So the F1 season is over for another year. The Pirelli tyres used on the cars this year helped create a thrilling and certainly an unpredictable season. A whopping 23,500 were used throughout the duration of the year – 21,400 dry tyres and 2,100 wet tyres – thats an awful lot of rubber! Read on to discover more number statistics of the 2012 F1.
- Average life span of a dry-compound tyre in 2012 was 180km
- Average life span of a wet compound tyre in 2012 was 140km
- In 2012 from a tyre’s perspective the most challenging corners were in India on tunrs 10 and 11 where the longest continuous energy input into a tyre was recorded.
- Kamui Kobayashi did 798 laps on the Pirelli hard tyres – the mosr laps recorded in 2012
- Bruno Senna did the most laps on a medium compund set of tyres with 869 laps
- Daniel Riccardio did the most laps on the soft tyres with an incredible 1,012 laps recorded.
- Kimi Raikkonen drove 237 laps on the super soft tyres
- Fernando Alonso completed 145 laps on intermediate tyres
- Kamui Kobayashi did the most on the wets with 104 laps.
- The soft compound tyre was used for the most kilometres over the season: 123,270 in testing and races.
- The medium compund was used for 121,840km
- The hard compound tyres were used for 101,692km
- The super softs over 21,993km
- Intermediates 13,770km
- And the wet weather tyres for just 7,930km, there wasn’t much rain this season!
- Lewis Hamilton reached the highest speed on Pirelli tyres during the qualifiying of the Italina Grand Prix of 248.241km/h whilst Mercedes Michael Schumacher averaged the slowest during qualifying at the Monaco Grand Prix with a speed of 161.828 km/h.
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