2012 Hungarian Grand Prix lap chart

2012 Hungarian Grand Prix

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2012Mark Webber reckoned he should have finished fifth – and he wasn’t the only driver to lose out on a three-stop strategy.

Hungarian Grand Prix lap chart

The lap chart shows how badly the three-stop strategies worked for the likes of Jenson Button and Mark Webber. They sacrificed race position on the track for a performance advantage they simply weren’t able to reap the benefit of.

In the case of McLaren, they must have expected Button would come out of the pits behind Bruno Senna and would need to pass the Williams. Button’s stop was the third-quickest of the race, so it’s not as though a slightly delay cost him one position more than they would have expected.

Button said his first pit stop came because his tyres had lost too much performance, but the other two were brought forward for strategic reasons. “I don’t know why we pitted so early each time,” he said.

“I don’t think we looked too good when it cane to strategy,” he added.

Button was at least able to recover a place from Senna through their final pit stops, but Mark Webber didn’t even have that consolation.

“Fifth place was there,” he said after the race, and the lap chart makes it clear why he thought so.

Had Webber not made his third pit stop – and he confirmed the team had considered it – he would have needed to complete a 30-lap stint on his final set of softs. That would have been a stretch, but Kimi Raikkonen did 25 laps in the middle of the race with a heavier fuel load.

It’s very easy to criticise strategies with the benefit of hindsight. But given Red Bull had already observed Button’s struggles by this point, and that Webber sacrificed a place to the only driver in front of him in the championship – Fernando Alonso – this was a particularly surprising call.

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

Hungarian Grand Prix race chart

Sebastian Vettel was another driver to three-stop, though he did not lose a place by doing so. He came very close, however – had his pit stop not been the fastest of the race he might not have made it out in front of Alonso.

As it was, he had to defend from the Ferrari driver who made a serious effort at taking the place at turn two.

After that Vettel tore into the gap between him and Romain Grosjean, but arrived on the tail of the Lotus one lap too late to attempt a pass.

