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2012 Italian Grand Prix lap charts

2012 Italian Grand Prix

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The lap charts show how Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez made their way through the field, and how Felipe Massa came close to losing fourth place at the end of the Italian Grand Prix.

Italian 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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Lewis Hamilton111111111111111111111111222221111111111111111111111111
Jenson Button233333333333333333322223333333222
Felipe Massa3222222222222222222511854444444333222222233344444444444
Michael Schumacher4444555666666668151513131312109777777666554451110101010109998766666
Sebastian Vettel555544444444444444433965555556555449997666666666
Nico Rosberg61112121113131313131313131314191818171616151312121010999999887776131212121111111110997777
Kimi Raikkonen767777777777777667151414131111988888777665565555555555555555
Kamui Kobayashi8888888999999999898810161616161413131212121212111111111110999991010101110109999
Paul di Resta9999991010101010111111111110109977151515121212111111111110101010109888888889888888
Fernando Alonso10766666555555555555441076666665444333333322222233333333
Mark Webber111414141312121211111110101010109877641413131111111010101010998888777777777671014
Sergio Perez121211101010988888888776665332111112888776644444433322222222
Bruno Senna13101011121111111212121212121212111110108547111717161515151515141414131313121313131313131313121212111110
Daniel Ricciardo14131313141414141414141414141313121211119688101616151414141414131313121212111111111212121212111111101012
Jerome dAmbrosio151515151515151515151515151516151414141515141214141315171919191919181818181716161616161616161616151515131313
Jean-Eric Vergne161716161616161616
Heikki Kovalainen1716171818181819191818181818171616172120181818181818181817171717171616161616171818171717171717171616161514
Vitaly Petrov1820201920202020201919191919181717161618202019191919191918181818181717171718181717181818181818181717171615
Timo Glock1921212121212122242323232323232323232323232323222121212121212121212020202020202020202020202020201919191817
Charles Pic2022222222222221212020202020191819191922222221212020202020202020201919191919191919191919191919191818181716
Narain Karthikeyan2123232323232323222121212121202121212019191920202323232323232323232222222222222222222222222222222121212019
Pastor Maldonado221919201919191818171717171721202020181717171717171514141313131313121212151515151515151515151515141413121211
Pedro de la Rosa2324242424242424232222222222222222222221212122232222222222222222222121212121212121212121212121212020201918
Nico Hulkenberg24181817171717171716161616161514131312121211910899101616161616151515141414141414141414141414131314

Fernando Alonso made major gains in the first seven laps of the race which put him in content for a strong podium finish.

He passed Paul di Resta, Kamui Kobayashi and the slow-starting Nico Rosberg on the first lap, Kimi Raikkonen on the second and by lap seven he’d taken Michael Schumacher for fifth.

But he ended up losing out to a driver who started even further back and made even more passes. Sergio Perez had to pass some drivers multiple times and put a total of three moves on Raikkonen during the course of the race. He ran out of time to catch Hamilton – at the rate he was gaining Perez needed around four more laps to have a chance of taking the lead.

