2012 Bahrain Grand Prix fastest laps

2012 Bahrain Grand Prix

All the drivers’ lap times, the list of fastest laps and how Paul di Resta was the only driver to make a two-stop strategy work.

Bahrain Grand Prix lap times

All the lap times by the drivers (in seconds, very slow laps excluded):

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
Sebastian Vettel 101.605 100.201 100.344 100.336 100.457 100.757 100.794 100.723 100.936 101.013 103.267 118.967 99.275 99.7 99.531 99.701 99.656 99.591 99.802 99.872 100.28 100.198 100.66 100.553 102.97 118.046 98.157 98.461 98.706 98.659 99.014 98.977 98.856 98.907 99.477 99.986 99.615 99.075 101.331 115.309 96.379 97.036 97.066 97.581 97.338 97.683 97.868 97.532 97.071 97.057 97.407 97.411 97.633 97.739 97.862 98.22 98.342
Lewis Hamilton 103.872 100.854 100.73 100.94 101.06 101.134 102.264 102.123 104.275 125.022 99.836 100.866 100.766 100.117 100.203 100.36 100.423 100.506 100.561 100.822 101.358 101.865 104.14 126.481 98.931 99.314 99.873 100.38 99.787 99.613 99.942 100.358 100.066 100.606 100.65 102.793 117.944 97.733 98.096 98.639 98.097 98.061 98.372 98.346 98.294 98.34 98.266 98.366 98.654 98.583 98.649 98.627 98.658 98.892 98.513 99.074 98.879
Mark Webber 104.46 101.178 100.949 101.935 100.974 101.198 101.346 101.717 104.609 119.073 100.183 100.257 100.979 101.068 100.405 100.159 100.308 100.355 100.921 100.699 101 101.022 103.554 118.824 99.162 99.095 99.144 100.25 98.819 98.915 98.937 98.859 99.083 99.292 99.381 99.632 99.857 99.639 102.243 115.647 97.778 98.307 98.295 98.275 97.437 97.473 97.509 98.116 98.53 98.593 98.525 98.541 98.385 98.266 99.312 100.697 100.611
Jenson Button 106.205 101.715 101.381 101.426 101.418 101.643 102.658 103.858 118.674 102.424 99.807 100.546 100.109 100.237 100.361 100.382 100.438 100.368 100.783 101.118 101.336 104.274 117.996 99.906 100.469 99.355 99.646 99.954 100.37 100.472 100.198 100.728 100.78 100.483 100.534 100.449 102.433 117.18 98.554 98.982 98.764 98.635 98.534 98.512 98.367 98.385 98.046 98.371 98.416 98.236 98.191 98.332 102.858 116.067 111.946
Nico Rosberg 107.695 102.28 102.664 101.354 101.52 101.754 101.9 104.236 118.481 101.435 100.336 100.605 100.594 100.924 101.263 101.037 101.08 100.977 100.696 101.138 101.469 103.614 118.957 101.549 99.134 99.283 99.869 99.444 99.585 100.587 99.493 100.268 99.694 99.57 99.555 101.578 114.916 98.52 98.554 98.202 98.08 98.088 98.291 98.342 98.341 98.35 98.359 98.675 98.744 99.507 99.142 98.852 98.636 99.943 99.264 99.666 100.36
Daniel Ricciardo 111.303 104.444 102.746 102.288 102.408 102.448 105.077 122.499 101.532 101.447 102.28 101.089 101.489 101.387 104.399 101.957 101.462 103.174 102.083 102.048 102.593 103.547 106.082 119.676 100.902 100.61 100.114 99.986 99.713 99.668 100.112 100.076 100.451 101.006 100.998 101.478 101.254 103.176 117.579 98.505 98.097 97.903 98.026 98.456 98.1 98.325 98.108 97.999 98.068 99.425 98.469 98.43 100.113 101.006 99.253 102.002
Romain Grosjean 104.85 101.269 100.917 100.442 100.662 100.876 100.412 100.757 100.763 103.235 119.338 100.131 99.768 100.392 99.39 99.44 99.854 99.469 99.812 100.192 100.267 100.488 101.265 101.877 103.62 118.471 98.806 98.701 98.753 98.79 98.933 98.741 98.697 98.982 98.845 99.257 99.082 98.817 98.787 100.999 116.391 96.928 96.971 97.673 97.513 98.122 97.259 97.299 97.501 97.627 97.705 97.539 97.491 97.743 97.766 97.713 97.796
