Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Bahrain International Circuit, 2014

2014 Bahrain Grand Prix lap charts

2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

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F1F CSWithout the interruption of the Safety Car, Mercedes were on course to win by over 80 seconds and could potentially have lapped all their rivals.

But as the saying goes you only need two cars to make a race, and the two W05s by themselves provided more than enough action for one race – several of their positions swaps don’t even appear on the chart below.

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Bahrain International Circuit, 2014And of course there was more going on than just the fight between the Mercedes – the position changes came thick and fast behind them.

One of the striking changes in the complexion of the race after the Safety Car period was the sudden increase in performance from the two Red Bull drivers. Having languished in the lower half of the points early in the race they made great strides in the final dozen laps.

The opportunity to save fuel during the Safety Car period, and the fact both drivers had already got their medium tyre stints out of the way, allowed both to go on the attack. Daniel Ricciardo was probably one lap away from finishing on the podium when the chequered flag fell.

Bahrain 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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Nico Rosberg1222222222222222222111222222222222222222222222222222222222
Lewis Hamilton2111111111111111111222111111111111111111111111111111111111
Valtteri Bottas35555555559161412987543333336111111999887533335109999998888888888
Sergio Perez4444444444443333398666666544333333485544333333333333333333
Kimi Raikkonen59999999998879141313119889991010999777910131312131211111111111111111111111110101010101010
Jenson Button666666666655544443129988888766555555488877555555799101111111116
Felipe Massa733333333333461110865444444333510101010996445101098888887777777777
Kevin Magnussen811111111111111111111111110101514141414131313131212151414131313131312111112131412
Fernando Alonso9777788888779141211107677777776781111111111109677666101010101010101099999999
Sebastian Vettel10101010101010101010109876761313101010101099887666666129998876666655566666666
Nico Hulkenberg118888777776665551187555555455444444337665444444444444455555
Daniil Kvyat12131313131313131313131717161312121211111112121213161616151414141414141414141413131212121212121212121212121212111111
Daniel Ricciardo131212121212121212121210108765431312111111111110101088877871310109987777766655544444
Jean-Eric Vergne14222222222222222222222222212021202020
Esteban Gutierrez15141414141415151515151315171616151515161515151515141415171717161616161616161515
Romain Grosjean16191817161616161616161413131717161616151414141414131212121515151515151515151616141313131313131313131313131313121212
Pastor Maldonado17151515151514141414141212118991010121616161616151313131212121212111010111112151414141414141516161616161615141414
Kamui Kobayashi18181919191818181818171516151514191919191817171717171717161616171717171717171717161515151515151615151515151516151515
Jules Bianchi191616161717171717171821192021202121212020202020202020202020202020201919191919191817171717171717171717171717171716
Marcus Ericsson20171718181919191919191820181818171717181919191919191919191818181818
Max Chilton21212121212121202020201921191919181818171718181818181818181919191919181818181818171616161616161414141414141414131313
Adrian Sutil222020202020202121212120182222222222

Bahrain Grand Prix race chart

The gaps between each driver on every lap. Use the control below to show/hide different drivers:

All the lap times by the drivers (in seconds, very slow laps excluded):