Italian 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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Lewis Hamilton000000000000000000000003.0432.8611.8961.2780.5030000000000000000000000000
Jenson Button2.0382.4613.3443.5984.0154.5494.8775.2265.5165.5425.5885.8095.8736.2526.1896.256.5456.5756.9276.7616.4979.78325.37811.41410.5139.5418.8317.9147.2647.2917.2247.358
Felipe Massa1.2561.4042.1572.2522.2532.6152.8333.1963.4773.493.7464.0714.3044.7294.8654.9625.4226.06611.19529.84230.82831.27427.51213.50712.83911.94711.39810.93811.09411.39712.14612.44712.36312.00112.03812.3112.68413.10113.28514.50214.64214.93815.58316.06616.5517.07518.41419.56421.09323.04825.12227.2829.667
Michael Schumacher2.6473.4544.6275.8946.5367.4038.7499.52410.29411.41612.12312.75713.38314.39118.28136.34636.21936.37235.86735.56335.25335.81933.1121.09420.57220.08719.72219.0218.88119.86820.47421.39521.79421.8921.55621.6125.12642.96442.54841.940.90539.91938.95537.87736.78535.50435.02634.85634.01533.18232.27231.72931.259
Sebastian Vettel3.373.8034.8614.9255.3495.7325.8696.1246.4426.5756.6877.0797.3287.6918.0398.0368.2178.518.89412.53631.12231.96829.08815.22214.68714.93214.31713.66214.87415.615.78216.49816.62519.86631.08830.92831.4531.84431.8531.67531.59531.39530.88830.35929.91429.229.411
Nico Rosberg6.2948.5249.73411.05614.32915.58816.64817.78118.67119.70820.75721.59822.5226.96146.24946.48346.10546.02645.94645.2844.43145.23441.77427.63127.49426.5825.92324.82424.24724.93325.16125.93826.52125.99425.40925.27226.02430.08747.74546.64345.84144.67443.44241.90840.31739.65139.50438.4837.65637.35236.18435.3533.55
Kimi Raikkonen3.8135.3676.5787.3948.3439.1479.99710.90511.7412.43612.96613.69214.00414.95815.45115.22520.51738.63438.7138.38338.03537.76234.41621.72221.31920.90820.32619.80319.43120.74521.54822.5622.86623.0823.02223.71525.61927.97327.93227.88427.78128.01127.50127.51427.60727.35527.84328.40228.31929.00929.69130.37330.881
Kamui Kobayashi4.4145.9297.2578.179.15410.39211.6613.17614.3615.35616.30617.28118.02219.14720.17521.28822.95723.92625.27429.82748.85248.88446.03332.89234.07333.89633.73833.39433.39234.27434.95835.85236.94537.18937.44737.86938.86539.44739.138.9839.03738.97538.42838.72839.34639.11441.1341.32241.33242.00842.61743.4543.898
Paul di Resta5.1736.738.1468.9599.97111.71912.92614.36615.53416.73318.73119.95220.96421.8822.66623.07223.85824.47525.83227.1830.61748.42945.49332.19531.94131.71631.61131.14731.13131.79932.43133.26633.99134.20134.27334.4234.78134.99235.25435.37135.4335.63335.19935.26735.27735.07936.49836.99737.25538.49338.93339.87941.057
Fernando Alonso4.0094.485.3296.1576.7937.4427.9128.2418.4878.7428.9069.0449.2039.499.4489.5019.3819.5619.87513.47531.45432.41129.76215.59614.9615.58815.01714.18414.12514.53514.55214.77214.91214.66114.39714.41514.37814.07113.80713.49913.27413.32512.57211.99511.72412.12612.76413.33114.26415.77617.53319.24320.594
Mark Webber7.3649.43310.93712.01413.40214.18714.64315.19616.11817.13118.12618.86819.920.59421.16421.65922.03522.53322.89823.29826.87645.88142.93529.29928.9828.5628.06827.38827.06227.64228.36929.06129.57729.89830.19730.45331.17732.43632.63432.89633.1233.26832.80432.8233.08832.91133.86334.2835.52343.63576.504
Sergio Perez6.4017.4658.6379.24310.33311.23511.25612.16613.15913.41413.52214.54814.75915.3915.96715.74216.01116.0816.07415.9515.75415.83212.83000004.98723.97624.02224.10624.46623.56423.39223.97923.28221.9120.37718.74917.19215.79914.9313.22312.38711.23310.5729.4778.4167.3186.6725.8334.356
