McLaren Mercedes Tops Reliability Standings in 2010
As in the manufacturers' standings, Ferrari are second in the reliability also, as only a single uncompleted lap separates the Scuderia from their British rivals. We're obviously talking about Fernando Alonso's engine burst in the final stages of the Malaysian Grand Prix, which cost Ferrari a 100 percent reliability record this season.
Red Bull is third with a 92.4 per cent finishing record in 2010, despite the numerous reliability issues experienced by the RB6 in the first couple of rounds this year. Mark Webber completed every lap so far, whereas his teammate Sebastian Vettel had to retire due to a wheel nut problem in the Australian Grand Prix.
Mercedes GP finds itself in a similar situation to Red Bull and Ferrari, with one driver completing all laps this season and the other recording one DNF. The only difference is that Michael Schumacher's mechanical problems in Malaysia happened early in the race (Lap 9), bringing his team's reliability record to 89.2 percent.
Further on, Williams is placed 5th in this classification, with 86 percent, followed by Renault (75.1 percent), Lotus (an amazing 75 percent), Scuderia Toro Rosso and Force India.
On the bottom of the reliability standings, we find HRT F1 (65.2 percent), Virgin Racing (33.8 percent) and BMW Sauber-Ferrari (25.5 percent).
“We've suffered too many reliability issues on both the chassis side and with our engines. That's very unusual – we've always been one of the best teams in this respect over the years. We've closely analysed all the chassis-related problems and already put measures into effect. Our engine partner Ferrari is doing the same,” said team owner Peter Sauber on Thursday.