Monday, 22 April 2013

F1 Driver And Team Form Guide (Post Bahrain)

A look at the difference in driver/car packages during the Bahrain grand prix. The average lap time is of the entire race which includes pitstop laps.


  Race: Driver-Car Package Bahrain GP 2013
(With head to head over season where both teammates finish race and or both qualify)

Driver - CarAverage 
Lap Time
Driver
Gap
Teammate
Gap
Teammate
Head to Head
Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull1:41.0610.000-0.653R 3-0   Q 3-0
Kimi Raikkonen - Lotus1:41.221+0.160-0.182R 3-1   Q 4-0
Romain Grosjean - Lotus1:41.404+0.342 +0.182R 1-3   Q 0-4
Paul di Resta - Force India1:41.443+0.381-0.965 R 1-1   Q 3-1
Lewis Hamilton -Mercedes1:41.679+0.618-0.103R 1-1   Q 3-1
Sergio Perez - McLaren1:41.693+0.632-0.187R 1-2   Q 0-4
Mark Webber - Red Bull1:41.715+0.653+0.653R 0-3   Q 0-3
Fernando Alonso - Ferrari 1:41.721+0.659-0.856R 3-0   Q 2-2
Nico Rosberg - Mercedes1:41.783+0.722+0.103R 1-1   Q 1-3
Jenson Button - McLaren1:41.879+0.818+0.187R 2-1   Q 4-0
Pastor Maldonado - Williams1:42.227+1.166-0.264R 1-1   Q 2-2
Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber1:42.341+1.280-0.819R 2-0   Q 4-0
Adrian Sutil - Force India1:42.407+1.346+0.965 R 1-1   Q 1-3
Valtteria Bottas - Williams1:42.491+1.430+0.264R 1-1   Q 2-2
Felipe Massa - Ferrari1:42.577+1.515 +0.856R 0-3   Q 2-2
Daniel Ricciardo - Toro Rosso1:42.975+1.913
R 1-0   Q 3-1
Charles Pic - Caterham1:43.149+2.088-2.592R 4-0   Q 3-1
Esteban Gutierrez - Sauber1:43.160+2.098+0.819R 0-2   Q 0-4
Jules Bianchi - Marussia1:43.824+2.763-0.219R 4-0   Q 4-0
Max Chilton - Marussia1:44.043+2.982 +0.219R 0-4   Q 0-4
Giedo van der Garde - Caterham1:45.741+4.679+2.592R 0-4   Q 1-3
Jean-Eric Vergne - Toro RossoDNF

R 0-1   Q 1-3

On the race stats to get a true indication only cars that finish are included and not all cars classified as finished. An example being Lewis Hamilton in Valencia last year where he is running 4th and crashes out after getting tangled with Pastor Maldonado. Hamilton is classified as having finished in 19th place but if we include Hamilton's 19th place it messes up his stats as it's not a true performance indicator so it's just counted as a DNF.

Previous Grands Prix Stats - F1 Driver And Team Form Guide Chinese GP 2013

Notes on 2013 stats-

  • Malaysia -  Button retires with 3 laps to go and Riccardo with 5 laps to go but both were still officially classified as both completed 90% of the race. I didn't include them as finishing laps early skews their finishing position and performance data.
  • Malaysia - Controversy surrounding Red Bull team mates - Team orders were not obeyed which was good for a pure performance point of view. Vettel was on the faster tyre compound in the last stint and it has also now emerged Webber was running low on fuel and had to back off for as Vettel had no fuel problems. There is no doubt after the ill timed first pit-stop Vettel was the faster driver and deserved to come out on top regardless of ones ethical point of view on the team orders fiasco.
  • Malaysia - Controversy surrounding Mercedes team mates - Mercedes was a completely different matter to Red Bull with both Hamilton and Rosberg obeying team orders to hold station but one car was clearly faster than the other. The fact the clearly faster car stayed behind the slower and artificially fixed the result lead to Rosberg been shown to have won the teammate battle on the race stats. Left the finishing stats same as the official result.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Bahrain Grand Prix TV Coverage 2013 (BBC & Sky)

The television coverage in the UK for the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix is as follows -

BBC

Saturday
BBC 1 HD
1710-1825 Delayed Highlights coverage of Qualifying.


Sunday
BBC 1 HD
1700-1835 Delayed Highlights coverage of Race.



Sky

Friday
Sky Sports F1 HD
0745-0955 Live coverage of the 1st practice session.

1145-1355 Live coverage of the 2nd practice session.


Saturday
Sky Sports F1 HD
0845-1010 Live coverage of the 3rd practice session.

1100-1340 Live coverage of Qualifying.


