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

2020 Eifel Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen set the fastest lap of the Eifel Grand Prix on the final tour – and he did it by just six-thousandths of a second.

He set himself up for the point-snatching run by backing off on his prior tour, which he took almost 1.5 seconds longer to complete than race leader Lewis Hamilton, who held the fastest lap at that point. That allowed him to give his tyres some respite and ensure his battery had maximum reserves for his final push – so much so that his race engineer told him “recharge off, please, Max” as he prepared to begin his final lap.

Once again Verstappen was the only driver able to stay with the Mercedes drivers in the race. He was particularly competitive on the soft tyres, and consistently quick in the middle sector.

No one lapped within 1.4 seconds of Verstappen and Hamilton. Before the Safety Car came out Daniel Ricciardo’s third-placed Renault was a whopping 71 seconds behind after 43 laps.

At that point in the race Nico Hulkenberg had already climbed to eighth place, a position he still held at the end of the race. Impressively, on his minimum-notice return for Racing Point, he made up 12 places from last on the grid to grab some valuable points for the team.

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2020 Eifel 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 Eifel 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 Hamilton201
Valtteri Bottas10
Sebastian Vettel11-10
Charles Leclerc40-3
Max Verstappen301
Alexander Albon5-1
Carlos Sainz Jnr1005
Lando Norris81
Daniel Ricciardo613
Esteban Ocon7-2
Daniil Kvyat13-2-2
Pierre Gasly12-16
Sergio Perez915
Nico Hulkenberg20312
Kimi Raikkonen1907
Antonio Giovinazzi1434
Romain Grosjean16-47
Kevin Magnussen1512
George Russell171
Nicholas Latifi1804

2020 Eifel 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 Eifel Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda1’28.13960
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’28.1450.00658
3Daniel RicciardoRenault1’29.5841.44553
4Sergio PerezRacing Point-Mercedes1’29.7001.56158
5Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Honda1’30.1101.97153
6Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren-Renault1’30.1291.99053
7Sebastian VettelFerrari1’30.4082.26943
8Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’30.4562.31737
9Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’30.5122.37354
10Charles LeclercFerrari1’30.7122.57354
11Nico HulkenbergRacing Point-Mercedes1’30.7332.59458
12Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’30.9092.77038
13Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’31.3773.23839
14Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’31.5623.42354
15Valtteri BottasMercedes1’31.8843.7458
16Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri-Honda1’32.2144.07541
17Lando NorrisMcLaren-Renault1’32.3284.18940
18Alexander AlbonRed Bull-Honda1’32.3304.1919
19Esteban OconRenault1’33.1895.05021
20George RussellWilliams-Mercedes1’34.5266.3876

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2020 Eifel Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Lewis HamiltonC4 (16)C3 (29)C4 (15)
Max VerstappenC4 (16)C3 (29)C4 (15)
Daniel RicciardoC4 (16)C3 (28)C4 (16)
Sergio PerezC4 (28)C3 (17)C4 (15)
Carlos Sainz JnrC4 (28)C3 (16)C4 (16)
Pierre GaslyC3 (30)C2 (14)C4 (16)
Charles LeclercC4 (10)C3 (25)C3 (25)
Nico HulkenbergC4 (29)C3 (15)C4 (16)
Romain GrosjeanC3 (28)C2 (32)
Antonio GiovinazziC4 (15)C3 (21)C3 (24)
Sebastian VettelC3 (11)C2 (30)C4 (19)
Kimi RaikkonenC4 (10)C3 (34)C4 (16)
Kevin MagnussenC4 (14)C3 (20)C3 (26)
Nicholas LatifiC4 (14)C3 (19)C3 (27)
Daniil KvyatC3 (17)C2 (27)C4 (16)
Lando NorrisC4 (29)C3 (13)
Alexander AlbonC4 (7)C3 (16)
Esteban OconC4 (22)
Valtteri BottasC4 (13)C3 (5)
George RussellC4 (11)C3 (1)

