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The 2017 Formula One season in numbers

Many races equal many numbers. Here are the biggest, best and most interesting

  • We're not sure this year's F1 season will go down in history as being especially historic. It wasn't a non-stop, roller-coaster ride of excitement - but it certainly had its moments. And as always, it generated some amusingly large and quite surprising numbers. Here they are distilled into an easy-to-read gallery along with some pics for your Christmassy delectation.

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  • 38,788

    Total number of tyres supplied in 2017. Of the 38,788 tyres, 25,572 were slicks and 13,016 were rain or intermediates. 

  • 12,920

    Total number of tyres used during race weekends.

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  • 533

    Total number of pit stops (of which six were drive-throughs and one was a stop and go).

  • 26.7

    Average pit stops per race. An average of 1.5 per driver in each race.

  • 435

    Total number of overtaking manoeuvres during the season. That's an average of 21.8 per race. 

    An overtaking manoeuvre is counted as one that takes place during complete flying laps (so not on the opening lap) and is then maintained all the way to the lap’s finish line. Position changes due to major mechanical problems or lapping/unlapping are not counted.

  • 42

    Highest number of overtaking manoeuvres at a race (Azerbaijan).

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  • 1

    Fewest number of overtaking manoeuvres at a dry race (Russia).

  • 43

    Driver with the most overtaking manoeuvres during the year, Daniel Ricciardo.

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  • 13

    Driver with the most overtaking manoeuvres at a single race: Daniel Ricciardo (British Grand Prix).

  • 2 hours, 3 minutes and 55.753 seconds

    Longest race of the year (Azerbaijan).

  • 1 hour, 15 minutes and 32.312 seconds

    Shortest race of the year (Monza).

  • 362.4kph

    Highest speed reached during a grand prix (Sebastian Vettel in Mexico).

  • 527

    Highest number of laps led (Lewis Hamilton).

  • 102,856 km

    Distance covered in races in 2017.

  • 2.450 seconds

    On average, fastest laps in 2017 were 2.450s faster than in 2016.

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