#F1 Forensics: 2015 Technical Awards

Forensics

Brought to you technical Analyst Tourdog

 

1,058,437 Data points. That is how much info I have collected over the course of the 2015 season. This included lap times, PU usage, Session and race information, Driver team, and gearbox numbers too. The info is all broken down into more palletable pieces in the Chancery Archive, but here I will give us a broader overview of the raw numbers. As you know, the data includes all teams and drivers except for Manor, as they were running a 2014 Ferrari PU, and they were so far off the pace they never mattered. It also saved me a ton of time.

 

Lap/Distance Totals

Totals run by all 2015 competitors (except Manor)

          46,019 Total Laps

          231,194 Total Km

Most laps by a single driver:

  1. Nico Rosberg          2,849 laps
  2. Carlos Sainz            2,741 laps
  3. Max Verstappen     2,734 laps

Fewest laps by a single driver:

  1. Fernando Alonso      1,965 laps
  2. Jenson Button           2,137 laps
  3. Romain Grosjean     2,164 laps

(technically Fernando missed the first race, however Magnussen only managed to run 38 laps in Australia, so even if we added 38 to Fernando’s total he would still have the least)

Greatest distance covered during Free Practice:

  1. Carlos Sainz Jr                              7,015 Km
  2. Rosberg & Verstappen tied        6,547 Km

This gives Toro Rosso the highest Team total with 13,561 Km of Practice.

Least distance covered during Free Practice:

  1. Romain Grosjean       4,359 KM

However, Romain did not run in 13 FP1 sessions due to Joylon Palmer using his car, so if we exclude him..

  1. Fernando Alonso     4,624 Km
  2. Jenson Button          4,747 Km

Giving Mclaren the lowest Team total with 9,371 Km of practice.

Points Vs. Salary

You can see all the totals in the Archive, the ones that stand out are as follows:

Highest amount paid per point for a driver:

Fernando Alonso     11 points        35,000,000    =   3,181,818 per point

Least amount paid per point for a driver:

Max Verstappen      49 points               250,000   =   5,102 per point

 

Gearboxes

Most gearboxes used by a Driver:

  1. Romain Grosjean                    10
  2. Pastor Maldonado                   9
  3. Raikonnen, Alonso, Kvyat     8

Most gearboxes used by a Team:

  1. Lotus                                          19
  2. Red Bull                                     13
  3. Mclaren, Ferrari, TR               12

Fewest Gearboxes Used:

Massa, Hamilton, Rosberg, Hulkenberg, Perez, Ericcson, Nasr, Vettel all used only their allotted 4 Gearboxes.

Sauber, FI, and Mercedes were the only teams to not use more than 8 gearboxes total.

Greatest distance covered by a single Gearbox:

  1. Valterri Bottas Gearbox #1,       6,132 Km.
  2. Filipe Massa Gearbox #1           5,697 Km
  3. Lewis Hamilton Gearbox #1     5,664 Km

Shortest distance covered by a single gearbox:

  1. Fernando Alonso Gearbox #5,     121 Km.
  2. Kimi Raikkonen Gearbox #6       306 Km
  3. Dani Kvyat Gearbox #6                364 Km

 

Internal Combustion Engines

Most ICE’s Used:

  1. Fernando Alonso                     12
  2. Jenson Button                          11
  3. Daniel Ricciardo                       9

Least ICE’s Used:

Sauber, Mercedes, Force India, Williams, and Lotus all used only their allowed 4 ICE’s per driver.

Greatest distance covered by a single ICE:

  1. Sergio Perez ICE #1                5,586 Km
  2. Filipe Massa ICE #1                5,395 Km
  3. Nico Rosberg ICE #1              5,390 Km

Shortest Distance Covered by a single ICE:

  1. Daniel Ricciardo ICE #1               58 Km
  2. Fernando Alonso ICE #1            202 Km (technically driven by Magnussen)
  3. Fernando Alonso ICE #4            314 Km

 

Turbochargers

Most Turbo’s Used:

  1. Jenson Button                       12
  2. Fernando Alonso                   11
  3. Riccardo & Sainz                    6

Least Turbo’s Used:

Sauber, FI, Mercedes, Lotus, Williams, and Vettel all used only their 4 allowed Turbo’s per driver.

