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

2020 Hungarian Grand Prix

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After a surprisingly poor qualifying performance, Red Bull were considerably closer to Mercedes’ pace in the race, but still a long way off.

Max Verstappen qualified 1.4 seconds slower than Lewis Hamilton’s pole position time. Had he been that far off Hamilton’s race pace, he would have ended the race 98 seconds behind the Mercedes.

He took the chequered flag 8.7 seconds after Hamilton. While the Mercedes driver made an extra pit stop for fresh rubber so he could score the bonus point for fastest lap, even a generous allowance for the time lost would only put Hamilton around 35 seconds up the road from Verstappen – considerably less than what Red Bull’s qualify deficit suggested.

It’s a clear sign Red Bull’s problem at the Hungaroring was an inability to make the RB16 work to its full potential over a single flying lap.

For comparison, look at the differences in the same figures for Racing Point. Lance Stroll provides a useful case, as he was able to run close to the RP20’s potential for much of the race. He was 0.9s slower than Hamilton in qualifying, which would be a 63 second deficit in the race; he took the chequered flag 57 seconds behind Hamilton. Allowing for Hamilton’s pit stop, that’s clearly a much more consistent qualifying-to-race performance than the Red Bull.

Using that much improved pace, Alexander Albon gained the most places of any driver, climbing eight places to finish fifth.

Curiously, Max Verstappen was more conservative with the timing of his first pit stop than the other front runners, coming in a lap later than most to switch to slick tyres. Perhaps he feared a repeat of the pre-race crash which almost ended his race before it started?

Staying out meant he led a lap, and therefore denied Hamilton what would have been a ‘grand slam’ of pole, win, fastest lap and leading every lap.

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2020 Hungarian 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 Hungarian 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 Bottas2-4-1
Sebastian Vettel51-1
Charles Leclerc61-5
Max Verstappen745
Alexander Albon1328
Carlos Sainz Jnr91-1
Lando Norris8-5-5
Daniel Ricciardo1123
Esteban Ocon14-20
Daniil Kvyat1705
Pierre Gasly10-2
Sergio Perez4-3-3
Lance Stroll31-1
Kimi Raikkonen2064
Antonio Giovinazzi1912
Romain Grosjean18-23
Kevin Magnussen16-37
George Russell12-3-6
Nicholas Latifi155-4

2020 Hungarian 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 Hungarian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’16.62770
2Valtteri BottasMercedes1’17.6651.03866
3Lance StrollRacing Point-Mercedes1’18.9732.34668
4Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda1’19.1842.55760
5Alexander AlbonRed Bull-Honda1’19.4402.81368
6Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren-Renault1’19.4572.83067
7Daniel RicciardoRenault1’19.5322.90546
8Lando NorrisMcLaren-Renault1’19.9453.31842
9George RussellWilliams-Mercedes1’19.9843.35767
10Sergio PerezRacing Point-Mercedes1’20.0903.46339
11Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’20.0963.46944
12Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’20.2323.60561
13Esteban OconRenault1’20.2613.63440
14Sebastian VettelFerrari1’20.3633.73649
15Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’20.4773.85068
16Charles LeclercFerrari1’20.8214.19464
17Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’20.8894.26267
18Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri-Honda1’20.9464.31951
19Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’21.1984.57164
20Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Honda1’23.9397.31210