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2014drivercolours.csv

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Nico Rosberg1.021.030.9691.2971.4951.4551.5041.3821.5291.3411.4731.4321.4091.5091.1780.8970.550.5160006.0945.6236.0586.4766.8017.0417.2687.4617.5827.8188.5128.4328.8699.2429.5119.6829.7879.7879.52613.5850.9251.2881.4231.2450.4130.480.9820.8940.6120.5650.5780.8271.0110.9861.0141.085
Lewis Hamilton0000000000000000002.06419.93315.259000000000000000000000000000000000000
Valtteri Bottas3.7734.3385.3876.3817.3398.51110.21512.11714.1120.99441.09440.13839.75638.83638.81838.21537.66935.72732.38432.26228.96815.45216.70618.88124.54145.65345.95145.88845.96145.8548.49450.41451.76252.48553.58454.66455.19255.4256.05959.21295.77353.41919.9389.4478.8564.3387.58810.67613.56915.67518.04119.74720.56623.20326.05329.55331.876
Sergio Perez3.193.3934.3155.2835.9336.988.5939.90311.49312.92114.53616.75718.86620.13321.08425.46444.68742.25238.06336.72632.68718.34418.72120.52622.9725.32927.19928.89729.96830.96531.99233.6934.88839.54459.40258.45557.86757.4257.1256.80871.34531.5354.3343.7142.1221.7084.4127.1669.85812.01114.19114.82215.57717.56319.73722.10924.067
Kimi Raikkonen5.9947.3338.97810.68312.00813.26815.1117.1319.02120.922.92924.72329.80650.00348.14648.15947.33947.10144.23344.12441.66227.8628.71331.52134.39436.41138.61540.69743.10144.93447.00451.65457.9879.60479.12778.69680.05681.46382.25681.969100.30676.23646.47411.76711.495.4988.68112.67116.92920.54622.72923.24923.85326.0628.14130.90633.462
Jenson Button4.1455.176.2977.3388.3559.34710.87912.61114.52115.93917.33419.15721.13822.86924.37426.44530.61348.99145.244.37240.62226.7627.42628.80729.90831.57632.29833.5834.60535.70636.6138.15339.31140.89945.26365.164.4864.17464.02463.79778.58737.0797.3116.2994.3512.5976.88311.93115.99820.10823.98325.21126.06528.39471.321
Felipe Massa1.942.2533.013.9735.0956.1417.6369.01310.61712.08814.00317.69822.9942.02740.88540.30139.57337.60833.7733.34629.71715.95117.26719.35122.2124.64526.71833.52654.05153.57553.6153.67453.54254.30754.86355.44155.66658.70177.63876.11491.99250.76319.1938.9197.8963.9177.1289.71912.65115.13117.6619.0720.1622.73225.34929.08231.265
Kevin Magnussen6.7998.40410.16812.08913.52214.97217.18519.25721.79123.98727.79831.09734.17740.03460.3360.17959.90458.82655.73255.29351.62837.65738.69141.25846.01566.49466.74767.22767.73468.70869.33870.55872.6373.77575.18977.51179.34583.921104.215103.527
Fernando Alonso4.9296.0627.3528.80211.07612.58414.38415.76717.59219.45721.16225.6145.78644.63443.28742.79542.49341.43739.73640.01336.9323.48324.9527.12329.26331.23833.63738.29358.24658.02858.17858.75359.00659.67860.72361.40762.21262.47963.44363.38380.92758.92221.51810.3439.9534.868.10312.32816.40818.75820.66321.05721.51224.33326.96330.29432.595
Sebastian Vettel6.387.7929.66311.47212.81914.02815.78317.61519.76421.5923.47525.3127.33928.77130.89835.5354.62451.31547.8446.3542.13628.28929.26831.30832.76933.96935.02736.54837.49639.20841.08943.50146.18252.09475.40375.475.08174.55574.38473.37288.61547.08114.2267.1735.543.1065.8868.43811.61914.36917.07718.45719.69722.23224.97128.24229.879
Nico Hulkenberg5.296.4827.9369.3129.98110.94912.0813.5515.36516.89518.26619.93421.91623.71928.0746.0443.70641.67537.47435.87231.84917.46417.83419.95122.47425.74427.76529.99330.78931.82132.78434.8636.44338.21643.27962.62961.22960.40459.83658.96471.84732.5475.854.9853.3411.98758.04410.85613.50216.17617.48519.2521.53123.97626.72728.654
Daniil Kvyat7.819.50611.2613.42715.09216.70118.79120.70323.65828.54749.23648.01947.78947.84447.5647.76149.04248.80548.57849.73148.16935.73338.14443.39966.60968.21569.88671.35873.21174.76176.579.09780.93682.90884.56285.55586.77988.21592.295118.956139.18989.31751.9212.57412.1265.8589.29313.09917.29721.40524.66926.21428.02231.4334.72838.12441.342
Daniel Ricciardo7.38.95410.74812.77114.24315.60417.81419.80222.61524.5826.39226.98628.13329.2730.32631.09531.88234.88852.01350.95447.11932.64232.93533.85335.20736.78139.13841.25843.69645.64847.50449.83751.53554.2259.35278.9778.07977.00776.45374.97389.71647.82218.3228.27.2863.5486.1689.05111.81513.96816.56117.93518.39319.88221.66823.17324.489
Jean-Eric Vergne48.07179.63381.54784.5187.35489.73492.96595.77998.998104.252107.198110.077113.024118.634140.918140.793142.052144.713
Esteban Gutierrez8.05510.35712.62314.96817.43720.82623.44825.82228.53331.17634.28241.6662.40661.64561.67661.66361.8261.28260.14361.0459.08146.91249.40253.08356.58260.68767.29289.71490.47893.49394.44195.34696.29997.8101.581102.597103.9105.387107.949
Romain Grosjean11.17314.57716.02918.11219.79722.05424.21827.44629.89332.2934.77137.3242.29463.74563.03762.75662.5861.82759.06459.72657.24344.3646.03648.37451.00653.2555.76861.45982.86283.66483.90184.57585.20686.3987.71988.94993.293114.563113.886119.868139.38290.05453.43813.37813.1116.24310.10414.118.34322.03325.34226.62128.52632.37435.59339.35943.143
Pastor Maldonado8.82911.50613.73216.13418.01520.16922.51225.03227.29429.4631.6633.90236.1338.05140.08442.38745.53547.59450.41270.52666.25752.45453.42354.78157.00658.73460.48562.263.55965.17666.7168.67170.44572.28574.36576.45678.62980.4786.325126.248175.863147.878113.37160.46720.0356.67613.08444.86648.71451.32853.19853.38354.76756.7258.94261.34562.803
Kamui Kobayashi11.03615.34418.44121.7324.14126.37728.94531.55334.65137.52640.62944.09547.74351.9958.04482.22581.66981.05179.14580.07878.13465.93168.25171.92675.30378.70282.07685.46589.5293.25896.705100.891104.417108.617115.881141.78143.439145.515147.771163.237187.051148.819118.07870.87233.5327.21813.25819.39628.67236.78543.19849.04854.64861.33169.46278.39387.9
Jules Bianchi9.88812.7415.39918.86421.94524.42427.55730.34233.84940.71563.90965.542104.938134.999136.614145.046149.047157.752173.84176.961176.946166.593172.368177.36182.426187.095192.905198.245204.561211.007219.731246.15248.561251.779255.327260.691265.408268.329288.227314.167337.184281.241238.281186.874151.221112.747118.636124.816131.567137.631143.199146.986152.38160.528168.059175.209
Marcus Ericsson11.02414.52717.97621.30625.27128.16831.34934.92838.49242.33149.65472.83973.89474.46975.12876.0677.30278.16878.7681.75281.68270.88774.90880.42386.04294.398118.222119.258120.705122.282124.341126.808128.753
Max Chilton11.91416.53520.32223.45326.66130.64134.57837.53940.81344.01650.78873.24874.45475.00875.63676.66777.87378.65477.53579.58279.72968.5972.11976.3580.96385.48889.89298.053123.242124.932126.886130.168132.8135.796138.896142.551144.872147.08149.97168.819209.66154.391118.64972.54134.8727.8411.97216.49121.55126.27530.67733.77536.73541.62346.28250.43359.909
Adrian Sutil11.70816.16819.47722.87726.17129.85636.81459.68260.63161.51763.08465.075201.399239.213244.222248.02251.859

