#F1 : Pirelli Compounds Chart vs Winners – Final Results
As I mentioned previously, those of you that have been following this blog have seen the chart below before. My experiment has proven to hold true. According to the chart, I expected either an Alonso win or a Vettel non-win. With Button claiming victory, the final result proved the chart was fairly accurate. I don’t put too much into it though, it really could have gone either way. The circuits, conditions, temperatures and cars all change and evolve over the season, therefore, it’s difficult to give the chart much credit. Here is the theory behind the chart and the results thus far.
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.
In the end, Red Bull seemed to figure out best how to switch on the Pirelli tyres and get the most of them. The key to F1 has been two fold, aerodynamics and understanding how to best exploit the Pirelli compounds.
Here is the final chart for 2012. I will continue this chart in 2013 for those of you interested.
|Grand Prix||Pirelli Compounds||Winner|
|Abu||Dhabi (Yas Marina)||medium||soft||Raikonnen|
Author: Ernie Black