2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres

2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

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The timing of two interruptions – one a Safety Car period, another a VSC – had a decisive effect on the outcome of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

The first one played badly against early race leader Sergio Perez. He’d already pitted when it came out, and his three closest pursuers were all able to overhaul him by diving for the pits, dumping him off the podium.

As 15 of the 18 starters (Mick Schumacher having withdrawn and Yuki Tsunoda suffered a pre-race power unit problem) lined up on mediums, almost all of them pitted around this time. The other three who started on hards stayed out, hoping for a further disruption later in the race which they could take advantage of.

They got it when Fernando Alonso and Daniel Ricciardo retired simultaneously. But only two of them – Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg – made it into the pits before it was closed. Lewis Hamilton didn’t, and his pit stop undid the work he’d done climbing into the points places.

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2022 Saudi Arabian 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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2022 Saudi Arabian 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 Hamilton1515
George Russell601
Max Verstappen413
Sergio Perez10-3
Charles Leclerc200
Carlos Sainz Jnr3-10
Lando Norris1104
Daniel Ricciardo141
Esteban Ocon50-1
Fernando Alonso70
Pierre Gasly9-11
Yuki Tsunoda19
Lance Stroll1310
Nico Hulkenberg1715
Alexander Albon1612
Nicholas Latifi181
Valtteri Bottas80
Zhou Guanyu12-61
Mick Schumacher14
Kevin Magnussen1011

2022 Saudi Arabian 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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2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Charles LeclercFerrari1’31.63448
2Max VerstappenRed Bull1’31.7720.13850
3Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari1’31.9050.27148
4Sergio PerezRed Bull1’32.0420.40846
5Lando NorrisMcLaren-Mercedes1’32.7531.11946
6Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’32.7791.14548
7George RussellMercedes1’32.8211.18743
8Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’32.9971.36347
9Esteban OconAlpine-Renault1’33.1031.46946
10Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’33.4681.83442
11Nico HulkenbergAston Martin-Mercedes1’33.6512.01747
12Fernando AlonsoAlpine-Renault1’33.8312.19733
13Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’33.9242.29045
14Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’33.9792.34531
15Alexander AlbonWilliams-Mercedes1’34.3682.73446
16Lance StrollAston Martin-Mercedes1’34.4462.81246
17Daniel RicciardoMcLaren-Mercedes1’34.4872.85334
18Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’37.5305.8969
19Mick SchumacherHaas-Ferrari
20Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Red Bull

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2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Max VerstappenC3 (16)C2 (34)
Charles LeclercC3 (16)C2 (34)
Carlos Sainz JnrC3 (16)C2 (34)
Sergio PerezC3 (15)C2 (35)
George RussellC3 (16)C2 (34)
Esteban OconC3 (16)C2 (34)
Lando NorrisC3 (16)C2 (34)
Pierre GaslyC3 (15)C2 (35)
Kevin MagnussenC2 (37)C3 (13)
Lewis HamiltonC2 (40)C3 (10)
Zhou GuanyuC3 (16)C2 (34)
Nico HulkenbergC2 (37)C3 (13)
Lance StrollC3 (13)C2 (36)
Alexander AlbonC3 (13)C2 (34)
Valtteri BottasC3 (16)C2 (19)C3 (1)
Fernando AlonsoC3 (16)C2 (19)
Daniel RicciardoC3 (8)C2 (27)
Nicholas LatifiC3 (14)
Yuki Tsunoda
Mick Schumacher

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2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Lando NorrisMcLaren20.38316
2Sergio PerezRed Bull20.4810.09815
3Daniel RicciardoMcLaren20.6500.2678
4Alexander AlbonWilliams20.6830.30013
5Max VerstappenRed Bull20.7310.34816
6Charles LeclercFerrari21.0380.65516
7Esteban OconAlpine21.1410.75816
8George RussellMercedes21.4151.03216
9Nico HulkenbergAston Martin21.4251.04237
10Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari21.5211.13816
11Fernando AlonsoAlpine21.5431.16016
12Lewis HamiltonMercedes21.7881.40540
13Lance StrollAston Martin22.3391.95613
14Kevin MagnussenHaas22.3741.99137
15Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo22.5612.17816
16Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo22.7102.32735
17Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri22.8202.43715
18Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo33.73413.35116

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5 comments on “2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres”

  1. Any penalties for Max or Charles as they did their fastest laps under a yellows

    1. @qeki

      – Charles: Charles did his fastest lap on lap 48. There was briefly a yellow being thrown in S1 as he was finishing up lap 48 (he was in S3 at that time). So he didn’t drive one meter of that lap under yellows.
      – Max: Max did his fastest lap on lap 50. There was a yellow being thrown in S1 while he was doing that. However he drove a yellow sector one (= not his fastest). His S1 time on lap 50 was 34.172. His fastest S1 was 33.738.

      Both are fine.

  2. Interestingly every driver lost 4 or more seconds to Leclerc and Verstappen during the VSC:
    Verstappen (before and after VSC): 1.5 to 1.6
    Sainz: 6.7 to 10.8
    Perez: 9.5 to 14.3
    Russell: 19.8 to 26.7
    Ocon: 40.6 to 46.6
    Norris: 44.3 to 48.8
    Gasly 48.4 to 52.5

    1. I think Verstappen dropped a gap to Leclerc and than closed it again. I think that is why Sainz lost the 4s to Verstappen and so did all the drivers behind. Smart driving or unintentional?

    2. @Michael
      I’ve seen that before, earlier seasons too with Verstappen. For instance with Hamilton on his gearbox at the start of VSC and a nice 2 second gap when VSC ends. I know you can get lucky/unlucky with the timing of the VSC. Does the VSC start while you’re going through the hairpin at Monaco or at the start of the Baku straight for instance… But he seems consistently just that bit quicker than others through VSC. That should rule out luck. Surely the sector times are monitored and enforced so apart from the luck you can or cannot have, you can’t really cheat. Perez lost a chunk of time, so it’s not like RBR have a superior ‘timing system’ on their steering display or something… How does he do it? It can’t be a unique skill.

      On this occasion Leclerc did it too. Did VSC end for them right at the start of the straight maybe?

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