Sunday
Sky Sports F1 HD
1130-1600 Live coverage of Race. (Race starts at 1300)

Monday, 15 April 2013

F1 Driver And Team Form Guide Chinese GP 2013

A look at the difference in driver/car packages during the Chinese grand prix. The average lap time is of the entire race which includes pitstop laps.


  Race: Driver-Car Package Chinese GP 2013
(With head to head over season where both teammates finish race and or both qualify)

Driver - CarAverage 
Lap Time
Driver
Gap
Teammate
Gap
Teammate
Head to Head
Fernando Alonso - Ferrari 1:43.3380.000-0.729R 2-0   Q 1-2
Kimi Raikkonen - Lotus1:43.520+0.182-0.772R 2-1   Q 3-0
Lewis Hamilton -Mercedes 1:43.558+0.220
R 0-1   Q 3-0
Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull1:43.562+0.224
R 2-0   Q 2-0
Jenson Button - McLaren1:43.968+0.630-0.510R 2-0   Q 3-0
Felipe Massa - Ferrari1:44.067+0.729+0.729R 0-2   Q 2-1
Daniel Ricciardo - Toro Rosso1:44.101+0.762-0.534R 1-0   Q 2-1
Paul di Resta - Force India1:44.251+0.912
R 0-1   Q 2-1
Romain Grosjean - Lotus1:44.292+0.954+0.772R 1-2   Q 0-3
Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber1:44.349+1.011
R 1-0   Q 3-0
Sergio Perez - McLaren1:44.479+1.140+0.510R 0-2   Q 0-3
Jean-Eric Vergne - Toro Rosso1:44.635+1.297+0.534R 0-1   Q 1-2
Valtteria Bottas - Williams1:45.014+1.676-0.028R 1-0   Q 1-2
Pastor Maldonado - Williams1:45.043+1.705+0.028R 0-1   Q 2-1
Jules Bianchi - Marussia1:45.433+2.095-0.690R 3-0   Q 3-0
Charles Pic - Caterham1:45.470+2.132-1.220R 3-0   Q 2-1
Max Chilton - Marussia1:46.123+2.784+0.690R 0-3   Q 3-0
Giedo van der Garde - Caterham1:46.691+3.352+1.220R 0-3   Q 1-2
Nico Rosberg - MercedesDNF

R 1-0   Q 0-3
Mark Webber - Red BullDNF

R 0-2   Q 0-2
Adrian Sutil - Force IndiaDNF

R 1-0   Q 1-2
Esteban Gutierrez - SauberDNF

R 0-1   Q 0-3



  Race: Driver-Car Package Malaysian GP 2013

Driver - CarAverage 
Lap Time
Driver
Gap
Teammate
Gap
Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull 1:46.0120.000-0.077
Mark Webber - Red Bull1:46.089+0.077+0.077
Lewis Hamilton -Mercedes 1:46.230+0.218-0.008
Nico Rosberg - Mercedes1:46.238+0.226+0.008
Felipe Massa - Ferrari1:46.470+0.458
Romain Grosjean - Lotus1:46.647+0.635 -0.231
Kimi Raikkonen - Lotus1:46.878+0.866 +0.231
Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber1:46.959+0.947-1.062
Sergio Perez - McLaren1:47.304+1.292
Jean-Eric Vergne - Toro Rosso1:47.568+1.556
Valtteria Bottas - Williams1:47.594+1.582
Esteban Gutierrez - Sauber1:48.022+2.010+1.062
Jules Bianchi - Marussia1:49.002+2.990-1.266
Charles Pic - Caterham1:49.625+3.613-0.215
Giedo van der Garde - Caterham1:49.788+3.776+0.215
Max Chilton - Marussia1:50.268+4.256+1.266
Jenson Button - McLarenDNF

Daniel Ricciardo - Toro RossoDNF

Pastor Maldonado - WilliamsDNF

Adrian Sutil - Force IndiaDNF

Paul di Resta - Force IndiaDNF

Fernando Alonso - FerrariDNF




  Race: Driver-Car Package Australian GP 2013

Driver - CarAverage 
Lap Time
Driver
Gap
Teammate
Gap
Kimi Raikkonen - Lotus 1:33.1590.000-1.427
Fernando Alonso - Ferrari1:33.374+0.215-0.364
Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull 1:33.544+0.385-0.422
Felipe Massa - Ferrari1:33.738+0.579+0.364
Lewis Hamilton -Mercedes1:33.945+0.786
Mark Webber - Red Bull1:33.966+0.807+0.422
Adrian Sutil - Force India1:34.281+1.122-0.058
Paul di Resta - Force India1:34.339+1.180 +0.058
Jenson Button - McLaren1:34.566+1.407-0.030
Romain Grosjean - Lotus1:34.586+1.427+1.427
Sergio Perez - McLaren1:34.596+1.437+0.030
Jean-Eric Vergne - Toro Rosso1:34.605+1.446
Esteban Gutierrez - Sauber1:35.304+2.145
Valtteria Bottas - Williams1:35.435+2.275
Jules Bianchi - Marussia1:36.514+3.355-0.866
Charles Pic - Caterham1:36.766+3.607-1.089
Max Chilton - Marussia1:37.380+4.220+0.866
Giedo van der Garde - Caterham1:37.855+4.696+1.089
Daniel Ricciardo - Toro RossoDNF

