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

2022 Italian Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen made light work of his starting disadvantage at Monza to catch and overhaul Charles Leclerc to win the race.

He was already up to third place by lap two, and once he breezed past George Russell on lap five it was a straight fight between the runaway championship leader and Leclerc. Ferrari, recognising the Red Bull’s superior pace, knew their only hope of taking a home win lay in trying something different.

So when Sebastian Vettel’s car came to a stop, triggering a Virtual Safety Car period, they leapt at the opportunity to bring Leclerc in. They traded his soft tyres for mediums on lap 13 – a sure sign they were planning a second stop.

The VSC period ended too early for Ferrari to take full advantage of the potential time gain. The rest of the race then ran clear enough that Verstappen could take advantage of his one-stop strategy to claim the lead with ease. Even after Leclerc’s second stop, his lap times weren’t sufficiently quicker than Verstappen’s for him to be any kind of threat.

George Russell claimed the final podium position, but his pre-race prediction that he would finish in the top three might not have been borne out had the race run its course without a late Safety Car period. Carlos Sainz Jnr, who started 18th in the other Ferrari, was reeling him in when Daniel Ricciardo came to a stop six laps from home, triggering the Safety Car period under which the race controversially ended.

Sainz made conspicuously quicker progress from the back end of the field than the driver who started one place behind him, Lewis Hamilton. Both started on softs, but while the Ferrari slipstreamed past car after car, Hamilton toiled behind Yuki Tsunoda for several laps, and was even opportunistically passed by Mick Schumacher for a few corners.

Race start, Monza, 2022
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Hamilton’s race came alive after the VSC period and he began his climb to an eventual fifth place. Race control’s decision not to restart the race played into his hands, as he could have been vulnerable to cars behind on fresher rubber had it resumed.

It didn’t resume partly because the Ricciardo clear-up operation took longer than expected, but also because it took longer to sort the field out than it should have done. The Safety Car initially picked up Russell instead of race leader Verstappen on lap 48 and spent a long time in front of the Mercedes before letting it go, as the race chart graph shows.

That delayed reorganising the field. Without that, the crowd might have got the dramatic last-lap restart they were eager to see. But, unlike at Zandvoort a week earlier, the leading quartet were all on fresh rubber, so it’s doubtful the podium positions would have changed even if the race had restarted.

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2022 Italian 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 Italian 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 Hamilton19014
George Russell20-1
Max Verstappen736
Sergio Perez13-27
Charles Leclerc10-1
Carlos Sainz Jnr18214
Lando Norris3-3-4
Daniel Ricciardo41
Esteban Ocon1413
Fernando Alonso6-1
Pierre Gasly50-3
Yuki Tsunoda2026
Lance Stroll121
Sebastian Vettel111
Nyck De Vries80-1
Nicholas Latifi10-4-5
Valtteri Bottas15-52
Zhou Guanyu90-1
Mick Schumacher1705
Kevin Magnussen1640

2022 Italian 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 Italian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Sergio PerezRed Bull1’24.03046
2Charles LeclercFerrari1’24.3360.30638
3Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari1’24.4200.39039
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’24.4340.40443
5Lando NorrisMcLaren-Mercedes1’24.7180.68843
6Max VerstappenRed Bull1’24.7450.71538
7George RussellMercedes1’25.2881.25840
8Mick SchumacherHaas-Ferrari1’25.2981.26843
9Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’25.7061.67645
10Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’26.3612.33141
11Esteban OconAlpine-Renault1’26.5932.56337
12Daniel RicciardoMcLaren-Mercedes1’26.6032.57339
13Nyck De VriesWilliams-Mercedes1’26.6242.59441
14Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’26.7182.68830
15Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’26.7982.76837
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’26.7982.76817
17Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’26.8572.82743
18Fernando AlonsoAlpine-Renault1’27.2033.1737
19Lance StrollAston Martin-Mercedes1’27.4673.43734
20Sebastian VettelAston Martin-Mercedes1’27.5013.4714

