Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, Korea International Circuit, 2012

2012 Korean Grand Prix lap charts

2012 Korean Grand Prix

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Daniel Ricciardo was holding eighth place in front of his team mate when a braking problem sent him off the track and ultimately cost him the position.

Korean 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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Mark Webber12222222222222332222222222222222455322222222222222222222
Sebastian Vettel21111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
Lewis Hamilton344444444444467544444555556888887666666677810101010101010101010101010
Fernando Alonso43333333333333223333333333333333223533333333333333333333
Kimi Raikkonen56666666666665577766666666555555544455555555555555555555
Felipe Massa65555555555554466555544444444444332244444444444444444444
Romain Grosjean78888888888889131110101098888888777771099888778877777777777777
Nico Hulkenberg877777777777781210999777777776666661010999886666666666666666
Nico Rosberg914
Michael Schumacher1010101010101010101010101013141211111110111010101011111111111111111211111111121212121313131313131313131313131313
Jenson Button11
Sergio Perez1299999999999976456713141413131313131312121212121114131313131313131212121212121212121212111111
Kamui Kobayashi1323222222222222222222222222222222
Paul di Resta14111111111111111111111111108813131312121211121212121214151514141312121212111111111111111111111111111111121212
Pastor Maldonado151313131313131515151515151499888891115151515151515141415151413141414141414141414141414141414141414141414
Jean-Eric Vergne16151414141414131312121212151514141414141313121111101010101010109877779101010109999999998888
Bruno Senna1712121212121212121314141412111515151515151514141414141413131313131515151515151515151515151515151515151515151515
Vitaly Petrov18171717171717171717171717161619181717171717171717171717171717171717161616161616161616161717171717171717161616
Heikki Kovalainen19161616161616161616161616182017161616161616161616161616161616161616171717171717171717171616161616161616171717
Timo Glock20191818181818181818181818171720191918181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818
Daniel Ricciardo211815151515151414141313131110131212121110999999999998781010101099998888888889999
Pedro de la Rosa2221201919191919191919191919191820
Narain Karthikeyan232019202021212121212121212121212120202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020
Charles Pic242221212120202020202020202018161718191919191919191919191919191919191919191919191919191919191919191919191919

The yellow flag shown in the DRS zone from lap two to nine shaped the opening phase of the race as it temporarily neutered the best opportunity for overtaking on the track.

Sergio Perez’s late first pit stop did not help him make up positions. Particularly as his first visit to the pits was one of the slowest of the race, costing him around four seconds.

After his final pit stop he passed Pastor Maldonado, Michael Schumacher and Paul di Resta and was shaping up to attack Hamilton when the race ended.

