2012 United States Grand Prix lap charts

2012 United States Grand Prix

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Spins proved costly for Romain Grosjean and Paul di Resta, but the Lotus driver made it back into the points.

United States 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 Vettel111111111111111111111111111111111111111111222222222222222
Lewis Hamilton233322222222222222222333222222222222222222111111111111111
Mark Webber32223333333333333
Kimi Raikkonen478777666666655554444222377766555555444555555666666666666
Michael Schumacher557899910111113131314141919181818181716161515151515151514141414141414141416161616161616161616161616161616
Nico Hulkenberg6655555555555667761313131210101010101010101099998888888888888888888888
Fernando Alonso744444444444444443333656655444444444333333333333333333333
Romain Grosjean88666610121315222221201816151414141413119999998877777667777777777777777777
Pastor Maldonado913131413131414151414141413131313121111111014131313131313121211111111101010101010101010101010101010101099999
Bruno Senna1012121212121211101010101010101010988101412111111111111111110101010999999999999999991010101010
Felipe Massa111010101010888887777665555444433677766666555444444444444444444
Jenson Button121514131414131312121111111111111110998765544333333333776666666555555555555
Paul di Resta1399988777778888887666513121212121212141416161616161616161615151515151515151515151515151515
Jean-Eric Vergne141616151515161616161515151516
Sergio Perez15111111111111999999999987778814141414141413131212121211111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
Kamui Kobayashi1617171718181818181817171717222121191919191917171616161616161615151515151515151514141414141414141414141414141414
Nico Rosberg17141516161717171717161616161514141312121211988888899888813131313131313131313131313131313131313131313
Daniel Ricciardo1820181817161515141312121212121212111010997776655561313131312121212121212121212121212121212121212121212
Timo Glock1919202020202020202020202021201818171717171820202020201919191919191919191919191919191919191919191919191919191919
Charles Pic20222122222222222222212122222120202020202020181817171720202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020
Vitaly Petrov2118191919191919191918181818171516151515151515151818181717171717171717171717171717171717171717171717171717171717
Heikki Kovalainen2221222121212121212119191919191717161616161619191919191818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818
Pedro de la Rosa23232323232323232323232323232322222121212121212121222121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121
Narain Karthikeyan24242424242424242424242424242423232222222222222222212222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222

Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Circuit of the Americas, 2012It was a case of what might have been for several drivers at the Circuit of the Americas.

First among which was Romain Grosjean, who inherited Fernando Alonso’s eighth place on the grid and was up to six by lap three. A spin and an early pit stop dropped him to 22nd, but he demonstrated great pace and finished the race behind his team mate.

Paul di Resta was another driver whose race was spoiled by a spin. His was more costly, forcing him to make an extra pit stop and leaving him out of the points.

“I was fighting a lot of oversteer in the car and made an error in turn 19, lost the rear, and spun,” he said. “I was just trying a bit too hard to keep the cars behind me.”

The Caterham versus Marussia battle took an interesting turn as the two MR01s qualified ahead. But Vitaly Petrov passed them pair of them at the start as Timo Glock struggled, and Heikki Kovalainen also demoted the lead Caterham partly thanks to his KERS advantage.

