2012 Canadian Grand Prix fastest laps

2012 Canadian Grand Prix

The difference in performance between McLaren’s two drivers could hardly have been more extreme. Here’s the lap time data for all the drivers in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Canadian 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
Sebastian Vettel 85.307 80.663 80.567 79.737 79.764 79.898 79.856 80.136 80.579 80.468 80.328 80.121 80.074 80.157 80.642 94.784 81.612 79.846 79.84 80.115 79.902 79.513 79.324 79.699 79.619 78.941 79.087 79.098 78.714 78.521 78.436 78.451 78.803 78.681 78.454 78.251 78.263 78.295 78.331 78.263 78.219 78.32 78.469 78.78 78.611 78.159 78.34 77.755 77.912 78.034 78.05 77.951 78.202 78.246 78.305 78.559 78.425 78.242 78.282 78.326 78.848 79.441 94.605 79.457 77.004 76.829 76.047 76.11 76.461 75.752
Lewis Hamilton 86.479 80.916 80.58 80.207 79.683 79.897 79.962 80.347 80.257 80.226 80.27 80.198 80.083 79.792 80.1 80.559 93.255 81.508 78.994 80.584 79.178 78.94 78.712 79.418 79.087 78.698 78.643 78.455 78.763 78.647 78.549 78.388 78.083 78.202 78.242 78.289 78.23 78.337 78.204 77.773 78.148 78.541 78.766 78.139 78.242 78.399 78.349 78.184 78.502 93.417 80.155 77.244 77.135 77.279 77.217 77.176 77.203 77.366 77.02 77.137 77.159 78.667 77.326 79.999 77.652 77.974 77.364 77.748 78.103 79.24
Fernando Alonso 86.961 81.197 80.849 79.951 80.217 80.173 80.32 80.007 80.132 80.121 80.37 80.288 80.304 79.775 79.755 79.798 79.478 79.4 93.08 82.151 79.502 79.599 79.455 79.697 79.48 78.993 78.865 78.605 78.764 78.626 78.454 78.386 78.453 78.406 78.345 78.323 78.269 78.158 78.015 78.054 78.37 77.82 78.005 78.526 78.199 78.556 78.373 78.138 77.863 78.183 77.88 77.916 78.219 78.355 78.211 78.19 78.275 78.58 78.668 78.853 78.843 79.19 79.067 81.096 79.562 79.934 79.973 80.016 80.564 80.796
Mark Webber 87.935 81.074 80.819 80.605 80.508 80.569 80.699 80.602 80.722 80.407 80.467 80.416 80.155 80.145 80.298 80.992 94.226 81.405 79.775 79.554 80.011 79.567 78.914 79.189 79.228 78.927 78.892 78.777 78.345 78.825 79.372 79.015 78.716 78.814 79.088 78.856 79.151 78.868 80.663 78.258 78.358 78.197 78.148 78.225 78.096 78.149 78.299 78.576 78.208 78.419 79.155 91.501 79.832 77.56 77.297 77.518 77.635 79.801 77.692 77.591 77.451 77.131 77.256 77.601 77.311 77.552 77.417 77.215 77.293 77.338
Nico Rosberg 89.446 82.357 82.235 81.722 80.8 81.246 80.626 80.887 80.578 80.817 80.856 81.01 80.878 79.642 79.536 79.618 79.616 79.691 93.215 81.471 78.945 79.942 79.323 79.663 79.288 79.17 79.446 78.983 79.033 78.694 78.529 78.642 78.668 78.31 77.972 78.187 77.908 91.655 79.773 77.514 79.368 79.054 77.9 77.883 77.748 77.889 77.685 77.537 77.393 77.906 77.978 78.676 77.674 77.497 77.624 78.954 80.601 79.532 77.59 77.614 77.314 77.234 77.231 77.627 77.93 77.174 77.06 77.181 77.095 77.587
Felipe Massa 89.48 81.864 80.609 79.773 80 89.975 80.9 80.733 80.747 80.615 80.805 94.172 81.298 80.489 81.006 79.471 79.191 79.886 80.126 79.499 79.559 79.262 79.26 79.228 79.405 78.89 79.059 79.008 78.916 79.552 78.587 78.397 78.386 78.574 78.5 78.441 78.136 78.464 78.084 78.41 78.172 78.088 77.993 78.298 78.163 78.205 78.251 78.98 78.483 78.649 78.841 78.845 78.654 78.995 79.152 80.081 80.195 94.347 79.992 77.472 77.374 77.039 77.237 76.828 77.167 76.996 76.531 76.422 76.182 76.469
Romain Grosjean 90.737 82.244 81.502 81.772 80.809 81.229 80.539 81.103 80.537 80.692 80.822 81.011 81.062 79.634 80.113 79.68 79.619 79.572 79.509 79.335 93.681 80.76 79.083 79.476 79.344 79.27 79.974 79.152 78.907 78.872 78.53 78.543 78.693 78.176 78.317 78.152 78.142 78.095 78.272 78.592 78.267 78.199 78.164 78.283 78.632 78.55 78.306 78.499 78.32 78.569 77.938 77.952 77.741 77.97 77.811 77.511 77.264 78.113 77.601 77.465 77.721 77.804 77.797 77.854 77.565 77.503 77.956 78.035 77.647 77.51