Bruno Senna5.6017.0638.89411.311.81812.52713.1916.01917.01418.11419.24320.77921.78322.723.43424.20625.08325.88327.42428.5829.62530.88431.17824.21443.75943.62543.40442.84742.79543.56644.2845.1345.7445.97446.10646.32846.65746.77346.92247.45947.8447.49746.71446.35846.4745.88846.15846.03846.446.74246.96647.28148.144
Daniel Ricciardo6.8679.08410.49512.61714.64316.07417.21518.61619.91120.94922.03822.87523.8524.88525.9226.28127.26228.02328.71229.32630.61533.41931.67622.7141.88842.00842.12841.59541.41142.142.65643.14543.44143.59343.36743.27143.2443.9343.99944.47144.44944.28644.50844.09143.67642.8743.37843.69743.56744.03244.65945.27550.316
Jerome dAmbrosio8.02110.62312.79714.33515.51917.05618.78821.08422.58424.03725.34726.54427.73330.76132.02433.13735.11236.93939.69541.95143.09444.48943.94631.9533.73139.79945.33363.85764.14865.10265.81766.96268.66869.44370.89872.05172.58973.15573.20173.26874.23574.04173.36172.91373.04572.973.58773.78473.47173.69875.77776.02775.861
Jean-Eric Vergne8.79511.25513.69915.23117.13718.8520.59922.744
Heikki Kovalainen8.51311.79614.95116.96118.89921.24523.35725.02827.05928.85330.49332.32833.82935.95337.37839.21644.42764.38165.54967.11968.06968.96466.8354.49755.43256.10157.04457.73958.74660.59762.40164.14166.17267.24468.46369.89871.58873.74378.55597.30898.16198.80499.1799.658102.63102.602103.561104.43105.14107.148108.552110.138
Vitaly Petrov10.00613.43515.93518.3420.28722.52924.22626.63928.74330.55632.30734.30236.03538.28639.82541.46243.17845.15551.10670.65471.52272.36370.10557.65358.52259.01959.75460.34961.2362.92364.68666.29868.03268.90770.34371.77373.6375.28476.71581.195100.191100.515100.048102.797103.517103.156104.255105.08105.498107.49108.932110.337
Timo Glock10.46114.08516.82119.17521.57124.31729.67757.4460.05361.83664.44866.56868.77571.08372.88274.5176.17878.12679.7981.24682.86684.33382.5570.92472.66574.41976.3678.16379.97882.99486.05893.027117.211118.317121.843123.193125.576126.611127.494129.626131.323132.255134.849137.134139.217140.896142.945143.904144.523145.682147.034148.651
Charles Pic11.07814.64217.82420.47422.76825.3127.51429.70132.134.17736.37438.48740.62742.79144.6747.03149.45155.24476.53177.60878.6279.60177.63765.63466.91868.00469.31470.49672.03574.23576.18878.17880.26581.55586.387105.792106.491106.863107.499108.953109.618110.246110.438110.779111.471111.891113.367114.353114.811115.914117.247121.258
Narain Karthikeyan11.56115.42519.1322.04124.71727.84330.53533.35935.99938.69741.66344.85147.61550.70453.5756.38559.34362.2464.81968.11270.71774.64877.50195.49197.07798.128100.47103.21107.52111.421115.448118.316121.341123.629126.109128.813131.263133.945136.507140.195142.127145.017146.839148.513150.632152.68155.841158.287160.982165.049171.419175.551
Pastor Maldonado9.5112.54616.43617.89919.28421.49322.30224.01625.1726.28927.12128.39932.59152.1352.03851.75251.95751.83950.93850.75650.24950.45647.40134.25834.82835.24535.4235.36235.52636.46137.31838.41839.24539.57243.05359.55558.74757.83656.72355.42254.56653.87553.3152.89152.01750.91250.68649.8649.07248.72648.15148.66148.682
Pedro de la Rosa11.96616.24819.89722.78625.629.06531.99634.96437.91640.60143.49347.44650.95154.7357.96261.7264.98868.30171.15574.43877.56784.254103.40492.79195.10196.56198.822100.604104.413107.763111.165116.183118.796122.427125.016126.835128.678131.466134.522136.806139.478141.76143.983145.71147.59149.187151.564153.412154.896156.838158.608160.683
Nico Hulkenberg9.21612.15314.39315.81117.55619.25420.70823.5224.37525.25326.21527.41128.23929.77230.67831.19631.89532.33632.78533.30333.93235.16633.26521.58222.97523.77828.01746.75946.9847.69248.13648.95849.70749.83449.85549.91350.10249.89550.07349.92250.35350.47849.86749.75349.47948.6348.65548.66648.18661.252

