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

2018 British Grand Prix

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Had it not been for a slow start and a first-lap collision with Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton clearly had the pace to win the British Grand Prix again.

After Raikkonen left him pointing the wrong way at turn three, Hamilton got going again and was officially classified as low as 17th as lap two began. From there he demolished the midfield with astonishing speed: He passed 11 cars in just nine laps as he regained his place about the leading six cars.

Mercedes’ tactical gamble to leave him out on worn tyres when the Safety Car came out helped him make up three more places and he picked up another when Valtteri Bottas ran into trouble with his tyres. The result was having lost 16 places on the first lap he only finished one place lower than he started.

The Red Bull drivers didn’t have the pace to challenge for victory: Daniel Ricciardo committed to a two-stop strategy but wasn’t quick enough at the end of the race to pass the ailing Bottas.

The fastest lap went to Sebastian Vettel, though Hamilton on worn tyres was impressively close to the race winners’ lap times over the final run to the flag.

Take a closer look at the interactive data from the British Grand Prix below.


2018 British 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 British 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 Hamilton1-16-1
Valtteri Bottas420
Sebastian Vettel211
Kimi Raikkonen3-10
Daniel Ricciardo611
Max Verstappen52-10
Sergio Perez12-71
Esteban Ocon1023
Lance Stroll1916
Sergey Sirotkin1824
Nico Hulkenberg1155
Carlos Sainz Jnr167
Pierre Gasly1424
Brendon Hartley200
Romain Grosjean8-5
Kevin Magnussen7-3-2
Fernando Alonso1325
Stoffel Vandoorne1725
Marcus Ericsson151
Charles Leclerc92

2018 British 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 British Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Sebastian VettelFerrari1’30.69647
2Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1’30.7950.09951
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’31.2450.54952
4Valtteri BottasMercedes1’31.3770.68143
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’31.5890.89346
6Max VerstappenRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’32.0071.31142
7Nico HulkenbergRenault1’33.4052.70948
8Pierre GaslyToro Rosso-Honda1’33.4652.76948
9Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1’33.4722.77648
10Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Renault1’33.4822.78652
11Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren-Renault1’33.5512.85548
12Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’33.6042.90848
13Esteban OconForce India-Mercedes1’33.6062.91048
14Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari1’33.6752.97926
15Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes1’33.8693.17348
16Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’34.3913.69528
17Carlos Sainz JnrRenault1’34.6023.90625
18Sergey SirotkinWilliams-Mercedes1’34.6203.92452
19Charles LeclercSauber-Ferrari1’35.2094.5133
20Brendon HartleyToro Rosso-Honda2’54.47283.7761

2018 British Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Sebastian VettelSoft (20)Medium (13)Soft (19)
Lewis HamiltonSoft (25)Medium (27)
Kimi RaikkonenSoft (13)Medium (20)Soft (19)
Valtteri BottasSoft (21)Medium (31)
Daniel RicciardoSoft (18)Medium (12)Soft (22)
Nico HulkenbergMedium (20)Hyper soft (32)
Esteban OconSoft (19)Medium (33)
Fernando AlonsoSoft (13)Medium (19)Soft (20)
Kevin MagnussenSoft (25)Medium (27)
Pierre GaslySoft (20)Medium (12)Soft (20)
Sergio PerezSoft (13)Medium (19)Soft (20)
Stoffel VandoorneSoft (21)Medium (12)Soft (19)
Lance StrollMedium (30)Soft (22)
Sergey SirotkinSoft (21)Medium (31)
Max VerstappenSoft (17)Medium (16)Soft (13)
Romain GrosjeanSoft (26)Medium (11)
Carlos Sainz JnrMedium (17)Hyper soft (15)Soft (5)
Marcus EricssonSoft (24)Medium (7)
Charles LeclercSoft (18)Medium (0)
Brendon HartleyMedium (1)

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2018 British Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Lance StrollWilliams27.77430
2Charles LeclercSauber27.8650.09118
3Valtteri BottasMercedes27.8940.12021
4Max VerstappenRed Bull28.0000.22633
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull28.0010.22730
6Carlos Sainz JnrRenault28.0780.30432
7Fernando AlonsoMcLaren28.0850.31132
8Sebastian VettelFerrari28.1740.40033
9Daniel RicciardoRed Bull28.1940.42018
10Marcus EricssonSauber28.2070.43324
11Sergey SirotkinWilliams28.2240.45021
12Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren28.2840.51021
13Kevin MagnussenHaas28.4500.67625
14Max VerstappenRed Bull28.4580.68417
15Sergio PerezForce India28.6510.87713
16Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren28.6580.88433
17Fernando AlonsoMcLaren28.6690.89513
18Pierre GaslyToro Rosso28.6760.90220
19Sebastian VettelFerrari28.6770.90320
20Nico HulkenbergRenault28.7190.94520
21Sergio PerezForce India28.8361.06232
22Lewis HamiltonMercedes28.9821.20825
23Kimi RaikkonenFerrari28.9851.21133
24Carlos Sainz JnrRenault29.0741.30017
25Romain GrosjeanHaas29.2541.48026
26Esteban OconForce India29.4101.63619
27Pierre GaslyToro Rosso29.7661.99232
28Kimi RaikkonenFerrari38.57310.79913

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Keith Collantine
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4 comments on “2018 British Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres”

  1. Alonso smelling blood up to the last turn by overtaking Magnussen. A shame we haven’t seen that. Alonso keeps his 8th position in the standings, how incredible!

  2. So close to beating the official lap record from last season.

  3. The end of the race clearly shows the huge gap between the top three teams and the rest: basically in 10 laps the leading pack pulled half a minute on the rest of the field.

  4. @keithcollantine think there’s an error in there… I don’t think the hypersofts were used this weekend. One might be surprised that the hards actually were used by some, but still :)

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