Felipe Massa, Williams, Red Bull Ring, 2014

2014 Austrian Grand Prix lap charts

2014 Austrian Grand Prix

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Felipe Massa, Williams, Red Bull Ring, 2014Did Williams miss out on a chance to win the Austrian Grand Prix?

Their cars were running first and second at the end of the first stint yet come the chequered flag they had slipped to third and fourth behind the Mercedes drivers.

Williams began to lose their grip on the lead when they waited three laps before responding to Mercedes’ first pit stop, despite their pace worsening as their super-soft tyres wore down.

Felipe Massa had a slow in-lap at his first pit stop and was not alert to an attack from Lewis Hamilton at turn one, so that having led the race he immediately fell behind both Mercedes.

He was also jmped by Valtteri Bottas, who managed to hold position between the two Mercedes drivers when he came out of the pits – partly thanks to having the fastest pit stop of the race on lap 15.

Though helped by an error from Rosberg, Bottas had fallen two seconds behind the Mercedes driver by lap 38. Now Mercedes brought Hamilton in first and while Bottas waited three laps to come in – one lap longer than the team intended him to due to a miscommunication – Hamilton easily made up the time he needed to get ahead.

Williams had been sceptical that drivers would be able to ‘undercut’ their rivals while running on the soft tyre in the second two stints of the race. Afterwards Bottas said the team would have to examine the data to see whether a potential win had got away from them.

“We need to always – like we always do – we need to analyse if there’s anything we could have done better,” said Bottas. “It’s difficult to say.”

“Today it was difficult to know the real difference between the [super-soft] and [soft] because the [soft] tyre has been taking quite a long time to warm up so we really thought it would be really difficult to undercut because it takes many laps to warm up and get a good pace after the super-soft tyre.”

As the race drew to a close both Mercedes drivers were pushing flat-out to beat each other yet Bottas was faster than the pair of them on the final two laps.

Given their form this year it’s understandable Williams might have preferred avoiding taking any risks. But the data suggests they could have wasted less time on the super-soft tyres earlier in the race and pressed Mercedes a bit harder. Though a win was always going to be a tall order, they might have avoiding having both their cars passed by both Mercedes.

Austrian Grand Prix lap chart

The positions of each driver on every lap. Use the controls below to show/hide different drivers:

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

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Valtteri Bottas222222222222221133333333333222222222222221554444333333333333333333333333
Nico Rosberg333333333334876322222222222111111111111114332222111111111111111111111111
Fernando Alonso455555555555443988777777777666555555555543211111666666655555555555555555
Daniel Ricciardo599101010101010911191716151413121212121212121211101099999999999887771110101010101010101010101010109999999999998
Kevin Magnussen66666666667151312101099999999888877666666666671010109888888888887766666666777777
Daniil Kvyat710109999998101816141313111111111111111111
Kimi Raikkonen877777777766554714141313131313131312121110101010101010101010101098888111111111111111111111111111110101010101010101010101010
Lewis Hamilton944444444443337444444444444433333333333355443333222222222222222222222222
Nico Hulkenberg1088888888121916141312111010101010101010109998877777788891111111110999999999999998888888888889
Jenson Button111312121212121212119878866666666666671111111111111111111111111099977777777777766711111111111111111111111111
Sebastian Vettel1212222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222221212121212121212121
Pastor Maldonado131716161616161616151410999877888888910111414141413131313131313131212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212
Jean-Eric Vergne141514141414131315202020191717151515151414141414141313121212121212121212121212131414141413131313131313131313131313131313
Sergio Perez1511111111111111111087665211111111111345888888777766665555444444468887777777666666
Adrian Sutil1614131313131414131312112120201919191919191818181816161615151515151414141414141413131313141414141414141414141414141414141313131313131313131313
Esteban Gutierrez1716151515151515141413910212121212121212121212121202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202019191919191919191919
Jules Bianchi18181717171717171717161312111112121314151515151515141413131313141415151515151515151818181717171717171717171717171716161615151515151515151515
Kamui Kobayashi19191818181818181816151211101420202020202020202020191818161616161616161616161617171616161616161616161616161616161617171716161616161616161616
Marcus Ericsson20202019191919191918171415151616161617171717171717171717171919191919191918181818181717171919191919191919191919191919191918181818181818181818
Max Chilton21212120202020202019181718181918181818181819191919181919181717171818181819191919191919191818181818181818181818181818181817171717171717171717
Romain Grosjean2222192121212121212121212019181717171616161616161615151519181818171717171717171616151515151515151515151515151515151515151414141414141414141414

