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

2022 Dutch Grand Prix

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The FIA Formula 1 race director has three choices of how to neutralise a race: red flag, Safety Car, or Virtual Safety Car. On lap 43 of the Dutch Grand Prix, a VSC was the worst of those options for Mercedes, as it allowed the driver they were chasing to make a pit stop without closing the field up afterwards.

At first, it seemed that VSC had decided the destiny of the Dutch Grand Prix. When Yuki Tsunoda’s AlphaTauri came to a permanent stop by the side of the track, the VSC was used to enable the car’s safe recovery, and thereby handed race leader Max Verstappen the opportunity to pit his Red Bull team had been waiting for. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell were closing in but the VSC meant Verstappen could now make his second and final pit stop without falling behind them.

The only good news for Mercedes was they had enough of a gap over Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari to be able to bring both their drivers in as well. The trio therefore resumed the race with Verstappen still leading, now on hard tyres, and the pursuing Mercedes pair on mediums.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff later said their simulations indicated that without the VSC, Verstappen would have come out of the pits on hard tyres and only caught Hamilton with six laps to go. That drama never unfolded, but another interruption to the race seemed to hand Mercedes a chance to claim that victory.

Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo, Circuit Zandvoort, 2022
Bottas’s Alfa Romeo had to be removed on a crane
Race control were able to move to Tsunoda’s car out of the way using the lesser disruption of a VSC because he had stopped close to a gap in a barrier that his car could be pushed into. However when Valtteri Bottas came to a stop at the beginning of his 54th lap there was no such nearby opening. He parked his Alfa Romeo on the inside line approaching Tarzan. That made the recovery process more complicated, which meant a full Safety Car was needed.

The race would therefore resume with the cars in a tight queue, the former gaps between them eradicated, unlike after a VSC. Most teams had been reluctant to use the hard tyre before the race began, and Red Bull were surprised Mercedes were able to make it work as well as they did, so it is no surprise the leaders didn’t want to leave Verstappen out at the front of the field on a set of hard tyres for a rolling restart with 16 or so laps remaining.

Red Bull therefore pitted Verstappen for a used set of soft tyres, accepting that doing so would drop him behind the two Mercedes drivers. To begin with, Mercedes left their drivers out. However Russell became concerned about warming up his medium tyres and took the opportunity to pit for softs when the field followed the Safety Car through the pits the next time around.

George Russell, Mercedes and Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Circuit Zandvoort, 2022
Gallery: 2022 Dutch Grand Prix in pictures
The race therefore restarted with Hamilton leading on mediums followed by Verstappen, Russell and Leclerc on softs. But not for long. Verstappen was in the lead by turn one, and an unimpressed Hamilton sank to fourth place within a handful of laps.

Should Mercedes have put soft tyres on Hamilton’s car? Did Mercedes throw away a chance of victory by failing to do so? These are two subtly different questions.

Mercedes could have achieved a better finishing position for Hamilton by fitting soft tyres to his car as well. In all likelihood he would have restarted second behind Verstappen and finished there. But there’s no reason to assume it would have increased his chances of winning the race.

The best chance of doing that surely rested on Mercedes maintaining track position for both drivers by keeping them on mediums and hoping that Russell delayed Verstappen sufficiently for Hamilton to bring his five-lap-old mediums back up to temperature and make his escape. But even that seems a faint possibility in the face of the straight-line speed advantage Red Bull enjoyed over Mercedes.

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2022 Dutch 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 Dutch 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 Hamilton400
George Russell6-14
Max Verstappen100
Sergio Perez50-1
Charles Leclerc20-1
Carlos Sainz Jnr30-2
Lando Norris71-1
Daniel Ricciardo1700
Esteban Ocon1233
Fernando Alonso1306
Pierre Gasly11-10
Yuki Tsunoda9-2
Lance Stroll1020
Sebastian Vettel1916
Alexander Albon15-13
Nicholas Latifi2002
Valtteri Bottas16-3
Zhou Guanyu140-2
Mick Schumacher8-2-6
Kevin Magnussen1833

2022 Dutch 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 Dutch Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Max VerstappenRed Bull1’13.65262
2George RussellMercedes1’13.6710.01972
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’13.8540.20254
4Fernando AlonsoAlpine-Renault1’14.1440.49251
5Sergio PerezRed Bull1’14.4040.75263
6Charles LeclercFerrari1’14.4130.76162
7Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari1’14.6430.99163
8Lando NorrisMcLaren-Mercedes1’14.7061.05463
9Sebastian VettelAston Martin-Mercedes1’14.8621.21050
10Lance StrollAston Martin-Mercedes1’15.0431.39165
11Esteban OconAlpine-Renault1’15.0841.43264
12Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’15.1651.51365
13Mick SchumacherHaas-Ferrari1’15.2331.58151
14Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’15.3691.71753
15Alexander AlbonWilliams-Mercedes1’15.5341.88265
16Daniel RicciardoMcLaren-Mercedes1’15.5771.92552
17Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’15.9402.28863
18Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’16.0662.41462
19Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’16.8443.19251
20Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’17.1383.48616

