Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Shanghai International Circuit, 2014

2014 Chinese Grand Prix lap charts

2014 Chinese Grand Prix

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Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Shanghai International Circuit, 2014Sebastian Vettel might have cost team mate Daniel Ricciardo a podium position by hesitating when he was told to let his team mate past in the middle of the race.

The data below indicate Ricciardo lost over four seconds while trying to find a way past his team mate from laps 22 to 25. Vettel initially resisted calls from Red Bull to let his team mate by, but said he relented when told they were on different strategies.

Ricciardo was 1.2 seconds behind Fernando Alonso after 56 laps. However due to an error the race result was based on the standings after 54 laps, when he was 3.5 seconds behind.

It’s far from certain Ricciardo would have been able to pass the Ferrari had he caught it, especially given the Red Bull’s poor straight-line speed.

And even if he had done, had it been on lap 55 or 56 he would have lost the place in the same way Kamui Kobayashi lost the 17th place he took off Bianchi on the last lap. Like in Melbourne, it would have been a case of Ricciardo finishing in the top three ‘on the track’, then being stripped of his podium finish afterwards.

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/2014drivercolours.csv

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Lewis Hamilton1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
Daniel Ricciardo2444444444432222555555555544444444333344444444444444444
Sebastian Vettel3222222222223544333333444455555555455555555555555555555
Nico Rosberg4666555555544355444444333333333332222233332222222222222
Fernando Alonso5333333333356433222222222222222223544422223333333333333
Felipe Massa6555666666821212121212020202019191919191919191717171618171717161616161615151515151515151515151515
Valtteri Bottas710988888887651097777777777777777777777777777777777777777
Nico Hulkenberg87777777776710876666666666666666666666666666666666666666
Jean-Eric Vergne91213141414141313131198768141413131313131312121212111111910121212121212121212121212121212121212121212
Romain Grosjean1088999999101712121312119999999101010101016
Kimi Raikkonen11910101010101010991313121110888888888888888888888888888888888888888
Jenson Button121414131313131521202016141415131211111111121212131313131314141412111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
Daniil Kvyat13111111111111111111108768141313121212111111111111111010101011101010101010101010101010101010101010101010
Adrian Sutil142222222222
Kevin Magnussen15161616161616161515141111111091012151515151515151515141212121214131313131313131313131313131313131313131313
Sergio Perez1613121212121212121212171515141211101010101010999999991199999999999999999999999
Esteban Gutierrez1715151515151514141413109913151515141414141414141414151816151515141414141515151516161616161616161616161616
Kamui Kobayashi181717171717171716161514171616161617171717171717171717171515161817161616171717171719181818181818181818181818
Jules Bianchi191919191919191918181819191818181818181818181818181818181919191919181818181818181817171717171717171717171717
Marcus Ericsson2021212121212121202121202020202021212121212121212121212121202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020
Max Chilton2120202020202020191919181619191919191919202020202020202020181817161919191919191919181919191919191919191919
Pastor Maldonado221818181818181817171615181717171716161616161616161616161413131313151515151414141414141414141414141414141414