United States 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 Vettel000000000000000000000000000000000000000000.9061.3431.2051.3091.2661.41611.3751.2481.3761.5811.4511.671.8220.675
Lewis Hamilton1.7382.7782.7022.6072.7922.6532.2752.191.6191.51.5091.61.4941.2650.9561.0651.4762.5953.2814.14321.1452.1571.9272.3762.0031.8351.5892.4462.5862.5422.1551.6721.2760.6280.9981.1111.0480.951.0660.6890.839000000000000000
Mark Webber0.7371.4581.8813.3734.2194.5064.6145.145.3536.026.4777.0627.0837.4087.6349.698
Kimi Raikkonen6.42512.19512.55212.88313.53214.41715.54516.00716.58918.42620.32822.8823.38622.90622.73822.84322.56122.16721.31420.2718.9361.0021.4413.67127.92329.55432.41934.33337.58138.47138.45238.50538.70338.70139.88640.68541.62242.67544.96245.94747.00447.23548.32149.87452.13653.20754.72555.31357.33560.72162.37263.84464.45865.28165.44564.425
Michael Schumacher5.5811.82913.91516.87619.57922.58226.53329.26131.61735.60837.3239.0942.86145.53468.37370.01470.75471.63572.37372.70973.02655.41656.47557.48858.9461.23863.07365.12966.87368.66669.8770.91872.44973.36876.53278.53181.6683.91885.471107.385109.531109.923111.123112.227113.161113.806114.774115.013116.184116.983118.884120.174121.474122.484123.842
Nico Hulkenberg5.8578.3628.9110.20611.71912.98314.13215.08416.07118.02719.91822.59225.81727.02429.39231.31133.40153.46852.82151.97550.48632.33234.74236.14437.32438.88640.47442.25344.25845.50646.447.00847.98748.59449.58650.60851.64452.97654.30854.70555.49355.13356.70458.17558.98359.81361.00461.66963.71164.61566.02567.5168.34670.11872.82473.792
Fernando Alonso2.7825.3535.5686.4247.1557.8248.3998.8969.0799.51410.12410.69911.21910.9112.39113.0513.72914.07414.79715.9838.49121.39323.06223.6624.19524.80725.85526.92927.73628.22728.77828.7528.92628.77929.58230.12630.53631.04331.60231.29731.43430.8531.56632.09731.80332.87233.51433.42234.43334.61634.6535.73937.21638.75640.05139.229
Romain Grosjean7.19310.69810.48410.70212.13822.90827.51330.80835.01554.98754.85955.78455.84656.89856.59556.59356.07254.98254.11852.57151.34833.05333.48133.66134.25935.5136.39138.83240.25541.10641.65942.09542.6242.43743.24544.34744.68546.83147.97248.16448.94749.08950.68951.8653.2554.30555.56657.12959.06461.31664.11665.36766.81668.47569.39170.313
Pastor Maldonado11.4914.70917.53519.04721.84624.77328.46932.09334.11536.11338.17139.75241.08341.13441.64541.56541.51741.99841.62341.07240.8142.02542.46243.2844.05545.41946.949.61552.32353.16554.93454.9955.52455.57256.18557.03457.22457.41457.75657.51858.70757.89158.95660.83362.28362.81863.97264.15265.31966.20167.60468.78369.2970.68373.62674.525
Bruno Senna11.06214.24816.00918.42321.0623.49826.97428.03528.61628.73829.04930.42332.07933.00733.97135.39436.64637.33237.58940.06457.69539.32438.67238.70139.06739.76941.4643.04444.99646.39847.1547.86349.00949.63351.0251.752.61554.20554.9955.82156.59355.99257.41260.24761.33161.7262.60462.82164.67965.62367.11469.63370.16671.73674.2975.133
Felipe Massa8.97113.0715.01317.29819.99322.39823.67824.47824.87425.5526.14226.84527.32627.6928.22328.04827.85427.23626.24325.05123.5465.0245.5146.267.3539.05832.02435.73838.40139.31939.63639.62840.27840.07841.20642.02942.47543.13843.55242.94742.66941.56642.2342.69143.40443.82745.33245.53846.11146.23547.4147.40147.23947.06947.10546.013
Jenson Button12.99915.54816.54519.44922.14324.12927.79129.69631.91732.59832.76933.333.48933.51234.39236.0537.26637.85138.2638.50838.95921.88721.88421.18420.97122.17124.61825.42725.78825.80925.86125.78525.72325.73225.99745.41845.25645.88745.9846.54447.65248.06449.150.55351.25351.03451.49951.10351.82451.80852.41752.99653.02953.26654.50756.432
Paul di Resta8.05212.53814.57215.97818.24419.85621.12122.60123.66124.95527.16129.14530.64431.37532.47533.68434.79435.58435.93836.45337.87540.43741.41242.18843.12844.5546.13849.15560.41563.57685.66887.71889.48890.45792.39294.11495.73997.51599.047102.864104.464105.12106.686108.357109.951111.399112.743113.707115.214116.444118.115119.449120.682121.769122.654
Jean-Eric Vergne13.9917.61719.15220.22322.74526.82529.48933.30535.46636.69638.72640.3243.48346.778
Sergio Perez10.35113.43715.57317.81720.55523.12525.17726.19226.66827.06627.77829.76531.34732.08233.32234.81336.00936.64536.88137.82940.01724.26645.48946.61347.52548.41249.29950.79752.81954.15955.61256.89857.54858.0259.17760.84861.94263.10864.73665.84167.01567.11968.87170.22872.2173.7374.76575.36176.39876.93777.66578.3678.84979.95182.11584.341
