Mark Webber, Red Bull, Buddh International Circuit, 2013

2013 Indian Grand Prix lap charts

2013 Indian Grand Prix

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Mark Webber, Red Bull, Buddh International Circuit, 2013The unusual nature of the tyres in India meant Sebastian Vettel sacrificed his lead just two laps into the race to get rid of the soft tyres he started on.

Having fallen to 17th, Vettel had to pass many cars to regain the lead, but most of them put up little resistance as doing so would risk incurring unnecessary wear on their tyres and compromising their own strategies.

Vettel was back in second lap by lap 21, trailling team mate Webber who had started on the medium tyres. Could Webber’s alternative strategy have helped him win?

Webber made another of his less than ideal start, losing three places, but even so was leading in clear air by lap nine. His race eventually ended in retirement due to an alternator problem, so could he have beaten Vettel to victory.

It seems very unlikely – as in Japan, Vettel was simply quicker than Webber, and that would have made the difference whichever strategy they had run.

This is borne out by the gaps between them from lap 33. At this point both were on new medium tyres, Webber’s were one lap fresher, yet he continued to slowly drop back from Vettel.

It’s possible the alternator problem which caused his retirement had already begun to affect his car, but as he’d been slower than Vettel by a similar amount earlier in the race and during practice, it’s hard to imagine Webber was on course to win. However it did prevent Red Bull from celebrating their fourth constructors’ championship with a one-two finish.

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/2013drivercolours.csv

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Sebastian Vettel111171615141286544333333332222222211121111111111111111111111111111
Nico Rosberg233222231210999988777777777778131313988555555433333333333222222222
Lewis Hamilton3443333231111111111109988888888887767121111999988776666666666666666666
Mark Webber4776654421111111111111111111122212222222
Felipe Massa5221111118888877666666666666656111010777777665555555555555544444
Kimi Raikkonen666554571514141313131212121111111111111110101010999776444333222222222222333355777
Nico Hulkenberg75544615141312121212121111111010101010101099998886671111111111109988888888888815
Fernando Alonso8101520202019191917171615151414141414141413131313131313121212151313131313161615141414141414141312121212121211111111111111
Sergio Perez988777654222222222222333333337554510101010109887777777777777777555
Jenson Button101311999101818151515171919191919181818181818181818161616161415181818181818181716161616161616151514141414131313131314
Daniel Ricciardo119988876533334444444444444444333338888914131313131313131211111111111110101010101010
Paul di Resta121519181818171614131314141413131312121212121212121212121111111614141414141313111010101099999999998888888
Adrian Sutil13111010101089756665555555555555555444543334443599101010101010101010109999999
Jean-Eric Vergne142020191919181717161617161616161616161616161616161617181818181818171717171717171617171717171717161615151515141414141413
Valtteri Bottas15171614141413131191010101091010999999911111111101010816151515151414121111111111121211131417171717171616161616
Esteban Gutierrez161413131313121197777666813131313141414141415171717171717161616161515131212121212111114171716161616161515151515
Romain Grosjean1716141211119864455715151515151515151515151514141414141099666666544444444444444433333
Pastor Maldonado18121211121211101019191818171717171717171717171717171615151515131212121212121216151515151515151514131313131312121212121212
Jules Bianchi1918171515172020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020201919191920202020202019191919191919191919191919191918181818
Giedo van der Garde2022
Charles Pic212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121
Max Chilton2219181617161615161818191918181818181919191919191919191919192020202019191919191918181818181818181818181818181817171717

