2012 Canadian Grand Prix lap charts

2012 Canadian Grand Prix

Romain Grosjean drove a superb race to finish on the podium once again.

But he made another slow start, losing a place to Paul di Resta – and that might ultimately have cost him a shot at victory.

Canadian Grand Prix lap chart

The positions of each driver on every lap. Use the control below to show/hide different drivers:

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 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
Sebastian Vettel 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4
Lewis Hamilton 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Fernando Alonso 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 5 5
Mark Webber 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 9 10 9 9 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Nico Rosberg 5 5 6 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 2 2 10 10 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 9 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Felipe Massa 6 6 5 5 5 5 12 12 12 12 12 12 20 19 18 15 14 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Romain Grosjean 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 4 3 2 1 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2
Paul di Resta 8 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 14 13 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Michael Schumacher 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 16 17 16 15 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 14
Jenson Button 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 7 8 18 18 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 14 14 14 14 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
Kamui Kobayashi 11 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 9 9 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 11 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Kimi Raikkonen 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Nico Hulkenberg 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 11 11 10 10 10 9 8 8 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 16 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Daniel Ricciardo 14 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 15 13 13 12 11 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Sergio Perez 15 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 10 10 9 9 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3
Bruno Senna 16 15 16 16 16 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 19 19 16 16 16 16 16 18 18 21 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
Heikki Kovalainen 17 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 16 17 18 18 17 17 16 17 17 22 22 21 20 20 20 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 20 20 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
Vitaly Petrov 18 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 20 20 20 20 18 23 23 22 21 21 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19
Jean-Eric Vergne 19 17 18 18 18 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 14 12 12 11 19 19 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Pedro de la Rosa 20 20 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 20 19 19 19 19 19 18 18
Timo Glock 21 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 21 20 20 21 23 23 23 23 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21
Pastor Maldonado 22 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 16 14 14 13 12 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
Charles Pic 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 21 22 23 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Narain Karthikeyan 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24

Nico Rosberg’s trip across the chicane while trying to pass Felipe Massa ended up costing him very dearly.

It cost him a place to Sergio Perez and delayed his attempts at passing they tyre-hobbled Ferrari.

The time lost meant that when Sebastian Vettel made his last pit stop the Red Bull driver was able to come out ahead of the Mercedes. And it also cost him a chance of getting ahead of Fernando Alonso – Rosberg crossed the finishing line 0.4s behind.

It goes to show how even the smallest mistake can have major consequences when the field is as tightly bunched as this. Perez went on to finish on the podium and Rosberg can reflect that, had it not been for that mistake at the chicane, he could have been there instead of sixth.

Canadian Grand Prix race chart

The gaps between each driver on every lap. Use the control below to show/hide different drivers:

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.525 14.997 15.443 2.203 2.973 1.321 1.894 2.506 2.787 3.319 3.562 4.006 4.649 4.6 4.474 4.361 4.424 5.144 5.623 5.835 5.797 5.83 5.788 5.915 6.405 6.476 6.255 5.958 6.599 6.968 6.728 6.719 6.29 5.7 2.93 3.1 3.135 3.118 3.009 3.103 3.472 3.622 3.284 2.898 2.371 2.376 2.627 18.165 17.173 16.525 15.38 14.063 12.425 10.783 7.295
Lewis Hamilton 1.172 1.425 1.438 1.908 1.827 1.826 1.932 2.143 1.821 1.579 1.521 1.598 1.607 1.242 0.7 0 13.115 15.223 1.137 2.376 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.613 14.888 14.216 13.132 12.056 11.062 10.048 8.976 7.762 6.114 4.398 2.714 2.191 0.45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fernando Alonso 1.654 2.188 2.47 2.684 3.137 3.412 3.876 3.747 3.3 2.953 2.995 3.162 3.392 3.01 2.123 0.662 0 0 0 2.806 0.754 1.413 2.156 2.435 2.828 3.123 3.345 3.495 3.496 3.475 3.38 3.378 3.748 3.952 4.055 4.089 4.128 3.949 3.76 4.041 4.263 3.542 2.781 3.168 3.125 3.282 3.306 3.26 2.621 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.647 2.557 4.517 7.126 9.394 11.855 13.411
Mark Webber 2.628 3.039 3.291 4.159 4.903 5.574 6.417 6.883 7.026 6.965 7.104 7.399 7.48 7.468 7.124 6.857 20.943 22.948 9.643 9.852 8.309 8.936 9.138 8.909 9.05 9.279 9.528 9.85 9.432 9.61 10.433 11.06 11.693 12.305 13.151 13.718 14.639 15.17 17.629 18.114 18.324 17.98 17.362 17.448 17.302 17.052 17.002 17.394 17.1 14.715 15.99 29.575 31.188 30.393 29.479 28.807 28.167 29.388 28.412 27.15 25.758 23.699 21.888 19.04 18.699 18.277 18.33 17.797 16.987 15.085
Nico Rosberg 4.139 5.833 7.501 9.486 10.522 11.87 12.64 13.391 13.39 13.739 14.267 15.156 15.96 15.445 14.339 12.698 12.174 12.465 12.6 14.726 12.117 13.119 13.73 13.975 14.176 14.648 15.451 15.979 16.249 16.296 16.276 16.53 17.115 17.223 16.953 16.851 16.529 29.847 31.416 31.157 32.377 32.89 32.024 31.768 31.274 30.764 30.1 29.453 28.344 25.446 25.544 26.304 25.759 24.901 24.314 25.078 27.404 28.356 27.278 26.039 24.51 22.554 20.718 17.896 18.174 17.374 17.07 16.503 15.495 13.842
Felipe Massa 4.173 5.374 5.416 5.452 5.688 15.765 16.809 17.406 17.574 17.721 18.198 32.249 33.473 33.805 34.169 32.381 31.432 31.918 18.964 19.118 17.123 17.445 17.993 17.803 18.121 18.313 18.729 19.282 19.435 20.34 20.378 20.387 20.69 21.062 21.32 21.472 21.378 21.505 21.385 22.022 22.046 21.593 20.82 20.979 20.9 20.706 20.608 21.404 21.385 19.23 20.191 21.12 21.555 22.195 23.136 25.027 26.947 42.714 44.038 42.657 41.188 39.037 37.207 33.586 33.101 32.123 31.29 29.964 28.043 25.272
Romain Grosjean 5.43 7.011 7.946 9.981 11.026 12.357 13.04 14.007 13.965 14.189 14.683 15.573 16.561 16.038 15.509 13.93 13.409 13.581 0.01 0 12.127 13.947 14.318 14.376 14.633 15.205 16.536 17.233 17.377 17.602 17.583 17.738 18.348 18.322 18.397 18.26 18.172 17.93 17.998 18.817 18.936 18.594 17.992 18.136 18.526 18.677 18.634 18.949 18.767 16.532 16.59 16.626 16.148 15.763 15.363 14.684 13.673 13.206 12.139 10.751 9.629 8.243 6.973 4.378 4.291 3.82 4.412 4.699 4.243 2.513
Paul di Resta 4.676 6.335 7.307 8.787 9.837 10.842 11.745 12.291 12.68 13.005 13.694 14.725 29.478 31.896 32.053 31.194 31.042 31.656 19.322 20.544 18.977 20.061 21.24 21.941 23.026 23.983 25.012 26.01 27.088 28.018 28.908 29.689 31.166 31.923 32.542 33.117 33.762 34.224 34.463 35.235 35.844 36.219 36.332 51.554 53.907 53.717 53.717 53.699 53.189 50.752 51.054 51.03 50.68 50.346 50.062 49.818 50.123 49.027 47.985 46.821 45.556 43.968 42.12 38.972 38.577 38.272 38.72 38.696 38.465 37.693
