"Welcome to the birthplace of MIRCE Science - body of knowledge for predicting time evolution of functionability by subjecting mechanisms of all actions whatsoever to laws of mathematics." Dr J. Knezevic, Founder, 1999

      Formula 1 Reliability & Effectiveness (F1RE) Centre

 

Opened on 6th December 2000, by Nigel Mansell; Grand Fellow of the MIRCE Akademy, to facilitate MIRCE Science based approach to F1 Grand Prix Racing process with the following objectives:

1: To understand the time evolution of  F1 Racing Package 

To achieve this objective the Centre continuously collects and analyses, available after-race reliability data, by applying MIRCE Science methods, developed at the MIRCE Akademy, to understand the natural and human actions that shape the reliability performance of:
 
•    Driver                         •    Rolling-Chases
•    Engine                        •    Tyre
•    Circuit                        •    Regulations
•    Environment              •    Team
 
as well as their joint impact on the reliability of a “package".

2: To Predict F1 Reliability Performance

To achieve this objective the Centre applies MIRCE Science probabilistic methods, developed at the MIRCE Akademy, to derive mathematical models for the prediction of the F1 functionability performance under given design, tactical and environmental conditions, at design stages when changes are possible at no extra cost and time.  This is equally powerful and needed as CFD models and calculations, which have fundamentally, change the F1 design process, but still ignored reliability events (failure and repair processes, natural environment on the day and the impacts of drivers and teams).

3: To annually recognise the most Reliable F1 Team and Driver

To achieve this objective the Centre has developed a special method for calculating the Teams and Drivers F1 Champions for each season, based on the publicly available FIA information. Thus, the Centre produces annually the F1-RE Table as a basis for the Award of the F1 Driver Reliability Champion and the F1 Team Reliability Champion.  

Results for the F1 Reliability Champions from the year 2000 are provided below.

Formula 1 Reliability

Formula 1 Reliability analysis is on going research performed at the Akademy that facilitates the scientific understanding of physical mechanisms and human actions that generated occurrences of functionability events through the Grand Prix Racing Process. As results of these analyses the MIRCE Akademy annually recognises the Team and the Driver who were the most successful, from functionability point of view, by presenting two F1 Reliability Awards entitled:

  • The F1 Driver Reliability Champion
  • The F1 Team Reliability Champion

The Awards are based on the corresponding F1 Reliability Tables, which are produced by the Akademy, based on the official FIA organised Formula 1 World Championship data. (see www.formula1.com)

F1 Reliability Award for Drivers

MIRCE Science defines the F1 Driver’s Reliability: “The ability of the Driver to successfully complete all F1 Grand Prix races in the FIA organised Formula One World Championship season.”

The MIRCE Akademy Regulations: A Driver will be awarded one point for every race finished, or a portion of it. For every unfinished race, caused by the Team’s error, the driver will be awarded the proportion of the point corresponding to the portion of the race completed. For every unfinished race, caused by the Driver's error,  no portion of a point will be awarded. All races count. The Drivers’ title of the F1 Driver Reliability Champion will be awarded to the Driver(s) who is placed at the top of the F1 Reliability Table for Drivers, produced by the MIRCE Akademy, compiled at the end of the each season.

F1 Driver Reliability Champions

F1 Season                 Driver Reliability 
2020 Kimi Raikkonen 0.975
2019            Louis Hamilton         1.000
2018            Louis Hamilton         0.994
2017            Louis Hamilton         0.991
2016            Daniel  Ricciardo         0.999
2015            Sergio Perez              0.978
2014            Jenson Button         0.988
2013            Jenson Button         0.996
2012            Kimi Raikkonen         0.999
2011            Jenson Button         0.965
2010            Felipe Massa         0.946
2009          Rubens Barrichello              0.988
2008           Nick Heidfeld         0.996
2007           Nick Heidfeld         0.966
2006           Fernando Alonso           0.923
2005          Tiego Monteiro         0.944
2004          Rubens Barrichello         0.944
2003          Michael Schumacher         0.935
2002          Michael Schumacher         1.000
2001          Jean Alesi          0.941
2000          Mika Hakkinen         0.921

 

F1 Reliability Award for Teams

MIRCE Science defines the F1 Team’s Reliability as: “The ability of the Team to successfully complete all F1Grand Prix races in the FIA organised Formula One World Championship season.” 

The MIRCE Akademy Regulations: A Team will be awarded one point for every race finished by each driver, or a portion of it. For every unfinished race, caused by the Drivers’ error, the team will be awarded the proportion of the point corresponding to the portion of the race completed. For every unfinished race, caused by the Team’s error, no portion of a point will be awarded. All races for both drivers count. The Teams’ title of the F1 Team Reliability Champion will be awarded to the Team(s) that is placed at the top of the F1 Reliability Table for Teams, produced by the MIRCE Akademy, at the end of the each season.

 F1 Team Reliability Champions

F1 Season Team Reliability
2020 Mercedes AMG Petronas         0.949
2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas         0.990
2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas         0.994
2017 Mercedes AMG Petronas         0.934
2016 Mercedes AMG Petronas         0.928
2015 Mercedes AMG Petronas         0.921
2014 Scuderia Ferrari         0.918
2013 McLaren-Mercedes         0.942
2012 Scuderia Ferrari         0.941
2011 Red Bull Racing - Renault          0.949
2010 Scuderia Ferrari         0.968
2009 Brawn-Mercedes         0.941
2008 BMW Sauber         0.983
2007 McLaren Mercedes         0.974
2006 Scuderia Ferrari        0.876
2005 Panasonic TOYOTA        0.813
2004 Scuderia Ferrari        0.997
2003 BMW Williams F1        0.863
2002 Scuderia Ferrari        0.853
2001 Marlboro Ferrari        0.832
2000 Mclaren-Mercedes        0.8125

  

  Morris - Williams
N. Mansell, Mr Morris (BMW WilliamsF1), Dr. Knezevic

  P Brown - Ferrari
N. Mansell,  Dr. Knezevic &  P. Brown (Ferrari) 

  Toyata Relaibility Presentation
Panasonic Toyota presentation for Functionability - N. Mansell and Dr Knezevic, 2005

 Presentation to Annuck
Ms Annuck receiving the Drivers Functionability Award for 2005 on behalf of Tiego Monteiro

F1 Reliability Award 2008
Dr Knezevic presenting the F1 Team Functionability Award for 2008 to Dr Mario Theissen,
BMW Team Principal, and Nick Heidfeld, the F1 Driver Functionability Award, for 2008 at the BMW Sauber Centre,
in Hinwil , Switzerland.