Start, Melbourne, 2012

2012 Australian Grand Prix lap charts

2012 Australian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Start, Melbourne, 2012Analyse the Australian Grand Prix with the interactive lap chart and race progress charts.

As was often the case last year, Mark Webber made a poor start, losing four places. It could have been even worse as he made contact with two other cars, fortunately not picking up serious damage.

The Ferrari drivers started 12th and 16th but by the end of the first lap they were sixth and ninth.

The were aided by several drivers in front of them hitting trouble. Romain Grosjean and Nico Hulkenberg were out within the first two laps, and Daniel Ricciardo and Bruno Senna dropped back following contact at the first corner.

Kimi Raikkonen gained ten places during the race – three in the final lap – to finish seventh.

Only half of the top ten finishers started the last lap in the position they finished.

Pastor Maldonado put his Williams in the barriers while running sixth. Behind him Sergio Perez and Nico Rosberg made contact, and Raikkonen moved in to take advantage.

Lap chart

This graph shows the position of each driver on every lap of the race. Show and hide drivers using the controls below.

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2012drivercolours.csv

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58
Lewis Hamilton 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Jenson Button 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Romain Grosjean 3 6
Michael Schumacher 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Mark Webber 5 9 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 5 4 8 10 10 9 9 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Sebastian Vettel 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 6 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Nico Rosberg 7 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 12 10 10 9 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 10 11 10 10 10 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 12
Pastor Maldonado 8 7 7 7 7 9 9 9 9 8 8 7 6 5 4 4 9 10 10 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Nico Hulkenberg 9
Daniel Ricciardo 10 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 18 19 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 9
Jean-Eric Vergne 11 16 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 12 11 9 7 7 6 5 6 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 11 11 11 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Fernando Alonso 12 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 8 9 8 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 7 8 7 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Kamui Kobayashi 13 11 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 8 7 14 13 13 13 13 12 11 10 10 10 10 9 10 10 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 11 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 6
Bruno Senna 14 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 17 16 16 16 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 16 16 16 16 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Paul di Resta 15 15 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 11 10 15 14 14 14 14 13 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 9 9 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 10
Felipe Massa 16 10 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 9 9 15 15 13 12 12 12 12 11 10 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 10 13 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
Kimi Raikkonen 17 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 9 8 6 5 5 3 3 2 9 11 11 11 11 10 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 6 8 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 7
Heikki Kovalainen 18 17 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 13 13 11 16 19 18 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 17 16 16 16 16
Vitaly Petrov 19 19 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 14 14 12 11 11 11 11 15 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14
Timo Glock 20 14 14 15 15 15 15 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 16 15 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Charles Pic 21 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 18 17 17 19 19 19 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 15
Sergio Perez 22 12 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 7 6 6 5 4 3 2 2 4 4 7 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11 10 9 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8

Race progress chart

This graph shows how far each driver was behind the leader on every lap of the race, in seconds. Show and hide drivers using the controls below.

