Investigation: Tyre stats, points and trivia for the 2023 F1 period
While the 2024 Components one period is just all-around the corner, F1Technical’s senior author Balázs Szabó usually takes a glance back again at the very last year’s championship, buying up some vital points pertaining to the tyre useage.
Components Just one has experienced 9 distinctive tyre suppliers considering the fact that the beginning of the championship. In the course of the early a long time in the nineteen fifties and nineteen sixties, F1 tyres ended up equipped by Dunlop, Avon, Englebert, Firestone, Continental and Goodyear. Whilst the 1st eleven a long time of the championship sported several tyre suppliers, 1961 observed Dunlop turn out to be the sole tyre producer with the British organization obtaining held this special deal with the activity for a few a long time.
In 1964, Goodyear joined Dunlop in providing tyres to F1 groups. The Japanese tyre producer Bridgestone joined the activity in 1976, but stayed only for two a long time. Michelin adopted fit in the following period, but stayed for a for a longer period interval till 1984.
1987 marked the start out of the 2nd interval with only a solitary tyre provider when Goodyear held an special deal with Components Just one for two seasons. Nevertheless, Goodyear was joined by Pirelli a few a long time later on for the next a few seasons, but the American tyre producer served as the sole tyre provider yet again among 1992 and 1996.
1999 and 2000 observed Bridgestone source just about every crew with their products and solutions ahead of participating in war with French tyre producer Michelin. Next a 4-yr interval among 2007 and 2010 that observed the Japanese tyre producer source F1 with tyre solely, Pirelli took around the special deal
With the cancellation of the Chinese and the Emilia Romagna F1 rounds, the 2023 period stretched around 22 races with which the activity equalled its earlier document of 22 races in a solitary period.
In full, Pirelli’s Components one tyres drove approximately 8 moments all-around Earth’s circumference in the course of the 22 Grands Prix that manufactured up the 2023 period. Exclusively, 307,925.eight kilometres ended up travelled around sixty,473 laps by the six,847 sets of tyres that ended up pushed for at minimum just one lap by motorists from the ten groups that manufactured up this year’s Components one Earth Championship.
It is not stunning that the too much to handle greater part of that length was lined on the slick tyres: only six.31% of these kilometres ended up pushed on the Cinturato Intermediate or Cinturato Extraordinary Soaked. The vital protagonist was the C3 which was nominated for just about every race: made use of for a hundred and five,499 kilometres, which is a lot more than a 3rd of the full length pushed (36.fifty seven%). The C4 was the 2nd most-made use of compound, with 27.forty three% of the full, adopted by the C2 (fifteen.forty one%) and C5 (thirteen.fifty five%). The minimum-made use of compound was the C1, with five.seventy three% of the full length. The three,800 kilometres pushed through grand prix weekends on prototype tyres also require to be additional to the full: in Barcelona, Suzuka, and Mexico Town.
8 laps all-around the earth 🌎Presenting all the quantities from #F1 in 2023! 📊Discover a lot more 👉 https://t.co/5XaZl4bjjh #Fit4F1 pic.twitter.com/kBsvM34Cmm
— Pirelli Motorsport (@pirellisport) December 21, 2023
The longest stints
As for the longest stints are anxious, McLaren rookie driver Oscar Piastri stood out with his particularly extended operate in Jeddah. On only his 2nd Components one race visual appeal, the Australian was compelled to end at the conclude of lap just one to modify a ruined entrance wing next get in touch with with Pierre Gasly. At the similar time, he bolted on a established of C2 tyres that he drove all the way to the flag: a full length of 302.five kilometres. In executing so, Piastri went two kilometres further more than Esteban Ocon, who drove a solitary established of C3 tyres for 302.five kilometres in Baku right after beginning on them from the pit lane, ahead of building his obligatory pit end on the penultimate of fifty one scheduled laps.
The Azerbaijan avenue circuit was also the scene of the longest stint of the yr on the softest compound: Valtteri Bottas done the overall dash race length on Saturday afternoon (seventeen laps, equal to 102 kilometres) with a established of C5 tyres. Bottas also retains the document for the longest length on the most difficult compound specifically 32 laps (equal to 188.four kilometres) at Silverstone. The longest stint on the C4 was done by a different Alfa Romeo driver: Guanyu Zhou, who made use of it for 212.seven kilometres in Singapore.
A few distinctive tyre allocations
All through the 2023 period, there ended up a few distinctive weekend formats with unique policies relating to tyre use. A full of fourteen races adopted the traditional weekend timetable of a few absolutely free follow classes, qualifying, and the race. On a normal weekend, motorists are provided thirteen sets of dry weather conditions tyres, 4 sets of intermediates and a few sets of complete wets.
The 2024 F1 period attributes 6 Dash weekends – with just just one absolutely free follow on Friday, adopted by race qualifying, and Saturday’s Dash Shootout and Dash race, ahead of the Grand Prix on Sunday. On a dash weekend, motorists acquire twelve sets of slick tyres, alternatively than the normal thirteen.
Eventually, the Option Tyre Allocation structure was trialled on two events, with the objective of seeking at strategies to deal with tyre use a lot more successfully. The ATA comprised a few sets of hards, 4 sets of mediums and just 4 sets of softs. That was just one additional established of each individual of the hards and mediums in contrast to a normal weekend but with the quantity of smooth sets readily available halved from the standard 8. The structure that arrived into power 1st in Hungary and then in Italy, will not return in 2024.
About a thousand sets of slicks for the 22 occasions ended up by no means made use of, although a different 732 ended up pushed only for just one to a few laps. As for the intense damp tyres, Pirelli adopted a ‘strip and fit’ methodology this yr permitting tyres that ended up equipped but by no means made use of to be carried around to other occasions. This will enable the groups to increase their tyre administration, provided that in 2023, for illustration, one,304 sets of intermediate and damp tyres by no means done a lap.
The Dutch Grand Prix was the race with the most tyre adjustments this yr (counting each ‘real’ pit stops and tyre adjustments less than a crimson flag). Simply because the weather conditions retained on shifting, with intermittent rain, there ended up eighty two tyre adjustments in full, utilizing just about every variety of tyre: the a few slick compounds, intermediates, and intense wets ended up all found on tack at several details. By distinction, the race with the fewest tyre adjustments was Miami, wherever all twenty motorists carried out just their just one compulsory pit end less than the policies. The full quantity of tyre adjustments through the yr (thinking of the dash races as very well) was 871.
Austin proved to be the best race of the yr in phrases of ambient temperature, with 34.seven levels centigrade on Saturday through the Dash race and 32.eight levels through Sunday’s Grand Prix. Zandvoort was the coolest, with an typical temperature of fifteen.one levels. In phrases of asphalt temperature, Hungaroring was the best race of the yr with fifty three.six levels, although the coolest was Las Vegas with eighteen.five levels.