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2022 Dutch Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3Stint 4Stint 5
Max VerstappenC3 (18)C2 (30)C1 (8)C3 (16)
George RussellC2 (31)C1 (17)C2 (9)C3 (15)
Charles LeclercC3 (17)C2 (28)C1 (11)C3 (16)
Lewis HamiltonC2 (29)C1 (19)C2 (24)
Carlos Sainz JnrC3 (14)C2 (29)C1 (14)C2 (15)
Sergio PerezC3 (14)C2 (26)C1 (16)C2 (16)
Fernando AlonsoC3 (12)C1 (35)C3 (25)
Lando NorrisC2 (17)C1 (30)C3 (10)C3 (15)
Esteban OconC3 (18)C1 (38)C3 (16)
Lance StrollC3 (16)C2 (22)C1 (18)C3 (16)
Pierre GaslyC3 (11)C2 (21)C1 (24)C3 (16)
Alexander AlbonC2 (21)C2 (21)C1 (13)C3 (17)
Sebastian VettelC3 (9)C2 (26)C1 (13)C3 (24)
Mick SchumacherC2 (13)C2 (20)C1 (14)C3 (25)
Kevin MagnussenC2 (14)C2 (20)C1 (13)C3 (25)
Zhou GuanyuC3 (12)C3 (25)C2 (18)C3 (17)
Daniel RicciardoC3 (11)C2 (16)C1 (20)C3 (8)C3 (17)
Nicholas LatifiC3 (13)C2 (13)C1 (28)C3 (17)
Valtteri BottasC3 (16)C3 (18)C2 (19)
Yuki TsunodaC3 (13)C2 (29)

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2022 Dutch Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri18.57256
2Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri18.7000.12832
3Sebastian VettelAston Martin18.7090.13748
4Sergio PerezRed Bull18.7380.16640
5Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri18.7740.20213
6Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri18.7890.21711
7Sergio PerezRed Bull18.8350.26314
8Lewis HamiltonMercedes19.0460.47429
9Charles LeclercFerrari19.0800.50817
10Charles LeclercFerrari19.0840.51245
11Lance StrollAston Martin19.1410.56956
12Sebastian VettelAston Martin19.1560.58435
13Lewis HamiltonMercedes19.1640.59248
14Sergio PerezRed Bull19.2500.67856
15Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri19.2930.72142
16Lando NorrisMcLaren19.3030.73117
17Alexander AlbonWilliams19.3250.75321
18George RussellMercedes19.3590.78731
19Esteban OconAlpine19.4550.88318
20Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari19.4930.92143
21Daniel RicciardoMcLaren19.5460.97411
22Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo19.5480.97612
23Daniel RicciardoMcLaren19.5670.99527
24Charles LeclercFerrari19.5761.00456
25Fernando AlonsoAlpine19.5781.00612
26Max VerstappenRed Bull19.6101.03848
27Max VerstappenRed Bull19.6341.06218
28Max VerstappenRed Bull19.6551.08356
29Daniel RicciardoMcLaren19.7181.14647
30Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo19.7411.16916
31Alexander AlbonWilliams19.9111.33942
32Nicholas LatifiWilliams20.0511.47954
33Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo20.1881.61655
34Lance StrollAston Martin20.2051.63316
35Lance StrollAston Martin20.2141.64238
36Mick SchumacherHaas20.2831.71147
37Nicholas LatifiWilliams20.2841.71213
38Daniel RicciardoMcLaren20.2951.72355
39Alexander AlbonWilliams20.5081.93655
40Nicholas LatifiWilliams20.7332.16126
41George RussellMercedes20.7422.17048
42Kevin MagnussenHaas20.7852.21314
43Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo21.0492.47734
44Lando NorrisMcLaren21.1172.54547
45Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari21.1642.59257
46Lando NorrisMcLaren21.2642.69257
47George RussellMercedes21.3632.79157
48Fernando AlonsoAlpine21.5012.92947
49Esteban OconAlpine21.6023.03056
50Mick SchumacherHaas21.8143.24233
51Sebastian VettelAston Martin22.3913.8199
52Kevin MagnussenHaas23.6635.09147
53Kevin MagnussenHaas23.7105.13834
54Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo25.4336.86137
55Mick SchumacherHaas26.8138.24113
56Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari29.70511.13314
57Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri52.68434.11243

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

  1. Jelle van der Meer (@)
    5th September 2022, 8:01

    Seems Russell used the last lap to try and get FLAP but came up just short only 0.019 behind Max time set 10 laps earlier.

  2. Sainz’s last stint was on softs (C3) and not mediums (C2).

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