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2012drivercolours.csv

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58
Lewis Hamilton 1.358 2.241 2.457 2.673 3.135 3.398 3.469 3.806 3.973 3.677 3.309 3.413 3.324 3.415 3.5 0 1.941 9.327 9.84 11.193 11.446 11.416 11.861 10.9 10.208 9.649 9.52 9.566 9.496 9.415 9.67 10.435 10.803 10.896 10.89 17.898 13.978 1.983 1.738 2.65 1.018 3.293 4.228 4.531 4.689 4.54 4.82 4.199 4.297 4.458 4.461 4.341 4.405 4.749 4.8 5.254 5.054 4.075
Jenson Button 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.118 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.961 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romain Grosjean 4.466
Michael Schumacher 2.738 4.451 5.503 6.393 7.768 8.998 10 11.306 12.127 13.381
Mark Webber 6.072 8.597 10.143 11.597 12.492 14.14 15.347 16.614 17.444 17.552 18.62 19.594 20.163 39.151 44.674 37.126 15.912 15.208 17.046 17.109 17.366 18.398 19.981 19.826 20.044 20.827 22.103 23.534 25.548 27.717 31.064 30.565 30.274 29.573 28.514 15.811 22.635 3.498 2.779 3.3 1.475 3.932 4.922 5.414 5.447 5.608 5.779 5.244 5.609 5.561 5.417 5.084 4.881 5.444 5.479 6.071 5.771 4.547
Sebastian Vettel 3.765 5.511 6.009 7.026 8.216 11.598 12.044 12.552 12.658 13.744 13.364 13.044 12.656 12.177 11.282 26.236 12.277 12.202 11.666 11.731 13.295 12.742 13.076 12.557 11.825 11.729 11.948 11.901 12.195 12.004 12.233 12.695 13.01 12.864 12.514 0 2.275 0.994 0.834 1.321 0.69 2.561 3.471 3.824 3.825 3.844 3.915 3.373 3.579 3.754 3.593 3.236 2.981 2.871 3.221 3.624 3.303 2.139
Nico Rosberg 3.402 6.222 7.697 9.063 10.409 13.121 14.095 14.951 15.571 15.785 17.404 37.189 43.307 42.473 41.282 34.31 13.973 14.498 16.418 16.492 16.653 17.453 18.974 19.424 19.475 20.173 21.692 23.141 25.186 27.441 49.395 58.484 58.318 58.063 57.772 44.574 40.353 9.477 6.516 7.641 3.241 6.685 8.378 9.88 10.755 11.982 13.091 14.111 15.756 17.234 18.655 21.807 22.614 24.347 25.709 27.902 30.672 57.642
Pastor Maldonado 4.948 8.391 9.61 10.547 18.004 18.983 20.613 22.472 23.588 23.503 23.07 23.258 23.398 23.178 22.819 36.848 22.755 21.765 21.185 20.922 20.649 20.557 21.56 24.763 24.362 24.35 24.717 25.476 26.18 28.058 31.525 31.998 32.271 32.394 32.088 19.913 28.317 7.561 5.267 5.481 2.534 5.29 6.969 7.802 9.176 9.606 10.153 10.07 11.449 12.834 13.426 13.695 13.825 15.001 16.277 17.803 19.14
Nico Hulkenberg
Daniel Ricciardo 58.069 68.755 70.55 71.619 72.939 73.878 74.676 76.299 76.959 77.229 77.067 77.406 77.456 77.407 77.952 75.27 58.447 59.689 61.161 63.247 65.711 87.601 97.212 97.45 97.648 98.272 98.778 99.187 99.171 98.957 105.394 106.726 107.406 107.582 107.156 105.016 103.721 57.079 20.527 16.666 6.186 11.657 13.669 15.277 17.331 19.216 22.571 22.898 23.486 25.017 25.604 26.187 26.655 28.441 30.343 31.98 33.826 39.556
Jean-Eric Vergne 12.835 17.34 19.149 20.585 22.686 24.236 26.049 27.975 29.241 30.721 32.663 34.8 35.878 36.165 36.06 30.142 10.96 13.803 37.842 43.954 43.526 42.738 41.876 41.122 40.122 39.977 42.002 45.846 47.347 48.207 60.776 61.061 61.353 61.061 60.621 48.602 65.874 22.423 11.39 12.558 4.858 9.312 11.67 13.683 15.449 17.308 19.804 21.318 22.69 24.351 24.643 24.87 25.497 27.825 29.721 31.474 33.645 39.848
Fernando Alonso 5.469 7.921 8.652 9.707 10.943 13.477 14.44 15.781 16.28 16.41 17.865 18.772 35.76 41.068 39.516 32.48 12.982 13.96 14.246 14.513 15.145 16.92 17.249 17.218 17.12 17.863 19.072 19.964 20.686 21.38 22.945 24.165 25.216 44.553 50.737 38.204 32.153 6.55 4.32 5.04 2.046 4.805 6.309 7.055 8.273 8.591 9.395 9.553 10.789 12.071 12.528 12.758 13.227 14.205 15.454 17.292 18.573 21.565
Kamui Kobayashi 7.616 11.379 13.341 18.155 19.662 21.403 22.688 23.911 25.951 28.281 30.031 31.257 54.454 59.579 57.829 50.702 31.79 31.567 31.478 31.703 32.021 32.187 32.725 33.342 36.458 37.852 39.867 41.424 42.43 43.277 44.4 45.413 46.316 47.198 47.972 57.202 59.406 16.078 9.219 10.199 3.876 7.228 9.031 10.781 11.882 13.064 14.519 15.485 17.171 18.548 19.585 22.215 24.407 26.409 27.384 29.387 32.277 36.766
