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#F1 : Pirelli Chart of Compounds vs Winners – Austin Preview

by on November 7, 2012

Previously, I posted the chart ( below) before and after the Indian GP and I stated the following:

The trend has been that Vettel has yet to win with a Hard/Medium combination.  Alonso has never won with a Hard/Soft combination.  Given the above observation and Pirelli’s selection for the final four races, Vettel may hold the advantage in one race, while Alonso may hold it in three races.  ONLY in terms of this season’s historical success rate on the compound combination.  This doesn’t take into account circuit, weather or any other critical factor.

After the Indian Grand Prix, the results suggest that my observations based on the chart below held true.  After the Abu-Dhabi GP, we had a deviation  from the norm as a new winner emerged.   For the following two races, the tyre selection, historically, has favored Alonso.  Let’s see if this holds true in Austin.

Grand Prix Pirelli Compounds Winner
Australia (Melbourne) medium soft Button
Malaysia (Sepang) hard medium Alonso
China (Shanghai) medium soft Rosberg
Bahrain (Sakhir) medium soft Vettel
Spain (Catalunya) hard soft Maldonado
Monaco (Monte Carlo) soft super-soft Webber
Canada (Montreal) soft super-soft Hamilton
Europe (Valencia) medium soft Alonso
Great Britain (Silverstone) hard soft Webber
Germany (Hockenheim) medium soft Alonso
Hungary (Budapest) medium soft Hamilton
Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps) hard medium Button
Italy (Monza) hard medium Hamilton
Singapore (Singapore) soft super-soft Vettel
Japan (Suzuka) hard soft Vettel
Korea (Yeongam) soft super-soft Vettel
India (New Delhi) hard soft  Vettel
Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina) medium soft  Raikonnen
United States (Austin) hard medium
Brazil (Interlagos) hard medium

Author: Ernie Black
Twitter: @Goggs_on_F1
Blog: http://thef1poet.wordpress.com

 

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