Michael Schumacher 5.857 7.35 8.556 10.292 11.812 13.093 13.973 14.662 14.685 15.021 15.369 16.252 31.235 33.519 34.562 33.293 32.59 33.298 19.987 21.04 19.545 20.704 21.968 22.678 24.478 25.275 26.103 27.21 28.287 29.349 30.382 31.227 32.445 33.463 34.402 35.086 35.289 35.714 36.015 37.935 38.655 38.638 55.987
Jenson Button 6.526 8.697 9.635 11.084 12.531 13.887 14.939 15.536 15.877 15.933 16.471 17.322 18.543 20.299 35.792 37.472 37.972 38.572 25.374 25.96 24.013 24.871 25.804 26.453 27.559 28.961 30.771 33.143 34.447 35.726 36.987 38.614 54.962 58.181 59.627 60.753 61.926 62.951 63.962 65.353 66.537 67.182 67.762 69.034 70.139 71.102 71.787 72.926 73.764 72.506 74.221 89.95 94.669 95.342 95.246 95.553 95.722 95.359 94.775 93.861 92.969 91.625 90.401 87.81 89.886 90.145 92.975 98.871 99.474
Kamui Kobayashi 7.312 9.306 10.285 11.745 13.171 14.673 15.54 16.413 16.524 16.843 17.279 18.032 18.858 20.383 20.863 18.949 18.333 18.404 4.542 5.005 3.498 4.381 5.689 21.372 23.725 24.385 25.386 26.41 27.51 28.345 29.522 30.144 31.516 32.375 33.186 33.813 34.326 34.691 35.264 37.564 37.9 37.732 37.348 37.611 37.521 37.063 36.514 36.374 35.863 33.003 33.261 33.665 33.334 33.642 33.237 32.645 31.863 31.362 30.708 29.422 28.043 26.565 25.617 23.131 23.657 23.808 24.519 24.955 24.883 24.432
Kimi Raikkonen 6.903 8.87 10.007 11.532 12.89 14.215 15.341 15.896 16.246 16.352 16.764 17.59 18.62 19.695 18.816 17.47 16.968 17.301 4.031 4.174 2.697 3.444 4.343 4.968 5.513 6.03 6.701 7.418 7.914 8.358 8.912 9.498 10.465 11.144 11.709 12.584 13.287 13.698 14.123 28.996 32.45 34.002 33.972 34.381 34.612 34.536 34.376 34.281 33.683 30.773 31.532 31.253 31.618 31.896 31.406 30.876 30.425 29.564 28.702 27.667 26.167 24.319 22.344 19.637 19.844 19.443 19.326 18.946 18.043 15.567
Nico Hulkenberg 8.553 10.279 11.815 13.362 14.611 16.718 17.921 18.683 18.828 18.887 19.754 20.115 20.294 21.091 22.469 21.17 21.142 21.56 8.374 9.272 24.4 26.722 27.095 27.653 28.454 29.443 30.514 31.36 31.852 32.456 33.494 34.164 35.535 36.478 37.175 37.813 38.098 38.279 38.794 39.901 41.019 57.779 59.583 59.755 59.688 59.157 58.701 58.325 57.387 54.419 54.538 54.416 53.573 52.586 52.255 51.733 51.519 51.675 51.75 50.552 49.179 47.191 45.965 43.101 43.685 44.346 45.734 46.392 46.713 46.236
Daniel Ricciardo 10.147 12.881 14.26 15.973 19.112 20.644 21.85 23.224 24.293 24.468 24.507 24.744 24.888 25.134 25.238 24.802 39.019 42.59 30.041 30.794 30.166 31.689 32.741 33.286 33.873 34.647 35.506 36.447 37.104 37.857 38.724 40.159 41.348 42.205 43.368 44.427 45.263 45.8 46.381 47.303 47.778 47.935 47.727 47.928 48.108 48.199 48.443 48.777 48.678 46.557 47.204 47.802 48.194 48.628 49.035 49.44 50.722 65.499 67.899 66.931 65.771 63.979 62.149 59.048 58.409 57.466 57.163 68.264 67.106 64.475
Sergio Perez 7.909 9.764 11.403 12.835 13.998 16.158 17.32 18.039 17.857 18.007 18.685 19.117 19.445 21.045 21.729 20.345 19.747 19.647 5.998 6.041 3.843 5.014 6.103 6.877 7.44 7.775 7.973 8.111 8.62 8.905 9.372 9.984 11.075 11.778 12.518 12.98 13.942 14.484 15.248 16.335 31.262 33.521 32.746 32.236 31.972 31.628 30.829 30.444 29.772 26.996 27.065 26.984 26.494 25.439 24.975 25.092 26.362 25.393 23.805 21.841 19.936 17.841 16.103 12.675 11.795 10.768 9.818 8.713 7.498 5.26
Bruno Senna 8.918 12.474 13.627 15.592 19.736 22.192 24.032 25.335 26.264 27.907 29.44 30.855 32.216 34.795 36.093 36.731 38.532 40.411 28.384 30.488 32.124 35.035 53.407 56.57 57.312 58.304 59.651 61.426 62.667 64.264 65.877 67.154 69.445 70.977 72.234 73.317 74.613 75.853 77.652 80.684 82.989 84.648 86.495 88.145 89.82 90.783 91.81 92.983 93.465 95.04 96.862 97.889 98.435 98.773 99.229 99.598 99.577 99.091 98.678 97.693 98.17 97.216 96.345 97.469 99.684 100.159 100.612 100.933 100.902
