The World Champions Mercedes were the best team in reliability terms too with the most mileage of all teams while their customers Force India and Williams secured second and third place.
Lewis Hamilton has written history and has become the only second driver in history who has scored points in all races of the season. Neither Valtteri Bottas was much worse because he scored the points in all races except in Spain where Mercedes had the only engine failure in whole season.
This brings us to astonishing stat that six cars with the Mercedes engine in the 120 appearances this season have experienced only one single failure.
Also, Mercedes drivers did not have to use more than four units of any of the six power unit elements while Hamilton only used fifth engine after he crashed in qualifying for the Brazilian GP and when he had to start the race from the back of the grid anyway so the team decided to fit the new engine.
Ferrari was only fourth behind the three Mercedes-Benz teams despite making a big step forward in terms of performance compared to 2016. – Vettel and Raikkonen completed two more races than Stroll and Massa, but they did, however, travel about 400 kilometers less in the whole season.
Ferrari engines took fourth, fifth and sixth place in reliability, followed by two teams with Renault engines (Renault and Toro Rosso) ahead of McLaren Honda and Red Bull who had the lowest mileage of all teams.
Although McLaren is convincingly worst regarding the number of completed races (only 22/40 – 55%), Red Bull has 575 kilometers less despite completing five more races than McLaren.
McLaren is also the worst when it comes to failures (13), but the Renault team is not too far with 12 failures.
As for the number of penalties due to a change in power unit elements, McLaren Honda is convincingly the worst, with as many as 350 out of a total of 691 penalties from all drivers together (50.65%).
F1 2017. RELIABILITY OVERVIEW
- Status: After the final race in Abu Dhabi
|Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull TAG Heuer||6||6||8||3||4||4|
|Max Verstappen||Red Bull TAG Heuer||6||5||6||3||4||4|
|Sergio Perez||Force India Mercedes||4||4||4||4||2||2|
|Esteban Ocon||Force India Mercedes||4||4||4||4||3||3|
|Lance Stroll||Williams Mercedes||4||4||4||4||2||2|
|Felipe Massa||Williams Mercedes||4||4||4||4||3||2|
|Stoffel Vandoorne||McLaren Honda||10||12||12||9||7||7|
|Fernando Alonso||McLaren Honda||9||11||11||8||7||6|
|Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso Renault||7||6||9||3||5||5|
|Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso Renault||5||7||9||3||4||5|
|Romain Grosjean||Haas Ferrari||4||4||4||4||4||4|
|Kevin Magnussen||Haas Ferrari||4||4||4||4||4||4|
|Marcus Ericsson||Sauber Ferrari||4||4||4||4||4||4|
|Pascal Wehrlein||Sauber Ferrari||4||4||4||4||4||4|
ICE – Internal Combustion Engine, TC – Turbo Charger, MGU-H – Motor Generator Unit – Heat, MGU-K – Motor Generator Unit – Kinetic, ES – Energy Store, CE – Control Electronics