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FORMULA ONE AND PIRELLI: ALL THE NUMBERS FROM 2014

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 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.”

TYRES
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 actually used in race weekends: 20,028: of which 17,844
were slicks and 2,184 were rain tyres
Total number of tyres that were recycled: all of them

PIT STOPS
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


OVERTAKING
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)




CIRCUITS AND RACES
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 number of kms on each Pirelli compound: 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 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 races in which the pole position record was broken: 1 (Nico Rosberg at the Brazilian Grand Prix)
Number of races in which the fastest race lap record was broken: none


PIRELLI AND ITS FORMULA ONE TEAM AND GUESTS
Number of people (average) who travel to each race: 55
Number of different nationalities within the Pirelli Formula One team: 10
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


PIRELLI HOSPITALITY 2014
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 hospitality: 40
Number of desserts eaten in Pirelli’s hospitality: 7,000
PIRELLI IN FORMULA ONE (SINCE 1950)
Races: 280
Victories: 121
Pole positions: 124
Podiums: 370
Fastest laps: 128
Drivers titles: 9
Team titles: 4


OTHER INTERESTING STATISTICS
Total number of drivers who have driven on the Pirelli Formula One compounds since 2010: 96 (including third drivers and young drivers)
Total kilometers covered by all the P Zero compounds in 2014 (races weekends and tests): 339,213 (Excluding prototype tyres used during testing)
By compound: Hard 46,098; Medium 120,969; Soft 116,717; Supersoft 34,422; Intermediate 15,690; Wet 5,317
Distance covered in testing (except GP weekends) in 2014: 69,171 kms
Distance covered in racing (GPs) in 2014: 106,216 kms
Number of fastest laps (both qualifying and race) by the world champion: 14 (7 in races and 7 in qualifying)
Slowest average race win (on dry race) speed of a P Zero F1 tyre: 142.801 kph (Nico Rosberg, Monaco GP)
Lowest track temperature in which the Pirelli tyres have raced: 19 degrees centigrade at the Chinese Grand Prix. The lowest track temperature recorded while F1 cars were on track during a race weekend was also in China: 15 degrees centigrade
Highest track temperature in which the Pirelli tyres have raced: 49 degrees centigrade at the Brazilian Grand Prix. The highest track temperature recorded while F1 cars were on track during a race weekend was also in Brazil: 57 degrees centigrade
Lowest ambient temperature in which the Pirelli tyres have raced: 17 degrees centigrade at the Belgian Grand Prix. The lowest ambient temperature recorded while F1 cars were on track during a race weekend was also in Belgium: 12 degrees centigrade)
Highest ambient temperature in which the Pirelli tyres have raced: 35 degrees centigrade at the Malaysian Grand Prix. The highest ambient temperature recorded while F1 cars were on track during a race weekend was in Germany: 37 degrees centigrade)
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