Mark Webber, Red Bull, Nurburgring, 2011

2011 German Grand Prix analysis

2011 German Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Nurburgring, 2011
Mark Webber, Red Bull, Nurburgring, 2011

All the lap times, tyre strategies and more data from the German Grand Prix.

Pit stops

Strategies were very uniform, with all the teams opting to start on softs and run the medium tyres at the end of the race.

The only difference was in how many pit stops each driver did. McLaren, Ferrari, Red Bull, and Mercedes went for three, as did Karun Chandhok:

Race progress

The leading trio were in close company for much of the race, until Lewis Hamilton took the lead after the second round of pit stops.

These charts show the gaps between the drivers at all stages during the race:

Lap one position change

Webber made another sluggish start – on average he’s lost a place at the start of every race this year.

Lap chart

Having only been behind Mark Webber for six laps before this race, Sebastian Vettel spent almost the entire race behind his team mate at the Nurburgring:

All lap times

Hamilton claimed the tenth fastest lap of his career. Despite finishing second Alonso only had the fifth-fastest race lap:

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