Mark Webber, Red Bull, Buddh International Circuit, 2012

2012 Indian Grand Prix lap charts

2012 Indian Grand Prix

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Mark Webber wasn’t the only driver to lose time and places because of a KERS failure – Heikki Kovalainen did too.

Indian 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 Vettel1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
Mark Webber2222222222222222222222222222222332222222222222223333333333333
Lewis Hamilton3555554444444444444444444444443224444444444444444444444444444
Jenson Button4333445555555555555555555599866666665555555555555555555555555
Fernando Alonso5444333333333333333333333333334443333333333333332222222222222
Felipe Massa6666666666666666666666666655577777777666666666666666666666666
Kimi Raikkonen7777777777777777777777777766988888888777777777777777777777777
Sergio Perez888888888888889161615152123
Pastor Maldonado91111111111111111111111111111101212121212121212121211111312192222191919191919191918181817171717171716161616161616161616
Nico Rosberg101010101010101010101010101010999999991010101010111010101010101010101010101010101010101010101011111111111111111111
Romain Grosjean111212121212121212121212121212111010101010101099988755555556999999999999999999999999
Nico Hulkenberg12999999999999988888888888877699999999888888888888888888888888
Bruno Senna13131313131313131313131313131312111111111111111111111214141312121212121211111111111111111111111111111110101010101010101010
Michael Schumacher1424242424242424242424242424242424242424242323232323232222222221192021212121212121212020202020202020191918181818
Daniel Ricciardo15151515151515151515151515151514141414141414141414141415181716161514141414131313131313131313131313131313131313131313131313
Paul di Resta16141414141414141414141414141413131313131313131313131312101514141313131313121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212
Kamui Kobayashi17161616161616161616161616161615151616151515151515151513121111111111111112141414141414141414141414141414141414141414141414
Jean-Eric Vergne182323232323232323232323222221212121212019191919191919191918171716151717171717171717161616161616161515151515151515151515
Vitaly Petrov192020201919191919191918181818181818181717171717171717171616151517171616161616161515151515151515151617171717171717171717
Heikki Kovalainen201817171717171717171717171717171717171616161616161616161514131314161515151515151616171718181818181818181919191918181818
Timo Glock2121212121212121212020202020202020202019202020202020202020191818212120202020202020202121212121212121212121212121202020
Pedro de la Rosa22171819202020202021212121212222222222222121212121212121212121202022222222222222222222
Narain Karthikeyan2322222222222222222222222323232323232323222222222222222323232323232323232323232323232322222222222222222222222222212121
Charles Pic241919181818181818181819191919191919191818181818181818181720201918181818181818181819191919191919191920202020202019191919

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Buddh International Circuit, 2012Mark Webber lost second place after suffering a KERS glitch on his car. The damage it did to his car’s performance can be seen from around lap 45 on the graph below.

“It?s maybe hard for people watching to know what it affects on the car,” he said. “It’s power on the straight obviously, but also managing brake balances and those sort of things.”

“The guys were trying to help me get the KERS to recover and were talking with me on the radio. In addition, when you have a one-stop race, it?s always a chance you have a front-right lock up.

“As the fronts are very important you need to look after them which can affect the rhythm a little bit, but I tried to stay as cool as possible.”

After being passed by Fernando Alonso, Webber came under pressure from Lewis Hamilton, but had enough to hold the Mclaren driver off until the end.

Another driver struggling with a KERS problem was Heikki Kovalainen. “I had a good stop but about two thirds of the way through the race I had a KERS problem which meant I had to let Vitaly [Petrov] pass,” he said.

