Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fastest lap analysis

Drivers’ fastest laps

Rank Driver Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap Laps within 1% of personal best
1 Sebastian Vettel 100.279 0 21
2 Sebastien Buemi 100.326 0.047 14
3 Lewis Hamilton 100.367 0.088 10
4 Rubens Barrichello 100.449 0.17 21
5 Mark Webber 100.571 0.292 26
6 Jenson Button 100.642 0.363 29
7 Nick Heidfeld 100.672 0.393 29
8 Jarno Trulli 100.723 0.444 21
9 Kazuki Nakajima 100.754 0.475 8
10 Fernando Alonso 100.757 0.478 6
11 Kamui Kobayashi 100.779 0.5 21
12 Kimi Raikkonen 100.843 0.564 6
13 Adrian Sutil 100.904 0.625 11
14 Robert Kubica 100.924 0.645 27
15 Nico Rosberg 100.997 0.718 24
16 Giancarlo Fisichella 101.132 0.853 2
17 Vitantonio Liuzzi 101.277 0.998 5
18 Heikki Kovalainen 101.316 1.037 20
19 Romain Grosjean 102.274 1.995 23
20 Jaime Alguersuari 103.318 3.039 10

Top 50 fastest laps

Rank Driver Lap time Lap
1 Sebastian Vettel 100.279 54
2 Sebastien Buemi 100.326 55
3 Sebastian Vettel 100.328 18
4 Lewis Hamilton 100.367 16
5 Rubens Barrichello 100.449 54
6 Sebastien Buemi 100.513 54
7 Rubens Barrichello 100.514 55
8 Sebastian Vettel 100.53 16
9 Mark Webber 100.571 14
10 Sebastian Vettel 100.594 53
11 Lewis Hamilton 100.599 15
12 Sebastian Vettel 100.642 39
13 Jenson Button 100.642 49
14 Jenson Button 100.659 15
15 Rubens Barrichello 100.666 15
16 Sebastian Vettel 100.668 38
17 Nick Heidfeld 100.672 54
18 Mark Webber 100.713 16
19 Jarno Trulli 100.723 49
20 Jarno Trulli 100.738 51
21 Sebastian Vettel 100.74 17
22 Jenson Button 100.753 16
23 Kazuki Nakajima 100.754 54
24 Fernando Alonso 100.757 54
25 Lewis Hamilton 100.769 10
26 Sebastian Vettel 100.775 15
27 Kamui Kobayashi 100.779 55
28 Rubens Barrichello 100.79 14
29 Jenson Button 100.793 48
30 Nick Heidfeld 100.794 52
31 Kamui Kobayashi 100.795 53
32 Mark Webber 100.812 13
33 Mark Webber 100.816 15
34 Jenson Button 100.833 50
35 Jarno Trulli 100.834 53
36 Sebastian Vettel 100.837 40
37 Sebastien Buemi 100.84 37
38 Kimi Raikkonen 100.843 54
39 Jarno Trulli 100.852 50
40 Jenson Button 100.873 14
41 Rubens Barrichello 100.88 53
42 Sebastien Buemi 100.881 40
43 Mark Webber 100.882 10
44 Mark Webber 100.883 9
45 Nick Heidfeld 100.886 40
46 Sebastien Buemi 100.899 52
47 Adrian Sutil 100.904 34
48 Kamui Kobayashi 100.907 51
49 Sebastian Vettel 100.916 37
50 Robert Kubica 100.924 54

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15 comments on Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fastest lap analysis

  1. TommyB said on 1st November 2009, 22:40

    Buemi did the second fastest lap!!!? WOW where did that come from :-D NICE!!! :-D

  2. macahan said on 1st November 2009, 23:30

    Fun stats.. Interesting to see… Based on these. Out of the top 50 fastest laps Vettel scored 10, Button and Mark 6 each, Rubens 5, Trulli 4, Kamu Lewis and Heidfeld 3 each then Adrian, Alonso, Nakajima, Kimi and Kubica 1 each. Just thought it would be fun to see how many times each driver made it into the top 50 fastest laps. Not only was Vettel once again fast but very consistent as well. Sure there was drivers more consistent then him but he was fastest and had many very fast laps. Vettels 1% of his fastest lap was barely slower then Liuzzi’s fastest and was faster then Heikki, Grosjean and Alguersuari.
    Another worthless fact Vettels 10th fastest lap was within 0.64% of his fastest and was good enough to be the 49th fastest lap among all drivers fastest laps.

  3. Interesting to see the drivers with 20+ laps consistently near their best. No doubt Hamilton would’ve been in there too if not for the retirement

    • Oops hit submit accidentally before I added “and good to see Kobayashi putting plenty in. He has to be getting a drive next year”

  4. Harv's said on 2nd November 2009, 2:00

    Hamilton, only 0.088s off fastest lap, with a suffering car and only racing 20 laps, best driver of the weekend hands down,

    and its not just the car, heikki was a second off that pace, dont blame his strategy either because he could have done some fast laps before his stop

    • Richard Evans said on 2nd November 2009, 14:17

      This isn’t me “blaming the strategy” but the difference between heikki on low fuel and lewis on low fuel was that his tyres had done 10+ more laps.

      I think you need to be slighty more sympathetic towards heikki

      • pSynrg said on 2nd November 2009, 23:24

        And what about his next set of tyres? Heikki had the whole race to get faster.

        Oh hang on.

        Heikki’s driving a car that isn’t as good as Lewis’s. Oh and the tires didn’t work and something else wasn’t right. Otherwise Heikki is of course faster than Lewis…

    • Patrickl said on 3rd November 2009, 0:19

      I remember something about Heikki not having KERS and McLaren trying to get things fixed.

      Maybe that also held him back?

  5. Hallard said on 2nd November 2009, 17:27

    Its really interesting to see how close Trulli and Kobayashi were from this chart…only 5 hundredths between their fastest laps, and the same number of laps within 1%! And this from Kobayashi’s second race for the team! Toyota needs to swap out Trulli for this guy in 2010, he seems hungry.

  6. sumedh said on 4th November 2009, 9:16

    Can we get the “top 50 fastest laps” chart for the 2006 Brazilian GP?

    Schumi was ruthless there, he put a fastest lap right AFTER his 2nd pitstop, such was his pace. It will be awesome to see some 20-25 laps of those 50 belonging to Schumi.

  7. HounslowBusGarage said on 4th November 2009, 20:06

    I’m impressed that BUT, WEB and KUB were within 1% of their best lap times (approx 1 second) for about a quarter of the race.

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