Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Monza, 2012

2012 Italian Grand Prix fastest laps

2012 Italian Grand Prix

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The flying Sergio Perez set the fastest lap on the final lap – but it was beaten by Nico Rosberg.

Italian Grand Prix lap times

All the lap times by the drivers (in seconds, very slow laps excluded):

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

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Lewis Hamilton93.41791.13190.42990.56890.590.24990.46890.37190.33590.6390.42590.33690.28990.19490.4890.47990.38990.39190.55490.44590.40990.41293.581106.58790.02589.44189.51189.40489.34488.90888.99388.96288.99889.62289.58789.4489.3689.589.37989.38189.35189.28189.66689.41289.18689.42788.66989.15789.32588.72988.62888.42789.039
Jenson Button95.45591.55491.31290.82290.91790.78390.79690.7290.62590.65690.47190.55790.35390.57390.41790.5490.68490.42190.90690.27990.14593.698109.17689.5889.30689.43489.41989.26289.19788.93588.92689.096
Felipe Massa94.67391.27991.18290.66390.50190.61190.68690.73490.61690.64390.68190.66190.52290.61990.61690.57690.84991.03595.683109.09291.39590.85889.81989.53989.53989.51489.5889.71990.00389.21189.74289.26388.91489.2689.62489.71289.73489.91789.56390.59889.49189.57790.31189.89589.6789.95290.00890.30790.85490.68490.70290.58591.426
Michael Schumacher96.06491.93891.60291.83591.14291.11691.81491.14691.10591.75291.13290.9790.91591.20294.37108.54490.26290.54490.04990.14190.09990.97890.87291.52889.68589.92189.76489.47789.70889.89589.59989.88389.39789.71889.25389.49492.876107.33888.96388.73388.35688.29588.70288.33488.09488.14688.19188.98788.48487.89687.71887.88488.569
Sebastian Vettel96.78791.56491.48790.63290.92490.63290.60590.62690.65390.76390.53790.72890.53890.55790.82890.47690.5790.68490.93894.087108.99591.25890.70189.67889.67290.65189.51489.52491.05989.63489.17589.67889.12592.863100.80989.2889.88289.89489.38589.20689.27189.08189.15988.88388.74188.71388.88
Nico Rosberg99.71193.36191.63991.8993.77391.50891.52891.50491.22591.66791.47491.17791.21194.635109.76890.71390.01190.31290.47489.77989.5691.21590.12189.40190.0789.49289.47289.0889.2789.59489.22189.73989.58189.09589.00289.30390.11293.563107.03788.27988.54988.11488.43487.87887.59588.76188.52288.13388.50188.42587.4687.59387.239
Kimi Raikkonen97.2392.68591.6491.38491.44991.05391.31891.27991.1791.32690.95591.06290.60191.14890.97390.25395.681108.50890.6390.11890.06190.13990.23590.8589.80489.99589.54789.65689.47590.22289.79689.97489.30489.83689.52990.13391.26491.85489.33889.33389.24889.51189.15689.42589.27989.17589.15789.71689.24289.41989.3189.10989.547
Kamui Kobayashi97.83192.64691.75791.48191.48491.48791.73691.88791.51991.62691.37591.31191.0391.31991.50891.59292.05891.3691.90294.998109.43490.44490.7390.40391.38890.22989.97189.83589.84589.7989.67789.85690.09189.86689.84589.86290.35690.08289.03289.26189.40889.21989.11989.71289.80489.19590.68589.34989.33589.40589.23789.2689.487
Paul di Resta98.5992.68891.84591.38191.51291.99791.67591.81191.50391.82992.42391.55791.30191.1191.26690.88591.17591.00891.91191.79393.846108.22490.64590.24689.95390.18190.02489.71589.83189.57689.62589.79789.72389.83289.65989.58789.72189.71189.64189.49889.4189.48489.23289.4889.19689.22990.08889.65689.58389.96789.06889.37390.217
Fernando Alonso97.42691.60291.27891.39691.13690.89890.93890.790.58190.88590.58990.47490.44890.48190.43890.53290.26990.57190.86894.045108.38891.36990.93289.37889.57191.03489.55889.34689.78889.31889.0189.18289.13889.37189.32389.45889.32389.19389.11589.07389.12689.33288.91388.83588.91589.82989.30789.72490.25890.24190.38590.13790.39
Mark Webber100.78193.291.93391.64591.88891.03490.92490.92491.25791.64391.4291.07891.32190.88891.0590.97490.76590.88990.91990.84593.987109.41790.63589.90889.88889.98689.63789.49989.52189.48889.7289.65489.51489.94389.88689.69690.08490.75989.57789.64389.57589.42989.20289.42889.45489.2589.62189.57490.56896.841121.497
