Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Bahrain, 2012

2012 Bahrain Grand Prix lap charts

2012 Bahrain Grand Prix

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The lap and race charts show how Kimi Raikkonen lost more time behind Felipe Massa than Romain Grosjean – and how poor starts spoiled Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg’s races.

Bahrain Grand Prix lap chart

The positions of each driver on every lap. Use the control below to show/hide different drivers:

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2012drivercolours.csv

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Sebastian Vettel1111111111112111111111111111111111111111211111111111111111
Lewis Hamilton222222233311109986666666551311111111111110101099101412101099999999999998888
Mark Webber3333444445775654444444445555544444444444444444444444444444
Jenson Button4666666771610977655555556117766666665555587777777777777771314
Nico Rosberg5999999910171211101010888888881398888887776671176666666666666555555
Daniel Ricciardo61617171717171923211918171717181818191918181819211818181818181818181818181718181717171717171717171717161617171615
Romain Grosjean7444333222253322222222222233333333333333133333333333333333
Sergio Perez8101010111111111191613121212101010101010131716151212121212121211111010981413131313131312121212121212121211111111
Fernando Alonso9555555556988897777777768999999888776698888888888888887777
Paul di Resta10121111101010108743123121212121212109744444555561313121065555555555555666666
Kimi Raikkonen11778877664326543333333333322222222222222322222222222222222
Kamui Kobayashi1213131313131313138544471616151514141413966777771115151515151310991111111113131313141517171616151413
Nico Hulkenberg13191919191919181714201716151514141414151919191716131414141414141313121213161615141414141414141414131313131312121212
Felipe Massa14887788891814121111119999999111511101010101010999888751111101010101010101010101010109999
Bruno Senna15111212121212121211171615161615151616161515141210161515151515151414141414121116161515151515151515151414141414
Heikki Kovalainen162424242424242424242221212023232222212121212121201919191919191919191919191919191919191919191919191919191919191817
Jean-Eric Vergne1714141414141415161281918181817171717171616151412151717171616161616161616151514151616161616161616161615151515131314
Vitaly Petrov181718181818181718151320201919191919181817171618191716161617171717171717171817171818181818181818181818181818181716
Charles Pic19202020202020201919151419212020202020202020202018
Pedro de la Rosa2022222222222222212224232323222223232323232323232322212121212121212121212121212222222222222221212121212121212120
Pastor Maldonado2115151515151514141066131313111111111111111081420
Michael Schumacher2218161616161616151318151414141313131313131212101714131313131313121211111191312121212121211111111111111111110101010
Timo Glock2321212121212121202021222222212121212222222222222221202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202019
Narain Karthikeyan2423232323232323222323242424242424242424242424242423222222222222222222222222222121212121212122222222222222222221

Mark Webber has made some poor starts in recent races but he held position today – despite have a technical problem on the first lap.

“It wasn?t a bad start,” he said. “I didn?t have KERS for the first lap, so it was difficult to put pressure on Lewis, but then I got it back.”

Nico Hulkenberg, meanwhile, lost six places on lap one: “I had some clutch issues and the anti-stall kicked in, which really compromised my getaway and dropped me right to the back of the pack,” he explained.

But Daniel Ricciardo’s start was even worse. Having started sixth, 11 places ahead of his team mate, he can’t have expected to start lap two behind Jean-Eric Vergne in 16th.

“That was not what I was hoping for after starting from sixth on the grid,” said Ricciardo. “The opening lap changed my whole race.

“My initial launch off the line wasn?t great and after that I seemed to go backwards, which made for a very frustrating afternoon. The front wing damage also made matters worse.”

