Once again I bring forward my qualifying averages for those of you that are interested in this kind of thing, my methodology is too use the fastest lap a driver achieves whether that be in Q1, Q2 or Q3, a driver may well out qualify his teammate but end up having achieved a slower lap so his teammate gets the benefit towards the average lap.
Laps are only used where drivers competed in the same qualifying sessions and only dry laps are used because wet laps are run in inconsistent conditions were much larger gaps in teammates are often seen and often an element of luck might be present as well.
It has to be seen that a driver has had a fair chance to set a competitive lap, free of mechanical issues, yellow flags etc, also a driver may simply not have set a competitive lap after running off the track or it could be a combination of all 3 things. Another thing I have to be sure of is that drivers are driving to their maximum ability and not just coasting through the qualifying sessions like we tend to see with the top teams until they reach Q3.
2019 (After 3 races)
01. Verstappen 0.47s
02. Sainz 0.34s*
03. Perez 0.23s
04. Kvyat 0.12s**
05. Raikkonen 0.07s
06. Hamilton 0.05s
07. Russell 0.03s*
08. Hulkenberg 0.013s**
09. Leclerc 0.008s
10. Grosjean 0.003s
*In Australia Norris needed 3 sets of soft tyres to get through Q1, Sainz just had 2 sets of soft runs, on his first run he was quicker on his second run he was impeded by Kubica's crash.
Kubica was over I second slower than Russell but it's looking like he had issues with his floor.
**In Bahrain Albon needed 3 runs to get out of Q1 as opposed to just 2 runs for Kvyat, Kvyat was quicker on his first 2 runs but then Albon went quickest on his third run. In Q2 Albon had 2 runs as opposed to just 1 run for Kvyat, Kvyat had an issue with his car preventing him from having a second run, again Kvyat was quicker after the first runs but Albon went quickest on his second run.
Hulkenburg's engine went into safe mode on both his runs in Q1 preventing him from going into Q2.
Edited by tyker, 13 April 2019 - 13:54.