2012 Monaco Grand Prix fastest laps

2012 Monaco Grand Prix

Sergio Perez became the sixth different driver to set fastest lap in as many races.

Monaco 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 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78
Mark Webber 87.88 113.554 110.48 82.852 82.205 81.323 81.146 80.969 81.069 80.76 80.441 80.6 80.202 80.122 79.601 79.963 80.14 79.789 80.181 79.673 79.907 79.287 79.619 79.489 79.819 79.947 80.212 80.267 98.433 84.518 81.134 81.568 81.018 79.937 80.254 80.45 80.083 79.228 79.05 79.633 79.673 79.888 79.584 79.088 78.805 79.462 80.548 80.129 80.002 79.937 79.703 79.631 79.743 80.408 80.018 79.889 79.578 79.369 79.708 79.862 79.526 80.007 79.673 79.871 80.21 80.599 80.596 81.09 84.771 86.164 84.94 83.347 82.35 80.526 80.283 80.013 79.924 80.839
Nico Rosberg 88.49 113.729 110.21 83.097 82.334 81.463 81.151 81.291 81.115 80.765 80.519 80.734 80.205 80.134 80.014 79.987 80.224 79.904 79.794 80.069 79.554 79.656 79.604 79.768 79.447 79.571 97.18 84.219 79.181 81.936 81.639 81.367 81.286 80.414 80.113 80.474 79.73 79.583 79.391 79.076 79.827 79.519 79.728 79.302 79.04 78.977 80.314 80.323 79.89 79.947 79.893 79.728 79.896 80.239 80.115 79.784 79.698 79.611 79.313 79.685 79.747 79.9 79.671 79.288 80.315 80.391 80.645 80.98 84.837 85.903 84.929 83.519 82.506 80.43 80.382 79.869 79.785 80.856
Lewis Hamilton 89.408 113.709 110.351 83.073 82.321 81.615 81.309 81.06 81.101 81.05 80.58 80.759 80.402 80.326 80.101 80.068 79.935 80.128 80.164 79.711 79.918 79.9 79.977 80.124 80.243 80.278 80.69 80.794 99.695 83.628 79.969 80.31 80.585 80.402 80.043 80.087 79.445 79.724 79.386 79.275 79.27 79.553 79.477 79.45 79.24 78.806 80.939 80.05 79.821 80.538 80.358 80.104 79.854 80.36 80.707 80.096 79.774 79.601 79.418 79.471 79.491 79.493 79.874 79.518 79.998 79.888 79.759 80.768 83.034 86.335 84.901 83.623 82.897 80.741 80.167 79.964 80.304 81.372
Romain Grosjean
Fernando Alonso 90.193 113.85 109.722 83.511 82.51 81.856 81.27 81.425 81.368 81.146 81.066 81.118 80.8 80.855 80.341 80.464 79.348 79.369 79.19 79.165 79.657 79.877 80.224 79.903 80.195 80.03 80.141 80.645 81.474 96.242 83.356 80.582 80.588 80.286 79.683 80.222 79.909 79.847 79.153 79.071 79.399 79.622 79.77 79.373 78.857 78.902 80.665 80.49 79.903 80.337 79.928 80.083 79.848 80.712 80.842 79.477 79.166 79.349 79.623 79.601 79.837 79.631 79.73 79.516 79.571 80.044 80.394 80.961 84.029 85.961 85.086 83.536 82.622 80.496 80.382 79.738 79.985 80.386
Michael Schumacher 92.489 115.898 107.486 84.187 82.371 81.838 81.559 81.237 81.261 81.384 81.052 81.033 81.032 81.008 81.063 80.541 80.554 80.172 80.585 80.738 80.629 80.676 81.588 81.342 81.528 82.401 82.298 83.809 83.96 79.228 79.592 79.889 79.869 97.992 83.018 79.457 79.737 79.497 79.627 81.997 79.833 79.484 78.946 79.259 79.432 79.638 79.583 79.368 80.58 79.529 78.972 78.904 79.105 79.959 79.55 79.526 79.434 80.537 81.035 81.689 83.352 85.463 86.758
Felipe Massa 90.789 114.276 109.293 83.42 82.574 81.683 81.458 81.287 81.489 81.15 80.944 81.255 80.782 81.035 80.29 80.325 79.969 79.723 79.24 79.33 79.547 79.778 80.212 80.393 80.157 80.153 80.347 80.748 81.365 80.644 98.762 83.426 79.74 79.86 79.889 80.253 79.729 79.389 79.258 79.382 79.101 79.106 79.207 79.605 79.579 79.15 80.075 79.995 80.032 80.019 80.489 80.167 80.316 80.382 80.283 80.067 79.794 79.537 79.372 79.748 79.417 79.404 80.085 79.68 80.342 80.156 79.844 80.788 82.746 85.672 84.904 83.599 83.213 80.522 80.092 80.385 80.635 81.9