Paul di Resta 89.983 82.322 81.539 81.217 80.814 80.903 80.759 80.682 80.968 80.793 81.017 81.152 94.827 82.575 80.799 80.4 79.988 80.014 80.746 80.567 79.987 80.024 79.891 80.119 80.172 79.655 79.672 79.453 79.841 79.577 79.439 79.169 79.56 78.959 78.861 78.864 78.875 78.799 78.443 78.545 78.757 78.916 78.879 93.361 80.595 78.209 78.349 78.166 77.992 78.367 78.182 77.892 77.869 78.021 77.927 77.946 78.58 77.484 77.626 77.689 77.578 77.602 77.219 77.301 77.257 77.669 77.812 77.724 77.872 78.468
Michael Schumacher 91.164 82.156 81.773 81.473 81.284 81.179 80.736 80.825 80.602 80.804 80.676 81.004 95.057 82.441 81.685 79.99 79.437 80.108 79.769 80.398 80.059 80.099 79.976 80.128 80.887 79.495 79.471 79.562 79.84 79.709 79.582 79.233 79.301 79.22 79.181 78.973 78.433 78.762 78.505 79.693 78.868 78.524 96.115
Jenson Button 91.833 82.834 81.505 81.186 81.211 81.254 80.908 80.733 80.92 80.524 80.866 80.972 81.295 81.913 96.135 82.939 80.64 80 79.882 79.931 79.607 79.798 79.645 80.067 80.193 80.1 80.453 80.827 80.067 79.926 79.81 80.015 94.431 81.421 79.688 79.415 79.403 79.362 79.215 79.164 79.332 79.186 79.346 79.411 79.347 79.362 79.034 79.323 79.34 79.546 79.595 93.645 82.938 79.028 78.115 78.497 78.444 78.217 78.084 77.939 77.951 77.846 77.843 77.858 79.728 78.233 80.194 83.644 78.706
Kamui Kobayashi 92.619 82.657 81.546 81.197 81.19 81.4 80.723 81.009 80.69 80.787 80.764 80.874 80.9 81.682 81.122 79.345 79.524 79.471 79.218 79.808 80.047 79.823 80.02 95.101 81.44 79.358 79.644 79.479 79.863 79.482 79.726 79.01 79.455 79.061 79.053 78.916 78.743 78.702 78.777 80.073 78.484 78.373 78.382 78.402 78.152 77.941 77.8 78.044 77.991 77.944 78.138 78.32 77.888 78.663 77.806 77.598 77.493 78.079 78.014 77.567 77.464 77.712 78.119 77.963 78.178 78.125 78.075 78.184 78.031 78.789
Kimi Raikkonen 92.21 82.63 81.704 81.262 81.122 81.223 80.982 80.691 80.929 80.574 80.74 80.947 81.104 81.232 79.763 79.913 79.638 79.733 79.81 79.488 80.077 79.687 79.611 80.043 79.632 79.215 79.314 79.172 79.259 79.091 79.103 78.974 79.05 78.881 78.807 79.164 78.933 78.748 78.629 92.646 81.602 80.093 78.736 78.548 78.473 78.323 78.189 78.089 77.904 77.894 78.639 77.637 78.584 78.633 77.721 77.66 77.824 77.719 77.806 77.818 77.343 77.342 77.092 77.742 77.859 77.573 77.247 77.368 77.2 76.764
Nico Hulkenberg 93.86 82.389 82.103 81.284 81.013 82.005 81.059 80.898 80.724 80.527 81.195 80.482 80.253 80.954 82.02 79.96 80.112 79.818 79.894 80.243 96.682 81.262 79.085 79.976 79.888 79.687 79.714 79.301 79.255 79.251 79.587 79.058 79.454 79.145 78.939 78.927 78.515 78.518 78.719 78.88 79.266 95.301 80.57 78.311 78.175 77.868 77.893 77.808 77.564 77.836 77.999 77.794 77.376 77.368 77.88 77.668 78.061 78.736 78.743 77.655 77.47 77.202 77.841 77.585 78.236 78.635 78.752 78.406 78.424 78.763
Daniel Ricciardo 95.454 83.397 81.946 81.45 82.903 81.43 81.062 81.51 81.648 80.643 80.367 80.358 80.218 80.403 80.746 80.823 94.357 82.971 80.531 80.098 80.926 80.463 79.764 79.963 79.674 79.472 79.502 79.396 79.42 79.4 79.416 79.823 79.272 79.059 79.405 79.348 79.066 78.874 78.785 78.695 78.623 78.698 78.558 78.34 78.422 78.49 78.593 78.518 78.403 78.683 78.527 78.514 78.611 78.789 78.618 78.595 79.557 93.357 81.068 77.885 77.683 77.398 77.237 77.348 77.013 77.031 77.061 88.849 76.945 76.609
Sergio Perez 93.216 82.518 82.206 81.169 80.927 82.058 81.018 80.855 80.397 80.618 81.006 80.553 80.402 81.757 81.326 79.875 79.542 79.3 79.431 79.388 79.356 80.111 79.801 80.192 79.65 79.033 78.841 78.593 79.272 78.932 79.016 79 79.174 78.905 78.982 78.751 79.192 78.879 78.968 78.86 93.075 80.8 77.991 77.629 77.978 78.055 77.55 77.799 77.83 78.028 77.949 77.835 77.729 77.3 77.747 78.307 79.545 77.611 77.08 76.889 76.938 77.095 77.329 77.021 76.772 76.947 76.414 76.643 76.888 77.002
