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

2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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The ideal strategy for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was finely balanced between a one-stop and two-stop strategy. Most drivers who finished in the top 10 opted for the latter, but the first two drivers home one-stopped.

This was partly because in order to make the tyres last that long drivers had to avoid over-taxing them in the opening laps. Max Verstappen ran in free air and Charles Leclerc kept his in good condition; both kept their original sets of medium tyres going until at least lap 20.

Sergio Perez, however, was in for a set of hards on lap 15. The driver so often renowned for nursing his tyres ended up two-stopping, Red Bull bringing him in as soon as Leclerc closed up on him after 33 of the 58 laps.

In the final phase of the race Perez gave chase. However he lost crucial seconds at several points: First when he emerged from his first pit stop behind Feranando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel, fumbled his pass on the Aston Martin, and spent an extra lap behind it as a result.

He caught a whiff of the disturbed air from Verstappen’s car at one point, and was quickly on the radio to alert his team that he was losing time, to no avail. Then in his final stint he was delayed lapping Pierre Gasly, whom Perez pointedly stated afterwards deserved a penalty. These hindrances added up to him losing second place in the championship as well as the race, by 1.3 seconds.

Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin, Yas Marina, 2022
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There might have been another one-stopper in the top five had Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes not given up the fight with a few laps to go. Carlos Sainz Jnr was closing in for the kill on his two-stop strategy just as the W13 cried enough.

While Hamilton enjoyed the quickest complete turnaround of the race on his sole pit stop, team mate George Russell pitted twice in the other Mercedes and neither visit went well. The first was slow and led to him incurring a five-second time penalty, which delayed his second pit stop.

Before the race Fernando Alonso predicted that having two sets of hard tyres might pay off for Alpine. They almost did for his team mate Esteban Ocon, who fitted hards for his third stint and chased down Lando Norris, nearly reaching the McLaren before the chequered flag. But Alonso’s race was over long before this point.

As was the case for all three front-running teams, Aston Martin split their strategy between one and two stops. In Sebastian Vettel’s estimation, it cost him a better finish and, with that, sixth place in the constructors championship for his team. Vettel’s long first stint on his one-stopper dropped him behind Daniel Ricciardo, who used the same strategy, and kept the retiring four-times champion behind to the flag. Meanwhile Lance Stroll pitted twice and got ahead of his team mate.

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2022 Abu Dhabi 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 Abu Dhabi 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 Abu Dhabi 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 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankNo.DriverCarLap timeGapAverage speed (kph)Lap no.
14Lando NorrisMcLaren-Mercedes1’28.391215.0944
263George RussellMercedes1’28.8360.445214.0148
355Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari1’28.8790.488213.950
411Sergio PerezRed Bull1’28.9720.581213.6852
531Esteban OconAlpine-Renault1’29.3330.942212.8245
61Max VerstappenRed Bull1’29.3921.001212.6854
722Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’29.4891.098212.4540
824Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’29.6001.209212.1853
918Lance StrollAston Martin-Mercedes1’29.6201.229212.1442
1016Charles LeclercFerrari1’29.7191.328211.948
1144Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’29.7881.397211.7442
1247Mick SchumacherHaas-Ferrari1’29.8331.442211.6339
1323Alexander AlbonWilliams-Mercedes1’29.9391.548211.3840
146Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1’30.3091.918210.5245
155Sebastian VettelAston Martin-Mercedes1’30.3121.921210.5135
1677Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1’30.3521.961210.4247
1714Fernando AlonsoAlpine-Renault1’30.5792.188209.8924
183Daniel RicciardoMcLaren-Mercedes1’30.7852.394209.4145
1910Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Red Bull1’31.0182.627208.8817
2020Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1’31.1582.767208.5640

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2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

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2022 Abu Dhabi 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.
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes21.27118
211Sergio PerezRed Bull21.360.09115
311Sergio PerezRed Bull21.3670.097233
44Lando NorrisMcLaren21.5590.289242
555Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari21.5750.305239
622Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri21.5910.321114
731Esteban OconAlpine21.7340.464241
814Fernando AlonsoAlpine21.740.47119
923Alexander AlbonWilliams21.7930.523112
1023Alexander AlbonWilliams21.7980.528235
1118Lance StrollAston Martin21.8020.532240
1218Lance StrollAston Martin21.8140.544113
1310Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri21.8550.585114
143Daniel RicciardoMcLaren21.8930.623119
1531Esteban OconAlpine21.8950.625114
1655Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari21.930.66117
1716Charles LeclercFerrari22.210.94121
184Lando NorrisMcLaren22.2340.964115
1922Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri22.2620.992238
2047Mick SchumacherHaas22.2761.006114
2120Kevin MagnussenHaas22.3871.117128
226Nicholas LatifiWilliams22.4231.153115
2324Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo22.4351.165115
2477Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo22.5731.303130
251Max VerstappenRed Bull22.7351.465120
2624Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo23.1591.889244
275Sebastian VettelAston Martin23.1861.916125
2847Mick SchumacherHaas23.532.26234
2963George RussellMercedes24.2432.973115
306Nicholas LatifiWilliams25.1743.904238
3163George RussellMercedes27.9316.661239

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