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

DriverStart positionLap one position changeRace position change
Lewis Hamilton100
Valtteri Bottas200
Sebastian Vettel702
Charles Leclerc300
Max Verstappen400
Pierre Gasly91-2
Daniel Ricciardo8-21
Nico Hulkenberg1314
Romain Grosjean16-2
Kevin Magnussen151-2
Carlos Sainz Jnr610
Lando Norris5-1-5
Sergio Perez1412
Lance Stroll1724
Kimi Raikkonen1214
Antonio Giovinazzi101-6
Daniil Kvyat19-15
Alexander Albon11-5-4
George Russell2011
Robert Kubica1810

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:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Sebastian VettelFerrari1’32.74053
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’32.7640.02453
3Valtteri BottasMercedes1’33.5860.84643
4Charles LeclercFerrari1’33.8281.08840
5Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda1’34.1621.42238
6Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren-Renault1’34.5611.82152
7Nico HulkenbergRenault1’34.7542.01445
8Daniel RicciardoRenault1’34.8732.13347
9Lance StrollRacing Point-Mercedes1’34.9242.18444
10Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’34.9502.21046
11Sergio PerezRacing Point-Mercedes1’35.0142.27442
12Alexander AlbonToro Rosso-Honda1’35.0292.28951
13Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’35.1152.37550
14Pierre GaslyRed Bull-Honda1’35.1502.41042
15Lando NorrisMcLaren-Renault1’35.1972.45747
16Daniil KvyatToro Rosso-Honda1’35.2252.48543
17Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’35.6912.95142
18Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’35.6922.95250
19George RussellWilliams-Mercedes1’35.8303.09051
20Robert KubicaWilliams-Mercedes1’36.6083.86850

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2019 French Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Lewis HamiltonC3 (24)C2 (29)
Valtteri BottasC3 (23)C2 (30)
Charles LeclercC3 (21)C2 (32)
Max VerstappenC3 (20)C2 (33)
Sebastian VettelC3 (25)C2 (26)C4 (2)
Carlos Sainz JnrC3 (19)C2 (34)
Daniel RicciardoC3 (16)C2 (36)
Kimi RaikkonenC2 (31)C3 (21)
Nico HulkenbergC2 (34)C3 (18)
Lando NorrisC3 (18)C2 (34)
Pierre GaslyC4 (17)C2 (35)
Sergio PerezC3 (18)C2 (34)
Lance StrollC2 (39)C3 (13)
Daniil KvyatC2 (32)C3 (20)
Alexander AlbonC3 (25)C2 (27)
Antonio GiovinazziC4 (7)C2 (27)C3 (18)
Kevin MagnussenC3 (16)C2 (36)
Robert KubicaC3 (24)C2 (27)
George RussellC3 (25)C2 (8)C3 (18)
Romain GrosjeanC2 (31)C3 (13)

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2019 French Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Robert KubicaWilliams29.79224
2Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren29.9200.12819
3Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo29.9750.18331
4Sebastian VettelFerrari30.0440.25225
5Max VerstappenRed Bull30.1180.32620
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes30.1860.39424
7Charles LeclercFerrari30.2030.41121
8Pierre GaslyRed Bull30.2280.43617
9Daniil KvyatToro Rosso30.2330.44132
10Alexander AlbonToro Rosso30.2790.48725
11Valtteri BottasMercedes30.4120.62023
12Sebastian VettelFerrari30.4680.67651
13Lando NorrisMcLaren30.5760.78418
14Kevin MagnussenHaas30.8321.04016
15Romain GrosjeanHaas30.8371.04531
16Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo30.8421.0507
17Lance StrollRacing Point30.8491.05739
18Nico HulkenbergRenault30.8841.09234
19Daniel RicciardoRenault31.0311.23916
20Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo31.6971.90534
21George RussellWilliams31.9502.15825
22Sergio PerezRacing Point37.2867.49418
23George RussellWilliams37.4947.70233

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