2012 German Grand Prix lap charts

2012 German Grand Prix

Delays due to damage was the story of the day for many drivers, particularly those trying to make progress from starting near the back.

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

Sergio Perez, Sauber, Hockenheim, 2012It was a race of mixed fortunes for those who started near the rear of the field. Sergio Perez was particularly impressive on his way from 17th to sixth, passing a string of cars in the opening laps as the lap chart above shows.

Gaining 11 places was good but he might have finished even higher. His first stint was shortened after he picked up damage: “My strategy was a little bit compromised because I had to do my first pit stop a bit earlier than planned,” he explained.

“I felt something strange on the left hand side of the car – perhaps it was a puncture – but I don?t? really know yet what it was. This obviously meant we had to extend the later stint and I ended up with quite old tyres.”

Another driver who lost time with damage was Romain Grosjean: “Romain was compromised by his first lap incident which severely damaged his floor, losing him a lot of downforce,” said Lotus’s director of trackside operations Alan Permane.

Nico Rosberg salvaged a point after starting 21st. Both Mercedes drivers used three-stop strategies but weren’t able to make as much progress in the final stint as they hoped.

German 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
Fernando Alonso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.152 12.528 9.332 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sebastian Vettel 1.32 0.988 0.629 0.726 0.8 0.881 0.932 1.07 1.137 1.311 1.374 1.466 1.761 1.943 2.129 2.232 2.191 0 0 0 3.389 2.686 2.13 1.847 1.658 1.346 1.026 0.929 0.758 0.682 1.144 1.011 0.949 1.017 1.769 2.287 2.317 2.054 2.168 2.188 2.118 2.403 2.575 2.246 2.544 2.568 3.093 3.003 3.095 3.034 2.945 2.892 3.684 3.648 3.506 3.116 2.814 2.75 2.636 2.754 2.582 2.761 2.83 3.291 3.951 5.095 3.732
Michael Schumacher 2.429 2.848 3.075 3.704 4.331 4.682 4.92 5.535 5.905 6.654 8.535 9.432 10.328 13.124 27.968 27.847 27.795 25.482 24.641 21.961 13.914 14.461 14.812 15.189 16.058 17.054 17.273 17.724 17.797 18.175 19.053 19.581 20.025 20.699 21.592 25.365 38.38 37.525 37.29 37.72 35.091 21.629 21.664 21.572 21.597 21.627 21.993 22.929 23.232 23.556 23.458 25.91 39.421 38.971 37.917 36.6 35.283 34.279 33.379 32.688 31.741 31.153 30.677 30.327 29.643 30.144 28.97
Nico Hulkenberg 2.951 3.878 4.286 5.079 5.566 5.962 6.367 8.043 8.625 9.531 10.486 13.429 27.091 26.816 29.135 29.866 30.084 27.705 27.391 24.595 15.926 16.518 17.134 17.591 18.713 19.653 20.492 21.429 22.824 25.133 30.499 44.617 45.559 45.855 45.975 46.197 45.937 45.003 44.997 44.658 42.294 29.066 29.227 29.859 30.888 33.37 47.581 48.117 48.5 48.599 49.035 49.022 48.723 48.337 47.883 47.144 46.709 46.786 46.948 47.07 47.067 47.223 47.523 47.618 47.885 48.887 48.162
Pastor Maldonado 3.743 4.916 5.45 6.249 6.777 7.453 7.604 8.441 9.225 10.201 11.04 12.399 15.515 31.078 31.229 31.565 31.938 29.875 30.249 29.521 21.844 22.776 26.24 28.606 30.108 31.671 33.339 34.938 36.29 37.5 39.303 41.189 42.73 44.141 45.581 48.341 51.619 55.368 72.05 72.374 71.059 58.593 59.752 60.552 61.846 63.511 64.775 65.841 67.066 68.529 69.326 70.035 70.85 72.593 73.732 76.679 80.055 95.231 95.063 95.199 95.452 95.773 95.97 96.303 96.259 97.633
Jenson Button 3.258 4.205 4.572 5.58 6.054 6.602 6.856 6.831 6.889 7.13 7.249 7.355 7.445 7.703 7.675 7.686 7.813 5.434 7.329 16.624 6.737 6.382 5.647 5.444 5.678 5.497 4.973 4.781 4.348 4.02 4.267 3.823 3.668 3.527 3.368 4.483 4.265 3.96 4.141 6.442 15.269 1.615 1.2 0.813 0.757 0.767 0.726 0.724 0.919 0.99 1.09 1.033 1.106 0.976 0.819 0.678 0.686 0.941 1.208 1.38 1.397 1.523 1.937 2.483 3.396 6.044 6.949
Lewis Hamilton 4.823 6.357 47.303 64.814 65.441 65.581 65.364 65.039 65.004 65.343 65.427 65.793 65.94 65.99 66.351 67.052 67.729 67.04 67.491 65.007 56.578 57.258 57.703 58.206 59.432 60.334 60.985 61.697 63.376 64.71 68.715 82.502 82.35 81.527 81.102 81.336 81.704 81.243 81.354 80.876 79.004 66.861 67.402 68.032 68.801 70.164 73.583 90.16 90.781 91.194 91.286 91.375 91.682 92.196 93.195 105.692