Kimi Raikkonen 92.131 114.904 108.49 84.027 82.348 81.89 81.456 81.015 81.459 81.385 80.941 81.066 81.028 81.096 80.935 80.662 80.553 80.227 80.702 80.667 80.331 81.023 81.547 81.284 81.633 82.443 82.282 83.898 102.773 83.425 79.548 82.687 81.97 82.479 81.706 80.052 79.85 80.064 80.1 80.029 80.015 79.732 79.963 80.187 79.526 80.062 80.908 79.916 80.117 79.749 79.246 79.779 79.771 80.794 80.687 79.83 80.387 79.363 79.881 80.039 79.641 80.504 80.706 80.821 81.053 81.375 81.614 82.765 83.82 85.097 82.077 81.352 80.671 79.64 81.083 80.484 79.907 81.925
Sebastian Vettel 91.344 114.809 108.962 83.804 82.31 81.9 81.295 81.184 81.455 81.279 80.954 81.027 81.177 80.823 80.795 80.435 80.224 80.046 79.994 80.137 79.819 80.502 79.766 79.895 80.225 80.309 79.988 79.771 80.418 80.362 80.821 79.661 79.578 79.191 79.325 79.325 79.696 79.418 79.31 79.434 79.425 79.278 79.076 79.222 79.457 97.66 82.508 79.963 79.88 80.642 79.899 80.125 79.765 80.784 80.661 79.812 79.653 79.342 79.333 79.494 79.744 79.609 79.591 79.726 79.715 79.764 80.081 81.153 83.673 86.067 84.975 83.664 82.651 80.541 80.457 79.798 80.154 79.79
Nico Hulkenberg 93.279 115.635 107.504 84.304 82.356 81.83 81.577 81.459 81.059 81.543 81.189 80.866 80.949 81.073 81.14 80.623 80.538 80.449 80.379 80.552 80.741 80.648 81.236 81.294 81.476 82.448 82.296 83.747 103.053 84.07 79.766 81.121 83.133 80.095 78.423 80.122 80.286 80.177 80.041 80.208 80.041 80.041 80.068 80.183 80.086 80.119 80 80.084 79.758 79.786 79.719 79.755 79.918 80.967 80.679 80.325 80.179 80.131 79.981 80.282 79.794 79.86 81.31 80.435 80.749 81.143 81.268 81.656 83.612 85.58 81.623 81.546 80.524 80.886 81.844 80.43 80.002 82.07
Kamui Kobayashi 135.62 104.521 89.493 85.48 86.884
Jenson Button 97.34 117.735 105.25 84.254 83.317 82.681 81.95 81.739 81.546 81.773 81.253 81.28 81.134 81.117 80.544 80.654 80.983 80.836 80.524 80.964 81.023 80.616 80.698 80.792 81.244 81.16 81.624 82.126 83.107 82.412 80.332 80.389 81.083 81.231 80.807 81.475 81.517 99.611 83.7 80.116 80.541 81.18 80.724 80.186 80.458 80.458 80.487 80.428 80.239 80.871 79.923 80.351 80.048 81.745 81.759 80.454 80.543 80.474 80.139 80.206 80.257 80.298 80.566 82.038 80.457 81.293 81.689 92.43 84.838 86.341
Bruno Senna 94.244 115.198 107.779 84.483 82.57 82.057 81.684 81.688 81.759 81.235 81.038 80.708 80.807 80.934 80.945 80.818 80.598 80.517 80.5 80.45 80.608 80.284 80.864 81.342 81.377 82.351 82.282 83.814 102.897 84.037 80.255 80.83 83.983 80.329 81.309 80.004 79.933 80.121 80.42 80.17 80.146 79.786 79.387 80.007 79.617 79.93 80.755 80.061 80.156 79.827 79.187 79.733 79.799 80.788 80.643 79.759 80.461 79.525 80.186 79.946 80.261 79.909 80.457 80.778 81 81.34 81.515 83.153 84.78 83.919 81.917 81.519 80.45 80.006 80.814 80.485 80.154 81.695
Paul di Resta 95.146 115.304 107.352 84.678 82.811 82.387 81.866 81.643 81.516 81.595 81.231 80.962 80.839 81.08 80.622 80.868 80.715 80.745 80.294 80.576 80.405 80.578 80.468 80.901 81.119 81.8 82.333 83.672 83.811 80.465 80.247 80.521 80.358 80.229 98.035 83.735 80.185 79.876 79.992 80.039 80.348 80.13 80.172 80.233 80.149 80.053 79.953 79.78 79.8 79.932 79.757 79.853 80.152 81.009 80.545 80.509 80.029 80.031 79.884 79.923 80.197 80.177 81.438 80.343 80.226 80.998 81.085 81.487 84.015 82.924 82.836 82.838 80.567 80.449 80.279 81.008 81.092 82.894
Daniel Ricciardo 95.934 115.818 106.51 84.696 82.801 82.504 81.8 81.576 81.496 81.57 81.279 81.027 81.107 80.79 80.74 80.878 80.791 80.707 80.461 80.34 80.602 80.543 80.581 80.768 81.042 81.543 82.495 83.602 83.877 81.513 80.767 81.297 80.888 81.171 81.104 81.623 81.62 81.938 82.597 100.491 84.748 80.058 79.831 79.752 79.764 79.931 80.456 80.064 79.97 80.617 80.084 80.282 80.175 81.707 81.523 80.496 80.593 80.416 80.135 80.134 80.223 80.3 80.665 81.99 80.713
