Ferrari leads the way in terms of test reliability


While little should really be read into the times we have been seeing in testing, it's interesting to note that in addition to regularly topping the timesheets, Ferrari has also completed the most mileage.

The Maranello outfit led the way in terms of reliability last season, completing 2194 laps over the course of the season, which equates to 97.2/% of the total number of laps that comprised the championship. Red Bull was the second most consistent team (93.4%), ahead of Mercedes (90.9) and McLaren (89.6).

The Italian team also led the way in terms of race finishes, taking the flag 36 times from 38 starts (94.7%), ahead of Mercedes (89.5%) and Red Bull and McLaren who both achieved an 86.8% finishing rate.

In the three pre-season tests this year, Ferrari has completed 3244 miles, which is over 500 miles than the second most industrious and (seemingly) reliable team Red Bull (2738 miles).

Mercedes has completed 2670 miles, ahead of Sauber (2534), Williams (2353), Force India (2327), Toro Rosso (2322), Lotus Renault GP (2299), McLaren (2293) - that's 951 miles less than Ferrari - Virgin (2091), Lotus (1266) and Hispania (1211).

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Published: 22/02/2011
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