Ferrari F138 was the most reliable car in 2013

19 December, 2013

Fernando Alonso crashes out of the Malaysian GP

Fernando Alonso crashes out of the Malaysian GP

The Ferrari F138 was the most reliable car on the 2013 grid, with Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa not retiring from a single grand prix because of a technical failure.

That is the finding of Auto Motor und Sport magazine, although it said that the Maranello based team did not do the most laps in 2013, due to three in-race incidents, including Fernando Alonso’s first lap accident in Malaysia.

Actually, Ferrari was the team with only the fifth-best mileage record of 2013, coming in behind McLaren, Red Bull, Mercedes and even Williams. Those teams, however, all had multiple technical retirements, as opposed to the ‘faultless’ Ferrari.

Among the least reliable teams on the grid was the otherwise competitive Lotus, with seven incident-related retirements and five technical failures, and ahead only of Caterham and Force India. (GMM)

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  • Nvc

    Well, it cost them a win or podium at Bahrain for sure.

  • the fan

    reliability is nothing if your tires are not suited to your car. the funny thing about the 2013 ferrari is that it seems to be faster on full fuel rather than when its not

  • lol

    ferrari had the best car until monaco, and still vettel and rbr were leading.

  • matthew

    Well, reliability is always good, but it didn’t seem to help their results.

  • ZombieF1

    Which means fernando is not reliable….

  • Donna

    Reliable, yes. Fast enough – not so much.

  • matthew

    well he did beat webber, kimi, grosjean, hamilton, and rosberg. all excellent drivers with faster cars.

  • stoner

    But with the most reliable car on the grid. Just like how he won 2005 WDC.:-D

  • matthew

    Thats not a valid point. The most reliable f1 car ever built would be worthless if it couldn’t keep up with the others. Alonso put that car where it had no place being. Stoner, you have at least a little common sense, admit that the ferrari was a slower car than the mercedes or lotus this year, and certainly slower than webbers red bull.

  • jl

    Great point, :D. Just remember 2006 when schumacher lead in suzuka and the engine blown out. Well, reliable is enough for fernando to win championship.

  • jl

    And fernando said: I am the greatest. But. Look at vettel’s tally of win. Look at schumacher win in his pocket. Fernando even do not have a half of schumacher tally. Bwahahaha, with more reliable car he can not win, because he is slow.

  • Nowhereman

    Giver me a fast car and I’ll make it reliable and it will win.
    Give me a reliable car thats not fast and I’ll have a reliable car that cannot win.

  • Hawk

    Where did fast car take McLaren last year? Or Lotus this year to a lesser extent? 60:40 Ferrari had better race pace than Merc this season.

  • Zombie Jebus Will Eat Your Brain and Take Your Knowledge

    Really? Only Marussia finished every race. Max Chilton. The first driver to ever finish all 19 races in his rookie year.

    “Actually, Ferrari was the team with only the fifth-best mileage record of 2013, coming in behind McLaren, Red Bull, Mercedes and even Williams.”

    Laughable for the team with largest budget.

  • O’Ferrari

    Red Bull had largest budget.

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