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

2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

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Charles Leclerc’s retirement from the lead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix meant we never got to see how his tactical battle with the Red Bull drivers would have turned out.

After losing the lead from pole position, the Ferrari driver pitted when a Virtual Safety Car period was triggered on lap nine. That left him needing to cover 42 laps on a set of hard tyres – or make a costly second pit stop.

The Red Bull pair made their pit stops during green-flag running, losing more time, which put Leclerc back into the lead of the race. Not for long, though – he crossed the line in first place just once before his power unit failed spectacularly approaching the start/finish area.

Would Leclerc have been able to stay ahead had he not retired? Unfortunately there’s little useful data from the race to answer the question. His team mate Carlos Sainz Jnr was already out, and with the next closest car to the Red Bulls seven seconds back, yet to make a pit stop and lapping a second slower, there was no threat to ensure Verstappen and Perez kept pushing.

What is clear is Leclerc brought his hard tyres in especially gently when he left the pits. He knew he had a long way to go on that set. After Perez pitted he took over a second out of Leclerc in two laps, and Verstappen was clearly quicker than his team mate.

Therefore there seems little doubt Verstappen would have caught him. Whether he would have been able to pass is another matter. He wasn’t able to early in the race, but at that stage Leclerc was gaining a useful tow from Perez. Ferrari’s unreliability cost us a much livelier race.

Although Verstappen was clearly quicker than his team mate, Perez nicked the fastest lap bonus point by a mere four-thousandths of a second. He set the quickest lap after the pair pitted for another set of hard tyres as a precaution when another VSC period offered them the opportunity.

Verstappen made a bid to take it back on the penultimate lap, and did well to get as close as he did on a 14-lap-old set of tyres. He took the chequered flag 20 seconds up the road from Perez.

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2022 Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan 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 Hamilton703
George Russell502
Max Verstappen302
Sergio Perez210
Charles Leclerc1-1
Carlos Sainz Jnr40
Lando Norris1102
Daniel Ricciardo1204
Esteban Ocon1303
Fernando Alonso1003
Pierre Gasly601
Yuki Tsunoda8-1-5
Lance Stroll1923
Sebastian Vettel913
Alexander Albon1725
Nicholas Latifi18-13
Valtteri Bottas15-14
Zhou Guanyu140
Mick Schumacher2006
Kevin Magnussen16-2

2022 Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Sergio PerezRed Bull1’46.04636
2Max VerstappenRed Bull1’46.0500.00450
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’47.0440.99839
4George RussellMercedes1’47.1771.13142
5Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’47.5231.47742
6Charles LeclercFerrari1’47.5311.48513
7Alexander AlbonWilliams-Mercedes1’47.9661.92048
8Fernando AlonsoAlpine-Renault1’47.9891.94349
9Lando NorrisMcLaren-Mercedes1’47.9971.95137
10Lance StrollAston Martin-Mercedes1’48.0381.99238
11Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’48.1792.13342
12Sebastian VettelAston Martin-Mercedes1’48.2062.16041
13Daniel RicciardoMcLaren-Mercedes1’48.2762.23044
14Esteban OconAlpine-Renault1’48.2972.25136
15Mick SchumacherHaas-Ferrari1’48.4102.36440
16Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’48.5192.47339
17Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’48.7232.67712
18Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’48.7892.74312
19Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari1’48.9782.9323
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’49.5833.53737

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2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Max VerstappenC4 (18)C3 (15)C3 (18)
Sergio PerezC4 (16)C3 (17)C3 (18)
George RussellC4 (9)C3 (24)C3 (18)
Lewis HamiltonC4 (9)C3 (24)C3 (18)
Pierre GaslyC4 (9)C3 (42)
Sebastian VettelC4 (9)C3 (42)
Fernando AlonsoC4 (18)C3 (33)
Daniel RicciardoC3 (33)C4 (18)
Lando NorrisC4 (20)C3 (31)
Esteban OconC3 (33)C4 (18)
Valtteri BottasC3 (33)C4 (17)
Alexander AlbonC4 (9)C3 (20)C3 (21)
Yuki TsunodaC4 (9)C3 (29)C5 (12)
Mick SchumacherC3 (9)C4 (14)C3 (27)
Nicholas LatifiC4 (3)C4 (14)C3 (33)
Lance StrollC3 (30)C4 (16)
Kevin MagnussenC4 (9)C3 (22)
Zhou GuanyuC4 (9)C3 (14)
Charles LeclercC4 (9)C3 (12)
Carlos Sainz JnrC4 (8)