Sergio Perez99.81892.19591.60191.17491.5991.15190.48991.28191.32890.88590.53391.36290.590.82591.05790.25490.65890.4690.54890.32190.21390.4990.57990.71490.20790.40690.12990.17994.834107.89789.03989.04689.35888.7289.41590.02788.66388.12887.84687.75387.79487.88888.79787.70588.3588.27388.00888.06288.26487.63187.98287.58887.562
Bruno Senna99.01892.59392.2692.97491.01890.95891.13193.291.3391.7391.55491.87291.29391.11191.21491.25191.26691.19192.09591.60191.45491.67193.87596.58109.75290.27289.90889.62289.79589.67989.70789.81289.60889.85689.71989.66289.68989.61689.52889.91889.73288.93888.88389.05689.29888.84588.93989.03789.68789.07188.85288.74289.902
Daniel Ricciardo100.28493.34891.8492.6992.52691.6891.60991.77291.6391.66891.51491.17391.26491.22991.51590.8491.3791.15291.24391.05991.69893.21691.83894.578109.38590.52690.24989.64689.66389.59789.54989.45189.29489.77489.36189.34489.32990.1989.44889.85389.32989.11889.88888.99588.77188.62189.17789.47689.19589.19489.25589.04394.08
Jerome dAmbrosio101.43893.73392.60392.10691.68491.78692.292.66791.83592.08391.73591.53391.47893.22291.74391.59292.36492.21893.3192.70191.55291.80793.03891.54891.98896.47495.663108.70390.13889.86289.70890.10790.70490.39791.04290.59389.89890.06689.42589.44890.31889.08788.98688.96489.31889.28289.35689.35489.01288.95690.70788.67788.873
Jean-Eric Vergne102.21293.59192.87392.192.40691.96292.21792.516
Heikki Kovalainen101.9394.41493.58492.57892.43892.59592.5892.04292.36692.42492.06592.17191.7992.31891.90592.31795.6110.34591.72292.01591.35991.30791.44791.21191.14291.07591.07290.87490.85490.75990.79790.70291.02990.69490.80690.87591.0591.65594.191108.13490.20489.92490.03289.992.15889.39989.62890.02690.03590.73790.03290.013
Vitaly Petrov103.42394.5692.92992.97392.44792.49192.16592.78492.43992.44392.17692.33192.02292.44592.01992.11692.10592.36896.505109.99391.27791.25391.32391.09291.07690.90390.86490.77490.72890.60190.75690.57490.73290.49791.02390.8791.21791.15490.8193.861108.34789.60589.19992.16189.90689.06689.76889.98289.74390.72190.0789.832
Timo Glock103.87894.75593.16592.92292.89692.99595.828118.13492.94892.41393.03792.45692.49692.50292.27992.10792.05792.33992.21891.90192.02991.87991.79891.91891.94892.1692.0791.98291.66291.92492.05795.931113.18290.72893.11390.7991.74390.53590.26291.51391.04890.21392.2691.69791.26991.10690.71890.11689.94489.88889.9890.044
Charles Pic104.49594.69593.61193.21892.79492.79192.67292.55892.73492.70792.62292.44992.42992.35892.35992.8492.80996.184111.84191.52291.42191.39391.61791.54191.49191.49291.43991.36191.38691.10890.94690.95291.08590.91294.419108.84590.05989.87290.01590.83590.01689.90989.85889.75389.87889.84790.14590.14389.78389.83289.96192.438
Narain Karthikeyan104.97894.99594.13493.47993.17693.37593.1693.19592.97593.32893.39193.52493.05393.28393.34693.29493.34793.28893.13393.73893.01494.34396.434121.53491.79391.45792.47192.91994.15792.80993.0291.8392.02391.9192.06792.14491.8192.18291.94193.06991.28392.17191.48891.08691.30591.47591.8391.60392.0292.79694.99892.559
Pastor Maldonado102.92794.16794.31992.03191.88592.45891.27792.08591.48991.74991.25791.61494.481109.73390.38890.19390.59490.27389.65390.26389.90290.61990.52690.40190.77790.82390.30490.12190.01189.84389.8590.06289.82589.94993.068105.94288.55288.58988.26688.0888.49588.5989.10188.99388.31288.32288.44388.33188.53788.38388.05388.93789.06
Pedro de la Rosa105.38395.41394.07893.45793.31493.71493.39993.33993.28793.31593.31794.28993.79493.97393.71294.23793.65793.70493.40893.72893.53897.099112.73192.93192.51791.86692.3991.96193.65692.25892.39593.9891.61193.25392.17691.25991.20392.28892.43591.66592.02391.56391.88991.13991.06691.02491.04691.00590.80990.67190.39890.502
Nico Hulkenberg102.63394.06892.66991.98692.24591.94791.92293.18391.1991.50891.38791.53291.11791.72791.38690.99791.08890.83291.00390.96391.03891.64691.6891.86191.691.20994.368108.92190.06889.6289.43789.78489.74789.74989.60889.49889.54989.29389.55789.2389.78289.40689.05589.29888.91288.57888.69489.16888.845101.795

After their second stop for tyres the Mercedes drivers were flying through the field. But the one-stopping Perez was just as quick, trading lap times with them.

