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

2022 Canadian Grand Prix

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A pair of Virtual Safety Car periods in the first third of the Canadian Grand Prix shaped the strategies teams used in a race where a one-stop strategy was possible but the majority of drivers made two.

The first VSC was triggered by Sergio Perez’s retirement and ironically the main beneficiary was his teammate, Max Verstappen. Lewis Hamilton also came in at this point from fourth place as did a few other drivers further down the order.

Having made their first pit stops just nine laps into the race, those drivers were now locked into two-stop strategies. When the second VSC occured in response to Mick Schumacher’s retirement, many of the others headed for the pits including new race leader Carlos Sainz Jnr.

As Sainz gradually closed on Verstappen as the race passed its halfway point, Red Bull accepted the time loss of making Verstappen’s second pitstop under green flag running. But six laps later Yuki Tsunoda crashed at turn two and the Safety Car was deployed.

Was this a moment of good or bad fortune for Sainz and Verstappen? It allowed Sainz to make a low-cost pit stop and resume the race on a fresh set of tyres right behind Verstappen. However had the race run its course without this last interruption it would have taken several laps for Verstappen to catch Sainz. Whether he would have then had any more success passing his rival than Sainz did at the end of the actual race is something we can only speculate on.

Fernando Alonso’s race was ultimately compromised by an engine problem, but he also lost time by not pitting under either VSC period. He stayed out during the first and didn’t reach the pit lane entrance in time to take advantage of the second.

Several teams also suffered slow pit stops today. McLaren ‘stacked’ their drivers under the second VSC, but Daniel Ricciardo’s stop took too long and delayed Lando Norris, who then lost more time when the crew brought out the wrong tyres. His stop therefore took even longer than Kevin Magnussen’s front wing change.

Charles Leclerc also lost vital time in the pits, which meant he failed to emerge in front of a group of cars, and got stuck in a ‘DRS train’. Nonetheless, by starting on hards and sticking to a single pit stop, he successfully climbed 14 places to finish fifth.

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2022 Canadian 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 Canadian 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 Hamilton401
George Russell814
Max Verstappen100
Sergio Perez132
Charles Leclerc19114
Carlos Sainz Jnr301
Lando Norris140-1
Daniel Ricciardo90-2
Esteban Ocon711
Fernando Alonso20-5
Pierre Gasly15-21
Yuki Tsunoda201
Lance Stroll1717
Sebastian Vettel1614
Alexander Albon120-1
Nicholas Latifi18-22
Valtteri Bottas11-23
Zhou Guanyu1001
Mick Schumacher6-2
Kevin Magnussen50-12

2022 Canadian 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 Canadian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari1’15.74963
2Max VerstappenRed Bull1’15.8390.09064
3Charles LeclercFerrari1’15.9010.15262
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’16.1670.41869
5George RussellMercedes1’16.4180.66963
6Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’16.5780.82963
7Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’16.9271.17860
8Fernando AlonsoAlpine-Renault1’17.0101.26164
9Esteban OconAlpine-Renault1’17.1101.361Set on 2 laps
10Lance StrollAston Martin-Mercedes1’17.4211.67264
11Lando NorrisMcLaren-Mercedes1’17.4951.74663
12Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’17.8102.06160
13Daniel RicciardoMcLaren-Mercedes1’17.9322.18359
14Alexander AlbonWilliams-Mercedes1’17.9512.20259
15Sebastian VettelAston Martin-Mercedes1’17.9562.20763
16Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’18.0462.29711
17Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’18.3092.56015
18Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’18.5402.79161
19Sergio PerezRed Bull1’18.8443.0957
20Mick SchumacherHaas-Ferrari1’18.9673.21813

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2022 Canadian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3
Max VerstappenC4 (9)C3 (34)C3 (27)
Carlos Sainz JnrC4 (20)C3 (29)C3 (21)
Lewis HamiltonC4 (9)C3 (35)C3 (26)
George RussellC4 (19)C3 (26)C3 (25)
Charles LeclercC3 (41)C4 (29)
Esteban OconC4 (19)C3 (30)C4 (21)
Fernando AlonsoC4 (28)C3 (21)C4 (21)
Valtteri BottasC3 (49)C4 (21)
Zhou GuanyuC4 (19)C3 (30)C3 (21)
Lance StrollC3 (47)C4 (23)
Daniel RicciardoC4 (19)C3 (30)C3 (21)
Sebastian VettelC4 (5)C3 (14)C3 (51)
Alexander AlbonC4 (18)C3 (30)C3 (22)
Pierre GaslyC4 (5)C3 (31)C3 (34)
Lando NorrisC3 (19)C3 (23)C4 (28)
Nicholas LatifiC4 (9)C3 (28)C3 (33)
Kevin MagnussenC4 (7)C3 (63)
Yuki TsunodaC4 (9)C3 (38)C3 (0)
Mick SchumacherC4 (18)
Sergio PerezC3 (7)

