F1 2013: Mid-term performance analysis

F1 2013: Mid-term performance analysis

16 August 2013 – Race day often muddies the speed comparisons between team-mates by throwing up differing strategies, unforeseen hold-ups and unfortunate accidents. As such, qualifying results have often been used as a key indicator when trying to determine if a driver has the ultimate pace advantage over his rival on the other side of the garage.

But do qualifying times tell the whole story? With the aim of determining which drivers are being short-changed or over-praised for their respective performances this season, GPUpdate.net takes a team-by-team look at the Saturday statistics compiled so far, and stacks them up against the eventual race results.

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Team: Red Bull

Driver: Sebastian Vettel

Best qualifying position: 1st                                            
Best race finish: 1st

Average qualifying position: 2.7                                    
Average race finish: 2.2

Times out-qualified team-mate: 10                                
Times beaten team-mate in race: 9

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 0                            
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 1

Additional Info:
Times appeared in Q3: 10
Times dropped-out in Q1: 0 
Retirements: 1
Championship position: 1st




Driver: Mark Webber

Best qualifying position: 2nd                                          
Best race finish: 2nd

Average qualifying position: 6.9                                      
Average race finish: 4.7

Times out-qualified team-mate: 0                                  
Times beaten team-mate in race: 1

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 10                          
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 9

Additional Info:
Times appeared in Q3: 9
Times dropped-out in Q1: 0 
Retirements: 1
Championship position: 5th

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Team: Mercedes

Driver: Lewis Hamilton

Best qualifying position: 1st                                              
Best race finish: 1st

Average qualifying position: 2.6                                       
Average race finish: 4.5

Times out-qualified team-mate: 7                                  
Times beaten team-mate in race: 7

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 3                             
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 3

Additional Info:
Times appeared in Q3: 10   
Times dropped-out in Q1: 0 
Retirements: 0 
Championship position: 4th


Driver: Nico Rosberg

Best qualifying position: 1st                                               
Best race finish: 1st

Average qualifying position: 4th                                        
Average race finish: 5th

Times out-qualified team-mate: 3                                    
Times beaten team-mate in race: 3

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 7                               
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 7

Additional Info:
Times appeared in Q3: 9
Times dropped-out in Q1: 0 
Retirements: 3
Championship position: 6th

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Team: Ferrari

Driver: Fernando Alonso

Best qualifying position: 3rd                                               
Best race finish: 1st

Average qualifying position: 5.3                                        
Average race finish: 3.7

Times out-qualified team-mate: 7                                    
Times beaten team-mate in race: 9

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 3                              
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 1

Additional Info:        
Times appeared in Q3: 10   
Times dropped-out in Q1: 0                         
Retirements: 1                                   
Championship position: 3rd


Driver: Felipe Massa

Best qualifying position: 2                                                  
Best race finish: 3rd

Average qualifying position: 8.6                                        
Average race finish: 6.9

Times out-qualified team-mate: 3                                   
Times beaten team-mate in race: 1

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 7                               
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 9
                                                
Additional Info: 

Times appeared in Q3: 7   
Times dropped-out in Q1: 1  
Retirements: 2                                              
Championship position: 7th

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Team: Lotus

Driver: Kimi Räikkönen

Best qualifying position: 2nd                                            
Best race finish: 1st

Average qualifying position: 6.4                                       
Average race finish: 4.2

Times out-qualified team-mate: 8                                    
Times beaten team-mate in race: 9

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 2                               
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 1

Additional Info:      
Times appeared in Q3: 10 
Times dropped-out in Q1: 0                               
Retirements: 0                                           
Championship position: 2nd


Driver: Romain Grosjean

Best qualifying position: 3                                                  
Best race finish: 3rd

Average qualifying position: 9.2                                         
Average race finish: 7.1

Times out-qualified team-mate: 2                                    
Times beaten team-mate in race: 1

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 8                            
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 9

Additional Info:  
Times appeared in Q3: 6
Times dropped-out in Q1: 1                                       
Retirements: 3                                           
Championship position: 8th
 
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Team: Force India

Driver: Paul di Resta

Best qualifying position: 5th    
Best race finish: 4th

Average qualifying position: 13.6   
Average race finish: 7.9

Times out-qualified team-mate: 5   
Times beaten team-mate in race: 5

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 5   
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 5

Additional Info:
Times appeared in Q3: 4   
Times dropped-out in Q1: 3  
Retirements: 2
Championship position: 10th


Driver: Adrian Sutil

Best qualifying position: 6th    
Best race finish: 5th

Average qualifying position: 10th   
Average race finish: 9.7

Times out-qualified team-mate: 5   
Times beaten team-mate in race: 5

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 5   
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 5

Additional Info:   
Times appeared in Q3: 5
Times dropped-out in Q1: 0 
Retirements: 3
Championship position: 11th

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Team: McLaren

Driver: Jenson Button

Best qualifying position: 7th    
Best race finish: 5th

Average qualifying position: 10.4   
Average race finish: 8.4

Times out-qualified team-mate: 6   
Times beaten team-mate in race: 7

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 4   
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 3