Pastor Maldonado was also very quick at this stage, using a two-stop strategy as well. He came within half a second of scoring a point but was held back by team mate Bruno Senna.

Italian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Nico RosbergMercedes1’27.23953
2Sergio PerezSauber-Ferrari1’27.5620.32353
3Michael SchumacherMercedes1’27.7180.47951
4Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault1’28.0530.81451
5Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes1’28.4271.18852
6Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1’28.5781.33946
7Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso-Ferrari1’28.6211.38246
8Jerome D’AmbrosioLotus-Renault1’28.6771.43852
9Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1’28.7131.47446
10Bruno SennaWilliams-Renault1’28.7421.50352
11Fernando AlonsoFerrari1’28.8351.59644
12Felipe MassaFerrari1’28.9141.67533
13Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1’28.9261.68731
14Kamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari1’29.0321.79339
15Vitaly PetrovCaterham-Renault1’29.0661.82746
16Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1’29.0681.82951
17Kimi RaikkonenLotus-Renault1’29.1091.87052
18Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault1’29.2021.96343
19Heikki KovalainenCaterham-Renault1’29.3992.16046
20Charles PicMarussia-Cosworth1’29.7532.51444
21Timo GlockMarussia-Cosworth1’29.8882.64950
22Pedro de la RosaHRT-Cosworth1’30.3983.15951
23Narain KarthikeyanHRT-Cosworth1’31.0863.84744
24Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso-Ferrari1’31.9624.7236

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8 comments on “2012 Italian Grand Prix fastest laps”

  1. It may seem that Michael could have salvaged one more position if Mercedes didn’t opt for a second stop. The Mercedes was clearly faster than the Lotus.

    1. @icemangrins He’d likely have trouble with the tyres, similar to Spa. I guess after 10 or so laps they realised they wouldn’t be able to make a one-stopper work.

    2. A one-stop was never possible for Mercedes and Spa showed why. But in Monza they showed that they have become much better at managing the tires and avoiding the cliff (at least on hard and medium tires). Well almost…(saying after the fact of course).
      Both Schumacher and Rosberg were very quick on their last stint, even too quick I think. It seems to me that they should have made their first stop one lap earlier and the second also one or even two, thereby making both the first and second stints one lap shorter. I think they were trying to stay out as long as possible in the first stint (maybe even thinking about one-stopping, which for Mercedes would have been suicide), and as a result lost too much time to their rivals. Then in the second stint they were more or less on par and in the third were very quick, but because the last stint was so short they couldn’t fully take advantage of that speed.
      Imagine if Rosberg could carry on with similar pace which he showed in the last 5 laps! The last lap was probably a last minute glory run, trying to show what the car and himself could have been capable of and had he carried on at that pace his tires would have obviously started to lose performance but that happened to the one-stoppers as well. Same situation with MSC, but his last stint was a lap longer (but it should’ve been at least 2 more laps). I should mention that I only looked at lap times and stint lengths, and didn’t take traffic into account, but it seemed like the Mercedes cars didn’t have problems overtaking.

      1. @enigma @andrewsf1 agree with you guys totally. In Spa for sure, I always thought that he should have dived into the pits as soon the iceman did for the first stint. I took a look at the timing here (head to head) and made a conclusion that MSC might have finished in P5 had he stayed out. He was faster than Kimi around the lap 30’ish

        http://en.mclarenf-1.com/index.php?page=chart&gp=876&graf=3#.UE01TY1lR9Y

  2. I think Ricciardo drove a very strong race, looking at his lap times. The last few laps prior to his stop were a little difficult as he was amongst the leaders, but his second stint was pretty impressive. Just compare his laptimes to those of Alonso, for instance. He even recorded the 7th fastest lap (4th of the one-stoppers). A real shame that a fuel pickup problem cost him a well-deserved point, three hundred metres from the finish.

    Looking at Hamilton’s laptimes, it’s probable he could have eked out his first stint a bit longer, as his final two laps prior to his stop were a respectable 1m30.41s. Even though the gap he had was big enough to stay out another lap or two, the safest course of action was to bring him in after Button, which they did. The lack of any challenge from the Ferraris behind meant he could take it easy and still had enough life left in his tyres to record the fifth fastest lap.

  3. Massa lost position to Alonso on tires it seems !

  4. Laps 37 to 42 were very, very impressive from Perez. Ok, he had the medium tyres on and was going to be exhausting all his fuel (excuse the pun) but he was evidently switched on enough to take advantage of the situation.

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