Kimi Raikkonen, Valtteri Bottas, Albert Park, 2014

2014 Australian Grand Prix lap charts

2014 Australian Grand Prix

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Kimi Raikkonen, Valtteri Bottas, Albert Park, 2014Williams came away from the Australian Grand Prix with ten points. That’s twice what they scored during the whole of 2013.

Yet they had cause to be disappointed with their result. The FW36 was clearly one of the fastest cars on the track, but misfortune ended Felipe Massa’s race at the first corner.

Valtteri Bottas produced some excellent overtaking moves as he made his way forward from 15th on the grid – but he also made a costly mistake.

On lap ten he banged his car against a wall, damaging his wheel and puncturing his tyre, forcing a pit stop. Fortunately for him he the Safety Car was deployed, minimising the loss, and he was able to fight back.

By the end of the race he’d made 14 overtakes to take sixth, which became fifth after Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification. But how much better could it have been?

Bottas was shaping up to make a move on Fernando Alonso when he hit the wall. Given his pace it seems likely he would have been able to pass the Ferrari, and at this stage he already had Jenson Button behind him.

Bottas would have been in a fight with Ricciardo and Kevin Magnussen for a top-three finish. Given the pace he showed when he was in free air – he set the second-fastest lap – there’s a good chance he would have been able to pass them for second. But Nico Rosberg was probably always going to be out of reach.

The lap chart and race chart below give more insight into how the race unfolded for each driver.

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/2014drivercolours.csv

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Lewis Hamilton14
Daniel Ricciardo2222222222222222222222222222222222223322222222222222222222
Nico Rosberg3111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
Kevin Magnussen4333333333333333333333333333333333332233333333333333333333
Fernando Alonso5655555555555555555555555555555554475555555555555555555555
Jean-Eric Vergne676778888877777777777777777777776910107777777777888888899999
Nico Hulkenberg7544444444444444444444444444444448996666666666666666777777
Daniil Kvyat8989999999889101010109999999910101010101010977610101010101010101010101010101010101010101010
Felipe Massa9
Jenson Button1011101010101010101099666666666666666666661010884444444444444444444444
Kimi Raikkonen11876666677668888888888888888888875559999999999999999988888
Sebastian Vettel12151516
Adrian Sutil13121111111212111111101010999910101111111111111111111111111111111113131313131313131312121212121212121212121212
Kamui Kobayashi14
Valtteri Bottas151098877766161616161616141211101010101010999999986648888888888777777666666
Sergio Perez16181717161616161616151717171717151414141312121212121212121212121212121111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
Max Chilton1716141414141414141514141414141417171717171717161617171716161515151515151515151515151515141414141414141414141414
Jules Bianchi1820191918181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181817171616161616161616161616161616151515151515
Marcus Ericsson19131212121111121313121212121212131515161616161717161616
Romain Grosjean2017161515151515151413131313131312131313141414131313131315141313131313121212121212121212
Pastor Maldonado211413131313131312121111111111111111121212131314141414141415
Esteban Gutierrez221918181717171717171715151515151616161515151515151515151313141414141414141414141414141413131313131313131313131313

