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

2020 Italian Grand Prix

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Would Pierre Gasly have won the Italian Grand Prix if he hadn’t been able to fit fresh tyres during the red flag period?

The AlphaTauri driver made his first pit stop before the Safety Car was deployed for Kevin Magnussen’s retirement. The pit lane entrance was closed initially, but early leader Lewis Hamilton came in, incurring a costly 10-second stop-and-go penalty.

Most of the remaining drivers made their pit stops once the pit lane entrance was opened. That left Hamilton, yet to serve his penalty, leading ahead of Lance Stroll, who had not yet pitted, and Gasly, who had.

Soon after the restart following that incident, Charles Leclerc suffered a heavy crash which led to the race being red-flagged. At this point the whole field had the option of fitting new tyres while in the pits.

Gasly was among those who took advantage of the opportunity. Having started on softs, hard tyres were fitted at his original pit stop. The red flag gave him the chance to run to the end on a new set of mediums.

Other drivers who had pitted under the Safety Car had much less to gain. Carlos Sainz Jnr, who chased Gasly home, had already switched to the medium compound, and did not have another new set he could use.

Had Gasly not had a ‘free’ pit stop, Sainz would have had a slight advantage in terms of tyre age and a softer – but potentially less durable – compound. Given that most drivers preferred the medium tyre for the second stint, its fair to assume Sainz would have been more of a threat at the end.

Almost half the field took advantage of the opportunity to fit fresh tyres during the red flag. Hamilton, Stroll, Kimi Raikkonen, Antonio Giovinazzi, Nicholas Latifi, Esteban Ocon, George Russell and Alexander Albon did the same.

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2020 Italian 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 Italian 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 Hamilton10-6
Valtteri Bottas2-4-3
Sebastian Vettel17-1
Charles Leclerc130
Max Verstappen5-2
Alexander Albon9-6-6
Carlos Sainz Jnr311
Lando Norris632
Daniel Ricciardo721
Esteban Ocon1234
Daniil Kvyat1102
Pierre Gasly1009
Sergio Perez40-6
Lance Stroll805
Kimi Raikkonen1421
Antonio Giovinazzi1842
Romain Grosjean1604
Kevin Magnussen15-5
George Russell1925
Nicholas Latifi2019

2020 Italian 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 Italian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’22.74634
20Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren-Renault1’23.8821.13640
13Lance StrollRacing Point-Mercedes1’23.8971.15142
1Daniel RicciardoRenault1’23.8981.15238
5Valtteri BottasMercedes1’23.9611.21551
3Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Honda1’24.0371.29134
11Lando NorrisMcLaren-Renault1’24.2321.48650
9Sergio PerezRacing Point-Mercedes1’24.3361.59050
18George RussellWilliams-Mercedes1’24.4211.67539
15Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri-Honda1’24.4791.73344
10Esteban OconRenault1’24.4901.74452
17Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’24.7852.03948
14Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’24.8352.08929
19Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’24.8562.11043
12Alexander AlbonRed Bull-Honda1’24.8882.14239
6Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’24.9992.25339
8Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda1’25.5392.79310
7Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’25.7873.04110
4Charles LeclercFerrari1’26.0263.28019
16Sebastian VettelFerrari1’27.1074.3614

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2020 Italian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Pierre GaslyC4 (19)C2 (7)C3 (27)
Carlos Sainz JnrC4 (22)C3 (31)
Lance StrollC4 (26)C3 (27)
Lando NorrisC4 (22)C3 (31)
Valtteri BottasC4 (22)C3 (31)
Daniel RicciardoC4 (22)C3 (31)
Lewis HamiltonC4 (20)C3 (6)C2 (2)
Esteban OconC4 (22)C3 (4)C4 (27)
Daniil KvyatC2 (22)C3 (31)
Sergio PerezC4 (22)C3 (31)
Nicholas LatifiC3 (16)C2 (10)C3 (27)
Romain GrosjeanC3 (22)C2 (31)
Kimi RaikkonenC3 (18)C2 (8)C4 (27)
George RussellC3 (22)C2 (4)C3 (27)
Alexander AlbonC4 (22)C3 (4)C2 (27)
Antonio GiovinazziC3 (20)C2 (6)C4 (4)
Max VerstappenC4 (22)C3 (8)
Charles LeclercC4 (17)C2 (6)
Kevin MagnussenC3 (1)C2 (16)
Sebastian VettelC2 (6)

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2020 Italian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo23.99820
2Pierre GaslyToro Rosso24.0960.09819
3Charles LeclercFerrari24.3440.34617
4Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren24.3980.40022
5Valtteri BottasMercedes24.4100.41222
6Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo24.4540.45618
7Lando NorrisMcLaren24.6120.61422
8Lewis HamiltonMercedes24.6710.67320
9George RussellWilliams25.2491.25122
10Esteban OconRenault25.2901.29222
11Daniel RicciardoRenault25.4981.50022
12Daniil KvyatToro Rosso25.9201.92222
13Romain GrosjeanHaas25.9361.93822
14Max VerstappenRed Bull26.1492.15122
15Nicholas LatifiWilliams26.3352.33716
16Sergio PerezRacing Point26.6932.69522
17Alexander AlbonRed Bull29.6615.66322
18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo31.4807.48230
19Lewis HamiltonMercedes31.6437.64528
20Kevin MagnussenHaas40.07816.0801
21Lewis HamiltonMercedes1516.8641492.86626
22Lance StrollRacing Point1517.3081493.31026
23Pierre GaslyToro Rosso1519.8791495.88126
24Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo1520.9851496.98726
25Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1521.8251497.82726
26Nicholas LatifiWilliams1523.1301499.13226
27Esteban OconRenault1523.2231499.22526
28George RussellWilliams1527.9381503.94026
29Alexander AlbonRed Bull1528.2471504.24926

NB. Some drivers’ pit stops occured during the red flag period.

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

  1. One question I have is why Mercedes did not leave Hamilton’s penalty as long as possible a la Alfa Romeo. He would have pulled more gap, potentially second and the penalty would have been slightly less painful.

    1. *seconds

    2. Even if he waited two laps he would still have been last, and by going first he makes sure that he does not need to overtake Giovinazzi. In both first and last he was in clean air so could put in his best lap times. Also, as his team said, another safety car in those two laps would have made things worse.

      1. Would it not be possible to wait for the last lap and cross the Finish in the pits?

        1. @vinnivinni
          That one isn’t possible. I think it’s 3 laps.

          Either way he would not have needed to overtake Giovanazzi. He wasn’t a factor.

          1. You are right, I looked up the Sporting Regulations.
            Article 38.3(d) is the ten second stop‐and‐go time penalty.

            … from the time the team concerned is notified of the stewards’ decision via the official messaging system the relevant driver may cross the Line on the track no more than twice before entering the pit lane and, in the case of a penalty under Article 38.3(d), proceeding to his pit stop position where he shall remain for the period of the time penalty.

            However, unless the driver was already in the pit entry for the purpose of serving his penalty, he may not carry out the penalty if the VSC procedure is in use or after the safety car has been deployed. The number of times the driver crosses the Line behind the safety car or during the VSC procedure will be added to the maximum number of times he may cross the Line on the track

  2. The charts highlight how strong the hamilton-mercedes combination is: the joint best driver in the by far best car.

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