2013 Australian Grand Prix lap charts

2013 Australian Grand Prix

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Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Melbourne, 2013An exciting battle for the lead was developing between Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso in the closing stages of the Australian Grand Prix.

The Ferrari driver made his final pit stop five laps later than the Lotus, and gained rapidly on the leader after returning to the track.

But shortly after passing Adrian Sutil, Alonso’s progress slowed and then reversed. In the final five laps the gap between him and Raikkonen doubled. Further back Sebastian Vettel’s lap times had also dropped off.

Last year’s Lotus was one of the better cars for tyre management and it seems the E21 is as well.

It is in Raikkonen’s hands at least. Team mate Romain Grosjean made three visits to the pits and was clearly struggling for pace at the end.

Australian 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/2013drivercolours.csv

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Sebastian Vettel11111119965443222222267655544443332224554444443333333333333
Mark Webber2777718171515121111111111109915171312101099988888877777899988777777766666666
Lewis Hamilton34555554311117876666533222222226766665446666666666655555555
Felipe Massa42222221786554333333311477766665554456665555554444444444444
Fernando Alonso53333332157765444444775544433332221111133333332222222222222
Nico Rosberg666666654222217877776543333
Kimi Raikkonen75444443278876555555422111111111115543322221111111111111111
Romain Grosjean81111111020181616141313131313121111101517171614131313111111101010999912131312111111101010101010101010101010101010
Paul di Resta9888877613131212121212111010998888888777776101111119988899888888888888888
Jenson Button1099921191514141110101010109888814161513121211101010999888811121211101010999999999999999
Nico Hulkenberg11
Adrian Sutil121010109887533332111111146766655554443332211112225555577777777
Jean-Eric Vergne1314141412101010815151515141413121211109999141414121212111111111010108777777111111111111111111111112121212
Daniel Ricciardo142021212014131311109999917171717161514141211111099913131313131313131111
Sergio Perez15121212119986446886613141211101011181716151313131212121212121210101010121212121212121212121212121211111111
Valtteri Bottas16131313141219191817171616161615151514131213131518171715151414141414141414141414141414141414141414141414141414141414
Pastor Maldonado1715171715111111109161717171716161616141615171615
Esteban Gutierrez18161515132120181716141414151514141313121111121110101214141515151515151515151515131313131313131313131313131313131313
Jules Bianchi19171616161312121218181818181818181818181818181716151617171717171616161616161616151515151515151515151515151515151515
Max Chilton201819191816212121212121212121212020202121212121212020191919191919191919191919191818181818181817171717171717171717
Giedo van der Garde211918181715142020191919192020202121212020202020201919181818181818181818181818181717171717171718181818181818181818
Charles Pic222120201917161719202020201919191919191919191919191818161616161617171717171717171616161616161616161616161616161616

Australian 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/2013drivercolours.csv

