2011 Singapore GP first practice analysis

2011 Singapore Grand Prix

Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber, Singapore, 2011

Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber, Singapore, 2011

First practice was delayed by half an hour and interrupted by two red flags.

And with the track very dusty, there’s little useful information to be gleaned from the the session. Hopefully that will change in the second session, which is due to start in half an hour.

Here is the complete data from first practice at Singapore.

Longest stint comparison

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

1 2 3 4 5
Sebastian Vettel 110.082 109.656 114.642 109.005
Mark Webber 111.683 110.93 118.21 110.308
Lewis Hamilton 111.961 113.423 109.515 115.184 108.599
Jenson Button 114.422 110.952
Fernando Alonso 110.847
Felipe Massa 113.77 112.043 125.869 116.689
Michael Schumacher 112.416
Nico Rosberg 114.382 116.042 112.815
Bruno Senna 119.34 116.682 122.936 116.577 114.912
Vitaly Petrov 119.106 116.693 115.802 114.736 114.866
Rubens Barrichello 113.215 128.336 112.991
Pastor Maldonado 114.646 114.205 126.709 113.399
Adrian Sutil 112.758 122.598 112.251
Paul di Resta 113.676 113.098 118.102 112.435
Kamui Kobayashi 115.225 114.254 123.717
Sergio Perez 126.526 120.534 117.594 123.164 116.033
Sebastien Buemi 113.785 124.145 119.012 113.821
Jaime Alguersuari 113.756 113.05 113.051 126.764 113.851
Heikki Kovalainen 118.192 116.198 120.546 121.289 126.162
Jarno Trulli 117.377 115.601 116.771 125.573 114.821
Daniel Ricciardo 121.018 122.116 119.871 119.906
Narain Karthikeyan 119.53 128.751 126.927 120.576
Timo Glock 120.943 119.486 118.792
Jerome d’Ambrosio 124.36 121.941 119.96 118.775

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 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’48.599 0.000
2 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’48.933 0.334 0.072
3 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’49.934 1.335 0.132
4 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’50.440 1.841 0.156
5 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’50.808 2.209 0.144
6 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’51.854 3.255 0.189
7 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’52.251 3.652 0.000
8 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’52.340 3.741 0.076
9 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’52.435 3.836 0.000
10 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’52.548 3.949 0.443
11 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’52.815 4.216 0.000
12 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’53.003 4.404 0.047
13 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’53.006 4.407 0.743
14 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1’53.273 4.674 0.126
15 18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’53.561 4.962 0.224
16 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’53.580 4.981 0.123
17 9 Bruno Senna Renault 1’53.756 5.157 0.009
18 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’54.681 6.082 0.055
19 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1’54.821 6.222 0.000
20 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1’55.882 7.283 0.316
21 25 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1’57.798 9.199 0.000
22 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1’58.670 10.071 0.544
23 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’58.792 10.193 0.000
24 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1’59.051 10.452 0.118

Complete practice times

Car Driver Car Best lap Gap Stint lap At time Laps
1 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’48.599 5/5 82 9
2 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’49.005 0.406 7/7 79 13
3 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’50.066 1.467 10/11 82 14
4 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’50.596 1.997 1/3 82 10
5 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’50.952 2.353 2/2 72 10
6 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’52.043 3.444 2/9 52 12
7 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’52.251 3.652 3/3 74 12
8 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’52.416 3.817 1/1 92 10
9 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’52.435 3.836 4/4 73 12
10 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’52.815 4.216 4/4 76 12
11 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’52.991 4.392 3/3 81 17
12 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’53.050 4.451 6/11 74 15
13 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1’53.399 4.800 10/13 79 16
14 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’53.703 5.104 14/14 93 17
15 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’53.749 5.150 1/1 92 11
16 9 Bruno Senna Renault 1’53.765 5.166 2/4 72 17
17 18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’53.785 5.186 4/10 73 14
18 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’54.736 6.137 4/5 54 8
19 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1’54.821 6.222 5/5 75 8
20 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1’56.198 7.599 2/5 50 7
21 25 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1’57.798 9.199 2/2 93 11
22 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’58.792 10.193 3/3 57 5
23 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1’59.169 10.570 12/12 93 15
24 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1’59.214 10.615 4/13 56 16

Speed trap

# Driver Car Engine Max speed Gap
1 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari Ferrari 290.3
2 14 Adrian Sutil Force India Mercedes 290.1 0.2
3 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes Mercedes 287 3.3
4 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren Mercedes 286.8 3.5
5 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso Ferrari 286.6 3.7
6 15 Paul di Resta Force India Mercedes 286.5 3.8
7 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Renault 286.3 4
8 9 Bruno Senna Renault Renault 285.9 4.4
9 18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso Ferrari 285.8 4.5
10 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Renault 284.7 5.6
11 4 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 284.5 5.8
12 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams Cosworth 284.5 5.8
13 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber Ferrari 284.2 6.1
14 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault Renault 284.2 6.1
15 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari Ferrari 283.9 6.4
16 17 Sergio Perez Sauber Ferrari 283.8 6.5
17 25 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin Cosworth 280.8 9.5
18 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT Cosworth 280.1 10.2
19 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT Cosworth 279.7 10.6
20 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus Renault 279.1 11.2
21 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Mercedes 278.9 11.4
22 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams Cosworth 278.4 11.9
23 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus Renault 277.5 12.8
24 24 Timo Glock Virgin Cosworth 276.9 13.4

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6 comments on 2011 Singapore GP first practice analysis

  1. Keith, just like the ultimate lap times for individual drivers, it will be nice to see ultimate lap time of a team i.e. best lap times for the two drivers combined, this will show the true pace of the car.

    • But then when you have one driver that is doing much better than another (Ferrari) then it might come out to be an anomalous result.

    • also, they might have different setups. Gaining in one part of the track and losing to the other. So combined times might give false conclusions

    • To have an idea of a team’s pace you should look at their fastest lap.

      • bosyber (@bosyber) said on 23rd September 2011, 16:40

        Or you could take the fastest laps of the two drivers, and average, as a bottom line. Neither give a perfect answer, there will have to be speculation.

        I thought maybe taking all their laps, and take a histogram at .5 and .1s intervals, see what the most populated parts are (also nice with the FP2 longer runs!), make seperate, finer, histograms there, and glean some information from that. Perhaps.

  2. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 24th September 2011, 10:21

    That’s one hell of a speed trap gap between Sutil and Schumacher.

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