Heikki Kovalainen 9.408 11.745 12.978 15.012 16.876 18.842 20.847 22.892 24.578 27.335 28.778 30.324 31.591 33.289 35.723 37.143 54.018 57.207 46.123 48.355 47.664 49.059 50.551 52.611 53.787 55.108 56.368 57.915 59.123 60.305 61.628 63.168 64.89 66.562 68.13 69.709 71.42 72.774 74.136 75.871 78.687 95.669 100.286 102.289 103.366 103.927 104.325 104.547 104.728 105.715 106.827 108.636 112.622 113.243 113.51 114.28 114.334 114.183 113.903 113.562 113.042 111.98 111.298 109.154 110.901 111.708 112.835 113.596 113.99
Vitaly Petrov 11.485 14.481 16.207 18.267 20.237 22.887 24.642 26.337 27.978 29.125 30.593 32.23 34.339 36.058 37.31 38.516 40.612 57.634 47.367 49.942 49.57 51.17 52.635 53.744 54.636 56.388 57.654 59.499 60.819 62.236 63.556 64.811 66.357 68.323 69.503 70.827 72.142 73.574 75.39 77.247 80.651 83.672 99.62 102.872 103.727 104.639 106.037 107.559 109.035 107.707 109.99 112.278 114.215 114.535 114.745 114.898 115.493 115.006 114.9 114.166 114.551 113.733 113.394 113.1 114.031 114.194 115.231 116.192 118.587
Jean-Eric Vergne 9.855 12.889 15.109 16.697 18.836 20.442 21.213 22.327 22.389 22.402 22.608 23.142 23.595 23.819 23.612 37.711 40.789 43.481 30.472 31.337 31.331 32.531 33.523 34.026 35.155 36.235 37.599 38.638 39.366 40.12 41.18 42.194 43.454 44.249 45.334 46.78 47.328 48.092 48.923 50.388 51.665 52.124 68.116 72.2 73.354 73.81 82.27 87.041 87.385 85.154 85.8 86.279 86.517 86.333 85.997 85.934 87.712 87.559 87.145 86.599 85.964 86.222 85.973 84.425 84.837 85.261 87.963 90.986 94.29
Pedro de la Rosa 11.217 14.959 17.509 20.737 23.58 26.383 28.88 30.905 32.649 34.352 36.188 38.647 40.815 42.654 43.888 44.887 47.152 50.029 38.799 41.448 41.488 44.195 47.018 49.221
Timo Glock 12.124 15.838 18.599 21.567 24.658 27.781 30.604 32.963 34.984 36.932 38.88 41.842 44.318 46.459 48.378 49.68 52.284 55.65 45.002 49.058 52.877 58.694 63.515 86.533 92.399 98.215 101.73 108.283 111.919 116.308 121.293 125.314 130.39 133.877 136.973 140.518 143.82 147.781 150.63 154.447 158.387 162.506 166.78 170.271 173.116 179.155 181.838 188.176 192.807 193.268 196.865 200.288 203.295 207.14 211.53 216.441
Pastor Maldonado 10.411 13.547 15.475 17.261 19.429 21.252 22.824 23.861 24.956 26.624 26.983 27.198 27.471 27.68 27.649 26.847 26.788 27.733 14.93 15.985 14.434 15.951 17.366 18.568 20.341 21.786 23.223 24.985 41.005 43.115 43.86 44.929 46.216 47.289 48.225 49.348 50.281 50.869 51.694 52.797 53.421 53.439 53.721 54.418 55.124 55.676 55.869 56.275 56.246 54.001 54.82 56.433 56.614 56.535 56.512 56.365 56.203 55.887 55.48 54.614 53.838 52.313 51.178 48.45 48.325 48.036 48.161 47.934 47.671 47.052
Charles Pic 12.771 16.443 19.356 22.484 25.606 28.425 31.401 33.931 36.158 38.175 40.108 43.232 45.828 49.292 51.155 52.255 54.15 56.987 46.869 50.089 52.799 56.713 60.318 63.758 66.982 70.494 73.965 93.336 100.571 103.852 106.687 113.048 117.73 122.311 127.972 131.61 134.686 137.937 141.276 146.511 150.209 153.324 157.09 161.914 167.271 170.897 174.651 179.263 182.287 183.61 188.672 194.231 197.547 200.325 203.337 206.774 210.19 213.17 215.875 218.231 221.353 223.236 224.801 225.572 229.026 232.317 238.466
Narain Karthikeyan 13.13 17.065 20.123 23.2 26.697 29.458 34.275 36.676 38.669 40.633 42.795 44.718 47.411 50.122 51.779 53.63 56.015 59.907 50.446 54.731 56.085 60.848