Indian 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 Vettel000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Mark Webber1.2731.6892.1412.2752.4862.3732.7172.7673.0823.0733.4313.6483.633.6043.6963.8244.284.474.7515.2065.4557.1388.4048.9979.5310.10510.25610.68211.27614.62830.26130.3328.16911.83811.81312.04112.44911.88411.46611.14711.09510.93310.42810.28110.17611.02910.97613.08713.14213.91114.10213.8513.99213.65913.78314.03513.6113.03812.37513.217
Lewis Hamilton4.3795.9076.3427.6698.3138.8599.56610.16810.77311.08812.42513.01213.72614.79515.73716.12616.49117.0617.71119.06718.95319.83420.5921.00921.03822.12722.1722.03921.3621.37219.83322.80937.67720.55220.66921.44221.10120.05919.91519.3719.36719.42918.96818.73418.41317.95417.17917.35417.1116.96416.71616.00915.55715.44915.39715.48514.88814.07613.5213.909
Jenson Button2.9684.1744.7196.9297.7059.72510.61811.53812.48613.27814.36115.26316.00716.79417.76118.43718.96519.6420.48821.2121.44722.75623.91124.88627.84546.02846.5347.08246.96847.17745.74946.30445.14929.01930.08730.59530.72930.53930.41529.99930.44230.75930.95430.72130.40830.30229.63129.5929.34229.2830.00428.83427.88927.09427.04927.09726.82726.52326.78626.266
Fernando Alonso3.5855.025.4476.0926.3776.1896.4166.8417.3647.4257.928.1468.2618.2568.5228.7778.8918.9129.2089.2098.7579.4710.23410.9711.29911.97212.20213.00115.55632.81231.10231.08728.98212.69812.89413.47413.41213.01312.70712.83913.15113.17912.7312.20911.94112.03911.93811.97211.36211.26511.12410.2539.8979.5819.89110.88310.63810.259.539.437
Felipe Massa4.8816.5367.3418.439.22910.29911.28412.11313.34714.02715.09716.22116.98418.02218.97519.53820.44320.95421.79622.59423.63624.94926.26327.45328.68230.53232.01535.41553.45453.79552.39352.44350.80334.73135.55236.34736.57536.736.66936.97237.62938.44138.19538.16138.76639.34740.50641.84142.17842.81243.20142.75142.84542.82943.39944.19544.28944.02843.61944.674
Kimi Raikkonen5.5067.3488.2449.33810.14410.89312.01412.87814.05414.77815.93316.90417.93518.9319.78120.55321.26522.11722.72823.5524.21325.78626.90328.22829.32231.10434.87951.95753.97954.60453.00953.35551.5135.27536.14837.06137.36737.59137.4937.70538.48739.10638.98738.86839.51440.05641.53642.37643.06943.50544.18643.88443.83543.52144.11744.76144.93244.62344.30845.227
Sergio Perez6.1068.4099.70211.18112.55813.63815.00215.9817.18918.12919.72622.06124.1429.20247.05147.93548.71150.79983.722111.33
Pastor Maldonado7.74310.89913.45315.26316.85418.46720.10922.06923.44224.54726.21527.53929.17930.79432.68936.14737.26738.31339.90141.06941.3543.18244.8847.40248.84851.09253.95373.34975.89112.707139.912140.767139.368122.816123.494123.914124.311124.42124.553125.527126.064126.414126.698127.232128.512133.075134.076136.271138.003138.61139.367140.465141.732144.337146.32147.822148.342149.789150.411
Nico Rosberg7.34710.25112.45714.52616.09117.4119.0482122.56123.73425.33126.78228.32129.73431.17132.49933.66434.90936.07637.30338.46840.73843.40145.6547.24149.47352.3771.45672.53874.06373.76774.65973.77359.11260.70362.3763.69464.91765.54666.26467.28767.96668.12668.41469.28470.43270.74371.79473.06974.28376.57476.78977.62878.11579.14680.11680.26680.28480.08481.694
Romain Grosjean8.21711.31914.15115.76617.42319.23320.56922.75824.01625.33426.80228.1829.8331.3932.75734.35135.25135.84536.89238.00839.06941.35742.04842.72943.23744.40644.79345.04544.95545.45344.31845.44244.53328.10529.21432.08548.8248.16647.33347.40847.67447.75347.56447.61148.38149.18749.36350.35450.3850.92152.51852.83152.75453.60554.20255.15155.155.15655.20256.103
Nico Hulkenberg6.8879.17110.80812.12213.78414.93916.17817.43818.39519.44220.5822.65824.81325.41526.25726.99127.66828.329.60130.49730.85832.29733.57234.74635.95337.59238.942.38260.85461.90960.80261.39759.49242.69743.46344.19244.79344.70244.74944.88445.64446.14746.32946.8547.70648.5348.76649.50949.62150.24251.96451.98852.21852.85753.57954.45254.49654.58554.49154.998
Bruno Senna9.05412.13215.08516.73118.32819.66921.39323.44924.91326.10427.71529.02130.50632.05633.46735.39936.16136.88937.88739.00139.83442.19644.09946.42248.0152.78771.67474.33276.2378.84278.64379.91179.12462.95564.54165.68666.17767.20366.99567.58368.47468.86169.17869.33470.10971.25571.67772.6573.96675.05175.66475.63476.52476.4976.70176.95776.51775.86975.26774.975