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/2014drivercolours.csv

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Lewis Hamilton000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Daniel Ricciardo3.1864.4965.3466.1326.998.0629.33511.01312.48714.00215.40616.09316.4817.11122.31340.33431.70312.60413.03613.68313.8214.47416.26618.40120.23221.19722.2823.14323.50623.48523.68324.21224.99725.23925.96626.50931.39243.42422.13522.03422.16723.21722.89523.40123.51123.69423.82923.53123.64123.69124.13825.48126.28727.136
Sebastian Vettel1.5142.4182.9593.5364.1825.3786.9558.5459.62410.49811.57917.18334.51333.72433.06933.27325.467.0557.9819.05810.19112.90115.95417.70519.89622.79324.13625.4826.35427.04228.06629.64231.95438.3955.30554.80254.04648.56728.49929.40830.54732.41533.24934.52835.55436.52337.84938.68339.78341.2242.64644.51446.16747.778
Nico Rosberg4.6536.3157.3378.1138.289.07310.20211.93413.73515.42717.57618.83724.13942.41940.39138.80729.7439.96610.35410.56710.76512.71913.84814.515.5115.79616.41416.61216.46216.1616.64117.19517.9317.71218.0218.93626.44338.61916.25915.96815.6315.96414.9915.2815.03214.80414.61113.75413.96613.90114.11615.30717.02118.062
Fernando Alonso2.5113.6154.0754.5485.0796.548.2029.57111.0611.90517.88934.82433.70533.07532.3731.37622.7253.7464.5385.4595.8756.7147.7028.4019.78710.99812.05712.91813.45613.88815.3716.15821.63939.12438.93238.6738.48732.99212.77513.8514.6416.56117.04217.83618.09918.2218.43618.22518.68219.16920.44221.39722.53323.604
Felipe Massa3.8985.5817.0028.67810.22112.24913.97215.60917.03423.18497.15696.51296.40997.11997.46898.26291.44573.75876.53479.02280.98983.32385.84788.37491.75194.74298.033101.585106.204109.776117.341137.42137.42136.485136.545137.305137.72132.904113.371117.951119.561121.319122.635126.336127.922129.441130.829131.883133.691135.231137.117139.188141.108
Valtteri Bottas7.359.8810.92712.29213.2614.59216.03717.88618.87520.2521.8226.67546.94247.43947.75347.72239.97921.37422.29723.1423.95125.22427.26928.56330.40132.01833.55734.83436.24737.16243.07661.74761.32960.90461.42761.99261.96356.96336.8938.44440.30542.71843.75845.34146.41147.39548.37949.1415050.83851.96553.28354.5855.697
Nico Hulkenberg4.937.4598.5139.83711.35512.95614.73916.55217.84519.50726.10944.50844.50745.23345.11944.74336.60918.42319.70521.0921.92223.28224.88926.75528.70330.36431.94333.40934.37835.27841.7459.31258.75758.39458.72758.63158.50953.13133.77635.59537.3839.73340.84942.48543.36944.20745.18445.88246.68647.65848.94150.87552.8154.295
Jean-Eric Vergne8.79112.93116.25518.81821.36623.97427.3630.28332.82735.58537.53439.68741.3343.43450.90769.60860.97842.67144.07245.70748.07251.55455.15458.74161.73464.34666.55468.6970.18871.8774.35982.193102.204101.786103.347104.338105.472101.55782.68284.65286.78189.36391.81894.45496.87898.98101.377104.392107.3110.163112.959115.847118.776
Romain Grosjean6.4999.77212.18913.38714.89216.68818.85321.14127.78248.16448.95149.83151.45752.99654.38855.5648.73831.57233.7935.95337.49139.60743.99847.99652.30855.71959.2699.228
Kimi Raikkonen7.12510.61212.91214.62216.13617.83719.94622.07224.08930.49550.56450.52451.08351.90853.36753.58646.05628.61430.23931.57532.71334.72436.73138.58441.03142.5344.40346.26647.83249.8457.26976.5376.44575.43175.22575.05674.76369.81950.35551.43353.20255.21956.9658.86160.24661.59762.83563.72965.24267.42369.30871.66473.96176.335
Jenson Button9.48513.1615.01718.09420.61923.11630.07449.28350.95852.40853.83354.89756.06658.29760.46361.72555.72839.11842.00444.56447.58951.00754.74959.27863.23566.41569.65377.40394.76894.31994.56695.33496.41997.29698.725100.146101.61897.49378.91281.31983.53486.27388.35990.74192.54294.25996.27898.215100.595104.403107.417110.827113.733
Daniil Kvyat8.02411.38613.80416.10917.97520.17922.77925.82328.07830.50932.98935.39637.99345.33764.70564.54457.14140.21142.66345.08946.51448.5451.51454.23857.55160.25162.74565.15866.88868.58775.30294.9695.11895.20795.80296.4197.25193.35875.00177.10979.36582.12383.55785.92387.56289.15690.83592.419495.73697.78100.212104.664
Adrian Sutil19.34135.16451.92567.31586.111
Kevin Magnussen10.7615.32118.79121.88824.74928.07431.40634.64237.74240.06842.5745.0447.70450.56752.76756.1656.22757.31957.38458.31858.79960.13162.41964.35566.82970.51373.07176.26778.41779.96186.862104.352103.874104.259104.766105.421105.916101.99883.17185.16887.48390.70992.92195.62697.878100.44103.978106.351108.95111.654114.877119.192122.616
Sergio Perez8.83911.93114.41216.59818.61321.06723.69426.729.32736.90456.07555.94456.60557.86558.21458.2851.2433.09834.87436.71738.18240.28342.92544.9247.1248.68450.14751.41752.81561.77281.11580.22779.30278.29378.33178.66678.88773.82353.91154.98156.78458.91460.04361.75463.55764.7166.26467.47369.25571.50173.85477.57180.46982.647
Esteban Gutierrez10.10114.22717.42919.99622.91725.82729.23132.2735.03237.63740.18142.50945.30853.31872.19672.55165.44548.11350.42552.65954.68557.25760.31462.9866.42770.29379.431101.845105.901107.585109.3111.011112.465113.268114.746116.75119.569116.71898.912106.101125.173126.234126.634128.147129.841131.944133.688135.221137.256139.567142.18144.822147.661
Kamui Kobayashi11.31916.31319.63423.01125.86729.20433.07136.70739.79542.9750.98573.14574.74876.75878.51280.02474.76859.9863.68867.48970.24273.66577.38481.12385.2689.09692.86196.47199.919109.659133.253133.797134.164134.797135.85137.891139.629138.02120.874130.006152.504155.772157.584159.81163.019166.213167.763168.794170.831173.819179.64184.405189.414
Jules Bianchi12.37717.69821.86125.69429.28132.9836.90141.21644.83248.75658.26881.32881.99783.01984.61486.19380.58964.86868.29371.85974.58477.98582.37686.24190.17594.10697.419106.03131.609133.138135.601138.132140.357143.265145.586147.629150.756148.842132.138135.594138.943143.885147.683151.69155.162158.796162.239165.196168.407173.497178.049183.989188.188
Marcus Ericsson14.21720.36424.78628.89332.86537.68842.72847.89353.01363.41485.89688.15290.40692.88695.60699.0494.63779.51384.03288.98792.6697.25102.259107.8112.717118.698129.342152.006152.779152.575153.517155.24157.554160.792165.509168.715172.502170.492154.271159.584164.994176.178199.25201.39204.832207.186210.02212.715215.945220.829224.556231.25
Max Chilton13.51918.92923.44528.07432.1136.21240.3944.37748.0351.84357.0116686.70388.10290.73893.30887.47172.18476.00181.19284.33288.04692.15996.331100.839105.81109.442112.837115.915120.721124.228133.27154.35155.334158.646160.66163.523162.001144.195147.461150.922156.257159.987166.105170.255174.29178.388187.494209.323210.319212.766215.751
Pastor Maldonado11.6516.93120.57423.70827.17830.43234.13938.04641.46844.81552.88875.13575.97377.43379.17880.65274.56758.37761.05563.47165.44467.84670.67473.34776.42278.99781.80483.94586.04687.42289.46396.835114.916114.669115.285117.01118.836114.42595.42197.45299.358103.404105.503107.712109.554111.183113.043115.455118.646122.99127.249130.407132.976

