Overtaking Statistics #8 - Magny-Cours

Overtaking Statistics #8 - Magny-Cours

Post by Brian Lawrenc » Sat, 07 Jul 2007 00:09:24

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

2007 is the tenth season that I have posted these amateur overtaking
analyses. My intention was to allow easier comparisons between Grands
Prix, seasons, circuits, drivers, etc.

In order to make any meaningful and/or useful observations it is essential
to produce the stats in as consistent a way as possible. To do this I have
devised several "rules" that I try to follow for each event. Please note
before posting to complain that I missed an obvious passing manoeuvre that
it has probably been excluded because of one 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, http://forix.autosport.com or
www.autosport.com/f1/ on race day or the following day. The original charts
remain copyright of the FIA.

Other excellent Formula One websites are available. This analysis is
completely and totally unofficial.

Disclaimer
==========

For the purposes of this analysis, I only count what I will term "genuine"
passing manoeuvres, which means that I always exclude:

 a) any place changes made during pit stops
 b) all lapping or unlapping manoeuvres
 c) any place changes made 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. I
do summarise the changes on lap one later in the post.

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
driver slowing down or speeding up.

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.

These are the passes I read for the 2007 French GP:

Lap Place  Passer (Passed)
==========================================
 2     7   Alonso (Rosberg)
 4    14   Wurz (Speed)
 5    15   Sato (Speed)
19    16   Sutil (Albers)          [team-mates]
23     7   Alonso (Fisichella)
33     5   Alonso (Heidfeld)

That's 6 passes in total, compared to 5 last season.

Most:  3  Alonso

The Last 10 Seasons
===================

For reasons of space I have removed the data for 1997 from this table. In
1997 there were 318 passes in 16 races, a race average of 20.

    Grand Prix  2007  '06  '05  '04  '03  '02  '01  '00  '99  '98 Total  Avg.
=============================================================================
 1. Australia     11   23    5    9   38   19   18   13   41    7   184  18.4
 2. Malaysia      12   16    7   20   16   27   47   31   11   --   187  20.8
 3. Bahrain       20   39   14   15   --   --   --   --   --   --    88  22.0
 4. Spain          5    7    3    7   19   10   10    4    4   12    81   8.1
 5. Monaco         2   19   10    5    0    9    6    2    5    4    62   6.2
 6. Canada        21    9   12   19    8   15   13   14   14   10   135  13.5
 7. USA           14    5    0   16   36   21   21   51    -    -   164  20.5
 8. France         6    5    5   14   12    3    8   17   43   17   130  13.0
 9. Britain       --    6    8   11   49   47    7    8   13   44   193  21.4
10. Germany       --   21    9   29   14   25   15   42   16   10   181  20.1
11. Hungary       --   32   12    6   25    1    5   10    7   11   109  12.1
12. Turkey        --   25   30   --   --   --   --   --   --   --    55  27.5
13. Italy         --   12   14   38    5   20   19   18   14   28   168  18.7
14. Belgium       --   --   28   22   --    5    8   16   15   11   105  15.0
15. Japan         --   13   12   21   20    2   17    8    4   19   116  12.9
16. China         --   51   20   17   --   --   --   --   --   --    88  29.3
17. Brazil        --   18    6   41   48   30   26   22   27   13   231  25.7
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
--  Argentina     --   --   --   --   --   --   --   --   --   11    11  11.0
--  Austria       --   --   --   --   20   18   17   20   30   29   134  22.3
--  San Marino    --    4    7    6    4    6   13    7   11    8    66   7.3
--  Europe/LUX    --   13   24   11    8   27    7   28   33    6   157  17.4
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals        91  318  226  307  322  285  257  311  288  240  2645  16.3
    No. GP         8   18   19   18   16   17   17   17   16   16   162
    Race Avg.     12   18   12   17   20   17   15   18   18   15    16

Note: In 1997-98 the Luxembourg GP [LUX] was held at the Nrburgring, and is
considered as equivalent to the European GP.

