Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Suzuka, 2012

2012 Japanese Grand Prix lap charts

2012 Japanese Grand Prix

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Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Suzuka, 2012Felipe Massa’s run to second place showed that the much-maligned Ferrari F2012 had strong race pace.

He was able to stay out longer than Kamui Kobayashi and Jenson Button during the first stint and move up to second place.

Kobayashi dropped back around half-distance when his tyres started to go off leaving Massa to claim his first podium finish since the 2010 Korean Grand Prix.

Japanese 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 Vettel111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
Mark Webber22222222222222119191918171716161514119999999101212121212111111101099999999999999999
Kamui Kobayashi322222222222222763333333333333345544333333333333333333
Romain Grosjean4122020191818192222222222222120201919161615161818181717171716161616161514141414141515151515151515151515
Sergio Perez5667776666666544987
Fernando Alonso6
Kimi Raikkonen7555555555555611986555555555555698876666666666666666666
Jenson Button833333333333348874444444444444433333444444444444444444
Lewis Hamilton977666777777775337666666666666557755555555555555555555
Felipe Massa1044444444444433222222222222222222222222222222222222222
Paul di Resta111514141313131313131313131417171716151211111111111111111111111112141413121212121212121212121212121212121212
Pastor Maldonado12999999999999965412988888888888874498888888888888888888
Nico Rosberg13
Daniel Ricciardo14101010101010101010101010107655131010101010101099999866611111010101010101010101010101010101010
Nico Hulkenberg1588888888888881312109877777777777769987777777777777777777
Bruno Senna162121212019191817161616151514141417171414131515151515141414141414131316151515151514141414141414141414141414
Heikki Kovalainen171312111111111111111111111191011101015151413131314141515151515151515141616161616161616161616161616161615
Timo Glock1811111214151515151515151616151516151411121717161616161616161717171717171717171717171717171717171717171716
Jean-Eric Vergne191413131212121212121212121210111211121717161414141313131313131313121212131313131313131313131313131313131313
Pedro de la Rosa2017161616161616161717171818181818202221212121202020202020202020191919191919191919191919191919191919191918
Charles Pic2118171921212122212121212121222221212019181818171717181818181819212020202020
Vitaly Petrov2219181717171717181818191919191919181818191919191919191919191918181818181818181818181818181818181818181817
Michael Schumacher2316151515141414141414141413121313131613131212121212121010101010101010991111111111111111111111111111111111
Narain Karthikeyan242019181820202020202020202020212222212020202021212121212121212120

