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

2020 Turkish Grand Prix

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By lap 18 of the Turkish Grand Prix, everything seemed to be going superbly for Lance Stroll.

He’d started cleanly from his first ever pole position, edged clear of his team mate Sergio Perez, and made the switch from wet weather to intermediate tyres along with the rest of the field. He was leading a race for the first time in his career, and his margin over Perez was more than 10 seconds.

His fortunes swung sharply over the remaining 40 laps, however. Stroll took the chequered flag ninth, 72 seconds behind the race winner and 40 seconds behind his team mate.

Three things went awry for this to happen. The begin with, his intermediate tyres grained and lost grip – a problem which did not affect his team mate. Other teams had flagged up this potential problem earlier in the weekend.

Stroll built that 10s lead partly through a series of quick laps at the beginning of his second stint. Did he take too much out of the tyres too soon?

His loss of pace left Racing Point little option other than to make a pit stop. Had anyone other than his team mate been directly behind they might have been tempted to leave Stroll out in the hope that his tyres would clean up. But they couldn’t risk him compromising the races of both their cars, and Perez was on the radio complaining his team mate was holding him up.

The final blow for Stroll was that his fresh intermediate tyres didn’t perform any better. It wasn’t until the final laps of the race that he began to lap quicker than Perez, by which time he’d been passed by several other drivers.

Perez has always had a superb touch for preserving his tyres, and so it proved again today, with a 48-lap stint on his intermediates which delivered a fine second place. Only two drivers took them further: Daniil Kvyat on 49 laps, and race winner Lewis Hamilton with a 50-lap stint. By the end of the the Mercedes driver’s intermediate looked more like slicks.

Intriguingly, Mercedes bucked a tyre choice trend across the rest of the field. While their rivals (Williams aside) started on used wet weather tyres, Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas took the start on fresh sets. And when they came in for their first (in Hamilton’s case, only) tyre stops, the Mercedes drivers switched to worn intermediates, while the others opted for fresh rubber.

Following the team’s notably poor performance in qualifying, these contrary tyre selections may indicate how Hamilton found enough pace to win on Sunday.

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2020 Turkish 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:

2020 Turkish 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 Hamilton605
Valtteri Bottas9-9-5
Sebastian Vettel1188
Charles Leclerc12-28
Max Verstappen2-2-4
Alexander Albon4-1-3
Carlos Sainz Jnr15610
Lando Norris14-16
Daniel Ricciardo5-2-5
Esteban Ocon7-12-4
Daniil Kvyat1644
Pierre Gasly1966
Sergio Perez311
Lance Stroll10-8
Kimi Raikkonen80-7
Antonio Giovinazzi10-1
Romain Grosjean171
Kevin Magnussen133-4
George Russell2034
Nicholas Latifi18-2

2020 Turkish 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 Turkish Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Lando NorrisMcLaren-Renault1’36.80658
2Valtteri BottasMercedes1’38.1931.38757
3Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda1’38.4311.62553
4Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren-Renault1’38.7541.94856
5Alexander AlbonRed Bull-Honda1’39.0992.29354
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’39.4132.60756
7Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Honda1’39.5862.78053
8Sebastian VettelFerrari1’39.6622.85653
9Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’39.7432.93757
10Lance StrollRacing Point-Mercedes1’39.9213.11555
11Charles LeclercFerrari1’39.9613.15547
12Sergio PerezRacing Point-Mercedes1’40.3923.58650
13Daniel RicciardoRenault1’40.6773.87154
14George RussellWilliams-Mercedes1’40.8144.00851
15Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’40.9484.14245
16Esteban OconRenault1’41.0064.20055
17Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri-Honda1’41.0194.21353
18Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’43.2816.47538
19Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’43.4956.68932
20Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’51.12214.31611