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/2013drivercolours.csv

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Sebastian Vettel0018.418.89218.84518.90818.62515.95714.35414.59414.40414.56613.80812.79712.68312.40812.50712.24112.30812.55911.82111.64411.64111.13810.83110.29610.436.5880008.3920000000000000000000000000000
Nico Rosberg3.2321.9341.1461.1761.3041.4093.74820.69819.69821.8123.18624.20624.59124.68725.77326.48727.70528.90429.78630.58331.16332.0933.80434.7535.99636.72740.60856.37749.77450.37348.32637.51130.02130.78631.74832.77833.74134.66634.99635.40234.53934.20133.91432.49532.33131.53130.82430.27929.40228.60328.17427.51926.45227.36126.69826.33226.07126.09727.02429.823
Lewis Hamilton3.8212.71.9852.3662.7633.0883.3683.86421.77823.12824.7726.35527.66928.21829.60130.16830.95631.79832.43533.15733.71734.27135.46136.13436.95637.5838.99336.00630.56634.86952.29141.83535.30738.25539.20240.13641.09742.01742.19942.89642.6542.70242.98942.20342.58842.13942.29842.28641.7441.3240.95940.41539.48240.74641.08641.88343.37546.30348.09152.475
Mark Webber5.45.1574.515.6076.325.6835.1952.3850000000000000000000011.44910.6677.83012.55112.77213.03313.35913.31713.51913.852
Felipe Massa2.491.07200000018.02218.76319.79321.18522.50322.74424.20325.53726.53828.04629.129.71630.36431.31333.03333.96135.10336.09437.85935.29529.76633.60251.76341.3434.4135.56336.92137.98938.97340.03940.91142.15941.85342.06742.22641.18341.67141.56241.44841.39441.05940.68340.21939.538.69139.46138.73239.67139.61739.92540.60941.692
Kimi Raikkonen4.8294.2543.7554.9745.8246.91711.36932.1929.87230.67431.39132.25832.85432.88734.21634.85635.76536.86337.86738.98240.19540.88642.15144.15346.00746.89848.24645.01138.96339.69437.71927.28520.57821.76422.43423.6323.9424.53224.98325.32125.07625.36625.41224.50525.44325.36825.55225.90326.21226.79327.76829.39730.27333.26335.31939.77843.14350.34469.36667.988
Nico Hulkenberg4.4073.7113.4134.417.27427.82127.37825.0224.24925.53826.9328.25729.530.23832.12433.37434.83636.35137.32938.13639.18840.12441.5243.73244.66545.17546.43543.52937.29237.94435.86925.3220.88242.40642.90344.02244.90346.02246.97848.00948.28248.73748.97348.32548.85448.47148.1848.40447.99147.53847.07346.24150.13597.094
Fernando Alonso7.92212.38837.42637.52437.40537.00736.85334.90734.80437.10638.00140.03239.87539.83240.75541.37943.01244.38446.59747.76948.22149.18150.45651.06752.07852.60953.94151.49846.31450.1865.71453.94246.18946.54847.59451.4571.48971.70172.04672.25871.88871.54871.94271.18571.89872.54274.15774.99575.68176.28976.63676.73876.49177.9877.69577.21177.8477.40577.16478.297
Sergio Perez6.0325.7985.7726.6047.4197.8217.9265.9274.3774.9616.1787.0257.2647.1448.0128.77710.0110.8111.50611.85613.17914.03714.81215.92116.94617.48918.45718.24631.05731.84829.86819.42818.03239.65341.12742.14242.76943.63544.24344.75345.36145.22145.04944.0144.50644.13343.86243.77943.37242.98642.55141.75240.63241.64742.02542.69643.76444.87244.27943.829
Jenson Button9.64510.58710.66411.54712.24116.21434.61534.14933.27934.58136.59642.53662.63862.60663.41164.17165.60466.11766.53667.11267.7668.77969.85270.70971.9973.04674.32371.52965.75866.62265.17858.20472.0873.27774.72176.06877.35478.40479.3780.28380.86381.49981.90180.81181.66181.59781.59982.0981.83281.70981.72881.15580.37181.74382.25782.49282.02382.13792.686
Daniel Ricciardo6.7586.9817.3588.7759.77910.59411.2699.6688.65410.11611.68413.41715.87116.64318.33519.66821.10522.42423.74924.94326.09127.47528.86730.09431.50832.76234.31231.94726.55927.89127.12918.04414.46437.35637.77938.75839.89743.42964.83465.76366.04766.83767.82468.24470.66271.95273.82674.54575.37775.76876.13276.31675.91277.31576.90276.74676.69276.57776.46376.237