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Sebastian Vettel00000016.77120.44712.54911.01210.5059.5362.7660.5840.7320.8711.1651.2611.4141.34117.69521.83918.95618.35618.13418.45318.68517.65517.45415.38316.44817.40216.8712.6773.6095.0623.44428.79816.82515.58414.19412.59810.42910.58810.6711.87112.7313.75214.05714.54915.30516.19717.05417.81518.87120.4821.92222.346
Mark Webber5.4687.9649.49110.75632.30136.40534.90433.70827.98628.32729.32929.95124.27622.20523.83824.20225.19744.00147.70545.53142.53941.538.77538.95739.14940.02840.33240.89943.03941.18541.68442.64242.92929.41531.24333.66835.41954.4448.94446.64644.87644.40542.20941.80940.59440.79440.63640.58340.40339.91143.39544.17444.45344.5645.95947.12847.96146.8
Lewis Hamilton4.1826.496.976.6436.7547.7217.3246.28000012.69916.72416.92716.20115.21214.89415.0714.52912.50912.48110.5111.05911.35512.07613.02612.94713.42512.18634.85741.76640.98826.31726.33926.75327.29327.54416.70518.85118.65536.35540.58240.03738.84938.90238.63537.89337.47537.94839.96140.52340.82241.04742.07143.48545.26845.561
Felipe Massa2.0681.8151.7210.850.7230.83016.22915.05213.28213.26211.8424.8521.6611.4521.4511.8231.8352.0922.0440015.97821.34820.27319.64719.919.57119.34817.37417.95718.78819.315.7167.47126.58331.01329.94117.90718.07116.84315.43513.48513.60313.43714.68915.65216.39417.96518.91319.90321.75723.38224.84427.1429.96632.44433.577
Fernando Alonso2.4272.5182.1931.6141.4071.450.801011.08815.24214.48513.165.8892.3312.192.1362.7342.5042.7720.24420.99320.29818.00817.94917.30317.60317.41216.05515.38112.50415.87716.40915.137000006.47310.5578.4337.6124.5034.0574.6046.2767.7427.9087.6937.457.6187.2856.7366.1918.31210.21411.57612.451
Nico Rosberg4.8837.1988.4619.210.52311.87211.6510.383.7383.6734.1274.889016.25122.04321.64521.83320.57919.88419.27617.23817.19715.43116.00616.09716.779
Kimi Raikkonen4.3975.8585.6734.7873.9753.5922.0370.42113.13717.88916.64116.2668.7865.3164.8184.3274.6194.4374.4894.1981.6221.428000000000005.74713.07114.27814.59314.7953.7013.4122.861.2140000000000000000
Romain Grosjean7.73310.59512.45814.19835.8439.61738.69436.21131.55431.41431.99332.70927.70825.86126.43926.88127.60728.27647.20251.49749.57349.58749.13549.40350.30751.82653.5953.50457.52856.6557.24857.90259.02546.58848.81551.09571.53178.23266.3764.88963.43561.93259.71859.73560.32961.79463.55665.17565.85766.45667.77169.06370.02372.18677.51580.26481.96482.759
Paul di Resta6.0298.98610.58611.6312.78813.55213.1230.83330.62330.52730.82131.08525.7123.44724.5625.33926.57627.07727.66528.05126.43727.43226.44528.48729.64130.70631.80232.30934.32933.94935.86437.74859.19253.45955.16755.97956.3356.87845.62945.06744.66745.4944.90946.68947.82749.94151.47352.87554.67356.13657.81959.84861.59962.463.71265.33266.93668.449
Jenson Button6.7149.45811.20230.71935.6336.01334.54933.42827.68727.91128.80629.27323.49521.17623.30123.62424.19325.0725.91545.95449.06848.97948.38548.90349.4851.39552.29752.88456.3855.97156.56857.35558.66345.57348.32450.48569.35475.21963.61563.31861.66760.15258.18858.53859.3861.02662.49563.86664.34364.9966.26767.96169.31671.19873.90977.28480.37781.63
Nico Hulkenberg
Adrian Sutil7.30110.19911.70312.88913.07213.89613.86212.9676.8116.9837.4357.7382.156000000016.14721.33319.94719.30218.77918.99119.60719.05618.85416.72417.37917.88318.3645.016.6218.3059.65110.56400000.7342.7514.37426.70135.33936.07835.99637.53645.74951.11554.48357.55260.2863.49565.20665.068
