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Tyre trivia - Pirelli’s debut season in numbers 01 Dec 2011

Pirelli tyres.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 19, Brazilian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, 25 November 2011 Pirelli tyres for Mercedes GP.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 19, Brazilian Grand Prix, Preparations, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, 24 November 2011 Pirelli tyre.
Formula One Testing, Day Two, Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 Paul Hembery (GBR) Pirelli Motorsport Director with FanVision.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 19, Brazilian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, 26 November 2011 Pirelli tyre. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 19, Brazilian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, 25 November 2011 Pirelli tyres worked on by engineers.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Practice Day, Friday, 28 October 2011 Pirelli tyre.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Preparations, Thursday, 27 October 2011 Pirelli tyre. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 16, Korean Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Saturday, 15 October 2011 Pirelli tyres. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 16, Korean Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Saturday, 15 October 2011 Pirelli tyre. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 16, Korean Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Saturday, 15 October 2011

You don’t need to be a number-crunching statistics fan to appreciate how successful Pirelli’s debut season as Formula One racing’s official tyre supplier has been. The impact the Italian manufacturer has had on the sport has been pretty clear throughout this year’s 19 Grand Prix weekends. But sometimes a healthy dose of facts and figures can press a point home.

Did you know, for example, that the highest speed reached by a Pirelli tyre in 2011 was 349.2 km/h, which was set by Sauber’s Sergio Perez during qualifying at Monza; or that 10,200 kilogrammes of rubber was deposited on tracks during this season? And that’s just for starters…

Tyres
- Total number of tyres provided for the season (dry and wets): race tyres: 24,000 dry tyres; 4,600 wet tyres plus an additional 6,000 for the tests
- Total number of tyres used: dry tyres: 21,100; wet tyres: 2,900
- Total kilogrammes of rubber deposited on track in 2011: 10,200
- Number of tyres recycled during 2011: All, i.e. 28,600 race tyres plus 6,000 test tyres
- Average life span of a dry compound this season: 120 kilometres

Tracks and races
- Tracks which puts the most energy into a tyre per km (lateral, braking, traction, etc.): Barcelona and Suzuka
- Track which puts the least energy into a tyre per km (lateral, braking, traction, etc.): Monza
- Longest continuous energy input into a tyre: Istanbul (Turn Eight)
- Track with the ‘easiest’ corners in terms of tyres: Montreal
- Longest race of the year: Montreal at 4hours 4 minutes and 39.537 seconds
- Shortest races of the year: Monza at 1hr 20m 46.272s
- Pole position lap records broken: 11
- Race lap records broken: two
- Most laps led on Pirelli tyres: 739 (Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel)
- Highest speed reached by a P Zero F1 tyre: 349.2 km/h (Sauber’s Sergio Perez during Monza qualifying)

Pit stops
- Total number of pit stops for the year: 1,111 (of which 22 were for drive-through penalties and four for stop-go penalties)
- Average number of total stops per race: 58.4, i.e. 2.25 per driver
- Most pit stops in a race: Hungary (88 - of which three were drive-through penalties)
- Least pit stops in a race: Italy (35)
- Fastest pit-stop time: 2.82 seconds (Mercedes, Chinese Grand Prix)

Overtaking
- Number of overtaking manoeuvres (most in world championship history): 1,120 (after Abu Dhabi)
- Most overtaking manoeuvres in a dry race (= most ever): 126 at the 2011 Turkish Grand Prix
- Most overtaking manoeuvres in a wet race (= most ever): 125 at the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix

Other interesting numbers
- Total number of Formula One drivers to have driven on PZero compounds: 57 (including third drivers and young drivers)
- Oldest driver to have driven a P Zero F1 tyre: Martin Brundle (51 years-old)
- Youngest driver to have driven a P Zero F1 tyre: Kevin Ceccon (18 years-old)
- Total kilometres driven by all the P Zero compounds in 2011: 307,657 km (races and tests)
- Coldest track/ground temperatures Pirelli P Zero tyres have run: German Grand Prix at 13 degrees Celsius; coldest overall: Valencia winter testing at 6 degrees Celsius
- Hottest track/ground temperatures Pirelli P Zero tyres have run: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at 43 degrees Celsius; hottest overall: Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test 49 degrees Celsius
- Total weight of tyres each fitter handles during a season: 16,389 kilogrammes
- Average time taken for a Pirelli fitter to fit an F1 tyre from scratch: 2 minutes 30 seconds
- Time taken for Sebastian Vettel to fit an F1 tyre from scratch: 5 minutes 13 seconds

Pirelli and its people
- Total number of Pirelli people travelling to a race: 52
- Total number of nationalities within the Pirelli F1 team: 10
- Total number of languages within the Pirelli F1 team: 14
- Number of hours that Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery has been interviewed at Grand Prix events: 61 hours and 25 minutes
- Total number of goals scored by Paul Hembery’s favourite football team, Bristol City, during the season: 18

Pirelli’s F1 trucks and hospitality
- Total amount of trucks at European races: 12
- Total kilometres travelled by Pirelli’s trucks in 2011: 925,326
- Number of hours needed to put up and take down Pirelli’s hospitality unit in Europe: 10 hours to put up; eight hours to take down
- Number of people required to put up and take down Pirelli’s hospitality unit in Europe: six
- Numbers of meals served at the Pirelli F1 hospitality (including tests): 28,612
- Number of cups of espresso served by Pirelli hospitality during the season (including tests): 43,250
- Kilogrammes of pasta cooked by Pirelli’s chef during the season (including tests): 1,220

Pirelli in Formula One since 1950
- Races started: 222
- Wins: 63
- Pole positions: 66
- Podium places: 196
- Fastest laps: 70

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