2013 Chinese Grand Prix lap charts

2013 Chinese Grand Prix

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[interactivecharts]Nico Hulkenberg, Sauber, Shanghai, 2013Most drivers made three pit stops during the Spanish Grand Prix and confined their running on the soft tyres to around half-a-dozen laps at the beginning or end of the race. But there were some exceptions.

Mark Webber started from the pits and returned at the end of the first lap to get rid of his soft tyres and switch to mediums.

The strategy appeared to be working well for him: by lap 15 he’d made it into the lower reaches of the points. But that was where his progress ended.

A clash with Jean-Eric Vergne forced him back into the pits, where a botched pit stop led to a wheel falling off, ending his race.

Another driver who put a twist on the normal strategy was Nico Hulkenberg. Having started on mediums, he tried to get his soft tyre stint out of the way in the middle of the race.

Having done that he switched back to mediums, but had very poor pace in his last stint and was passed by Daniel Ricciardo and Romain Grosjean. Having led the race at one stage he finished tenth.

Examine how the race unfolded with these interactive lap charts and race charts:

Chinese 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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Kimi Raikkonen244443713109988875444444107666666543338654444443333333322222
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Nico Rosberg45556111715131313121212128999111518
Felipe Massa5333321412111010101096666811111110988888787776898777777777777777666
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Jenson Button888897633333333111111222444444454443443333334555556666555
Sebastian Vettel999986422222222777765533111112226554332222122222222244444
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Adrian Sutil131111111014
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Chinese 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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Lewis Hamilton00006.99919.27415.2514.59913.61312.58611.36810.95310.4687.1716.8686.1835.6225.4424.8264.90910.57125.81121.09211.03410.4689.5029.2519.2288.3279.71710.26211.30111.62211.1611.08412.31317.88433.0132.08931.17525.2859.1788.7568.9699.8710.98812.77413.60513.86113.52213.08412.43610.96911.21812.69412.322
Kimi Raikkonen1.4761.911.3340.8082.5885.03817.98617.5316.83115.99714.93713.85912.2987.8877.2478.5757.216.2015.8925.37611.12626.27222.47812.92412.49711.74610.98910.7179.73111.23712.39812.66712.83516.35531.36231.03130.56330.53930.50429.55724.1338.2868.0258.0958.79.76211.15712.19812.78412.6212.08111.40310.14910.29511.00910.168
Fernando Alonso0.3180.8430.2930.0502.00214.12113.77512.75311.51910.3069.3029.0344.2722.7881.5640.4450.7650.3560.3220006.8035.2333.8082.1811.01800000000000000.34700000000000000
Nico Rosberg3.0073.1062.8254.24611.69924.5521.29221.55421.26821.13522.1521.72920.98816.64116.89916.92417.07917.33422.23252.38786.82
Felipe Massa0.9231.2270.6690.3381.18503.62620.01919.05118.96317.91516.91816.71111.93511.12310.911.25411.716.88729.91629.45729.5125.53516.58517.22118.08619.28319.96319.8321.8823.63726.55827.07326.73627.44133.3648.24347.4346.77346.41241.59926.13126.79328.04529.70432.05934.42135.97937.70439.34540.54141.44140.83941.21141.62540.827
Romain Grosjean3.6573.6363.2282.0593.6273.6928.32124.61124.13824.0824.324.41424.20721.24821.14621.27120.80720.8221.0220.58921.09822.70624.04130.37529.76828.89529.28229.18628.1329.01229.4730.99132.80333.5234.6136.59741.62557.98558.57259.58255.28540.25341.03342.1943.96146.04647.71249.18750.45651.66852.27552.58252.47354.18154.87453.423
Daniel Ricciardo4.0524.5093.95310.430.56426.57423.74624.23624.83124.70624.70824.8424.66521.91421.66321.87821.39721.47521.71821.40122.13523.63926.31634.12433.31632.43631.94731.03729.22729.59530.02130.36730.25229.52129.79130.67632.46637.99655.94855.70951.15935.24635.34435.80336.79639.06340.98642.44943.91144.66545.12444.83843.62544.04144.41142.691
