Welcome to the Race Strategy Calculator, brought to you by UBS. This is an exciting new development in our Race Strategy programme, aimed at giving you the fan a closer understanding of how Formula 1 teams calculate the best strategy for a Grand Prix race.
Here you will find a step by step guide to the major considerations when planning a race strategy, such as tyre choice and the length of time it takes to make a stop. However the clever part is a sophisticated tyre model, which simulates the Pirelli tyre wear and the resulting drop off in performance. It is a simplified version of what the teams use to work out their strategies.
The aim of the Race Strategy Calculator is to see if you can find a better race strategy than the our default strategy. This is shown by a graph on the final page. If your graph shows a faster race time than the default, (ie your line is above the default line) you’ve found a better strategy for the race. Please use it for this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix and give us your feedback.
The Race Strategy Calculator can be found here.