2017 Malaysian Grand Prix interactive lap times and fastest laps

2017 Malaysian Grand Prix

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The 13-year-old Malaysian Grand Prix lap record was broken at the final running of the race by Sebastian Vettel.

Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Sepang International Circuit, 2017
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Juan Pablo Montoya’s lap record, set in a Williams FW26 with a V10 BMW engine, fell to Vettel’s Ferrari as he pursued Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton in the final laps of the race.

After establishing the new record on lap 41 Vettel’s pace was contained when he arrived on the tail of the Red Bull. By the end of the race several other drivers in clearer air. These included Lewis Hamilton, who was 0.372s sower, but put the Ferrari’s pace advantage around Sepang at more like eight tenths of a second in race trim.

That was only the case as far as Hamilton was concerned. Valtteri Bottas struggled tremendously, his best time eight-tenths of a second slower than Hamilton’s. Unlike his team mate, Bottas was running the team’s newer aerodynamic package.

2017 Malaysian Grand Prix lap times

All the lap times by the drivers (in seconds, very slow laps excluded). Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and toggle drivers using the control below:

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2017 Malaysian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Sebastian VettelFerrari1’34.08041
2Nico HulkenbergRenault1’34.2660.18652
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’34.4520.37248
4Max VerstappenRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’34.4670.38750
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’34.7700.69055
6Valtteri BottasMercedes1’35.2841.20444
7Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1’35.5911.51132
8Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’35.7961.71649
9Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren-Honda1’35.9311.85149
10Pascal WehrleinSauber-Ferrari1’36.3952.31553
11Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Honda1’36.5012.42155
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes1’36.6272.54746
13Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari1’36.6302.55054
14Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1’36.9442.86444
15Esteban OconForce India-Mercedes1’37.0752.99536
16Pierre GaslyToro Rosso-Renault1’37.1703.09045
17Jolyon PalmerRenault1’37.1863.10645
18Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’37.1923.11246
19Carlos Sainz JnrToro Rosso-Renault1’38.1234.04327
20Kimi RaikkonenFerrari

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    3 comments on “2017 Malaysian Grand Prix interactive lap times and fastest laps”

    1. I wasn’t expecting the previous lap record to get beaten as it’s from 2004 unlike the Red Bull Ring and Spa ones that are from 2003 and 2009 respectively. This is the first time that an official lap record from overall the fastest season of the V10/refuelling era has been beaten in race conditions, i.e., when it really matters.

    2. Shaun Robinson (@)
      2nd October 2017, 14:56

      Really underlines the missed opportunity from Ferrari. Comparable pace on softs (to others on SS) and then approx 0.8s faster than anyone else when on SS (and others on Soft).

      1. Yeah, but the Softs were strong too. Look at the FL: HAM, VER and RIC set their FL on Softs, while VET on SS was just ~0.4sec faster. 0.4sec it’s simply not enough to make the difference he needed. He couldn’t even overtake RIC.

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