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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Friday Practice

November 2, 2013


Without looking at the data at all you would imagine that we could reasonably safely predict that Red Bull will be miles ahead, with Lotus – or perhaps Mercedes – second, followed by Ferrari. The data suggested something different in Melbourne, and it turned out not to be false hope. And in Abu Dhabi? No […]

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Team-by-team

November 18, 2011


Red Bull-Renault Sebastian Vettel (ret.): Led from the start, and had a puncture at turn two. We’ll never know how fast he would have been. Mark Webber (4th): Had the pace to get on the podium given Button’s KERS problems. Lost time in the first pit stop dropped him behind Massa – never sussed the […]

Abu Dhabi in Depth: How Di Resta helped Sauber and Williams

November 17, 2011


In the early laps of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Williams cars which started from the back row languished behind the Lotus of Heikki Kovalainen. They were soon joined at the back by the Sauber cars, who both stopped in the first six laps, Perez because he broke his front wing, and Kobayashi to […]

Abu Dhabi intelligentF1 underlying pace league table

November 16, 2011


The laptime data from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes a while to sort through, and it holds a number of mysteries. It has taken a fair amount of effort to extract the underlying pace of the cars. The main reason for this is the fuel model. Last year’s data, and quoted fuel penalty figures […]

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Story from the Data

November 15, 2011


Let’s start at the beginning. I can’t tell you if Vettel would have won. On underlying pace, the Red Bull is very close to the McLaren, but we don’t know how quick it would have been on the medium tyres as Webber only did one lap on the harder compound. Lewis had the rest handled, […]

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Strategy and Pace Updates

November 12, 2011


The headlines from qualifying may be that Vettel pipped the McLarens to pole position, and the grid order for the race, but hidden within the laptime data is reason for McLaren fans to be quietly hopeful. It’s all to do with the pace of the cars of the harder (medium) tyre. From the intelligentF1 modelling […]

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Long Run Pace Analysis

November 11, 2011


The McLarens may have grabbed the headlines with the fastest time in each session, but who is looking good for the race? As is becoming traditional on Friday afternoons, intelligentF1 assesses the Friday long run pace by fitting the data using the intelligentF1 model in order to get some more clues as to who will […]

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Strategy Predictions

November 9, 2011


It’s interesting to note that the strategy predictors in the specialist press are beginning not to make predictions on number of pitstops and pit stop strategy. Part of the problem is that they want to give a nice simple answer to a problem which is not that straightforward. Autosport have suggested three stops at Abu […]