Mark Webber 4.442 5.445 6.235 7.084 7.533 8.153 8.588 9.267 10.018 10.941 11.743 15.318 30.509 32.452 32.537 32.631 32.797 31.097 30.841 28.221 19.011 19.21 19.503 20.191 20.887 21.617 22.502 23.911 24.773 25.878 27.277 29.744 30.698 31.273 32.025 33.292 33.874 34.252 36.192 39.586 50.627 37.426 37.862 38.224 38.656 39.443 40.155 40.904 41.965 42.864 43.312 43.836 44.692 44.893 45.19 45.22 45.221 45.356 45.375 45.446 45.416 45.749 46.209 46.59 46.625 47.444 46.941
Paul di Resta 6.08 7.327 8.349 9.426 11.343 12.325 12.952 13.76 15.546 18.766 32.218 32.173 32.619 33.382 34.011 34.378 34.747 32.766 32.702 30.523 22.648 23.728 24.535 25.469 27.404 28.497 29.702 30.52 32.367 33.696 35.359 37.061 37.963 38.801 39.682 41.062 42.169 42.825 46.744 60.358 58.167 45.214 45.658 46.131 46.052 46.522 46.963 47.465 47.972 49.701 50.381 51.074 51.393 52.019 53.165 55.156 55.905 56.546 56.858 57.381 57.451 57.881 58.297 58.859 59.329 60.342 59.227
Kimi Raikkonen 5.604 6.581 8.796 9.792 10.167 10.93 10.714 10.803 10.969 11.56 14.778 28 27.948 27.828 28.412 28.594 28.4 26.066 25.578 22.531 12.917 12.391 11.875 11.953 12.367 12.833 13.335 13.873 13.967 14.095 14.824 15.269 15.388 15.789 16.123 17.453 18.264 21.147 34.385 33.335 30.194 16.53 16.56 16.089 15.768 15.971 15.437 16.221 16.214 16.305 16.745 16.759 16.344 15.969 15.634 15.008 14.478 14.416 14.544 14.613 14.513 15.132 15.255 15.681 15.61 16.675 16.409
Daniel Ricciardo 6.544 8.015 9.663 10.993 14.155 17.204 18.004 19.133 20.018 20.981 21.824 22.493 23.292 23.849 24.178 24.861 25.991 24.614 29.179 41.234 32.614 34.316 34.4 35.287 36.151 37.054 38.059 39.363 40.166 40.737 41.958 43.283 45.313 47.412 48.549 50.805 52.444 56.317 71.306 70.887 68.177 54.746 54.77 54.641 54.675 55.084 55.525 56.387 57.086 57.715 57.905 58.145 58.484 59.61 60.143 60.206 60.467 61.317 62.76 64.459 66.049 67.712 69.184 70.731 72.215 75.139 76.829
Kamui Kobayashi 6.799 8.362 9.95 11.268 12.472 13.27 14.632 15.193 15.938 17.165 17.619 18.263 18.458 18.524 18.538 18.653 18.768 16.321 15.645 12.728 5.138 8.577 24.928 25.889 26.301 26.104 25.989 26.013 26.291 26.711 27.627 28.085 27.812 27.389 27.021 27.176 27.56 26.835 26.885 26.708 24.065 10.96 14.656 30.191 29.416 29.094 28.739 28.623 27.987 27.783 27.251 26.489 25.818 25.062 24.165 23.398 22.928 22.651 22.201 21.718 20.99 20.813 20.661 21.22 21.309 21.91 21.925
Felipe Massa 20.001 38.454 38.581 38.748 38.647 38.441 38.225 38.537 39.549 40.576 42.313 43.041 44.488 45.16 45.57 45.964 46.296 44.347 44.38 42.455 34.389 36.165 38.573 43.136 57.912 57.795 57.481 57.332 56.913 57.312 58.608 58.903 58.787 58.981 59.277 59.912 60.365 60.405 60.732 61.158 59.576 47.529 48.557 49.481 50.6 51.877 55.724 71.191 70.986 71.106 70.897 70.928 71.319 71.45 71.762 71.557 70.933 70.627 70.895 70.778 71.026 72.738 72.516 72.154 72.447 73.035 71.428
Bruno Senna 34.824 78.282 78.072 78.501 78.693 78.912 78.924 78.895 78.726 78.658 78.676 78.555 78.631 78.76 78.951 79.237 79.423 77.494 77.25 77.427 69.438 71.146 72.282 73.936 78.414 93.635 93.383 96.048 96.235 96.605 97.503 97.963 98.44 99.212 99.696 101.851 102.329 102.301 102.966 103.471 103.129 90.798 92.049 93.369 94.452 97.398 102.074 117.205 118.057 118.752 118.773 120.218 121.452 121.746 121.801 121.737 121.853 122.26 122.945 123.527 123.75 124.051 124.456 124.794 125.03 125.994
Jean-Eric Vergne 7.822 9.364 11.614 13.177 15.839 20.468 35.69 36.053 36.692 36.66 36.678 36.905 38.577 39.171 39.617 40.143 40.549 38.83 38.909 36.636 28.396 29.31 30.124 31.461 33.037 34.663 39.065 54.904 55.144 58.697 59.568 61.385 61.773 61.78 62.187 62.833 63.086 63.345 64.023 64.395 62.546 50.012 51.473 52.437 55.94 72.131 72.269 72.562 72.356 72.949 73.041 73.266 73.598 73.83 74.465 75.273 75.303 75.282 75.152 75.293 75.602 75.923 76.334 76.739 76.622 77.307 76.965
Heikki Kovalainen 9.954 11.952 14.797 17.589 19.242 20.529 21.747 23.213 24.255 25.622 27.013 29.236 33.825 49.28 50.223 51.275 52.66 50.98 50.948 48.876 40.562 41.444 42.197 43.121 44.545 45.973 47.426 48.971 50.118 52.018 56.815 72.308 72.938 73.878 75.51 77.221 78.356 78.95 84.029 85.994 85.707 74.293 76.995 81.914 98.447 100.297 101.795 104.955 107.055 109.937 111.911 114.447 123.906 150.227 158.018 163.828 164.74 165.794 166.984 168.203 168.91 171.207 172.164 177.698 179.422