Sergio Perez 108.091 102.201 103.238 102.467 101.546 101.844 101.97 102.115 105.558 120.633 99.771 100.031 100.281 100.57 100.505 100.455 100.672 101.246 101.455 101.571 106.292 119.698 99.942 100.079 100.443 99.344 99.269 99.856 99.627 99.77 99.963 100.082 100.039 100.365 100.962 100.506 103.187 117.95 98.146 98.736 98.37 98.182 98.287 98.894 99.056 98.409 98.603 98.621 98.95 98.893 98.946 99.178 99.072 99.554 100.026 99.909 100.266
Fernando Alonso 105.615 101.533 101.246 101.158 101.422 101.441 101.738 102.079 104.975 118.767 100.605 101.974 100.789 101.794 100.933 100.784 100.865 100.819 100.864 101.078 101.24 101.007 103.696 120.693 100.585 99.58 100.241 99.591 99.785 99.892 100.665 99.739 99.658 99.564 99.577 99.57 101.932 118.076 98.502 98.45 98.639 98.44 98.491 98.203 98.207 98.382 98.618 98.802 98.651 98.723 98.78 98.583 98.763 98.411 98.468 98.59 99.52
Paul di Resta 109.276 101.817 102.503 101.46 101.209 101.568 102.048 102.18 101.286 102.047 101.742 101.987 102.638 104.729 118.669 99.94 100.209 100.429 100.631 100.86 100.183 102.478 100.328 101.046 100.708 100.933 100.735 100.982 101.156 101.41 101.104 101.334 104.687 117.623 98.442 98.724 98.649 98.486 98.613 98.399 98.372 98.424 98.496 98.471 98.385 98.405 98.809 98.857 99.117 99.442 99.257 100.343 99.294 99.866 99.648 99.955 100.144
Kimi Raikkonen 106.703 102.299 102.687 101.042 100.523 100.988 100.67 101.491 101.022 100.803 103.024 117.311 99.461 99.088 98.995 99.251 99.404 99.346 99.435 99.447 99.998 100.328 101.098 102.04 116.818 98.165 98.182 98.32 98.365 98.736 98.626 98.692 98.624 98.703 99.39 100.15 99.648 99.33 102.081 115.713 97.116 97.277 97.354 97.478 97.399 97.484 97.264 97.487 97.28 97.72 97.493 97.475 97.433 97.483 97.942 98.353 98.288
Kamui Kobayashi 110.115 102.718 102.525 102.126 101.928 102.313 102.365 102.155 102.418 101.663 101.759 102.684 102.333 106.435 119.216 100.685 100.219 100.383 100.865 100.585 100.329 100.366 101.033 101.193 100.684 101.232 100.691 101.404 101.343 101.309 104.217 120.849 98.785 99.202 99.369 99.228 99.52 100.497 99.051 99.081 100.597 99.055 99.332 99.336 101.518 100.207 99.885 100.117 101.654 102.767 118.585 97.063 97.02 96.7 97.145 97.254 98.216
Nico Hulkenberg 112.657 103.816 102.978 102.517 102.446 102.653 102.941 102.198 104.556 120.013 100.99 100.752 100.682 100.584 100.775 100.828 100.862 100.947 103.291 117.789 99.64 100.128 100.503 100.047 101.38 101.548 99.776 100.105 100.176 101.047 100.275 99.735 99.892 100.287 100.827 103.544 117.648 98.526 98.538 98.665 98.407 98.808 98.428 98.444 98.61 98.312 98.756 99.28 99.232 98.677 98.658 98.748 98.604 99.001 99.912 99.083 100.007
Felipe Massa 107.191 102.003 101.936 101.121 102.527 101.621 101.992 104.501 119.948 101.116 100.498 100.757 100.685 100.801 101.083 101.189 101.461 101.306 101.261 101.628 102.163 104.844 116.854 99.905 99.898 99.749 100.134 100.085 99.68 99.542 100.561 99.872 99.941 99.738 99.978 100.266 100.593 102.731 116.257 98.27 99.208 98.123 98.33 98.293 98.68 98.346 98.36 98.604 98.97 98.699 98.687 98.817 98.741 99.496 99.358 99.579 100.012
Bruno Senna 108.965 103.283 102.201 102.185 101.902 102.168 102.559 102.491 106.039 121.584 102.203 102.329 102.17 101.223 100.789 100.962 102.336 101.292 101.518 101.458 101.139 101.5 101.753 104.124 118.171 99.362 99.442 99.488 99.676 100.286 100.054 100.461 99.748 100.123 100.091 100.034 100.156 102.296 117.008 98.499 98.358 98.251 98.443 98.946 98.625 98.333 98.322 98.449 98.46 98.754 98.087 98.602 98.606 102.002
