2013 F1 season review
This table gives the same data broken down by driver, showing how many points they scored before and after the changes to the tyres, and shows whether their average points haul at each race rose or fell after the British Grand Prix:
|Driver||Rds 1-8||Rds 9-19||Rounds 1-8 avg.||Rounds 9-19 avg.||Difference||Total|
|Paul di Resta||36||12||4.50||1.09||-75.78||48|
|Giedo van der Garde||0||0||0.00||0.00||0|
*Did not start last two races
Nico Hulkenberg and Romain Grosjean gained the most after the tyres were changed.
Most pairs of team mates responded to the change in tyres in a similar way: the Force India and Toro Rosso drivers scored worse, the Sauber and McLaren drivers scored better.
But Lotus were a major exception to this rule. While Kimi Raikkonen’s points-scoring rate fell (even taking into account the fact he didn’t enter the last two races), Grosjean’s went through the roof. That allowed Grosjean to catch and pass Felipe Massa for seventh in the drivers’ championship.
Red Bull’s gains from the tyre changes was more modest than, say, Sauber’s, but it was entirely accounted for by Sebastian Vettel, as Mark Webber’s points-scoring rate fell in the second half of the season.
Who do you think gained and lost the most after the tyres were altered? Have your say in the comments.
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