Japanese 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 Vettel00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Mark Webber55.8727.628.37129.79730.89532.6534.88336.86338.79241.21244.51246.97448.28849.11250.30150.35448.88333.09834.13734.74835.58936.92938.05838.92139.98843.06960.31360.99661.55562.67363.08164.26565.23766.05566.13565.84564.60347.75249.13650.11950.66250.90551.44652.0952.42353.4653.55953.46453.6353.81653.85455.34854.675
Kamui Kobayashi1.5821.3911.9162.7833.0093.5784.1664.795.456.2316.8527.4867.92210.09828.74230.06829.48312.36912.46612.40312.64813.19213.34513.59614.59315.41916.72518.25919.28120.64323.82740.60140.7640.73240.57139.91638.37821.04922.15422.33722.69923.11423.71324.03924.3925.65625.2424.86224.88824.85824.44725.35224.538
Romain Grosjean13.5569.82816.01420.04423.36825.37731.34559.37961.04262.52363.63864.34164.98965.50766.95366.61967.11352.73256.71657.79959.63765.09381.92781.70983.7883.51483.42783.58684.8184.65584.00684.32286.66188.93990.75590.30788.43871.63373.50275.09977.51679.23381.29982.85284.94188.30590.19692.31695.395101.58111.121
Sergio Perez6.9293.0255.8327.8078.9059.73510.17610.8911.68112.34113.49615.02116.82917.27322.52841.1838.35421.196
Fernando Alonso
Kimi Raikkonen6.3852.8964.3375.2485.8076.6957.6718.79710.16711.41112.67714.52318.29938.13538.58138.4136.35719.66520.38720.60821.40822.64423.28623.89324.84725.76226.73827.75428.70132.0448.23850.18551.11851.71151.93751.8750.64333.98535.97736.68137.46638.2339.24940.41441.75943.24844.07545.17746.10147.01547.86650.30850.424
Jenson Button3.9941.8712.7113.4864.1574.6455.4296.3877.3248.1558.9249.85911.99227.92929.21930.54731.59814.11614.78415.02315.63216.67117.3217.94219.0819.56719.98520.99921.74322.61923.15124.17224.64225.65728.02644.40942.16824.98725.90225.89925.78425.86325.9625.83926.12427.1927.06426.73926.54126.14425.57726.42125.098
Lewis Hamilton7.873.4395.5457.4318.17810.29411.73613.38514.6215.73316.87317.80418.77619.15121.32722.74237.49720.45420.88421.62323.11725.12726.5327.61328.6128.84629.3330.09130.59131.16532.35848.91549.14849.24548.68348.45946.72730.22531.84532.35733.02533.5534.50435.55936.44437.87338.78339.89740.7441.9442.845.29646.49
Felipe Massa5.532.3683.24.174.765.3756.167.1728.1288.9429.88610.72911.51311.45211.24311.15610.81410.0929.819.5559.36810.17510.16510.11610.18810.1210.68211.41612.3612.74213.71414.58615.46516.05217.17220.08835.25417.73818.56318.32718.35918.29518.54518.94219.3419.99319.82819.51919.49519.36919.320.92420.639
Paul di Resta16.646.56710.51814.69316.18218.15720.79323.37526.40729.19831.42433.84938.04555.8956.99957.93656.85241.14242.77944.03245.26747.01848.27749.71151.25552.68855.87657.6959.11560.31361.14465.50385.3584.98284.55284.1181.80364.75466.32167.13968.04368.94370.22971.68873.1774.9176.276.5177.5878.71779.68382.36183.46
Pastor Maldonado9.4784.377.4369.66211.31412.75314.33515.99717.77519.54921.14822.51324.14525.01226.22828.63845.25131.34131.92631.67631.75832.91233.50834.00434.98935.46836.33436.50236.43336.64536.24136.68938.8756.08156.26755.69753.42836.74238.80839.82540.64841.58142.59243.61544.51145.81846.42347.22348.36749.31550.05652.32652.364
Nico Rosberg
Daniel Ricciardo10.7524.5967.91610.84812.14113.46115.04416.69318.42120.07922.02923.57225.34226.69528.33929.71333.2435.58436.57936.83837.26538.04938.51839.59140.47241.41241.92442.93843.37843.91744.31945.82847.02950.22968.88468.42466.91450.66252.37353.50155.42556.06156.7857.81458.91160.97461.75562.67663.77364.20864.66667.15366.919
Nico Hulkenberg8.5823.7786.5138.5479.71210.59812.18513.99415.39916.60217.86518.82721.62239.34141.35542.18739.74622.89223.18123.76624.61926.18527.29128.21529.31530.03830.9232.08433.18334.10136.1954.39355.0154.99854.76154.21352.25935.37236.90837.78438.55939.54240.50341.64342.78944.26145.18246.03647.1448.2849.09551.30351.159
Bruno Senna26.01310.56316.14921.11524.26526.28329.71132.58435.33437.22538.60940.53441.89442.98144.48847.76164.86148.50449.05649.30251.84164.07364.45565.32366.53768.6669.77370.62271.14571.59571.17971.79472.74776.04192.3392.95490.05372.11573.88275.33176.43876.18976.18575.87676.26276.83777.40578.5679.9181.17582.80786.67188.709
Heikki Kovalainen14.0255.619.02112.13614.57316.9719.51922.31725.19327.77430.27532.52534.63136.71539.60243.15343.44231.5453.15254.70156.40758.9560.77662.84165.89368.24572.12174.38876.52278.53280.23682.87986.22188.38590.38193.75993.90279.53683.36986.391.282113.633117.852119.656125.119128.11129.844131.412133.08134.723135.857138.126
Timo Glock12.8055.46610.14315.48919.33722.35825.28328.73531.88334.8637.57340.99444.44847.22250.00952.95953.18939.29342.36747.67867.03569.50971.54673.74575.85977.52179.53582.10884.47687.5989.27791.85894.72297.041100.384102.613103.03688.45492.56897.685119.397122.549125.816127.714129.738132.301133.943135.474137.332140.931142.849146.663
Jean-Eric Vergne16.0466.26310.29213.1515.29717.65720.12323.02525.9528.49730.96133.3235.39737.87841.23644.21144.73134.40557.51458.03959.83360.40761.2763.04463.45863.52664.08564.61964.7265.25665.44666.58167.31167.88370.3187.76185.34167.90968.81268.95169.19369.6670.68672.09173.95175.74576.89478.09879.40580.66182.49786.39288.645
Pedro de la Rosa19.0287.85212.5516.88620.52924.17927.8331.76536.35740.21344.07348.3852.63956.95660.74164.27570.23978.39880.90483.17585.41188.47990.8193.25896.00199.705102.726106.112109.106113.467116.444120.646125.834129.468133.606140.146159.133144.168149.544154.118157.436160.559163.528166.209169.773176.527179.53181.809184.668186.999189.209193.373
Charles Pic20.0128.37315.81922.35126.55330.7436.85740.76544.72448.62552.27555.93959.67666.1784.74685.2484.43268.79970.69172.24174.29677.0678.78280.85283.43286.9689.86793.18896.899102.361109.405152.294158.995160.995163.149166.574172.663
Vitaly Petrov21.7968.47113.6917.46821.09324.67228.27833.08437.11340.62445.55349.10353.24557.31461.37964.44565.67151.98759.36778.74581.17984.37486.7388.88791.32893.03595.43198.059101.671104.262107.122109.986112.501114.716118.768121.037121.841107.582112.196117.164123.24131.734153.094155.023159.978162.431163.559167.045180.227181.731183.352187.384
Michael Schumacher17.9736.93911.08515.56217.78920.16922.50225.19527.74730.36832.73234.58737.00938.95642.14944.49147.6447.40547.92448.04848.45249.56750.09450.55151.7785353.9265555.36955.56255.45756.67857.55359.04259.90862.41576.21958.87159.90659.8959.93259.98859.77159.65360.1961.44562.00463.00264.08264.85164.99767.50767.769
Narain Karthikeyan22.5589.39815.19219.59525.09329.38433.20438.20242.39446.61150.18154.16158.63562.46468.98491.98692.01277.83980.09782.07284.39787.66492.82995.661100.653104.33107.462112.509115.983119.325123.885129.867