Bahrain Grand Prix race chart

The gaps between each driver on every lap. Use the control below to show/hide different drivers:

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2012drivercolours.csv

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Sebastian Vettel000000000000.2770000000000000000000000000009.61800000000000000000
Lewis Hamilton2.2672.923.3063.914.5134.896.367.7611.09935.10831.67713.85315.06715.48416.15616.81517.58218.49719.25620.20621.28422.95126.43152.35948.3229.58831.30433.22334.30435.25836.18637.56738.77740.47641.64944.45662.78561.44358.20851.15643.25644.28145.58746.35247.30847.96548.36349.19750.7852.30653.54854.76455.78956.94257.59358.44758.984
Mark Webber2.8553.8324.4376.0366.5536.9947.5468.5412.21330.27327.1898.75610.18311.55112.42512.88313.53514.29915.41816.24516.96517.78920.68338.95435.14616.19517.18218.97119.08419.3419.26319.14519.37219.75719.66119.30719.54920.11321.02530.98122.76224.03325.26225.95626.05525.84525.48626.0727.52929.06530.18331.31332.06532.59234.04236.51938.788
Jenson Button4.66.1147.1518.2419.20210.08811.95215.08732.82534.23630.77612.63213.18913.72614.55615.23716.01916.79617.77719.02320.07924.15541.49140.84438.34319.65221.14122.63424.29826.11127.29529.04630.9732.54633.60334.06636.88454.98952.21245.50338.2739.86941.33742.26843.29743.99944.17745.01646.36147.5448.32449.24554.4772.79886.882
Nico Rosberg6.098.16910.48911.50712.5713.56714.67318.18635.73136.15333.22215.13716.17917.40319.13520.47121.89523.28124.17525.44126.6330.04648.34349.33945.50326.7428.45229.43530.31432.24232.72134.01234.8535.51335.59137.18352.48451.92949.15241.66333.74634.79836.02336.78437.78738.45438.94540.08841.76144.21145.94647.38748.3950.59451.99653.44255.46
Daniel Ricciardo9.69813.94116.34318.29520.24621.93726.2247.99648.59249.02648.03930.43832.37534.06238.9341.18642.99246.57548.85651.03253.34556.69462.11681.23979.17161.73563.69265.21766.22467.23368.33169.4371.02573.12474.64576.13777.77681.87798.12590.93983.03983.90684.86685.74186.50387.14587.38587.85288.84991.21792.27993.29895.77899.045100.436104.218
Romain Grosjean3.2454.3134.8864.9925.1975.3164.9344.9684.7957.01723.0884.5294.7455.4375.2965.0355.2335.1115.1215.4415.4285.7186.3237.6478.2978.7229.3719.6119.6589.7899.7089.4729.3139.3888.7568.0277.4947.2364.692010.39410.28610.19110.28310.45810.89710.28810.05510.48511.05511.35311.48111.33911.34311.24710.7410.194
Sergio Perez6.4868.48611.3813.51114.615.68716.86318.25522.87742.49739.00120.34221.07121.94122.91523.66924.68526.3427.99329.69235.70455.20454.48654.01251.48532.78333.89535.2936.21137.32238.27139.37640.55942.01743.50244.02247.59466.46963.28456.32948.70249.84851.06952.38254.154.82655.56156.6558.52960.36561.90463.67165.1166.92569.08970.77872.702
Fernando Alonso4.015.3426.2447.0668.0318.7159.65911.01515.05432.80830.14613.4314.66716.76118.16319.24620.45521.68322.74523.95124.91125.7228.75648.89646.51128.04530.12931.25932.33833.57135.22235.98436.78637.44337.54337.12739.44458.44555.61648.37541.01742.42143.84644.46845.33746.03646.78648.05649.63651.30252.67553.84754.97755.64956.25556.62557.803
Paul di Resta7.6719.28711.44612.5713.32214.13315.38716.84417.19418.22816.70303.0868.11527.25327.49228.04528.88329.71230.730.60332.88332.55133.04430.78213.66916.24718.76821.21823.96926.05928.41634.24752.96351.92850.66649.749.11146.39339.10131.47632.86434.29435.18436.23136.95337.89439.21941.26543.6545.548.43250.09352.2254.00655.74157.543
Kimi Raikkonen5.0987.1969.53910.24510.31110.54210.41811.18611.27211.06210.8199.449.3498.7378.2017.7517.4997.2546.8876.4626.186.316.7488.23522.0832.2022.2272.0861.7451.8221.4341.1490.9170.7130.6260.790.8231.0781.82811.852.9693.213.4983.3953.4563.2572.6532.6082.8173.483.5663.633.433.1743.2543.3873.333
Kamui Kobayashi8.5111.02713.20814.99816.46918.02519.59621.02822.5123.1621.6525.6468.42715.16234.84735.83136.39437.18638.24938.96239.01139.17939.55240.19237.90621.09223.62626.56929.20631.85637.05958.93158.8659.15559.04758.28958.19459.61657.33650.72645.32647.34549.61151.36655.54658.0760.08762.67267.25572.96594.14393.79593.18292.14391.42690.4690.334