Paul di Resta10.93829.87829.36829.96930.72231.04631.91530.0822930.26433.08734.69735.90736.56838.16139.2440.31842.03343.16244.05444.94246.1247.36648.56850.01950.98852.63150.21245.0648.96167.58857.79451.35252.80554.02155.52156.9758.65560.32761.85362.48963.99465.78664.97266.38966.78167.08267.73368.1168.47769.03269.21869.09570.65370.47270.771.02871.18471.72472.868
Adrian Sutil8.79110.27911.73612.97713.87514.70116.09714.72213.95116.07317.65219.2120.16120.42121.3522.26623.60625.17926.16127.27228.42129.91331.36132.50833.97135.01536.46434.09328.93530.65629.50521.42216.26518.45120.75423.18126.31828.88631.54834.75440.3462.5864.97166.59468.770.14971.84573.61174.25974.9175.15875.22274.94476.45675.90875.72675.75675.57775.37274.734
Jean-Eric Vergne12.5131.74431.4832.45233.16633.74734.04433.72134.34836.73239.80641.82443.07643.82745.54147.49349.32550.93152.47354.0855.88858.01459.83361.42563.1367.08988.67185.77980.15981.67680.61371.39265.62568.39570.26571.80573.41476.80478.34479.65182.15783.10884.07784.40685.8486.19986.44887.01887.12187.27487.53287.29886.59388.05288.18191.08591.35991.92292.578
Valtteri Bottas1112.71814.33316.06217.618.34719.8218.66519.20222.57524.19525.62527.0927.71130.9832.26133.55934.91335.93536.87637.79239.26140.77245.24247.4448.82550.77948.63143.49845.28946.75760.86554.54756.05557.15458.44459.46760.7461.84963.4163.99564.91766.47367.32570.36671.61573.33975.93779.121100.10799.63498.78397.86399.16299.476101.111102.469105.115107.158
Esteban Gutierrez10.38911.90313.6615.29316.85517.42818.18717.23516.11917.35518.83220.48821.64821.95823.32326.9642.16644.12846.25247.07349.8151.32752.92354.7857.18161.41483.32279.74173.89275.87874.27164.12757.40758.6659.45160.34161.48962.52263.5164.63765.04365.92567.05167.65569.55570.97975.18195.60994.59893.89693.70694.42294.57797.18198.877100.564102.009104.737106.631
Romain Grosjean10.99412.11813.37814.03614.68615.11514.97212.812.16113.7616.19717.78121.99641.13841.89542.66744.645.55247.4549.28550.62751.82453.33955.20657.63659.48960.52157.38851.95452.49350.73540.07532.83534.09334.81235.74936.45937.38338.26638.87439.08939.32839.53738.67739.20239.20539.13939.14638.76938.20437.99637.20736.25337.27436.64338.75638.26938.05838.21639.892
Pastor Maldonado9.35711.23612.38414.48415.74516.35216.95117.93338.51940.5242.43244.40745.85446.66548.59350.17651.90753.64456.97258.39659.33860.95862.7863.80665.33566.79867.62265.04459.08259.71258.0247.74740.97543.78345.28347.04548.85752.32175.19375.63575.63575.69676.24875.2776.61577.05577.24977.60578.06478.14578.21778.01477.74779.23879.10178.66178.70178.87578.84478.951
Jules Bianchi11.84213.67815.4718.72124.98457.89860.45660.47861.31264.54567.89971.34374.21876.75580.32883.5886.81189.95394.15296.82199.271103.225107.197109.862112.328114.604117.294115.881111.484113.672113.26103.995100.958131.835135.909140.497143.122145.297147.974150.05153.456159.368161.228163.53165.954169.06170.599173.502174.68176.192180.211181.348182.76186.621187.924188.818189.706190.885
Giedo van der Garde
69.619
Charles Pic38.25365.97568.2471.27674.04176.48778.42978.43579.19282.35385.56389.12892.64795.27798.563106.005132.571136.557141.819144.873147.828152.549156.401159.745163.314167.082170.283169.236166.643169.617170.078161.754159.271163.543173.206
Max Chilton12.41415.36617.6921.92124.98228.12330.96132.69636.34539.87944.59348.23851.43254.48758.1161.70665.31269.19372.16274.89177.30980.28783.50986.2389.31893.11396.54795.48195.664119.103121.513115.01110.208114.534117.66120.644123.431127.136130.884135.745137.456140.522143.162144.304146.74148.134150.059151.934153.358154.396156.207159.83181.896184.23185.262186.145187.536190.163