Jean-Eric Vergne10.0712.66714.03714.99517.78818.21717.99117.41531.55739.40240.35941.66835.6933.32833.17232.43732.09131.3230.91230.25228.11428.60628.18151.72658.93958.98159.23758.58660.80158.57158.52658.57659.50947.55449.41851.65453.34654.25543.57843.1542.84842.2141.9262.83169.49870.43570.64270.63269.95568.87768.31469.59370.44972.25480.16882.13983.20783.857
Daniel Ricciardo13.20818.86421.88123.9227.05427.26325.9827.36821.73322.58824.01425.46320.6819.76840.95448.62548.88648.31247.47147.79545.45346.80746.98847.93548.850.4751.13651.92255.9175.35882.33981.78480.55766.35167.95770.46571.93573.30463.08
Sergio Perez8.45111.1113.00814.28115.16815.82115.48714.8369.58310.70114.46918.18313.9613.06614.36335.01540.32939.7439.99640.5739.66742.95761.91369.69670.19270.80571.06470.1771.4868.93669.50570.17270.88857.79460.12761.38661.98162.51952.25851.90770.00975.63773.21272.79472.18772.24172.59873.38673.22973.11573.60174.56174.57274.84278.02980.98582.46183.367
Valtteri Bottas9.2211.66913.83118.121.00343.07147.9346.43239.9141.05142.31843.96139.52439.26540.29740.89742.50843.21944.62945.2644.85146.55151.23274.0481.74582.33782.62482.85687.16285.19485.83886.4287.83575.48678.07880.23582.1284.26474.25994.484102.944101.59199.666102.766103.96107.842110.796112.684114.61115.812117.786120.469122.072122.947124.226126.137128.304
Pastor Maldonado10.66216.01218.07519.320.42720.60720.64620.47216.53439.85945.11644.82339.91239.58240.72741.74843.51745.03646.09348.77648.16551.74852.4355.642
Esteban Gutierrez11.27513.51814.99615.91637.49543.3242.50142.6636.73438.41739.66541.61939.05838.1938.60839.21939.9241.99342.98743.6542.37144.72445.10546.86647.88551.40175.27682.18688.66188.31789.87289.40289.10676.07378.8381.6283.58186.45178.48978.99479.15781.05181.45284.07785.66187.87589.91994.01295.74899.237102.147105.35109.367111.664114.589118.21120.853
Jules Bianchi11.64115.60917.80220.63422.32224.19625.38528.80445.21452.85254.5355.58750.30548.26948.92250.11451.99553.61655.10256.74256.71459.06260.31163.89968.25672.84396.342105.197109.915112.255113.714116.981118.336105.829108.161110.083111.45113.854107.752112.698114.145115.501115.597117.701119.306122.333125.717132.798135.384158.226167.522168.061169.108171.403173.531177.653189.831
Max Chilton12.37817.85620.66923.36430.19867.89174.84773.84568.29469.24570.93972.4968.08968.08870.95474.06976.88280.014110.784118.889118.555119.882121.199123.915126.635129.852134.523141.549144.645144.502147.864155.259160.066171.424181.76185.724187.811189.698179.481179.911180.411181.448183.332186.479190.799195.876200.716203.322204.74206.938209.648214.561217.275219.956225.906231.632
Giedo van der Garde12.48516.74919.46922.7829.71834.72361.1568.04163.11964.42366.53868.88266.02266.76170.13393.2102.517104.171106.077109.255108.986115.646118.144121.569125.832129.14134.275140.067143.44143.767147.072150.63156.803168.458178.555181.375186.109188.079177.852178.59179.766181.019182.967186.25190.385195.592201.983207.864213.264217.977226.099231.567237.016243.624250.671258.258
Charles Pic13.4718.38821.32523.89430.7836.06541.1664.4765.27266.0467.21569.07664.0663.0964.64566.07568.50670.98673.29875.60776.04278.22779.37582.82786.7690.20795.05998.876103.236104.457109.558118.737143.59137.968144.03146.551149.399152.743142.897143.543144.863146.17147.008152.041156.08159.964167.916171.004173.725176.637179.75183.911187.966191.289193.813197.273