Jean-Eric Vergne 99.568 119.216 104.077 84.026 83.065 83.376 81.562 82.568 81.584 81.701 82.333 81.753 82.552 80.684 80.662 80.627 101.12 84.195 79.726 79.649 79.746 80.771 79.354 79.176 79.013 79.387 79.239 79.631 80.98 80.74 79.29 80.228 83.89 79.942 80.597 80.353 79.78 79.582 79.685 80.59 80.513 79.629 79.174 80.014 79.559 79.559 79.663 79.391 79.949 80.977 79.61 79.082 79.383 79.939 79.797 80.562 80.157 79.987 79.765 79.776 81.118 80.723 80.067 80.001 81.077 80.682 82.366 86.209 88.459 108.103 89.413 86.276 87.155 93.969 89.998 90.061 89.468
Heikki Kovalainen 96.512 117.791 105.283 84.197 82.879 82.498 81.839 81.692 81.308 81.73 81.375 81.199 80.968 80.935 81.137 80.789 80.75 80.861 81.008 81.219 80.365 80.407 80.787 81.011 80.917 80.962 81.779 82.524 83.774 100.617 85.046 81.401 81.459 80.646 81.035 81.129 80.259 80.308 80.712 80.537 80.395 81.202 80.716 80.138 80.499 80.451 80.143 80.429 80.243 80.407 80.293 80.282 80.141 81.75 82.078 80.38 80.578 80.344 80.247 80.146 80.245 80.239 80.904 81.805 80.505 81.406 81.543 86.074 87.985 89.987 87.424 93.246 109.439 89.816 80.633 79.305 80.358
Vitaly Petrov 101.844 120.466 134.885 86.317 81.603 81.663 81.494 81.651 81.443 81.134 80.98 80.825 81.019 81.546 83.349
Timo Glock 98.107 118.07 105.23 83.927 83.325 82.619 82.152 81.655 81.623 82.013 81.821 81.378 81.559 81.708 81.426 81.32 83.351 81.331 81.055 80.928 81.005 80.92 81.043 81.061 81.331 81.513 81.637 81.585 82.035 99.737 86.617 81.319 81.114 80.957 81.034 80.834 80.835 80.538 80.914 80.531 80.468 80.557 80.416 80.577 80.584 80.414 80.573 80.265 80.374 80.441 80.449 80.256 80.366 117.26 91.861 81.242 80.766 79.946 79.728 79.637 81.453 79.824 80.078 80.315 81.181 80.992 84.004 89.466 90.379 84.176 82.615 81.084 80.782 80.435 80.401 80.53 82.618
Pedro de la Rosa
Charles Pic 98.607 119.071 104.745 84.161 82.973 82.785 82.212 82.232 81.719 81.683 81.764 82.696 83.998 81.623 81.584 81.447 81.33 81.887 80.955 81.19 80.995 81.385 81.307 81.379 81.323 81.178 81 81.997 81.688 83.185 82.103 83.37 104.924 84.661 80.823 83.572 81.301 80.708 80.515 80.49 80.249 80.134 81.757 80.386 82.071 80.922 89.214 81.179 80.84 80.899 80.583 80.176 80.722 80.153 80.027 79.872 79.806 79.787 79.743 80.059 79.604 81.763 81.079 80.531
Narain Karthikeyan 104.989 118.104 103.026 83.975 82.962 82.617 82.745 82.437 82.504 82.436 82.304 82.655 83.028 82.568 82.079 83.267 82.95 81.742 82.043 82.186 82.076 84.023 82.772 82.169 82.388 82.334 83.288 83.382 102.998 86.805 81.266 81.261 81.104 82.773 87.194 81.283 81.956 80.907 80.579 80.976 82.399 81.111 80.5 80.286 80.841 80.591 80.976 81.891 84.505 82.271 81.144 81.1 85.858 84.547 81.698 81.857 81.37 80.959 80.834 81.149 82.199 82.489 86.914 83.226 84.074 83.834 85.925 95.704 87.039 87.507 85.539 85.502 83.757 103.442 91.694 89.251
Sergio Perez 100.66 118.874 103.769 83.912 83.199 83.354 81.673 82.429 81.567 81.769 82.578 81.651 80.928 79.974 80.659 81.34 81.978 79.855 79.58 79.876 80.43 80.015 80.115 80.882 81.22 81.685 82.327 82.421 82.512 82.581 82.803 84.693 86.312 103.623 83.877 80.275 79.728 80.025 92.787 82.518 78.686 78.53 81.531 81.099 79.453 78.852 78.085 77.461 77.296 79.551 79.413 78.682 78.624 80.93 78.901 77.43 78.481 80.41 80.101 80.165 80.348 80.433 80.555 81.812 80.587 81.026 81.356 85.46 87.667 91.619 85.921 90.207 79.316 79.824 80.351 80.519 81.864
Pastor Maldonado