Bruno Senna 94.225 84.219 81.72 81.702 83.908 82.354 81.696 81.439 81.508 82.111 81.861 81.536 81.435 82.736 81.94 81.897 81.941 81.279 81.053 81.449 83.19 81.851 97.084 82.581 79.829 79.69 79.99 80.23 80.004 80.244 80.162 79.665 80.374 79.734 79.499 79.372 79.526 79.577 80.003 80.805 80.453 80.2 80.613 79.789 79.917 79.362 79.376 79.357 78.984 82.379 79.702 78.943 78.765 78.693 78.667 78.559 78.254 78.094 78.255 77.868 79.32 78.236 78.196 81.573 79.867 78.449 77.817 78.069 78.072
Heikki Kovalainen 94.715 83 81.8 81.771 81.628 81.864 81.861 82.181 82.265 83.225 81.771 81.667 81.341 81.855 83.076 82.679 97.015 82.589 81.996 81.577 80.863 80.335 80.204 81.478 80.263 80.019 79.903 80.002 79.971 79.829 79.872 79.928 79.805 79.874 79.81 79.868 79.941 79.691 79.566 79.508 80.964 95.523 83.383 80.142 79.319 78.96 78.747 78.406 78.683 81.791 78.992 79.725 82.205 78.976 78.478 78.96 78.329 78.429 78.388 78.512 78.323 78.128 78.385 78.305 79.399 78.781 78.491 78.509 78.497
Vitaly Petrov 96.792 83.659 82.293 81.797 81.734 82.548 81.611 81.831 82.22 81.615 81.796 81.758 82.183 81.876 81.894 82.465 82.236 96.422 82.813 81.92 81.182 80.54 80.177 80.527 79.979 80.45 79.909 80.3 80.083 80.064 79.869 79.643 79.629 80.168 79.422 79.613 79.545 79.769 80.02 79.63 81.552 81.562 94.714 81.391 79.097 79.311 79.747 79.706 79.978 79.476 80.163 80.204 80.156 78.675 78.421 78.343 78.87 78.093 78.562 78.119 79.228 78.372 78.728 80.155 78.583 78.137 78.401 78.709 80.498
Jean-Eric Vergne 95.162 83.697 82.787 81.325 81.903 81.504 80.627 81.25 80.641 80.481 80.534 80.655 80.527 80.381 80.435 95.358 83.218 82.092 80.071 80.21 81.548 80.14 79.704 79.921 80.216 79.778 80.007 79.494 79.491 79.401 79.609 79.402 79.343 78.997 79.327 79.735 78.778 79.101 79.035 79.238 79.425 79 94.758 82.223 79.396 78.855 86.809 82.955 78.846 78.573 78.526 78.395 78.457 78.171 77.875 78.127 80.053 78.427 78.254 78.307 78.208 79.448 78.818 78.901 78.064 78.398 80.066 80.771 81.407
Pedro de la Rosa 96.524 84.405 83.117 82.965 82.607 82.701 82.353 82.161 82.323 82.171 82.164 82.58 82.242 81.996 81.876 82.258 82.405 82.277 81.85 81.994 81.594 81.647 81.535 81.621
Timo Glock 97.431 84.377 83.328 82.705 82.855 83.021 82.679 82.495 82.6 82.416 82.276 83.083 82.55 82.298 82.561 82.561 82.744 82.766 82.432 83.401 85.373 84.757 83.533 102.436 84.953 84.514 82.158 85.008 82.399 83.036 83.534 82.409 83.159 81.689 81.338 81.834 81.532 82.298 81.053 81.59 82.088 82.66 83.04 81.63 81.087 84.438 81.032 84.522 83.133 81.265 81.477 81.339 81.226 82.2 82.601 83.101
Pastor Maldonado 95.718 83.799 82.495 81.523 81.932 81.721 81.428 81.173 81.674 82.136 80.687 80.336 80.347 80.366 80.611 80.457 80.081 80.345 80.277 80.4 80.003 80.457 80.127 80.62 80.86 80.143 80.08 80.217 94.783 80.757 79.294 79.457 79.37 79.275 79.178 79.412 79.163 78.925 79.029 78.876 78.772 78.559 79.048 78.836 78.948 78.951 78.542 78.59 78.473 78.559 78.699 79.529 78.4 78.276 78.188 78.043 78.113 78.264 78.261 77.987 78.067 77.665 77.932 77.721 77.527 77.685 77.489 77.521 77.84 78.621
Charles Pic 98.078 84.335 83.48 82.865 82.886 82.717 82.832 82.666 82.806 82.485 82.261 83.245 82.67 83.621 82.505 82.359 82.035 82.237 82.962 82.565 84.264 82.854 82.317 82.858 82.311 82.21 82.114 97.826 85.998 81.928 81.384 84.749 82.765 82.783 83.903 81.927 81.306 81.588 81.543 83.008 81.846 81.656 82.532 82.963 83.599 82.025 82.103 82.796 81.526 82.127 82.942 83.475 81.535 81.133 81.223 81.627 81.691 81.56 81.373 81.209 81.965 81.073 80.632 81.22 81.106 81.265 83.513
Narain Karthikeyan 98.437 84.598 83.625 82.814 83.261 82.659 84.673 82.537 82.572 82.432 82.49 82.044 82.767 82.868 82.299 83.11 82.525 83.292 83.619 83.63 82.908 83.703