Korean 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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Mark Webber0.7360.960.9221.3291.2371.381.4731.8862.0421.9862.6883.3893.9498.81619.174.1515.1395.6375.9116.3146.887.4248.1328.3668.8539.3888.978.568.3748.318.31312.82327.81626.37719.0915.3146.8018.0918.5118.1978.6369.0759.529.94310.05910.08110.01710.05810.36210.0479.2978.5648.2226.8678.231
Sebastian Vettel0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Lewis Hamilton2.8943.9034.4964.8794.8915.6076.0076.6777.1427.4928.3599.15913.80528.53723.7269.0389.5679.88411.2112.89515.18616.79818.91220.44422.10528.52145.88446.48147.28547.78948.69149.95851.72251.80545.9233.66637.00440.28142.68645.10645.4150.62465.86665.46265.48365.5466.3966.61766.26666.52766.83368.65273.08176.34379.692
Fernando Alonso2.1662.7172.8773.0863.2063.8554.3084.8755.3145.4865.8956.5856.8426.7296.8757.9998.4378.7749.0769.3769.5669.7789.7979.73710.26110.86910.80210.84610.75910.63410.30310.18110.61114.19123.8759.81511.36812.34112.82712.98213.25513.51513.60314.22214.04514.55615.06514.77114.19713.93613.07112.20612.57313.47813.944
Kimi Raikkonen4.3615.6526.1136.9426.8327.5138.0238.9019.3049.81910.53111.62612.4217.01328.06312.91714.95614.9115.10615.85516.57717.5919.40821.18222.66724.75524.53724.30324.5324.27323.78423.51524.44524.44822.77626.16227.96929.430.0230.36831.01533.58233.74534.17934.5835.05935.45735.54235.37236.29935.75936.05736.43636.01336.739
Felipe Massa3.7324.7225.215.7695.7466.5427.017.7488.3458.7119.34710.75111.49215.9826.96511.63912.05412.4812.44713.37413.19613.37413.21513.16613.40114.46614.14113.7913.46113.03612.44612.26212.61911.97410.16112.77912.82413.99714.42515.214.8214.815.00715.7615.58415.73717.65917.10717.54517.77717.01716.98217.24617.59520.168
Romain Grosjean5.9247.7159.05210.39811.44412.75314.06815.29516.56518.59220.51623.06229.74946.71742.49227.6428.68230.2434.03833.68934.28935.03735.97236.7538.31639.21739.16739.39740.34941.43846.11461.91861.66760.33153.6939.39540.51141.84443.0845.74845.85147.14346.84746.29745.88445.52745.9346.96948.32549.13249.72350.87551.69352.30454.812
Nico Hulkenberg5.2487.158.1929.32210.15211.57313.11314.55715.83417.80419.90622.33829.02146.11541.79126.8228.0429.92230.22331.40832.633.73434.66435.87537.07937.95138.15538.84539.87940.80941.31345.35362.93861.57254.76540.96242.74743.63744.22344.23644.38244.17543.943.943.71243.33343.24543.21443.18643.23743.87943.53243.49342.74645.301
Nico Rosberg
9.957
Michael Schumacher7.0369.51711.21913.23114.8316.98919.07621.18723.04224.80227.15530.30436.60152.96849.11434.73736.86538.1339.86142.32144.28146.43148.57849.61152.15154.22355.35556.7857.79559.07360.38265.59682.32782.10976.77864.03766.27369.72971.68372.5874.78776.71177.9979.26180.86481.05581.64482.4482.55284.05284.96785.84887.37287.9189.241
Jenson Button
Sergio Perez6.418.1579.51210.93912.03113.84915.57817.26318.81820.04621.32323.53226.07926.3322.69410.83514.48522.05244.97147.92948.94550.4851.70453.33355.00256.4385860.4661.60162.75964.165.68572.68589.13481.44566.87867.60969.98272.0173.12375.15774.67874.87975.31474.96574.59474.31774.21473.63774.11674.77376.23377.99478.10580.062
Kamui Kobayashi42.8474.90775.33776.1677.16378.78486.43599.088101.047103.467118.297121.135123.213125.793127.298130.357
Paul di Resta7.59110.20211.92414.00416.00817.91919.87422.09123.81125.70227.74531.13533.19134.13435.17938.08239.95941.56743.13544.79346.83748.60750.99352.46153.99255.69757.42864.05580.61782.00882.40182.46883.28483.01377.21364.72466.80667.52568.17668.11268.18268.21368.268.48268.80569.25170.09870.82171.50373.02574.20575.68579.7581.15884.448
