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

2018 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Did Esteban Ocon have anything to fight for when he collided with race leader Max Verstappen while trying to un-lap himself?

After the race Haas team principal Guenther Steiner criticised Ocon for the collision, saying he “had nothing to gain.”

“I don’t know how far the people were behind him which were fighting with him but he was out of the points, I think he was pretty far back,” Steiner explained.

Ocon was in 14th place when he tangled with Verstappen. The Force India driver had recently made his pit stop and was attempting to run to the end of the race on a set of super-soft tyres.

He was poised to gain places from Brendon Hartley and Carlos Sainz Jnr, who were yet to pit. He also stood a good chance of overtaking Pierre Gasly, who had a straight-line speed disadvantage and was running a very long stint on medium tyres.

Ocon was therefore on course for 11th place, one place away from scoring a point. This would have been in jeopardy had he lost time behind Verstappen and failed to jump ahead of Hartley and Sainz, which explains why his team were so eager for him to un-lap himself.

In the closing stages of the race the two leading drivers suffered a loss of pace for different reasons. Lewis Hamilton’s power unit was on the brink of failure and Verstappen’s car was badly damaged by the hit with Ocon.

This should have given Kimi Raikkonen in third place an opportunity to capitalise. But having started on the soft tyres instead of the super-softs used by the other two, he switched to the harder medium compound tyres for the final stint, and wasn’t able to catch the struggling lead pair.

2018 Brazilian 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 Brazilian 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 Hamilton100
Valtteri Bottas31-2
Sebastian Vettel2-1-4
Kimi Raikkonen401
Daniel Ricciardo1117
Max Verstappen503
Sergio Perez1202
Esteban Ocon18-14
Lance Stroll1911
Sergey Sirotkin14-3-2
Nico Hulkenberg13-1
Carlos Sainz Jnr1523
Pierre Gasly91-4
Brendon Hartley1605
Romain Grosjean810
Kevin Magnussen10-11
Fernando Alonso1720
Stoffel Vandoorne2005
Marcus Ericsson6-3
Charles Leclerc710

2018 Brazilian 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 Brazilian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Valtteri BottasMercedes1’10.54065
2Sebastian VettelFerrari1’10.8310.29171
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’11.3430.80362
4Max VerstappenRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’11.5781.03861
5Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes1’11.7511.21168
6Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1’11.7691.22964
7Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’11.7951.25570
8Charles LeclercSauber-Ferrari1’12.0821.54270
9Carlos Sainz JnrRenault1’12.1691.62950
10Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’12.2061.66667
11Esteban OconForce India-Mercedes1’12.3521.81270
12Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’12.3621.82271
13Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1’12.4721.93258
14Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Renault1’12.6432.10357
15Brendon HartleyToro Rosso-Honda1’12.9492.40953
16Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren-Renault1’12.9682.42868
17Pierre GaslyToro Rosso-Honda1’13.8223.28255
18Nico HulkenbergRenault1’14.0293.48930
19Sergey SirotkinWilliams-Mercedes1’14.2623.72252
20Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari1’15.2814.7413

2018 Brazilian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Lewis HamiltonSuper soft (19)Medium (52)
Valtteri BottasSuper soft (18)Medium (41)Soft (12)
Sebastian VettelSoft (27)Medium (26)Super soft (18)
Kimi RaikkonenSoft (31)Medium (40)
Max VerstappenSuper soft (35)Soft (36)
Charles LeclercSuper soft (35)Medium (36)
Romain GrosjeanSuper soft (32)Medium (39)
Daniel RicciardoSuper soft (39)Soft (32)
Kevin MagnussenSoft (41)Super soft (30)
Pierre GaslySuper soft (22)Medium (48)
Sergio PerezSuper soft (39)Soft (31)
Carlos Sainz JnrSoft (25)Medium (23)Super soft (22)
Brendon HartleyMedium (49)Super soft (21)
Esteban OconSoft (40)Super soft (17)
Stoffel VandoorneSoft (28)Medium (42)
Fernando AlonsoSoft (15)Medium (39)Super soft (15)
Sergey SirotkinSoft (16)Medium (53)
Lance StrollSoft (17)Medium (48)Super soft (4)
Nico HulkenbergSoft (32)
Marcus EricssonSuper soft (18)Medium (2)

2018 Brazilian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Sebastian VettelFerrari22.55127
2Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren22.6180.06728
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes22.6410.09019
4Sebastian VettelFerrari22.6830.13253
5Valtteri BottasMercedes22.7270.17659
6Kimi RaikkonenFerrari22.7660.21531
7Valtteri BottasMercedes22.9550.40418
8Fernando AlonsoMcLaren23.0460.49554
9Kevin MagnussenHaas23.1150.56441
10Sergey SirotkinWilliams23.2730.72216
11Daniel RicciardoRed Bull23.3000.74939
12Marcus EricssonSauber23.3770.82618
13Romain GrosjeanHaas23.4030.85232
14Brendon HartleyToro Rosso23.4220.87149
15Max VerstappenRed Bull23.4320.88135
16Sergio PerezForce India23.5050.95439
17Charles LeclercSauber23.5931.04235
18Pierre GaslyToro Rosso23.7571.20622
19Carlos Sainz JnrRenault23.7701.21948
20Carlos Sainz JnrRenault23.9391.38825
21Lance StrollWilliams24.2831.73265
22Lance StrollWilliams24.6082.05717
23Esteban OconForce India27.2264.67540
24Esteban OconForce India31.1988.64757
25Fernando AlonsoMcLaren33.75311.20215

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

  1. The real problem was Ocon’s regular pit stop. It took him 3-5s longer than his teammate.
    Without that lost time he would have been ahead of Verstappen.

    But even then the leaders would have overtaken him a few laps later. The RPFI was never fast enough to even outpace a tyre saving RBR or Mercedes.

    1. And driving in clean air is a big advantage. Why would any raceleader loose that advantage to let a slightly faster FI pass and as a result ruin your tires.
      He probably would have passed Ocon again some corners later with the help of blue flags but loosing speed and time to Hamilton as a result.

  2. 863 replies in the Ban Verstappen, Verstappen needs to calm down and Verstappen should have done as HRH Hamilton would have done…

    And only a few people here check the facts and look at the laptimes to see Ocon was actually only faster in ONE lap… Just before they collided.

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