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

2022 Miami Grand Prix

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The Miami Grand Prix was a largely straightforward affair until a collision between Lando Norris and Pierre Gasly triggered the only Safety Car appearance of the race.

The collision initially prompted a Virtual Safety Car period, then the Safety Car was summoned. The leading trio all decided to stay out.

Sergio Perez, running fourth, was the first driver to take advantage of the opportunity to make a pit stop while the Safety Car was out. He was able to do so and maintain his position in front of George Russell.

The Safety Car was an absolute godsend for the Mercedes driver. Russell had started the race from 12th place on hard tyres while the majority of his rivals chose mediums. He lost three places immediately notwithstanding the fact the two Aston Martin drivers had to start from the pit lane. But over the course of a long opening stint on hard tyres the race gradually came to him.

Sergio Perez, Red Bull, Miami International Autodrome, 2022
Perez made an extra pit stop
Had the Safety Car not being deployed it’s likely he and Esteban Ocon, running eighth on the same strategy, might have continued on the same set of tyres before making their mandatory pit stop on the final lap as Alexander Albon did in Australia.

Russell therefore restarted the race on a set of medium tyres. Ocon was even more aggressive, picking a set of softs, but even then it took him several laps to clear Mick Schumacher’s has.

Over the course of the opening stint on the medium tyres Verstappen had a clear pace advantage compared to Leclerc. But once they switched to hards the pair were evenly matched, Leclerc perhaps a fraction quicker. Once the Safety Car brought them together he was briefly able to pressure the Red Bull driver.

Race start, Miami International Autodrome, 2022
Gallery: 2022 Miami Grand Prix in pictures
Before the race Pirelli said there was a strong chance drivers would have to make two pit stops. However the very hot track conditions seen earlier in the week eased on race day when a few brief showers fell in the build up to the start.

What remains unclear is how easily some of the earliest drivers to pit would have reached the end had the race been green throughout. The likes of Albon and Fernando Alonso made the switch to hard tyres much earlier than the front runners.

Red Bull demonstrated clear superiority in the pits. The three tyre changes they made yielded the quickest overall pit stop times of the race. In comparison Ferrari had a slow pitstop for Sainz and a less than competitive one for Leclerc.

Red Bull’s reliability may remain uncertain, as Perez’s sensor problem demonstrated, but in tactics and pit work they have Ferrari well handled at present.

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2022 Miami 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 Miami 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:

2022 Miami 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 Miami Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Max VerstappenRed Bull1’31.36154
2Charles LeclercFerrari1’31.4880.12753
3Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari1’31.7900.42956
4Sergio PerezRed Bull1’31.8190.45854
5George RussellMercedes1’32.1950.83456
6Mick SchumacherHaas-Ferrari1’32.5281.16757
7Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’32.9411.58055
8Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’33.0351.67455
9Esteban OconAlpine-Renault1’33.1631.80256
10Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’33.1841.82356
11Daniel RicciardoMcLaren-Mercedes1’33.2651.90456
12Lance StrollAston Martin-Mercedes1’33.3121.95152
13Fernando AlonsoAlpine-Renault1’33.3311.97053
14Lando NorrisMcLaren-Mercedes1’33.4112.05037
15Alexander AlbonWilliams-Mercedes1’33.4472.08657
16Sebastian VettelAston Martin-Mercedes1’33.4792.11850
17Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’33.5112.15052
18Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’34.1692.80853
19Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’34.4873.12638
20Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’35.7314.3704

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2022 Miami Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Max VerstappenC3 (26)C2 (31)
Charles LeclercC3 (24)C2 (33)
Carlos Sainz JnrC3 (27)C2 (30)
Sergio PerezC3 (27)C2 (14)C3 (16)
George RussellC2 (40)C3 (17)
Lewis HamiltonC3 (22)C2 (35)
Valtteri BottasC3 (26)C2 (31)
Fernando AlonsoC3 (15)C2 (42)
Esteban OconC2 (41)C4 (16)
Alexander AlbonC3 (16)C2 (41)
Daniel RicciardoC3 (30)C2 (11)C4 (16)
Lance StrollC2 (40)C3 (17)
Yuki TsunodaC3 (11)C2 (30)C4 (16)
Nicholas LatifiC2 (34)C3 (23)
Mick SchumacherC3 (14)C2 (40)C3 (3)
Kevin MagnussenC3 (12)C2 (30)C3 (14)
Sebastian VettelC2 (41)C3 (13)
Pierre GaslyC3 (16)C2 (24)C4 (5)
Lando NorrisC3 (18)C2 (21)
Zhou GuanyuC3 (6)

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2022 Miami Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Sergio PerezRed Bull18.43341
2Sergio PerezRed Bull18.5190.08627
3Max VerstappenRed Bull18.7980.36526
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes18.8200.38722
5Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri18.8700.43711
6Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri19.0070.57440
7Esteban OconAlpine19.0190.58641
8George RussellMercedes19.0350.60240
9Lance StrollAston Martin19.0740.64140
10Nicholas LatifiWilliams19.1850.75234
11Daniel RicciardoMcLaren19.2800.84741
12Daniel RicciardoMcLaren19.4841.05130
13Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri19.5431.11016
14Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo19.6141.18126
15Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri19.6181.18541
16Charles LeclercFerrari19.6971.26424
17Kevin MagnussenHaas19.7601.32712
18Sebastian VettelAston Martin19.8611.42841
19Lando NorrisMcLaren19.9861.55318
20Alexander AlbonWilliams20.0591.62616
21Mick SchumacherHaas20.4131.98014
22Kevin MagnussenHaas20.6732.24042
23Fernando AlonsoAlpine21.6383.20515
24Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari22.0633.63027
25Mick SchumacherHaas32.38113.94854

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