Top 30 Races for Overtaking (1997-2007)
=======================================

     #  Year   GP          Wet       SC
===========================================
 1. 51  1997 - Belgium     Wet       SC (1)
    51  2000 - USA         Wet
    51  2006 - China       Wet
 4. 49  2003 - Britain               SC (2)
 5. 48  2003 - Brazil      Wet       SC (4)  Race stopped
 6. 47  1999 - Australia             SC (2)
    47  2001 - Malaysia    Wet       SC (1)
    47  2002 - Britain     Showers
 9. 44  1998 - Britain     Wet       SC (1)
10. 43  1999 - France      Wet       SC (1)
11. 42  2000 - Germany     Wet       SC (2)

12. 41  2004 - Brazil      Wet track
13. 39  1997 - Argentine             SC (1)
    39  2006 - Bahrain
15. 38  2003 - Australia             SC (2)
    38  2004 - Italy
17. 36  1997 - Spain
    36  2003 - USA         Wet
19. 33  1999 - Europe      Wet
20. 32  1997 - Brazil
    32  2006 - Hungary     Wet       SC (1)
22. 30  1999 - Austria
    30  2002 - Brazil
    30  2005 - Turkey

25. 29  1997 - Monaco      Wet
    29  2004 - Germany
    29  1998 - Austria               SC (1)
28. 28  2000 - Europe      Wet
    28  1997 - Hungary
    28  1998 - Italy
    28  2005 - Belgium

Dry Races (Not wet & no Safety Car)
===================================

 1. 39  2006 - Bahrain
 2. 38  2004 - Italy
 3. 36  1997 - Spain
 4. 32  1997 - Brazil
 5. 30  1999 - Austria
    30  2002 - Brazil
    30  2005 - Turkey
 8. 29  2004 - Germany
 9. 28  1997 - Hungary
    28  1998 - Italy
    28  2005 - Belgium

12. 27  1999 - Brazil
    27  2002 - Malaysia
    27  2002 - Europe
15. 25  2002 - Germany
    25  2003 - Hungary
17. 24  2005 - Europe
18. 22  2000 - Brazil
19. 21  2001 - USA
    21  2002 - USA
    21  2004 - Japan
    21  1997 - Austria
    21  2006 - Germany

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

                  AUS MAS BRN ESP MON CDN USA FRA
=================================================
 10  Coulthard     1   0   8   0   0   1   -   0
  9  Alonso        0   0   0   0   0   5   1   3
  8  Fisichella    0   0   1   0   0   0   7   0
  8  Sato          0   1   0   0   1   4   1   1
  7  Wurz          0   5   1   -   0   0   0   1
  6  Massa         5   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
  5  Trulli        1   0   2   1   1   0   0   -
  5  Barrichello   1   2   1   0   0   1   -   0
  4  Heidfeld      0   1   1   2   0   0   0   0
  4  Kovalainen    0   0   0   0   0   4   0   0
  4  Webber        0   0   2   1   0   1   0   0
  4  Davidson      1   0   0   1   0   0   2   -
  3  Rosberg       1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0
  3  Schumacher    0   1   1   -   0   1   1   0
  3  R?ikk?nen     0   1   0   0   0   1   1   0
  3  Sutil         1   -   0   0   0   0   1   1
  2  Liuzzi        0   0   1   0   0   1   0   -
  1  Kubica        0   1   0   0   0   0   -   0
  1  Albers        0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
  1  Button        0   0   -   0   0   -   1   0
  0  Hamilton      0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  0  Speed         0   0   -   0   0   0   0   0
  0  Vettel        -   -   -   -   -   -   0   -
------------------------------------------------
 91               11  12  20   5   2  21  14   6

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

                  AUS MAS BRN ESP MON CDN USA FRA
=================================================
 10  Albers        0   0   1   1   0   4   3   1
  7  Button        2   3   -   0   0   -   2   0
  7  Trulli        0   0   1   0   1   4   1   -
  6  Schumacher    1   2   1   -   0   2   -   0
  8  Speed         1   2   -   0   0   0   3   2
  6  Davidson      1   1   2   0   0   1   1   -
  6  Wurz          2   0   1   -   0   2   1   0
  5  Barrichello   0   0   4   0   0   1   -   0
  5  Kovalainen    2   0   2   0   0   1   0   0
  4  Sutil         0   -   0   3   0   0   1   0
  4  Liuzzi        0   0   0   1   0   2   1   -
  4  Fisichella    0   0   3   0   0   0   0   1
  3  Sato          0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0
  3  Coulthard     1   1   0   0   0   1   -   0
  3  Alonso        0   0   1   0   0   2   0   0
  3  Rosberg       0   0   2   0   0   0   0   1
  2  Massa         0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0
  2  Webber        1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0
  2  Heidfeld      0   0   0   0   0   0   1   1
  1  R?ikk?nen     0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
  0  Hamilton      0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  0  Kubica        0   0   0   0   0   0   -   0
  0  Vettel        -   -   -   -   -   -   0   -
------------------------------------------------
 91               11  12  20   5   2  21   6   6