The contrasting fortunes of the McLaren drivers is made clear by the gulf between their lap times during the race. Jenson Button was regularly around a second off Hamilton’s pace.

Button ended the race a lap down, almost 100 seconds behind his team mate, having pitted three times.

“Not a lot to say about that is there?” asked his race engineer glumly on the radio after the chequered flag. “Obviously we need to get back and have a think about what we have to do.”

After the race Button summoned up his double-whammy problem: “I couldn’t look after the tyres, I didn’t have any pace.”

Canadian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’15.752 70
2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’16.182 0.430 69
3 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’16.414 0.662 67
4 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’16.609 0.857 70
5 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’16.764 1.012 70
6 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’17.020 1.268 59
7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’17.060 1.308 67
8 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’17.131 1.379 62
9 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’17.202 1.450 62
10 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’17.219 1.467 63
11 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’17.264 1.512 57
12 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’17.464 1.712 61
13 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’17.489 1.737 67
14 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1’17.817 2.065 67
15 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’17.820 2.068 42
16 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’17.843 2.091 63
17 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’17.875 2.123 55
18 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1’18.093 2.341 58
19 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1’18.128 2.376 62
20 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’18.433 2.681 37
21 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1’20.632 4.880 63
22 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1’21.032 5.280 47
23 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1’21.535 5.783 23
24 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1’22.044 6.292 12

Sebastian Vettel claimed the fastest lap of the race on the final tour after his late pit stop for fresh tyres.

