Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Yas Marina, 2014

Ricciardo beats Vettel in Red Bull’s fight from the pits

2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix lap charts

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Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Yas Marina, 2014In their final race as team mates, Daniel Ricciardo decisively beat Sebastian Vettel after the two Red Bull drivers started from the pit lane following their qualifying infringement.

Ricciardo brought his car home in a remarkable fourth position – one place higher than he had qualified before both drivers were stripped of their times when their front wings were found to contravene the rules.

Ricciardo lined up first at the pit lane exit. After the start he and Vettel were soon making their way past the midfield runners. But on lap seven came the crucial moment which decided the outcome of their races. Ricciardo passed Kevin Magnussen – who like the Red Bull drivers had also started on the soft compound tyres – but Vettel was unable to get past the McLaren.

Red Bull eventually brought Vettel into the pits on lap 21, allowing him to jump ahead of the McLaren. But Ricciardo extended his stint by another eight laps, allowing him to consolidate his position among the front-runners.

While Vettel’s last pit stop dropped him behind the Force Indias, Ricciardo emerged on the tail of the Williams drivers, who he would have started immediately behind anyway had he lined up on the grid in his original qualifying position.

Abu Dhabi 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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Nico Rosberg12222222222133222222222222233333344778778877788778913131314
Lewis Hamilton21111111111322111111111111111111222222222222111111111111
Valtteri Bottas3888886444410109765555555544444444433344444444444433333333
Felipe Massa43333333333211333333333333322222111111111111222222222222
Daniil Kvyat57777551714141313131312
Jenson Button644444414121111111111109888887666666511109999999887766666555555555
Kimi Raikkonen7555567191615151514141311101010101010888891313121211111111111212111112121111121111111111111010101010
Fernando Alonso8666671815131212121212111099999977777711101110101010101010999999999910101099999
Kevin Magnussen9131313131312109998888766666613131314141212131313131313131313131313131313131212121212121111111111
Jean-Eric Vergne101212121211107777667151313131313131311111111111098812121212121111101010111010111313131313131212121212
Sergio Perez11101010101096666555612111111111111999988655666655555561212101010887777777
Nico Hulkenberg129999985555444441212121212121010101010987777776661212111088877666666666
Adrian Sutil13161616161820202019191918181817161616161616161717171716161515151515151515151616161616161616161616161616161616
Esteban Gutierrez1411111111121191817171616161614151515151515141515151514141616161616161616161515151515151515151515151515151515
Pastor Maldonado151414141414131219181817171717151414141414141212121212
Kamui Kobayashi16151515151716131113141415151416181818181818181818181817171717171717171717171717171717
Will Stevens17201919191917181716161819202019191919191919191919191918181818181818181818181818181818171717171717171717171717
Romain Grosjean18192020202019161520202020191918171717171717171616161615151414141414141414141414141414141414141414141414141413
Daniel Ricciardo191717171715148888776554444444455557665555433333333333344444444
Sebastian Vettel2018181818161511101010991098777778151414131311109988888876665555551099888888