Nico Rosberg - MercedesDNF

Pastor Maldonado - WilliamsDNF

Nico Hulkenberg - SauberDNF



On the race stats to get a true indication only cars that finish are included and not all cars classified as finished. An example being Lewis Hamilton in Valencia last year where he is running 4th and crashes out after getting tangled with Pastor Maldanado. Hamilton is classified as having finished in 19th place but if we include Hamilton's 19th place it messes up his stats as it's not a true performance indicator so it's just counted as a DNF.

Notes on 2013 stats-

  • Malaysia -  Button retires with 3 laps to go and Riccardo with 5 laps to go but both were still officially classified as both completed 90% of the race. I didn't include them as finishing laps early skews their finishing position and performance data.
  • Malaysia - Controversy surrounding Red Bull team mates - Team orders were not obeyed which was good for a pure performance point of view. Vettel was on the faster tyre compound in the last stint and it has also now emerged Webber was running low on fuel and had to back off for as Vettel had no fuel problems. There is no doubt after the ill timed first pit-stop Vettel was the faster driver and deserved to come out on top regardless of ones ethical point of view on the team orders fiasco.
  • Malaysia - Controversy surrounding Mercedes team mates - Mercedes was a completely different matter to Red Bull with both Hamilton and Rosberg obeying team orders to hold station but one car was clearly faster than the other. The fact the clearly faster car stayed behind the slower and artificially fixed the result lead to Rosberg been shown to have won the teammate battle on the race stats. Left the finishing stats same as the official result.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Chinese Grand Prix TV Coverage 2013 (BBC & Sky)

The television coverage in the UK for the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix is as follows -

BBC

Friday
BBC 2 HD
0255-0435 Live coverage of the 1st practice session.

0655-0835 Live coverage of the 2nd practice session.


Saturday
BBC 2 HD
0355-0505 Live coverage of the 3rd practice session.

BBC 1 HD
0600-0830 Live coverage of Qualifying.


Sunday
BBC 1 HD
0700-1015 Live coverage of Race.

BBC Red Button Freeview
1015-1115 Post-race analysis and debate. 



Sky

Friday
Sky Sports F1 HD
0245-0450 Live coverage of the 1st practice session.

0645-0900 Live coverage of the 2nd practice session.


Saturday
Sky Sports F1 HD
0345-0510 Live coverage of the 3rd practice session.

0600-0845 Live coverage of Qualifying.


Sunday
Sky Sports F1 HD
0630-1130 Live coverage of Race. (Race starts at 0800)

Senna vs Schumacher (1991-1994)

Pat Symonds in a recent article for Autosport -

"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Michael over the years. His attention to detail and his attitude were something I had never seen before, even though I'd been Ayrton Senna's race engineer, when he drove for Toleman in 1984.

"Michael was different. He had the same raw natural talent as Ayrton, but whether he had more or less of it is impossible to tell and is something that will be argued about for as long as people talk about motor racing. What was different was his total focus on every detail."

Lets look at the four years arguably the two greatest Formula One drivers of all time were on the track at the same time. As their cars where not equal, a cross reference to how their teammates fared against each other is included.

Senna and Schumacher's team mates where obviously not equal either but they were much more so than the cars they raced. A few exceptions were particularly in 1993 when Senna had a really weak teammate in Michael Andretti and then a really strong one in Mika Hakkinen. Andretti is too weak for a valid comparison with Schumacher's teammate that year(Riccardo Patrese) and Hakkinen is too strong.

Regardless of it not being an exact science - calculated below is the average qualifying lap time in a cross reference scenario as if Senna and Schumacher's teammates were of equal ability. For further comparison you can then research the duo's teammates at manipef1.com/stats/drivercomparison/ to cross reference how they fared against each other and thus see how valid the Senna vs Schumacher comparisons are.

Red were Senna was faster in the teammate cross reference and blue were Schumacher was faster.