Sergio Perez’s race started to go awry during his first pit stop.

He had been close behind Kimi Raikkonen who lost time in pitting after traffic. But Perez lost a lot of time on his in-lap and was unable to capitalise on Raikkonen’s delay.

Worse, he lost his position he had taken off Lewis Hamilton. He spun into retirement trying to get it back.

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5 comments on “2012 Japanese Grand Prix lap charts”

  1. Interestingly, Button and Hamilton also finished 4th and 5th respectively in 2010. Gap then was 26 seconds, this time 21 seconds.

  2. Looking at this, I must say I’m pretty impressed with Maldonado. In his first and third stint, he was held up big time, but in his second stint his pace was comparable to Massa’s and he caught Hulk, who was 9 seconds clear of him, in about 15 laps. I completely missed that during the race!

    1. @andae23 – Maldonado was impressive towards the end of the race. I wsa fully expecting a banzai move on the Hulk and Kimi within the last two laps – he was in Hulkenburgs DRS zone on at least two occasions. I’m actually quite glad kept his head together and collected his points. This does prove again how fast Malders can be.

  3. No changes in the top 12 from lap 37 to the end of the race, I notice. No wonder it felt dull.

  4. Doesn’t seem to me that the F2012 was threatened at all by either the C31 or the MP4-27. That’s a very promising sign for Ferrari.

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