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

2022 Singapore Grand Prix

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Following an extremely heavy pre-race downpour, which forced the start to be postponed by more than an hour, the Singapore Grand Prix began on a very wet track.

In the nervy race which followed, teams waited and watched each other to see who would blink first and commit to a switch from intermediate to slick tyres.

All 20 drivers took the start on the lightly-treaded intermediate rubber. At least one of them, Lewis Hamilton, told his team he wasn’t happy with the selection. As he can’t possibly have wanted to start the race on slicks – the track was far too wet – Hamilton must have been hankering after a switch to wet weather tyres.

It’s impossible to know for sure whether that was a missed opportunity for Mercedes. Could Hamilton have pulled off the tactics used by some drivers in Monaco this year, running on full wets long enough before switching directly to slicks as the track dried? Or at least used the superior initial grip to pass Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez at the start, then draw far enough ahead to switch to intermediates and bank the lead?

Both scenarios have obvious drawbacks. It’s hard to imagine that on the hotter and more abrasive Singapore track the wets would have lasted long enough for drivers to go directly to slicks. And the theory of passing Leclerc and Perez is all well and good, but Hamilton would also have needed to pull far enough away from them to make a pit stop and emerge ahead – not easy given the early Safety Car disruption which tightened the pack up.

But for a team which is supposedly going all-out for wins at this stage in the season, it’s disappointing they played it safe. Perhaps if both cars had been at the front they would have been more inclined to gamble.

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They did gamble once George Russell’s race from the pit lane was ruined when he skidded off while trying to pass Valtteri Bottas. He was put on slicks tyres as early as lap 21, 12 laps before anyone else. But the hope of using him to inform his team mate’s strategy was ruined when Hamilton hit a barrier on lap 33, compromising his race.

The next lap Russell produced the quickest tour of the race and that triggered mass pit stops. Among the quickest to react was AlphaTauri, but they regretted the decision when Yuki Tsunoda crashed on his first lap on medium rubber.

With the Safety Car out again, the remaining drivers were able to pit, and those who’d been slower to pit were rewarded. First among these was McLaren, as Daniel Ricciardo was promoted into the top five. Lando Norris was already running fourth, and when Max Verstappen went off trying to pass him, it opened the door for the orange (and, temporarily, pink) cars to bag a valuable double top-five finish.

It was a procession ahead of them, however. Aside from the Ferrari drivers’ pit stops, the top three ran in the same order all night, Sergio Perez never headed on his way to his fourth career win.

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2022 Singapore 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 Singapore 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:

2022 Singapore 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 Singapore Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankNo.DriverCarLap timeGapAverage speed (kph)Lap no.
163George RussellMercedes1’46.458171.2854
211Sergio PerezRed Bull1’48.1651.707168.5857
355Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari1’48.4141.956168.1959
416Charles LeclercFerrari1’48.7532.295167.6654
51Max VerstappenRed Bull1’49.1422.684167.0752
64Lando NorrisMcLaren-Mercedes1’49.2122.754166.9656
718Lance StrollAston Martin-Mercedes1’50.2833.825165.3458
847Mick SchumacherHaas-Ferrari1’50.2903.832165.3358
910Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’50.5694.111164.9156
1044Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’50.6224.164164.8358
115Sebastian VettelAston Martin-Mercedes1’50.6694.211164.7658
123Daniel RicciardoMcLaren-Mercedes1’51.0064.548164.2657
1377Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’51.8645.40616352
1420Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’52.0675.609162.7159
1522Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’58.71612.258153.5932
1614Fernando AlonsoAlpine-Renault2’00.46314.005151.3719
1731Esteban OconAlpine-Renault2’01.10514.647150.5624
1823Alexander AlbonWilliams-Mercedes2’02.12115.663149.3124
1924Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo-Ferrari2’05.55619.098145.235
206Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes2’05.58519.127145.195

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2022 Singapore Grand Prix tyre strategies

2022 Singapore Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

RankNo.DriverTeamComplete stop time (s)Gap to best (s)Stop no.Lap no.
11Max VerstappenRed Bull29.407135
211Sergio PerezRed Bull29.550.143135
35Sebastian VettelAston Martin29.7040.297134
463George RussellMercedes29.7130.306235
51Max VerstappenRed Bull29.7750.368240
618Lance StrollAston Martin29.8630.456135
710Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri29.8670.46133
863George RussellMercedes29.8930.486451
963George RussellMercedes30.3780.971121
104Lando NorrisMcLaren30.5281.121136
1155Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari30.6031.196135
123Daniel RicciardoMcLaren30.9461.539136
1347Mick SchumacherHaas31.2011.794134
1422Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri31.2931.886133
1516Charles LeclercFerrari32.0582.651134
1677Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo32.1672.76133
1720Kevin MagnussenHaas32.6033.196233
1863George RussellMercedes33.2113.804341
1947Mick SchumacherHaas34.7225.315241
2020Kevin MagnussenHaas39.2479.8417
2144Lewis HamiltonMercedes41.01911.612134

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

  1. Why do we have to wait for the race start until the intermediates are safe? What’s the point of having full wet tyres then?

  2. Michael Schumacher figured out a long time ago that if it is wet enough to require full wets, likely they won’t start the race. 90% of the time, this is the case.
    Singapore is like Malaysia that it is so hot and humid that the track will not dry out as fast as it would at a typical European track. End result is it takes longer to evolve from Full-Wets Don’t Start, to intermediates, lets go.
    Questioning the idea of “why have full-wets” is probably legit.
    They do get used occasionally if it stars to rain hard once the race is underway.

  3. Didnt they confirm during the broadcast that Hamilton was not talking about full wets, but used inters vs new.

    1. That’s what I assumed.
      Hamilton is normally quite comfortable on slippery tracks; I’d never expect him to be the first to ask for full wets.

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