Australian GP interactive data: Lap charts, times and tyres

2018 Australian Grand Prix

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Analyse all the key data from the Australian Grand Prix:

2018 Australian 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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2018 Australian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’25.94553
2Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1’26.3730.42856
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’26.4440.49949
4Sebastian VettelFerrari1’26.4690.52452
5Max VerstappenRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’26.8800.93553
6Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren-Renault1’26.9581.01356
7Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Renault1’26.9781.03356
8Valtteri BottasMercedes1’27.0191.07453
9Nico HulkenbergRenault1’27.0811.13656
10Esteban OconForce India-Mercedes1’27.6001.65556
11Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1’27.6331.68850
12Carlos Sainz JnrRenault1’27.9441.99950
13Brendon HartleyToro Rosso-Honda1’28.1762.23156
14Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes1’28.5112.56654
15Charles LeclercSauber-Ferrari1’28.7592.81455
16Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’28.8052.86022
17Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’29.5343.58920
18Pierre GaslyToro Rosso-Honda1’30.6494.70412
19Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari1’32.2106.2653
20Sergey SirotkinWilliams-Mercedes1’32.5736.6282

2018 Australian Grand Prix lap chart

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

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2018 Australian 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:

Position change

DriverStart positionLap one position changeRace position change
Lewis Hamilton10-1
Valtteri Bottas1507
Sebastian Vettel302
Kimi Raikkonen20-1
Daniel Ricciardo804
Max Verstappen4-1-2
Sergio Perez1201
Esteban Ocon1412
Lance Stroll13-1-1
Sergey Sirotkin190
Nico Hulkenberg700
Carlos Sainz Jnr90-1
Pierre Gasly203
Brendon Hartley16-41
Romain Grosjean60
Kevin Magnussen51
Fernando Alonso1005
Stoffel Vandoorne1102
Marcus Ericsson171
Charles Leclerc1805

2018 Australian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Sebastian VettelUltra soft (26)Soft (32)
Lewis HamiltonUltra soft (19)Soft (39)
Kimi RaikkonenUltra soft (18)Soft (40)
Daniel RicciardoSuper soft (26)Soft (32)
Fernando AlonsoUltra soft (26)Soft (32)
Max VerstappenSuper soft (21)Soft (37)
Nico HulkenbergUltra soft (24)Soft (34)
Valtteri BottasUltra soft (25)Super soft (33)
Stoffel VandoorneUltra soft (25)Super soft (33)
Carlos Sainz JnrUltra soft (22)Soft (36)
Sergio PerezUltra soft (24)Soft (34)
Esteban OconUltra soft (23)Soft (35)
Charles LeclercSuper soft (20)Soft (7)Ultra soft (31)
Lance StrollSuper soft (25)Soft (4)Ultra soft (29)
Brendon HartleySuper soft (1)Soft (21)Ultra soft (35)
Romain GrosjeanUltra soft (24)Super soft (0)
Kevin MagnussenUltra soft (22)Super soft (0)
Pierre GaslyUltra soft (13)
Marcus EricssonSuper soft (5)
Sergey SirotkinSuper soft (4)

2018 Australian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Max VerstappenRed Bull20.95321
2Lance StrollWilliams21.3970.44429
3Kimi RaikkonenFerrari21.4210.46818
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull21.4400.48726
5Valtteri BottasMercedes21.6640.71125
6Sebastian VettelFerrari21.7870.83426
7Lewis HamiltonMercedes21.8210.86819
8Esteban OconForce India21.8540.90123
9Kevin MagnussenHaas21.9831.03022
10Brendon HartleyToro Rosso22.2131.2601
11Charles LeclercSauber22.2421.28920
12Brendon HartleyToro Rosso22.2961.34322
13Sergio PerezForce India22.3271.37424
14Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren22.4741.52125
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren22.5731.62026
16Nico HulkenbergRenault22.6281.67524
17Charles LeclercSauber22.8361.88327
18Romain GrosjeanHaas23.0542.10124
19Carlos Sainz JnrRenault23.8682.91522
20Lance StrollWilliams25.5044.55125

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Keith Collantine
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21 comments on “Australian GP interactive data: Lap charts, times and tyres”

  1. Woohoo, lap charts. My single greatest unapologetic guilty pleasure.
    Good idea to combine the lap times and history charts into a single post, this idea gets a thumbs up from me.

    1. … and the pit stop and tyre information as well. This post is the new centrepiece of a weekend.

      1. Agreed, I have wanted this for a while (all collated) and didn’t understand why it was spread out over so many articles!

        The only improvement I would like to add to this would be to remove the first lap time and two laps from pit-in and pit-out lap times from the fastest lap times chart, so the peaks at those places don’t make all the interesting data squashed at the bottom of the graph and virtually unreadable. I know you can zoom in but then you can’t see the trend across the whole GP distance.

