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

2022 Hungarian Grand Prix

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The Hungarian Grand Prix posed a strategic conundrum for teams, and the result was a wide variety of strategies was used throughout the field. Did Ferrari pick the wrong one for Charles Leclerc?

All 20 runners were classified at the finish (Valtteri Bottas completed more than 90% of the race distance before a fuel system problem halted him) and among them 11 different permutations of tyre compounds were used.

The most popular option was an opening stint on softs followed by two more on mediums. Even so, just four finishers used this strategy, including both Red Bull drivers. Max Verstappen used it to win from 10th on the grid, while team mate Sergio Perez climbed six spots to finish fifth.

It worked for Sebastian Vettel too, who gained eight places to grab the final point. Only George Russell, who had arguably qualified much higher than he should have done by taking pole position, lost out on this strategy, falling to third. Even so, team mate Lewis Hamilton, who took second, reckoned he would have been better off following his team mate’s lead on tactics.

Hamilton was among the five other drivers who used different combinations of two stints on mediums plus one on softs. Significantly, among those who used the same as him was Carlos Sainz Jnr, who fell from second to fourth during the race. As Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto pointed out, that indicates the team’s car was not the force it usually is this weekend.

Race start, Hungaroring, 2022
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Even so, Ferrari clearly made matters more difficult for Leclerc by putting him on the hard tyre. Leclerc was hardly any quicker on the new set of hard tyres the team swapped his worn mediums for at the end of lap 39.

With the DRS zones at the Hungaroring unchanged, and 2022’s new generation of cars able to race more closely, passing was more straightforward at this track than usual. Max Verstappen passed Leclerc not once, but twice, having lost four seconds with a spun on lap 41.

There was another telling pointer to Ferrari’s lack of pace. After Leclerc gave up on his hards and pitted for a set of soft tyres, his pace was no better than Hamilton’s, who fitted a set of softs three laps earlier. They both set their quickest laps on the 57th tour and Hamilton’s was two-tenths quicker.

By then Verstappen was long gone, aided not only by excellent Red Bull strategy, but near-faultless pit work. Each of the four complete pit stops the team performed during the race was quicker than every single one of their rivals’.

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2022 Hungarian 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 Hungarian 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 Hamilton725
George Russell10-2
Max Verstappen1029
Sergio Perez1126
Charles Leclerc30-3
Carlos Sainz Jnr20-2
Lando Norris40-3
Daniel Ricciardo9-2-4
Esteban Ocon5-1-4
Fernando Alonso6-1-2
Pierre Gasly19-17
Yuki Tsunoda160-3
Lance Stroll1403
Sebastian Vettel1808
Alexander Albon1720
Nicholas Latifi2012
Valtteri Bottas8-5-12
Zhou Guanyu12-5-2
Mick Schumacher1530
Kevin Magnussen133-3

2022 Hungarian 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 Hungarian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’21.38657
2Charles LeclercFerrari1’21.6220.23657
3Sergio PerezRed Bull1’21.9400.55444
4Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari1’22.0000.61451
5Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’22.0290.64358
6Max VerstappenRed Bull1’22.1260.74045
7Lance StrollAston Martin-Mercedes1’22.4371.05151
8Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’22.4781.09260
9George RussellMercedes1’22.7661.38057
10Sebastian VettelAston Martin-Mercedes1’22.8241.43851
11Lando NorrisMcLaren-Mercedes1’23.0431.65747
12Alexander AlbonWilliams-Mercedes1’23.0471.66143
13Mick SchumacherHaas-Ferrari1’23.1511.76550
14Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’23.1991.81358
15Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’23.5112.12537
16Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’23.5382.15258
17Daniel RicciardoMcLaren-Mercedes1’23.5902.20464
18Fernando AlonsoAlpine-Renault1’23.9792.59347
19Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’24.0022.61660
20Esteban OconAlpine-Renault1’24.1492.76360

