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

DriverStart positionLap one position changeRace position change
Lewis Hamilton100
Valtteri Bottas2-2-1
Sebastian Vettel1104
Charles Leclerc90
Max Verstappen311
Alexander Albon60-2
Carlos Sainz Jnr701
Lando Norris8-2-2
Daniel Ricciardo1312
Esteban Ocon15-12
Daniil Kvyat12-10
Pierre Gasly1021
Sergio Perez4-10
Lance Stroll520
Kimi Raikkonen14-10
Antonio Giovinazzi2014
Romain Grosjean170-2
Kevin Magnussen1621
George Russell1801
Nicholas Latifi19-11

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:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
4Valtteri BottasMercedes1’18.18366
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’19.8221.63963
14Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’20.4092.22664
2Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda1’21.4773.29453
9Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren-Renault1’21.7713.58859
19Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’21.8013.61847
18Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’21.8883.70547
15Lance StrollRacing Point-Mercedes1’22.0243.84156
5Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’22.0303.84760
10Esteban OconRenault1’22.1743.99165
3Alexander AlbonRed Bull-Honda1’22.1944.01141
12Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri-Honda1’22.3364.15347
11Lando NorrisMcLaren-Renault1’22.3924.20956
16Daniel RicciardoRenault1’22.4644.28151
17George RussellWilliams-Mercedes1’22.5034.32037
6Sergio PerezRacing Point-Mercedes1’22.5154.33258
7Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Honda1’22.5434.36044
13Sebastian VettelFerrari1’22.7074.52448
20Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’23.4745.29164
8Charles LeclercFerrari1’23.9685.78535

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2020 Spanish Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3Stint 4
Lewis HamiltonC3 (23)C2 (27)C2 (16)
Max VerstappenC3 (21)C2 (20)C2 (25)
Valtteri BottasC3 (23)C2 (25)C3 (16)C2 (2)
Sergio PerezC3 (29)C2 (36)
Lance StrollC3 (27)C2 (15)C3 (23)
Carlos Sainz JnrC3 (22)C3 (19)C2 (24)
Sebastian VettelC2 (29)C3 (36)
Alexander AlbonC3 (17)C1 (22)C2 (26)
Pierre GaslyC3 (21)C2 (21)C2 (23)
Lando NorrisC3 (21)C3 (23)C2 (21)
Daniel RicciardoC2 (35)C3 (30)
Daniil KvyatC3 (21)C2 (24)C2 (20)
Esteban OconC2 (34)C3 (31)
Kimi RaikkonenC2 (20)C2 (24)C3 (21)
Kevin MagnussenC3 (28)C2 (37)
Antonio GiovinazziC2 (21)C2 (24)C3 (20)
George RussellC3 (19)C2 (16)C2 (30)
Nicholas LatifiC2 (28)C2 (21)C3 (15)
Romain GrosjeanC2 (32)C3 (30)C3 (2)
Charles LeclercC3 (29)C2 (9)

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2020 Spanish Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Max VerstappenRed Bull21.53221
2Max VerstappenRed Bull21.6010.06941
3Alexander AlbonRed Bull21.6630.13117
4Lando NorrisMcLaren21.7610.22944
5Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo21.7940.26245
6Alexander AlbonRed Bull21.8040.27239
7Sebastian VettelFerrari21.8200.28829
8Daniel RicciardoRenault21.8370.30535
9Lewis HamiltonMercedes21.8530.32150
10George RussellWilliams21.8890.35735
11Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren22.0780.54622
12Daniil KvyatToro Rosso22.0790.54745
13Lando NorrisMcLaren22.0990.56721
14Valtteri BottasMercedes22.1430.61148
15Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren22.1660.63441
16Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo22.1970.66544
17Pierre GaslyToro Rosso22.2410.70921
18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo22.2430.71121
19Charles LeclercFerrari22.2740.74229
20Valtteri BottasMercedes22.3100.77823
21Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo22.3140.78220
22Nicholas LatifiWilliams22.3220.79028
23Lance StrollRacing Point22.3510.81927
24Esteban OconRenault22.3660.83434
25Lance StrollRacing Point22.3880.85642
26Pierre GaslyToro Rosso22.3940.86242
27Nicholas LatifiWilliams22.4750.94349
28Valtteri BottasMercedes22.6071.07564
29Sergio PerezRacing Point22.6411.10929
30George RussellWilliams22.7081.17619
31Daniil KvyatToro Rosso23.0361.50421
32Romain GrosjeanHaas23.2121.68032
33Lewis HamiltonMercedes23.3771.84523
34Romain GrosjeanHaas24.0102.47862
35Kevin MagnussenHaas24.1482.61628

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

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