Half-time balance in Formula 1 2013

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Half-time balance in Formula 1
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Z one of 19 Grand Prix has run. Time to take stock. The World Cup stand reminds us of the years before. Sebastian Vettel leads. 38 points ahead of Kimi Raikkonen, 39 points ahead of Fernando Alonso and 48 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton. The usual suspects. Only Jenson Button is actually missing at the top. But the ex-world champion pulled a razor with the McLaren MP4-28.

There is a little surprise in the constructors' standings. Red Bull is still comfortably in the lead with 277 points, but the first challenger is no longer Ferrari or Lotus. Mercedes jumped from 5th place straight to 2nd place. The gap to Red Bull is 69 points. Not impossible to catch. So much for the facts. But what else did the 2013 season show us?

Who is the fastest driver?

The fastest driver in the field is clearly Lewis Hamilton. The Hungarian winner started from pole position four times. His average starting position is 2.36. Sebastian Vettel is on his heels with three best training times and an average starting position of 2.45. Nico Rosberg is already slightly behind with three pole positions and an average starting position of 4.00.

Who is in the race strongest?

The strongest man in the race is clearly Sebastian Vettel. Not just because of his points lead and four wins. Vettel and his team mate Mark Webber each cleared the fastest race lap three times. The rest are divided between Fernando Alonso, Kimi Räikkönen, Sergio Perez and Esteban Gutierrez. Vettel led a race most often by far. A total of 1,227.6 kilometers. In second place is Alonso with 424.2 kilometers, followed by Rosberg with 399.4 kilometers.

Who is the most reliable driver?

Kimi Räikkönen wins the reliability rating just ahead of Lewis Hamilton. The Finn covered 3,022.2 kilometers of racing, Hamilton 3,021.9. Button ranks third with 3,005.6 kilometers. Raikkonen is the only driver who has scored points in every race. Raikkonen and Hamilton are the only two drivers who have always crossed the finish line, with Hamilton not getting any points as twelfth in Spain. Button was rated at all ten Grand Prix, but was too big at the GP Malaysia because of oneArrears three laps before the end voluntarily. McLaren was able to change the gearbox for the following race in China without penalty.

Who drives the least?

If Adrian Sutil got mileage allowance, he would be in a bad position. The Gräfelfinger ranks at the bottom of the table with 2,355.4 kilometers of racing. Sutil was out three times, three times relatively early. He is followed by Jean-Eric Vergne with 2,435.1 kilometers and Esteban Gutierrez with 2,507.7 kilometers. Vergne is the failure king with four premature tasks. Of the drivers from the top teams, Felipe Massa (2,561.8 km) and Nico Rosberg (2,635.8 km) are in the bottom third of the table.

Who is the king of the parking ticket?

Valtteri Bottas pays the most diligent money into the FIA. Five times so far, always because of speeding in the pit lane. Bottas, a total of 6,700 euros were withdrawn from the account. The next best payers are Jules Bianchi with 2,800 euros and Kimi Räikkönen with 2,100 euros.

Who has the most accidents?

We counted all spins and accidents during the free practice sessions, qualifying runs and the race. The waltz king is Pastor Maldonado. 17 spins and six accidents result in 23 slips. He is followed by Giedo van der Garde (21), Lewis Hamilton (20) and Esteban Gutierrez (20). Jenson Button and Max Chilton only came off the track six times each.

Who is setting the fastest times?

Sebastian Vettel is clearly at the top of the best times ranking. In the 30 free practice sessions and ten qualifications, the defending champion was 11 times ahead. Nico Rosberg follows with nine, Lewis Hamilton with five best times.

Who has the fastest car?

Seven Pole positions speak for themselves. The Mercedes AMG W04 is the fastest car in the field. At least for one round. Red Bull is stronger in the race. Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber marked six of the ten fastest laps in the race, and together they led 1,454.7 kilometers. They also have the highest account balance with 277 points.

Which car drives the longest?

McLaren has no longer the fastest car, but the one with the highest mileage. Jenson Button and Sergio Perez covered 5,968.0 kilometers in the ten races, beating Red Bull (5,764.8 km) and Lotus (5,717.4 km). At the lower end are Force India (5,171.6 km) and Sauber (5,106.7 km).

Who has the most reliable car ?

Ferrari is the only team in the field that has not yet had a defect to complain about. Instead, three accidents, one caused by a broken suspension. Because the accidents always happened very early in the race, Ferrari stood by5,283.4 kilometers of racing in the back third of the table. Toro Rosso has so far suffered most of the defects. The Red Bull junior team stopped six times for technical reasons. The defects were spread across the entire car: two exhausts, one underbody each, suspension, hydraulics and burst tires.

Who has the fastest pit stops?

Red Bull clearly has the fastest pit crew. Of the ten Grand Prix, the world champion team recorded the best individual pit stops seven times. Vettel's car was affected four times and Webber's three times. Average tool life: an incredible 2.83 seconds. The other bests were Ferrari (Melbourne, Barcelona) and McLaren (Montreal).

Who flops most often in the pit lane?

Williams ranks with an average pit stop time of 6, 1 second at the back of the field. The team from Grove delivered the pit-stop flop of the race four times. It affected Valtteri Bottas in Sakhir, Monte Carlo and at the Nürburgring. Pastor Maldonado had to wait the longest for his pit stop at the Hungaroring.

Which team is the biggest sinner?

Red Bull has put the most money into the FIA ​​till now. 35,000 euros for Mark Webber's lost bike at the Nürburgring. The richest team in the paddock will be able to get over it. Since the 17,000 euros for Caterham for a total of three offenses hit harder to book. Mercedes, Lotus, Marussia, Williams, Sauber and McLaren still have a clean slate this year.

Who has the best engine?

Renault is clearly ahead of Mercedes (324) and Ferrari (225) in the engine ranking with 461 points. Sure, Renault also has the most customers. However, Williams and Caterham only contribute one point to the engine rating. At Mercedes, the works team, McLaren and Force India regularly score. And Ferrari can fall back on Toro Rosso and Sauber. Cosworth last won championship points with Williams in 2011. Engine damage has become a rarity. This season only two engines exploded in the race. At Cosworth at the Nürburgring and at Mercedes in Budapest. For Mercedes it was the first engine failure since the GP Japan 2008.

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