Kevin Magnussen, Renault, Bahrain International Circuit, 2016

2016 Bahrain Grand Prix lap charts

2016 Bahrain Grand Prix

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Kevin Magnussen was the biggest climber during the Bahrain Grand Prix, making up 11 places from his pit lane start to finish just outside the points.

Another driver who made big gains was Daniil Kvyat. He finished eight places higher than he started after another disappointing qualifying session.

“The race went very well considering where we started from,” he said.

“The strategy worked well and the team managed to avoid traffic on the track, when we saw an opportunity we went for it and it made the race good fun.”

However for the second grand prix in a row Lewis Hamilton made a poor start from pole position and then had more problems at the first corner. Compare his progress with all the other drivers using the charts below.

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2016 Bahrain Grand Prix lap chart

The positions of each driver on every lap. Toggle drivers using controls below:

Position change summary

DriverStart positionLap one position changeRace position change
Lewis Hamilton1-6-2
Nico Rosberg211
Sebastian Vettel3
Kimi Raikkonen4-12
Felipe Massa75-1
Valtteri Bottas63-3
Daniel Ricciardo511
Daniil Kvyat1508
Nico Hulkenberg8-8-7
Sergio Perez1862
Kevin Magnussen22211
Jolyon Palmer19
Max Verstappen1014
Carlos Sainz Jnr110
Marcus Ericsson1705
Felipe Nasr2127
Stoffel Vandoorne12-12
Jenson Button144
Pascal Wehrlein1623
Rio Haryanto2023
Romain Grosjean934
Esteban Gutierrez135

2016 Bahrain Grand Prix race chart

The gaps between each driver on every lap compared to the leader’s average lap time. Very large gaps omitted. Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:

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    3 comments on “2016 Bahrain Grand Prix lap charts”

    1. Says a lot for Massa’s woeful race. Gained 5 places on the 1st lap, but still finished a place worse than he started.

      1. With a strategy like Haas’, it’s obvious that Williams could have gotten a much better result. Their amazingly fast pitstops would also contribute to a three stopper.

    2. Keith,

      The lower graph could be improved by making everything relative to the winner’s average speed. This would remove the jump of everyone’s gap when the race leader pits which makes things a little hard to follow. I suppose it all depends on the source of your data and how easy it would be to manipulate.

      I do love your analysis though. Its the reason I started using your site!

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