Wednesday , 16 October 2019
Daimler/Mercedes AMG F1
Daimler/Mercedes AMG F1

2019 Testing Stats

Testing is done and the F1 season is soon to be upon us, so as always, it’s time for me to sum up the stats and make some ridiculous comparisons with lengths.

In total all of the drivers tested for a combined length of 40,842.970km, over 3,000km more than in 2018. As a comparison, that is just over once around the planet (40,075km), with just eight days of running.

Williams had the worst pre-season testing, completing the fewest laps and missing the first two days. Over their six days, Williams ran for 567 laps or 2,639.385km, back in 2018 they did 819 laps during testing.

Mercedes once again completed the most laps in testing, running over TWICE as much as Williams did. Mercedes completed a whopping 1,190 laps, the only team to hit the 1,000 lap mark, a feat they also managed in 2018.

McLaren had the biggest lap count improvement over the last two years, with just 599 laps in 2018 but 873 in 2019. Only two teams had fewer laps in 2019 than 2018, Williams being one and Racing Point/Force India being the other, with 711 laps in 2018 and 625 in 2019.

Team Laps Distance (km) Silly Stat Distance
Mercedes 1190 5539.450 21,808,858 Bratwursts
Ferrari 997 4641.035 1,933,765 horses
Renault 961 4473.455 19,568,919 wheels of Brie
Toro Rosso 935 4352.425 68,542,126 Red Bull Cola cans
Alfa Romeo 922 4291.910 1,034,195 Alfa Romeo 158s
McLaren 873 4063.815 50,797,688 Freddo bars
Haas 871 4054.505 1,319,396 Haas VF-1 machines
Red Bull 833 3877.615 806,157 Aston Martin Vulcans
Racing Point 625 2909.375 109,787,736 Canadian Loonies
Williams 567 2639.385 1,319,693 donkeys

Hamilton completed the most laps over the eight half days of testing he did, with his teammate Bottas a full race distance behind. Kubica completed the fewest lap of any 2019 race driver, with just three days of testing, Perez and Russell had a handful more laps than Kubica but an extra day of running each.

Driver Team Laps Distance Days Av laps Av dist
Hamilton Mercedes 638 2969.890 8 79.750 371.236
Bottas Mercedes 552 2569.560 8 69.000 321.195
Vettel Ferrari 534 2485.770 5 106.800 497.154
Hulkenberg Renault 509 2369.395 8 63.625 296.174
Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 497 2313.535 4 124.250 578.384
Albon Toro Rosso 489 2276.295 4 122.250 569.074
Sainz McLaren 473 2201.815 4 118.250 550.454
Leclerc Ferrari 463 2155.265 5 92.600 431.053
Ricciardo Renault 452 2104.060 8 56.500 263.008
Kvyat Toro Rosso 446 2076.130 4 111.500 519.033
Gasly Red Bull 439 2043.545 4 109.750 510.886
Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 425 1978.375 4 106.250 494.594
Grosjean Haas 407 1894.585 6 67.833 315.764
Magnussen Haas 403 1875.965 5 80.600 375.193
Norris McLaren 400 1862.000 4 100.000 465.500
Verstappen Red Bull 394 1834.070 4 98.500 458.518
Stroll Racing Point 336 1564.080 4 84.000 391.020
Russell Williams 299 1391.845 4 74.750 347.961
Perez Racing Point 289 1345.295 4 72.250 336.324
Kubica Williams 268 1247.540 3 89.333 415.847
Fittipaldi Haas 61 283.955 2 30.500 141.978

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