2019 French Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres

2019 French Grand Prix

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Sebastian Vettel denied Lewis Hamilton a ‘grand slam’ result in the French Grand Prix by taking the fastest lap on the final lap of the race.

Hamilton had already started from pole position and led every lap of the race on his way to victory. His final lap of the race, on 29-lap-old hard (C2) tyres, was a 1’32.764, which initially looked good enough for the fastest lap and a ‘grand slam’.

But Vettel had saved an unused set of soft tyres for the race, had them fitted for the final lap, and beat Hamilton’s time by 0.024 seconds. That illustrated the performance gap between the two cars, though Vettel said afterwards he’d not been able to fully use his stored energy on his final tour.

Williams performed the fastest pit stop of the race for Robert Kubica, who finished ahead of his team mate George Russell for the first time this year. Russell had to make an extra pit stop for a new front wing due to damage he incurred when he hit a bollard after going off the track while trying to pass Kubica.

Daniil Kvyat made the most progress during the race, gaining five places from his starting position, the last coming when he muscled past team mate Alexander Albon. The other Toro Rosso was on harder tyres and lost time hitting a bollard at the start of the lap.

However Antonio Giovinazzi lost the most places and missed out on a potential first points score. He started inside the top 10 but finished six places lower, having gone just seven laps on his original set of worn soft compound tyres.

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2019 French 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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2019 French 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

Driver Start position Lap one position change Race position change
Lewis Hamilton 1 0 0
Valtteri Bottas 2 0 0
Sebastian Vettel 7 0 2
Charles Leclerc 3 0 0
Max Verstappen 4 0 0
Pierre Gasly 9 1 -2
Daniel Ricciardo 8 -2 1
Nico Hulkenberg 13 1 4
Romain Grosjean 16 -2
Kevin Magnussen 15 1 -2
Carlos Sainz Jnr 6 1 0
Lando Norris 5 -1 -5
Sergio Perez 14 1 2
Lance Stroll 17 2 4
Kimi Raikkonen 12 1 4
Antonio Giovinazzi 10 1 -6
Daniil Kvyat 19 -1 5
Alexander Albon 11 -5 -4
George Russell 20 1 1
Robert Kubica 18 1 0

2019 French 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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2019 French Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’32.740 53
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’32.764 0.024 53
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’33.586 0.846 43
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’33.828 1.088 40
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull-Honda 1’34.162 1.422 38
6 Carlos Sainz Jnr McLaren-Renault 1’34.561 1.821 52
7 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1’34.754 2.014 45
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1’34.873 2.133 47
9 Lance Stroll Racing Point-Mercedes 1’34.924 2.184 44
10 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1’34.950 2.210 46
11 Sergio Perez Racing Point-Mercedes 1’35.014 2.274 42
12 Alexander Albon Toro Rosso-Honda 1’35.029 2.289 51
13 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1’35.115 2.375 50
14 Pierre Gasly Red Bull-Honda 1’35.150 2.410 42
15 Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1’35.197 2.457 47
16 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Honda 1’35.225 2.485 43
17 Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1’35.691 2.951 42
18 Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1’35.692 2.952 50
19 George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1’35.830 3.090 51
20 Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 1’36.608 3.868 50

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2019 French Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3
Lewis Hamilton C3 (24) C2 (29)
Valtteri Bottas C3 (23) C2 (30)
Charles Leclerc C3 (21) C2 (32)
Max Verstappen C3 (20) C2 (33)
Sebastian Vettel C3 (25) C2 (26) C4 (2)
Carlos Sainz Jnr C3 (19) C2 (34)
Daniel Ricciardo C3 (16) C2 (36)
Kimi Raikkonen C2 (31) C3 (21)
Nico Hulkenberg C2 (34) C3 (18)
Lando Norris C3 (18) C2 (34)
Pierre Gasly C4 (17) C2 (35)
Sergio Perez C3 (18) C2 (34)
Lance Stroll C2 (39) C3 (13)
Daniil Kvyat C2 (32) C3 (20)
Alexander Albon C3 (25) C2 (27)
Antonio Giovinazzi C4 (7) C2 (27) C3 (18)
Kevin Magnussen C3 (16) C2 (36)
Robert Kubica C3 (24) C2 (27)
George Russell C3 (25) C2 (8) C3 (18)
Romain Grosjean C2 (31) C3 (13)

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2019 French Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Robert Kubica Williams 29.792 24
2 Carlos Sainz Jnr McLaren 29.920 0.128 19
3 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 29.975 0.183 31
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 30.044 0.252 25
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 30.118 0.326 20
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 30.186 0.394 24
7 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 30.203 0.411 21
8 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 30.228 0.436 17
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 30.233 0.441 32
10 Alexander Albon Toro Rosso 30.279 0.487 25
11 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 30.412 0.620 23
12 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 30.468 0.676 51
13 Lando Norris McLaren 30.576 0.784 18
14 Kevin Magnussen Haas 30.832 1.040 16
15 Romain Grosjean Haas 30.837 1.045 31
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 30.842 1.050 7
17 Lance Stroll Racing Point 30.849 1.057 39
18 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 30.884 1.092 34
19 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 31.031 1.239 16
20 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 31.697 1.905 34
21 George Russell Williams 31.950 2.158 25
22 Sergio Perez Racing Point 37.286 7.494 18
23 George Russell Williams 37.494 7.702 33

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