Sergio Perez, Sauber, Hockenheim, 2012

2012 German Grand Prix lap charts

2012 German Grand Prix

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Delays due to damage was the story of the day for many drivers, particularly those trying to make progress from starting near the back.

German 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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Fernando Alonso11111111111111111123211111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
Sebastian Vettel22222222222222222211122222222222222222222233333333333333333333333322
Michael Schumacher33333333333444477765566555555555555558887666555555555777777777777777
Nico Hulkenberg4444444455556989998777766666667913121111101010997776781111111099999999999999999
Pastor Maldonado56666666666656101010109101010101112121212121212121110101011121215151515151515141413131313131314141515151515151515151515
Jenson Button65555555444333333332443333333333333333333322222222222222222222222233
Lewis Hamilton788222222222222222222222222222221211919191818181818181818181818181817171717161616161616161516161616161616161616
Mark Webber877777777777812111111111111999888888887888887778101010101010999988888888888888888
Paul di Resta9101088999910111515131212121212121111119910101010111111109999991011111111111111101010111010101010111111111111111111111111
Kimi Raikkonen10999988888891310988876655444444444444444466555444444444444444444444444
Daniel Ricciardo111111101012131313131312108766659141414141414141313131313121112121313131414141414141313121212121212121212121212121212121212121313
Kamui Kobayashi1212121111101011111110109765544433410109999998777776544444766666666555555555555555
Felipe Massa1322222121212121212019191818161515151515151515151617171717171616141414141414141212121212121212131414141414141313131313131313131313131212
Bruno Senna14232424242424242424242424242424242424242321212121202121212121212121212121202020202020191918181919191919191818181817171717171717171717
Jean-Eric Vergne1513131313141520191817161616151414141414131313131313131416161717151515151515151313131313131416151515151515151515141414141414141414141414
Heikki Kovalainen161717161616161515151514141418171616161616161616151515151414141417161616161616171717171717191918181818171719202020191919191919191919
Sergio Perez171414121211111010998755445108888777777766666665655888887777777666666666666666
Vitaly Petrov18151615151514141414141312111318181717171717171717161616151515151617171818181818181818181817171717171718181717171716161616161616161616
Romain Grosjean19242323232323232323232323232323232323232120191920212020202020202020191919191919191919212020202020202020202019191918181818181818181818
Charles Pic201818171717171616161617171717161718181818182020191919191919191919192020202121212121212021212121212121212121212121202020202020202020
Nico Rosberg21161514141312121212121111151413131313131212121211111111111010109131313121111111099999988881111111111101010101010101010101010
Timo Glock2219191818181817171718181919191919191920242323222222222222222222222222222222222222242424242422222222222222222222222121212222222222
Pedro de la Rosa2320201919191918181920202020202020202021202424232323232323232323232323232323232323222222222224232323232323232323232222222121212121
Narain Karthikeyan2421212020202019202121212121212121222222222222242424242424242424242424242424242424232323232323242424242424242424242323232323232323

Sergio Perez, Sauber, Hockenheim, 2012It was a race of mixed fortunes for those who started near the rear of the field. Sergio Perez was particularly impressive on his way from 17th to sixth, passing a string of cars in the opening laps as the lap chart above shows.

Gaining 11 places was good but he might have finished even higher. His first stint was shortened after he picked up damage: “My strategy was a little bit compromised because I had to do my first pit stop a bit earlier than planned,” he explained.

“I felt something strange on the left hand side of the car – perhaps it was a puncture – but I don?t? really know yet what it was. This obviously meant we had to extend the later stint and I ended up with quite old tyres.”

Another driver who lost time with damage was Romain Grosjean: “Romain was compromised by his first lap incident which severely damaged his floor, losing him a lot of downforce,” said Lotus’s director of trackside operations Alan Permane.

Nico Rosberg salvaged a point after starting 21st. Both Mercedes drivers used three-stop strategies but weren’t able to make as much progress in the final stint as they hoped.

