F1 2019 Winter Testing Statistics

F1 2019 Winter Testing Statistics

Who completed the most laps? Who set the fastest times? Who caused the most red flags? We have all the answers for you as we take a look at the statistics from F1’s 2019 pre-season testing!


REPORTS FROM EACH DAY

Before we delve into the numbers, here’s a summary of what happened on each day at testing. Click on a day to see the full report.

Day 1: Ferrari went furthest and fastest on the first day of testing in 2019, while Red Bull enjoyed a trouble-free first day with new engine partner Honda.

Day 2: Charles Leclerc set the fastest time of day two, while Mercedes completed the most laps and Pierre Gasly crashed out in the afternoon.

Day 3: Daniil Kvyat was the surprise pace-setter, Mercedes completed almost fifty more laps than any other team and Williams finally made it out on track.

Day 4: Nico Hulkenberg set the fastest lap on a day of limited running for Renault, while Antonio Giovinazzi and Alfa Romeo completed the most laps.

Day 5: Lando Norris set the fastest time, but McLaren, Mercedes and Ferrari all ran into trouble as testing resumed.

Day 6: McLaren set the pace for a second day in succession as a mechanical failure caused a crash for Sebastian Vettel and kept Ferrari off-track for most of the afternoon.

Day 7: Ferrari returned to the top of the timesheet with the fastest time seen so far, while Pierre Gasly suffered his second testing crash.

Day 8: Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheet as both Ferrari and Red Bull ended their testing programmes early after mechanical gremlins.


FASTEST TIME EACH DAY

Six different drivers set the fastest time of the day over the eight days of F1 testing, with the Ferrari pair being the only two to top the standings more than once.

Day Driver Lap Time Tyre
1 Sebastian Vettel 1:18.161 C3
2 Charles Leclerc 1:18.247 C3
3 Daniil Kvyat 1:17.704 C5
4 Nico Hulkenberg 1:17.393 C5
5 Lando Norris 1:17.709 C4
6 Carlos Sainz 1:17.144 C4
7 Charles Leclerc 1:16.231 C5
8 Sebastian Vettel 1:16.221 C5

FASTEST SECTORS

The three fastest sector times seen over the eight days of testing were set by three different drivers:

Sector 1: 21.648 – Charles Leclerc (Day 7)

Sector 2: 28.221 – Sebastian Vettel (Day 8)

Sector 3: 25.992 – Lewis Hamilton (Day 8)

The lap time given from these three sector times added together is a 1:15.861, almost three tenths faster than the circuit’s track record set in qualifying for the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix.


RED FLAGS

There were 25 red flag periods over the eight days of winter testing. Williams were the only team to not cause a red flag. Alfa Romeo, Haas and McLaren caused the most, with five apiece. Here’s a run down of who caused red flags, and whether they were due to car issues (C) or driver error (D):

Alfa Romeo

  • Day 1 – Raikkonen, off into gravel (D)
  • Day 1 – Raikkonen stopped near Turn 1 (C)
  • Day 4 – Giovinazzi stopped after pit exit (C)
  • Day 4 – Giovinazzi stopped again a few minutes later (D)
  • (Day 6 – Raikkonen stopped after chequered flag)
  • Day 8 – Raikkonen stopped before Turn 3 (C)

Haas

  • Day 1 – Grosjean, stopped at last chicane (C)
  • Day 3 – Fittipaldi came to a halt (C)
  • Day 3 – Grosjean stopped on track (C)
  • Day 3 – Grosjean stopped… again (C)
  • Day 8 – Magnussen stopped near Turn 3 (C)

McLaren

  • Day 1 – Sainz stopped just beyond pit exit (C)
  • Day 4 – Norris slow speed slide off track in cold temps (D)
  • Day 5 – Norris stopped at Turn 4 (C)
  • Day 5 – Norris stopped (C)
  • Day 6 – Sainz stopped after pit exit (C)

Toro Rosso

  • Day 2 – Albon into the gravel at Turn 4 (C)

Red Bull

  • Day 2 – Gasly crashed at Turn 12 (D)
  • Day 6 – Verstappen stopped near pit exit (C)
  • Day 7 – Gasly crashed at Turn 9 (D)

Renault

  • Day 4 – Hulkenberg stopped (C)

Mercedes

  • Day 5 – Bottas stopped between turns 3 and 4 (C)

Ferrari

  • Day 6 – Vettel crash at Turn 3 (C)
  • Day 7 – Leclerc stopped before Turn 10 (C)
  • Day 8 – Vettel stopped at turn 3 (C)

Racing Point

  • Day 7 – Stroll stopped between Turns 9 and 10 (C)

FASTEST LAP FOR EACH DRIVER

Here’s the fastest lap set by each driver over the eight days of testing:

Driver Time Tyre Day
1 Sebastian Vettel 1:16.221 C5 Day 8
2 Lewis Hamilton 1:16.224 C5 Day 8
3 Charles Leclerc 1:16.231 C5 Day 7
4 Valtteri Bottas 1:16.561 C5 Day 8
5 Nico Hulkenberg 1:16.843 C5 Day 8
6 Alexander Albon 1:16.882 C5 Day 7
7 Daniil Kvyat 1:16.898 C5 Day 8
8 Carlos Sainz 1:16.913 C5 Day 8
9 Romain Grosjean 1:17.076 C5 Day 8
10 Lando Norris 1:17.084 C5 Day 7
11 Pierre Gasly 1:17.091 C5 Day 7
12 Daniel Ricciardo 1:17.114 C5 Day 8
13 Kimi Raikkonen 1:17.239 C5 Day 8
14 Lance Stroll 1:17.556 C5 Day 7
15 Kevin Magnussen 1:17.565 C5 Day 8
16 Antonio Giovinazzi 1:17.639 C5 Day 7
17 Max Verstappen 1:17.709 C3 Day 8
18 Sergio Perez 1:17.791 C5 Day 8
19 George Russell 1:18.130 C5 Day 7
20 Robert Kubica 1:18.993 C5 Day 8
21 Pietro Fittipaldi 1:19.249 C4 Day 3

FASTEST LAP FOR EACH TEAM

Here’s the fastest lap set by each team over the eight days of testing:

  Team Time Tyre Day
1 Ferrari 1:16.221 C5 Day 8
2 Mercedes 1:16.224 C5 Day 8
3 Renault 1:16.843 C5 Day 8
4 Toro Rosso 1:16.882 C5 Day 7
5 McLaren 1:16.913 C5 Day 8
6 Haas 1:17.076 C5 Day 8
7 Red Bull 1:17.091 C5 Day 7
8 Alfa Romeo 1:17.239 C5 Day 8
9 Racing Point 1:17.556 C5 Day 7
10 Williams 1:18.130 C5 Day 7

DRIVER LAP COUNT

Here’s how many laps each driver completed on each day of testing. An interactive chart can be found here.

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Total
Lewis Hamilton 81 74 94 58 83 102 85 61 638
Valtteri Bottas 69 89 88 57 7 74 97 71 552
Sebastian Vettel 169 134 81 40 110 534
Nico Hulkenberg 66 95 63 24 80 58 73 51 510
Kimi Raikkonen 114 138 113 132 497
Alexander Albon 132 136 103 118 489
Carlos Sainz 119 90 130 134 473
Charles Leclerc 157 138 29 1 138 463
Daniel Ricciardo 44 28 80 34 77 72 65 52 452
Daniil Kvyat 77 137 101 131 446
Pierre Gasly 92 146 136 65 439
Antonio Giovinazzi 101 154 99 71 425
Romain Grosjean 65 69 64 120 16 73 407
Kevin Magnussen 59 66 131 53 94 403
Lando Norris 104 132 80 84 400
Max Verstappen 128 109 128 29 394
Lance Stroll 79 72 82 103 336
George Russell 23 17 119 140 299
Sergio Perez 30 67 88 104 289
Robert Kubica 48 130 90 268
Pietro Fittipaldi 13 48 61

TEAM LAP COUNT

Here’s how many laps each team completed on each day of testing. An interactive chart can be found here.

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Total
Mercedes 150 163 182 115 90 176 182 132 1190
Ferrari 169 157 134 138 110 41 138 110 997
Renault 110 123 143 58 157 130 138 103 962
Toro Rosso 77 132 137 136 103 101 118 131 935
Alfa Romeo 114 101 138 154 99 113 71 132 922
McLaren 119 104 90 132 80 130 84 134 873
Haas 65 72 117 130 131 120 69 167 871
Red Bull 128 92 109 146 136 128 65 29 833
Racing Point 30 79 67 72 82 88 103 104 625
Williams 23 65 119 130 140 90 567

Here’s a visual representation of how many laps each team completed:


2018 LAPS VS 2019 LAPS

7,992 laps were completed over the two weeks of testing in 2018 – with a number of days in the first week being affected by poor weather conditions. 8,775 laps were completed over the eight days of the 2019 test. Here’s a comparison of how many laps each team did this year compared to in 2018:

  2018 2019 Change % Change
Mercedes 1040 1190 150 14.42%
Ferrari 929 997 68 7.32%
Toro Rosso 835 935 100 11.98%
Williams 819 567 -252 -30.77%
Renault 795 962 167 21.01%
Sauber 786 922 136 17.30%
Red Bull 783 833 50 6.39%
Force India 711 625 -86 -12.10%
Haas 695 871 176 25.32%
McLaren 599 873 274 45.74%






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