Austrian Grand Prix race chart

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

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

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Felipe Massa00000000000002.17817.2242.763.1133.2622.9592.7482.8843.1163.4413.5643.262.8763.2154.4095.554.1573.9224.1964.2234.0874.5754.6755.625.976.7824.20.66601.61718.83617.90417.19612.44610.64611.1211.22611.71411.63311.73612.24812.70912.28611.99111.83311.48511.66711.79411.66111.47511.32110.94111.05211.49912.54413.84715.62517.358
Valtteri Bottas0.9691.010.981.1110.8540.8240.7271.1011.1740.9961.0381.2741.129001.2951.2671.3141.4921.4651.6181.7591.771.9141.4341.2731.3191.5951.5860.8470.9361.1541.3961.3491.4641.451.6992.0052.1550.435015.16912.1612.84712.77112.4338.0286.8467.3897.6497.5087.4087.5347.6747.7448.128.58.5318.078.0838.0628.1517.967.8277.5057.9298.3018.8958.8418.688.172
Nico Rosberg1.9272.3661.9351.7371.5821.6172.0132.3372.3962.2545.3121.60120.35818.52715.10.5140.5770.5990.5290.4780.6560.6430.5790.9090.520.3430000000000000012.36610.6417.8227.7647.546.9871.969000000000000000000000000
Fernando Alonso3.3084.6385.0755.4845.9056.7297.4368.0988.6189.0589.56210.12710.47412.92926.3712.0212.45112.72612.72412.94613.17212.75612.95912.89512.30612.12312.17512.12611.90310.489.98210.0679.6079.53810.14510.19810.53710.90111.6948.524.2032.9120000015.76715.79115.87316.12815.55815.44215.16515.18414.68814.47513.90713.27312.71912.84513.14413.04713.41513.82314.21715.52916.58217.6319.08218.553
Daniel Ricciardo5.2087.3529.58210.55911.33712.62514.06615.89117.37821.74240.23640.87341.29539.76936.59322.77923.39723.96324.77625.33925.72725.826.15926.54527.5327.71528.08428.33128.23527.08126.84927.14827.14427.11427.43627.78128.35128.70429.43226.66322.52121.53922.43739.92439.70439.10734.57233.12733.57634.32234.53934.54935.63335.62235.77735.69935.86436.68236.89336.94137.35637.85538.20138.52538.68539.14340.24741.2442.05742.94843.522
Kevin Magnussen3.9315.8817.0158.0138.84410.42412.04313.65914.90119.05136.77636.56936.09335.19631.49917.3517.6818.37119.01819.30419.62619.63519.89920.25220.47120.46420.66421.22121.46420.3120.120.18220.24620.50320.87421.65422.55824.02324.52125.4238.37636.70733.65133.57133.08332.45628.07626.65927.1727.58527.78627.61827.39427.03227.20927.2827.27327.57227.53327.4727.69227.82927.88827.98327.96129.34330.16131.1131.91632.29432.031
Daniil Kvyat5.6577.8288.98310.25510.96212.36513.78115.43616.97121.02839.43939.62239.26237.29934.59720.91221.45422.09322.4422.8223.11223.23623.31424.286
Kimi Raikkonen4.3756.3337.6818.7259.4311.01612.53514.15315.48116.717.46818.19418.67117.70420.10224.35325.53826.39426.91627.55628.11328.45428.70829.25929.39829.1829.9130.17330.37829.44229.32229.7429.76830.19730.34730.61731.1331.74432.19329.50125.4225.04722.58827.17244.71143.85739.15338.14438.50639.41839.99539.98840.81640.78440.76340.7940.91440.98140.89440.78841.51842.12242.59342.69243.17243.48544.19245.16645.92646.77447.777
Lewis Hamilton2.8263.1962.8652.2722.0352.5472.7363.1423.1233.0913.212.3224.57519.61816.3312.061.8872.0532.1091.8752.1112.1982.5452.4441.9071.8072.7622.4542.2831.3931.4821.8051.9182.042.2842.2332.3412.7675.9420.08914.34112.6169.5119.3048.8088.0593.2711.5121.6341.8481.7461.4571.5881.4131.7031.5231.5531.8392.381.8932.0352.1391.8641.5141.6281.3361.2811.3691.2321.161.932
Nico Hulkenberg4.8536.9378.5739.66410.4911.91413.34914.92119.57336.91137.27337.50137.1535.64232.85818.69919.12119.60220.34120.79521.04221.09421.31121.97322.17122.27922.45322.95123.29422.41822.17222.63922.53422.76223.10624.69525.23925.9929.85143.86139.39338.13535.75236.2736.31336.14531.66630.48331.56232.21832.77533.28934.0134.32234.92535.14535.24935.59935.81935.80636.26836.84337.41437.95538.13538.57539.6340.37841.42542.4544.137
Jenson Button6.6628.76311.09812.32212.92714.36715.50517.18218.70819.83220.64421.09322.01720.67217.7974.165.0195.56.1516.5937.2047.7848.1298.6848.7798.8413.81831.30131.40330.73331.15931.70731.6531.40331.55332.05432.45632.75733.10730.16326.29325.64923.45824.56824.88924.82320.67119.58920.06520.65721.321.66522.39623.00923.84924.47125.03129.29945.9645.64945.89846.34646.95347.56747.55747.41747.9548.5248.99549.79350.966
Sebastian Vettel6.39691.34292.97593.26294.00795.2596.45597.78798.72999.77199.93100.411100.27398.61495.6681.71682.62683.98285.3490.057107.644107.596107.731108.383108.668108.711109.22115.424141.596140.459141.019141.805142.064151.895
