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

2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton ended the 2019 season with a ‘grand slam’ in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. From pole position he led every lap of the race and set fastest lap on his way to victory.

Behind him there was slightly more going on than usual in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as several drivers risk two-stop strategies as they struggled to make Pirelli’s softest tyre mix go the distance with a single change.

Unusually, Ferrari not only two-stopped both drivers but brought them in on the same laps each time. On the first occasion this was because Vettel, running fourth, needed to ditch the soft tyres he had started on, but his pit stop would provoke a reaction from Max Verstappen ahead of him, which meant Leclerc had to come in as well.

This shortened Leclerc’s first stint on the mediums and, ultimately, compromised his effort to keep Verstappen behind. Verstappen ran long, pitted, emerged on Leclerc’s tail with fresher tyres and passed him. That might have been harder, however, if the problem which caused DRS to be disabled for the first 17 laps hadn’t been fixed.

Vettel’s race was also compromised, by a slow first pit stop which meant he caught more traffic when he rejoined and lost more time. He passed Alexander Albon for fifth at the end of the race, but couldn’t keep Valtteri Bottas behind as the Mercedes driver climbed 16 places to finish fourth – one of this year’s biggest recovery drives.

For the second year in a row, the highest driver on the grid to start on new tyres won the midfield battle. Last year it was Carlos Sainz Jnr, this year it was Sergio Perez. The McLaren and Renault drivers’ races were compromised by having to start on older tyres, when they lacked the pace to complete Q2 on harder rubber as the front-running teams did.

However Lando Norris held on to the ‘best of the rest’ spot until the final lap of the race, when he fell victim to a lunge from Sergio Perez.

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2019 Abu Dhabi 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 Abu Dhabi 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 Bottas20516
Sebastian Vettel40-1
Charles Leclerc310
Max Verstappen2-10
Alexander Albon50-1
Daniel Ricciardo7-1-4
Nico Hulkenberg9-1-3
Romain Grosjean15-20
Kevin Magnussen1450
Carlos Sainz Jnr81-2
Lando Norris60-2
Sergio Perez10-13
Lance Stroll120
Kimi Raikkonen1734
Antonio Giovinazzi1630
Daniil Kvyat13-34
Pierre Gasly11-9-7
George Russell18-11
Robert Kubica1910

2019 Abu Dhabi 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 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’39.28353
2Valtteri BottasMercedes1’39.7150.43231
3Sebastian VettelFerrari1’40.1280.84555
4Charles LeclercFerrari1’40.4421.15944
5Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda1’41.1191.83655
6Daniel RicciardoRenault1’41.1901.90751
7Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren-Renault1’41.2942.01143
8Alexander AlbonRed Bull-Honda1’42.2192.93649
9Daniil KvyatToro Rosso-Honda1’42.2222.93942
10Pierre GaslyToro Rosso-Honda1’42.4143.13153
11Sergio PerezRacing Point-Mercedes1’42.6393.35639
12Lando NorrisMcLaren-Renault1’43.0263.74350
13George RussellWilliams-Mercedes1’43.0743.79150
14Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’43.1423.85925
15Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’43.2563.97328
16Nico HulkenbergRenault1’43.2743.99152
17Lance StrollRacing Point-Mercedes1’43.3264.04325
18Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’43.6664.38333
19Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’43.7904.50722
20Robert KubicaWilliams-Mercedes1’44.5005.21751

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2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Lewis HamiltonC4 (26)C3 (29)
Max VerstappenC4 (25)C3 (30)
Charles LeclercC4 (12)C3 (26)C5 (17)
Valtteri BottasC4 (29)C3 (26)
Sebastian VettelC5 (12)C3 (26)C4 (17)
Alexander AlbonC4 (13)C3 (42)
Sergio PerezC4 (37)C3 (17)
Lando NorrisC5 (8)C3 (46)
Daniil KvyatC3 (40)C4 (14)
Carlos Sainz JnrC5 (12)C3 (29)C4 (13)
Daniel RicciardoC5 (11)C3 (31)C5 (12)
Nico HulkenbergC5 (18)C4 (36)
Kimi RaikkonenC4 (22)C3 (32)
Kevin MagnussenC4 (20)C3 (34)
Romain GrosjeanC4 (18)C3 (36)
Antonio GiovinazziC5 (8)C3 (18)C4 (28)
George RussellC3 (32)C4 (22)
Pierre GaslyC4 (1)C3 (52)
Robert KubicaC3 (24)C4 (29)
Lance StrollC4 (5)C3 (18)C5 (22)

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2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Max VerstappenRed Bull21.02325
2Valtteri BottasMercedes21.1450.12229
3Charles LeclercFerrari21.2740.25138
4Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren21.4660.44341
5Daniil KvyatToro Rosso21.4960.47340
6Kevin MagnussenHaas21.5310.50820
7Nico HulkenbergRenault21.5780.55518
8Daniel RicciardoRenault21.6240.60142
9Robert KubicaWilliams21.6880.66524
10Charles LeclercFerrari21.6970.67412
11Lance StrollRacing Point21.7780.75523
12Sebastian VettelFerrari21.8580.83538
13Daniel RicciardoRenault21.9040.88111
14Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren21.9280.90512
15Romain GrosjeanHaas21.9680.94518
16Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo21.9770.9548
17Alexander AlbonRed Bull22.0281.00513
18Lewis HamiltonMercedes22.1781.15526
19Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo22.1881.16526
20Sergio PerezRacing Point22.2301.20737
21George RussellWilliams22.2721.24932
22Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo22.4101.38722
23Lando NorrisMcLaren22.9741.9518
24Sebastian VettelFerrari25.7714.74812
25Lance StrollRacing Point28.8427.8195
26Pierre GaslyToro Rosso77.46756.4441

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5 comments on “2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres”

  1. It must depressing being a Ferrari fan, seeing Mercedes with 30 lap old tires beat your cars with new soft and mediums.

  2. Let’s see how your golden boy Russel performed vs Kubica during this season:

    1. Ok I cant paste link here so I will write it:
      After whole season – position gained on 1 lap:
      1. STR: 38
      2. PER: 26
      3. KUB:24
      12. RUS: -2
      20. GRO: -47

      1. It’s hard to lose any positions when you qualify last in pretty much every race. Russell on the other hand had a couple Q2 appearances which is pretty hard to keep in the start with the car he had.

      2. We have a genious here at interpreting data.

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