2013 Canadian GP tyre strategies and pit stops

2013 Canadian Grand Prix

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A small consolation in an otherwise poor race for McLaren was that they managed to produce the quickest pit stop.

Jenson Button’s sole visit to the pits was the briefest of the race.

Button was one of five drivers to complete the race using a single pit stop. Paul di Resta used this strategy to the best effect, starting on the medium tyres and making a late switch to super-softs.

Romain Grosjean tried to do the same but switched to the super-softs too early and had to make a second pit stop later on.

Two-stop strategies was the way to go for most drivers, with Nico Rosberg the only driver to make three.

Canadian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3Stint 4
Sebastian VettelSuper soft (16)Medium (33)Medium (21)
Fernando AlonsoSuper soft (16)Medium (31)Medium (23)
Lewis HamiltonSuper soft (19)Medium (29)Medium (22)
Mark WebberSuper soft (13)Medium (33)Medium (24)
Nico RosbergSuper soft (14)Super soft (17)Medium (26)Medium (13)
Jean-Eric VergneSuper soft (13)Medium (44)Super soft (12)
Paul di RestaMedium (56)Super soft (13)
Felipe MassaSuper soft (17)Super soft (24)Medium (28)
Kimi RaikkonenSuper soft (22)Medium (47)
Adrian SutilSuper soft (9)Medium (28)Medium (32)
Sergio PerezSuper soft (13)Medium (30)Medium (26)
Jenson ButtonSuper soft (27)Medium (42)
Romain GrosjeanMedium (42)Super soft (11)Medium (16)
Valtteri BottasSuper soft (14)Medium (26)Medium (29)
Daniel RicciardoSuper soft (12)Medium (27)Medium (29)
Pastor MaldonadoSuper soft (12)Medium (37)Medium (19)
Jules BianchiMedium (41)Super soft (27)
Charles PicSuper soft (11)Medium (25)Medium (31)
Max ChiltonMedium (38)Super soft (29)
Esteban GutierrezSuper soft (21)Medium (42)Super soft (0)
Nico HulkenbergSuper soft (12)Medium (26)Medium (7)
Giedo van der GardeSuper soft (8)Medium (24)Medium (8)Medium (3)

Canadian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Jenson ButtonMcLaren20.21227
2Felipe MassaFerrari20.3720.16041
3Sergio PerezMcLaren20.4270.21513
4Felipe MassaFerrari20.4730.26117
5Fernando AlonsoFerrari20.5120.30016
6Fernando AlonsoFerrari20.6360.42447
7Lewis HamiltonMercedes20.6560.44448
8Mark WebberRed Bull20.7160.50413
9Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso20.7390.52757
10Sergio PerezMcLaren20.8050.59343
11Nico RosbergMercedes20.8320.62031
12Sebastian VettelRed Bull20.8350.62316
13Romain GrosjeanLotus20.8590.64742
14Lewis HamiltonMercedes20.8790.66719
15Sebastian VettelRed Bull20.8980.68649
16Adrian SutilForce India21.0000.78837
17Nico HulkenbergSauber21.0140.80238
18Paul di RestaForce India21.0660.85456
19Nico RosbergMercedes21.1250.91314
20Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso21.2231.01112
21Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso21.3151.10339
22Max ChiltonMarussia21.3741.16238
23Jules BianchiMarussia21.3781.16641
24Nico RosbergMercedes21.4591.24757
25Esteban GutierrezSauber21.5241.31263
26Romain GrosjeanLotus21.5741.36253
27Nico HulkenbergSauber21.6231.41112
28Pastor MaldonadoWilliams21.6371.42549
29Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso21.9001.68813
30Esteban GutierrezSauber22.0171.80521
31Charles PicCaterham22.0331.82136
32Giedo van der GardeCaterham22.0391.82732
33Charles PicCaterham22.1841.97211
34Valtteri BottasWilliams22.2422.03014
35Giedo van der GardeCaterham22.3232.1118
36Mark WebberRed Bull22.7092.49746
37Adrian SutilForce India22.7892.5779
38Valtteri BottasWilliams24.4184.20640
39Giedo van der GardeCaterham24.5104.29840
40Pastor MaldonadoWilliams24.5574.34512
41Kimi RaikkonenLotus25.1824.97022

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4 comments on “2013 Canadian GP tyre strategies and pit stops”

  1. Dear Lotus,

    You will NEVER be a top team, if you cannot improve your pitstops. Yes, you’re consistent. Consistently slow in the pits, that is.

    1. They are a joke. Can’t even sort out the rear brake issues that was detected on Friday.

    2. One would think they could improve, but they are slow as consistently as Kimi scoring points :)

  2. In my view, the top 4 (and maybe some others) came in for their second stop at the time they did only because they feared a safety car because of VDG. Otherwise, I would have expected them to either finish on a one-stop, or switch to the super-soft for a shorter last stint.

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