For the second race in a row a Force India led at one point. Adrian Sutil spent 11 laps in the lead on his return to F1.

But having left his super-soft tyre stint until the end of the race Sutil struggled for grip in the closing stages. He was passed by Lewis Hamilton and Mark Webber in one lap. Team mate Paul di Resta then caught him quickly but was ordered not to overtake his team mate.

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26 comments on “2013 Australian Grand Prix lap charts”

  1. I don’t really understand why Di Resta was told not to pass Sutil at the end. To me it shows a complete lack in trust of there drivers to race each other fairly. I must say, if I was Paul, I would have ignored the instruction.

    1. Worn tyres, cool conditions, track a bit damp here and there and a battle for a position that didn’t matter so much.

      On one hand, I agree with you, this shows a level of uncertainty when it comes to a team and its drivers. On the other hand, Force India were in for a big points haul there while their main rivals (Torro Rosso, Sauber and Williams) all hit trouble / were struggling more or less at the other end of the field. It’s only sensible for a midfield team to act in its best interest and not be willing to take even the slightest risk that would jeopardize their effort. It wasn’t favourizing Sutil over Di Resta or anything of that nature. They were just over-cautious, I believe.

    2. Depends how you look at it. As a mark of respect to Sutil, who up till then had driven an amazing race. If he had have stayed out longer, it could have been so much better. But they didn’t know that at the time. It’s quite possible that the team managers felt sorry for Sutil, given that in the end, it was a strategy error that led to his problem.

      1. How was Paul’s race any less amazing? He’d arrived at the same point on the track at the same time, surely that make it just as amazing.

        The fact that Sutil had been ahead for the entire race was purely down to the fact that he’d run Mediums first, while Paul had got his Super Soft stint out of the way, and had fallen back during it (much like sutil).

        1. Because if the SS had lasted longer, or they had of pitted Sutil later, Paul wouldn’t have been at the same point.

          Force India, in hindsight, made a mistake. Although his softs were going off, it was better than how the softs reacted.

  2. Button’s and Grosjean’s time behind leader is almost identical, why was Grosjean so slow and unable to overtake in a winning car?

    1. Grosjean didn’t have the latest parts on his car until Saturday, so didn’t have a chance to work on his set-up. He then had a bad start and I’m guessing he just got stuck in the midfield.

      1. On top of that, didn’t Kimi say it was important for him to get out in front and stay out of the pack, implying that it makes a large difference if you are able to run in clear air as opposed to running in a pack if you want to keep the tyres alive.

        1. Ah, didn’t realise he did not have the latest parts and yes running in dirty air is a disadvantage, not sure if he did have a go at Jenson, or not? Don’t recall seeing it.

          1. he had the latest parts. and he said on Sat, the setup is perfect to his liking.

            other than that was just pure excuse. Unable to pass Jenson in a struggling mclaren…really?

        2. Yes, there is a reason why he kept 2 sec gap to a car in front while everyone else in front were chasing each other down every corner.

  3. Looking at those graphs, and with the news that Bianchi had to make another pitstop at lap 50, he has the other backmarker guys solidly beaten on pace.

    1. Yeah, Bianchi had the 11th fastest Lap of the race :O

    2. Indeed.. Either Bianchi is really fast or Chilton is really slow.
      I have a feeling he might make a move midway through the season to the mid field. My bet is he would move to Force India replacing Paul.

      1. Either Bianchi is really fast or Chilton is really slow.

        I think both statements are true!

  4. Sergio has better race pace than Button

    1. it ssems he less struggled with undriveable car.

  5. Alonso and Hamilton totally wrecked their tyres after last pit-stops, hence Hamilton could not make a two stopper work.

    Seems like you really have to take care of them when they are brand new.

    1. Brawn stated that they went for a three stop early in the race already.

  6. Alonso’s race pace was amazing for about 4 laps, when he was taking 2 seconds/lap out of Raikkonen. Then he got the best out of the tyres, and backmarkers halted his momentum. This was crucial to determine the outcome of the race IMO. We might’ve seen a battle for the lead otherwise.

    1. Actualy Kimi had backmarkers to pass at that stage, it looked good but when Alonso caught up the same backmarkers he also suffered from them.

      Kimi was in total control.

  7. Wow, @keithcollantine, the FIA just tweeted a link to this page with a FIA lap chart, you think they finally understood that giving more information is good and if FOM doesn’t do so, then they should?.

    1. There has been a lap chart on the formula1.com site in the live timing (archive) for ages.

      Looks like FIA is sharing less info to the general public though. Where are the complete laptime sheets, scruteneering reports (tests done, engine changes) and such?

  8. What a detailed analysis. Very cool.
    Might I ask where you get the data? I’ve been searching for detailed lap by lap times but can’t find it.

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