Kimi Raikkonen also completed his fastest lap as he took the chequered flag, on tyres that were 30 laps old.

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20 comments on 2012 Canadian Grand Prix fastest laps

  1. Aditya Banerjee (@) said on 11th June 2012, 8:05

    Alonso on a forced one-stop having a quicker lap than jenson in a three-stopper? How the hell???

  2. BasCB (@bascb) said on 11th June 2012, 8:14

    Ideed, what to say to it. Button’s grip on the car seems to have dropped off dramatically since they changed the nose for Barcelona!

    • alexf1man (@alexf1man) said on 12th June 2012, 20:32

      +1
      Jenson needs to evaluate the old nose (or even his Australia set up), look how Massa’s improved since he used his Monaco setup (he spun during the Canadian GP so should’ve been higher up).

  3. Nick.UK (@) said on 11th June 2012, 8:17

    I think Button probably just couldn’t be bothered in the last few laps, especially after being blue flagged to let his team mate pass to take a win. For the sake of the constructors championship I hope he gets it together otherwise Red Bull will sail to the win with ease given Ferrari only have one main points scored, so would McLaren in this situation and Mercedes so far (although likely to change etc).

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 11th June 2012, 10:21

      He would have started losing loads of time with the blue flags as well, as all the others were passing him at that time as well, I guess.

      • TraverseMarkSenior (@) said on 11th June 2012, 12:51

        The drop in form from Button is staggering. I never thought it would get to the point where the gulf between the McLaren drivers is greater than that of the Ferrari pair.

  4. Alfisti37 (@alfisti37) said on 11th June 2012, 8:18

    I wonder why Alonso’s pace dropped off so quickly and dramatically whereas Grosjean could keep up a good pace, even though Alonso’s stop was only two laps earlier than Grosjean’s. They had very similar lap times before Alonso fell off the cliff.

  5. Jonathan189 (@jonathan189) said on 11th June 2012, 8:30

    Maybe Button’s plight should give us a different perspective on Massa’s. When the car’s development proceeds in a direction that doesn’t suit your driving style, you can be made to look very bad very quickly.

    • Traverse Mark Senior (@) said on 11th June 2012, 12:34

      And when you consider that Ferrari almost certainly spend 90% of their time developing Alonso’s car, it does put it in perspective.

    • Patrickl (@patrickl) said on 12th June 2012, 1:34

      Last years car was deigned for buttons driving style and Hamilton did quite well with it. Apart from the on-track incidents.

  6. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 11th June 2012, 10:18

    Sergio Perez in qualifying: 1’15.156
    Sergio Perez in the race: 1’16.414 with 27 laps on the tyres and no DRS, impressive stuff!

  7. Steve1000 said on 11th June 2012, 10:22

    Is there any way to zoom on these graphs at all? Would be a lot easier to tell how different the lap times were if you could zoom in a bit…

  8. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 11th June 2012, 10:29

    It was disappointing to see Massa spin on lap 6. I was very impressed with the way he was all over the back of Rosberg, and then passed him. In two laps he then took 1.5 seconds out of Webber, so his afternoon might have gone very differently without that silly mistake. It would have been interesting if Massa had come up behind an off-the pace Alonso; would he have been allowed past, or would he have had to sit tight with a horde of attackers coming up from behind?

    • Bullfrog (@bullfrog) said on 11th June 2012, 12:12

      His strategy was a bit off as well. Were they trying to do one stop? I wonder why they left him out so long on his second set of tyres, when he was clearly struggling (when Rosberg and Perez caught him). That second stop came 7 or 8 laps too late – he was quick at the end, but there were no laps left for him to get stuck in again and grab some more points.

  9. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 11th June 2012, 20:46

    This graph pretty much tells the story of 2012. Last year we would have seen a growing disparity between the drivers as the race progressed but this just proves how close things are and continue to be so during the race.

  10. F1sauber (@f1sauber) said on 12th June 2012, 0:21

    Again an impressive race by Perez with a Sauber that impresses. Third on the podium, third fastest lap, made up 12 positions…..i mean he put the various Schumacher, Raikonnen and Massa in the shadow!!!

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