Pastor Maldonado8.55411.60613.90515.66816.719.12220.58222.91124.40226.03727.25528.49628.29926.74824.0810.77911.78814.11315.05915.89917.12317.97718.98121.47224.00128.88148.33849.39450.29649.60749.9351.17551.78652.55453.2654.02654.87155.53256.3653.55649.53148.69946.43547.07347.63348.42344.62243.80144.92446.31647.1447.9549.11750.00450.85955.27874.33175.29576.0176.61177.65578.12878.63779.00380.38282.39283.38484.67785.60186.745
Jean-Eric Vergne7.66210.37712.30413.76215.60716.95617.98822.51740.9741.26742.23243.05543.23241.91239.09225.75426.98128.20629.06530.27131.51232.56434.42535.30936.42737.5638.54939.77840.93140.67141.46842.90743.8745.36946.7148.24450.37552.3858.24173.7770.2769.84667.92669.32269.75769.90166.01865.50266.68968.22269.40470.30971.3271.7972.20276.83777.87579.3193.995
Sergio Perez6.0128.38510.31411.44312.24813.28414.71316.30317.85719.27519.50719.65319.58818.21714.559000000000002.4593.9888.12825.97424.81924.47724.02123.73423.81923.6123.80224.58725.06923.75419.77918.5215.68715.91716.2415.81811.2829.56710.01910.61110.84310.7810.95911.20215.62432.90331.9631.41330.28629.64729.56829.20928.73628.68628.47427.79628.18828.29428.71328.75528.546
Adrian Sutil7.3229.85611.87813.48115.21417.77119.1320.67421.7423.09927.94147.76456.02254.76451.67737.89638.89140.08741.50742.96544.1944.93645.83247.04248.3549.06350.21951.46552.62552.26453.03154.35255.20156.0256.99357.83658.94660.11461.77859.78156.36356.12658.21777.73478.1878.22978.24178.18181.38785.66886.51589.40690.51691.7593.10194.10694.92595.70996.14996.82297.91598.809102.878104.169105.294106.384107.666110.267111.299113.083
Esteban Gutierrez8.11311.29713.55814.97516.54318.81120.29621.91624.19525.66126.79331.18582.6481.56578.46564.72165.82166.8968.05569.40373.77199.661102.438105.584106.431107.29108.791110.602112.081111.608112.257114.455115.476116.373117.642118.964120.457123.303125.166124.365121.796122.145122.296125.031130.981150.093146.527148.296150.112152.033154.639155.799156.865157.788160.345162.733163.848164.98165.786166.809168.201169.308170.804173.04176.913178.81184.408189.267192.648
Jules Bianchi9.11912.82515.44317.7720.222.32224.19626.1328.91430.63532.34234.0235.1535.61434.20622.08224.98727.50730.0632.12134.4336.10337.82139.63441.24442.78744.63146.57548.52448.99451.51953.89556.77559.30962.07965.29768.58171.97377.76980.99499.011101.00199.509101.451103.185104.467102.88103.506106.437109.417111.566114.464116.273117.997120.053122.178124.992126.724128.309129.815131.839133.788135.908137.892139.347140.825142.84147.866150.833
Kamui Kobayashi9.52313.25616.14418.36421.00923.16524.89526.84528.41530.05631.74433.49134.50737.70653.93341.10242.78844.40945.81547.13348.93850.31552.04454.37856.69758.25759.98461.81563.51863.95765.12467.21469.36871.11173.63878.66682.12984.22287.72786.27583.84885.40185.65489.40793.04395.18692.96895.62298.503102.81105.858109.504112.442116.115118.855121.946126.535129.721132.812136.089139.662142.839147.394156.144163.4167.938172.164177.616182.81
Marcus Ericsson10.17214.80218.01620.44923.0525.51327.62529.72532.41334.58636.65439.12641.21141.4540.73228.57830.76434.0136.17138.41940.42642.27144.26146.54749.80751.96954.58661.89283.32883.16584.89785.84986.46687.47889.07890.70792.30894.02695.96595.10992.80594.28298.587124.61126.34127.447124.548125.161127.785130.474132.766134.612136.621138.481141.493144.077150.834153.564156.419160.703163.301165.943168.812171.21174.884178.437183.938187.776192.356
Max Chilton10.40715.54819.27321.71324.28127.21729.74832.01934.39836.439.14242.47245.07346.10644.52332.28434.91237.53439.9742.5146.22148.77451.02853.6156.29759.38162.16665.29168.0169.14371.25877.58381.485.50288.91893.205101.187122.507124.129122.25119.35119.466118.197120.295122.029124.402122.104122.756125.111127.783130.147132.31134.522136.474138.96141.107143.227145.436150.583153.097156.543160.815163.832166.92169.972173.061177.317181.076184.921
Romain Grosjean11.05813.91719.90938.37738.98540.11340.78441.30842.40143.16644.20744.60145.37844.43141.88728.84231.00432.46633.70635.1236.29837.45638.85540.51242.36344.22450.20571.59572.28871.44671.72672.69673.45377.1579.57980.30382.44784.4386.5884.16580.45779.37177.49879.12880.16283.01479.81781.24685.44187.59490.52391.8593.32295.59898.736101.989104.149107.258111.904115.365117.695121.417123.657125.963129.195132.164136.2139.995143.854147.88

