Wednesday , 17 October 2018
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2016 Testing Stats

Another year of testing is over, there may have only been eight days of testing but the mileage was still incredibly high.

Over the eight days of testing the 11 teams totalled 8498 laps (39,558.190km) on the new cars, this count is not including the first test from Sauber where they used the 2015 car. The total distance tested last year with 2015 cars was 39,503.294km, so with four fewer days (but two more cars) the cars drove an extra 55km in 2016.

To put that distance into context, the Earth at the equator is 40,075km, so in eight days the combined distance is almost once around the planet. Mercedes for the third year in a row have completed the most distance in testing with 6018.915km, Sauber completed the least with 1889.930km, but they did only do four days of testing in their 2016 car.

Every team bar Haas and Manor averaged at least one race distance (305km) per day, Haas averaged 275.809km and Manor averaged 281.628km. At the other end Mercedes averaged over two race distances per day and averaged at 752.364km, Toro Rosso were some way behind and averaged 610.387km.

Team Laps Distance (km) Silly Stat Distance
Ferrari 854 3975.370 15,528,789 spaghetti strands
Force India 779 3626.245 604,374 Asian elephants
Haas 474 2206.470 14,478,149 hot dogs
Manor 484 2253.020 4,435,078 Cumberland sausages
McLaren 710 3305.050 661,010,000 grains of rice
Mercedes 1293 6018.915 23,696,515 Bratwursts
Red Bull 817 3803.135 73,137,211 Red Bull cans
Renault 776 3612.280 90,307,000 escargots
Sauber 406 1889.930 1,049,961 skis
Toro Rosso 1049 4883.095 12,015,489 large pizzas
Williams 856 3984.680 48,593,658 cups of tea

Nico Rosberg has again driven the furthest in testing, driving 655 laps or 3049.025km over seven days (six of which were half days). Last year Rosberg completed 759 laps or 3463.229km over six full days of testing.

Marcus Ericsson completed the least distance of any 2016 race driver, he did 187 laps or 870.485km but it was with just two days of testing. The lowest by average distance per day was Esteban Gutierrez, who did 217 laps or 1010.135km.

Driver Team Laps Distance Days Average Laps Average Distance (km)
Rosberg Mercedes 655 3049.025 7 93.571 435.575
Hamilton Mercedes 638 2969.890 7 91.143 424.270
Verstappen Toro Rosso 534 2485.770 4 133.500 621.443
Sainz Toro Rosso 515 2397.325 4 128.750 599.331
Magnussen Renault 509 2369.395 4 127.250 592.349
Vettel Ferrari 488 2271.640 4 122.000 567.910
Ricciardo Red Bull 457 2127.335 4 114.250 531.834
Bottas Williams 445 2071.475 4 111.250 517.869
Massa Williams 411 1913.205 4 102.750 478.301
Button McLaren 377 1754.935 4 94.250 438.734
Raikkonen Ferrari 366 1703.730 4 91.500 425.933
Kvyat Red Bull 360 1675.800 4 90.000 418.950
Hulkenberg Force India 357 1661.835 3 119.000 553.945
Alonso McLaren 333 1550.115 4 83.250 387.529
Perez Force India 289 1345.295 3 96.333 448.432
Palmer Renault 267 1242.885 4 66.750 310.721
Grosjean Haas 257 1196.335 4 64.250 299.084
Wehrlein Manor 252 1173.060 4 63.000 293.265
Haryanto Manor 232 1079.960 4 58.000 269.990
Nasr Sauber 219 1019.445 2 109.500 509.723
Gutierrez Haas 217 1010.135 5 43.400 202.027
Ericsson Sauber 187 870.485 2 93.500 435.243
Celis Force India 133 619.115 2 66.500 309.558

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