Sergio Perez 8.205 9.693 10.673 11.775 13.234 13.898 13.704 14.224 14.125 14.107 14.373 14.485 14.605 14.495 14.434 14.573 18.866 30.28 28.482 25.179 16.427 17.027 17.598 18.091 19.154 20.291 20.982 21.938 23.292 23.629 24.386 24.69 25.126 25.33 25.633 26.351 26.993 28.419 29.194 32.248 43.751 30.009 30.131 31.248 31.617 32.275 32.287 32.283 32.144 32.629 32.727 32.846 32.441 31.866 31.568 30.857 30.571 30.422 29.923 29.912 29.841 29.518 29.185 28.864 28.306 28.919 27.896
Vitaly Petrov 9.072 11.486 14.447 16.16 17.635 19.38 20.547 21.737 23.184 24.575 25.986 27.741 30.092 34.685 51.43 53.696 54.821 53.305 53.64 51.413 43.076 44.245 45.128 46.23 47.709 48.936 50.228 51.897 54.5 55.974 58.232 63.252 78.79 79.52 83.929 86.665 87.641 88.225 89.26 90.234 89.33 77.119 78.791 83.825 86.122 88.052 89.513 91.982 94.139 98.685 114.213 115.128 117.9 119.665 120.061 120.285 120.408 120.965 121.803 122.575 122.738 123.142 123.609 124.106 124.327 125.448
Romain Grosjean 37.452 66.753 67.61 69.34 70.368 70.808 71.321 72.156 72.471 72.792 72.866 73.986 74.505 74.971 75.462 76.036 76.871 75.232 75.777 74.423 66.506 68.107 69.546 73.351 90.929 90.888 90.873 90.905 90.877 91.293 91.452 91.838 92.524 93.54 94.232 95.797 96.165 96.674 97.39 100.445 99.747 90.232 112.486 116.641 116.421 117.164 118.753 123.255 125.159 126.597 126.876 127.422 130.082 130.992 131.788 132.047 134.576 137.644 138.707 138.885 140.827 141.683 142.196 143.062 143.362 145.238
Charles Pic 10.805 13.792 16.533 19.748 22.521 25.197 27.557 30.188 32.644 35.283 38.714 41.39 44.288 47.399 50.061 53.445 56.512 56.684 58.601 58.313 54.875 70.46 71.593 72.92 74.37 75.808 77.157 78.788 80.512 84.032 87.008 89.48 91.617 95.18 98.904 101.613 104.338 106.114 109.6 112.057 112.815 103.635 109.751 128.324 129.752 132.791 136.014 139.512 142.094 144.482 146.598 148.76 151.328 156.215 159.029 164.642 167.083 169.373 171.626 173.972 177.743 181.971 184.71 187.295 192.071
Nico Rosberg 9.679 10.686 12.245 13.865 14.875 16.516 17.26 17.973 18.742 19.508 20.018 22.767 37.47 36.802 37.082 37.422 37.518 35.322 34.68 32.047 23.607 24.258 26.624 27.355 28.302 29.25 30.324 31.057 31.159 31.886 32.671 35.467 48.61 48.908 49.036 49.498 49.624 49.188 49.247 49.032 46.648 33.341 33.36 34.005 34.166 34.848 35.12 35.76 36.684 39.595 53.496 53.061 52.938 52.654 53.638 54.013 53.917 53.501 52.831 52.453 51.755 51.327 50.953 50.459 49.759 50.283 48.889
Timo Glock 11.176 14.278 18.872 22.036 24.596 27.355 29.858 32.535 35.619 39.052 42.051 45.329 48.647 51.91 55.642 59.068 62.458 64.27 69.853 86.353 79.377 83.068 86.432 89.567 92.811 96.536 100.804 107.421 110.86 115.869 119.805 124.695 129.741 133.137 135.817 139.068 143.917 147.2 150.584 156.29 172.62 164.794 167.749 170.541 173.469 178.195 180.839 186.089 191.089 196.2 199.365 203.875 207.184 209.927 215.227 218.556 221.786 225.843 229.286 234.296 238.062 244.674 248.838 253.283
Pedro de la Rosa 12.025 15.409 19.691 23.697 26.804 29.915 32.686 35.735 39.225 42.874 45.947 49.297 52.785 56.026 59.335 62.352 65.75 66.716 70.023 73.071 83.669 86.773 90.225 93.185 96.954 100.834 106.071 110.183 114.313 117.913 121.295 125.635 130.892 134.391 137.711 142.36 146.461 149.491 155.42 158.943 160.36 151.416 155.138 158.953 167.07 187.086 190.992 194.802 197.527 201.275 203.492 206.809 210.445 213.634 217.644 220.013 223.6 226.491 229.842 233.202 236.718 240.418 243.542 248.131
Narain Karthikeyan 14.283 17.627 20.892 24.844 28.096 31.243 34.873 38.472 42.445 45.676 48.716 52.196 55.971 59.215 62.608 66.219 70.678 72.059 75.312 77.052 72.709 80.534 104.135 106.86 112.223 116.53 120.003 123.886 126.553 129.685 132.725 135.686 138.596 142.256 145.525 149.986 153.167 156.453 159.225 163.524 165.444 156.004 163.008 168.561 172.462 180.217 200.593 204.638 208.844 212.977 217.074 219.035 222.21 224.289 226.016 227.782 229.76 232.582 236.449 240.534 245.269 248.216 250.659 253.614