German 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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Fernando Alonso000000000000000000.15212.5289.33200000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Sebastian Vettel1.320.9880.6290.7260.80.8810.9321.071.1371.3111.3741.4661.7611.9432.1292.2322.1910003.3892.6862.131.8471.6581.3461.0260.9290.7580.6821.1441.0110.9491.0171.7692.2872.3172.0542.1682.1882.1182.4032.5752.2462.5442.5683.0933.0033.0953.0342.9452.8923.6843.6483.5063.1162.8142.752.6362.7542.5822.7612.833.2913.9515.0953.732
Michael Schumacher2.4292.8483.0753.7044.3314.6824.925.5355.9056.6548.5359.43210.32813.12427.96827.84727.79525.48224.64121.96113.91414.46114.81215.18916.05817.05417.27317.72417.79718.17519.05319.58120.02520.69921.59225.36538.3837.52537.2937.7235.09121.62921.66421.57221.59721.62721.99322.92923.23223.55623.45825.9139.42138.97137.91736.635.28334.27933.37932.68831.74131.15330.67730.32729.64330.14428.97
Nico Hulkenberg2.9513.8784.2865.0795.5665.9626.3678.0438.6259.53110.48613.42927.09126.81629.13529.86630.08427.70527.39124.59515.92616.51817.13417.59118.71319.65320.49221.42922.82425.13330.49944.61745.55945.85545.97546.19745.93745.00344.99744.65842.29429.06629.22729.85930.88833.3747.58148.11748.548.59949.03549.02248.72348.33747.88347.14446.70946.78646.94847.0747.06747.22347.52347.61847.88548.88748.162
Pastor Maldonado3.7434.9165.456.2496.7777.4537.6048.4419.22510.20111.0412.39915.51531.07831.22931.56531.93829.87530.24929.52121.84422.77626.2428.60630.10831.67133.33934.93836.2937.539.30341.18942.7344.14145.58148.34151.61955.36872.0572.37471.05958.59359.75260.55261.84663.51164.77565.84167.06668.52969.32670.03570.8572.59373.73276.67980.05595.23195.06395.19995.45295.77395.9796.30396.25997.633
Jenson Button3.2584.2054.5725.586.0546.6026.8566.8316.8897.137.2497.3557.4457.7037.6757.6867.8135.4347.32916.6246.7376.3825.6475.4445.6785.4974.9734.7814.3484.024.2673.8233.6683.5273.3684.4834.2653.964.1416.44215.2691.6151.20.8130.7570.7670.7260.7240.9190.991.091.0331.1060.9760.8190.6780.6860.9411.2081.381.3971.5231.9372.4833.3966.0446.949
Lewis Hamilton4.8236.35747.30364.81465.44165.58165.36465.03965.00465.34365.42765.79365.9465.9966.35167.05267.72967.0467.49165.00756.57857.25857.70358.20659.43260.33460.98561.69763.37664.7168.71582.50282.3581.52781.10281.33681.70481.24381.35480.87679.00466.86167.40268.03268.80170.16473.58390.1690.78191.19491.28691.37591.68292.19693.195105.692
Mark Webber4.4425.4456.2357.0847.5338.1538.5889.26710.01810.94111.74315.31830.50932.45232.53732.63132.79731.09730.84128.22119.01119.2119.50320.19120.88721.61722.50223.91124.77325.87827.27729.74430.69831.27332.02533.29233.87434.25236.19239.58650.62737.42637.86238.22438.65639.44340.15540.90441.96542.86443.31243.83644.69244.89345.1945.2245.22145.35645.37545.44645.41645.74946.20946.5946.62547.44446.941
Paul di Resta6.087.3278.3499.42611.34312.32512.95213.7615.54618.76632.21832.17332.61933.38234.01134.37834.74732.76632.70230.52322.64823.72824.53525.46927.40428.49729.70230.5232.36733.69635.35937.06137.96338.80139.68241.06242.16942.82546.74460.35858.16745.21445.65846.13146.05246.52246.96347.46547.97249.70150.38151.07451.39352.01953.16555.15655.90556.54656.85857.38157.45157.88158.29758.85959.32960.34259.227
Kimi Raikkonen5.6046.5818.7969.79210.16710.9310.71410.80310.96911.5614.7782827.94827.82828.41228.59428.426.06625.57822.53112.91712.39111.87511.95312.36712.83313.33513.87313.96714.09514.82415.26915.38815.78916.12317.45318.26421.14734.38533.33530.19416.5316.5616.08915.76815.97115.43716.22116.21416.30516.74516.75916.34415.96915.63415.00814.47814.41614.54414.61314.51315.13215.25515.68115.6116.67516.409
Daniel Ricciardo6.5448.0159.66310.99314.15517.20418.00419.13320.01820.98121.82422.49323.29223.84924.17824.86125.99124.61429.17941.23432.61434.31634.435.28736.15137.05438.05939.36340.16640.73741.95843.28345.31347.41248.54950.80552.44456.31771.30670.88768.17754.74654.7754.64154.67555.08455.52556.38757.08657.71557.90558.14558.48459.6160.14360.20660.46761.31762.7664.45966.04967.71269.18470.73172.21575.13976.829
Kamui Kobayashi6.7998.3629.9511.26812.47213.2714.63215.19315.93817.16517.61918.26318.45818.52418.53818.65318.76816.32115.64512.7285.1388.57724.92825.88926.30126.10425.98926.01326.29126.71127.62728.08527.81227.38927.02127.17627.5626.83526.88526.70824.06510.9614.65630.19129.41629.09428.73928.62327.98727.78327.25126.48925.81825.06224.16523.39822.92822.65122.20121.71820.9920.81320.66121.2221.30921.9121.925
Felipe Massa20.00138.45438.58138.74838.64738.44138.22538.53739.54940.57642.31343.04144.48845.1645.5745.96446.29644.34744.3842.45534.38936.16538.57343.13657.91257.79557.48157.33256.91357.31258.60858.90358.78758.98159.27759.91260.36560.40560.73261.15859.57647.52948.55749.48150.651.87755.72471.19170.98671.10670.89770.92871.31971.4571.76271.55770.93370.62770.89570.77871.02672.73872.51672.15472.44773.03571.428
