Australian Grand Prix fastest laps

Fastest laps

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap
1 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’28.358
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’28.489 0.131
3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’28.506 0.148
4 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’29.185 0.827
5 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’29.210 0.852
6 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’29.291 0.933
7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’29.537 1.179
8 Robert Kubica Renault 1’29.570 1.212
9 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1’29.685 1.327
10 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’29.707 1.349
11 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’29.713 1.355
12 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1’30.587 2.229
13 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’31.556 3.198
14 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’33.638 5.280
15 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’34.230 5.872
16 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1’35.045 6.687
17 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1’36.607 8.249
18 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’43.132 14.774
19 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’43.223 14.865
20 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 2’21.240 52.882

Top 50 fastest laps

Rank Driver Lap time Lap
1 Mark Webber 88.358 47
2 Mark Webber 88.471 58
3 Mark Webber 88.483 44
4 Nico Rosberg 88.489 53
5 Lewis Hamilton 88.506 47
6 Lewis Hamilton 88.51 46
7 Nico Rosberg 88.535 51
8 Nico Rosberg 88.55 47
9 Lewis Hamilton 88.591 39
10 Nico Rosberg 88.629 50
11 Nico Rosberg 88.634 54
12 Lewis Hamilton 88.655 45
13 Mark Webber 88.66 45
14 Lewis Hamilton 88.693 43
15 Mark Webber 88.705 46
16 Lewis Hamilton 88.705 48
17 Mark Webber 88.737 38
18 Lewis Hamilton 88.754 37
19 Lewis Hamilton 88.762 38
20 Nico Rosberg 88.776 52
21 Nico Rosberg 88.795 55
22 Mark Webber 88.824 39
23 Mark Webber 88.869 40
24 Mark Webber 88.872 43
25 Mark Webber 88.891 49
26 Mark Webber 88.895 48
27 Nico Rosberg 88.994 46
28 Lewis Hamilton 89.032 44
29 Lewis Hamilton 89.035 42
30 Nico Rosberg 89.04 48
31 Nico Rosberg 89.117 45
32 Michael Schumacher 89.185 58
33 Mark Webber 89.193 42
34 Rubens Barrichello 89.21 58
35 Rubens Barrichello 89.211 54
36 Nico Rosberg 89.215 49
37 Lewis Hamilton 89.22 40
38 Nico Rosberg 89.28 44
39 Jenson Button 89.291 52
40 Mark Webber 89.297 50
41 Lewis Hamilton 89.301 49
42 Mark Webber 89.307 41
43 Jenson Button 89.321 51
44 Mark Webber 89.357 37
45 Michael Schumacher 89.415 54
46 Lewis Hamilton 89.417 41
47 Rubens Barrichello 89.454 53
48 Nico Rosberg 89.48 39
49 Nico Rosberg 89.504 38
50 Felipe Massa 89.537 52

2010 Australian Grand Prix

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33 comments on Australian Grand Prix fastest laps

  1. Victor. said on 28th March 2010, 14:20

    Ferrari surprisingly slow…

    • Karan said on 29th March 2010, 9:58

      Also Vettel. Suprising how Vettel got pole and not a single fastest lap…

      • ajokay said on 29th March 2010, 14:52

        He did crash out before the racing line was dry dry, and the fuel loads were lightest. Maybe that’s why. He also never stopped for fresh tyres a second time like the fastest guys did.

    • Patrickl said on 31st March 2010, 13:39

      Notice that the fastest laps are set by the drivers who switched to new tyres during the race.

      Alonso was held up by Massa so you really have only have Massa’s time and he was actually pretty close to Button.

  2. Ivan said on 28th March 2010, 14:26

    not really slow, they didn’t stop twice like those on the list.

  3. steph said on 28th March 2010, 14:34

    Didn’t think Massa would be ahead of Alonso but then Alonso was in traffic for part of the race

  4. Vettel and Webber were the fastest today. They would probably get a double win had Vettel not retired and had Webber not made so many mistakes.

    • Kester said on 28th March 2010, 21:24

      You clearly weren’t watching the same race as me then. I didn’t think Vettel was that fastest.

      Alonso was quicker than his for most of the race Vettel was able to complete.

      • noobsferrari said on 29th March 2010, 2:13

        yes alonso was quicker, he was quicker than massa and i still can’t explain how massa retained his position. but i believe hamilton was quicker than alonso, really fast and as he said drove the race of his life but because he was using so much of his tires he really had to pit one more time,his race pace needed two stops or else we wouldve seen him in the kitty liter instead of finishing in the points

        • Kester said on 29th March 2010, 13:03

          Hence why he was able to be quicker than Alonso, fresh tyres were about 1-2 seconds quicker than old worn out tyres that need to last to the end of the race.

    • Patrickl said on 31st March 2010, 13:41

      Actually Webbers problems started when the team blundered on hist first pitstop. Or rather when they favoured Vettel over him to win the race.

      They waited too long to pull Vettel in and then of course Webber had to wait even one more lap (he was right on the gearbox of Vettel).

      Webber fell back from P2 to P6 because of that.

  5. this needs to be view from a perspective,

    not everyone went for the second set of dry tires, hence it shows in their times… hence it’s not truly the representative of the fastest car…

    had Button or Alonso had gone for second dry tires, i’m sure they would have been among the top 4 fastest cars…

  6. LewisC said on 28th March 2010, 15:15

    Interesting – the fastest 31 laps were all by either Webber, Rosberg or Hamilton!

