2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres

2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

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Charles Leclerc scored the first points of his Formula One career in fine style with sixth place for Sauber. He gained seven places during the course of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, a feat matched by Stoffel Vandoorne and Marcus Ericsson.

However one driver made even more progress: Brendon Hartley, who took his first F1 point after making up nine places. He took the place in the top 10 for his team mate who clashed with Kevin Magnussen at the final restart.

The luckless Valtteri Bottas set the fastest lap of the race on a set of super-soft tyres which were at least 40 laps old. His pace on old rubber brought him into contention for a win which surely would have been his had he not struck a piece of debris which punctured his tyre three laps from home.

The race was turned on its head by a collision between the two Red Bull drivers which occured when Daniel Ricciardo was trying to pass Max Verstappen. He had already passed his team mate once, then dropped back behind him when the pair made their pit stops.

As the table below shows Ricciardo’s complete pit stop time was actually faster than Verstappen’s. He ended up behind his team mate partly because he found traffic on his out-lap, and partly because Verstappen, like Bottas, was still able to find plenty of performance from the worn super-soft tyres.

Take a closer look at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with the interactive charts below.

2018 Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan 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 Hamilton201
Valtteri Bottas30-11
Sebastian Vettel10-3
Kimi Raikkonen604
Daniel Ricciardo40
Max Verstappen50
Sergio Perez8-15
Esteban Ocon7
Lance Stroll1022
Sergey Sirotkin11
Nico Hulkenberg144
Carlos Sainz Jnr924
Pierre Gasly1765
Brendon Hartley1949
Romain Grosjean206
Kevin Magnussen15-22
Fernando Alonso12-45
Stoffel Vandoorne1637
Marcus Ericsson1807
Charles Leclerc1317

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2018 Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Valtteri BottasMercedes1’45.14937
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’45.4120.26335
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’45.4190.27034
4Sebastian VettelFerrari1’45.5300.38138
5Max VerstappenRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’45.7710.62231
6Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1’46.2061.05751
7Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1’46.5231.37450
8Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes1’46.8151.66650
9Carlos Sainz JnrRenault1’46.8561.70750
10Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’46.8801.73134
11Charles LeclercSauber-Ferrari1’47.4032.25431
12Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Renault1’47.4492.30032
13Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren-Renault1’47.6662.51750
14Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari1’47.9252.77651
15Pierre GaslyToro Rosso-Honda1’48.0352.88638
16Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’48.1553.00635
17Brendon HartleyToro Rosso-Honda1’48.2883.13951
18Nico HulkenbergRenault1’48.8673.71810
19Esteban OconForce India-Mercedes
20Sergey SirotkinWilliams-Mercedes

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2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3Stint 4Stint 5
Lewis HamiltonSuper soft (22)Soft (18)Ultra soft (11)
Kimi RaikkonenUltra soft (1)Soft (39)Ultra soft (11)
Sergio PerezUltra soft (2)Soft (38)Super soft (11)
Sebastian VettelSuper soft (30)Soft (10)Ultra soft (11)
Carlos Sainz JnrUltra soft (15)Soft (25)Ultra soft (11)
Charles LeclercSuper soft (24)Soft (16)Ultra soft (11)
Fernando AlonsoSuper soft (1)Soft (39)Ultra soft (11)
Lance StrollSuper soft (23)Soft (17)Ultra soft (11)
Stoffel VandoorneSuper soft (17)Soft (8)Ultra soft (14)Ultra soft (7)Ultra soft (5)
Brendon HartleySoft (1)Ultra soft (21)Super soft (17)Ultra soft (12)
Marcus EricssonSuper soft (1)Soft (17)Ultra soft (18)Ultra soft (15)
Pierre GaslyUltra soft (12)Soft (27)Ultra soft (12)
Kevin MagnussenSuper soft (1)Soft (38)Ultra soft (12)
Valtteri BottasSuper soft (40)Ultra soft (8)
Romain GrosjeanSoft (2)Super soft (38)Ultra soft (2)
Max VerstappenSuper soft (38)Ultra soft (1)
Daniel RicciardoSuper soft (37)Ultra soft (2)
Nico HulkenbergUltra soft (10)
Esteban Ocon
Sergey Sirotkin

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2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Lance StrollWilliams19.73723
2Max VerstappenRed Bull19.7650.02838
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull19.9250.18837
4Sebastian VettelFerrari20.0370.30030
5Valtteri BottasMercedes20.1920.45540
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes20.3770.64022
7Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren20.7601.02339
8Pierre GaslyToro Rosso20.7821.04512
9Brendon HartleyToro Rosso20.8091.07222
10Sebastian VettelFerrari20.8231.08640
11Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren20.8871.15025
12Carlos Sainz JnrRenault20.9671.23040
13Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren20.9781.24146
14Charles LeclercSauber21.0581.32124
15Brendon HartleyToro Rosso21.0721.33539
16Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren21.1031.36617
17Kimi RaikkonenFerrari21.1491.41240
18Lance StrollWilliams21.2361.49940
19Pierre GaslyToro Rosso21.2871.55039
20Lewis HamiltonMercedes21.3291.59240
21Fernando AlonsoMcLaren21.3711.63440
22Brendon HartleyToro Rosso21.3761.6391
23Carlos Sainz JnrRenault21.5161.77915
24Romain GrosjeanHaas21.7251.9882
25Kevin MagnussenHaas21.7782.04139
26Charles LeclercSauber22.0302.29340
27Romain GrosjeanHaas22.7573.02040
28Marcus EricssonSauber25.3785.64118
29Sergio PerezForce India26.1746.43740
30Sergio PerezForce India28.1098.3722
31Kimi RaikkonenFerrari30.01210.2751
32Marcus EricssonSauber32.62912.89236
33Kevin MagnussenHaas35.60815.8711
34Marcus EricssonSauber44.10724.3701
35Fernando AlonsoMcLaren56.71036.9731

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2 comments on “2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres”

  1. Another missed opportunity for Hulkenberg, huh?

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