1991 Season (Schumacher made his debut at the Belgian Grand Prix in August)

Ayrton Senna(35pts) vs Michael Schumacher(4pts) 

Qualifying
1.8 vs 7.2 (average qualifying position)
6 vs 0 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed qualifying)
2.082s (average lap-time Senna was faster by)

Race
2.2 vs 5.7 (average finishing position)
3 vs 0 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed race)


Senna teammate(Gerhard Berger - 6pts) vs Schumacher teammate(Andrea de Cesaris - 0pts)

Qualifying
4 vs 11 (average qualifying position)
1 vs 0 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed qualifying)
2.501s (average lap-time Senna's teammate was faster by)

Race
2 vs n/a (average finishing position)
0 vs 0 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed race)

If Gerhard Berger and Andrea de Cesaris were of equal speed over a qualifying lap -
2.501-2.114 = Schumacher was faster than Senna by 0.419s



Senna teammate(Gerhard Berger - 15pts) vs Schumacher teammate(Nelson Piquet - 4.5 pts)

Qualifying
1.8 vs 8.8 (average qualifying position)
3 vs 0 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed qualifying)
2.114s (average lap-time Senna's teammate was faster by)

Race
2.7 vs 6.6 (average finishing position)
5 vs 0 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed race)

If Gerhard Berger and Nelson Piquet were of equal speed over a qualifying lap -
2.114-2.082 = Senna was faster than Schumacher by 0.032s



1992 Season

Ayrton Senna(50pts) vs Michael Schumacher(53pts)

Qualifying
2.8 vs 4.7 (average qualifying position)
14 vs 2 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed qualifying)
0.750s (average lap-time Senna was faster by)

Race
3.1 vs 3.2 (average finishing position)
5 vs 1 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed race)


Senna teammate(Gerhard Berger - 49pts) vs Schumacher teammate(Martin Brundle - 38pts)

Qualifying
4.6 vs 7.4 (average qualifying position)
14 vs 2 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed qualifying)
1.036s (average lap-time Senna's teammate was faster by)

Race
3.1 vs 3.6 (average finishing position)
4 vs 2 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed race)

If Gerhard Berger and Martin Brundle were of equal speed over a qualifying lap -
1.036-0.750 = Schumacher was faster than Senna by 0.286s



1993 Season

Ayrton Senna(73pts) vs Michael Schumacher(52pts) 

Qualifying
3.8 vs 3.8 (average qualifying position)
8 vs 8 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed qualifying)
0.008s (average lap-time Schumacher was faster by)

Race
3.7 vs 2.2 (average finishing position)
2 vs 3 (teammate finishing above other where both cars completed race)


Senna teammate(Michael Andretti - 7pts) vs Schumacher teammate(Riccardo Patrese - 38pts)

Qualifying
9.8 vs 7.4 (average qualifying position)
4 vs 9 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed qualifying)
0.468s (average lap-time Schumacher's teammate was faster by)

Race
7.3 vs 5.0 (average finishing position)
2 vs 2 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed race)

If Michael Andretti and Riccardo Patrese were of equal speed over a qualifying lap -
0.468-0.008 = Senna was faster than Schumacher by 0.460s



Senna teammate(Mika Hakkinen - 4pts) vs Schumacher teammate(Ricardo Patrese - 0pts)

Qualifying
3.7 vs 8.7 (average qualifying position)
3 vs 0 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed qualifying)
1.785s (average lap-time Senna's teammate was faster by)

Race
n/a vs 12 (average finishing position)
0 vs 0 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed race)

If Mika Hakkinen and Riccardo Patrese were of equal speed over a qualifying lap -
1.785 + 0.008 = Schumacher was faster than Senna by 1.793s



1994 Season

Ayrton Senna(0pts) vs Michael Schumacher(30pts) 

Qualifying
1 vs 2 (average qualifying position)
3 vs 0 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed qualifying)
0.296s (average lap-time Senna was faster by)

Race
n/a vs 1 (average finishing position)
0 vs 0 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed race)


Senna teammate(Damon Hill - 6pts) vs Schumacher teammate(Jos Verstappen - 0pts)

Qualifying
3.5 vs 9.5 (average qualifying position)
2 vs 0 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed qualifying)
1.206s (average lap-time Senna's teammate was faster by)

Race
2 vs n/a (average finishing position)
0 vs 0 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed race)

If Damon Hill and Jos Verstappen were of equal speed over a qualifying lap -
1.206-0.296 = Schumacher was faster than Senna by 0.910s



Senna teammate(Damon Hill - 1pt) vs Schumacher teammate(JJ Lehto - 0pts)

Qualifying
4 vs 5 (average qualifying position)
1 vs 0 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed qualifying)
0.549s (average lap-time Senna's teammate was faster by)

Race
6 vs n/a (average finishing position)
0 vs 0 (driver finishing above other where both cars completed race)
 
If Damon Hill and JJ Lehto were of equal speed over a qualifying lap -
0.549-0.296 = Schumacher was faster than Senna by 0.253s




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