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2022 Italian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3Stint 4
Max VerstappenC4 (25)C3 (23)C4 (5)
Charles LeclercC4 (12)C3 (21)C4 (15)C4 (5)
George RussellC4 (23)C2 (24)C4 (6)
Carlos Sainz JnrC3 (30)C4 (17)C4 (6)
Lewis HamiltonC3 (33)C4 (20)
Sergio PerezC3 (7)C2 (35)C4 (11)
Lando NorrisC3 (35)C4 (12)C4 (6)
Pierre GaslyC3 (18)C2 (35)
Nyck De VriesC4 (19)C3 (34)
Zhou GuanyuC3 (18)C2 (35)
Esteban OconC4 (19)C2 (34)
Mick SchumacherC3 (33)C4 (20)
Valtteri BottasC3 (35)C4 (17)
Yuki TsunodaC3 (19)C2 (28)C4 (5)
Nicholas LatifiC3 (15)C2 (32)C4 (5)
Kevin MagnussenC3 (24)C2 (22)C4 (6)
Daniel RicciardoC3 (19)C2 (26)
Lance StrollC3 (18)C2 (21)
Fernando AlonsoC3 (31)
Sebastian VettelC3 (10)

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2022 Italian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Sergio PerezRed Bull23.29942
2Charles LeclercFerrari23.5310.23212
3Sergio PerezRed Bull23.6980.3997
4Charles LeclercFerrari23.7190.42048
5Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari23.7280.42930
6Max VerstappenRed Bull23.7910.49225
7Charles LeclercFerrari23.9040.60533
8Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri23.9040.60547
9Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri24.0090.71019
10Max VerstappenRed Bull24.0910.79248
11George RussellMercedes24.1140.81547
12Lance StrollAston Martin24.2540.95518
13Nicholas LatifiWilliams24.2630.96447
14Lewis HamiltonMercedes24.2820.98333
15Esteban OconAlpine24.3361.03719
16Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari24.5251.22647
17Nyck De VriesWilliams24.6281.32919
18Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo24.7581.45935
19Lando NorrisMcLaren24.7841.48547
20Mick SchumacherHaas24.8171.51833
21Kevin MagnussenHaas24.8461.54746
22George RussellMercedes25.0751.77623
23Daniel RicciardoMcLaren25.1641.86519
24Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo25.3662.06718
25Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri25.3762.07718
26Lando NorrisMcLaren26.7143.41535
27Nicholas LatifiWilliams26.7823.48315
28Kevin MagnussenHaas30.1646.86524

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

  1. Interesting that Russell’s second stint was significantly worse than his first. Seems Mercedes still hasn’t quite gotten a handle on how their car handles the tyres; the contrast to last week’s race at Zandvoort where Mercedes had superior tyre management to anyone else is quite stark.

    Also obvious from the chart is that Verstappen was always going to win this race after everyone between him and Leclerc effectively moved out of the way for him. He never lost any time “passing” them, and was probably just managing the gap after Leclerc’s early stop. Despite having the newer tyres twice, both times Leclerc barely made any progress catching back up to Verstappen.

    1. Why put passing between quotation marks? Have you watched his onboard?

      Obviously Norris had a bad start and Max could breeze right past. Alonso was boxed in behind Gasly and Max could outbrake him. P5 after T1, Gasly didn’t jump aside instead kept racing until Max could get a run on him into Ascari, courtesy of a good exit out of the second Lesmo and getting a good draft. Then Ricciardo couldn’t exactly do anything on the start/finish straight.

      Was everyone overly combattant? Well, no, that would be an insanely stupid thing to do when going up against Max in the Red Bull. All it would harm is their own race as he’s coming past anyway and if you’re trying to resist that you are just losing time. But they didn’t jump out of his way either.

  2. Trying to work out what would have happened if leclerc had stayed out under the VSC. Would Max have pitted?

    Also, can anyone explain why leclerc slowed so much under the full safety car? He was around 16 seconds behind when it was called but then 23 seconds by the time they pitted. Obviously makes no difference but you’d think he’d be trying to maximise the delta. 7 seconds is huge!

    1. Max was on soft/medium course and the VSC was too early so he stayed out.

    2. I have an opinion
      12th September 2022, 9:03

      On Sky commentary, it was reported that Max was told to do the opposite of Leclerc. If Max had pitted and Charles stayed out, it may have been a more exciting race but the result would be the same.

    3. Also, can anyone explain why leclerc slowed so much under the full safety car? He was around 16 seconds behind when it was called but then 23 seconds by the time they pitted. Obviously makes no difference but you’d think he’d be trying to maximise the delta. 7 seconds is huge!

      When the SC is called they immediately go to VSC speeds, thus a 16s gap becomes a 23s gap.
      You see it throughout the field.

      Thus it’s not true when people say that “time lost under VSC is less”. The time you lose is the same, bit when at full speed after the VSC you recover about 1/3rd of that time lost.

  3. Crazy how the pace of Hamilton’s final stint was similar to Ferrari’s, assuming Mercedes was 1.3 seconds behind in qualifying.
    The W13 is truly a mistery.

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