Additional Info:
Times appeared in Q3: 6
Times dropped-out in Q1: 0 
Retirements: 1
Championship position: 9th


Driver: Sergio Perez

Best qualifying position: 7th    
Best race finish: 6th

Average qualifying position: 11   
Average race finish: 9.25

Times out-qualified team-mate: 4    
Times beaten team-mate in race: 3

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 6   
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 7

Additional Info:    
Times appeared in Q3: 4 
Times dropped-out in Q1: 0  
Retirements: 2
Championship position: 12th

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Team: Toro Rosso

Driver: Daniel Ricciardo

Best qualifying position: 5th    
Best race finish: 7th

Average qualifying position: 10   
Average race finish: 11.6

Times out-qualified team-mate: 7    
Times beaten team-mate in race: 5

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 3   
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 5

Additional Info:
Times appeared in Q3: 5
Times dropped-out in Q1: 0  
Retirements: 3
Championship position: 14th


Driver: Jean-Éric Vergne

Best qualifying position: 7th    
Best race finish: 6th

Average qualifying position: 13.2   
Average race finish: 10th

Times out-qualified team-mate: 3   
Times beaten team-mate in race: 5

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 7   
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 5
   
Additional Info:
Times appeared in Q3: 2
Times dropped-out in Q1: 1
Retirements: 4   
Championship position: 13th

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Team: Sauber

Driver: Nico Hülkenberg

Best qualifying position: 9th    
Best race finish: 8th

Average qualifying position: 11.8   
Average race finish: 10.9

Times out-qualified team-mate: 10   
Times beaten team-mate in race: 7

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 0   
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 2

Additional Info:   
Times appeared in Q3: 2
Times dropped-out in Q1: 0 
Retirements: 1*
Championship position: 15th


Driver: Esteban Gutiérrez

Best qualifying position: 14th   
Best race finish: 11th

Average qualifying position: 17.2   
Average race finish: 13.6

Times out-qualified team-mate: 0   
Times beaten team-mate in race: 2

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 10  
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 7
 
Additional Info:
Times appeared in Q3: 0
Times dropped-out in Q1: 6  
Retirements: 3   
Championship position: 18th

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Team: Williams

Driver: Pastor Maldonado

Best qualifying position: 13th   
Best race finish: 10th

Average qualifying position: 15.8   
Average race finish: 13th

Times out-qualified team-mate: 4   
Times beaten team-mate in race: 5

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 6   
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 5
 
Additional Info:
Times appeared in Q3: 0 
Times dropped-out in Q1: 3 
Retirements: 3    
Championship position: 16th


Driver: Valterri Bottas

Best qualifying position: 3rd    
Best race finish: 11th

Average qualifying position: 14.7   
Average race finish: 12.2

Times out-qualified team-mate: 6   
Times beaten team-mate in race: 5

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 4   
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 5

Additional Info:
Times appeared in Q3: 1
Times dropped-out in Q1: 5 
Retirements: 1
Championship position: 17th

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Team: Marussia

Driver: Jules Bianchi

Best qualifying position: 18th   
Best race finish: 13th

Average qualifying position: 19.3   
Average race finish: 16.1

Times out-qualified team-mate: 9   
Times beaten team-mate in race: 8

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 1   
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 2
  
Additional Info:
Times appeared in Q3: 0
Times dropped-out in Q1: 10 
Retirements: 2  
Championship position: 19th


Driver: Max Chilton

Best qualifying position: 20th   
Best race finish: 14th

Average qualifying position: 20.7   
Average race finish: 17.5

Times out-qualified team-mate: 1   
Times beaten team-mate in race: 2

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 9   
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 8

Additional Info:
Times appeared in Q3: 0
Times dropped-out in Q1: 10 
Retirements: 0
Championship position: 22nd

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Team: Caterham

Driver: Charles Pic

Best qualifying position: 18th   
Best race finish: 14th

Average qualifying position:  19.7   
Average race finish: 16.1

Times out-qualified team-mate: 7   
Times beaten team-mate in race: 8

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 3   
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 2

Additional Info:
Times appeared in Q3: 0
Times dropped-out in Q1: 10 
Retirements: 1
Championship position: 20th


Driver: Giedo van der Garde

Best qualifying position: 15th   
Best race finish: 14th

Average qualifying position: 19.9   
Average race finish: 17.1

Times out-qualified team-mate: 3   
Times beaten team-mate in race: 2

Times out-qualified by team-mate: 7   
Times beaten by team-mate in race: 8

Additional Info:
Times appeared in Q3: 0
Times dropped-out in Q1: 9 
Retirements: 2
Championship position: 21st

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Joshua Bonser
Twitter: JoshBonserF1


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*Hülkenberg DNS at Australian Grand Prix not counted as retirement

Further notes:
Drivers are classed as having beaten their team-mates if their team-mate has retired and they are classified.
Race retirements discounted from calculations for average race finishes.
Qualifying averages calculated after the application of any penalties.

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