Saturday , 17 November 2018
Daimler/Mercedes AMG F1
Daimler/Mercedes AMG F1

2018 Testing Stats

With testing over for another season, it’s time for my analysis of testing distance, cars and my usual hint of silliness.

With the snow falling on the third day there were basically only seven days of running, yet still the 2018 testing running was over 2,500km more than in 2017. 7,979 laps were completed in total, a combined distance of 37,142.245km. The Earth has a circumference of 40,075km at the equator, so over 7 (and a small bit) days of running, the cars almost ran once around the planet. It’s also almost twice the length of the Great Wall of China and over three times around the moon.

Once again McLaren have had an abysmal pre-season and have had the fewest laps completed for the second year in a row. They completed just 599 laps, 2,788.345km, though it is at least more than the 425 laps they did in 2017.

Mercedes again completed the most distance, but completed 57 laps fewer than 2017. Toro Rosso were the biggest improvement in distance from last year. In 2017 Toro Rosso had the second least laps with 584, in 2018 they had the third most with 822, and a Honda engine that wasn’t constantly exploding (except the parts that are meant to!).

Team Laps Distance (km) Silly Stat Distance
Ferrari 929 4324.495 1,801,873 horses
Force India 711 3309.705 15,044,114 bottles of water
Haas 695 3235.225 668,297 NASCAR cars
McLaren 599 2788.345 55,766,900 Jaffa Cakes
Mercedes 1040 4841.200 7,059,201 arrows
Red Bull 783 3644.865 769,121 Aston Martin DB11s
Renault 795 3700.725 5,693,423 baguettes
Sauber 786 3658.830 21,778,750 bars of Swiss chocolate
Toro Rosso 822 3826.410 597,876,563 grains of rice
Williams 819 3812.445 143,865,849 Canadian Loonies

Vettel took part in five days’ worth of testing and completed 643 laps or 2,993.165km, almost ten race distances in five days. Alonso meanwhile did the least of any 2018 race driver with just 263 laps over five days. Four different drivers that had just three days of testing did more laps than Alonso could in five.

Driver Team Laps Distance (km) Days Average Laps Average Distance (km)
Vettel Ferrari 643 2993.165 5 128.600 598.633
Bottas Mercedes 584 2718.520 7 83.429 388.360
Hamilton Mercedes 456 2122.680 6 76.000 353.780
Gasly Toro Rosso 452 2104.060 4 113.000 526.015
Sainz Renault 444 2066.820 7 63.429 295.260
Verstappen Red Bull 419 1950.445 4 104.750 487.611
Ericsson Sauber 411 1913.205 5 82.200 382.641
Magnussen Haas 381 1773.555 4 95.250 443.389
Leclerc Sauber 375 1745.625 4 93.750 436.406
Ocon Force India 372 1731.66 3 124.000 577.220
Hartley Toro Rosso 370 1722.350 4 92.500 430.588
Ricciardo Red Bull 364 1694.420 4 91.000 423.605
Sirotkin Williams 354 1647.870 6 59.000 274.645
Hulkenberg Renault 351 1633.905 5 70.200 326.781
Stroll Williams 343 1596.665 6 57.167 266.111
Vandoorne McLaren 336 1564.080 4 84.000 391.020
Perez Force India 317 1475.635 3 105.667 491.878
Grosjean Haas 314 1461.670 3 104.667 487.223
Raikkonen Ferrari 286 1331.330 3 95.333 443.777
Alonso McLaren 263 1224.265 5 52.600 244.853
Kubica Williams 122 567.910 3 40.667 189.303
Mazepin Force India 22 102.410 1 22.000 102.410

 

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