The Ferrari drivers had dropped well off the pace by the end of the race. Particularly Felipe Massa, who was rapidly falling back into the clutches of Kimi Raikkonen and the two-stopping Mercedes.

Michael Schumacher took almost three seconds out of Massa on the last lap and Nico Rosberg was 4.2 seconds faster.

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14 comments on “2012 Italian Grand Prix lap charts”

  1. surprised mecedes made a 2 stop work alright. can’t remember seeing their 2nd stops on tv which made me very confused as to why they were so fast.

    It looks like the ferraris stopped too early. perhaps they were covering others.

    1. Massa made his stop ‘blind’ – the team had no telemetry, so he called the stop. I suspect Vettel pitted in reaction to that and Alonso came in at the same time pre-empting that Vettel would do so.

      1. Alonso also had to pit early, otherwise Schumacher would have overtook him as he pitted even earlier due to the two-stop strategy. He was closest to Michael out of the frontrunners at that time, so he had to react first – but I admit that does not explain why Massa pitted one lap even earlier. I thought the early stop would compromise Alonso’s race, but in the end it did not.

        Apart from the overtakings, sudden retirements, Alonso’s masterful opening laps, overall pace and Perez’s surge it was a classic strategy battle. It was a good race.

  2. McLaren’s job was made far easier when Massa, Vettel and Alonso came out of their first stops in traffic. It meant they didn’t get the time advantage of fresh tyres, so McLaren could delay their stops, making a 1 stop less marginal

  3. Note how Hamilton was able to pull sharply away from the ferraris after checo broke through them. Suggests he had a lot of pace in hand over the ferraris.

    1. Massa highlighted the issue Ferrari had (at least on his car, but that was also bc. he stopped early thanks to lack of telemetry to guide them I guess), namely tyre degradation. Possibly Alonso suffered less from it, but I think both indicated their wear was quite high @dmw; HAM did suggest he had pace in hand, and it does seem likely.

    2. I think that’s an indication of the Ferrari’s slowing down, not him speeding up.

      It’s just amazing how, once Sergio got the clean air, he just went. Just fantastic stuff, I swear he’s a future world champion.

  4. Did anyone notice that Perez was the only driver to improve against the leader in the last phase of the race, lap 37 onwards (with the exception of the two Mercs and Pastor). Why? It’s just such a dramatic and consistant performance advantage over the rest of the field.

    1. I think (not having looked at the tyre strategies) he was the only frontrunner on a counter strategy ie. hard-soft. The still astonishing sauber tyre preservation and sheer pace and fight of checo made it work…. But I wonder who else could have been racing him for position had they been on the same strategy.

      1. Good point @newdecade, perhaps Alonso should have tried that too once he knew a good lap in Q3 wasn’t likely (though he might not have had those great first 10-12 laps then), could have stopped later and not had degradation at the end as he had now.

  5. Sauber has really good race pace. Force India on the other hand have a slower race pace, quite opposite to what they were in the past

  6. I can’t understand Kimi’s strategy. His first stop was right in the window for 2 stopping which meant he had to do 36 laps on those hard tyres, more than any other driver and was very lucky not to have been taken by Schumacher at the end. It seemed like he was matching the pace of the leaders when he got some clear air when Schumacher made his first pitstop. Maybe they were trying to cover him off but that didn’t work and then decided after to switch to a one stop.

    1. It kept him in front of the Mercs, and they couldn’t have predicted the Ferrari’s drop off. So I think it worked well for him.

  7. HRT look much more in touch with Marussia, or rather Glock. Either Glock had a terrible race (which I’m inclined to think, considering Pic finished ahead of him) or they had a genuinely decent race. Caterham look lonely as usual.

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