Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Monza, 2017

2017 Italian Grand Prix tyre strategies and pit stops

2017 Italian Grand Prix

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Mercedes’ domination of the Italian Grand Prix extended to the pit stops where they produced the fastest stationary and complete times for their two drivers.

Valtteri Bottas was stopped for less time than Lewis Hamilton – 2.15 seconds compared to 2.33 for his team mate – but Hamilton’s total time spent in the pits was slightly less. Not that it mattered much, as both were well clear of the competition.

As usual one-stop strategies were the way to go at Monza. The tyres proved so durable teams could be quite flexible with exactly when to make they sole pit stops. Daniel Ricciardo, one of few drivers to start on the harder soft compound tyres, was able to run a short, fast stint on super-softs at the end and attack the Ferraris.

But despite having produced some of the quickest pit stops in recent seasons Williams did not rise to the occasion on one of the few occasions they have been up at the sharp end this year. Lance Stroll had one of the race’s slowest pit stops after qualifying on the front row, and dropped behind Kimi Raikkonen despite the Ferrari driver also having a sluggish stop.

2017 Italian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Lewis HamiltonSuper soft (32)Soft (21)
Valtteri BottasSuper soft (33)Soft (20)
Sebastian VettelSuper soft (31)Soft (22)
Daniel RicciardoSoft (37)Super soft (16)
Kimi RaikkonenSuper soft (15)Soft (38)
Esteban OconSuper soft (16)Soft (37)
Lance StrollSuper soft (17)Soft (36)
Felipe MassaSuper soft (21)Soft (32)
Sergio PerezSuper soft (32)Soft (21)
Max VerstappenSoft (3)Super soft (24)Super soft (25)
Kevin MagnussenSuper soft (11)Soft (41)
Daniil KvyatSuper soft (19)Soft (33)
Nico HulkenbergSuper soft (9)Soft (43)
Carlos Sainz JnrSuper soft (13)Soft (39)
Romain GrosjeanSuper soft (3)Soft (31)Super soft (18)
Pascal WehrleinSuper soft (20)Soft (31)
Fernando AlonsoSoft (30)Super soft (20)
Marcus EricssonSuper soft (18)Soft (31)
Stoffel VandoorneSuper soft (33)
Jolyon PalmerSoft (25)Super soft (4)

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2017 Italian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes23.72532
2Valtteri BottasMercedes23.7280.00333
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull23.9510.22637
4Max VerstappenRed Bull24.1730.44827
5Sebastian VettelFerrari24.3070.58231
6Romain GrosjeanHaas24.3070.58234
7Kevin MagnussenHaas24.3840.65911
8Nico HulkenbergRenault24.4180.6939
9Esteban OconForce India24.4320.70716
10Fernando AlonsoMcLaren24.4420.71730
11Carlos Sainz JnrToro Rosso24.8651.14013
12Felipe MassaWilliams25.0781.35321
13Pascal WehrleinSauber25.2121.48720
14Marcus EricssonSauber25.3101.58518
15Kimi RaikkonenFerrari25.3671.64215
16Sergio PerezForce India25.3771.65232
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso25.8262.10119
18Lance StrollWilliams26.1312.40617
19Jolyon PalmerRenault31.0087.28325
20Romain GrosjeanHaas33.4339.7083
21Max VerstappenRed Bull39.88816.1633

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