"Welcome to the birthplace of MIRCE Science, a theory for predicting
expected functionability perfomance for a  functionable system type."
                                                                    Dr Jezdimir Kneezevic, Founder and President 1999.

Formula 1 Functionability

Formula 1 Functionability 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 Functionability Awards entitled:

  • The F1 Driver Functionability Champion
  • The F1 Team Functionability Champion

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

F1 Functionability Award for Drivers

Mirce Mechanics defines the F1 Driver’s Functionability: “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 Functionability Champion will be awarded to the Driver(s) who is placed at the top of the F1 Functionability Table for Drivers, produced by the MIRCE Akademy, compiled at the end of the each season.

F1 Driver Functionability Champions

F1 Season Driver Functionability
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

 

F1 Functionability Award for Teams

Mirce Mechanics defines the F1 Team’s Functionability 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 Functionability Champion will be awarded to the Team(s) that is placed at the top of the F1 Functionability Table for Teams, produced by the MIRCE Akademy, at the end of the each season.

 F1 Team Functionability Champions

F1 Season Team Functionability
2017 Mercedes 0.934
2016 Mrecedes 0.928
2015 Mercedes 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

 

The Akademy has created the Auto Racing Championship Centre, as an educational and research source of  related knowldge (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.509245635812541.1073741829.203104553093319&type=3 ).  It is continuously available to the general public courtesy of the Woodbury Park Hotel, Woodbury, Exeter, United Kingdom. ( www.woodburypark.co.uk )

 

 

  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.