Bruno Senna34.82478.28278.07278.50178.69378.91278.92478.89578.72678.65878.67678.55578.63178.7678.95179.23779.42377.49477.2577.42769.43871.14672.28273.93678.41493.63593.38396.04896.23596.60597.50397.96398.4499.21299.696101.851102.329102.301102.966103.471103.12990.79892.04993.36994.45297.398102.074117.205118.057118.752118.773120.218121.452121.746121.801121.737121.853122.26122.945123.527123.75124.051124.456124.794125.03125.994
Jean-Eric Vergne7.8229.36411.61413.17715.83920.46835.6936.05336.69236.6636.67836.90538.57739.17139.61740.14340.54938.8338.90936.63628.39629.3130.12431.46133.03734.66339.06554.90455.14458.69759.56861.38561.77361.7862.18762.83363.08663.34564.02364.39562.54650.01251.47352.43755.9472.13172.26972.56272.35672.94973.04173.26673.59873.8374.46575.27375.30375.28275.15275.29375.60275.92376.33476.73976.62277.30776.965
Heikki Kovalainen9.95411.95214.79717.58919.24220.52921.74723.21324.25525.62227.01329.23633.82549.2850.22351.27552.6650.9850.94848.87640.56241.44442.19743.12144.54545.97347.42648.97150.11852.01856.81572.30872.93873.87875.5177.22178.35678.9584.02985.99485.70774.29376.99581.91498.447100.297101.795104.955107.055109.937111.911114.447123.906150.227158.018163.828164.74165.794166.984168.203168.91171.207172.164177.698179.422
Sergio Perez8.2059.69310.67311.77513.23413.89813.70414.22414.12514.10714.37314.48514.60514.49514.43414.57318.86630.2828.48225.17916.42717.02717.59818.09119.15420.29120.98221.93823.29223.62924.38624.6925.12625.3325.63326.35126.99328.41929.19432.24843.75130.00930.13131.24831.61732.27532.28732.28332.14432.62932.72732.84632.44131.86631.56830.85730.57130.42229.92329.91229.84129.51829.18528.86428.30628.91927.896
Vitaly Petrov9.07211.48614.44716.1617.63519.3820.54721.73723.18424.57525.98627.74130.09234.68551.4353.69654.82153.30553.6451.41343.07644.24545.12846.2347.70948.93650.22851.89754.555.97458.23263.25278.7979.5283.92986.66587.64188.22589.2690.23489.3377.11978.79183.82586.12288.05289.51391.98294.13998.685114.213115.128117.9119.665120.061120.285120.408120.965121.803122.575122.738123.142123.609124.106124.327125.448
Romain Grosjean37.45266.75367.6169.3470.36870.80871.32172.15672.47172.79272.86673.98674.50574.97175.46276.03676.87175.23275.77774.42366.50668.10769.54673.35190.92990.88890.87390.90590.87791.29391.45291.83892.52493.5494.23295.79796.16596.67497.39100.44599.74790.232112.486116.641116.421117.164118.753123.255125.159126.597126.876127.422130.082130.992131.788132.047134.576137.644138.707138.885140.827141.683142.196143.062143.362145.238
Charles Pic10.80513.79216.53319.74822.52125.19727.55730.18832.64435.28338.71441.3944.28847.39950.06153.44556.51256.68458.60158.31354.87570.4671.59372.9274.3775.80877.15778.78880.51284.03287.00889.4891.61795.1898.904101.613104.338106.114109.6112.057112.815103.635109.751128.324129.752132.791136.014139.512142.094144.482146.598148.76151.328156.215159.029164.642167.083169.373171.626173.972177.743181.971184.71187.295192.071
Nico Rosberg9.67910.68612.24513.86514.87516.51617.2617.97318.74219.50820.01822.76737.4736.80237.08237.42237.51835.32234.6832.04723.60724.25826.62427.35528.30229.2530.32431.05731.15931.88632.67135.46748.6148.90849.03649.49849.62449.18849.24749.03246.64833.34133.3634.00534.16634.84835.1235.7636.68439.59553.49653.06152.93852.65453.63854.01353.91753.50152.83152.45351.75551.32750.95350.45949.75950.28348.889
Timo Glock11.17614.27818.87222.03624.59627.35529.85832.53535.61939.05242.05145.32948.64751.9155.64259.06862.45864.2769.85386.35379.37783.06886.43289.56792.81196.536100.804107.421110.86115.869119.805124.695129.741133.137135.817139.068143.917147.2150.584156.29172.62164.794167.749170.541173.469178.195180.839186.089191.089196.2199.365203.875207.184209.927215.227218.556221.786225.843229.286234.296238.062244.674248.838253.283
Pedro de la Rosa12.02515.40919.69123.69726.80429.91532.68635.73539.22542.87445.94749.29752.78556.02659.33562.35265.7566.71670.02373.07183.66986.77390.22593.18596.954100.834106.071110.183114.313117.913121.295125.635130.892134.391137.711142.36146.461149.491155.42158.943160.36151.416155.138158.953167.07187.086190.992194.802197.527201.275203.492206.809210.445213.634217.644220.013223.6226.491229.842233.202236.718240.418243.542248.131
Narain Karthikeyan14.28317.62720.89224.84428.09631.24334.87338.47242.44545.67648.71652.19655.97159.21562.60866.21970.67872.05975.31277.05272.70980.534104.135106.86112.223116.53120.003123.886126.553129.685132.725135.686138.596142.256145.525149.986153.167156.453159.225163.524165.444156.004163.008168.561172.462180.217200.593204.638208.844212.977217.074219.035222.21224.289226.016227.782229.76232.582236.449240.534245.269248.216250.659253.614

