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The sole supplier of tyres in Formula 1 has published their numbers for the season 2015, presented by Paul Hembery, sports director of Pirelli:
This was a year of evolution, with the teams continuously developing their cars to comply with new regulations turbo hybrid introduced. As always, the development curve is accelerated toward the end of the year, with the teams really getting its maximum performance with the cars and the tyres. Our goal was between one and two pit stops per race, during a season in which the tires continued to provide a lot of sporting interest and strategic. The next year there are new regulations for tyres and a new compound, the ultrablando. For the moment, we’re going to look back on everything that made the 2015 a truly unforgettable season.
total Number of tyres supplied in 2015: 35.964.
, 29.856 were provided for weekends of racing and 6.108 for the test.
Of the 35.964 tires, 25.004 were slick and 10.960 were of rain, intermediate or extreme.
total Number of tyres used during the race weekends: 17.580, of which 16,288 college were smooth tyres and 1292 of rain, intermediate or extreme.
total Number of recycled tires: all.
maximum Number of kilometres travelled in each compound (with the exception of the test):
Hard – Sainz (1.794 km)
Media – Massa (5.224 km)
Soft – Rosberg (5.480 km)
Supeblandos – Verstappen (1.838 km)
Intermediate – Vettel (482 km)
Rain – Rosberg (297 km)
Total number of pit stops: 706 (eight of which were drive-through and one stop and go).
This makes an average of 37.1 per race, and 1.88 per rider in each race.
Highest number of pit stops in a race: 60, in the Grand Prix of Hungary.
a Lesser number of pit stops in one race: 17 in the Grand Prix of Australia.
total Number of overtaking manoeuvres during the season: 509 (*), an average of 26.8 per race.
Highest number of overtaking manoeuvres in a dry race: 60, in Malaysia.
Highest number of overtaking manoeuvres in a wet race: 39, in the united States Grand Prix.
Lowest number of overtaking manoeuvres in a dry race: 11, in Australia and Singapore.
Driver with most overtaking manoeuvres during the year: Max Verstappen, 49
Pilot with more overtaking manoeuvres in one race: Sebastian Vettel, 13 in Canada.
Pilot that has been least times advance: Nico Rosberg and Hamilton, three times each.
Pilot most positions gained in the first lap: Fernando Alonso, that has gained 28 positions in the first lap in the course of the year.
Team that conducted the greatest number of overtaking in the year: Toro Rosso: 94 (Verstappen 49, Sainz 45).
Team that has been least times advance: Mercedes: six times (Hamilton three, Rosberg’s three).
(*) ¿How to calculate the overtaking? An overtaking maneuver is counted as one that takes place during laps released complete (not in the first round) and maintained the position until the end of that lap. Changes of position due to mechanical failures or bending over are not counted.
CIRCUITS AND TURNS
longest Race of the season: Singapore, two hours, one minute and 22.118 seconds.
Stroke short of the season: Italy, one hour, 18 minutes and 00.688 seconds.
The fastest lap of the race: Italy, the average speed of the winner: 235,903 km/h.
The highest speed attained by a pneumatic tire Pirelli for a grand prize: 366,4 km/h (Pastor Maldonado at the Grand Prix of Mexico).
Highest number of fastest laps: Lewis Hamilton, 19 (eight in races and 11 in qualifying).
Highest number of laps led: 587 (Lewis Hamilton).
TEAM PIRELLI AND PERSONAL
Members of team Pirelli that travel to each race: 60 (on average).
Nationalities represented in the team of Formula One Pirelli: 10.
Different languages spoken by team members: 14.
Notebooks Pirelli distributed throughout the season: 2.050.
total Number of guests who we welcome: 5.000.
Caps Pirelli on the podium sold: 12.000.
HOSPITALITY OF PIRELLI IN 2015
Meals served within the hospitality of Pirelli (including test): 15.100.
Litres of water drunk in the motorhome Pirelli: 8.600.
Pounds of pasta prepared by the chef Pirelli: 800.
Pizzas cooked by the chef Pirelli: 420.
Number of different dessert recipes made in the hospitality Pirelli: 55.
Desserts eaten in the hospitality Pirelli: 7.000.
PIRELLI IN F1 (SINCE 1950)
Pole Positions: 143.
fastest Laps: 147.
Titles of pilot: 10.
Titles of teams: 5
OTHER NUMBERS OF INTEREST
Number of pilots (including third drivers and young pilots) that have driven a car equipped with tires Pirello from 2010: 98.
Kilometres travelled by all compounds in all of 2015 (including test, practice, qualifying and race): 308.797 (prototype tires excluded). Per compound, hard: 33.842; middle: 114.727; soft: 107.070; superblando: 39.007; intermediate: 9.370; rain: 4.781.
Distance travelled in the test during the 2015 (excluding race weekends): 62.557 km.
Distance covered in racing in 2015: 99.416 km
Speed lowest average in a victory in the dry-cleaning 142.874 km/h (Nico Rosberg, Monaco).
Temperature of asphalt lowest registered during a run (Sunday): 20°C during the Grand Prix of the united States.
Temperature of asphalt lowest recorded over one weekend: up to 17°C during the weekend of the Grand Prix of the united States.
Temperature of asphalt highest recorded during a race (Sunday): 58°C at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Temperature of asphalt lowest recorded over one weekend: 58°C at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
ambient Temperature lowest recorded during a race (Sunday): 15°C in the Grand Prix of Canada.
ambient Temperature lowest recorded over one weekend: 15°C in the Grand Prix of Canada.
ambient Temperature highest recorded during a race (Sunday): 37°C at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
ambient Temperature lowest recorded during a week-end: 38°C in Bahrain.