Quite a few drivers blamed debris for their problems during the race. Another was Pastor Maldonado as chief operations engineer Mark Gillan explained: “We had a difficult day today with both cars races being compromised by damage.

“Pastor had good pace at the start of the race but on lap 12 he ran over debris that was lying in the middle of the track. The debris substantially damaged the left hand side of his car which lost him a significant amount of down force and ruined his race.”

Maldonado’s struggles from lap 12 on can be seen in the graphs above.

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7 comments on 2012 German Grand Prix lap charts

  1. Tom (@newdecade) said on 22nd July 2012, 21:51

    Really illustrates how Massa Senna Grosjean and Hamilton never had a chance. On a track like this where cars can easily run at their fundamental pace, and with such a tight field and little chance of a safety car, the recovery drives were never going to happen.

  2. ivz (@ivz) said on 22nd July 2012, 21:59

    I havent seen the race yet, but did the Saubers have very good pace?

  3. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 23rd July 2012, 20:42

    The top three guys really were running their own race by this years standards.

    Seems to me that Lotus took their time bringing Raikkonen in for his second stop.

    • Kimi4WDC said on 24th July 2012, 5:45

      They messed up with Soft/Soft strategy. So Kimi was forced to stay longer on slower Softs, to ensure he would have enough till the end of the race on Hards.

      They did great with pit stop timings, but missed out on main strategy.

  4. Dave (@davea86) said on 25th July 2012, 6:16

    The chart really shows how much pressure Alonso had to withstand throughout the whole race. There were only 5 laps where his gap to second place was over 2.5 seconds, two when Vettel had just come out of the pits and had to get his tyres up to temp and the last 3 laps where Vettel and Button were slowing each other up.

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