    • Invoke said on 28th March 2010, 15:28

      Of course this is all relative, Webber & Hamilton changed to new tyres with less fuel on board than the other front runners, giving themselves a significant advantage. I can’t quite remember when Rosberg changed.

  7. Senna lol
    Weber had 3 fastest laps even he had no points with old system

    • Calum said on 28th March 2010, 18:49

      you try steering an F1 car that is “handeling like a cross channel ferry.”

      Must admit that Brundle simile had me chuckeling, as one of the HRTs came of the track at T1!

      • patrick(uk) said on 28th March 2010, 19:59

        Yeah ….not to forget that Chandhok saw the checkerred flag five laps down from the winner…at least he finished the race with this “cross chanell ferry….”
        that was quite funny….

  8. Stefan said on 28th March 2010, 18:16

    @ Bob

    Senna’s fastest time was behind the safety car as you might know.

  9. Calum said on 28th March 2010, 19:02

    Mclaren performed well today. Button, clearly a well deserved world champion, and this was proven (not that it needs proven) by the excellant tyre choice. He shows he is a knowledgable driver by knowing the perfect time to change tyres, even though others on the paddock may have doubted him. He got lucky with the Vettel retirement and from then on there was no real need to do very fast laps, he was able to relax and do what he does best, cruise to the line while managing tyres. 50+ laps on soft tyres and by the end he could have probably went another 50+ without needing to change. Button is a the best at tyre management and he showed this again today.

    On the other side of the Mclaren garage, there was disappontment, but Hamilton has to look on the bright side. He was foolish on the Friday and didn’t have the best quali, however he made up lots of places during the race, when overtaking is supposedly difficult. He also took lots of stick from us, the fans and the press to, questioning his commitment (or lack of it!) about arriving late in Australia and messing about in his road car, but he showed that Brit Grit that won him the championship in Brazil was still there. He battled through and was in an excellant position until he was called in for tyres. Once he was behind the Ferraris he made up over 15 seconds of differance to catch them up, and tried so hard to overtake Alonso. He was so unlucky to get bumped by Webber, but he still made a good finish from 11th on the grid. Put it this way, a crash on the penultimate lap could have resulted in no points, Hamilton managed to win a handful.

    As for Button, the title defence is on!

    • Shahab said on 28th March 2010, 20:37

      I totally agree with you but Hamilton could have achieved 3rd or 4th if it wasn’t for webber.so i think its a good reason for him to be disappointed!
      Anyway he gave us a reason to continue watching F1 and that’s GOOD! hope to see more this season!

      • Rob said on 29th March 2010, 5:30

        He had 4 laps behind Alonso and couldn’t get the job done before he got rear ended. He was already whinging that his tyres had gone off. Passing Alonso near the end of a race is near impossible. I can’t believe tha Alonso did pass Massa.

        Did anyone notice how every team had maassive understeer in the final turn except for Red Bull which leads me to my final point.

        It’s interesting that the RB6 was the slowest car through the speed trap but still set the fastest lap time. Compare it to Hamilton who had the fastest car in the speedtrap and the same tyres as Webber. Good cornering speeds make for a better lap time that straight line speed.

  10. Bleu said on 28th March 2010, 20:37

    I have a feeling that we will see some surprise names setting FL in the race. Probably even unscheduled pit stop late may lead to that.

  11. sato113 said on 28th March 2010, 22:04

    it’s funny how the fastest time is still 5 seconds off quali pace…

    • matt90 said on 29th March 2010, 0:58

      I guess the rain made the track greener. Plus we’ll likely never see a race lap anywhere near quali because the only time their fuel load is any near quali is at the end when they’re on old tyres.

  12. MEmo said on 29th March 2010, 0:03

    Mass had only one of the 50 top fastest laps and ended 3rd!!!

  13. And Button only 2 and finished 1st ! :)

    Just goes to show Brain / Experience wins over Brawn :) – do we have a new “Professor” on the Grid ? :)

    Button = “Drive it like you own it”
    Hamilton = “Drive it like you nicked it”

    :)

    • Robbie said on 30th March 2010, 18:10

      Button = “Drive it like you own it”
      Hamilton = “Drive it like you nicked it”

      HAHAHA! That’s great.

      • Pat said on 31st March 2010, 0:17

        I have to admit I read it somewhere and it cracked me up so thought it was worth sharing ! :)

  14. Bentschke said on 29th March 2010, 23:28

    I think that it is very interesting data. It shows that indeed the quickest laps were by cars that stopped for tyres a second time. It goes to show how stupid it was for the race director to lower the speed of the pit lane from 100kph to 60kph.
    It takes away the ‘stopping again’ as a legitimate option. Had this happened, Hamilton & Webber would have caught the Ferrari’s quicker – and still had good tires to get past easily, and possibly be able to go on and have a crack at Kubica and Button.
    But because of the time to pit again, it meant that at best they could catch the Ferarri’s – and then they crashed, so this almost seems irrelivent.
    I understand the need for safety in the pits – but there has to be a way to not compromise the race in such a way. If this same rule applies at all the other races – I see one stop strategies ONLY, because there is no way to make up the time lost in the pits even on a new set of tyres.

    • Pat said on 31st March 2010, 0:24

      Yes of course good point – in the no-refuelling days of Senna, Mansell, Piquet, Prost e.t.c. which we sometimes yearn for they used to used to enter and exit the pits including the whole length of the pit lane at full racing speed which was nuts really but really good to witness – so it made an extra stop more feasible – the pit lane speed limits definitely make that call less attractive :(

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