2014 Monaco Grand Prix tyre strategies and pit stops

2014 Monaco Grand Prix

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Felipe Massa, Williams, Monte-Carlo, 2014Last year Mercedes user thier position at the front of the field to slow the pace at Monaco so they could look after their tyres and not be jumped in the pits by their rivals.

This time they had no such concerns, and Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton scorched away at the front of the pack.

Unfortunatley Adrian Sutil’s crash led to a Safety Car period which kept us from seeing whether Hamilton might have found a way past his team mate using pit strategy.

Several teams reaped the reward of gambling at this point. Nico Hulkenberg had qualified outside the top ten and started on soft tyres, but was able to go the remaining distance on the super-soft compound.

Conversely Felipe Massa had started the race on the softer tyre and Wiliams chose not to make a pit stop under the Safety Car, in order to move him up the running order. This also paid off, thanks partly to other drivers retiring, and he finished seventh. He also benefited from the fastest complete pit stop of the race, partly due to the fact that most other drivers made their stops on the same lap under the Safety Car, losing some time in the pits.

Monaco Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3Stint 4
Nico RosbergSuper soft (26)Soft (52)
Lewis HamiltonSuper soft (26)Soft (52)
Daniel RicciardoSuper soft (26)Soft (52)
Fernando AlonsoSuper soft (26)Soft (52)
Nico HulkenbergSoft (26)Super soft (51)
Jenson ButtonSuper soft (25)Soft (52)
Felipe MassaSuper soft (45)Soft (32)
Romain GrosjeanSuper soft (1)Soft (22)Super soft (54)
Jules BianchiSoft (25)Super soft (52)
Kevin MagnussenSuper soft (26)Soft (51)
Marcus EricssonSoft (25)Super soft (26)Super soft (26)
Kimi RaikkonenSuper soft (26)Soft (2)Soft (45)Super soft (4)
Kamui KobayashiSuper soft (25)Soft (37)Super soft (13)
Max ChiltonSoft (24)Super soft (3)Super soft (39)Super soft (9)
Esteban GutierrezSuper soft (25)Soft (34)
Valtteri BottasSuper soft (26)Soft (29)
Jean-Eric VergneSuper soft (26)Soft (24)
Adrian SutilSoft (1)Super soft (22)
Daniil KvyatSuper soft (10)
Sebastian VettelSuper soft (4)Soft (1)
Pastor MaldonadoSoft (0)
Sergio PerezSuper soft (0)

Monaco Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Felipe MassaWilliams24.26445
2Nico RosbergMercedes24.6720.40826
3Romain GrosjeanLotus25.0290.76523
4Kamui KobayashiCaterham25.1160.85262
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari25.2821.01826
6Kamui KobayashiCaterham25.4211.15725
7Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso25.4441.18026
8Marcus EricssonCaterham25.5851.32151
9Valtteri BottasWilliams25.5951.33126
10Kimi RaikkonenFerrari25.6841.42028
11Nico HulkenbergForce India25.7141.45026
12Esteban GutierrezSauber25.9061.64225
13Jenson ButtonMcLaren25.9921.72825
14Max ChiltonMarussia26.1371.87366
15Romain GrosjeanLotus26.3122.0481
16Fernando AlonsoFerrari26.4992.23526
17Daniel RicciardoRed Bull26.5842.32026
18Lewis HamiltonMercedes27.5093.24526
19Marcus EricssonCaterham28.0913.82725
20Kevin MagnussenMcLaren28.9434.67926
21Kimi RaikkonenFerrari31.8967.63273
22Jules BianchiMarussia32.6588.39425
23Max ChiltonMarussia33.0748.81024
24Adrian SutilSauber33.2078.9431
25Max ChiltonMarussia37.35213.08827
26Sebastian VettelRed Bull66.06541.8014

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  • 3 comments on “2014 Monaco Grand Prix tyre strategies and pit stops”

    1. My friend Lewis has made me proxy on this one:
      “Thanks guys, we got this one just right!!!” :)

    2. Had Button done a Massa and not pitted but remained out until the 2nd safety car, i wonder where he would have been.

    3. Vettel’s pit-stop was electric.

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