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13 comments on “2014 Austrian Grand Prix lap charts”

  1. Does anyone know what happened to Grosjean?

  2. I think they went safe because they wanted points which, from their perspective, was the smart thing to do. They never expected Hamilton to be there so fast I guess. They tried a 2-3 but because of Hamilton his lighting start got a solid 3-4 gaining them 27 points. Good day in the office for a team, mind you, that scored 5 points all last season.

    1. why do you keep posting the same comment in different articles? what a waste of your time.

  3. I think that Bottas should have made his last stop one or two laps earlier. Hamilton’s pit stop was slow, it was a mistake not to react in time. With their top speed I think they could have kept a second place.
    They played it safe, which is a shame for us, but it was the obvious thing to do from their side.

    1. Mr win or lose
      22nd June 2014, 21:21

      Williams should have pitted earlier than Mercedes to maintain their track advantage. With their incredible top-speeds they had a very realistic chance to keep the Mercedes’ behind. At least it was worth trying, as they couldn’t have done worse than 3rd and 4th anyway.

      1. I’m not very sure. I believe that if Massa had pitted 3 laps earlier it would cost him at the end of the race. If you see his final 10 laps vs Alonso, Massa’s tyres were falling off the cliff, and Alonso could pose a threat.

        Pitting earlier than Merc could help Bottas though, he seemed to preserve his tyres better.

        1. Mr win or lose
          23rd June 2014, 15:51

          Alonso claimed Massa was simply playing with him, so he was not really in trouble. Besides: the Williams’ were incredibly difficult to overtake, so even if they were in trouble, they possibly could still hang on to their positions. In any way Williams could have split strategies, with Bottas covering the Mercedes and Massa staying out longer.

    2. I certainly agree with that.

  4. Hugh Campbell
    22nd June 2014, 21:16

    What happened to Ricciardo to drop in one lap to 19th?

  5. I am so exited for Silverstone. If Willliams is able to keep up and race with the Merc’s, i think we might have some exiting races in the future. If this happens, i can’t wait for Valtteri and Felipe to win a race.

    1. Felipe said that he doesn’t have high hopes for Silverstone due to the high downforce, which is not Williams’s strong point.

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