F1 Strategy Analysis

I was recently browsing reddit and found this AMA from a former mercedes strategy engineer The most surprising thing was that most of the race strategy was calculated using VBA in excel. This isn’t some start up outfit this is the mighty Mercedes winners of the last 7 constructors and drivers championships. In this blog […]

F1 Drivers Rated – Version 2

Hello, so a year and a half a go I created a new metric for measuring F1 drivers performance based around there performance in the race and the expected the performance in the race see blog here F1 Drivers Rated Since then my laptop BSOD’ed and me being useless I never committed the code to […]

F1 2020 Season Review

Hello readers, its Monday the 4th January and this is the first of my hopefully weekly blogs in 2021. We will see how long that lasts! Today I’m going to be looking at the data underpinning the 2020 F1 season. The story of the season is clear Lewis Hamilton dominated to win his 7th world […]

Pole Position Prediction- A tidymodels Example

Hello readers, today’s blog I will be looking at predicting the formula 1 grid using the Tidymodels collection of R packages. The idea is to use data from the practice sessions on a Friday, to give an idea of what the grid is expected to be for the race on Sunday before qualifying on Saturday. […]

F1 Drivers Rated

Hello, welcome to today’s blog and in it I’m going to be developing methods to evaluate F1 drivers. Currently there is no real way to tell if an F1 driver is any good. It seems sort of arbitrary how a racing driver is decided if they are good or not. Being a data fan I […]

Predicting Qualifying — 2

In the last blog I outlined creating a model which predicts the fastest time for each driver in F1 qualifying. theparttimeanalyst.com/2019/07/10/predicting-f1-qualifying/ Today I am going to be dissecting the model to understands its strengths and weaknesses and to look if their is any bias within the model. First lets look at the importance matrix The […]

Predicting F1 Qualifying

Hello, welcome to this blog a few days ago I tweeted the below graph in a tweet It was the output from the model I have created which predicts the qualifying time for each driver. I will get into the review of the outputs of the model in the next blog but today im going […]

F1 – 2018 Review

Todays blog we are going to look at 2018 Formula 1 season and the numbers behind it. Particular the qualifying pace of each car. I have the data for each driver and cars fastest lap in qualifying.    Above you can see for each position on the grid the average difference to 1st. Obviously 1st […]

F1 Circuit Cluster Analysis – 3

Hello and welcome to the meant to be final F1 circuit cluster analysis blog, however, I have thought of some ideas to extend it to a fourth so we shall see how that goes. The idea is today we will review what we can from the season so far and in the next one look […]