Jean-Eric Vergne did not have to make a second pit stop when he switched to intermediate tyres on lap 70 – he had already used both dry-weather compounds.

After the race he said, “with around 14 laps to the end, my tyres were completely gone and I had to come in for the intermediates”.

His lap times from this point looks quite good – no worse than his team mate’s. However, he did struggle more than others when the rain fell around lap 68-72.

Had the rain come down harder, his switch would have looked like an inspired gamble. Instead their attempt to make virtue out of necessity backfired.

Monaco Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
1 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’17.296 49
2 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’18.423 1.127 35
3 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’18.805 1.509 45
4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’18.806 1.510 46
5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’18.857 1.561 45
6 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’18.904 1.608 52
7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’18.977 1.681 46
8 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’19.013 1.717 25
9 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’19.076 1.780 43
10 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’19.101 1.805 41
11 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1’19.187 1.891 51
12 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’19.246 1.950 51
13 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1’19.305 2.009 76
14 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1’19.604 2.308 61
15 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1’19.637 2.341 60
16 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’19.752 2.456 44
17 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’19.757 2.461 51
18 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’19.923 2.627 51
19 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1’20.286 2.990 44
20 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1’20.825 3.529 12
21 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’25.480 8.184 4

Sergio Perez, Sauber, Monaco, 2012Sergio Perez became the sixth different driver to set fastest lap in as many races. The Sauber driver was over a second faster than anyone else.

This was partly a consequence of the drivers at the front conserving their tyres, usually because they were expecting a rain shower that only properly arrived after the chequered flag had fallen.

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10 comments on 2012 Monaco Grand Prix fastest laps

  1. Philonso (@philonso) said on 28th May 2012, 1:36

    wow that is a massive margin between the fastest and second. can anyone say what the record is for the difference in fastest lap?

    • Himmat said on 28th May 2012, 6:34

      I think in terms of percentage, yes.

    • Paul Laing (@heartofthesunrise) said on 29th May 2012, 1:03

      Germany 1999, Coulthard’s fastest lap was two seconds faster than the third fastest and a second and half almost than Panis with the second. On the old track but percentages would be similar if not higher.