Heikki Kovalainen 128.866 122.741 101.113 101.373 101.361 101.771 101.775 101.888 102.049 102.659 102.566 102.413 105.162 119.867 100.664 101.103 101.216 101.709 101.128 101.088 101.336 101.353 101.733 102.126 104.76 118.679 99.245 99.749 99.98 100.285 100.028 100.129 99.976 100.025 100.191 100.577 100.255 103.243 120.513 98.5 98.554 98.578 98.441 100.309 99.52 98.694 98.847 98.856 99.122 99.737 98.881 99.319 99.588 99.323 99.359 99.769
Jean-Eric Vergne 110.641 102.838 102.468 102.123 102.137 102.613 103.97 103.714 102.736 105.503 120.835 100.853 101.418 101.06 101.574 101.336 101.516 101.573 101.57 101.379 101.721 101.32 102.305 102.993 108.993 118.599 99.281 100.167 99.048 99.687 99.528 99.651 99.612 99.557 100.035 100.13 100.75 101.174 101.119 104.225 116.547 97.14 97.058 97.489 97.628 97.755 97.475 97.783 97.925 97.997 98.269 98.346 98.937 99.084 99.983 101.271 102.274
Vitaly Petrov 111.681 104.462 102.905 102.475 102.385 102.661 102.769 104.264 103.581 106.281 120.344 100.801 100.844 100.964 101.416 101.724 101.282 101.728 101.772 101.731 102.031 102.567 106.17 119.883 99.816 99.756 100.179 100.395 101.296 100.6 100.337 100.601 101.009 100.859 101.054 101.381 102.285 102.412 104.526 118.665 98.472 98.305 98.623 99.176 99.043 100.187 100.129 99.067 98.546 98.869 99.18 100.473 99.32 99.228 100.027 100.368
Charles Pic 113.513 104.501 103.884 103.595 103.66 103.81 103.839 103.944 104.696 103.411 104.092 107.679 121.881 101.519 102.103 101.835 101.72 101.858 101.881 101.988 101.806 102.123 102.184 101.625
Pedro de la Rosa 114.477 105.169 104.588 104.167 104.492 104.857 105.384 104.82 107.751 122.952 103.228 103.075 103.109 103.684 103.908 104.321 103.764 104.05 104.432 104.928 105.632 109.585 121.483 103.334 103.548 106.104 106.517 108.409 102.622 104.2 103.203 104.084 104.42 103.528 104.843 105.05 106.872 106.394 121.05 103.236 100.237 103.948 100.98 100.7 101.266 102.516 101.422 101.476 101.852 102.022 106.028 105.202 102.314 104.59 104.352
Pastor Maldonado 111.14 103.363 102.095 101.97 102.137 102.166 102.518 102.12 102.308 101.745 103.824 118.962 99.977 99.876 100.029 100.108 100.243 100.436 100.614 101.054 101.742 101.919 103.148 117.45
Michael Schumacher 112.232 102.76 102.188 102.008 102.167 102.227 103.623 102.367 104.296 120.085 100.867 100.805 100.172 100.364 100.617 100.25 100.611 100.973 100.823 101.162 101.419 101.596 104.459 117.541 100.611 100.466 99.488 99.683 99.87 99.484 99.77 99.608 99.785 99.5 99.953 100.013 102.43 116.713 98.128 98.34 98.491 98.145 98.227 99.337 98.94 98.373 98.532 98.649 98.831 98.954 98.891 99.017 99.124 99.659 99.87 100.001 99.985
Timo Glock 113.874 104.912 104.002 103.868 104.035 104.02 104.628 104.597 105.329 108.779 122.874 102.135 102.547 102.609 102.845 103.184 103.063 104.022 103.007 103.724 103.759 103.837 107.609 129.891 102.909 104.049 102.311 104.935 103.611 102.135 103.423 107.735 102.391 102.241 104.71 104.826 103.432 107.122 123.011 100.691 101.724 100.552 100.648 103.835 101.513 100.323 101.768 101.067 103.503 100.947 101.553 102.769 101.437 102.219 103.022
Narain Karthikeyan 114.885 105.413 104.343 104.86 104.909 106.446 105.285 106.312 107.123 109.884 126.22 102.9 102.976 102.975 103.136 103.801 104.59 103.812 104.383 106.067 108.834 124.884 101.964 105.568 102.454 103.197 105.751 102.684 103.63 103.161 104.352 106.364 124.616 100.718 101.476 101.776 101.459 101.793 103.21 101.732 102.39 102.554 102.998 103.698 105.092 126.389 101.098 99.747 99.943 102.94 100.304 100.129 100.817 101.181 101.548