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

Plus 2:    Sato
Plus 1:    R?ikk?nen, Button, Barrichello, Webber, Coulthard, Wurz, Albers, Sutil

No change: Massa, Kubica, Fisichella, Heidfeld, Rosberg, Alonso, Speed

Minus 1:   Hamilton
Minus 2:   Schumacher

Notes: Liuzzi failed to complete lap one. Trulli and Davidson pitted (and
retired) at the end of lap one. Kovalainen made a pit stop at the end of
lap one.

Gains/Losses on Lap One in 2007
===============================

Driver     Total  (ASP) AUS MAS BRN ESP MON CDN USA FRA
=======================================================
Speed        +14 (18.0)  -1  +3   -  +7  +4  -1  +2   0
Kovalainen    +7 (11.6)  +1  +1  +3  -1  -1  +3  +1   -
Coulthard     +6 (14.4)  +1  +1  +4  +1  -2   0   -  +1
Wurz          +6 (16.0)  -1  +1   0   -  +1  +3  +1  +1
Heidfeld      +5  (5.2)  +1   0   0   0  +2  +1  +1   0
Fisichella    +5  (7.9)   0  +4   0  -3   0  +2  +2   0
Barrichello   +5 (14.4)  +1  +1  -1  +1  +2   0   -  +1
Hamilton      +4  (2.5)  +1  +2   0  +2   0   0   0  -1
Massa         +2  (4.6)  +3  -2   0   0   0  +1   0   0
Sutil         +2 (20.2)  -3   -   -  +2  -1  -1  +4  +1
Sato          +2 (15.8)   0  -5  +2  -1  +4  +1  -1  +2
Liuzzi        +1 (16.1)  -1  -1   0   0  -1   0  +4   -
Albers        +1 (21.1)   0  -1   0   0  +1  -1  +1  +1

Kubica         0  (6.1)   0  +1   0   0  -1   0   -   0
Rosberg        0  (9.2)   0  -1  -3  +1  -1  +2  +2   0

R?ikk?nen     -1  (4.6)   0  -1  -1   0  +4  -2  -2  +1
Alonso        -3  (3.1)  -2  +1  +1  -2   0  -1   0   0
Webber        -3  (9.9)   0  -1   0  +2  -2  -3   0  +1
Trulli        -4  (8.9)  -1  -1  -1  +4  -5  -1  +1   -
Vettel        -4  (7.0)   -   -   -   -   -   -  -4   -
Button        -5 (13.6)   0  -1   -  +2  -1   -  -6  +1
Davidson      -9 (15.8)   -  +3  +1  -4  -2  -1  -6   -
Schumacher   -13 (13.8)  +1  -4  -4   -  -2  -2   -  -2

Note: The number in brackets (ASP) is the average starting position in 2007
(grid position after any penalties have been applied). Obviously, a driver
who frequently starts from pole position has very little chance to gain
places while one who usually starts at the back of the grid has a good
chance of gaining places.

Most Passes 1998-2007
=====================

Using the data from my statistics these are all drivers who have achieved
50 or more passes.

191  R Barrichello
154  M Schumacher

144  R Schumacher
143  D Coulthard
111  G Fisichella
110  J Button
108  J Villeneuve
103  O Panis

 95  JP Montoya
 89  J Alesi
 89  J Trulli
 80  F Massa
 79  K R?ikk?nen
 73  H-H Frentzen
 71  T Sato
 71  F Alonso
 68  M Webber
 67  E Irvine
 67  N Heidfeld
 54  J Verstappen
 50  M Salo

One other driver who didn't quite make the cut - Mika H?kkinen (49).

It's not unusual for me to make an occasional mistake or to omit something in
the above. I do, of course, take full responsibility for any errors. I would
be grateful to anyone for pointing them out, and will incorporate any
corrections in later posts.

--

Brian Lawrence
Wantage, Oxfordshire, UK