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2022 Hungarian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3Stint 4
Max VerstappenC4 (16)C3 (22)C3 (32)
Lewis HamiltonC3 (19)C3 (32)C4 (19)
George RussellC4 (16)C3 (23)C3 (31)
Carlos Sainz JnrC3 (17)C3 (30)C4 (23)
Sergio PerezC4 (18)C3 (24)C3 (28)
Charles LeclercC3 (21)C3 (18)C2 (15)C4 (16)
Lando NorrisC4 (14)C3 (28)C2 (28)
Fernando AlonsoC3 (21)C2 (48)
Esteban OconC3 (23)C2 (46)
Sebastian VettelC4 (15)C3 (31)C3 (23)
Lance StrollC4 (14)C3 (32)C4 (23)
Pierre GaslyC4 (16)C3 (30)C4 (23)
Daniel RicciardoC4 (15)C3 (31)C2 (23)
Zhou GuanyuC3 (27)C2 (24)C4 (18)
Mick SchumacherC3 (21)C2 (20)C3 (28)
Kevin MagnussenC3 (6)C2 (29)C3 (32)C4 (2)
Alexander AlbonC3 (2)C4 (19)C3 (19)
Nicholas LatifiC3 (18)C3 (21)C4 (17)
Yuki TsunodaC4 (13)C3 (20)C4 (18)C4 (17)
Valtteri BottasC3 (26)C2 (39)

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2022 Hungarian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Sergio PerezRed Bull21.11818
2Sergio PerezRed Bull21.1670.04942
3Max VerstappenRed Bull21.2280.11038
4Max VerstappenRed Bull21.3510.23316
5Sebastian VettelAston Martin21.4020.28415
6Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri21.4890.37146
7Daniel RicciardoMcLaren21.5210.40346
8Charles LeclercFerrari21.5440.42654
9Daniel RicciardoMcLaren21.5580.44015
10Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri21.5770.45913
11Lance StrollAston Martin21.6150.49746
12Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri21.6750.55716
13Lewis HamiltonMercedes21.6990.58119
14George RussellMercedes21.7430.62539
15Charles LeclercFerrari21.7750.65721
16Lance StrollAston Martin21.7790.66114
17Alexander AlbonWilliams21.8160.69821
18Lando NorrisMcLaren21.8550.73742
19Nicholas LatifiWilliams21.8650.74718
20Charles LeclercFerrari21.9720.85439
21Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri22.0160.89833
22Fernando AlonsoAlpine22.0830.96521
23Lewis HamiltonMercedes22.0950.97751
24Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri22.1281.01051
25Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo22.2721.15426
26Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo22.3211.20327
27Nicholas LatifiWilliams22.4521.33439
28Mick SchumacherHaas22.5661.44841
29George RussellMercedes22.7631.64516
30Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari22.8201.70217
31Mick SchumacherHaas22.9531.83521
32Kevin MagnussenHaas23.1472.02967
33Kevin MagnussenHaas23.2102.09235
34Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari23.4562.33847
35Lando NorrisMcLaren23.5672.44914
36Esteban OconAlpine23.5812.46323
37Alexander AlbonWilliams24.2983.18040
38Sebastian VettelAston Martin25.0303.91246
39Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo28.2187.10051
40Nicholas LatifiWilliams28.7777.65956
41Kevin MagnussenHaas29.6418.5236
42Alexander AlbonWilliams31.22410.1062

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

  1. Sir Lewis Hamilton, the tyre whisperer.

    1. yeah. ;-) That’s were the magic happened, his 32 laps stint before going to his final tidy 19 lap stint on the softs. Even then i thought he could have driven a lap or two more on his first stint.

  2. Alfa Romeo’s drivers are underperforming, that car should be at least 9th and 10th or more if they extract it properly. Aston Martin is lucky to have Vettel, even when he’s not in his prime anymore he still got the ability and pace to wring it out of the car. It’s almost comparable to 2012 Williams the Alfa Romeo of this season where the car has great potential but the drivers couldn’t maximize the results most of the time. I am aware Guanyu is a rookie but personally I think there are better options for the team if the team aren’t so desperate of fundings.

  3. 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix pit stop times —

    this should be shown in the order of the stops, as that tell its own story, eg who stopped first, or whose stop triggered the others to stop…

  4. You need to take out the pit laps from the lap times. It’s distorting the chart and making it unreadable.

  5. As always, thanks for this information. I had real trouble following the race, the graphics supplied by SKY are quite close to useless in understanding the implications of overlapping pit stop strategies

    1. @Mr Squiggle Sky uses the same world feed graphics as all other broadcasters during sessions.

  6. And here we can see that leclerc was indeed very fast on the soft tyres.

    At least fast enough to not compromise his race, had it not being ruined before. A win was very likely.

    Binotto should stop using sainz as reference for performance of the car, that guy is slow everywhere.

  7. There is a lot of focus on the dismal strategy of Ferrari.
    But what happened to Leclerc when he was on soft tyres? He was hardly faster than Zhou who had slightly older tyres and was fighting Magnussen and Schumacher.

    1. Probably he was 6th fighting for nothing.

  8. a rly good charts, keep doing these interesting things and thank you

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