Paul di Resta, Force India, Bahrain, 2012Paul di Resta was the only driver to make a two-stop strategy work. He ran new tyres in all three stints, softs followed by two sets of mediums.

His lap times above shows how much of a gamble this course was and how well he did to hang on to the tyres in his final stint. His lap times began rising ten laps from home.

The team split strategies with Nico Hulkenberg running a three-stopper. After di Resta appeared behind him on lap 34 he was advised to make way for his team mate because they were on different strategies.

He described how he held off Fernando Alonso on the last lap: “We knew it would be a big ask to make only two stops and it was a close run thing at the end because my tyres completely went away on the final lap.

“I had Fernando very close behind me, but I saved a bit of KERS coming out of the final corner and managed to stay ahead.”

Kamui Kobayashi tried to run the same strategy as di Resta, without success: “I started on a set of new medium compound tyres and we tried a two stop strategy but in the end it didn?t work out.

“The tyres degraded quicker than we hoped and I had to do three stops as well with the last one seven laps before the end.”

Bahrain Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’36.379 41
2 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’36.700 0.321 54
3 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’36.928 0.549 42
4 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’37.058 0.679 43
5 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’37.116 0.737 41
6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’37.437 1.058 45
7 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’37.733 1.354 38
8 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’37.903 1.524 42
9 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’38.046 1.667 47
10 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’38.080 1.701 41
11 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1’38.087 1.708 51
12 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’38.123 1.744 42
13 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’38.128 1.749 39
14 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’38.146 1.767 39
15 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’38.203 1.824 44
16 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1’38.305 1.926 42
17 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’38.312 1.933 46
18 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’38.372 1.993 41
19 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1’38.441 2.062 43
20 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1’39.747 3.368 48
21 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’39.876 3.497 14
22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1’40.237 3.858 41
23 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1’40.323 3.944 46
24 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1’41.519 5.140 14