Felipe Massa, Paul di Resta, Romain Grosjean, Michael Schumacher, Montreal, 2012The race chart reveals how Grosjean might have had a chance of winning had he not fallen behind Paul di Resta at the start.

Grosjean lost around ten seconds in the opening 12 laps of the race in a queue of traffic behind the Force India. He ended the race 2.5s behind winner Hamilton.

In the hotter temperatures on race day the Lotus drivers enjoyed competitive race pace similar to what we saw in Bahrain and Spain. Grosjean ran a 50-lap second stint on Pirelli’s soft tyres, allowing him to pass Alonso for second place.

Grosjean’s position in the closing laps had a bearing on the leaders’ strategies. Christian Horner revealed they were reluctant to pit Vettel to cover Hamilton’s second stop because they knew Vettel, unlike Hamilton, would drop behind Grosjean. In the event that happened anyway when Vettel was forced to make a late final stop.

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16 comments on 2012 Canadian Grand Prix lap charts

  1. BasCB (@bascb) said on 11th June 2012, 10:15

    Nicely said Keith

    It goes to show how even the smallest mistake can have major consequences when the field is as tightly bunched as this.

    – actually to me that really is a great thing this year. A small mistake can means loads of places and points lost.

    It also means that we should be talking less about drivers being “humiliated”, “crushed” etc. by their team mates. Because from Hero to Zero really is only a small step today. A small moment for Rosberg here, and Massa’s spin is much the same, he could have been right on Alonso’s back at the finish without it. Sport on the top level, with a very even field. F1 2012, yes please!

  2. bigwilk (@bigwilk) said on 11th June 2012, 11:04

    Ouch for Marussia! Without HRT to fight they’re just going round in circles.

  3. matt90 (@matt90) said on 11th June 2012, 11:31

    Up until he retired, De La Rosa was ahead of both Marussias, Caterhams and Senna!

    • Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 11th June 2012, 11:47

      @matt90 – Basd on some comments by Ted Kravitz, and given the way de la Rosa and Karthikeyan retired within two laps of one another with the same problem, it’s given rise to the theory that HRT were light on fuel because they knew the brakes wouldn’t last a full race distance, so they want out for a spot of glory early on.

    • Himmat Singh. said on 12th June 2012, 3:48

      Not true. Have a look at the lap charts above.

  4. Dan Brown (@danbrown180) said on 11th June 2012, 11:40

    Interesting to see how close to the midfield Caterham are in comparison to Marussia

  5. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 11th June 2012, 11:53

    Is Ricciardo paying homage to his countryman Webber? His starts are continually dropping him back behind his team mate, even if he starts a few places ahead of him. I still have faith in him to deliver strong performances not just on Saturday but also on Sunday, but as Webber can attest to, making a poor start can make your race really difficult.

  6. Josie Maunders (@jbmaunders) said on 11th June 2012, 12:31

    seems to me that if Vettel had pitted lap 58-61 he would have come out ahead of Perez, and then if everything else went as it did he would have overtaken Alonso for 3rd and perhaps had more time to have a go at Grosjean in 2nd on much fresher tyres…

  7. sato113 (@sato113) said on 11th June 2012, 12:40

    but how did Hamilton jump Vettel at the first stops? even though HAM’s stop was slow…

  8. david_paraguay said on 11th June 2012, 12:53

    i guess HAM put some goods laps in the end of the stint, and even with the slow pit stop jump ahead

  9. Tom (@newdecade) said on 11th June 2012, 16:20

    Interesting how the slow-burn, almost “invisible” strategies like those of grosjean and perez are starting to draw parallels with oval racing, when it is often preferable to not sit at the front of the field. How much depends on the random performance variations of the tyres/car/race plan/track temps is debatable but it is interesting how important this style of race strategy is turning out to be, in 2012 anyway.

  10. OOliver said on 11th June 2012, 17:00

    Those on a one stop strategy apart from Alonso and Vettel, were not aiming for a win but trying to score points. Grosjean and Perez were not plotting to win by pacing themselves, rather they were hoping for 4th or 5th – 8th respectively.
    Had Grosjean being further forward at the start, he may have been forced to run at a faster pace and ended up with worn out tyres.

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