Abu Dhabi 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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Nico Rosberg1.2391.4761.6731.5711.4981.7572.1162.4572.7580.803017.97914.782.5142.3782.6342.4492.5712.7952.682.9582.733.9617.15210.9813.66416.46118.50720.11620.59819.80617.3621.61426.65652.58653.85956.20457.68659.28965.1767.0868.36967.29160.69164.51866.54268.21569.63572.92977.75598.821102.834112.256119.198
Lewis Hamilton000000000016.59915.37312.41300000000000000000015.11714.85615.01315.54715.8415.52814.76414.74614.27713.62912.5578.96000000000000
Valtteri Bottas6.0747.8629.48311.29714.43116.02316.69317.1217.3317.05534.73635.18534.14223.09624.16825.25526.02327.3228.26529.36430.31931.00731.98132.08532.11631.00429.6929.25728.46327.07624.53719.24919.75319.821.73841.90541.17540.62840.21839.16138.71738.02935.0226.81127.64828.22628.48828.40128.81328.65928.60628.42929.40628.82328.88
Felipe Massa2.5493.6334.2654.725.255.6025.916.1686.0043.5590.622007.9848.0948.3878.6069.2929.91910.53111.21611.85312.63213.34313.67314.37913.85912.34211.0389.0185.85700000000000010.86310.3929.3838.0796.8026.2785.0554.6963.5893.2483.2122.576
Daniel Ricciardo13.17116.62719.90723.1325.85427.67829.18830.57530.95529.24227.96730.5229.37418.79120.1921.74323.15524.86526.32427.70228.84829.75630.98933.36334.36534.8636.6555.70654.04352.02148.49342.01741.3540.80540.40240.16640.06839.59139.26538.13137.74336.83133.56624.56924.99425.23727.37446.04745.51543.4742.28340.78839.98638.86437.237
Sebastian Vettel13.62817.18720.96623.6427.47829.52531.76534.05235.8135.05833.60534.64634.73125.16227.72830.40533.19135.70238.06640.69744.78767.74269.4470.6271.11370.67569.24267.79966.17563.6960.33453.853.99853.69153.81655.05255.18254.79155.28955.58157.80557.67754.78846.45948.12751.61871.89272.14473.4472.88472.18671.85772.172.63772.045
Daniil Kvyat5.6077.244910.73913.04715.64940.83842.3643.63342.07939.95539.98439.01728.81
Jenson Button3.3774.7996.3978.06710.35914.41736.99438.65639.66638.0435.80836.35235.50625.89828.51531.12833.92736.6339.17241.48443.86345.41846.94448.75549.79650.2550.45152.05773.22471.28868.11462.03261.94661.42861.17661.15961.20561.18161.37961.16761.36861.30258.8251.27752.57753.58554.19455.27856.83957.53758.15858.69459.72860.43160.334
Kimi Raikkonen3.8385.7537.4969.4313.91419.16442.4645.04146.12545.18244.62145.43744.2633.61635.35637.438.85240.82442.58144.36946.22248.16549.9251.17652.28754.64875.53974.94574.57873.31171.36866.10166.69567.6669.06771.31172.33773.05174.02575.31976.50577.02275.72869.13471.41273.18675.42277.09779.27480.61182.44884.04885.65287.17687.82
Fernando Alonso4.426.4278.36210.12713.92434.90438.30339.74840.64239.13937.41737.65336.77626.79429.05331.73234.5237.52239.89742.50245.08246.77748.35249.93951.15151.55553.18172.41572.16672.31970.57765.16865.78766.63667.77869.20669.9370.36671.90672.32573.08974.46772.87465.34866.95968.55171.28574.2676.82978.58480.20481.74583.44584.93585.813
Kevin Magnussen10.42614.65117.75920.81523.43926.24630.47533.31735.19134.38432.94533.8633.51324.426.8629.56832.06934.59737.09939.31342.77265.80468.39969.84172.44572.63172.72273.80875.08793.68390.87484.98385.14385.34785.51885.73185.52185.10985.26985.42585.70685.96183.74576.3678.22879.55980.78682.01883.59584.3287.63188.36889.26890.21790.376
Jean-Eric Vergne9.46412.38814.95117.38920.00622.65524.65426.62428.26328.03527.71229.81531.78342.44444.16845.94847.57649.72651.54753.12454.54155.65857.23158.12859.22159.35959.20359.18158.56858.9576.53570.32669.73169.52769.76670.31770.8571.34472.70573.33574.9175.47674.04368.85689.82489.91189.87289.76290.05189.19689.50689.991.06291.87491.947
Sergio Perez8.311.11313.57615.98518.73221.28723.80325.85927.70527.28626.83427.74427.72119.85141.82242.96344.07145.34946.62948.02649.45550.68252.14453.53754.18854.37454.09153.15152.35551.3150.15945.21646.1947.23448.44249.9751.20952.41753.85654.86459.02679.41676.40567.66668.11369.42169.9970.59670.80570.40170.86870.91671.39671.71371.06
Nico Hulkenberg7.0779.69911.96814.42516.91719.3421.44923.27124.91724.32423.16123.92423.53413.5817.38744.32645.51947.2548.64849.79851.4152.74153.92654.91855.58455.61855.47456.71855.81354.32251.89146.81547.89749.09150.5352.1754.774.37574.72773.95373.93273.32770.62462.03263.13663.16162.80862.86363.34763.04562.73962.42762.66663.15362.148
Adrian Sutil12.66616.21619.47322.66328.79151.70853.72156.3258.00757.94257.32959.56559.52349.97653.18856.03958.99761.79764.44166.98769.67573.81496.07297.17197.98398.14298.51897.86197.02796.05694.31889.6590.70691.72793.31894.85498.269118.952119.671122.303123.068123.768122.033114.446117.629119.687121.697123.74126.641128.489130.404131.562132.953137.517
Romain Grosjean13.64929.42531.11832.69834.56736.63939.31143.4264.95963.57362.09362.74963.37753.14255.47358.26460.71163.13265.76968.72472.99893.74994.97695.99996.43396.12495.6794.75793.94694.62292.79187.49988.27689.20889.90992.02993.39594.19395.40196.17697.20698.10797.28490.44192.98495.32497.595100.106103.088105.011108.791111.68114.47117.281
Esteban Gutierrez8.82111.65714.14416.59920.86524.69829.82452.50453.8453.91853.72154.1453.50644.04347.00551.09253.9456.78859.32461.93264.59267.35470.79673.09275.15576.8478.65581.659102.813101.57899.41993.79294.53895.12695.80197.18798.50299.437100.626101.076102.561103.532101.7194.37696.73699.766102.343104.816108.636112.521114.762116.901118.857120.802
Pastor Maldonado10.64614.9618.16921.32124.00326.94632.6554.62455.51754.77654.57455.40254.44344.85247.450.01752.24754.43956.6559.11961.19562.91864.96566.59668.26569.272
Kamui Kobayashi11.77515.68719.00222.38627.94831.05734.78838.19742.24943.67844.15947.74949.70441.78748.50976.13278.79782.18185.46288.79692.04395.47198.476100.941103.018104.605106.35107.362108.457111.407111.209109.055111.406113.635116.013120.742144.22144.408147.823148.748149.923153.427
Will Stevens14.58619.16923.26726.76830.50934.51442.18947.34451.70753.61756.99661.39764.89460.12189.53193.29897.032100.958104.759111.071114.949118.309123.119126.293128.931130.833132.7134.194135.619137.694137.641134.428137.149140.087142.927146.14153.948183.962186.044187.029188.742190.71190.21185.582188.438191.286193.554197.677200.485203.395206.193208.569211.556214.486