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19 comments on 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix fastest laps

  1. v.malli said on 22nd April 2012, 21:59

    wonderful analasys.thank u very much

  2. Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 22nd April 2012, 22:03

    and there it goes the “Webbo turned the tables over Vettel” discussion, short lived as it is. Even touring alone in the circuit, he was half a second per lap slower than Vettel, who was being pushed by Kimi…

    Maybe Mark will come back stronger at some other tracks, but he was as far behind Vettel as he ever was in 2011.

    • Bahrain doesn’t seem to suit Webber that well. His best result has been a 6th place in 2005 and 2006.

      I don’t think he likes circuits with heavy braking into slow, tight corners. Singapore and Valencia are two circuits he said he didn’t like and they’re both abundant in slow tight corners.

    • HoHum (@hohum) said on 23rd April 2012, 0:23

      Sadly I have to concede your point, all I can say on Marks behalf is that once the Loti V Vettel fight got away from him was that it made sense just to cruise around ahead of the McLarens and bag some more good points for his team.

      • AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 23rd April 2012, 5:59

        @fer-no65 given your avatar, I can understand you are happy that Vettel came out on top again this weekend, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that Webber showed very good pace in the first three races, both in qualifying and the race, whereas Vettel may have struggled with the balance.

  3. LawFish (@lawfish) said on 22nd April 2012, 23:21

    webber to win the championship without winning a race ;)

    • HoHum (@hohum) said on 23rd April 2012, 0:06

      Funny you should say that, the first time I remember the points system being changed Bernie explained that a consistent frontrunner should be recognised as better than the guy that wins a few but crashes out or blows his engine regularly, the next change to the points Bernie explained that the guy who fights to win deserves more recognition than the guy who takes less risks, anyone care to recalculate the 3 different point scores under current and previous systems ?

  4. MarcusAurelius (@marcusaurelius) said on 23rd April 2012, 7:50

    Hmmm, Raikkonen lost 10.3 seconds in the first 4 laps. That’s why he was still unhappy after the race. He was actually faster than Vettel.

    • Alain (@paganbasque) said on 23rd April 2012, 8:36

      Yes he was, Kimi lost the race due to these slow initial laps and also, because of his poor qualy. Anyway, Lotus had an impressive pace and if they maintain it in the next races Kimi could be a serious contender for the championship.

      What a crazy(and interesting) season, it is almost imposible to know which is the front runner team.

  5. himmatsj (@himmatsj) said on 23rd April 2012, 9:28

    Caterham were actually mixing it with the Torro Rossos in the race. Their fastest laps are pretty good too, considering they pitted around the same time as the rest.

    • Leen said on 23rd April 2012, 10:24

      Caterham indeed made another step forward, hopefully they continue to do so and challenge the teams right until the end as we could see that after their last pitstop they lost ground on Torro Rosso

  6. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 23rd April 2012, 20:07

    Disappointed that Kobayashi’s strategy didn’t work out for him. They don’t seem capable of using his banzai approach to saving a set of softs very well anymore. Maybe it would work on a slightly cooler track as he did say that degradation was higher than expected?

    Rosberg managed to keep a much straighter lap time line following the practice analysis on his longest stint against the race. I guess you can attribute that to being in a race situation, it’s difficult to tell. Signs look promising regarding their degradation at least.

  7. Tasimana said on 24th April 2012, 12:03

    Ricciardo’s race ended in qualifying – am concerned re poor race pace over the past 3 races. Not sure if it’s worth using up the tyres in qualifying to make it Q3 when it clearly cost him in the race. Jean Eric is poor in qualifying and better in race pace so far but lacks consistently fast laps. Hope Daniel can improve and show what he can do and develops over the season.

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