Michael Schumacher57.78980.84882.69584.94386.95988.67290.70594.25196.97198.477101.867103.763105.469112.653114.594116.057117.439118.986120.648123.728124.517126.137127.812129.246130.522132.27133.111134.073134.682135.904135.264139.025140.382141.974142.656143.669144.762145.252145.537145.992148.973150.433150.336150.267150.493150.63150.519151.076151.843152.4153.027152.235151.71151.582159.112
Daniel Ricciardo10.23414.0917.04919.50721.69724.03226.28828.42730.48732.39534.68536.76138.85241.14143.35845.71747.8950.47953.90755.7857.26859.91362.59164.7266.46868.60772.55693.52194.29995.66994.85895.39394.11577.70678.53279.39279.66879.68480.08679.96980.63681.21481.33781.08981.50682.16681.85582.64882.72383.37783.66583.74183.82484.03384.52485.08884.95584.70684.5686.064
Paul di Resta9.50712.8815.82517.88419.99621.57223.51825.28727.07628.60330.56632.62134.49135.9537.62839.3741.04742.56944.47346.2947.42849.23251.17952.86354.85956.72758.48862.36783.34485.03985.02685.39384.26868.53569.67871.06472.76373.18973.77674.45776.01376.76477.02477.12877.72478.40278.31479.33480.20180.78581.23481.1381.17681.39382.03182.41382.55482.982.29482.815
Kamui Kobayashi10.92114.62317.84820.29422.89225.20827.70829.60331.67133.57435.85737.99740.02242.19744.51647.04550.45853.00755.65857.26458.24760.48563.10565.37667.09269.21970.9872.73975.28578.1177.9378.94277.74562.06264.12269.28387.81787.386.5586.24286.64286.97886.45186.11785.96186.00585.43585.77885.33786.00585.76385.2385.35585.14385.50986.03485.75385.30785.34586.495
Jean-Eric Vergne23.10446.35547.95149.450.4551.44753.10154.31955.59556.92459.04461.08363.94866.02967.89669.8271.46173.21775.98577.41278.58180.44982.3784.30686.07488.26690.39594.60495.98598.41398.809100.639102.982107.424109.33112.574114.835116.094116.87118.083119.692120.655123.775125.975127.988130.013133.453135.663136.054137.532138.647139.897140.993141.776145.749147.206147.816149.423149.822
Vitaly Petrov13.06318.15323.02125.99528.78231.28634.09436.37338.78541.64343.86146.01848.50150.96153.58155.86358.07460.36463.64565.74767.62570.47973.07475.41877.54380.51382.87985.15187.63390.22892.926113.23112.79798.042100.588105.437107.663109.741113.162114.578117.268119.689123.304125.03127.078129.081131.055135.037137.645141.231144.942146.895148.803150.534152.711155.747157.571158.978160.456
Heikki Kovalainen12.05415.74318.76521.41724.21526.70129.41131.74834.05636.32138.98541.38943.94546.46449.0951.28753.62555.81658.76960.61862.09764.78967.25469.91772.49675.22577.12779.78181.46483.86184.47189.699110.91896.53998.977101.96106.325108.362112.363115.731118.707123.383126.028131.964134.785137.306142.517145.632147.787149.99152.388154.589156.238157.748160.079162.455163.668167.359169.127
Timo Glock13.93818.82223.6627.98731.72635.22839.2543.01745.97848.73851.77254.56157.40160.26363.17365.98668.78271.61375.29778.93781.0584.26887.39890.28893.83596.92799.511103.238105.784108.625111.266140.247141.796129.107131.747134.483137.756140.876143.13145.4148.55152.37154.602157.133159.667164.284166.664170.865174.952178.877182.77185.14187.563191.236196.3198.986201.198203.217
Pedro de la Rosa11.6517.43222.68927.3831.15134.71238.64542.43247.5451.7355.65559.77963.56768.40272.00375.49279.12382.71786.56590.20994.57998.474104.452108.231112.915117.368120.967124.654128.281131.928133.58139.652160.519146.563149.711153.042157.611160.956163.103167.035170.533174.484
Narain Karthikeyan14.15319.44924.17328.86833.22937.07942.02245.84149.93253.63557.98963.09166.99570.66474.51778.03881.3884.88388.29993.87898.55104.644109.2114.27118.173124.99150.188154.241157.197160.732162.087165.354167.609154.171159.74163.909167.085170.118173.106175.957180.131184.576188.511192.669196.098200.828203.161206.352209.844213.072216.029218.272220.678226.41230.035235.244239.838243.416
Charles Pic12.69617.77421.2824.12726.79229.34232.47435.2337.93441.01645.24348.18351.1753.72856.36958.99161.62264.40267.53670.04372.23975.22977.9680.50282.86985.65388.01493.307115.476117.613118.027119.809122.555108.661111.175115.011117.489119.931122.714124.955130.011133.081135.072137.344142.051144.126146.113148.99151.534154.671157.333159.12161.199162.948165.141168.749172.246176.974179.305