Jenson Button4.635.3984.6726.0746.3483.8982.033.3953.8464.1144.4064.6164.5590.8330000001.592.7734.3149.6829.4648.7998.7518.9199.22210.84112.98715.03816.17616.45517.7419.50321.84523.5124.32524.8820.5815.7366.5418.69311.2813.89916.65518.64125.3838.60938.42138.80637.96938.6839.53935.285
Sebastian Vettel5.0615.8315.2635.5055.832.8270.7761.0760.6640.7381.1431.0120.9260.58313.57211.80711.65112.2911.94811.50911.47411.9218.391000000.8462.3498.46623.76721.81319.70719.04918.88419.01219.26419.00819.40115.21701.6572.7074.6355.4826.6527.0357.2937.18911.41123.98619.21916.44514.78612.525
Nico Hulkenberg5.8016.6635.9765.0295.122.0960000000017.31515.18113.91914.05513.8313.24613.45514.39511.1383.0633.84.7625.6285.9999.6123.93922.7422.16722.69322.99425.5632.74850.06949.41249.21649.57645.39330.82832.35434.16636.37339.90842.75644.94847.38349.40550.75452.15654.09355.97857.73256.598
Paul di Resta8.16510.2939.8488.6499.1316.4085.3246.797.3058.1158.8449.12510.02811.5325.31323.78723.02122.44222.37721.93122.80524.28123.03915.43516.75817.7118.78419.4518.99520.55421.93729.14244.16442.43742.27942.40342.22242.14342.34142.61537.99222.7723.73924.99426.81729.0430.97931.9933.14133.56533.73733.69236.84352.27752.50851.084
Sergio Perez7.9849.5299.3178.2638.2615.1674.6926.1826.5647.1547.6168.2898.7566.286.5149.27410.17711.00111.60413.95215.97818.42916.5915.1630.80729.36228.27527.68227.06430.30136.39853.01552.08851.20851.08551.72352.68153.08354.15154.88351.70938.32840.12943.42646.36249.96353.02554.93657.47459.65861.12361.84562.04263.34264.75363.86
Adrian Sutil6.5037.0676.466.47313.656
Pastor Maldonado8.38210.8111.73311.90712.79111.24316.97635.75537.47138.94340.05240.65740.39636.86736.63636.06336.85137.75738.10638.93840.0241.8543.16752.30952.67952.9553.60654.51454.72256.67258.99261.31662.87763.88965.9467.82969.58471.59677.28594.14890.50575.1276.16477.90680.04982.4584.70586.3388.35290.29791.7693.04593.53594.47396.40495.453
Jean-Eric Vergne11.06113.8614.43113.73814.3212.32612.78813.4315.26515.63716.45116.30416.36413.9929.77245.53144.03243.02842.4242.83642.63343.84140.74732.5433.96334.39435.06935.48135.4836.90738.49340.33741.16541.94344.67646.67253.52968.69667.86367.50562.37447.20752.1670.56671.3372.27472.91973.41874.2774.81874.70374.53273.18574.0474.77872.604
Valtteri Bottas9.06411.69412.66712.51613.46911.88613.30416.5317.8820.01822.83423.59923.60620.49220.5525.75842.78242.35141.90942.33542.14343.37541.55935.21737.1838.61640.35242.17243.28445.77247.60949.48150.78456.67375.43474.92174.91475.7376.75877.80273.5558.94160.10462.42764.91667.37469.96872.28675.1577.18583.04499.19395.81895.45295.63993.861
Esteban Gutierrez7.1437.8777.8426.985
Jules Bianchi9.38912.21313.40914.2716.65119.57735.28237.00639.01841.36542.644.26345.05442.08642.11746.90767.15566.95266.63865.9765.95966.97164.83657.45258.53959.71261.18362.62663.35365.69268.08174.8592.3791.77491.40992.37992.87293.43194.40795.93892.36177.91380.48882.99386.13989.77192.66794.6597.04198.812102.188104.564105.354108.918114.185
Max Chilton10.64814.21616.08116.82219.7921.30229.41249.13850.19851.46652.22253.05853.67350.47151.53852.54353.85655.56156.97457.90465.26888.76485.45878.03779.20879.92882.53883.08483.70585.15786.96989.05695.27117.812118.159119.488122.39123.399124.172125.612123.854111.924113.906116.785120.35124.202127.253130.482135.039138.013142.896145.983147.092149.667152.113
Charles Pic11.36514.69815.7115.67321.65334.97332.84935.19838.70340.76542.20443.75244.47641.12941.4541.98446.87964.72163.98163.56263.9565.25262.74955.26856.53957.96759.86561.4462.15564.6567.26869.76476.3793.20193.38494.36195.18496.32897.6298.99395.42281.0982.59585.19488.70191.85394.72696.823101.049103.255105.41106.989107.924111.446116.239
Giedo van der Garde10.17713.20514.95716.11319.40125.25941.2343.16344.80747.06748.79250.39752.04650.01653.32255.56758.11260.66663.22771.67189.31190.33187.54980.62682.33184.17486.47688.74590.14293.16896.39599.572104.28107.063111.002115.903124.866145.517146.69148.355145.009130.837132.826137.543141.868146.208151.618155.512160.803164.269167.561170.741173.218178.614183.358
Mark Webber13.88329.74728.39426.22124.78221.59519.18519.52119.6220.47720.20818.89917.89514.67720.265