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8 comments on “2014 Chinese Grand Prix lap charts”

  1. Lewis Hamilton lost a lot of time at the end of the first stint to ensure that he dictates the tire strategy. Very strong pace from the Mercs indeed.

  2. Mr win or lose
    20th April 2014, 19:11

    It seems that Ricciardo lost about 5 seconds behind Vettel, so that may well have cost him the podium.

    1. If it cost him five seconds trying to overtake Vettel, it would have cost him more than that trying to overtake Alonso. So it’s unlikely, especially considering the premature ending.

  3. Comparing Vettel and Ricciardo, it looks like Vettel initially matched Ricciardo on the option tyres, and then loosing out on the last two stints on the primes. Maybe Vettels car was more set up for qualifying (option tyres). In any case, Ricciardo did a great job once more.

    1. Vettel said the differences in setup were minimal.

  4. Would’ve, could’ve, should’ve of.

    The problem with these types of scenarios is that it requires holding what Fernando (or other drivers, circumstances) does static. We don’t know if ALO was managing the gap to Ricciardo or not. He wasn’t going to catch Rosberg, and with reliability of engines, and needing to extend the life of engine components as much as possible, essential at this point in the season, it’s more than likely ALO wasn’t maxing out what his car could do. ALO is a master of taking care of his car. If RIC gets close to him, ALO may have found another .5 to 1 sec a lap and kept RIC at bay.

    But it makes for good reading/speculation and more ammo for folks already inclined not to like VET, etc.

  5. I’m missing Webber’s helmet. From the photo above it’s hard to tell RIC and VET apart!

  6. DR was pulling away at almost 1s per lap on the primes from Vettel. Amazing.

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