
• Number of races in which the fastest race lap record was broken: none
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