Sandbagging Analysis Testing 2011 / 2012

Greenlantern101

Super Hero And All Round Good Guy
Contributor
As you may already know Baricello set the fastest time after 4 days of testing at Jerez last year 2011. He then went on to qualify in 17th place at the first race of the year in Australia.

This got me thinking. It must be possible using the qually times and Jerez times to work out how much sandbagging was going on in Jerez testing last year based in the qually results in OZ....... So I have.

Barichello sets fastest time in Jerez with 1.19.832 We will assume for the purposes of this analysis he was running on petrol fumes, new tyres and going as fast as he can.

So by adding how much faster they were in seconds in Oz Qually to BAR to how much slower in Jerez they were compared to BAR we can work out exactly how many seconds of sandbagging was going on in Jerez 2011.

So looking at the top 8 in Australian Qually we can see below the Redbulls were running almost 4.5 seconds slower than their real pace and Ferrari were only running around 1.5 seconds slower than actual pace.

If they are using similar sandbagging times this year it would be possible to artificially calculate the 'true' times come the end of testing day 4 this year.


P....Driver.......Oz dif BAR.....Jerez dif BAR......Sandbagging in Jerez 2011

1. ...Vettel.......2.741 ............1.742..................4.483 seconds
2.....Hamilton...1.963.............1.267..................3.23 seconds
3.....Webber.....1.875.............1.69....................3.565 seconds
4.....Button......1.491.............1.177...................2.668 seconds
5.....Alonso......1.296.............0.661..................1.957 seconds
6.....Petrov......1.023..............2.661..................3.684 seconds
7.....Rosberg....0.849.............2.271...................3.120 seconds
8.....Massa......0.671..............0.581..................1.252 seconds


Interesting. Your thoughts ?
 

Brogan

🦶 Leg end
Staff Member
Horner said earlier today they they gained 2 seconds between the first test and the first race, last year.

I don't think there is too much sandbagging going on at the moment.

It still makes me smile when I think back to all the sandbagging comments related to McLaren. As we now know, it was nothing of the sort :D
 

ExtremeNinja

Karting amateur
Contributor
I still feel it is such a shame that the octo-exhaust didn't work. I got so excited when I heard about that innovation, but ultimately it proved to be fruitless.
 

Greenlantern101

Super Hero And All Round Good Guy
Contributor
Ok so taking the combined Jerez times 2012 and adding the sandbagging factor. The altered top dogs times are as follows.


P....Driver.......Jerez 2012.......Sandbagging........Adjusted time

1.....Rosberg.....1.17.613..........3.120 s.................1.14.493
2. ...Vettel.........1.19.297..........4.483 s................1.14.814
3.....Webber......1.19.184..........3.565 s................1.15.619.....
4......Hamilton....1.19.464..........3.23 s..................1.16.234
5.....Alonso........1.18.877.........1.957 s.................1.16.926.....
6.....Button.........1.20.688.........2.668 s................1.18.02
7.....Massa.........1.20.454.........1.252 s.................1.19.202
8.....Petrov.........n.a..................3.684 s.................n.a

We can discount Rosberg as he isn't using a 2012 car, so looks like Vettel in the Redbull is still quickest by 2 seconds. Joy :rolleyes:

Hopefully this is all nonsense.
Still a bit of fun anyways.
 
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