Pit stop hiccup fails to stop Hamilton (Turkish Grand Prix analysis)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Hamilton lost two seconds - and second place - in his pit stop
Hamilton lost two seconds - and second place - in his pit stop

Lewis Hamilton scored his first win of 2010 in Istanbul – despite falling behind Sebastian Vettel twice during the Turkish Grand Prix.

Take a look at the race data in detail with the F1 Fanatic race analysis and interactive charts below.

Lap 1

Position change on lap 1
Position change on lap 1

By the end of lap one the top 13 drivers were all in the same order they started – but the first lap was a lot more exciting than that.

Both McLaren drivers lost places but took them back during the first lap, Hamilton passing Vettel and Button passing Schumacher.

Pit stops

Turkish Grand Prix pit stops
Turkish Grand Prix pit stops

Sebastien Buemi and Nico H???lkenberg both pitted at the end of the first lap after colliding. But, unlike Fernando Alonso at Monaco, neither felt able to complete the remaining race distance without a further pit stop.

Lewis Hamilton lost a position to Sebastian Vettel in the pit stops not just because Vettel came in first – a stuck right-rear cost Hamilton more than two seconds.

An early first stop for Alonso paid dividends, getting him ahead of Kamui Kobayashi – who he’s been stuck behind until that point – and Adrian Sutil.

Race progress

You can see the position of every car on every lap using the interactive chart below.

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Drivers’ lap times

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Lap chart

Turkish Grand Prix lap chart
Turkish Grand Prix lap chart

Unusually, it wasn’t until the second half of the race that we saw the first retirement.

Vitaly Petrov was on course for eighth place before banging wheels with Alonso.

Sutil had to pass Kobayashi twice – doing it once at the start of the race and then again towards the end after his pit stop had dropped him back behind the Japanese driver.

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