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/2014drivercolours.csv

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Lewis Hamilton4.09
Daniel Ricciardo1.5111.2831.8392.8664.0934.5964.5035.0415.8696.5657.7198.6771.2720.7850.8242.2632.2892.9774.4685.2776.2546.9367.9818.84910.18510.51910.039.58210.62611.65612.83214.06615.00816.67517.97836.82743.99723.47216.14116.50116.81516.7818.0118.51618.32119.85621.61322.64922.91523.38922.86123.00923.45123.82424.00624.17224.525
Nico Rosberg000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Kevin Magnussen3.3643.1125.2647.1218.4499.3299.35810.5612.08313.27414.28316.5522.0591.6151.4632.923.0193.8596.0357.5719.10610.09311.43111.93413.36114.68215.70816.52318.71819.49920.73221.05322.16523.0923.83724.36841.81325.74917.29117.79517.69618.15219.19819.52419.74320.99922.7523.91224.10924.33923.62823.93425.14525.86426.1225.93626.777
Fernando Alonso6.2287.1529.1979.97710.74411.40112.27614.18616.37419.00221.48426.745.0644.2452.2464.7436.1547.91110.88612.69814.47116.37718.46419.8221.93823.19623.39123.62225.82826.71327.81528.730.56130.65949.50655.01454.19833.57426.19326.7527.59928.84130.52231.18231.06431.73632.0532.33333.05333.76433.74534.40534.45734.63834.834.10735.284
Jean-Eric Vergne6.7677.65911.31813.23415.38816.76817.61418.86220.73822.73324.58933.8147.3955.9363.4626.1427.6279.84512.42114.16416.18217.79220.0421.48723.22324.93425.31725.98727.92928.88230.3430.97851.89558.33258.21557.91357.36537.26830.8532.47134.01935.74237.30838.90139.11641.07843.40545.4447.6849.78150.67552.05555.3957.01458.3159.36760.441
Nico Hulkenberg4.9485.626.7118.659.56410.6511.85113.60716.04118.40520.09722.2252.8882.7191.934.4165.3197.46910.37911.95113.815.81717.81319.33421.14822.36822.72722.85124.68325.70827.42928.20149.43954.90455.04656.49556.31136.04229.59630.86332.47734.1636.07837.58837.78139.21940.32141.93343.39145.20445.07347.95749.15350.93151.27651.17750.718
Daniil Kvyat7.4658.57512.22714.32515.87917.64718.45819.7721.24423.33725.45142.02613.9778.665.2318.8911.17213.54616.43518.36920.95323.41526.56328.35631.27632.58532.65733.33635.34336.13937.38937.53238.94740.1641.77163.1567.21744.65736.97137.56438.02538.59340.38242.32643.31845.17546.62349.10850.68252.44152.9854.50856.09757.81359.05561.62963.585
Felipe Massa
Valtteri Bottas7.7288.77811.59713.44413.75313.70114.24415.26716.78278.704106.37490.30640.69116.4598.66413.23914.2516.95820.06222.13724.14425.74127.31328.58830.14430.58630.32830.31132.02732.99434.36234.42935.5136.16938.158.6963.24541.8334.70635.13135.80736.37937.76439.39739.77840.96942.04943.04543.72745.52345.28846.47747.56947.78647.56646.82547.639
Jenson Button8.299.57112.51114.72816.4118.11918.97320.50222.26424.55547.21333.7845.7245.0963.0125.226.5828.56811.28413.29415.3217.08319.28320.73222.55423.87124.24224.73426.67927.60429.2447.90652.9852.51653.03252.72551.69230.53423.12423.81224.48724.99825.89526.46726.28426.91126.95227.57428.14728.8328.51629.06629.49330.10930.61630.69830.027
Kimi Raikkonen7.3498.29210.29812.37213.02613.18113.90717.47919.9121.9924.05835.75311.8116.6314.0396.778.2110.39513.25514.6816.76818.55720.64922.04825.76527.26327.57528.24929.44829.99931.53832.31334.3335.44139.81259.62865.1343.83236.50336.87537.51538.16339.63241.02441.39142.73744.19645.98648.32850.8351.36352.90754.68355.55356.11456.49657.675
Sebastian Vettel18.93931.19946.894
Adrian Sutil11.33115.32919.58824.47230.82835.39337.9741.21845.06349.38262.21246.53312.7797.8984.8128.44511.99316.16721.12124.91628.91332.75336.05938.87342.14544.17345.87147.40949.98651.91154.91756.58959.76563.3388.10197.0196.88476.96670.62871.873.12174.63776.83479.17380.24382.27283.97386.27389.05291.53194.04895.98197.58199.123100.565101.999
Kamui Kobayashi
Sergio Perez54.66961.77263.07164.64265.23766.336769.44671.65173.671107.94994.38847.12918.0389.87514.15816.03119.7725.3229.07631.68833.68236.62539.39342.55844.66646.7248.0951.26953.20855.8876.04382.15581.54281.08780.61979.11657.87650.35750.56451.29652.02353.52754.99555.34156.44757.94359.92562.0564.68865.92368.2570.69173.45876.35382.33785.916
Max Chilton23.48229.30233.96237.95141.14945.62749.70654.15260.97165.98484.96774.07432.79112.5527.68916.74121.68827.05333.23438.67344.69750.51357.32682.78992.45396.17597.843100.652104.377108.303112.32114.39118.899122.666125.706130.905133.558116.331114.71120.209146.089156.901161.067165.654169.602173.087176.528183.895190.077193.912197.175200.552203.501207.075209.525
Esteban Gutierrez59.85667.62472.42674.88775.89477.07177.68779.25980.97284.115103.01387.61939.65915.7148.60315.26219.59324.66831.00534.85438.88443.49247.73852.19654.87857.22959.59161.44764.60886.75197.00196.35296.46696.97297.4798.20698.21978.15671.28972.66973.91476.35579.09181.9182.48183.92885.21887.60890.09994.68296.42498.252100.903102.962105.617108.103
Marcus Ericsson12.97516.5520.24225.07729.94735.30739.73646.05351.61657.45668.18251.60215.93410.0166.56613.20919.08624.2231.91337.39743.66649.3677.48386.91290.40392.92896.673
Romain Grosjean28.75736.69939.45343.67146.72649.56251.25754.759.20462.82175.11659.27717.74611.0086.79711.8415.49319.22925.01329.7634.46139.72843.08846.04948.9151.26152.59172.90681.1280.9482.5982.42283.81684.72486.09486.91387.33968.57762.72264.47966.56368.07970.578
Pastor Maldonado14.46717.23621.61226.40131.51135.90340.07644.43548.78153.04865.40349.2514.9489.0935.90410.09913.39118.70424.08228.20434.1139.5545.59849.10652.82455.84458.90764.01588.771