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
Lewis Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.229 14.813 3.861 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.363 14.116 14.118 13.913 11.708 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romain Grosjean 1.456 2.101 2.373 2.189 2.247 2.234 2.328 2.126 2.142 2.307 2.567 2.778 2.497 2.609 2.438 2.087 2.028 0 0 7.276 2.675 2.226 1.367 0.973 1.749 2.494 2.315 1.768 1.299 1.142 0.978 1.319 1.152 1.165 1.631 1.285 0.778 0.962 3.063 17.455 15.089 16.946 18.385 18.784 16.402 6.038 5.374 5.311 5.153 4.507 3.879 3.365 4.495 4.405 4.358 5.218 5.246 5.83 5.521 6.389 6.095 6.377 7.454 8.317 9.275 9.703 10.079 10.356 10.518
Sebastian Vettel 3.28 4.136 4.36 4.672 4.919 5.465 6.255 6.626 7.069 7.625 8.175 9.208 9.823 10.378 11.559 11.355 13.754 27.413 23.634 12.556 8.857 8.855 8.733 8.403 8.539 8.367 8.396 7.948 7.888 7.707 7.342 7.307 7.264 7.903 6.929 5.88 4.59 6.97 21.166 18.857 16.451 17.872 18.909 19.669 17.782 6.683 6.907 6.942 6.924 6.688 6.263 6.132 6.249 5.986 5.79 6.536 6.664 9.009 24.062 23.398 21.635 19.861 19.791 19.001 18.174 17.062 15.734 13.763 11.614
Jenson Button 2.417 3.222 3.515 3.715 4.025 4.165 4.863 5.025 5.433 6.06 6.65 8.152 8.514 8.957 13.443 28.821 28.409 25.887 22.569 11.934 8.04 7.924 7.693 7.586 7.608 7.571 7.33 7.211 7.011 6.796 6.244 6.318 6.757 9.283 24.362 23.771 23.011 23.191 23.255 21.473 19.558 20.675 20.436 20.331 20.81 25.458 24.938 25.125 25.367 25.65 25.294 25.409 25.379 25.239 25.546 26.06 25.849 25.568 26.119 26.965 26.892 26.974 27.534 27.459 27.908 28.718 28.868 30.08 30.243
Kimi Raikkonen 4.241 5.681 6.435 7.262 8.451 8.971 9.805 10.115 10.783 12.106 12.718 13.564 14.04 14.644 15.01 14.9 14.932 12.116 8.726 0 13.638 13.635 13.935 13.844 13.21 12.948 13.002 13.091 12.432 12.069 11.542 11.589 11.165 11.025 10.534 9.125 7.18 6.505 5.092 3.956 0 0 0 0 0 4.423 3.549 3.031 2.67 1.914 1.303 0.963 0.976 0.947 0.879 1.089 0.968 1.17 0.921 1.08 0.817 0.8 0.962 0.928 1.062 1.295 1.236 1.055 1.032
Fernando Alonso 3.885 5.208 5.943 6.62 7.501 8.139 9.105 9.525 10.116 11.003 11.698 12.389 12.966 13.502 13.889 14.027 16.692 31.442 29.531 18.868 16.453 17.518 18.121 18.898 19.335 19.76 19.762 19.695 19.376 19.326 18.813 18.808 18.628 18.82 18.756 18.238 18.04 17.859 17.194 15.686 14.423 16.391 20.723 38.101 36.195 24.456 24.28 24.344 24.588 24.533 24.218 24.169 24.182 24.062 24.266 24.792 24.588 24.546 25.592 26.24 26.007 25.711 26.001 25.828 25.889 26.191 26.64 26.65 26.653
Felipe Massa 6.233 7.955 9.222 10.12 10.926 11.715 13.121 13.723 14.356 15.488 16.668 17.975 18.88 19.97 21.198 22.248 23.909 25.44 39.603 28.863 25.42 25.742 27.332 28.178 29.379 29.659 29.715 30.025 29.825 29.753 29.396 29.438 29.281 29.307 29.354 29.21 28.755 28.545 28.266 27.207 26.16 28.192 32.278 49.961 47.674 35.595 35.088 35.194 34.355 33.42 32.534 32.699 32.557 31.918 31.588 32.02 31.934 31.909 31.554 32.021 31.406 31.438 32.343 32.823 33.371 34.047 34.931 35.722 38.35
Pastor Maldonado 8.15 10.019 11.513 12.923 14.395 15.548 17.012 17.974 19.154 20.341 21.665 23.263 24.596 25.798 29.703 47.287 48.486 46.886 44.479 34.326 31.608 32.516 33.66 34.716 36.263 37.649 38.457 39.052 39.541 39.931 39.982 40.616 40.799 41.308 41.829 42.146 41.916 42.217 42.043 40.53 40.907 58.9 59.466 59.987 58.354 48.168 50.288 49.635 49.368 49.727 49.322 51.667 62.263 62.763 63.061 63.369 63.077 62.865 62.89 63.126 62.846 62.976 62.947 63.032 63.166 63.357 63.332 63.175 63.606
Bruno Senna 5.954 7.44 8.427 9.29 10.305 11.07 12.358 12.742 13.371 14.563 15.472 16.418 17.11 17.977 18.749 22.013 38.542 35.666 32.435 22.173 19.751 21.299 21.72 22.583 22.795 23.236 23.426 23.814 24.037 23.937 23.341 23.479 23.511 23.763 23.873 23.239 22.601 22.909 22.802 21.063 19.195 22.65 39.496 40.211 38.436 26.88 26.609 26.314 26.767 26.895 26.609 26.509 26.669 26.628 26.892 27.632 27.831 28.255 28.535 29.289 29.597 29.743 30.413 30.72 31.291 32.144 32.675 33.272 33.899
