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

2018 Belgian Grand Prix

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It was to no great surprise that Valtteri Bottas gained the most places in the Belgian Grand Prix, having started an out-of-position 17th due to an engine change penalty.

He was fortunate to keep his final position, the fourth place he took from Sergio Perez, as he was given a five-second time penalty after the race. Bottas only pulled five seconds clear of Perez as the penultimate lap began.

The next highest climbed was Carlos Sainz Jnr, who made up eight places yet finished outside the points in 11th. However most of the places gained by Sainz and other drivers in the race came about due to the first-lap crash which eliminated three cars on the spot and led to two more dropping out later in the race.

Sebastian Vettel controlled proceedings. He didn’t have to push at the end of the race, which allowed Bottas to set the fastest lap. But the Ferrari driver pulled away from Lewis Hamilton as he pleased and finished 11 seconds to the good. Had Kimi Raikkonen survived the first lap unscathed, this could well have been a Ferrari one-two.

Vettel also enjoyed the fastest complete pit stop of the race. In fact he was so quick he admitted he almost wasn’t ready to pull away when the car was lowered back onto the road.

2018 Belgian 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 Belgian 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 Hamilton1-1-1
Valtteri Bottas17213
Sebastian Vettel211
Kimi Raikkonen6-11
Daniel Ricciardo8-4
Max Verstappen724
Sergio Perez41-1
Esteban Ocon3-1-3
Lance Stroll1653
Sergey Sirotkin1553
Nico Hulkenberg18
Carlos Sainz Jnr1958
Pierre Gasly1021
Brendon Hartley11-2-3
Romain Grosjean5-1-2
Kevin Magnussen921
Fernando Alonso14
Stoffel Vandoorne2045
Marcus Ericsson1343
Charles Leclerc12

2018 Belgian 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 Belgian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Valtteri BottasMercedes1’46.28632
2Sebastian VettelFerrari1’46.6440.35825
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’46.7210.43523
4Max VerstappenRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’46.9460.66036
5Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’47.9371.65136
6Esteban OconForce India-Mercedes1’48.0781.79235
7Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1’48.0801.79438
8Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’48.2831.99735
9Pierre GaslyToro Rosso-Honda1’48.5882.30236
10Carlos Sainz JnrRenault1’48.6702.38432
11Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari1’48.6942.40835
12Brendon HartleyToro Rosso-Honda1’48.7562.47033
13Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren-Renault1’48.9562.67038
14Sergey SirotkinWilliams-Mercedes1’49.1132.82742
15Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’49.2422.95627
16Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes1’49.2873.00139
17Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1’54.3208.0346

2018 Belgian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Sebastian VettelSuper soft (22)Soft (22)
Lewis HamiltonSuper soft (21)Soft (23)
Max VerstappenSuper soft (26)Soft (18)
Valtteri BottasSoft (2)Super soft (27)Soft (15)
Sergio PerezSuper soft (25)Soft (19)
Esteban OconSuper soft (24)Soft (20)
Romain GrosjeanSuper soft (23)Soft (21)
Kevin MagnussenSuper soft (26)Soft (18)
Pierre GaslySuper soft (25)Soft (19)
Marcus EricssonSoft (26)Super soft (17)
Carlos Sainz JnrMedium (22)Super soft (21)
Sergey SirotkinSoft (24)Super soft (19)
Lance StrollSoft (23)Super soft (20)
Brendon HartleySoft (31)Super soft (12)
Stoffel VandoorneSoft (2)Medium (26)Super soft (15)
Daniel RicciardoSuper soft (1)Soft (27)
Kimi RaikkonenSuper soft (1)Medium (6)
Nico Hulkenberg
Fernando Alonso
Charles Leclerc

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2018 Belgian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Sebastian VettelFerrari22.25322
2Sergey SirotkinWilliams22.3390.08624
3Max VerstappenRed Bull22.3410.08826
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes22.3750.12221
5Valtteri BottasMercedes22.3990.14629
6Marcus EricssonSauber22.5580.30526
7Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren22.7060.4532
8Lance StrollWilliams22.9010.64823
9Pierre GaslyToro Rosso22.9530.70025
10Sergio PerezForce India23.1570.90425
11Esteban OconForce India23.2250.97224
12Romain GrosjeanHaas23.2480.99523
13Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren23.3891.13628
14Carlos Sainz JnrRenault23.8571.60422
15Kevin MagnussenHaas24.3042.05126
16Kimi RaikkonenFerrari26.3674.1141
17Brendon HartleyToro Rosso29.3167.06331
18Valtteri BottasMercedes30.5198.2662
19Kimi RaikkonenFerrari35.45113.1987
20Daniel RicciardoRed Bull395.824373.5711

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

  1. Look at that lap time gain after pitstop. almost every driver went 2 seconds faster after pitstop. Not seen such strong undercut pace in a long time.

  2. If there is a prize for longest lap then Ricciardo has it. Way to go skewing the charts like that.

    1. Agreed, @captainpie

      I don’t know why Ricciardo’s time was kept in that chart to begin with, when the caption above it states “Very large gaps omitted”. If that wasn’t a large gap, then I don’t know what is.

  3. Great second stint by Perez, it’s almost a flat line! The team should have instructed him to stay on it and not ease off, Bottas gained a lot in the last two laps.

  4. Gasly was about 1.6 seconds slower (fastest laps) than Verstappen. Maybe Honda has improved a little bit. I think it bodes well for RB-Honda comes 2020 after they have a year to sort things out with RB. Hoping for a bit more competition.

  5. Was Bottas out of supersofts at the end? I thought that he was going to go s/ss/ss once he ditched the softs after the early crash?

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