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Ricciardo, king of overtaking in 2017

Ricciardo, king of overtaking in 2017

Australian Daniel Ricciardo, from the Red Bull team, was the driver who made the most overtaking during the 2017 Formula One World Championship: 43 in the entire season, 13 of them -also leader- in a single race, the British GP.

The total number of overtaking was 435, at an average of 21.8 per race. In the dry, the Grand Prix that registered the least was that of Russia, with only one.

The least advanced drivers in the race were the British Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – ultimately champion – and the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull).

The German Sebastian Vettel reached with his Ferrari the highest speed of the entire championship: 362.4 km / h in the Mexican GP, ​​while Hamilton won the fastest race, that of Monza, at an average speed of 243.526 km / h. h.

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The Red Bull team was the most advanced (65) and also the least advanced (11, same as Ferrari)

Statistics from F1 tire supplier Pirelli reveal that a total of 38,788 have been used, including 5,268 in tests. Of these, 25,572 were slicks and 13,016 rain or intermediates.

The British Lewis Hamilton, who won the world title, was the one who covered the most kilometers with the soft compounds (4,696) and the Brazilian Felipe Massa the one who covered the most with water tires (242).

Mario Isola, Pirelli’s sports manager for motorsports, commented in a statement that “Formula 1 has introduced new technical regulations this season, resulting in the fastest single-seaters in the history of the sport.”

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“Our mission has been to build the fastest tires of all time, 25% wider than their predecessors in order to cope with the higher cornering speeds and higher loads, which have nevertheless allowed drivers pull as much as possible from the start to the end of each stint, ”he explained.

According to the data provided this year, the pole position was an average of 2,450 seconds faster than in 2016, and the fastest lap, an average of 2,968 seconds faster than the previous year.

“From now on our focus is on 2018, with an even faster tire included in the range and with all compounds a point softer, which should help to increase speed and spectacle even more in the future”, he pointed. EFE

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