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2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Sebastian VettelAston Martin20.2499
2George RussellMercedes20.5270.27833
3George RussellMercedes20.5380.2899
4Fernando AlonsoAlpine20.5710.32218
5Max VerstappenRed Bull20.7220.47333
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes20.8310.58233
7Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo20.9790.73033
8Lando NorrisMcLaren21.4431.19420
9Max VerstappenRed Bull21.4681.21918
10Lewis HamiltonMercedes21.4701.2219
11Alexander AlbonWilliams21.5401.29129
12Kevin MagnussenHaas21.5551.3069
13Daniel RicciardoMcLaren21.7941.54533
14Lance StrollAston Martin22.0591.81030
15Nicholas LatifiWilliams22.0691.82017
16Mick SchumacherHaas22.2311.98223
17Sergio PerezRed Bull22.3492.10033
18Esteban OconAlpine22.6382.38933
19Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri22.6982.4499
20Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo23.0012.7529
21Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri23.0832.8349
22Charles LeclercFerrari23.2122.9639
23Sergio PerezRed Bull23.3793.13016
24Alexander AlbonWilliams25.5775.3289
25Mick SchumacherHaas26.9736.7249
26Nicholas LatifiWilliams29.3959.1463
27Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri41.50021.25138

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6 comments on “2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres”

  1. Charles had a pace on hard as we can see.

    Hope he doesn’t lose his edge and his mojo after last three heartbreaks…

    1. @denny I don’t see it. It’s just a new tyre… it doesn’t show he was particularly quick. None of his laps were faster than MV’s on same tyre. Yes there is 9 laps worth of fuel difference so hard to compare but even if you look at last lap of Charles and compare with the first one for Max, he was significantly slower than Max. If they continued Max would have been over a sec a lap faster. + Redbulls stopped pushing really after Ferrari threat disappeared.

      1. What are you on about.. If they continued Max would be over a sec faster? Are you looking at the same data as me? Until lap 9 they were almost identical on pace with Max struggling to stay within DRS range. Then you’re gonna compare Max’s first lap on hards with less fuel vs Charles’s last lap on hards with more fuel? Are you actually serious? “Max would be over a sec faster” are you ACTUALLY serious?? Not to mention the rest of Max’s stint was not even close to that first lap you conveniently chose to prove your point

        1. Max would’ve been way faster. These are Max’s sector times after pitting, tyres not even fully up to ideal temps yet, compared to Charles’s sector times.

          Obviously S1 on Max’s outlap is not included as the pit time is impacting that sector time.

          Lap 19
          S2: Max 43.207 Charles 43.644
          S3: Max 25.560 Charles 25.832
          Lap 20
          S1: Max 38.243 Charles 38.457

          These 3 sectors constitute one full lap. Time difference: 0.923s. That’s not “over a second faster” but it is significantly slower, and the tyre difference being as it was, this would’ve seen Max rapidly closing the gap and given the tyre difference that was there now (in contrast to the first stint where they had equal tyres) overtaking would’ve been a real possibility.

          For completeness.
          Lap 20
          S2: Max 43.088 Charles 43.481

          Another four tenths just in the one sector (slightly over 6 tenths gained on the running lap 20).

  2. Once Ricciardo went to mediums, his pace sort of dropped off a bit…Lando was atleast half a second faster per lap than Daniel in the last third of the race. Even Albon was quicker than Daniel in this period. Weird.
    For a decent part of the race, Albon seems to have been quicker than both the McLarens…am guessing this is because Lando and Daniel were caught in a DRS train.

    1. @webtel Weird indeed & yes, Albon probably was quicker through Mclarens getting stuck in a DRS train.

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