Nico Hulkenberg11.05214.66717.30119.48221.47123.36725.51426.98930.60949.60947.33229.39430.52431.40832.65233.77934.98536.34139.8357.74757.10757.03756.8856.37454.78438.28639.90541.54943.01945.40746.66847.42648.46249.84251.19254.7572.78372.23469.44162.41554.82556.59757.95958.82260.09460.72361.61163.35965.5267.1468.39169.72870.69971.96174.01174.87476.539
Felipe Massa5.5867.3888.989.76511.83512.69913.89717.67536.68736.7934.02116.08817.22118.32219.87421.36223.16724.88226.34128.09729.9834.62650.8250.17247.128.80330.7832.40433.37834.26135.80836.70337.78838.61939.1239.440.37844.03458.9651.53944.7545.83747.10147.81349.15549.81850.3151.38253.28154.92356.20357.60958.71760.47461.9763.32964.999
Bruno Senna7.3610.44212.29914.14815.59317.00418.76920.53725.6446.21145.14728.78631.40432.92734.18535.44638.12639.82741.54343.12943.98845.2946.38349.95465.15546.47147.75648.78349.75351.3852.4253.90454.79656.01256.62656.67457.21560.43676.11368.92161.28262.49763.87465.23966.52667.17667.6368.54769.93671.63372.31373.50474.47778.74
Heikki Kovalainen27.26149.80150.5751.60752.51153.52554.50655.67156.78458.4357.72941.45247.06267.22968.36269.76471.32473.44274.76875.98477.0478.19579.26880.84182.63183.26484.35285.6486.91488.5489.55490.70691.82692.94493.65894.24994.88999.057118.239111.048103.605105.147106.522109.25111.432112.443113.422114.746116.797119.477120.951122.859124.814126.398127.895129.444
Jean-Eric Vergne9.03611.67313.79715.58417.26419.1222.29625.28727.08731.57749.14531.30833.17434.53436.57738.21240.07242.05443.82245.32946.7747.89249.53751.9775858.55359.67761.38361.72562.75363.26763.94164.69765.34765.90566.04967.18469.28369.07167.60578.15578.25978.25178.15978.44978.52178.12878.37979.23380.17381.03581.9783.27484.61986.7489.79193.723
Vitaly Petrov10.07614.33716.89819.03720.96522.86924.84428.38531.0336.29853.37535.48636.77838.04239.92741.9543.57645.71347.68349.54251.29353.66259.17278.50275.34857.05859.0861.01463.60465.54566.86868.49270.64572.59774.17475.56978.23981.57684.77197.74590.2291.48993.04694.64196.34698.85101.111102.646104.121105.933107.706110.768112.455113.944116.109118.257
Charles Pic11.90816.20819.74823.00726.2129.26332.30835.52939.28941.68742.51231.50153.8355.64958.22160.35562.41964.68666.76568.88170.40772.33273.85674.928
Pedro de la Rosa12.87217.8422.08425.91529.9534.0538.6442.73749.55271.49171.45255.83759.39463.37867.75572.37576.48380.94285.57290.62895.98105.367126.19128.971129.549117.607125.967135.915139.831145.372149.561154.668160.232164.853170.219175.283182.54189.859209.578207.123201.363208.275212.189215.308219.236224.069227.623231.567236.348241.313249.934257.725262.406269.257275.747
Pastor Maldonado9.53512.69714.44816.08217.76219.17120.89522.29223.66424.39624.95325.22525.6525.82626.32426.73127.31828.16328.97530.15731.61933.3435.82852.72597.46
Michael Schumacher10.62713.18615.0316.70218.41219.88222.71124.35527.71546.78744.38726.50227.12227.78628.87229.42130.37631.75832.77934.06935.20836.60640.40557.39355.03437.45438.78540.00741.17141.99642.75243.38344.31244.90545.38145.40848.22365.86162.65855.30747.80148.9150.07151.82753.42954.11954.78355.957.6659.55761.04162.64764.13866.05868.06669.84771.49
Timo Glock12.26916.9820.63824.1727.74831.01134.84538.71943.11250.87870.48553.9356.92559.83463.14866.63170.03874.46977.67481.52685.00588.64495.593124.931124.87110.873115.027121.501126.406129.882134.291143.049146.584149.918155.151159.991163.808171.855193.535188.535184.262187.778191.36197.614201.789204.429208.329211.864218.296222.186226.332231.69235.494239.974245.134
Narain Karthikeyan13.2818.49222.49127.01531.46737.15641.64747.23653.42362.29485.24769.45772.88176.15679.76183.86188.79593.01697.597103.792112.346137.032138.336143.351142.835127.986135.58139.803144.727149.229154.567161.954187.714189.525191.524193.314195.158197.876199.755195.796192.189197.707203.639209.756217.51246.216249.446251.661254.533260.416263.313266.031269.215272.657276.343