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16 comments on “Ricciardo beats Vettel in Red Bull’s fight from the pits”

  1. “Ricciardo lined up first at the pit lane exit”

    Keith, I’m fairly sure that Ricciardo started behind Vettel from the pitlane, because that’s what your lap chart shows, moreover the Sky commentators were talking about why that was so even though Ricciardo had outqualified Vettel. Their explanation was that the quali times were wiped following the Red Bulls’ exclusion by the stewards, and on countback Vettel got to start ahead because his FP3 time was quicker.

    1. @tdog Maybe Sky didn’t have a good view of the pit lane exit? See:

      https://twitter.com/f1fanatic_co_uk/status/536651789484163073

      Will alter the code above to make it clearer (without wishing to get too technical, it doesn’t handle two drivers starting from the pit lane very well. Something to occupy me during the off-season…)

      1. Understood, thanks for the clarification.

    2. You are right @tdog – Martin was talking about Seb lining up in front of Dan but as @keithcollantine shows, they were clearly wrong!

      It doesn’t detract at all from the fact that Seb has been THUMPED by Dan this year. I didn’t see this coming and I doubt to be honest if anyone did. But in the exuberance of Lewis’s championship it should not be overlooked quite how good Dan has been and how ordinary he has made a 4 time World Champion look.

      And of course, I am Australian so bias alert!! :))

  2. Ferraris’ performance were just awful, an absolute low.

  3. Ricciardo “beat” Vettel? I think a more appropriate description would be “absolutely demolished”.

    1. Over the entire season .. so it comes as no surprise.

      Quite a quiet season for Vettel fans.. haven’t really heard a peep out of them.

      1. We don’t have much to talk about really :P

  4. The Dan ravers need to calm down , he definately had a great season but when a driver announces they are leaving , their performance always tails off, this is the law. ; )
    you aren’t going to work as hard to solve any problems you have or boost performance and the team won’t work as hard to help you. Its percentage stuff but at the sticky end its vital. But no doubt Ric did excellently but this race doesn’t tell you too much IMO. Taa for all the f1 related info this season from this site BTW.

    1. Not really a case with Alonso ;)

  5. Wow, Rosberg problem was really hit him alot, he even slower that Will Stevens in the last few laps

  6. I read that Vettel used to gain a lot of time with his breaking technique, which is pretty unique. Breaking inside of the curves. In this new car, he had to break on the straight and lost some of his edge that way…

    1. What was he breaking exactly? His car seemed pretty reliable for those 4 championships on the whole, and I don’t think he was actively contributing to any of the few mechanical issues he had during those years. And what is he breaking on the straight this year?

      Or did you maybe mean braking? :-)

  7. Yeah, it’s quite clear that Vettel’s race was ruined because he could not pass Magnussen. I’m curious to see how Ricciardo got ahead of him, Vettel didn’t even come close to overtaking him. Maybe Magnussen made a mistake, looking at the lap times on lap 7 Magnussen was 1.5 seconds slower than his pace, while Ricciardo’s lap was as good as the others, so maybe there wasn’t a battle between the two, just a mistake by Kevin.
    Anyway, that doesn’t take away the fact that Ricciardo had more pace and has had more pace all year long. But maybe a top 5 finish for Vettel could have been possible.

  8. I think this race was pretty representative for the the whole season between Dan and Seb. Dan works the tires way better and keeps grip levels up for much longer – that’s why he can stay out longer and with better exits overtake others quicker. If you look at VETs 2 stints on prime then you’ll see how much more he struggled with the line in turns 7, 8 and 9 and why he couldn’t get past Magnusson.

  9. It’s been amazing how Dan has been better than Seb in any way you can think of – pace, traffic, tyres, consistency…and it hasn’t changed all year. Seb was supposed to adapt, wasn’t he, but he hasn’t improved.

    I don’t see how Ferrari can be confident they have a driver lineup on a par with the other top teams. They could come up with a great car and still be fourth.

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