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

Driver Start position Lap one position change Race position change
Lewis Hamilton 19 0 14
George Russell 2 0 -1
Max Verstappen 7 3 6
Sergio Perez 13 -2 7
Charles Leclerc 1 0 -1
Carlos Sainz Jnr 18 2 14
Lando Norris 3 -3 -4
Daniel Ricciardo 4 1
Esteban Ocon 14 1 3
Fernando Alonso 6 -1
Pierre Gasly 5 0 -3
Yuki Tsunoda 20 2 6
Lance Stroll 12 1
Sebastian Vettel 11 1
Nyck De Vries 8 0 -1
Nicholas Latifi 10 -4 -5
Valtteri Bottas 15 -5 2
Zhou Guanyu 9 0 -1
Mick Schumacher 17 0 5
Kevin Magnussen 16 4 0

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:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
1 Sergio Perez Red Bull 1’24.030 46
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’24.336 0.306 38
3 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari 1’24.420 0.390 39
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’24.434 0.404 43
5 Lando Norris McLaren-Mercedes 1’24.718 0.688 43
6 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’24.745 0.715 38
7 George Russell Mercedes 1’25.288 1.258 40
8 Mick Schumacher Haas-Ferrari 1’25.298 1.268 43
9 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1’25.706 1.676 45
10 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1’26.361 2.331 41
11 Esteban Ocon Alpine-Renault 1’26.593 2.563 37
12 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren-Mercedes 1’26.603 2.573 39
13 Nyck De Vries Williams-Mercedes 1’26.624 2.594 41
14 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri-Red Bull 1’26.718 2.688 30
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1’26.798 2.768 37
16 Nicholas Latifi Williams-Mercedes 1’26.798 2.768 17
17 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri-Red Bull 1’26.857 2.827 43
18 Fernando Alonso Alpine-Renault 1’27.203 3.173 7
19 Lance Stroll Aston Martin-Mercedes 1’27.467 3.437 34
20 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin-Mercedes 1’27.501 3.471 4

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2022 Italian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3 Stint 4
Max Verstappen C4 (25) C3 (23) C4 (5)
Charles Leclerc C4 (12) C3 (21) C4 (15) C4 (5)
George Russell C4 (23) C2 (24) C4 (6)
Carlos Sainz Jnr C3 (30) C4 (17) C4 (6)
Lewis Hamilton C3 (33) C4 (20)
Sergio Perez C3 (7) C2 (35) C4 (11)
Lando Norris C3 (35) C4 (12) C4 (6)
Pierre Gasly C3 (18) C2 (35)
Nyck De Vries C4 (19) C3 (34)
Zhou Guanyu C3 (18) C2 (35)
Esteban Ocon C4 (19) C2 (34)
Mick Schumacher C3 (33) C4 (20)
Valtteri Bottas C3 (35) C4 (17)
Yuki Tsunoda C3 (19) C2 (28) C4 (5)
Nicholas Latifi C3 (15) C2 (32) C4 (5)
Kevin Magnussen C3 (24) C2 (22) C4 (6)
Daniel Ricciardo C3 (19) C2 (26)
Lance Stroll C3 (18) C2 (21)
Fernando Alonso C3 (31)
Sebastian Vettel C3 (10)

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2022 Italian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Sergio Perez Red Bull 23.299 42
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 23.531 0.232 12
3 Sergio Perez Red Bull 23.698 0.399 7
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 23.719 0.420 48
5 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari 23.728 0.429 30
6 Max Verstappen Red Bull 23.791 0.492 25
7 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 23.904 0.605 33
8 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 23.904 0.605 47
9 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 24.009 0.710 19
10 Max Verstappen Red Bull 24.091 0.792 48
11 George Russell Mercedes 24.114 0.815 47
12 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 24.254 0.955 18
13 Nicholas Latifi Williams 24.263 0.964 47
14 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 24.282 0.983 33
15 Esteban Ocon Alpine 24.336 1.037 19
16 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari 24.525 1.226 47
17 Nyck De Vries Williams 24.628 1.329 19
18 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 24.758 1.459 35
19 Lando Norris McLaren 24.784 1.485 47
20 Mick Schumacher Haas 24.817 1.518 33
21 Kevin Magnussen Haas 24.846 1.547 46
22 George Russell Mercedes 25.075 1.776 23
23 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 25.164 1.865 19
24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 25.366 2.067 18
25 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 25.376 2.077 18
26 Lando Norris McLaren 26.714 3.415 35
27 Nicholas Latifi Williams 26.782 3.483 15
28 Kevin Magnussen Haas 30.164 6.865 24

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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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