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2020 Eifel Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Lando NorrisMcLaren21.99129
2Max VerstappenRed Bull22.1060.11516
3Daniel RicciardoRenault22.1590.16816
4Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo22.4820.49115
5George RussellWilliams22.4960.50511
6Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren22.5030.51244
7Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri22.5270.53644
8Daniel RicciardoRenault22.5300.53944
9Charles LeclercFerrari22.5600.56910
10Max VerstappenRed Bull22.5680.57745
11Sergio PerezRacing Point22.6120.62145
12Sebastian VettelFerrari22.6160.62511
13Valtteri BottasMercedes22.6250.63413
14Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri22.6250.63430
15Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren22.6410.65028
16Nico HulkenbergRacing Point22.6860.69544
17Nico HulkenbergRacing Point22.7000.70929
18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo22.7720.78136
19Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo22.8650.87410
20Sergio PerezRacing Point22.8800.88928
21Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri22.9170.92644
22Kevin MagnussenHaas23.0161.02514
23Charles LeclercFerrari23.1111.12035
24Kevin MagnussenHaas23.1141.12334
25Lewis HamiltonMercedes23.1801.18945
26Alexander AlbonRed Bull23.5621.5717
27Romain GrosjeanHaas23.6351.64428
28Lewis HamiltonMercedes23.9831.99216
29Nicholas LatifiWilliams24.0632.07233
30Sebastian VettelFerrari24.3662.37541
31Nicholas LatifiWilliams24.7372.74614
32Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri30.8268.83517
33Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo33.01611.02544

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

  1. It was great to see Max going for a fastest lap in the final lap. Maybe Lewis was a bit cautious because of a big win No.91 just in front of him, but still well done to Max!

  2. Soooo tight between Perez and DR on that final stint post safety car – racing on absolute limit from both drivers amazing stuff well done to DR for holding his nerve and SP for the challenge.

  3. Don’t understand Ferrari’s strategy for Leclerc in races where he qualifies well. They did the same in Tuscan GP and here as well. Early pit stop as soon as he comes under pressure from the Renaults, Mclarens and Racing Points. Loses them an opportunity to pit under a future SC or VSC (which Masi is more than happy to put in at the slightest of incidents) and its not as if Leclerc is significantly faster on the newer sets as post his pit-stop, he is usually at the back end of a train of Ferrari powered customer cars compromising his pace.

    They should let Leclerc continue on his first set longer i feel.

    1. Exactly! And you don’t have to be a strategy engineer to see this. Also because of his early stops he runs out of tyres sooner than the others, making him vulnerable at the end as well.

      They keep trying to do an undercut of preventing to get undercut, but it doesn’t make any sense if you end up in traffic with a car that lacks top speed.

  4. I agree as well. They could let Leclerc at least to try to lead the train and keep the others driving in dirty air if he qualified well. I think as Ferrari is the slower car they should apply this “destructive” strat instead of defenfing against an undercut. Ok driving in clear air or completely unchallenged is the best for average speed, but they are slower, so they are likely to be beaten by some of their potent followers anyway, why not make them pay for it? Leclerc is one of the biggest promises of today’s F1, could not he defend? :) I think he would do well.
    I have seen so many Ferrari blunders like the one when Massa towed away the fuel pipe, and many of their stategic decisions seemed a bit too shy, or a bit too brave. Poor Barrichello and Massa had a remarkably good amount of these. I think trying to make up with extreme plays and strats (quite often) is for weaker (than Ferrari) competitors in sports generally. Everyone has to come up with surprises to be “balanced” and to avoid being too exploitable because of too much predictability (game theory-wise), but I not really seen the healthy balance as a backbone at them after the Schumacher-Brawn-Todt era too often. Likely there is too much politics involved, and maybe the top leaders of them are just too powerful compared to the lower tier ones, so the responsibility is not so well distributed, therefore less whole hearted and pure decisions were born and allowed to be carried out. I think game theory-wise even notoriusly sticking to a computed optimum for a long while can be suprising, and based on that pulling some really extreme strat will be suprising as well. (So there is no need being extreme too often, one can be balanced in many ways, especially if backed by sufficient power, which I think Ferrari had even in the post Scumacher era).
    So I had a really good laughter when I had seen Verstappen and Norris coining the “Ferrari-strat” expression at one of their simracing footages.

    1. I intended it as a reply to Sumedh’s post.

    2. On the other hand I think Leclerc’s results are nice at his season, and beating Vettel twice/two seasons, with a strong points margin this year, and quite easily despite of some reliability problems with his car prev year shows that Leclerc has a high potential, it’s hard to predict his theoretical peak imo. I think he is amongst the rare examples at modern F1 who were called up to a top team as rookie or spohomore, and he lived with it well enough. He not seems to be more error prone than Verstappen in his first 3-4 seasons, and it’s just the 3rd season of Leclerc. I hope Norris and Russell will join them in the battle soon, and Hamilton fights them for a while and that will be a nice F1. (And I still omitted some great and favourite drivers of mine :) … these drivers are much better than the set of rules and the attitude of leaders.

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