2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres

2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

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Did Red Bull win the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix because they out-smarted Mercedes tactically? Or did they win it because their car was faster?

The team undoubtedly made a smart call by starting the race on the hard tyre. It wasn’t without risks – an early Safety Car period could have thrown a spanner in the world – but it paid off.

However on a warmer track with softer tyres the RB16 was, for once, more than a match for the W11. That, plus the superb talents of Max Verstappen, more than tipped the balance in their favour.

“We were actually able to create an over-cut on the Mercedes on an older tyre and bag track position,” explained team principal Christian Horner. “[This] enabled us then to switch our strategy to run the medium tyre and then cover them with a hard tyre which put us effectively on a straight race to the end of the race on the same compound.

“All of that was possible because of the way that Max managed the tyre and the pace that we had in the car.”

While the performance of the RB16 was clearly strong, the corollary to that was that Mercedes were much weaker than usual. As much as two seconds per lap down on their race pace from last week.

So while Horner said Red Bull’s strategy “worked well and was a gamble worth taking”, he also admitted “we just simply had the pace today which gave us that that length of stint and pace advantage over the Mercedes.”

Lewis Hamilton’s later second stop allowed him to bag the bonus point for fastest lap. But Red Bull clearly had the quicker car.

Behind Verstappen and the Mercedes, Charles Leclerc was the first driver home who one-stopped, which was a gutsy call given the failures seen last week. Were the race run again, you have to wonder how many drivers would be tempted to try the same thing.

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2020 70th Anniversary 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 70th Anniversary 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:

2020 70th Anniversary 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 70th Anniversary Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’28.45143
2Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda1’29.4651.01446
3Alexander AlbonRed Bull-Honda1’29.4771.02646
4Valtteri BottasMercedes1’29.7651.31444
5Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’29.9501.49948
6Nico HulkenbergRacing Point-Mercedes1’30.0871.63652
7Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Honda1’30.0921.64152
8Charles LeclercFerrari1’30.5522.10139
9Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren-Renault1’30.5562.10549
10Esteban OconRenault1’30.5752.12450
11Lando NorrisMcLaren-Renault1’30.6982.24749
12Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri-Honda1’30.7382.28752
13Sebastian VettelFerrari1’30.7852.33449
14Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’30.7932.34251
15Lance StrollRacing Point-Mercedes1’30.8772.42645
16Daniel RicciardoRenault1’31.1682.71739
17George RussellWilliams-Mercedes1’31.4082.95750
18Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’31.7563.30530
19Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’31.8263.37537
20Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’31.8303.37939

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2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3Stint 4
Max VerstappenC2 (26)C3 (6)C2 (20)
Lewis HamiltonC3 (14)C2 (27)C2 (11)
Valtteri BottasC3 (13)C2 (19)C2 (20)
Charles LeclercC3 (18)C2 (34)
Alexander AlbonC3 (6)C2 (24)C2 (22)
Lance StrollC3 (18)C2 (13)C2 (21)
Nico HulkenbergC3 (15)C2 (15)C2 (14)C4 (8)
Esteban OconC3 (22)C2 (30)
Lando NorrisC3 (12)C2 (17)C2 (23)
Daniil KvyatC2 (19)C2 (16)C3 (17)
Pierre GaslyC3 (7)C2 (16)C2 (29)
Sebastian VettelC2 (22)C2 (11)C3 (19)
Carlos Sainz JnrC2 (22)C3 (12)C2 (18)
Daniel RicciardoC3 (14)C3 (12)C2 (9)C3 (16)
Kimi RaikkonenC2 (26)C3 (25)
Romain GrosjeanC3 (17)C2 (21)C2 (13)
Antonio GiovinazziC3 (7)C2 (26)C3 (18)
George RussellC3 (8)C2 (16)C2 (15)C3 (12)
Nicholas LatifiC3 (9)C2 (17)C2 (20)C3 (5)
Kevin MagnussenC3 (9)C2 (11)C2 (23)

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2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo27.69333
2Alexander AlbonRed Bull27.8580.16530
3Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo27.8920.1997
4Lando NorrisMcLaren27.9490.25612
5Lance StrollRacing Point27.9740.28131
6Daniil KvyatToro Rosso28.0360.34319
7Daniel RicciardoRenault28.0570.36435
8Nicholas LatifiWilliams28.0860.39326
9Esteban OconRenault28.0930.40022
10Sebastian VettelFerrari28.1670.47422
11Daniel RicciardoRenault28.1670.47426
12Valtteri BottasMercedes28.1880.49532
13Lance StrollRacing Point28.2350.54218
14Pierre GaslyToro Rosso28.3060.61323
15George RussellWilliams28.3310.63824
16Sebastian VettelFerrari28.3520.65933
17Pierre GaslyToro Rosso28.3560.6637
18Daniil KvyatToro Rosso28.3650.67235
19Nico HulkenbergRacing Point28.3860.69330
20George RussellWilliams28.3910.6988
21Lewis HamiltonMercedes28.4060.71314
22Valtteri BottasMercedes28.4080.71513
23Alexander AlbonRed Bull28.4170.7246
24Daniel RicciardoRenault28.5870.89414
25George RussellWilliams28.6920.99939
26Nicholas LatifiWilliams28.6961.0039
27Nico HulkenbergRacing Point28.7361.04344
28Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren28.7721.07934
29Lando NorrisMcLaren28.8741.18129
30Kevin MagnussenHaas28.9341.2419
31Nico HulkenbergRacing Point28.9811.28815
32Max VerstappenRed Bull28.9861.29332
33Nicholas LatifiWilliams29.0491.35646
34Max VerstappenRed Bull29.1151.42226
35Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo29.2961.60326
36Romain GrosjeanHaas29.3771.68417
37Kevin MagnussenHaas29.3891.69620
38Lewis HamiltonMercedes29.4021.70941
39Charles LeclercFerrari29.4191.72618
40Romain GrosjeanHaas29.8032.11038
41Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren35.8648.17122

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9 comments on “2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres”

  1. Mercedes put Bottas within two seconds of Verstappen with the same tyre for the third final stint. They were hoping on the hard he could hunt down Verstappen and win, but instead (like the woeful second stint) Verstappen was too fast on these tyres.

    Bottas dropped from 2s down to 17s down on Verstappen on the final stint. Blaming the team is unfair.
    On the second stint he only dropped about 1.6s relative to Verstappen.

    1. The team was blamed because of the strategy for the race compared to HAM, not VER! So, I guess the blame remains.

  2. Hey Keith, not sure if it’s just me but wanted you to know that Hulkenberg is missing from the Race Chart.

    1. That and Albon’s and Gasly’s color need to be swapped to reflect new teams.

      1. Both fixed, thanks guys.

  3. Usually Red Bull are on it with the pits stops, but both Verstappen stops were poor by their standards. Can’t be doing that when you’re racing for the lead. Glad it didn’t cost him.

    1. Alternatively they were taking surety before risky-pace with a rare chance at a race win @eurobrun I personally don’t know which it is.

  4. Look at Max’s consistency from Lap 12 to Lap 25. He was faster than his previous lapon every single lap of those (at least what’s what my naked eye tells me) and he was also able to deliver Lap 26 a whole 6 tenths faster than lap 25.

    Unbelievable driving!!

  5. Looks like Ferrari pitted Vet when he still clearly had good pace in those tyres. Why do they run the hard tyres longer than the mediums is questionable.

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