Little running in rain-hit first practice

2011 Belgian GP first practice analysis

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Spa-Francorchamps, 2011

Felipe Massa kicks up spray during first practice at Spa

The first practice session saw little more than five minutes of dry running before heavy rain hit the circuit.

That meant there was little meaningful running for the drivers – and more of the same is expected in this afternoon’s session.

Here is all the data from first practice at Spa:

Longest stint comparison

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2011drivercolours.csv

1 2 3 4 5
Sebastian Vettel 123.752 169.274
Mark Webber 130.799 129.852
Lewis Hamilton 124.301 126.848 150.305
Jenson Button 122.74 157.021
Fernando Alonso 127.055 139.34 163.543
Felipe Massa 126.83 128.775 124.728 173.573
Michael Schumacher 127.202 160.188
Nico Rosberg 126.925 152.734 157.827
Bruno Senna 137.31 134.876 136.59 134.34
Vitaly Petrov 139.557 134.654 134.497 133.601
Rubens Barrichello 126.906 137.094 125.391 164.137
Pastor Maldonado 128.918 135.462 160.698
Adrian Sutil 132.84 133.681 130.591 130.872
Paul di Resta 133.058 133.795
Kamui Kobayashi 126.886 169.372
Sergio Perez 129.163 127.481 171.708
Sebastien Buemi 128.239 135.899 149.591
Jaime Alguersuari 132.502 132.178 131.314
Karun Chandhok 133.434 133.09 203.977
Jarno Trulli 138.887 136.295 134.154 141.666 135.307
Daniel Ricciardo 134.933 137.71 155.983
Vitantonio Liuzzi 134.446 132.389 157.912
Timo Glock 132.698 132.278 152.191
Jerome d’Ambrosio 133.857 132.772 157.899

Ultimate lap times

An ultimate lap is a driver’s fastest three sector times combined.

Car Driver Car Ultimate lap Gap Deficit to best
1 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’54.161 0.194
2 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’54.829 0.668 0.000
3 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 2’02.567 8.406 2.096
4 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 2’02.740 8.579 0.000
5 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 2’03.752 9.591 0.000
6 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 2’04.301 10.140 0.000
7 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 2’04.675 10.514 0.053
8 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 2’05.391 11.230 0.000
9 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 2’05.861 11.700 1.025
10 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 2’06.295 12.134 6.763
11 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 2’06.451 12.290 1.782
12 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 2’06.583 12.422 0.000
13 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 2’07.055 12.894 0.000
14 18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 2’07.216 13.055 1.023
15 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 2’07.475 13.314 2.317
16 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 2’07.481 13.320 0.000
17 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 2’08.918 14.757 0.000
18 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 2’10.911 16.750 2.690
19 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 2’12.143 17.982 0.135
20 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 2’12.389 18.228 0.000
21 20 Karun Chandhok Lotus-Renault 2’12.681 18.520 0.409
22 25 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 2’12.772 18.611 0.000
23 9 Bruno Senna Renault 2’13.827 19.666 0.513
24 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 2’14.933 20.772 0.000

Complete practice times

Car Driver Car Best lap Gap Stint lap At time Laps
1 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’54.355 2/2 8 12
2 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’54.829 0.474 2/2 9 15
3 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 2’02.740 8.385 3/4 93 7
4 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 2’03.752 9.397 1/1 93 10
5 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 2’04.301 9.946 1/3 90 7
6 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 2’04.663 10.308 2/3 92 18
7 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 2’04.728 10.373 3/4 93 10
8 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 2’05.391 11.036 4/5 94 11
9 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 2’06.583 12.228 5/6 92 15
10 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 2’06.886 12.531 4/5 92 14
11 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 2’07.055 12.700 1/3 91 12
12 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 2’07.481 13.126 2/3 92 14
13 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 2’08.233 13.878 2/3 93 14
14 18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 2’08.239 13.884 4/6 90 13
15 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 2’08.918 14.563 2/4 90 9
16 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 2’09.792 15.437 1/1 90 8
17 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 2’12.278 17.923 4/5 92 12
18 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 2’12.389 18.034 5/6 92 9
19 25 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 2’12.772 18.417 2/3 92 13
20 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 2’13.058 18.703 1/2 71 7
21 20 Karun Chandhok Lotus-Renault 2’13.090 18.735 2/3 92 11
22 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 2’13.601 19.246 4/4 67 10
23 9 Bruno Senna Renault 2’14.340 19.985 4/4 58 6
24 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 2’14.933 20.578 1/3 90 11

Speed trap

# Driver Car Engine Max speed Gap
1 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes Mercedes 291.3
2 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Mercedes 287.2 4.1
3 14 Adrian Sutil Force India Mercedes 282.3 9
4 17 Sergio Perez Sauber Ferrari 277.9 13.4
5 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari Ferrari 276.2 15.1
6 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Renault 274.8 16.5
7 18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso Ferrari 270.2 21.1
8 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams Cosworth 269.3 22
9 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren Mercedes 269.3 22
10 4 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 264.7 26.6
11 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari Ferrari 263.3 28
12 15 Paul di Resta Force India Mercedes 261.4 29.9
13 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams Cosworth 260.8 30.5
14 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber Ferrari 259.1 32.2
15 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Renault 254.9 36.4
16 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus Renault 252.7 38.6
17 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault Renault 252.6 38.7
18 24 Timo Glock Virgin Cosworth 252.2 39.1
19 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso Ferrari 250.8 40.5
20 25 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin Cosworth 248.4 42.9
21 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT Cosworth 244.5 46.8
22 9 Bruno Senna Renault Renault 240.3 51
23 20 Karun Chandhok Lotus Renault 239.5 51.8
24 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT Cosworth 229.7 61.6

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2 comments on Little running in rain-hit first practice

  1. BasCB (@bascb) said on 26th August 2011, 14:53

    I kept looking at that Graph, thinking it looks weird. Then it dawned on me, that’s because it has only max. 5 different data points!

  2. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 27th August 2011, 0:00

    Although we can never expect too much from FP, today was a little frustrating to not have something a bit more typical after so long.

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