  2. HoHum (@hohum) said on 28th May 2012, 2:19

    Sergio demonstrates what happens when you drive fast on these tyres.
    The promoters of these tyres say that the best teams and drivers will learn how to best use the tyres, they are right, the best teams and drivers have learned how to use these tyres and yesterdays race is the result. Expect to see more of this kind of procession.

  3. Dev (@dev) said on 28th May 2012, 14:54

    Mark Webber (2010) RBR-Renault Q1 – 1:15.035 Q2 – 1:14.462 Q3 – 1:13.826
    Mark Webber (2010) RBR-Renault personal fastest lap on 63rd lap — 1:15.318

    Mark Webber (2012) RBR-Renault Q1 – 1:16.013 Q2 – 1:15.035 Q3 – 1:14.381
    Mark Webber (2012) RBR-Renault personal fastest lap on 45th lap — 1:18.805

    The gap between personal fastest lap and Q3 time set for Webber in 2010 was about 2 seconds, now on the same gap in 2012 is about 4 seconds.

    Clearly shows that the Mark could have gone faster on those tires but held back knowing that they would go off and mean another pit stop. Likewise Hamilton too could have gone faster to protect his position from Vettel but i’m not sure had he done that would his tires lasted till the end. As Paul di Resta suggested that they could not have done 2 pit stops at Bahrain if they opted to run the car in Q3 as it would have meant three laps on the tire. The tire conservation is getting ridiculous in my opinion, but i’m not sure bridgestone era is the way to go either.

  4. Bradley Downton (@bradley13) said on 28th May 2012, 18:25

    Wow… on lap 72, Glock was the fastest man on track…

  5. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 28th May 2012, 20:19

    The ‘fastest laps’ article is always one of my favourites (though judging by the number of comments, I’m in a minority), as I’m interested in what each driver was doing in different parts of the race, and during the race itself you don’t have the time to study the timing screen all the time, for all drivers. For instance, what wasn’t that apparent to me during the race was just how shocking Webber’s first laps on the soft tyre were. Three 1m21s laps, followed by one 1m19s, then three 1m20s, even though he was doing 1m19s laps as early as lap 15 on softer but older tyres, and with more fuel onboard. I had expected them to go straight to 1m18s on the soft tyre and stay there, but that didn’t happen at all.

    At this point I must confess I don’t really understand tyre-warmup problems. If your tyres are not getting enough heat, can’t you simply push them harder? Or is the challenge to warm them up without damaging them too much? And on a not quite related note: I don’t understand either how you lose tyre temperature; in Malaysia, Button was very quick on his inters the first lap after his nose change, but he started to lose tyre temperature as soon as he hit traffic. Don’t tyres get warmer if you get close to another car, as you have to push them harder to make up for the loss in downforce (isn’t that why everyone is complaining that you can’t follow other cars with the Pirelli tyres)?

    Back to the Monaco Grand Prix, I think I’m not the only one left wondering what Perez could have done in Monaco if he had qualified in Q3, as I’m sure he could have. If he could do a 1m17.3 with 30 laps of fuel in the car and without DRS, then… well I’m not sure how much time that is worth actually, but he looked pretty quick to me. Also, if Perez had been in that train of 5 leaders at the end, the evidence from the race suggests that he would have tried something.

    • timi (@timi) said on 28th May 2012, 22:00

      The ‘fastest laps’ article is always one of my favourites (though judging by the number of comments, I’m in a minority), as I’m interested in what each driver was doing in different parts of the race, and during the race itself you don’t have the time to study the timing screen all the time, for all drivers.

      @adrianmorse This.

      Couldn’t agree with you more, and yes I think we’re in the minority on this. I see the driver laptimes as the final (and major piece) in the evaluation of a person’s race. Too often do people not look at the charts, and just say driver X did awesome, or terrible. God I love the lap times haha! Although, I couldn’t really care less about the fastest laps of the race.

  6. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 29th May 2012, 7:21

    He may have set the fastest lap but his times were all over the place! I guess you can attribute that to traffic?

  7. Perfect example of why the current tire situation is such a joke!

    Sure, the championship is up in the air but if the Sauber can easily take out 1½ seconds from the top runners, it should be clear to any three year old how detrimental to racing this situation is! The drivers can no longer afford to fight for position because it will effectively bring them across the finish line much later.

    “You have to maintain a lap time of 1:22:00 to maintain your tires.” NOT COOL !!!

    F1 has become the shortest endurance race in history!

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