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

2020 Portuguese Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton bided his time, turned up the pace on lap 15, and romped away with victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix.

Having fallen behind his team mate and – surprisingly – Carlos Sainz Jnr’s McLaren on the first lap, Hamilton was back up to second place by lap seven, but still had to find a way past his team mate.

Just as at the Nürburgring, he was able to make a pass on-track, but this time it didn’t come as a result of Bottas making a mistake. Hamilton simply passed his team mate, drove away from him and finished 25 seconds up the road. He also kept enough in hand to bag the bonus point for fastest lap as well.

The tricky conditions at the start led to a hectic first lap. The drivers who started on soft tyres largely took advantage: Carlos Sainz Jnr made up six place, Kimi Raikkonen climbed an astonishing nine.

They weren’t able to hold most of those gains until the end of the race. Had Sainz not made a late pass on Sergio Perez he would have finished where he started. Raikkonen slipped back and finished out of the points.

Raikkonen still finished five places higher than he started. However that feat was matched by another driver who made no progress on lap one – Sebastian Vettel.

Soft tyres may have been the best rubber for the very first laps of the race, but in the final reckoning those who started on mediums were largely better off.

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2020 Portuguese 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 Portuguese 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 Hamilton1-20
Valtteri Bottas210
Sebastian Vettel1505
Charles Leclerc4-20
Max Verstappen3-20
Alexander Albon6-3-6
Carlos Sainz Jnr751
Lando Norris84-5
Daniel Ricciardo1021
Esteban Ocon11-13
Daniil Kvyat13-6-6
Pierre Gasly9-14
Sergio Perez5-15-2
Lance Stroll121
Kimi Raikkonen1695
Antonio Giovinazzi1732
Romain Grosjean1822
Kevin Magnussen1922
George Russell1410
Nicholas Latifi2022

2020 Portuguese 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 Portuguese Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’18.75063
2Valtteri BottasMercedes1’19.3450.59566
3Lando NorrisMcLaren-Renault1’19.3600.61065
4Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda1’19.8541.10462
5Alexander AlbonRed Bull-Honda1’19.8901.14061
6Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren-Renault1’20.2681.51865
7Charles LeclercFerrari1’20.4081.65866
8Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri-Honda1’20.4491.69959
9Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Honda1’20.5511.80165
10Sebastian VettelFerrari1’20.7311.98162
11Sergio PerezRacing Point-Mercedes1’20.8022.05249
12Esteban OconRenault1’20.8592.10961
13George RussellWilliams-Mercedes1’20.8822.13262
14Daniel RicciardoRenault1’20.9062.15661
15Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’21.0582.30860
16Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’21.4602.71063
17Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’21.6642.91459
18Lance StrollRacing Point-Mercedes1’21.6942.94445
19Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’21.8593.10953
20Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’21.8933.14346

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2020 Portuguese Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Lance StrollC2 (18)C1 (16)C3 (17)
Lewis HamiltonC2 (40)C1 (26)
Nicholas LatifiC2 (24)C1 (40)
Pierre GaslyC3 (28)C2 (37)
Carlos Sainz JnrC3 (26)C2 (39)
Sergio PerezC3 (1)C2 (44)C3 (20)
Esteban OconC2 (53)C3 (12)
Daniel RicciardoC3 (14)C2 (51)
Sebastian VettelC2 (27)C1 (38)
Valtteri BottasC2 (41)C1 (25)
Kimi RaikkonenC3 (11)C2 (54)
Daniil KvyatC2 (25)C1 (30)C3 (9)
Max VerstappenC3 (23)C2 (43)
Alexander AlbonC3 (19)C2 (27)C3 (19)
Lando NorrisC3 (18)C1 (25)C2 (22)
George RussellC2 (36)C1 (29)
Charles LeclercC2 (34)C1 (32)
Antonio GiovinazziC2 (28)C1 (37)
Romain GrosjeanC2 (26)C1 (39)
Kevin MagnussenC1 (31)C2 (34)