Greatest distance covered by a single Turbo:

  1. Sergio Perez TC #1                  5,586 Km
  2. Filipe Massa TC #1                  5,395 Km
  3. Nico Rosberg TC #1                5,390 Km

Shortest Distance Covered by a single Turbo:

  1. Jenson Button TC #10             39 Km
  2. Daniel Ricciardo TC #1            58 Km
  3. Fernando Alonso TC #1         202 Km (technically driven by Magnussen)

 

MGU-H

Most MGU-H’s Used:

  1. Jenson Button                  12
  2. Fernando Alonso             11
  3. Ricciardo & Sainz             6

Least MGU-H’s Used:

Sauber, FI, Mercedes, Lotus, Williams, and Vettel all used only their 4 allowed MGU-H’s per driver.

Greatest distance covered by a single MGU-H:

  1. Sergio Perez MGU-H #1           5,586 Km
  2. Filipe Massa MGU-H #1           5,395 Km
  3. Nico Rosberg MGU-H #1         5,390 Km

Shortest Distance Covered by a single MGU-H:

  1. Jenson Button MGU-H #10      39 Km
  2. Daniel Ricciardo MGU-H #1     58 Km
  3. Fernando Alonso MGU-H  #1   202 Km (technically driven by Magnussen)

MGU-K

Most MGU-K’s Used:

  1. Jenson Button                 10
  2. Fernando Alonso            8
  3. Daniel Ricciardo             6

Least MGU-K’s Used:

Ferrari, Sauber, FI, Lotus, Mercedes, and Williams all used only their 4 allowed MGU-K’s per driver.

Greatest distance covered by a single MGU-K:

  1. Daniel Ricciardo  MGU-K #2         5,924 Km
  2. Sergio Perez MGU-K #1                   5,586 Km
  3. Filipe Massa  MGU-K #1                 5,395 Km

Shortest Distance Covered by a single MGU-K:

  1. Daniel Ricciardo   MGU-K #1          58 Km
  2. Fernando Alonso MGU-K #4           197 Km
  3. Fernando Alonso MGU-K #5           429 Km

 

ENERGY STORE (battery)

Most ES’s used:

  1. Raikkonen, Alonso, Ricciardo        5

Due to the rule change mid-season, Mclaren/Fernando was allowed to use 5 components without penalty, however Kimi and Ricciardo both took grid penalties for using 5 Energy Stores. All other drivers used 4 or LESS.

Least ES’s Used:

Lotus, Force India, and Williams, all used only THREE Energy Stores per driver over the course of the season, 1 less per driver than they are allowed. Obviously the batteries are the most reliable part of the Power Unit.

Greatest distance covered by a single ES:

  1. Carlos Sainz jr.   ES #2             10,161 Km
  2. Max Verstappen ES #2             9,749 Km
  3. Filipe Massa   ES #1                  5,697 Km

Shortest Distance Covered by a single ES:

  1. Max Verstappen   ES #1              196 Km
  2. Fernando Alonso ES #1               706 Km
  3. Carlos Sainz jr.  ES #4                 722 Km

 

CONTROL ELECTRONICS

Most CE’s used:

  1. Fernando Alonso                     7
  2. Jenson Button                         6
  3. Raikkonen & Ricciardo          5

Least CE’s Used:

Lotus, Force India, and Williams, all used only THREE Control Electronics per driver over the course of the season, 1 less per driver than they are allowed.

Greatest distance covered by a single CE:

  1. Lewis Hamilton  CE #2          8,383 Km
  2. Nico Hulkenberg CE #2         8,279 Km
  3. Dani Kvyat  CE #2                   7,085 Km

Shortest Distance Covered by a single CE:

  1. Lewis Hamilton  CE #1        233 Km
  2. Dani Kvyat CE #1                  345 Km
  3. Max Verstappen CE #1        557 Km

That about covers component use. You can see all the relevant information in the Chancery Archive. More to come soon.

 

 

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7 responses to “#F1 Forensics: 2015 Technical Awards

  1. Most Laps by a single driver: Nico is MARRIED!

    How about Most Crashed Out, 2 categories: Done it himself; Done by another?

  2. So, the Renault engine (power units) were a disaster, right? I see the Toro Rosso’s did pretty well, statistically, so how bad are the Renaults anyway? (And add the podiums the Red Bull got. they did a lot better than most Ferrari or Mercedes powered teams…)

  3. At least McLaren comes away with some “victories” this season.
    Wins: Overall Most Used (and several components specific categories) and Overall fewest KMs/unit

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