Bruno Senna 37.629 46.563 49.454 52.691 55.447 57.854 60.044 62.845 64.48 66.178 67.551 68.802 70.615 71.79 71.241 65.532 47.204 48.703 50.672 52.38 54.078 55.579 57.043 58.855 61.227 63.268 65.613 68.059 70.129 93.251 103.072 105.932 106.4 106.283 105.875 103.117 101.881 34.97 16.512 14.406 5.947 11.993 14.568 16.177 17.823 19.83 101.419 111.193 111.967 114.108 117.528 118.6
Paul di Resta 11.585 14.353 16.77 19.061 21.677 23.518 25.095 26.726 27.945 29.493 32.195 33.885 55.653 61.334 60.255 53.788 34.075 34.478 34.681 35.905 36.357 36.574 36.741 37.05 37.894 39.278 41.413 45.419 46.729 47.727 49.14 50.217 71.977 78.759 78.46 66.37 65.492 17.451 9.965 11.391 4.443 8.861 11.257 13.425 15.039 17.067 19.225 20.72 22.494 26.781 28.123 29.454 30.563 32.357 33.603 35.163 36.03 39.737
Felipe Massa 7.45 10.944 12.705 14.817 17.041 18.555 19.939 22.076 25.178 27.502 47.451 53.418 52.756 52.302 52.29 46.271 27.185 28.021 28.69 29.73 30.569 31.427 32.158 33.126 35.324 37.152 41.111 65.072 72.663 73.547 74.525 75.738 76.946 79.932 80.864 71.296 89.022 32.078 14.896 13.39 5.467 11.077 13.101 14.928 17.102 19.028
Kimi Raikkonen 9.196 12.413 14.806 18.578 20.476 21.937 23.419 24.491 26.27 28.823 30.604 31.602 33.425 32.327 31.135 25.048 5.647 6.47 28.222 34.488 34.147 33.595 33.512 33.948 35.684 37.312 37.569 38.18 38.467 38.775 39.562 40.313 40.534 40.266 39.98 27.145 38.388 11.974 8.184 9.056 3.695 7.939 10.479 11.917 12.996 13.948 16.081 17.129 19.094 19.995 20.846 22.583 25.064 27.116 28.536 30.172 32.837 38.014
Heikki Kovalainen 13.754 18.03 22.764 27.289 31.845 36.527 38.917 41.032 42.778 44.713 45.998 48.252 49.746 71.317 79.163 74.897 56.305 57.314 59.212 61.029 62.795 64.553 65.87 66.937 68.126 69.667 71.566 73.979 76.188 78.378 81.736 84.3 87.64 112.427 121.905 127.208 182.442 156.425
Vitaly Petrov 16.565 20.763 23.892 27.767 32.579 36.945 39.732 42.14 44.009 45.912 47.079 48.502 50.522 51.552 51.097 45.511 26.986 50.639 57.992 60.243 61.08 63.221 64.225 65.471 66.482 67.73 69.001 70.922 73.883 75.849 77.538 79.721 84.239 86.189
Timo Glock 11.555 17.116 22.457 26.902 31.597 36.325 42.084 46.081 49.531 52.715 55.766 59.041 62.044 64.813 66.851 63.862 47.04 51.447 55.743 82.83 95.032 97.564 100.325 105.554 108.24 115.454 120.192 123.046 126.631 130.385 136.076 141.6 147.702 151.729 156.367 191.036 195.939 157.796 141.229 79.236 33.841 37.539 41.225 45.509 49.745 53.99 61.699 65.94 70.356 74.905 79.579 84.316 88.643 98.801 106.33 116.584 136.105
Charles Pic 16.468 23.339 28.394 33.502 39.14 44.115 48.723 53.108 56.91 60.451 63.912 67.408 70.594 74.342 76.683 74.279 60.236 64.777 68.945 73.299 99.173 113.83 119.501 123.144 127.048 131.77 139.252 144.326 151.641 163.188 171.008 177.582 183.118 189.669 248.694 288.1 311.814 263.624 219.206 156.803 111.353 116.595 122.28 127.343 132.134 141.121 148.026 153.08 158.828 168.29 193.051 216.96 230.135
Sergio Perez 7.992 11.878 14.311 16.697 18.473 20.402 21.451 23.486 25.38 27.732 31.37 32.415 33.705 33.65 32.978 26.753 6.898 8.578 9.492 11.035 14.691 16.843 21.177 44.987 52.463 52.487 52.373 53.098 53.073 53.004 52.965 53.131 53.083 52.474 51.594 38.877 33.483 8.286 5.899 6.141 2.885 6.076 7.717 8.871 9.772 10.601 11.928 13.211 14.928 16.653 18.3 19.712 21.063 22.987 24.901 27.526 30.141 39.458

Race pace notes:

  • Before the safety car came out Jenson Button enjoyed a lead of around ten seconds. More than half of that came as Lewis Hamilton got stuck behind Sergio Perez after his first pit stop.
  • Comparing the gap between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso from laps 17 and 41 shows the amount of work Ferrari have to do to get on terms with the front-runners.
  • Contrast this chart with the same chart for last year’s race to see how much closer the field is this year compared to last.

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