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2022 Canadian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri23.2489
2Sebastian VettelAston Martin23.4060.1585
3Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri23.4500.20247
4Alexander AlbonWilliams23.5300.28248
5Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri23.5570.3095
6Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri23.6130.36536
7Sebastian VettelAston Martin23.6810.43319
8Max VerstappenRed Bull23.7040.45643
9Fernando AlonsoAlpine23.7790.53128
10Alexander AlbonWilliams23.8040.55618
11Lewis HamiltonMercedes23.8410.59344
12Lewis HamiltonMercedes23.8450.5979
13Esteban OconAlpine23.9450.69749
14George RussellMercedes23.9510.70319
15Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo23.9800.73249
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams24.0200.7729
17George RussellMercedes24.0690.82145
18Lando NorrisMcLaren24.1340.88642
19Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari24.2150.96720
20Max VerstappenRed Bull24.2170.9699
21Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo24.2811.03319
22Daniel RicciardoMcLaren24.8331.58549
23Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari24.8811.63349
24Fernando AlonsoAlpine25.1391.89149
25Lance StrollAston Martin25.2522.00447
26Esteban OconAlpine25.6842.43619
27Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo26.0892.84149
28Charles LeclercFerrari26.1992.95141
29Daniel RicciardoMcLaren27.9374.68919
30Nicholas LatifiWilliams30.0346.78637
31Kevin MagnussenHaas38.26215.0147
32Lando NorrisMcLaren43.03219.78419

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

  1. For me, the late safety car killed the race a little. Without it, it would have been an interesting fight between Sainz and Verstappen, but after the SC there was no way Sainz was going to pass Verstappen on only marginally newer tyres – although I admit I was surprised that Sainz was able to mount an attack.

    I was also surprised by Russell’s second stop. His pace was good, and he could certainly have done another 5 to 10 laps, giving him the option of fitting mediums, or hoping for a SC or VSC, which did indeed appear. Of course, this would only have gotten him past his team mate – for the third time through lucky safety car timing – so I guess the team decided their champ needed a good result.

    1. If you see the laps times it’s not strange the Ferrari was most of the time faster (small marges) then Max. Only in the begin Max created enough room so he stays ahead i think position was very inportant today.

    2. I dont think so. As much as the commentators make it seem exciting with Sainz in the front and “maybe going until the end”. All that was based on data collected during FP. The race clearly showed that the C3 tire would not hold up 50 laps without a gigantic drop off. As Sainz advantage was only 6s he would have had to pit anyways. I mean he already wanted to pit, just stayed out to see if a SC would come around (Radio prior to the SC: “SC Pit Window open”). So the race was already over. then SC brought it back (even though i agree that it wasnt that exciting, as Ferrari has a hard time taking on RB on a straigh line)

    3. Yes most of Mercedes’ tactical decisions over the weekend resulted in a benefit for Hamilton (qualifying tyre gamble, rear wing setup, early 2nd pit stop). Coincidence or deliberate attempt to give the #1 a morale boosting result?

      1. Such bias. If Hamilton finishes behind Russell, then Russell is “exposing the GOAT”. If Hamilton finishes ahead, then it’s the team who’s favouring him? Come on, seriously. Lewis chose the low-downforce setup for the race. He said himself that he thought was the better option. Sometimes the setup choices that he and the team made backfired in the race.

        If you look at the fastest laptimes, George was 0.25s behind, and if you look at tyre offset, he could not gain anything substantial on Lewis, despite 10-laps younger tyres. So, stop making things up. Give credit where credit is due. Both had a solid race, and Hamilton was a bit but consistently faster. George might have finished ahead if he had started ahead, but that is just conjecture.

    4. Look at the fastest laptimes. George’s fastest lap was .25s slower than Lewis’. Even when he had 10-lap younger tyres he could not make substantial gains on Lewis. He maybe took 2 seconds out of a 10-second deficit during his second stint, with 10-laps younger tyres. It could well be that his setup choice with higher downforce caused higher degradation, and he and the team chose to pit when they did. Without SC, he would have been a net 13-15s behind Hamilton at the end of the race. Also, keep in mind that they were effectively racing the Alpines and, especially Leclerc, who was expected to carve through the field and challenge for a podium finish.

  2. Looking at that lapchart, when did Alonso get his engine problem, around lap 20? Until then he’s falling away from the lead, and Hamilton’s pace, at about the same rate as Ocon, but after it’s a lot more. Anyway, that chart doesn’t make it look Alonso had HAM or RUS covered, and it stresses why HAM pitted under the VSC to get away from a slower car holding him up so he could run at his own pace.

    Perhaps ALO was saving tyres at that stage and it was mainly wrong strategy (on several fronts then, not just VSC’s) that kept him from matching the Mercedes cars, but regardless, it surely wasn’t only the engine that kept his Alpine from fighting for fourth, and the pace difference makes it look like 4th was lost and only 5th or 6th (with diff strategy so fresher tyres would have kept LEC at bay) might have been possible.

    1. @bosyber I think after lap 20 the difference between Alonso’s old medium tyres versus the new hard tyres of the drivers around him are getting bigger and bigger. In hindsight it was a wrong call to leave Alonso out during the virtual SC period.

      1. That definitely seems to be the case @matthijs, Alpine have been a bit off on strategy this whole season (maybe more often with Ocon, perhaps bc. sometimes Alonso has been steering them right).

  3. Prashant Rana
    22nd June 2022, 4:08

    Can u provide the porpoising chart for the Canadian grand prix

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