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

2018 United States Grand Prix

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Starting the race on ultra-soft tyres turned out to be a winning strategy for Kimi Raikkonen. It was a strategy few other drivers opted for.

The pace Ferrari had is reflected in the fact Sebastian Vettel was able to lose 10 places on the first lap of the race yet still finish one position higher than he started.

However both Mercedes drivers, who appeared to have greater difficulty keeping their tyres in shape, slipped back two places in the race. Lewis Hamilton took advantage of an early Virtual Safety Car period to make an early first stop, but had to make a second visit when his rears began to blister.

This allowed him to set the fastest lap of the race but despite a clear performance advantage over Max Verstappen at that phase in the race, Hamilton wasn’t able to pass. Verstappen concluded a remarkable run from 18th on the grid to snatch second place.

The ninth-fastest lap of the race went to Sergio Perez, which is not remarkable in of itself. But what is impressive is that after setting his fastest lap of 1’39.569 on lap 36, he then did exactly the same lap time – to within one-thousandth of a second – on the very next tour.

2018 United States 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 United States 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 Hamilton1-1-2
Valtteri Bottas30-2
Sebastian Vettel5-101
Kimi Raikkonen211
Daniel Ricciardo40
Max Verstappen18916
Sergio Perez1022
Esteban Ocon6-1
Lance Stroll15-31
Sergey Sirotkin1431
Nico Hulkenberg721
Carlos Sainz Jnr1154
Pierre Gasly1957
Brendon Hartley20811
Romain Grosjean8-11
Kevin Magnussen122
Fernando Alonso13-7
Stoffel Vandoorne1746
Marcus Ericsson1606
Charles Leclerc9-8

2018 United States 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 United States Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’37.39240
2Max VerstappenRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’38.2460.85445
3Sebastian VettelFerrari1’38.2800.88841
4Valtteri BottasMercedes1’38.4701.07846
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1’38.4821.09045
6Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’38.9631.57132
7Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren-Renault1’39.2401.84842
8Nico HulkenbergRenault1’39.5482.15651
9Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1’39.5692.177Set on 2 laps
10Pierre GaslyToro Rosso-Honda1’39.6462.25438
11Carlos Sainz JnrRenault1’39.8582.46645
12Brendon HartleyToro Rosso-Honda1’39.9152.52352
13Esteban OconForce India-Mercedes1’39.9922.60045
14Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari1’40.0982.70633
15Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes1’40.4333.04149
16Sergey SirotkinWilliams-Mercedes1’40.5223.13012
17Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’40.9333.5415
18Charles LeclercSauber-Ferrari1’41.9824.59012
19Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Renault2’13.81136.4191
20Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari2’29.20651.8142

2018 United States Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Kimi RaikkonenUltra soft (21)Soft (35)
Max VerstappenSoft (22)Super soft (34)
Lewis HamiltonSuper soft (11)Soft (26)Soft (19)
Sebastian VettelSuper soft (26)Soft (30)
Valtteri BottasSuper soft (23)Soft (33)
Nico HulkenbergUltra soft (23)Soft (33)
Carlos Sainz JnrSuper soft (24)Soft (32)
Sergio PerezUltra soft (25)Soft (31)
Brendon HartleySuper soft (27)Soft (28)
Marcus EricssonSoft (30)Super soft (25)
Stoffel VandoorneSuper soft (10)Soft (30)Soft (15)
Pierre GaslySuper soft (10)Soft (26)Ultra soft (19)
Sergey SirotkinSuper soft (10)Soft (19)Super soft (26)
Lance StrollSuper soft (1)Soft (4)Ultra soft (33)
Charles LeclercUltra soft (1)Soft (30)
Daniel RicciardoSuper soft (8)
Romain GrosjeanUltra soft (1)Soft (1)
Fernando AlonsoSuper soft (1)
Esteban OconUltra soft (22)Soft (34)
Kevin MagnussenSuper soft (30)Soft (26)

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2018 United States Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Lance StrollWilliams18.6105
2Max VerstappenRed Bull23.4464.83622
3Valtteri BottasMercedes23.4784.86823
4Sergey SirotkinWilliams23.6865.07610
5Lewis HamiltonMercedes23.6935.08311
6Kimi RaikkonenFerrari23.7145.10421
7Sergey SirotkinWilliams23.7155.10529
8Kevin MagnussenHaas23.7235.11330
9Brendon HartleyToro Rosso23.8195.20927
10Pierre GaslyToro Rosso23.8655.25510
11Lewis HamiltonMercedes23.9155.30537
12Marcus EricssonSauber23.9405.33030
13Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren24.0655.45510
14Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren24.1955.58540
15Pierre GaslyToro Rosso24.2195.60936
16Lance StrollWilliams24.2965.68638
17Sebastian VettelFerrari24.4495.83926
18Esteban OconForce India24.5345.92422
19Nico HulkenbergRenault24.6816.07123
20Sergio PerezForce India25.7237.11325
21Carlos Sainz JnrRenault29.31910.70924
22Charles LeclercSauber34.81216.2021
23Romain GrosjeanHaas35.10416.4941
24Lance StrollWilliams41.04822.4381

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    Keith Collantine
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    One comment on “2018 United States Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres”

    1. Keith, taking into account all this data, overall, which car do you consider was the fastest this weekend? Ferrari or Mercedes?

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