2016 Hungarian Grand Prix lap charts

2016 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Kimi Raikkonen made the most progress during the Hungarian Grand Prix, climbing eight places to finish sixth.

2016 Hungarian Grand Prix lap chart

The positions of each driver on every lap. Scroll to zoom, drag to pan, click name to highlight, right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:

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2016 Hungarian 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 Hungarian Grand Prix lap charts”

  1. I didn’t understand one thing today. After the first pitstops, on softs Ricciardo was faster than both Mercedes and was closing in on them until he pitted for the second time. I believe Red Bull tried the undercut at this point as he was close enough, so I can understand why they brought him in so early for the second stop. But after that pitstop he became slower that the Mercedes, who were on older tyres at this point. He might have had traffic for a couple of laps, but so did Lewis and Nico. Does anybody have any explanation for this? What am I missing here?

    1. Michael Duncan
      24th July 2016, 23:30

      As you saw at the start on SS, the more laps we got into the race, the more Mercedes started to pull away. On the softs, I do believe that Mercedes were somewhat struggling for a large number of laps, then when Daniel pitted, Mercedes told Hamilton to up the pace, or they would pit Nico first, then after that call the two Mercedes seemed to turn up their engine and started to push, Daniel or the Mercedes didn’t get stuck in traffic, Mercedes just had such strong race pace. The terrifying thing is that Hamilton didn’t even push probably as much as Ferrari and RB, yet RB finished 24 seconds ahead. Even Horner admitted that “Mercedes were in a different” and also from Vettel “They seem to be in a league of their own” So Daniel wasn’t in track after he pitted, it just showed how strong Mercedes pace was in this race. Quite scary to think how far ahead Merc could have finished if they pushed as much as the RB and Ferrari. Should shut people that say RB have the best aero, today showed the Mercedes aero is just as good, or maybe even better.

    2. The speculation going around is that Lewis was going deliberately slower to preserve engine/tires, to back up Nico so the red bulls would be within range, etc. Once Lewis was told to go faster by his engineer he and Nico both started pulling away.
      I’m inclined to think that the merc pair were having issues on the first set of soft tires as the track temps were much higher during the race than they had been prior. A pressure adjustment for the second set seemed to correct that (at least that’s what it looks like to me from the lap charts)

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