Pastor Maldonado8.36611.55413.85816.22718.34320.52125.17927.61430.09132.60634.5536.437.87639.42236.69423.67326.67429.38733.60436.95644.70762.83164.78267.03169.64672.62675.35777.39679.74181.47684.66986.09488.98188.72684.22772.03574.74777.01978.12879.4780.73981.30582.45884.82686.00287.41488.41589.84290.51991.85992.68393.11194.98294.74494.924
Jean-Eric Vergne10.40312.29914.37516.92319.30521.09423.33825.29726.69827.65128.68731.91338.61657.46553.66639.14941.05742.6845.62747.54548.47549.33949.71850.51150.72651.79352.8653.53554.54654.99155.43555.62156.22655.79549.77836.40338.76345.73364.33464.17664.31164.18364.20164.6364.89365.00465.81465.74165.60965.86366.08266.07967.02567.64469.589
Bruno Senna7.98710.95312.8714.81717.48419.55222.01124.89127.93230.21431.37733.11835.51740.77754.31440.34242.55144.61247.54849.53851.66353.37555.52756.70958.21859.6760.64363.09564.70666.21467.94774.09393.42193.22586.93373.31675.54377.76879.20280.20381.51282.26983.00485.87186.65688.38289.10791.20991.54892.56493.51693.80995.74695.91496.902
Vitaly Petrov11.85316.40618.8721.91225.11228.71232.33535.40237.86140.543.30346.77851.04861.4676.67364.75567.69470.46872.83275.51678.75581.42784.43686.88889.4291.78993.74896.00898.428101.258103.52111.02130.719132.721129.961119.053122.382124.806126.504128.029129.911131.611133.108137.149140.506142.694144.666150.934153.726155.886158.657160.755163.176165.265
Heikki Kovalainen11.08615.01417.54420.64122.63525.05828.14731.13334.17637.17341.10645.58954.90574.67172.3559.4863.65566.54769.24871.84374.65777.32179.99982.43985.26988.46190.39392.45694.78796.99899.647102.622114.791133.625132.118120.414124.028127.192128.958130.084132.034133.248134.314136.523139.771141.495143.556147.646149.953155.213158.109163.536168.156175.985
Timo Glock12.76817.45320.74224.53727.19330.4234.01937.56141.17944.53548.11751.51554.86963.53478.92967.32470.39873.02375.49978.46381.29483.93186.67189.03591.81994.81997.35899.65102.742107.206114.314133.055134.777136.741133.228121.251124.756127.847129.754131.198132.949134.335135.95139.594142.452145.417149.007153.277157.629161.657166.024173.133178.36186.598
Daniel Ricciardo12.00913.32215.01617.56220.03621.85424.44225.94928.38128.90130.02332.37235.00939.80151.82436.61437.92539.03140.35740.67841.76442.44643.08443.57244.62445.70547.26648.26649.16449.9450.60551.57553.16257.45768.11553.73955.00256.29256.28355.58355.4255.04654.86354.90454.71460.39361.64162.20563.35664.42864.85266.75467.83168.88771.787
Pedro de la Rosa13.74119.73523.77928.16132.137.3942.18546.98951.03555.47460.22864.90469.17474.53175.62272.493
Narain Karthikeyan13.15319.11224.85929.86235.38840.66146.33651.38356.4161.16266.9672.2277.41382.5784.05175.48883.62695.504123.32127.618132.115136.028142.836146.73152.648159.175168.37172.609176.779180.376186.551192.256197.864201.277198.007187.132191.638195.891199.243202.724206.764212.248215.834223.497228.609232.985238.073244.514251.676259.022269.37279.046289.15
Charles Pic14.40120.5425.51730.44934.48139.60944.55649.36753.59857.89661.98965.86870.0773.09371.55861.08369.79290.9792.95995.32198.353102.143107.881111.728118.264123.264126.475131.584134.862137.957140.936143.662146.714153.052167.376155.75161.268165.047167.159171.015174.862177.145180.791183.243187.444189.645192.033197.314199.679202.336203.494204.649208.605

Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, Korea International Circuit, 2012Maldonado was one of only two drivers to run a one-stop strategy in the race. It didn’t work out well for him – or his team mate Bruno Senna, who spent his last stint starting at his team mate’s rear wing.

Ricciardo went off the track on lap 46 when his car developed a braking problem which put him off the track.

“I found myself going straight on at turn three and at first I thought it must have been a suspension failure,” he said. “The car suddenly shot to the left and I could not stop it.”

“However, I realised I could keep going, even if every time I braked the car pulled to the left and I was locking the front a lot.”

But the time lost meant he was soon passed by team mate Jean-Eric Vergne. Ricciardo might have fallen victim to Lewis Hamilton too had the McLaren driver not picked up a piece of Astroturf.

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15 comments on “2012 Korean Grand Prix lap charts”

  1. @keithcollantine You have added a mystery driver called ‘9.957’ to the race chart.

    1. From the looks of it he’s either a Red Bull or Williams driver!

        1. FI have a third driver? Luca di Montezuma must be fuming!

    2. There’s no data for him – must be a first lap nutcase!

  2. It’s quite obvious, but I’m surprised it hasn’t been pointed out anywhere. Every driver, starting on the “even” side of the grid up until Di Resta in P14 made up at least one position in the first lap (with the exception of Schumacher), while the “odd” side lost out. As Brundle criticized during the race, the pole position was on the wrong side of the grid.

    1. Exactly. Pole Position was clearly on the wrong side of the track.

  3. “Daniel Ricciardo was holding eighth place in front of his team mate when a braking problem sent him off the track and ultimately cost him the position.”
    I hardly agree with that. Maybe Ricciardo locked the brakes, and he did lose time there but it was great drive by Vergne that cost him the position. Vergne was a better driver today in my view. He was fighting very hard throughout the race and it wasn’t an accident that got him past his teammate.

    1. @toxic Are you saying there was no mechanical issue and that Ricciardo and his team are lying? Do you not accept that the braking problem sent Ricciardo straight on at turn 3 on lap 45, costing him 5 and a half seconds on that lap (when he ultimately finished a little over 2 seconds behind JEV)? Are you unable to read the lap chart above, and see that immediately prior to the problem striking, Ricciardo was more than 10 seconds ahead of his teammate, and lapping quicker?

      1. Well I admit that it wasn’t problem free race from Ricciardo but I wouldn’t take anything away from Vergne.
        I never believe in problems coming from nothing. I think that his problems came from his driving, maybe he cut some corner to much, maybe he overheated the brakes… who knows. It’s always driver+car combination. They were both on different tyre strategies throughout the race and Vergne finish ahead, fighting with such names as Hamilton or Schumacher. This has definately affected his lap times and he managed to end up on top. I didn’t try to offend here anyone I am just giving much more credit to Vergne’s result.

        1. The Toro Rosso seems to now be a decent race car, Ricciardo has finished in the points each race since summer break hasn’t he? Apart from when his car ran out of fuel on the last lap at Monza. And another double points finish for the team. I hope next year they have a better car! But it looks like Ricciardo is emerging as the better driver, not just faster in quali.

        2. Keep in mind that Ricciardo started 21st with the gearbox penalty compared to Vergne’s 16th. I think Vergne drove very well in Korea, and I am glad that he did as he has fallen off the radar quite a bit. But I wouldn’t necessarily say that Vergne’s race was better than Ricciardo’s.

          Ricciardo was, in the end, 10 seconds faster outright in their last stints, with Vergne having to pass Perez and Schumacher on the way in the 2nd stint. Ricciardo lost a lot of time with the brake issue which ultimately lead to him finishing 9th. Without the problem, Ricciardo would have finished closer to Grosjean in 7th than he would Vergne in 9th.

          Vergen did lose some time getting passed Schumacher and Perez, and the two drivers were quite evenly matched in the race, but I think ultimately Ricciardo did a better job with his car. I’m not sure how much Ricciardo contributed to his problem as it seems to be a unique problem that has not surfaced before.

          Vergne did lose some time getting passed Schumacher and Perez, and they were on different strategies, but I think of the two, Ricciardo was the faster driver

        3. They both drove well, though not even a brake issue hides the fact Ricciardo was the stronger. He went further on less durable tyres (stint 1), passed JEV in first stops, pulled away during stint 2 on same compound, and was maintaining gap while teammate was on faster/younger tyres during final stint.

          I agree with your opinion that Vergne drove well. However had it not been for a fuel issue in final corner at Monza and this brake problem…it would be five straight points finishes for Ricciardo. Impressive whatever spin you put on it.

  4. Glock had a good race/Caterham had a bad race!

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