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2020 Turkish Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3Stint 4
Antonio GiovinazziWet (8)Intermediate (3)
Nicholas LatifiIntermediate (8)Intermediate (30)Intermediate (1)
Romain GrosjeanWet (8)Intermediate (28)Intermediate (13)
Kevin MagnussenWet (8)Intermediate (26)Intermediate (21)
Lewis HamiltonWet (8)Intermediate (50)
Esteban OconWet (1)Wet (9)Intermediate (47)
Daniil KvyatWet (8)Intermediate (49)
Pierre GaslyWet (10)Intermediate (23)Intermediate (24)
Sergio PerezWet (10)Intermediate (48)
Sebastian VettelWet (8)Intermediate (25)Intermediate (25)
Charles LeclercWet (6)Intermediate (24)Intermediate (28)
Carlos Sainz JnrWet (10)Intermediate (23)Intermediate (25)
Max VerstappenWet (11)Intermediate (7)Intermediate (25)Intermediate (15)
Alexander AlbonWet (12)Intermediate (22)Intermediate (24)
Valtteri BottasWet (7)Intermediate (39)Intermediate (11)
Lando NorrisWet (9)Intermediate (27)Intermediate (22)
Lance StrollWet (9)Intermediate (27)Intermediate (22)
Kimi RaikkonenWet (8)Intermediate (22)Intermediate (20)Intermediate (7)
Daniel RicciardoWet (10)Intermediate (22)Intermediate (26)
George RussellIntermediate (32)Intermediate (10)Intermediate (15)

2020 Turkish Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Alexander AlbonRed Bull22.49034
2Max VerstappenRed Bull22.5180.02818
3Alexander AlbonRed Bull22.6020.11212
4Lando NorrisMcLaren22.6840.1949
5George RussellWilliams22.6920.20232
6Max VerstappenRed Bull22.7870.29743
7Valtteri BottasMercedes22.8530.36346
8George RussellWilliams22.8880.39842
9Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo23.1800.69050
10Daniel RicciardoRenault23.2080.71832
11Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri23.2880.79833
12Valtteri BottasMercedes23.3980.9087
13Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri23.4170.9278
14Daniel RicciardoRenault23.4700.98010
15Esteban OconRenault23.4750.98510
16Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren23.5371.04733
17Lance StrollRacing Point23.6501.16036
18Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri23.6691.17910
19Lando NorrisMcLaren23.6861.19636
20Charles LeclercFerrari23.6871.19730
21Lance StrollRacing Point23.7301.2409
22Lewis HamiltonMercedes23.8601.3708
23Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren23.9101.42010
24Sebastian VettelFerrari24.0221.5328
25Max VerstappenRed Bull24.2561.76611
26Charles LeclercFerrari24.2751.7856
27Kevin MagnussenHaas24.5522.0628
28Nicholas LatifiWilliams24.7382.2488
29Sergio PerezRacing Point25.1632.67310
30Sebastian VettelFerrari25.4012.91133
31Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo25.4322.9428
32Esteban OconRenault25.7193.2291
33Romain GrosjeanHaas26.6864.1968
34Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo30.7658.2758
35Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo31.3568.86630
36Romain GrosjeanHaas31.4228.93236
37Nicholas LatifiWilliams36.59914.10938
38Kevin MagnussenHaas153.964131.47434

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

    1. Uhuh, uhuh, just like it was the right call to pit perez at imola in a track notorius for being dificult to pass

    2. It was a great race as the changing conditions suited different cars at different times.

      Racing Point were fastest in the wettest part of the race up until lap 10 or so, then Ferrari and Red Bull had strong performances until the track was almost dry when finally Mercedes (or Hamilton at least) were quick and McLaren seemed very quick right at the end.

      Racing Point look to have a car that works its tyres hard which is an advantage in wet weather and disadvantage when it got drier, Perez did well to look after the tyres, Stroll didn’t bother to do that it seems.

    3. A suggestion: What is the basis for the ordering of drivers in the tyre strategies data. Can we have it as per finishing order / starting order?

    4. Looking at the charts it seems the McLarens had some serious pace on Sunday once they got into clear air

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