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

2020 Spanish Grand Prix

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There were only three cars in realistic contention at the Spanish Grand Prix: Two Mercedes and Max Verstappen’s Red Bull. The rest were all a staggering 100 seconds or more behind at the end of 66 flat-out laps of the Circuit de Catalunya.

To put it another way, Lewis Hamilton pulled away from everyone who wasn’t Verstappen or Valtteri Bottas at an average rate of more than one-and-a-half seconds per lap.

The Racing Point drivers gave chase. But while Red Bull are much closer match for Mercedes on race pace than they are in qualifying, the pink cars aren’t. For the second race running the other Red Bull of Alexander Albon pitted early and had a hard time getting through traffic.

As at the previous race, those who could make a one-stop strategy work benefitted. First among those was Sebastian Vettel, who moved up fourth places to take seventh, despite Ferrari’s seemingly slapdash approach to his strategy.

Charles Leclerc was attempting to do the same, and looked in good shape, when a strange combination of a kerb-induced electrical fault and the driver’s decision to loosen his seat belts made him the race’s only retirement.

Others were less successful in their attempt to one-stop. The Renault pair did it, but neither came home in the points. Haas duo Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean both suffered degradation in the second half of the race, the latter pitting for a fresh set of rubber.

In contrast McLaren went all-in on the two-stop strategy, committing to it fully by running the soft tyres for the first two stints. This worked well for Carlos Sainz Jnr, who held his position at the start and passed Vettel for sixth in the closing stages. But Lando Norris admitted he was too timid on the run to turn one, lost two places, and could only salvage one point from his afternoon.

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2020 Spanish 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 Spanish 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

Driver Start position Lap one position change Race position change
Lewis Hamilton 1 0 0
Valtteri Bottas 2 -2 -1
Sebastian Vettel 11 0 4
Charles Leclerc 9 0
Max Verstappen 3 1 1
Alexander Albon 6 0 -2
Carlos Sainz Jnr 7 0 1
Lando Norris 8 -2 -2
Daniel Ricciardo 13 1 2
Esteban Ocon 15 -1 2
Daniil Kvyat 12 -1 0
Pierre Gasly 10 2 1
Sergio Perez 4 -1 0
Lance Stroll 5 2 0
Kimi Raikkonen 14 -1 0
Antonio Giovinazzi 20 1 4
Romain Grosjean 17 0 -2
Kevin Magnussen 16 2 1
George Russell 18 0 1
Nicholas Latifi 19 -1 1

2020 Spanish 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 Spanish Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’18.183 66
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’19.822 1.639 63
14 Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1’20.409 2.226 64
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull-Honda 1’21.477 3.294 53
9 Carlos Sainz Jnr McLaren-Renault 1’21.771 3.588 59
19 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1’21.801 3.618 47
18 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1’21.888 3.705 47
15 Lance Stroll Racing Point-Mercedes 1’22.024 3.841 56
5 Nicholas Latifi Williams-Mercedes 1’22.030 3.847 60
10 Esteban Ocon Renault 1’22.174 3.991 65
3 Alexander Albon Red Bull-Honda 1’22.194 4.011 41
12 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri-Honda 1’22.336 4.153 47
11 Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1’22.392 4.209 56
16 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1’22.464 4.281 51
17 George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1’22.503 4.320 37
6 Sergio Perez Racing Point-Mercedes 1’22.515 4.332 58
7 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri-Honda 1’22.543 4.360 44
13 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’22.707 4.524 48
20 Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1’23.474 5.291 64
8 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’23.968 5.785 35

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2020 Spanish Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3 Stint 4
Lewis Hamilton C3 (23) C2 (27) C2 (16)
Max Verstappen C3 (21) C2 (20) C2 (25)
Valtteri Bottas C3 (23) C2 (25) C3 (16) C2 (2)
Sergio Perez C3 (29) C2 (36)
Lance Stroll C3 (27) C2 (15) C3 (23)
Carlos Sainz Jnr C3 (22) C3 (19) C2 (24)
Sebastian Vettel C2 (29) C3 (36)
Alexander Albon C3 (17) C1 (22) C2 (26)
Pierre Gasly C3 (21) C2 (21) C2 (23)
Lando Norris C3 (21) C3 (23) C2 (21)
Daniel Ricciardo C2 (35) C3 (30)
Daniil Kvyat C3 (21) C2 (24) C2 (20)
Esteban Ocon C2 (34) C3 (31)
Kimi Raikkonen C2 (20) C2 (24) C3 (21)
Kevin Magnussen C3 (28) C2 (37)
Antonio Giovinazzi C2 (21) C2 (24) C3 (20)
George Russell C3 (19) C2 (16) C2 (30)
Nicholas Latifi C2 (28) C2 (21) C3 (15)
Romain Grosjean C2 (32) C3 (30) C3 (2)
Charles Leclerc C3 (29) C2 (9)

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2020 Spanish Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 21.532 21
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 21.601 0.069 41
3 Alexander Albon Red Bull 21.663 0.131 17
4 Lando Norris McLaren 21.761 0.229 44
5 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 21.794 0.262 45
6 Alexander Albon Red Bull 21.804 0.272 39
7 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 21.820 0.288 29
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 21.837 0.305 35
9 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 21.853 0.321 50
10 George Russell Williams 21.889 0.357 35
11 Carlos Sainz Jnr McLaren 22.078 0.546 22
12 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 22.079 0.547 45
13 Lando Norris McLaren 22.099 0.567 21
14 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 22.143 0.611 48
15 Carlos Sainz Jnr McLaren 22.166 0.634 41
16 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 22.197 0.665 44
17 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 22.241 0.709 21
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 22.243 0.711 21
19 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 22.274 0.742 29
20 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 22.310 0.778 23
21 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 22.314 0.782 20
22 Nicholas Latifi Williams 22.322 0.790 28
23 Lance Stroll Racing Point 22.351 0.819 27
24 Esteban Ocon Renault 22.366 0.834 34
25 Lance Stroll Racing Point 22.388 0.856 42
26 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 22.394 0.862 42
27 Nicholas Latifi Williams 22.475 0.943 49
28 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 22.607 1.075 64
29 Sergio Perez Racing Point 22.641 1.109 29
30 George Russell Williams 22.708 1.176 19
31 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 23.036 1.504 21
32 Romain Grosjean Haas 23.212 1.680 32
33 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 23.377 1.845 23
34 Romain Grosjean Haas 24.010 2.478 62
35 Kevin Magnussen Haas 24.148 2.616 28

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

  1. To put it another way, Lewis Hamilton pulled away from everyone who wasn’t Verstappen or Valtteri Bottas at an average rate of more than one-and-a-half seconds per lap.

    To put it another way – sure, FIA, go ahead, ban engine modes, see what happens (hint – exactly the opposite what you try to achieve *wink**wink*)

  2. Why did Bottas pit for fastest lap when he already had it with older tyres? Or did he run wide so wasn’t sure it would count?

    1. The Skeptic (@)
      19th August 2020, 8:14

      First one was fastest lap… second one was a circuit record.

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