2020 Austrian Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres

2020 Austrian Grand Prix

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The opening race of the 2020 F1 season was shaped by Safety Cars. Virtually all the pit stops occured during the three deployments.

The only driver among the top 10 who didn’t qualify on softs, Max Verstappen, was out within a dozen laps, removing a key strategic variable. He was just beginning to match race leader Valtteri Bottas’s lap times on his medium tyres when his Honda cried enough.

When the first Safety Car came out 26 laps into the race, most drivers opted for hard tyres to run to the end. Curiously it was the leading driver who didn’t – Sergio Perez in the Racing Point, who opted for mediums – who did not make a further pit stop under the later Safety Car period. That left him vulnerable to his rivals who switched to soft tyres, and his five-second time penalty for speeding on his sole visit to the pits made matters worse.

Having ‘stacked’ Bottas and Lewis Hamilton during the first Safety Car period, Mercedes had little time to scramble their two drivers into the pits during the second. The team admitted it wasn’t their intention to do so anyway, but conceded that might have been a mistake, after a soft-tyres Alexander Albon launched an attack on them which could have seen the Red Bull driver win had he not tangled with Hamilton.

Without that second Safety Car period, the race would have likely been a more processional affair. Most of the significant changes of position came about due to retirements.

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2020 Austrian 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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2020 Austrian 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 Hamilton503
Valtteri Bottas100
Sebastian Vettel1111
Charles Leclerc704
Max Verstappen20
Alexander Albon40-9
Carlos Sainz Jnr803
Lando Norris30-1
Daniel Ricciardo10-1
Esteban Ocon14-26
Daniil Kvyat13-21
Pierre Gasly1205
Sergio Perez600
Lance Stroll90
Kimi Raikkonen192
Antonio Giovinazzi1849
Romain Grosjean15-3
Kevin Magnussen163
George Russell17-2
Nicholas Latifi2009

2020 Austrian 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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2020 Austrian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Lando NorrisMcLaren-Renault1’07.47571
2Valtteri BottasMercedes1’07.6570.18268
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’07.7120.23767
4Charles LeclercFerrari1’07.9010.42664
5Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren-Renault1’07.9740.49963
6Sergio PerezRacing Point-Mercedes1’08.3050.83063
7Alexander AlbonRed Bull-Honda1’08.4320.95750
8Sebastian VettelFerrari1’08.6231.14871
9Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’08.7961.32170
10Esteban OconRenault1’08.9121.43770
11Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Honda1’09.0251.55064
12Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’09.0311.55648
13Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri-Honda1’09.1351.66050
14George RussellWilliams-Mercedes1’09.3171.84249
15Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda1’09.3511.8765
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’09.6622.18763
17Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’10.2282.75346
18Lance StrollRacing Point-Mercedes1’10.3262.8514
19Daniel RicciardoRenault1’10.6103.1358
20Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’10.7203.24523

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2020 Austrian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Valtteri BottasC4 (26)C2 (45)
Lewis HamiltonC4 (26)C2 (45)
Charles LeclercC4 (26)C2 (25)C3 (5)
Lando NorrisC4 (26)C2 (25)C3 (5)
Carlos Sainz JnrC4 (26)C2 (26)C3 (4)
Sergio PerezC4 (26)C3 (45)
Pierre GaslyC3 (26)C2 (45)
Esteban OconC3 (26)C2 (45)
Antonio GiovinazziC3 (25)C2 (30)C4 (1)
Sebastian VettelC3 (26)C2 (25)C4 (5)
Nicholas LatifiC3 (26)C2 (25)C4 (5)
Daniil KvyatC3 (26)C2 (25)C4 (5)
Alexander AlbonC4 (26)C2 (25)C4 (5)
Kimi RaikkonenC3 (24)C2 (27)C4 (2)
George RussellC3 (25)C2 (24)
Romain GrosjeanC3 (20)C2 (29)
Kevin MagnussenC3 (24)
Lance StrollC4 (20)
Daniel RicciardoC4 (17)
Max VerstappenC3 (11)

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2020 Austrian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Alexander AlbonRed Bull21.27926
2George RussellWilliams21.4170.13825
3Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo21.5690.29051
4Daniil KvyatToro Rosso21.6220.34351
5Esteban OconRenault21.6830.40426
6Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren21.8050.52652
7Alexander AlbonRed Bull21.8420.56351
8Lewis HamiltonMercedes21.8500.57126
9Nicholas LatifiWilliams21.9180.63951
10Lando NorrisMcLaren21.9210.64251
11Valtteri BottasMercedes21.9370.65826
12Charles LeclercFerrari21.9720.69351
13Nicholas LatifiWilliams22.0580.77926
14Sebastian VettelFerrari22.2310.95226
15Sergio PerezRacing Point22.3831.10426
16Pierre GaslyToro Rosso22.4661.18726
17Sebastian VettelFerrari22.7381.45951
18Charles LeclercFerrari22.7561.47726
19Daniil KvyatToro Rosso22.7691.49026
20Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo22.8001.52155
21Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo23.2291.95024
22Romain GrosjeanHaas23.2802.00120
23Lando NorrisMcLaren23.6372.35826
24Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo23.6592.38025
25Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren23.8272.54826

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6 comments on “2020 Austrian Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres”

  1. Michael (@freelittlebirds)
    9th July 2020, 2:54

    Wow, Bottas did slow down on the last 2 laps.

    Naughty:-)

  2. Huge gap between Seb and Charles, from 0.5 to 1.5 sec per lap.
    Seb had a big understeers after a spin but before that…
    Charles really squeezed everything from a car.

    1. Ben Rowe (@thegianthogweed)
      9th July 2020, 9:51

      @denny

      One thing was that Vettel was on slower tyres.

      Another thing was that Vettel was stuck Behind Stroll. Perez and his car was fast enough to actually open a gap to Leclerc. Stroll was having issues with power which was why Vettel was glued onto him for so many laps, but it was not helping his times at all.

      After Vettel’s mistake, (which was his fault, I’m not sure we can judge the pace difference fairly.

      But considering the tyres and traffic, I think Vettel was decent initially and not much slower than leclerc.

  3. Pretty sure Lando went off track with all four wheels to get up the inside of Sergio!

    1. @blik well yes, because Perez bumped him.

      1. I don’t buy the bumping argument but…………….I now think they were using the red and white curbs as the track limit and not the usual white line, so no problem. Good to see Lando doing so well.

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