Formula 1 2012: Facts, figures and statistics

Formula 1 2012: Facts, figures and statistics

25 December 2012 – The 2012 F1 season was full of drama and surprise, but what about the underlying facts and figures from a truly golden year? GPUpdate.net has compiled an extensive list of statistics for your viewing pleasure over the festive period...

Tyres
Total number of tyres provided in 2012: 31,800 for the races plus 6,600 for the tests
Total numbers of tyres used: Dry tyres: 21,400; wet tyres: 2,100
Average life span of a dry compound this season: 180 km
Average life span of a wet compound this season: 140 km

Tracks, races and tests
Number of races: 20
Number of different race winners: 8
Number of different podium finishers: 13
Number of penalties in 2012:  98
Most penalties for one driver: 14 (Maldonado)
Least penalties for one driver: 0 (Alonso, Glock, d'Ambrosio)
Longest race of the year: Malaysia in 2hrs 44min 51.812s
Shortest race of the year: Italy in 1hr 19min 41.221s
Most laps run on Pirelli tyres: Hard - Kobayashi (798); Medium - Senna (869);
Soft - Ricciardo (1,012); Supersoft - Raikkonen (237); Intermediate - Alonso (145);
Wet - Kobayashi (104)

Highest top speed reached: 346.0 kph (Raikkonen / Italy Race)
Highest average speed of a fastest lap: 248.241 kph (Hamilton / Italy Qualifying)
Slowest average speed of a fastest lap: 161.828 kph (Schumacher / Monaco Qualifying)
Distance covered by Pirelli's Renault R30 test car in 2012: 7,012 kms

Pit stops
Total number of pit stops for the year: 957 (of which 14 were a Drive Through and 2 a Stop & Go penalty)
Total average number of stops per race: 47.9, i.e. 1.9 per driver
Most pit stops in a race: 76 (Malaysia)
Least pit stops in a race: 24 (United States)
Fastest pit stop time: 2.31s (McLaren / Jenson Button at the German Grand Prix)

Overtaking
Number of overtaking manoeuvres in 2012: 1139
Most overtaking manoeuvres in a dry race: 90 at the Chinese Grand Prix
Most overtaking manoeuvres in a wet race: 147 at the Brazilian Grand Prix
Least overtaking manouevres in a dry race: 12 at the Monaco Grand Prix

Other statistics
Total kms driven on all compounds in 2012 (races and tests): Hard - 101,692; Medium - 121,840; Soft - 123,270; Supersoft - 21,993; Intermediate - 13,770; Wet - 7,930
Coldest track temperatures: United States Grand Prix at 11 degrees Celsius (17.11.)
Hottest track temperatures: Brazilian Grand Prix at 55 degrees Celsius (23.11.)
Coldest air temperatures: United States Grand Prix at 4 degrees Celsius (17.11)
Hottest air temperatures: Grand Prix of Europe at 37 degrees Celsius (21.06.)

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