It was not a good day for Lotus. Kimi Raikkonen spent every lap of the race starting at Felipe Massa’s rear wing: “I had a very good car today but I just couldn?t do anything with it as I was not able to pass on the straight.

“It was quite disappointing but that?s how it goes. We put ourselves in that position yesterday with the set-up we chose for qualifying and we paid the price today. We had the speed but not in the right place and when you are behind someone there?s not much you can do.”

Romain Grosjean was in a similar situation with Nico Hulkenberg at the end of the race. He was also delayed earlier in the race as trackside operations director Alan Permane explained: “Romain was held up for around four laps whilst Michael (Schumacher) received blue flags ahead of him.”

However the stewards decided Grosjean hadn’t been close enough to Schumacher to be held up by him, and did not penalise Schumacher.

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9 comments on “2012 Indian Grand Prix lap charts”

  1. Oh my, Schumacher! I don’t want to look at that graph. The first part of the season looked so promising for you, but now …

  2. I’m starting to get used to Vettel just being a flat line at the bottom of these graphs! This just shows how much quicker Vettel was as the others started to struggle on the soft tyres; that’s where he got his gap. Interesting to see how both McLaren’s were consistently fastest on the hard compound, if they could have had that pace on the soft tyre Vettel may have had a fight on his hands!

    1. Alonso kept with him though. He lost time during battles but when in clean air he was setting equal times with Vettel.

  3. Sadly for Narain Karthikeyan his graph touches new heights!!!

  4. If Kimi had a good car, they should have tried something different than follow Felipe closely for the entire duration of the race. If after 10 or so laps it would become apparent that it would be difficult to pass, he could have (for instance) dropped back a second or two, saved his tyres, and then come back at him at the end of the stint. By that time, Felipe was losing quite a lot of time (around 2 seconds a lap to Vettel), so with a good car on tyres with a little life in them, he should have been able to pass somewhere, or just run longer. It’s not the first time Kimi has complained this year about the impossibility of overtaking, but others seem to manage just fine.

    1. @adrianmore

      If Kimi had a good car

      But he didn’t. And it’s his fault. After quali he said he asked the engineers to change something in the setup for Q3 and that made the Lotus lose almost all its grip and meant he had to stick with it for the duration of the race as well. It was his decision and it was a wrong one. And it wasn’t the only one. Not stealing sixth from Massa after the pit stops could also be inputed to him, not being patient enough and attacking the before the DRS zone.

      It’s true that his Lotus being dead last in the speed traps didn’t help but I’m afraid it was “misjudgement weekend” for Kimi anyway. Every driver has one once in a while…

  5. Is it a reflection upon Ricciardo’s (great) performance or Kobayashi’s (poor) performance that the latter was kept behind by the former?

    1. @oblong_cheese The Toro Rosso was basically the quickest in a straight line so that helped. There have been a few times this season that Ricciardo has gotten his car further up the grid and has had to defend pretty hard from faster cars, so he’s had some practice at it!

  6. Aw, I thought Petrov finished above Kovalainen on merit.

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