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2020 Portuguese Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Alexander AlbonRed Bull25.88246
2Sergio PerezRacing Point26.1770.2951
3Alexander AlbonRed Bull26.2870.40519
4Max VerstappenRed Bull26.3940.51223
5Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo26.4730.59128
6Valtteri BottasMercedes26.5120.63041
7Sergio PerezRacing Point26.6350.75345
8Sebastian VettelFerrari26.6660.78427
9Nicholas LatifiWilliams26.7390.85724
10Charles LeclercFerrari26.9401.05834
11Romain GrosjeanHaas26.9851.10326
12Daniel RicciardoRenault26.9991.11714
13Lewis HamiltonMercedes27.1621.28040
14Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri27.2041.32228
15Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri27.2111.32925
16Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren27.2991.41726
17Kevin MagnussenHaas27.3001.41831
18Lando NorrisMcLaren27.7501.86843
19Esteban OconRenault28.5352.65353
20Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo29.0613.17911
21Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri32.9437.06155
22George RussellWilliams32.9917.10936
23Lando NorrisMcLaren34.8078.92518
24Lance StrollRacing Point36.31410.43218
25Lance StrollRacing Point37.48311.60134

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

    1. Bottas’ racepace was absolutely dreadful. He lost half a second per lap on average after Hamilton overtook him.

    2. this race demonstrated DRS at its absolute, race ruining worst.
      We actually GOT our upset to shake things up, but thanks to DRS it was just the faster cars coming through without any resistance to take their “rightful” place. Why exactly does f1 think “shaking up the order” was the issue?

      1. The Skeptic (@)
        25th October 2020, 23:26

        I agree that DRS was too powerful…. but it wasn’t without ANY skill…. they did have to get within 1 second first.

        I was impressed by how quickly Hamilton closed in on Bottas. He erased the 1.5 second gap…. in a lap! Grabbed DRS once to close in and a second time to pass. Impressive!

        1. Bottas tyres were gone and Lewis saved his so the different performance was enough to close and pass Bottas.

          1. @macleod preserving optimal tyre conditions while outpacing and eventually overtaking your opponent on the track does takes absolute skill and precision, doesn’t it?

            1. That had nothing to with Lewis overtake, Lewis would overtake Bottas anyway with or without DRS.
              Bottas his setup was so his tyres needed less to warmup (Lewis said this) That is why he overtake Lewis when it was wet he had just more grip then Lewis.
              It was interesting what Lewis said that his setup took a while dialing in this setup.

            2. Lewis has enough skill for that the only thing what he had to do was to be calm when he was passed by Sainz and Bottas.

    3. Dismal race for Albon. Nowhere near it from start to finish. I think he’s a decent driver, and if he was to go back to AT then he might be able to recover form – I’m sure Gasly will be able to help him with some of the mental side of things. But there’s no way any team on the grid could accept a driver underperforming the car and his teammate to the extent he has been. Red Bull certainly won’t.
      I thought he started the season okay, and maybe if he hadn’t had the contacts with Hamilton he could have built the confidence to launch a stronger second half of the season; but he did, he hasn’t, and right now I’d imagine retaining any seat at all in F1 would be a victory of sorts.

      1. Albon and stroll are going no where.
        Thai connections strong and lance owns that team.

      2. @Rott Irrelevant as the Red Bull teams are solely about performance on the track, not exterior stuff – otherwise, he would’ve been in the senior team right from the beginning of 2019 or would’ve never been dropped from the program pre-F1. Red Bull will demote him to AT or let him go altogether if they wish to do so.

        1. well, I wonder if that’s true…
          I am surprised Red Bull is so tolerant with Albon, too tolerant, there is another agenda… and I think it has to do with his nationality

    4. The lap-by-lap lap chart doesn’t really do justice to the epic 1st lap we saw at Portugal. Slippery conditions, contacts, epic driving by Kimi and Sainz, it had every thing! Just for that 1 lap, if we get turn by turn positions, it would be great!!

    5. @sumedh Unfortunately, lap charts only show positions at the end of each lap. I’ve never found any that would so precisely turn-by-turn.

    6. Looks like Bottas had a lucky break that Max started on softs.

    7. Do you know if there is a record for the number of fastest laps set by a racing driver in a single gp? For example how many fastest laps did Hamilton set during the portuguese gp? I am interested in comparing this to other historical races where a certain racing driver has set numerous fastest laps in a single gp, but from what I can tell im not sure if this data exsits

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