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2020 Hungarian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3Stint 4Stint 5Stint 6
Lewis HamiltonIntermediate (3)C3 (34)C3 (29)C4 (4)
Max VerstappenIntermediate (4)C3 (32)C2 (34)
Valtteri BottasIntermediate (2)C3 (31)C3 (16)C2 (21)
Lance StrollIntermediate (3)C3 (32)C3 (17)C2 (18)
Alexander AlbonIntermediate (3)C3 (31)C2 (36)
Sebastian VettelIntermediate (3)C3 (26)C2 (40)
Sergio PerezIntermediate (3)C3 (32)C2 (34)
Daniel RicciardoIntermediate (4)C3 (39)C3 (26)
Kevin MagnussenC3 (35)C2 (34)
Carlos Sainz JnrIntermediate (3)C3 (37)C2 (29)
Charles LeclercIntermediate (2)C4 (18)C2 (49)
Daniil KvyatIntermediate (1)C4 (17)C2 (51)
Lando NorrisIntermediate (4)C3 (31)C2 (34)
Esteban OconIntermediate (4)C3 (27)C2 (38)
Romain GrosjeanC3 (34)C2 (35)
Kimi RaikkonenIntermediate (3)C3 (30)C2 (36)
Antonio GiovinazziIntermediate (4)C4 (16)C3 (20)C2 (29)
George RussellIntermediate (4)C4 (15)C3 (31)C3 (19)
Nicholas LatifiIntermediate (3)C4 (1)C3 (27)C3 (8)C4 (13)C2 (13)
Pierre GaslyIntermediate (3)C4 (12)

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2020 Hungarian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1George RussellWilliams21.1844
2Max VerstappenRed Bull21.2680.08436
3George RussellWilliams21.3670.18319
4Max VerstappenRed Bull21.5290.3454
5Valtteri BottasMercedes21.5720.38849
6Nicholas LatifiWilliams21.5960.4123
7Valtteri BottasMercedes21.6440.46033
8Nicholas LatifiWilliams21.8020.61839
9Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo21.8310.64740
10Esteban OconRenault21.8600.67631
11Sebastian VettelFerrari21.8800.69629
12Valtteri BottasMercedes21.9060.7222
13Daniel RicciardoRenault21.9200.7364
14George RussellWilliams22.0480.86450
15Sergio PerezRacing Point22.0510.86735
16Lance StrollRacing Point22.0570.87352
17Daniel RicciardoRenault22.0730.88943
18Alexander AlbonRed Bull22.1740.99034
19Lewis HamiltonMercedes22.2641.08037
20Charles LeclercFerrari22.2661.0822
21Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo22.2831.0994
22Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo22.2991.1153
23Lewis HamiltonMercedes22.3201.1363
24Lewis HamiltonMercedes22.4261.24266
25Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren22.4381.25440
26Lance StrollRacing Point22.5341.35035
27Charles LeclercFerrari22.5641.38020
28Romain GrosjeanHaas22.5911.40734
29Daniil KvyatToro Rosso22.6851.50118
30Pierre GaslyToro Rosso22.7401.5563
31Lando NorrisMcLaren22.7421.55835
32Lando NorrisMcLaren23.0121.8284
33Alexander AlbonRed Bull23.0461.8623
34Lance StrollRacing Point23.0811.8973
35Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo23.0821.89820
36Sergio PerezRacing Point23.2632.0793
37Daniil KvyatToro Rosso23.5682.3841
38Kevin MagnussenHaas23.6212.43735
39Esteban OconRenault24.2813.0974
40Nicholas LatifiWilliams25.7674.58352
41Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo27.1285.94433
42Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren27.1315.9473
43Sebastian VettelFerrari28.2867.1023
44Nicholas LatifiWilliams28.3677.18331
45Nicholas LatifiWilliams36.33515.1514

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

  1. I hate such conclusions. Verstappen was not fast, it was Lewis in full race control mode.
    Had he pushed (like Bottas did), and had not Bottas botched his start – it would have been way different song, and 1.4s deficit would have been way more evident.

    But ok, believe what you will. Push whatever agenda is required. RBR – Champion contenders? Sure!


  2. The W11 is a car to behold. Merc is a well oiled machine turning out championship worthy cars year after year even through regulation changes. 2022 will be no different.

  3. Why did Bottas pace drop so sharply after lap 53? He had fresh rubber and he was closing on Verstappen at 2s per lap, he looked like he was going to catch him and pass him in no time, and all of a sudden his pace dropped and nothing happened…

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