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9 comments on “2014 Bahrain Grand Prix lap charts”

  1. So what would have happened without the safety car?

    P1/P2 HAM/ROS clearly
    P3/P4 PER/HUL probably
    P5/P6 MAS/BOT – would most likely have been able to pass the Red Bulls, might even have been able to threaten Force India
    P7/P8 RIC/VET – probably in this order as RIC had better top speed and seemed more comfortable all Sat/Sun
    P9 BUT – if he didn’t retire. He might have been able to stay ahead of the Red Bulls but even before the SC, it looked like they would catch him
    P10/P11 ALO/RAI probably

    1. @mike-dee How would the safety car have helped the Williams cars? Everyone had made their final stops so surely it just put them closer to the Red Bulls and Force Indias.

  2. When’s the last time two cars swapped positions three or four times with passing moves? Normally the faster car gets ahead and it’s all over, something that has made F1 so boring in recent years. Would the ERS play a part, with one car having a little more, then next lap the other? Whatever it is, that Formula needs to be copied so all cars can fight like that! It was like watching a real car race!! lol.

    1. It’s mostly down due to the track layout. The Bahrain circuit allows drivers to counter-attack at the next corner; i.e. if you make a move at T1, you get a bad exit, and you’re vulnerable at T4.

  3. Me Lello Jelo
    7th April 2014, 4:25

    Safety car gave a boost to Ricardo and Vettel who were far behind the pack. then they came breathing down on Perez and took Hulk in the mix who had a harder tire. You can clearly see Hulk defending Vettel and Ricardo for 5 ( Lap 46 to 52 giving breathing room for Perez.
    I hope all the races are as fun and exiting as this one.

    1. Red Bull getting lucky again!

  4. @keithcollantine did anyone else notice that the lap times are coming down quickly? Nico’s fastest lap of 1:37.020 was only .059 seconds behind Vettel’s 1:36.961in 2013?!!? The race was so exciting and great that everyone is overlooking that performance is already improving rapidly.

    Granted, they’ve had lots of running time at Bahrain and it’s a better fit for the new engines and their power, but still another nail in the coffin of the doom sayers about how terrible the new 2014 Formula 1 is!!!

    1. Oh, and the speed traps was over 21kmh faster this year, with Massa hitting over 335kmh!!!

  5. The lap chart starting from lap 47 is frightening for all teams but Merc.

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