Kamui Kobayashi14.82619.41120.58323.26725.68928.40630.83634.47136.86738.56840.18143.7245.55669.61871.34472.54973.24273.78974.48774.78874.70657.11858.40459.69761.12463.03765.24867.28368.76170.30671.37872.12873.24273.87177.16879.55782.13184.64386.00686.44387.54987.77789.42190.66692.69394.68296.48597.086100.419106.084107.232107.915109.302112.348112.954
Nico Rosberg12.51916.92420.01421.32223.94127.35330.03933.74536.04237.61739.20141.15843.84245.90246.20346.40546.67146.63746.74746.57745.94928.10728.86929.7131.18633.00935.30838.4742.49743.99545.17345.82746.98647.74570.94472.79773.61474.42775.10774.50874.79974.32475.12675.96977.20379.45680.39280.26580.81180.96381.09781.54781.91482.73983.97285.51
Daniel Ricciardo16.18319.95721.06121.78223.1825.62728.77131.2633.05534.19334.93736.00836.8237.14737.30937.78838.44539.19339.21939.37240.5922.62623.82324.76227.05828.8230.83633.57936.05138.55761.23162.54764.54964.90866.30267.49668.39969.370.1670.44471.69171.4672.70973.77175.29676.2087777.26178.12478.60679.25780.03180.59181.71383.39884.871
Timo Glock15.9622.56724.60827.0430.39733.27936.30239.443.33547.89850.84153.84557.24359.93362.47664.77767.29369.06270.67871.96973.6777.94379.98882.4585.17887.98891.10294.92797.97100.869105.326108.455111.33113.102115.928118.8121.497124.094126.525128.31131.068133.652136.987139.813143.369148.006151.67155.086161.343165.984171.922175.305178.46182.758188.668
Charles Pic17.88423.54427.62631.69535.17538.1341.10643.91447.19850.46553.41857.48360.60863.15569.27972.21476.00578.45480.24281.94183.31767.53869.92172.55975.39379.733106.84110.809114.343117.747120.648123.914127.465132.764136.322139.974145.004151.152154.644159.975163.624165.707169.989176.945182.44185.794189.462192.336195.724198.688204.482208.62213.992216.56
Vitaly Petrov15.56121.74623.93626.1128.8931.96634.81437.49440.32943.27545.47148.31750.92952.69155.10858.44960.73462.55464.31565.87466.86151.05654.11977.05979.45382.31985.09387.95190.49693.33996.29298.926103.635106.182109.416112.414114.815118.453121.088122.747125.632127.424130.579134.865138.48142.381146.249150.255154.49158.064162.071166.649172.855176.884179.999
Heikki Kovalainen17.65824.53527.37529.74332.65234.82537.12339.88943.97447.11649.68652.47555.458.19460.65763.04465.14267.11769.20371.172.52176.68779.06981.40683.86186.49389.25292.26195.02397.782100.349105.52108.477110.757113.619116.311118.988121.725124.365126.417129.284131.001135.672138.968142.719147.435150.685154.554159.142161.848168.227174.136177.828181.239187.65
Pedro de la Rosa18.60625.830.49934.87539.4843.36147.15150.95354.98258.85562.58267.33771.42974.99978.55882.29985.68889.26692.17395.53798.48384.19889.20194.912123.341130.373135.017145.87151.875156.587162.163165.956170.409174.237178.631184.794188.959194.052198.504202.212209.274213.633218.057222.235227.328231.671237.537241.243247.797253.076257.97262.478267.727272.498
Narain Karthikeyan19.03926.463135.74240.28944.3448.17251.84856.06760.40864.20368.26572.39776.09280.39983.84186.99390.78893.88896.96799.49584.93490.0495.118101.086132.176142.28148.845153.668159.514163.664168.126171.816175.158182187.181192.319196.564200.896208.222213.877217.302221.824226.802230.96237.204242.241246.124253.596258.673262.887268.443278.402284.377

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel left the field a long way behind. Mark Webber looked unlikely to give chase in his car and Jenson Button, though quick, was compromised by his starting position. A KERS problem kept him from catching Massa at the end.

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7 comments on “2012 United States Grand Prix lap charts”

  1. Grosjean went faster than the lead for 2/3 of the race. Wow. He really has to get his act together !

    1. he pitted for hard rubber earlier and run on clean air…………..

    2. What? Grosjean had a total of 9 laps in which he reduced the gap to the leader (3, 11, 15, 17-21, 34). 7 of those were after his pit, but before the leaders pit. 1 was on lap 3, and 1 was when Vettel had a slow lap (lap 34).

  2. Massa was faster than Alonso and Button, he deserved a podium.

    1. Exactly, MAS was held by RIC and HAI for 11 laps, otherwise would threatens ALO later on.

    2. Sadly, Ferrari would never let that happen (I think they rather confirmed that when Massa took a gearbox penalty to directly benefit Alonso).

  3. Even though KERS got the better of Marussia, it seems they kept a good pace with Caterham. Should be a nice battle next year when they have KERS as well.

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