Nico Hulkenberg 6.694 8.765 10.147 11.355 12.604 13.432 14.935 15.725 16.61 17.936 19.245 20.93 22.382 23.559 27.621 46.689 47.263 45.511 43.279 33.02 30.243 31.082 32.205 33.461 34.981 36.424 36.4 36.905 37.3 37.71 37.954 38.577 39.083 39.619 40.4 40.578 40.374 40.79 42.814 56.89 54.045 55.825 56.537 57.399 56.862 47.357 47.048 47.263 47.331 47.448 46.794 46.973 46.792 47.067 47.429 47.958 48.05 48.049 47.881 48.153 48.228 48.427 49.474 50.03 51.148 52.614 54.127 55.464 57.283
Mark Webber 5.216 6.699 7.695 8.516 9.41 10.058 11 11.474 12.159 13.261 13.964 14.744 15.451 16.021 16.825 16.989 17.142 14.924 12.151 4.077 17.399 18.252 18.943 20.096 20.436 20.978 21.036 21.109 20.93 20.903 20.069 20.177 19.934 19.845 19.722 19.374 18.782 18.971 20.75 33.137 28.855 29.35 29.973 29.547 27.999 16.033 15.505 15.039 14.258 13.125 12.364 11.809 12.171 12.502 14.564 30.845 30.528 30.438 30.162 30.49 30.256 30.437 31.343 31.463 31.926 32.799 33.692 33.881 34.458
Paul di Resta 8.943 11.307 13.474 15.353 17.405 18.69 20.137 20.903 21.643 23.183 24.602 26.116 27.319 28.549 29.999 33.854 51.376 49.302 46.589 35.996 32.704 33.697 34.643 35.691 37.235 38.287 39.769 40.439 40.731 41.097 41.237 41.855 42.443 43.051 43.444 43.71 43.412 45.946 60.316 57.956 55.242 56.775 57.27 58.214 57.445 47.812 51.069 51.216 51.164 52.004 52.051 51.647 51.418 51.064 51.374 51.374 51.035 51.079 51.188 51.636 51.6 51.983 53.507 54.108 55.937 57.742 59.185 60.839 62.887
Nico Rosberg 7.286 9.378 10.823 12.131 13.576 14.349 15.825 16.579 17.54 19.073 20.404 22.027 23.316 24.468 25.982 28.451 45.851 43.944 41.589 31.115 28.016 28.408 29.403 30.796 31.605 32.472 32.696 33.028 33.13 33.515 33.572 33.713 33.912 34.14 34.081 33.602 33.096 33.566 33.416 35.021 50.426 51.441 52.257 53.408 52.165 40.841 41.205 42.626 42.867 42.969 43.669 43.582 44.188 44.752 44.767 45.304 45.371 45.089 45.075 45.604 45.611 46.292 46.798 47.082 48.074 48.965 49.468 50.659 51.234
Sergio Perez 8.561 10.539 12.158 13.647 15.183 16.22 17.983 18.891 19.935 21.248 22.853 24.556 26.407 27.675 29.009 30.642 31.533 30.737 29.081 21.676 24.397 42.306 42.699 43.683 44.519 45.953 47.989 49.226 50.596 51.749 52.244 53.368 55.261 56.989 57.151 56.346 55.381 55.153 54.289 52.223 51.407 53.698 54.964 56.567 56.492 46.873 52.257 69.71 69.256 68.795 67.935 67.776 68.807 68.522 69.272 69.587 68.97 68.394 67.724 67.521 66.304 65.743 65.668 65.592 65.133 64.844 64.835 64.623 64.494
Kamui Kobayashi 11.01 14.578 17.261 19.37 21.695 23.539 26.12 30.568 49.235 50.896 52.001 52.506 53.471 54.095 55.92 57.29 59.638 58.299 56.21 46.218 43.67 44.844 46.759 48.231 49.533 51.079 52.386 53.806 56.833 58.442 59.577 61.303 62.387 63.938 65.397 67.604 68.836 71.27 73.761 78.115 95.041 96.404 96.269 96.588 94.541 81.69 80.779 80.822 80.65 79.952 78.889 78.251 78.234 77.77 77.715 78.354 78.606 79.261 79.256 79.585 78.703 78.65 79.115 80.331 81.434 82.803 90.64
Jean-Eric Vergne 10.046 12.672 14.751 16.862 18.935 21.047 23.178 24.893 26.462 28.83 30.91 35.939 54.827 55.615 56.949 59.381 60.095 59.031 57.106 47.316 45.001 46.401 47.794 49.353 50.757 52.532 54.286 56.275 58.753 65.23 82.629 83.109 83.146 84.375 84.554 84.242 83.665 83.294 82.432 80.452 78.047 79.293 80.537 82.014 81.089 72.979 95.399 96.043 96.053 95.998 95.725 96.087 96.235 96.197 96.82 97.675 97.941 98.245 98.134 98.863 99.632 100.339 102.137 109.877 127.099 127.275 127.321 129.373
Michael Schumacher 18.344 37.039 37.875 41.843 52.458 53.792 55.52 57.181 58.939 60.742 62.599 64.919 66.661 68.639 71.292 72.046 72.904 71.97 70.127 60.158 57.674 58.884 60.279 61.668 62.89 64.531 65.807 67.292 69.15 70.53 71.978 76.588 96.705 97.643 99.512 100.077 100.562 101.36 101.502 100.567 99.77 103.664 104.885 109.728 109.26 98.374 99.125 100.968 102.671 103.133 103.526 104.277 105.052 105.61 106.387 107.04 108.665 114.483