NB. Jules Bianchi’s race has been omitted because he was six laps down from the start. Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified from the final result.

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14 comments on “2014 Australian Grand Prix lap charts”

  1. Wow Alonso really wanted to be fifth

    1. Not as much Rosberg wanted the first position (if I understood correctly that your post was based on the lap chart).

  2. Frightening pace shown by the WO5. The fact that Rosberg set FL on lap 19 when he still had ~75 kg of fuel onboard is scary. Imagine how fast he could have gone if he tried.

    1. no it shows how the fuel regulations stop drivers from driving fast, once they have estabalished a gap from then on its just gap management ( the person behing uses much fuel trying get past). fuel limits where they are are stupid and stop racing if Bernie if you really to stop racing why not just sell your shares and sail on… oh wait….

  3. We always pick on him, and question his ability.. But Chilton’s ability to finish every godamn race will probably pay off this season… He already got a 13th place this season!

    1. Indeed, he is slow but his consistency may very well pay off this season.

  4. Wow, the lap chart really shows that absolutely nothing happened in the race, except for one safety car.

  5. Interesting pace differences between Alonso and Raikkonen and Hulkenberg and Perez, I guess that would suggest the slower drivers were carrying issues. Perez was completely anonymous during the race, I dont think I saw him at all after the first lap.

    1. I think Gutierrez git him (Perez) on the first lap, and he had to change tires but you are right, I didn’t see him either. Hope he does better in Malaysia

  6. Thanks for the charts @keithcollantine
    I have been really keen to see how the two Lotus drivers compare. I was expecting them to be a bit closer, really. Grosjean was averaging a second per lap quicker than Maldonado, and nothing Maldonado said after the race made it sound like he was having issues before his retirement.
    Anyone know anything different or was that gap genuine?

  7. so after looking at the race chart and race lap times I think we can establish the performance order

    1) Mercedes – 0sec – good straight line speed, good downforce levels
    2) Williams – +1sec – Same engine as merc, maybe 1sec a lap slower due to less downforce
    3=) Redbull – +1.5sec – down on power/ driveability, equal to or better than merc downforce
    3=) McLaren – +1.5sec – Same engine as merc, maybe 1.5sec a lap slower due to less downforce
    3=) Ferarri – +1.5sec – jack of all trades/ some problems with everything
    6) Force India – +2sec – same engine as merc, maybe 2sec a lap slower due to less downforce
    7) Toro Rosso – +3sec – down on power/driveability, maybe 1.5sec a lap slower due to less downforce
    8=) Sauber – +4sec
    8=) Lotus – +4sec
    10=) Marussia +5sec
    10=) Caterham +5sec

    I think we’ll see all the renault teams gain half a second or so from sorting their drivability issues during the flyaways, maybe the ferrari teams the same to a lesser extent this will probably push the redbulls and ferraris upto williams performance and bring the sauber and lotus closer to the rest of the midfield with the lotus having a bigger jump (seeing as it currently appears fairly unfriendly)

  8. Maldonado has nothing to say ’cause he was much quicker in the opening laps. Check the graph again.

  9. Alexander (@)
    17th March 2014, 9:50

    Umm.. Claire Williams said Bottas overtook over 20 cars, and he did start 15th not 10th as in the graph….

    1. Check the chart again ;)

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