Overtaking Statistics #10 - Magny-Cours

Overtaking Statistics #10 - Magny-Cours

Post by Brian Lawrenc » Tue, 05 Jul 2005 07:38:12

Introduction for New Readers
============================

I have posted these amateur analyses for several years now in an attempt
to allow comparisons between Grands Prix, seasons, circuits, drivers, etc.

In order to make any meaningful observations it is essential to produce
these stats in as consistent a way as possible. To do this I have made
several "rules" that I try to follow for each race. Please note before
posting to complain that I missed an obvious passing manoeuvre that it
probably has been excluded because of my "rules". The rules are outlined
in the "Disclaimer" below - please read it.

This analysis was mainly derived from the official FIA lap chart which is
usually available from www.fia.com, www.forix.com or www.autosport-atlas.com
on race day or the following day. The original chart remains copyright of the
FIA. Other excellent Formula One websites are available. This analysis is
completely unofficial.

Disclaimer
==========

For the purposes of this analysis, I only count what I usually refer to as
"genuine" passing manoeuvres, which means that I always exclude:

 a) any place changes made during pit stops
 b) lapping/unlapping manoeuvres
 c) anything during the first lap

Hopefully a) & b) are obvious, c) is because although lap one is often the
best opportunity to make up places it is also not typical of the rest of
the race, and so for the purpose of comparing races with other races and
seasons with other seasons, it is simpler to exclude lap one completely.
For the purposes of this analysis a pit stop encompasses the slowing down
lap and the out lap, since any passes during those laps MIGHT be due to
the stopper slowing down or speeding up.

Note: Passes are not counted in these stats UNLESS the gained position is
held until the start/finish line is next crossed and so gets recorded onto
the lap chart. I try to ignore anything that isn't recorded in the lap
chart, even if it was seen on TV - in this way I try to keep the numbers
as consistent as possible.

These are the passes I read for the 2005 French GP:

Lap Place  Passer (Passed)
==========================================
 2    10   R?ikk?nen (Villeneuve)
12    17   Monteiro (Albers)
22     6   Sato (Barrichello)
50     8   R Schumacher (Villeneuve)
50    10   Coulthard (Sato)            [1]

That's five passes in total, compared to 14 in 2004.

Note: [1] This was when Sato made his second off-track excursion. However, I
can't read that in the lap chart so it stays in the stats.

While Geoff May is settling into his new job there will be no updates to GLIBS.
The data will be added later.

    Grand Prix  2005  '04  '03  '02  '01  '00  '99  '98  '97  Total  Avg.
=========================================================================
 1. Australia      5    9   38   19   18   13   41    7    3    153  17.0
 2. Malaysia       7   20   16   27   47   31   11   --   --    143  20.4
 3. Bahrain       14   15   --   --   --   --   --   --   --     29  14.5
 4. San Marino     7    6    4    6   13    7   11    8    5     67   7.4
 5. Spain          3    7   19   10   10    4    4   12   36     86   9.6
 6. Monaco        10    5    0    9    6    2    5    4   29     70   7.8
 7. Europe/LUX    24   11    8   27    7   28   33    6   11    155  17.2
 8. Canada        12   19    8   15   13   14   14   10   22    127  14.1
 9. USA            0   16   36   21   21   51    -    -    -    145  29.0
10. France         5   14   12    3    8   17   43   17    7    126  14.0
11. Britain        -   11   49   47    7    8   13   44    7    186  23.2
12. Germany        -   29   14   25   15   42   16   10   14    165  20.6
13. Hungary        -    6   25    1    5   10    7   11   28     93  11.6
14. Turkey         -   --   --   --   --   --   --   --   --      -   -
15. Italy          -   38    5   20   19   18   14   28    4    146  18.2
16. Belgium        -   22   --    5    8   16   15   11   51    129  18.4
17. Brazil         -   41   48   30   26   22   27   13   32    238  29.8
18. Japan          -   21   20    2   17    8    4   19    9     98  12.2
19. China          -   17   --   --   --   --   --   --   --     17  17.0
 -  Argentina     --   --   --   --   --   --   --   11   39     50  25.0
 -  Austria       --   --   20   18   17   20   30   29   21    155  22.5
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals        87  307  320  285  257  311  288  240  318   2411  16.9
    No. GP        10   18   16   17   17   17   16   16   16    143
    Race Avg.      9   17   20   17   15   18   18   15   20     17

Note: In 1997-98 the Luxembourg GP was held at the Nrburgring.

Drivers' Season Total
=====================

                  AUS MAS BRN RSM ESP MON EUR CDN USA FRA
=========================================================
 12  Barrichello    0   0   3   0   0   1   2   6   0   0
  9  R Schumacher   2   0   1   0   0   3   1   1   -   1
  7  Montoya        0   0   -   -   1   1   5   0   -   0
  7  Massa          0   0   1   4   0   1   0   1   -   0
  7  Monteiro       0   1   0   0   1   1   1   2   0   1
  6  Fisichella     0   0   0   0   1   0   5   0   -   0
  6  M Schumacher   0   0   0   1   0   1   4   0   0   0
  5  Sato           0   -   2   0   -   -   2   0   -   1
  4  Button         1   1   2   0   -   -   0   0   -   0
  4  Villeneuve     0   0   0   2   0   0   1   1   -   0
  3  de la Rosa     -   -   3   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
  3  Heidfeld       0   1   0   0   0   1   1   0   -   0
  3  Coulthard      0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   -   1
  2  Alonso         2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   -   0
  2  Friesacher     0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  2  R?ikk?nen      0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   -   1
  1  Klien          0   1   -   -   -   -   -   0   -   0
  1  Webber         0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   -   0
  1  Albers         0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0
  1  Trulli         0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   -   0
  1  Karthikeyan    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0

