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

2018 Austrian Grand Prix

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Fernando Alonso made the biggest climb through the field of any driver so far this year in the Austrian Grand Prix.

The McLaren driver, who started 20th and last in the pits, made up 12 places on his way to eighth position at the chequered flag. This is all the more impressive considering he only made up one place at the start. This was from his team mate Stoffel Vandoorne, who pitted with front wing damage.

By lap 24 Vandoorne was still the only driver behind Alonso, who had followed most of the field by pitting during the Virtual Safety Car period. Having nursed his tyres for much of the grand prix he pressed on in the closing laps, overtaking Charles Leclerc (who admitted he was impressed by his rival’s tactics) and Pierre Gasly en route to eighth place.

Mercedes’ decision not to pit Hamilton during the VSC period prompted much discussion. Out of the 17 other cars on track at that time, 11 came into the pits, and one of those who stayed out had already made a pit stop. It’s not hard to see why Hamilton was distinctly unimpressed with his team’s latest tactical blunder.

Ferrari seemed more resistant to the blistering problems other teams experienced. Their drivers headed the lap times table: Kimi Raikkonen taking the fastest lap with a time of 1’06.957.

Take a closer look at the Austrian Grand Prix with the interactive data below:


2018 Austrian 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 Austrian 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 Hamilton21
Valtteri Bottas1-1
Sebastian Vettel6-23
Kimi Raikkonen3-11
Daniel Ricciardo72
Max Verstappen413
Sergio Perez1528
Esteban Ocon1115
Lance Stroll1320
Sergey Sirotkin16-12
Nico Hulkenberg101
Carlos Sainz Jnr9-3-3
Pierre Gasly12-31
Brendon Hartley191
Romain Grosjean5-11
Kevin Magnussen813
Fernando Alonso20112
Stoffel Vandoorne14-6-1
Marcus Ericsson1828
Charles Leclerc1738

2018 Austrian 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:

2018 Austrian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1’06.95771
2Sebastian VettelFerrari1’07.0820.12567
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’07.2410.28458
4Max VerstappenRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’07.4420.48570
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’07.5910.63446
6Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari1’08.2161.25967
7Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’08.4761.51970
8Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1’08.5041.54766
9Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Renault1’08.6611.70469
10Carlos Sainz JnrRenault1’08.7661.80937
11Esteban OconForce India-Mercedes1’08.8501.89364
12Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren-Renault1’08.8941.93763
13Sergey SirotkinWilliams-Mercedes1’08.9712.01464
14Charles LeclercSauber-Ferrari1’09.0062.04968
15Valtteri BottasMercedes1’09.0442.08712
16Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’09.0712.11417
17Brendon HartleyToro Rosso-Honda1’09.1712.21442
18Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes1’09.2032.24668
19Pierre GaslyToro Rosso-Honda1’09.2952.33838
20Nico HulkenbergRenault1’10.3803.4237

2018 Austrian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Max VerstappenSuper soft (15)Soft (56)
Kimi RaikkonenUltra soft (15)Soft (56)
Sebastian VettelUltra soft (15)Soft (56)
Romain GrosjeanUltra soft (15)Soft (55)
Kevin MagnussenUltra soft (28)Soft (42)
Esteban OconSuper soft (15)Soft (55)
Sergio PerezSuper soft (27)Soft (43)
Fernando AlonsoSuper soft (15)Soft (55)
Charles LeclercSuper soft (15)Soft (55)
Marcus EricssonSoft (45)Super soft (25)
Pierre GaslySuper soft (15)Soft (55)
Carlos Sainz JnrUltra soft (15)Soft (19)Super soft (36)
Lance StrollUltra soft (15)Soft (50)Super soft (4)
Sergey SirotkinSuper soft (24)Soft (36)Ultra soft (9)
Stoffel VandoorneSuper soft (1)Soft (39)Soft (25)
Lewis HamiltonSuper soft (25)Soft (27)Super soft (10)
Brendon HartleySuper soft (54)
Daniel RicciardoSuper soft (15)Soft (23)Super soft (15)
Valtteri BottasSuper soft (13)
Nico HulkenbergUltra soft (11)

2018 Austrian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes20.98052
2Max VerstappenRed Bull21.2140.23415
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes21.2450.26525
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull21.2590.27938
5Charles LeclercSauber21.3640.38415
6Marcus EricssonSauber21.5190.53945
7Kimi RaikkonenFerrari21.5520.57215
8Fernando AlonsoMcLaren21.5880.60815
9Daniel RicciardoRed Bull21.9500.97015
10Pierre GaslyToro Rosso22.0111.03115
11Romain GrosjeanHaas22.1211.14115
12Kevin MagnussenHaas22.1381.15828
13Lance StrollWilliams22.1811.20115
14Lance StrollWilliams22.2991.31965
15Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren22.5261.54640
16Esteban OconForce India22.5271.54715
17Sergio PerezForce India22.8631.88327
18Sergey SirotkinWilliams23.0482.06824
19Carlos Sainz JnrRenault23.2572.27715
20Sebastian VettelFerrari23.9122.93215
21Sergey SirotkinWilliams24.8843.90460
22Carlos Sainz JnrRenault26.3355.35534
23Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren46.55725.5771

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

  1. If you see Max lap times he is really constant and that is why he won.

  2. The pitstop crew of Ferrari should also check into their performance. Both Red Bull and Ferrari did a double stop, Max and Daniel are both quick 21.2 and 21.9 (considering the waiting for Daniel). But Kimi and Seb are quite slower 21.5 and 23.9!, creating a much larger gap after the VSC.

    Although the pitstop of Daniel was slower, he still made a faster laptime than anyone in that round. 93.13, while for Vettel who had a similar situation as Daniel being the second stopper had a round of 96.11. So the VSC strat of Red Bull was superb. So the win definitly is a whole team effort, Driver, Engineers, Strategic, Pit Crew, it all came together. Especially based on the info above.

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