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12 comments on “2013 Chinese Grand Prix lap charts”

  1. Love this aspect of the site, @keithcollantine. Also had a fun time watching the race live (via a video stream) while lurking in the F1 Fanatic live race chat. Can’t wait til next weekend!

  2. Wow, Looks like Pic did well to hold his times up against Bianchi’s. Not a bad effort given the recent performance levels.

    1. Yeah, I hadn’t noticed it. Very solid race from Pic.

  3. Most drivers made three pit stops during the Spanish Grand Prix

    Might be a bit ahead of yourself there Keith!

  4. I thought pitting Webber at the end of the first lap was a bit dramatic. As if Red Bull were trying to make a dramatic gesture “we cannot race on these rubbish tyres”. Sebastian Vettel showed that new softs had quite a few laps of good performance in them, although that was on empty tanks of course.

    Putting Webber in clear air did put him right among the leaders early in the race, but his tyres were also already considerably more worn. Could he not have tried to extract some more performance from those soft tyres for a few laps more? Anyway, it’s a shame his race fell apart the way it did. Prior to Q2, he looked to be more comfortable in the car this weekend than Vettel, so it would have been interesting to see what he could have done from P22.

    1. Mr win or lose
      15th April 2013, 11:54

      I think Webber’s strategy was pretty good. He avoided the problems with the soft tyres and the traffic. I remember Force India doing the same in 2010: pitting early to avoid traffic.

      1. And Alonso in Monaco the same year.

  5. Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen were very close all through the race. I reckon that’s a rivalry to watch.

  6. Interesting to study the difference between Alonso and Massa: the trend this year has been that both have a similar starting position, but after the first stop they go their separate ways, with Alonso finishing way ahead of Massa. For the first stop, they had identical inlaps, while Massa’s stop+outlap was one second slower. But where Massa lost a lot of time was the two laps before his inlap, where he lost over two seconds. Combining that with Alonso stopping one lap before Massa and you get the 6-second gap that arrived, with Hamilton and Raikkonen splitting the two Ferraris. After that he got stuck behind Perez, Di Resta, Hulkenberg and later on he was just slow.

    But is it really Massa’s fault? He stayed out for one more lap when Alonso pitted, so Massa had to do one more lap on his worn-out soft tyres. Should Ferrari have called him in first?

    1. The theory is that Massa drove one lap too long on his soft tyres (because he was on Alonso’s tail and he pitted first). His last lap on the soft was a 1:46. Therefore he dropped to the midfield where he ‘destroyed’ the tyres driving behind others, where Alonso came out in front of the bunch.

      Massa made a half-passing maneuver on Alonso in the opening lap. Had he made it stick, he would probably have pitted first and his race might have turned out much different. Probably the difference between one of the best (Alonso) and the pack behind.

      1. Actually you said something similar already…

  7. Notice also that the Toro Rossos were pretty much on it all the way through! Especially in the second half.

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