2013 Season Stats Part 1: The Laps

In 2013, 27 drivers completed a grand total of 57,045 laps in 95 sessions at 19 races.

Test Drivers

Five test drivers made appearances over the course of the season. Heikki Kovalainen also competed in two races for Lotus. Removing his race weekend laps here is how the five ranked in terms of laps completed:

  1. Rodolfo Gonzalez – 160 laps (eight appearances)
  2. Heikki Kovalainen – 115 laps (six appearances)
  3. James Calado – 96 laps (five appearances)
  4. Alexander Rossi – 41 laps (two appearances)
  5. Daniil Kvyat – 37 laps (two appearances)

Race Drivers

Nico Rosberg completed the most overall laps in the season – 2,809 – with Jules Bianchi completing fewest – 2,242. This takes into account laps from all three practice sessions, qualifying and the race. Here are the top ten in terms of overall laps completed over the course of the season:

  1. Nico Rosberg – 2,809 laps
  2. Lewis Hamilton – 2,771 laps
  3. Nico Hulkenberg – 2,743 laps
  4. Jenson Button – 2,703 laps
  5. Sebastian Vettel – 2,681 laps
  6. Mark Webber – 2,678 laps
  7. Esteban Gutierrez – 2,674 laps
  8. Valtteri Bottas – 2,670 laps
  9. Daniel Ricciardo – 2,641 laps
  10. Sergio Perez – 2,616 laps

In terms of teams, the totals look like this:

  1. Mercedes – 5,590 laps
  2. Sauber – 5,417 laps
  3. Red Bull – 5,359 laps
  4. McLaren – 5,325 laps
  5. Toro Rosso – 5,277 laps
  6. Williams – 5,243 laps
  7. Lotus – 5,226 laps
  8. Ferrari – 5,072 laps
  9. Force India – 4,986 laps
  10. Caterham – 4,902 laps
  11. Marussia – 4,786 laps

Race Laps

There were 19 races in the 2013 season and a total of 1,131 laps for drivers to complete (2,262 per team). Jenson Button completed the most race laps – 1,126 – while Giedo van der Garde completed fewest – 931. Kimi Raikkonen and Heikki Kovalainen both completed fewer laps than van der Garde but neither completed a full season. Max Chilton was the only driver to physically finish every race. Here is the top ten in terms of race laps completed by drivers:

  1. Jenson Button – 1,126 laps (99.56%)
  2. Sebastian Vettel – 1,120 laps (99.03%)
  3. Sergio Perez – 1,116 laps (98.67%)
  4. Max Chilton – 1,103 laps (97.52%)
  5. Lewis Hamilton – 1,084 laps (95.84%)
  6. Fernando Alonso – 1,076 laps (95.14%)
  7. Valtteri Bottas – 1,070 laps (94.61%)
  8. Nico Rosberg – 1,058 laps (93.55%)
  9. Mark Webber – 1,050 laps (92.84%)
  10. Pastor Maldonado – 1,044 laps (92.31%)

McLaren became the first team to have both of their cars classified at every race, and in doing so, completed 99.12% of all racing laps in 2013 – beating the previous record set by BMW-Sauber. Here is how all the teams shaped up (out of 2,262 laps):

  1. McLaren – 2,242 laps (99.12%)
  2. Red Bull – 2,169 laps (95.89%)
  3. Mercedes 2,142 laps (94.69%)
  4. Williams – 2,114 laps (93.46%)
  5. Marussia – 2,101 laps (92.88%)
  6. Ferrari – 2,099 laps (92.79%)
  7. Sauber – 2,063 laps (91.20%)
  8. Toro Rosso – 2,055 laps (90.85%)
  9. Lotus – 2,018 laps (89.21%)
  10. Force India – 1,916 laps (84.70%)
  11. Caterham – 1,900 laps (83.99%)

All the season statistics can be found by following this link. Part 2 of ‘Season Stats’ will be coming soon and will look at qualifying & positions gained by drivers.

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