        1. Agree, that would make the graph much more readable.

        2. @madman
          Definitely agree with the original point of having all the information together in one article. I’ve always found the interactive graphs on this site to be an excellent feature.
          And yes it can be difficult to read with the data all squashed together, but @keithcollantine has designed it so we can add or remove each driver from the graph which can help make it clearer.
          Personally I like to see the pit in-lap & out-lap times which are very interesting IMO. I have read that Schumi used to practice his in & out-laps almost obsessively as he felt they were very important. Since F1 is a team sport, for me the pit-lap times are an indication of how well the pit teams are working together on top of how well individual drivers are doing. Having said all that, it’s really just a matter of personal preference. Perhaps if enough RaceFans users agree with you Keith might consider doing a separate graph with the laps around the pit-stops removed?
          (Apologies for the ridiculously late reply. I’m currently trying to catch up on 6+ weeks worth of email after starting a new job with some killer hours. Less than 3 weeks worth to go now. :-$ )

          1. @f1alleycat, I agree the pit times and in and out laps are definitely interesting and useful to know… Maybe they could be added to the pit time tables instead of the lap time graph so we don’t lose it?
            Easier said than done I am sure haha and appreciate all the work that goes into this site (thanks @keithcollantine and team) , just throwing ideas around :-)

          2. @madman
            Good idea! Adding the in & out laps plus the laps on either side of them to the pit timetable would be a great compromise.
            Who said us F1 fans can’t agree on things? Lol. :-D

  2. The only thing in which Williams will hold the #1 status this season, LOL.

  3. Vettel fan 17 (@)
    26th March 2018, 11:44

    Excellent job as always

    1. @vettelfan17 Thanks very much – sorry it’s later than usual, aiming to improve that for future races.

      1. @keithcollantine I think you need a bit correction on Verstappen data in tyre strategy and pit stop time, Keith.

  4. I never got to see it on tv, but based on live timing and your charts it looks like Leclerc and Stroll had a fun race together. I’m happy to see Sauber is catching up, and in a weird way, “happy” to see Williams is paying the price for their decisions. Hopefully they realize that’s not the way to go, change leadership and start working towards building a real team with real drivers… before it’s too late.

    Anyway, it seems Sauber vs Williams will be a fight to follow through the year. If Honda deliver an engine near Renault’s level, Toro Rosso could join them.

    1. @dusty
      +1. Doesn’t look good for Lance or Williams.
      Finding it very hard to imagine how bad things could get for Williams if Sauber overtake them by the end the season.

    2. Yeah. I would like to see a replay of that too. Maybe that the only best thing unreported since we had to endure last 23 laps without single overtake.

  5. To get a glimpse of Alonso’s driving skills and how good McRenault is compared to the front runners,
    go to the last chart–>2018 Australian Grand Prix race chart
    Select the following drivers only–>Vettel, Max, Alonso and Daniel Ric.
    Notice how close Alonso and Max were for most of the race. Straightforward inference–Alonso is Yoda and Max is Luke.
    Also notice the widening gap between the Ferrari and McRenault and how Daniel was able to push during the final stages. Not saying anything in absolute terms since this was a tough tack to overtake and Alonso may have never really pushed hard simply to maintain his current position, but the fact that Red Bull have a concern in the form of McRenault and Haas, makes up for a good season to look forward to.

    1. @webtel Alonso and Verstappen times were close after pit because Verstappen was behind Alonso, probably with some margin but unable to pass.
      Ricciardo wasn’t closing the gap: after Hamilton started loosing from Vettel, Vettel stopped pushing: almost everyone, after lap 52/53 gained on Vettel.

      1. @m-bagattini

        probably with some margin but unable to pass.

        “unable to pass” is the inference i am trying to point out. Hope i am not wrong.

        Vettel stopped pushing: almost everyone, after lap 52/53 gained on Vettel.

        Just noticed this from the first chart, Vettel’s final lap was 1.8s slower than the one before.

        1. After lap 5 Max had serious damage on the diffuser. Hence the 360 and much slower pace. His car suffered from loss of back grip mid-corner.

          From the fastest lap times, it looks like RB is about 1s ahead in race pace. That gap is smaller than the qualifying gap, but still a lot of work to do for MCL.

  6. Poor Grosjean, a poor pit stop time and still the nut is loose.

  7. I really like this kind of data, you can check things you are thinking during the race. In the race chart you can see how close Max was to catch RIC (22 sec with RIC still to pit at round 24 and Max was quicker) just before the VSC. Unfortunately these things are not part of the Dutch commentary.

  8. So Verstappen did 57 round on his SS and then stopped in the pits to change to soft?

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