  0  Davidson       -   0   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
  0  Wurz           -   -   -   0   -   -   -   -   -   -
  0  Liuzzi         -   -   -   0   0   0   0   -   -   -
  0  Zonta          -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
---------------------------------------------------------
 87                 5   7  14   7   3  10  24  12   0   5

No. of Times Overtaken
======================

                  AUS MAS BRN RSM ESP MON EUR CDN USA FRA
=========================================================
 10  Karthikeyan    0   0   0   2   1   0   5   2   0   0
  9  Albers         0   2   0   0   0   2   3   1   0   1
  8  Friesacher     0   0   0   0   0   1   3   4   0   0
  8  Barrichello    0   2   4   0   0   1   0   0   0   1
  7  Button         0   0   3   1   -   -   3   0   -   0
  7  Villeneuve     2   0   0   0   0   0   3   0   -   2
  6  Monteiro       0   0   1   1   0   1   3   0   0   0
  5  Webber         0   0   1   1   1   0   0   2   -   0
  6  Massa          0   1   1   0   0   1   2   1   -   0
  3  de la Rosa     -   -   3   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
  3  Liuzzi         -   -   -   1   0   1   1   -   -   -
  2  Trulli         2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   -   0
  2  Alonso         0   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   -   0
  2  R?ikk?nen      0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   -   0
  2  Coulthard      0   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   -   0
  2  R Schumacher   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   1   -   0
  2  Sato           1   -   0   0   -   -   0   0   -   1
  1  Heidfeld       0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   -   0
  1  M Schumacher   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0
  1  Fisichella     0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   -   0

  0  Montoya        0   0   -   -   0   0   0   0   -   0
  0  Klien          0   0   -   -   -   -   -   0   -   0
  0  Davidson       -   0   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
  0  Wurz           -   -   -   0   -   -   -   -   -   -
  0  Zonta          -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
---------------------------------------------------------
 87                 5   7  14   7   3  10  24  12   0   5

Gains/Losses on Lap One
=======================

Plus 2:    R?ikk?nen, Albers
Plus 1:    Barrichello, Montoya, Karthikeyan

No change: Alonso, Trulli, M Schumacher, Fisichella, Massa, Villeneuve,
            Heidfeld, Coulthard, Monteiro

Minus 1:   Sato, Button, R Schumacher, Webber, Klien
Minus 2:   Friesacher

Gains/Losses on Lap One in 2005
===============================

Driver     Total  (ASP)  AUS MAS BRN RSM ESP MON EUR CDN USA FRA
================================================================
Massa        +14 (12.40)  +5  +1  -1   0   0  +2  +5  +2   -   0
Barrichello   +9 (11.70)  +3   0  +5   0  +2  -1  -2  +1   0  +1
Heidfeld      +8  (9.50)  +2  +2  -1  -2  +5   0  -1  +3   -   0
Alonso        +6  (3.80)  +3   0   0   0  +1   0  +1  +1   -   0
Coulthard     +6 (11.10)  +2  -1  -3  -1   0   0  +8  +1   -   0
Fisichella    +6  (5.90)   0   0  +1  +1   0  +1   -  +3   -   0
R?ikk?nen     +6  (5.20)   -   0  +1   0   0   0  +1  +2   -  +2
Liuzzi        +5 (13.00)   -   -   -  +1  -2  -1  +7   -   -   -
Trulli        +5  (3.80)   0   0   0  +1   0  +1  +1  +2   -   0
Sato          +4 (10.43)  +6   -  +1   0   -   -   -  -2   -  -1
Monteiro      +2 (16.90)  -3  +1  -2   0  +2  -1  +7  -2   0   0
Button        +1  (6.88)  -3  +2   0   0   -   -  +5  -2   -  -1
Albers        +1 (17.60)  -3   0   0   0   0  -1  +4  -1   0  +2

R Schumacher   0  (9.67)  +3   0   0  -2  +1  +1   -  -2   -  -1
Wurz           0  (7.00)   -   -   -   0   -   -   -   -   -   -
Zonta          - (13.00)   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Friesacher    -1 (17.60)  -3   0   0   0   0  -1  +3  +2   0  -2
Davidson      -1 (15.00)   -  -1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
Karthikeyan   -1 (16.40)  -6  -1  +1   0  -2  -1  +8  -1   0  +1
Montoya       -1  (9.00)  +2   0   -   -  -1  +4  -8  +1   -  +1
Klien         -1 (10.83)   0  -3   -   -   -   -   -  +1   -  -1
de la Rosa    -2  (8.00)   -   -  -2   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
Villeneuve    -3 (11.20)  -5  +1   0  +3  +1  -1  +3  -5   -   0
M Schumacher  -4  (8.30)  +4  -1   0   0  +1   0  -4  -4   -   0
Webber        -6  (5.90)  -1   0  +1  -1  -2  -2   -   0   -  -1

Note: Number in brackets (ASP) is average starting position in 2005 (grid position
after any penalties have been applied).

I'm sure there must be several errors or omissions above for which I take full
responsibility. Kudos to anyone for pointing them out.

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Brian Lawrence
Wantage, Oxfordshire, UK