Force India VJM08 is the most improved F1 car in 2015 season

Formula 1’s number crunchers have come up with a sophisticated performance analysis of each and every team to understand which team improved their car the most over the course of the 2015 season. Despite its¬†utter domination, Mercedes factory team didn’t even make it to the top 4 of this list but before delving into the ranking, let’s see how the rating works.

Every team’s fastest lap time over every race weekend throughout the season is taken and is expressed in terms of percentage of the overall fastest lap time of that particular weekend (which is often the pole setting Q3 lap but not always). Then, each team’s average percentage lap time of 2nd, 3rd and 4th races were compared with their last three GP races’ average. The first race in Australia was omitted since not all teams participated in that round.

2015 Russian GP
Force India’s Sergio Perez claimed a podium finish at the 2015 Russian GP.

Force India emerged as the team with the most developed F1 car in 2015 season with a percentage gain of 1.014%. Towards the end of the season, the UK-based Indian outfit gave Williams and Red Bull a real run for their money. Surprisingly, the second most developed F1 car of the year is from Manor Marussia with a gain of 0.323%. Despite an appalling campaign, McLaren-Honda takes home the third position in this list as it showed an improvement of 0.157%. At 0.154% gain, Red Bull was not far behind.

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Not that it matters but Mercedes registered 0% gain. Meanwhile, Ferrari, Toro Rosso, Williams, Sauber, and Lotus registered negative growth.

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