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Bahrain, 2012Given that Raikkonen ended the race just 3.3s behind winner Sebastian Vettel, much was made of the time he lost behind his own team mate at the end of the second stint.

But Raikkonen admitted he lost most time falling behind Felipe Massa at the start – three seconds, whereas Grosjean cost him around two.

“If I hadn?t made a small mistake at the start and allowed Felipe to get through then maybe it would have been a different story, as we spent quite a lot of time fighting with him,” Raikkonen admitted.

On the radio, Grosjean sounded unhappy at having to make his second stop later than Raikkonen, particularly as he had to run the second stint on used tyres.

Michael Schumacher started 22nd and ended the race tenth – some contrast to his performance in Spa last year, when he climbed from 24th to fifth.

This highlights how factors beyond a driver’s control can affect their race. In Spa last year Schumacher benefitted from a crash at the start and the timely intervention of the safety car to gain 19 places from lights to flag.

Today he didn’t have the rub of the green and he had to settle for tenth after being frustrated by DRS problems in qualifiyng plus a gearbox change penalty.

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11 comments on “2012 Bahrain Grand Prix lap charts”

  1. Raikonen get’s podium on 4. race after comeback, while Shumacher is racing/struggling for third season after return + the whining on tires really works as a balsam on my heart which saw the uberboring Schumi domination.

    Great.

    1. If you don’t understand the difference between how competitive the Merc has been in 2010 and 2011 compared to Lotus in 2012, it’s amazing that you’ve been watching f1 for so long and yet hardly know anything about the sport at all.

      Enjoy.

  2. On the radio, Grosjean sounded unhappy at having to make his second stop later than Raikkonen

    It was a shame for Romain that he wasn’t a little closer to Vettel in the third stint, otherwise the team might have tried to pit him earlier, pressuring Vettel to pit early as well. As it was, I think Grosjean will understand that, with him racing in no-man’s land and his team mate fighting for the lead, precedence will go to Raikkonen.

  3. As a MSC fan I am deeply annoyed with the team, in only four races Michael has suffered gearbox problems, DRS problems and a bad pitstop, its not the performance and reliability you should expect from a german team. China was supposed to be his first podium…. :(

  4. @keithcollantine Any chance we could have the average race history charts back? The ones that aren’t based on the leader, but the average lap time of the race winner. With pit stops they’re probably easier to read.

    1. @enigma Afraid not – as I wrote back at the start of the season, I’ve had to cut back and producing two version of essentially the same data is one thing that had to go. More info here.

      1. Ah, forgot about that. Fair enough.

  5. Did di Resta and Grosjean actually lead the race? They were the first to the Start/ Finish line but Vettel was at the pit lane entry before them and was hence classified 1st on the respective laps IIRC?

  6. Oops they would have lead on the next lap then. My bad.

  7. Ricciardo caught Webberitis at the start

    1. Total free fall, massive shame for him really.

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