Quite a few drivers blamed debris for their problems during the race. Another was Pastor Maldonado as chief operations engineer Mark Gillan explained: “We had a difficult day today with both cars races being compromised by damage.

“Pastor had good pace at the start of the race but on lap 12 he ran over debris that was lying in the middle of the track. The debris substantially damaged the left hand side of his car which lost him a significant amount of down force and ruined his race.”

Maldonado’s struggles from lap 12 on can be seen in the graphs above.

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7 comments on “2012 German Grand Prix lap charts”

  1. Really illustrates how Massa Senna Grosjean and Hamilton never had a chance. On a track like this where cars can easily run at their fundamental pace, and with such a tight field and little chance of a safety car, the recovery drives were never going to happen.

  2. I havent seen the race yet, but did the Saubers have very good pace?

    1. @ivz They certainly did. They were giving Force India quite a hard time.

  3. The top three guys really were running their own race by this years standards.

    Seems to me that Lotus took their time bringing Raikkonen in for his second stop.

    1. They messed up with Soft/Soft strategy. So Kimi was forced to stay longer on slower Softs, to ensure he would have enough till the end of the race on Hards.

      They did great with pit stop timings, but missed out on main strategy.

  4. The chart really shows how much pressure Alonso had to withstand throughout the whole race. There were only 5 laps where his gap to second place was over 2.5 seconds, two when Vettel had just come out of the pits and had to get his tyres up to temp and the last 3 laps where Vettel and Button were slowing each other up.

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