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F1 Analysis and Statistics after British GP 2009

Posted by f1cafe on June 23, 2009


Keeping with the tradition, here I am with all the stats after British GP at Silverstone, the 8th race of the 2009 Formula 1 season. Hopefully, this won’t be the last British GP and not the last GP at Silverstone. Judging by the driver comments on BBC, the track is a hit with drivers and they all love driving at Silverstone. I hope it stays on the calendar going forward. Its interesting to see drivers as well as team bosses trying to make a point about how good Silverstone circuit is.

So far this season, I used an Excel spreadsheet to store data and produces these statistics. To gain more control over the data and to come up with precise figures, I have moved this data now into an SQL Server database. Hope you’ll like the results šŸ™‚ I am now differentiating between actual qualifying position and starting grid positions. Information is now available on drivers’ DNFs and disqualifications. Engine supplier standings are also provided.

Some highlights of the British Grand Prix 2009:

  • This is the first race of the 2009 season, where Jenson Button is not on the podium
  • This is also the first race of the 2009 season, where Rubens Barrichello finished better than his Brawn GP team mate, Jenson Button
  • In Constructors standings, Red Bull have closed the gap to Brawn GP by a massive 9 points. But Brawn GP still have three times the points of third placed Toyota
  • Williams have leapfrogged McLaren-Mercedes in the Constructors’ standings to 5th position
  • Sebastian Vettel is now just two points behind second placed Rubens Barrichello in the Drivers’ standings. He also recorded his first fastest lap of the race this season.
  • For the first time this season, Nelson Piquet Junior has finished the race ahead of his double world champion team mate Fernando Alonso
  • Heikki Kovalainen continues to struggle, as he registers his 5th DNF from 8 races, while his team mate and current world champion Lewis Hamilton struggles home in a lowly 16th and a lap down
  • Though not significant for the championship, Filipe Massa of Ferrari jumps ahead of Timo Glock and Nico Rosberg in the Drivers’ standings
  • Kazuki Nakajima of Williams, for the first time this season, outqualified his team mate Nico Rosberg. But Nico got the better of Kazuki in the race

I will leave you to enjoy the stats now. In case of any questions, leave a comment and I will respond.

Constructors’ Standings 2009:

Position Constructor Points Gap to Leader Gap to Next Team Title Still Possible?
1 Brawn GP 105 0 0 NA
2 Red Bull-Renault 74.5 30.5 30.5 Yes
3 Toyota 34.5 70.5 40 Yes
4 Ferrari 26 79 8.5 Yes
5 Williams-Toyota 15.5 89.5 10.5 Yes
6 McLaren-Mercedes 13 92 2.5 Yes
7 Renault 11 94 2 Yes
8 BMW Sauber 8 97 3 Yes
9 STR-Ferrari 5 100 3 Yes
10 Force India-Mercedes 0 105 5 Yes


Drivers’ Standings 2009
:

Position Driver Points Gap to Leader Gap to Next Driver Title Still Possible?
1 Jenson Button 64 0 0 NA
2 Rubens Barrichello 41 23 23 Yes
3 Sebastian Vettel 39 25 2 Yes
4 Mark Webber 35.5 28.5 3.5 Yes
5 Jarno Trulli 21.5 42.5 14 Yes
6 Felipe Massa 16 48 5.5 Yes
7 Nico Rosberg 15.5 48.5 0.5 Yes
8 Timo Glock 13 51 2.5 Yes
9 Fernando Alonso 11 53 2 Yes
10 Kimi Raikkonen 10 54 1 Yes
11 Lewis Hamilton 9 55 1 Yes
12 Nick Heidfeld 6 58 3 Yes
13 Heikki Kovalainen 4 60 2 Yes
14 Sebastien Buemi 3 61 1 Yes
15 Robert Kubica 2 62 1 Yes
16 Sebastien Bourdais 2 62 1 Yes
17 Giancarlo Fisichella 0 64 2 Yes
18 Adrian Sutil 0 64 2 Yes
19 Nelson Piquet Jr. 0 64 2 Yes
20 Kazuki Nakajima 0 64 2 Yes


Engine Supplier Standings 2009
:

Position Supplier Points Gap to Leader Gap to Next Supplier Teams Supplied
1 Mercedes Benz 118 0 0 3
2 Renault 85.5 32.5 32.5 2
3 Toyota 50 68 35.5 2
4 Ferrari 31 87 19 2
5 BMW 8 110 23 1


Total Wins by Driver (Out of 8 Races)
:

Driver Total Wins
Jenson Button 6
Sebastian Vettel 2


Total Pole Positions by Driver (Out of 8 Races)
:

Driver Total Poles
Jenson Button 4
Sebastian Vettel 3
Jarno Trulli 1


Total Fastest Race Laps (Out of 8 Races):

Driver Total Fastest Laps
Jenson Button 2
Rubens Barrichello 2
Felipe Massa 1
Jarno Trulli 1
Nico Rosberg 1
Sebastian Vettel 1


Drivers’ Average Qualifying and Starting Grid Positions
:

Driver Average Qualifying Position Average Starting Grid Position
Sebastian Vettel 2.25 3.5
Jenson Button 2.625 2.625
Rubens Barrichello 3.375 4
Jarno Trulli 6.5 7.875
Nico Rosberg 7.25 7
Mark Webber 7.375 6.75
Fernando Alonso 8.25 7.75
Kimi Raikkonen 8.625 8.125
Felipe Massa 8.875 9
Timo Glock 9.25 11.125
Kazuki Nakajima 11.25 10.75
Robert Kubica 11.625 11.125
Nick Heidfeld 12.875 12.375
Heikki Kovalainen 12.875 12.625
Lewis Hamilton 13.375 13.375
Nelson Piquet Jr. 15.125 14.75
Sebastien Buemi 15.875 15.375
Sebastien Bourdais 17.375 17
Adrian Sutil 17.5 17.75
Giancarlo Fisichella 17.75 17.375


Drivers’ Average Race Finishing Positions
:

Driver Average Finishing Position Average Finishing Position (Including penalties)
Jenson Button 1.875 1.875
Rubens Barrichello 5.375 5.375
Mark Webber 5.5 5.375
Timo Glock 7.375 7.25
Sebastian Vettel 7.5 7.375
Nico Rosberg 7.875 7.75
Fernando Alonso 8.75 8.625
Lewis Hamilton 8.875 10.875
Jarno Trulli 9.25 9.25
Felipe Massa 10.375 10.375
Kimi Raikkonen 10.75 10.625
Nick Heidfeld 11 10.875
Sebastien Bourdais 13.625 13.5
Giancarlo Fisichella 14 13.875
Robert Kubica 14.625 14.5
Nelson Piquet Jr. 14.875 14.875
Sebastien Buemi 15.25 15.125
Kazuki Nakajima 15.375 15.375
Adrian Sutil 16 15.875
Heikki Kovalainen 16.375 16.375


Total and Average Positions Gained or Lost by Drivers
:
These figures only compare actual race finishing positions with actual qualifying positions and do not take into account any grid penalties,
disqualifications or other penalties. A DNF is treated as P20.
Places gained is inclusive of overtakes as well as retirements (of other drivers ahead)

Driver Total Positions Gained/Lost Average Positions Gained/Lost per Race
Lewis Hamilton 36 4.5
Sebastien Bourdais 30 3.75
Giancarlo Fisichella 30 3.75
Mark Webber 15 1.875
Nick Heidfeld 15 1.875
Timo Glock 15 1.875
Adrian Sutil 12 1.5
Jenson Button 6 0.75
Sebastien Buemi 5 0.625
Nelson Piquet Jr. 2 0.25
Fernando Alonso -4 -0.5
Nico Rosberg -5 -0.625
Felipe Massa -12 -1.5
Rubens Barrichello -16 -2
Kimi Raikkonen -17 -2.125
Jarno Trulli -22 -2.75
Robert Kubica -24 -3
Heikki Kovalainen -28 -3.5
Kazuki Nakajima -33 -4.125
Sebastian Vettel -42 -5.25


Total and Average Positions Gained or Lost by Drivers
:
This is the same as above table, except that it compares qualifying and race finishing positions, after taking into account any
grid position changes due to own other other drivers’ penalties and disqualifications. A DNF is treated as P20.

Driver Total Positions Gained/Lost Average Positions Gained/Lost per Race
Timo Glock 31 3.875
Giancarlo Fisichella 28 3.5
Sebastien Bourdais 28 3.5
Lewis Hamilton 20 2.5
Adrian Sutil 15 1.875
Nick Heidfeld 12 1.5
Mark Webber 11 1.375
Jenson Button 6 0.75
Sebastien Buemi 2 0.25
Nelson Piquet Jr. -1 -0.125
Nico Rosberg -6 -0.75
Fernando Alonso -7 -0.875
Jarno Trulli -11 -1.375
Felipe Massa -11 -1.375
Rubens Barrichello -11 -1.375
Kimi Raikkonen -20 -2.5
Robert Kubica -27 -3.375
Heikki Kovalainen -30 -3.75
Sebastian Vettel -31 -3.875
Kazuki Nakajima -37 -4.625


Total Points Finishes by Driver
:

Driver Total Points Finishes
Jenson Button 8
Rubens Barrichello 7
Mark Webber 6
Nico Rosberg 6
Jarno Trulli 5
Sebastian Vettel 5
Timo Glock 5
Felipe Massa 4
Fernando Alonso 4
Kimi Raikkonen 3
Lewis Hamilton 3
Nick Heidfeld 2
Sebastien Bourdais 2
Sebastien Buemi 2
Heikki Kovalainen 1
Robert Kubica 1
Adrian Sutil 0
Giancarlo Fisichella 0
Kazuki Nakajima 0
Nelson Piquet Jr. 0


Total DNFs and Disqualifications per Driver:

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


Team Mate Battles – Head to Head in
Qualifying
:

Driver 1             Driver 2
Renault Fernando Alonso 8 0 Nelson Piquet Jr.
Red Bull-Renault Sebastian Vettel 8 0 Mark Webber
Williams-Toyota Nico Rosberg 7 1 Kazuki Nakajima
BMW Sauber Robert Kubica 6 2 Nick Heidfeld
Brawn GP Jenson Button 6 2 Rubens Barrichello
Toyota Jarno Trulli 6 2 Timo Glock
STR-Ferrari Sebastien Buemi 6 2 Sebastien Bourdais
Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen 5 3 Felipe Massa
Force India-Mercedes Adrian Sutil 4 4 Giancarlo Fisichella
McLaren-Mercedes Heikki Kovalainen 4 4 Lewis Hamilton


Team Mate Battles – Head to Head in Race
:

Driver 1             Driver 2
Williams-Toyota Nico Rosberg 8 0 Kazuki Nakajima
McLaren-Mercedes Lewis Hamilton 7 1 Heikki Kovalainen
Renault Fernando Alonso 7 1 Nelson Piquet Jr.
Brawn GP Jenson Button 7 1 Rubens Barrichello
Red Bull-Renault Mark Webber 5 3 Sebastian Vettel
Force India-Mercedes Giancarlo Fisichella 5 3 Adrian Sutil
BMW Sauber Nick Heidfeld 5 3 Robert Kubica
Toyota Timo Glock 4 4 Jarno Trulli
STR-Ferrari Sebastien Buemi 4 3 Sebastien Bourdais
Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen 4 4 Felipe Massa
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16 Responses to “F1 Analysis and Statistics after British GP 2009”

  1. Karen said

    Good work, mate.

    Gotta say the Red Bull Renault qualifying stat shows how much stats can lie, because it’s very easy to think that Sebvet is smashing Mark, when the real picture tells a different story.

    • f1cafe said

      Karen, thanks for the comment. The stats do not lie šŸ™‚ Its true that Vettel is unbeatable in qualifying, but if you look at the race stats, Webber is dominating (5 – 3).

  2. Mark said

    If a driver was blocked in qualifying – and therefore didn’t progress, then it’s a bit harsh to include that result in qualifying performance.

    I’m speaking of Webber being blocked in Q1 in Bahrain of course.

    Also – fuel corrected – I thought qualifying was 7-1 to Vettel?

    Perhaps you could put a ‘fuel corrected’ qualifing in (various sites have done this – probably the official F1 site) – which would also change pole figures I believe.

    • f1cafe said

      Mark, thanks for the comment. Blocking during qualifying is part of the game and nobody is immune from it. Teams must do a good job at release their drivers into free space but is very difficult in Q1 where all cars are on the track.

      I will look into providing fuel-corrected grid positions. But end of the day, the actual grid position is what matters šŸ™‚

  3. supratim said

    Great compilation. As statistics should be, they are objective and unbiased. Can you please include one more table – total podiums by drivers. Please keep it up.

  4. Adam said

    Wonderful analysis, thank you so much for putting the time and effort into doing this. Keep up the good work!

  5. Brogan said

    Good stuff.
    Some interesting data there for us stat’s nerds šŸ˜‰

    You might be interested in the Statistics sub-forum we have on our site:

    http://www.cliptheapex.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=51

  6. Max said

    looks good, i like the way it shows the truth with the red bulls, webber is not getting as many points, but is still in the running for the title!!

  7. Where do you get your statistics from? Timesheets, etc?

    • f1cafe said

      I am maintaining my own database for storing these stats, and I write SQL queries to get the required figures out of the database.

      • Brogan said

        Presumably that’s on your localhost as this is a free WordPress account isn’t it?

        Are you using stored proc’s or just execute queries as and when you need the data?

      • f1cafe said

        Right, a local database. Using Stored procs.

  8. always changing said

    Really useful reference point
    Love the updates on 606 and very glad you got those graph on the site.
    Th effort is appreciated

  9. always changing said

    Woops forgot to say, this collection of stats is awesome, and that is in the English sense not the US.

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