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5 races into the season, some interesting statistics

Posted by f1cafe on May 15, 2009


Here are some statistics after the Spanish grand prix:

Constructors Standings:

Constructor Points Gap to Leader
Brawn GP 68 0
Red Bull-Renault 38.5 29.5
Toyota 26.5 41.5
McLaren-Mercedes 13 55
Renault 9 59
BMW Sauber 6 62
Ferrari 6 62
Williams-Toyota 4.5 63.5
STR-Ferrari 4 64
Force India-Mercedes 0 68

Mathematically, all constructors are still in with a chance of winning the constructor’s title.

Drivers Standings:

Driver Points Gap to Leader
Jenson Button 41 0
Rubens Barrichello 27 14
Sebastian Vettel 23 18
Mark Webber 15.5 25.5
Jarno Trulli 14.5 26.5
Timo Glock 12 29
Fernando Alonso 9 32
Lewis Hamilton 9 32
Nick Heidfeld 6 35
Nico Rosberg 4.5 36.5
Heikki Kovalainen 4 37
Felipe Massa 3 38
Kimi Raikkonen 3 38
Sebastien Buemi 3 38
Sebastien Bourdais 1 40
Adrian Sutil 0 41
Giancarlo Fisichella 0 41
Kazuki Nakajima 0 41
Nelson Piquet Jr. 0 41
Robert Kubica 0 41

Mathematically, all drivers are still in with a chance of winning the world drivers’ championship.

Pole Positions by Driver:

Driver Poles
Jenson Button 3
Jarno Trulli 1
Sebastian Vettel 1
Adrian Sutil 0
Felipe Massa 0
Fernando Alonso 0
Giancarlo Fisichella 0
Heikki Kovalainen 0
Kazuki Nakajima 0
Kimi Raikkonen 0
Lewis Hamilton 0
Mark Webber 0
Nelson Piquet Jr. 0
Nick Heidfeld 0
Nico Rosberg 0
Robert Kubica 0
Rubens Barrichello 0
Sebastien Bourdais 0
Sebastien Buemi 0
Timo Glock 0

 

Fastest Race Laps by Driver:

Driver Fastest Laps
Rubens Barrichello 2
Jarno Trulli 1
Jenson Button 1
Nico Rosberg 1
Adrian Sutil 0
Felipe Massa 0
Fernando Alonso 0
Giancarlo Fisichella 0
Heikki Kovalainen 0
Kazuki Nakajima 0
Kimi Raikkonen 0
Lewis Hamilton 0
Mark Webber 0
Nelson Piquet Jr. 0
Nick Heidfeld 0
Robert Kubica 0
Sebastian Vettel 0
Sebastien Bourdais 0
Sebastien Buemi 0
Timo Glock 0

 

Average Race Starting Grid Positions of Drivers:

Driver Average Race Starting Position
Jenson Button 2
Sebastian Vettel 4
Rubens Barrichello 5
Fernando Alonso 7
Jarno Trulli 7
Nico Rosberg 7
Mark Webber 8
Felipe Massa 9
Kimi Raikkonen 10
Robert Kubica 10
Timo Glock 10
Nick Heidfeld 11
Kazuki Nakajima 12
Lewis Hamilton 12
Heikki Kovalainen 13
Nelson Piquet Jr. 15
Sebastien Buemi 15
Sebastien Bourdais 17
Adrian Sutil 18
Giancarlo Fisichella 18

 

Average Race Finishing Position of Drivers:

Driver Average Race Finish Position
Jenson Button 1
Rubens Barrichello 4
Timo Glock 6
Mark Webber 7
Sebastian Vettel 7
Fernando Alonso 8
Lewis Hamilton 9
Nico Rosberg 9
Jarno Trulli 10
Nick Heidfeld 10
Sebastien Bourdais 12
Kimi Raikkonen 13
Felipe Massa 14
Giancarlo Fisichella 14
Nelson Piquet Jr. 14
Sebastien Buemi 14
Heikki Kovalainen 15
Robert Kubica 15
Adrian Sutil 16
Kazuki Nakajima 17

For the above calculations, any DNFs by drivers are treated as P20.

Average Number of Places Gained or Lost During Races:

Driver Average Number of Places Gained/Lost During Race
Sebastien Bourdais 5
Giancarlo Fisichella 4
Timo Glock 4
Lewis Hamilton 3
Adrian Sutil 2
Jenson Button 1
Mark Webber 1
Nelson Piquet Jr. 1
Nick Heidfeld 1
Rubens Barrichello 1
Sebastien Buemi 1
Fernando Alonso -1
Heikki Kovalainen -2
Nico Rosberg -2
Jarno Trulli -3
Kimi Raikkonen -3
Sebastian Vettel -3
Felipe Massa -5
Kazuki Nakajima -5
Robert Kubica -5

For the above calculations, any DNFs by drivers are treated as P20. Also, the net places gained is inclusive of overtakes as well as retirements (of other drivers ahead).

How Many Times Each Driver Finished in Points?

Driver Number of Times Finished in Points
Jenson Button 5
Rubens Barrichello 5
Timo Glock 4
Fernando Alonso 3
Jarno Trulli 3
Lewis Hamilton 3
Mark Webber 3
Nico Rosberg 3
Sebastian Vettel 3
Nick Heidfeld 2
Sebastien Buemi 2
Felipe Massa 1
Heikki Kovalainen 1
Kimi Raikkonen 1
Sebastien Bourdais 1
Adrian Sutil 0
Giancarlo Fisichella 0
Kazuki Nakajima 0
Nelson Piquet Jr. 0
Robert Kubica 0

 

Team Mates Head to Head in Races:

Driver 1             Driver 2
Lewis Hamilton 3 1 Heikki Kovalainen
Kimi Raikkonen 3 2 Felipe Massa
Robert Kubica 1 4 Nick Heidfeld
Fernando Alonso 5 0 Nelson Piquet Jr.
Jarno Trulli 2 3 Timo Glock
Sebastien Buemi 2 2 Sebastien Bourdais
Mark Webber 3 2 Sebastian Vettel
Nico Rosberg 5 0 Kazuki Nakajima
Jenson Button 5 0 Rubens Barrichello
Adrian Sutil 2 3 Giancarlo Fisichella

Cases where both team mates failed to finish, are not included in the above.

Team Mates Head to Head in Qualifying:

Driver 1             Driver 2
Lewis Hamilton 4 1 Heikki Kovalainen
Kimi Raikkonen 2 3 Felipe Massa
Robert Kubica 4 1 Nick Heidfeld
Fernando Alonso 5 0 Nelson Piquet Jr.
Jarno Trulli 4 1 Timo Glock
Sebastien Buemi 4 1 Sebastien Bourdais
Mark Webber 1 4 Sebastian Vettel
Nico Rosberg 5 0 Kazuki Nakajima
Jenson Button 4 1 Rubens Barrichello
Adrian Sutil 2 3 Giancarlo Fisichella
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One Response to “5 races into the season, some interesting statistics”

  1. Chris said

    Good stuff. Would love to see a “laps lead” category if you have the time to do it.

    Always an indication to the competitveness of the series.

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