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16 comments on “2013 Indian Grand Prix lap charts”

  1. No way he was going to beat Vettel. But what a run of luck the guy’s having. Singapore: on for a podium or a 4th place at least, car in flames. Korea, recovering from the penalty, and on his way to 3rd or 4th, hits Perez tyre, and then car in flames. Here, the alternator.

    Tho, now I think abou tit, just Mark being Mark…

    1. This season you do have a point for saying he’s had worse luck to be frank.

      1. Starting to remind me of Hamilton last year. Webber’s had problems in: China, Silverstone, Germany, Singapore, Korea, India, Italy. Correct me if I am wrong here, I will point out Webber’s bad luck in 2013, and add if there are more.

        -China: Out of fuel, started from the back of the grid.
        -Silverstone: Damage to his front wing on lap 1, dropping him back to the field.
        -Germany: Bad pitstop and a lose tyre causing him to pit again and FIA implemented a fine for lose wheels.
        -Hungary: KERS Issues in qualifying cost him a likely 4th-3rd place on the grid.
        -Italy: Gearbox issue in 6th gear I think??
        -Singapore: As you said, on for a podium or 4th place then the car just died.
        -Korea: Car in flames, Perez hits tyre, race over after recovering from the penalty.
        -Japan *not sure*: He thinks RB did a bad strategy.
        -India: Alternator and problem with 6th gear *I noticed this as the camera switched to him, he braked so early into turn 1*

        1. 1 more:
          -Malaysia: “Mark is too slow get him out of the way, he is too slow”.

          1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXPYSHRruXA And he wonders why people boo him ;)

          2. @brownerboy Everybody that has followed F1 for more than a year wonder the same thing, since that video doesn’t show anything out of the ordinary in F1.

            The only lead drivers who don’t ask for team orders are the ones that know they will be issued without them asking (Hamilton, Alonso). Kinda silly thing to bring up, @brownerboy

  2. maybe Kimi should have been brought in on laps 48-50 when it became clear his tyres were dropping off.With the 20s of a tyre change he would have come out in 7th but with fresher tyres able to push to get past at least 1-2 more cars.But underfuelling put an end to that too.Finishing behind Grosjean today was mostly down to the strategy choice and resulted in him pushing GRO outside in frustration.
    E. Boullier might want to take charge of the situation in his team at the moment, with Raikkonen being pushed out of the team by the actions of some key team staff( like Alan Permane who has made clear his views on Raikkonen leaving the team with his previous comments) , if Lotus want to get that 2nd place in the constructor’s championship.The bad atmosphere is clearly not helping them when the objective is clearly in reach, given the speed the Lotus has.

  3. It was clear that Webber would not beat Vettel when he was not able to increase the gap to Vettel when he was in free air whereas Vettel had to go through traffic. This was really the advantage of Webber’s strategy but it did not gain him anything.

  4. For a little while I thought it there might be a battle for the lead, but Vettel didn’t lose much time in traffic. That’s mostly to Vettel’s credit, but I was also a bit disappointed by the way some drivers practically waved Vettel by. I thought Mark drove a pretty good first stint, but he was never going to win it unless Vettel got properly stuck in traffic.

    As a Hamilton fan, this was a pretty frustrating race. When Rosberg went for the undercut on Massa, he came out just in front of Grosjean (0.6s) so if Lewis would have pitted the next lap he would have come out behind Grosjean. Perhaps that is why Mercedes chose to pit him a bit later, but stopping at the same time as Massa was never going to do his race any good.

  5. Why oh why did Ferrari choose to start Fernando on the primes, it never works. It’s not that they didn’t have anything to lose, the WDC and WCC were out of reach but the second position in both were theirs to lose. If Fernando had got a podium, it would have been the first time ever with such strategy. Anyway we’ll never know what would have happened without the first turn incident with totally ruined his race.

    After the last pitstop he had enough pace to get past Ricciardo, Sutil and di Resta, he even might have finished before Kimi who was a total disaster in the last few laps. A 6th or 7th position would have qualified as a decent recovery drive. But somehow he couldn’t pass Ricciardo in 15th laps!! it was not Fernando’s greatest day to be sure. But I would have appreciated Ricciardo defending from Seb with 1/100 of the effort he put defending from Fernando.

    1. Mr win or lose
      28th October 2013, 9:34

      Alonso’s strategy didn’t work because he had to pit early for a new front wing. The idea was to pit late to avoid traffic, but with a damaged car and a compromised strategy (as he had still to use the soft tyre, not to mention the time lost due to the front wing replacement), there was little he could do.

    2. Mr win or lose hits the nail on the head, the front wing damage causing him to pit on the first lap ruined his strategy of running long. If he had started on options it would not have mattered so much (apart from the 8 secs or so extra on the pitstop to replace the wing).

      Also, starting on primes worked pretty well for Perez, and would have guaranteed Webber 2nd place so wasn’t a bad call imo. As for Ricciardo, well A) he probably didn’t want to annoy his future employers, and B) he was not on the same strategy as Vettel and had nothing to gain holding him up, even if he could.

  6. Vettel made his way through the field so fast, the cameras couldn’t even keep up!

  7. Interesting the Perez caught the Massa-Grosjean battle by three seconds in the last two laps, would have been interesting if he’d gotten past Hamilton sooner.

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