Daniel Ricciardo 9.329 11.963 14.086 16.219 18.268 19.922 21.974 23.765 25.232 27.039 28.788 30.515 32.091 35.776 55.308 55.719 56.226 54.685 52.267 42.045 39.173 40.198 41.352 42.419 43.451 45.084 47.257 48.299 49.896 50.745 51.514 52.708 54.42 59.097 77.208 77.862 77.262 77.231 76.332 75.695 73.142 74.474 74.819 75.537 74.133 62.557 65.026 83.47 84.218 84.22 84.063 83.989 84.533 85.318 89.371 90.72 95.125 95.979 96.128 97.541 98.4 99.138 100.768 103.356 106.608 107.592 108.294 109.136
Heikki Kovalainen 9.753 13.348 15.482 17.681 19.745 21.764 24.276 26.261 27.785 29.996 32.38 34.645 36.639 38.615 40.644 42.714 48.245 65.302 64.248 55.409 53.287 54.835 56.395 58.67 60.609 62.744 64.15 65.745 67.212 68.796 70.259 72.362 74.158 75.581 78.814 82.969 102.653 103.602 105.577 108.397 109.425 111.981 113.69 115.859 117.294 106.996 108.184 113.368 116.425 117.845 120.436 121.926 124.079 125.717 128.144 133.351 152.579 153.268 155.964 157.563 157.772 158.009 159.187 160.261 161.625 162.611 164.1 165.387
Vitaly Petrov 10.64 13.924 16.26 18.735 20.806 22.688 25.34 27.101 28.858 31.485 33.822 36.121 39.011 41.476 43.625 46.401 51.117 55.662 72.524 63.227 62.118 63.727 65.781 67.432 68.75 70.596 72.287 73.906 75.464 77.133 78.403 80.203 81.903 84.152 89.546 108.874 109.807 113.509 114.549 114.812 117.038 120.795 123.154 128.624 129.409 120.328 124.564 126.864 128.687 131.99 135.98 154.596 157.351 158.572 161.632 163.501 166.799 169.197 170.467 174.727 176.983 178.407 182.867 185.097 189.003 191.657 193.714
Charles Pic 12.044 16.37 19.648 22.872 26.033 29.046 32.227 35.124 37.698 40.954 43.944 46.982 49.903 52.468 55.093 59.151 62.393 62.842 62.841 57.423 72.62 73.973 75.674 77.36 78.734 80.476 81.948 83.595 85.202 89.541 91.184 93.919 99.597 101.932 103.738 105.628 109.926 114.999 121.345 139.571 143.818 148.233 150.585 153.04 153.417 143.77 145.823 148.073 150.116 152.197 154.106 157.463 160.415 163.084 167.456 170.244 175.545 179.652 182.116 187.847 190.177 193.565 197.065 202.115 208.386 211.376 216.338
Timo Glock 12.479 16.952 29.961 32.913 36.101 39.715 43.714 47.527 51.898 56.287 60.438 64.627 69.397 74.034 78.105 82.642 86.825 93.203 113.904 109.735 110.673 115.576 119.948 126.92 130.978 136.837 140.33 147.143 151.285 154.798 157.7 163.603 166.204 168.953 171.731 174.357 179.101 183.543 186.111 190.171 208.052 214.206 217.217 220.478 223.359 214.43 218.862 224.693 228.898 231.185 233.012 235.135 239.171 243.051 245.102 247.786 250.371 254.672 257.502 265.448 269.9 273.168 279.401 283.265 289.799 298.238
Pedro de la Rosa 13.189 18.732 23.527 27.492 31.474 34.931 39.029 42.723 46.398 50.69 55.519 59.276 63.117 66.761 70.917 75.609 79.52 81.381 82.343 76.405 78.03 86.564 112.711 118.157 123.369 130.974 134.508 140.197 144.453 149.988 152.834 156.162 159.418 162.504 167.713 172.805 178.062 182.448 184.963 186.984 192.718 216.215 219.48 222.885 224.983 217.543 220.548 227.564 230.631 232.849 234.911 238.652 241.727 245.148 248.026 250.666 254.995 260.928 264.721 268.798 271.485 274.594 280.251 285.419 290.823 298.703
Narain Karthikeyan 13.646 19.454 24.065 28.256 32.076 36.331 41.166 44.972 48.859 53.653 58.225 62.272 66.042 71.709 76.319 80.822 85.223 90.229 112.367 106.357 108.501 113.249 119.143 126.398 130.349 134.534 139.734 145.371 150.803 154.416 159.307 164.629 168.138 171.693 175.641 181.814 185.324 188.642 197.973 219.549 220.131 227.639 231.284 239.051 240.491 233.028 238.244 241.538 247.39 250.686 254.749 257.692 268.977 274.366 277.586 280.967 294.482 300.244 306.401 316.568

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10 comments on 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix lap chart

  1. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 29th July 2012, 21:37

    It’s very easy to criticise strategies with the benefit of hindsight. But given Red Bull had already observed Button’s struggles by this point, and that Webber sacrificed a place to the only driver in front of him in the championship – Fernando Alonso – this was a particularly surprising call.

    It was, though on Autosport I read that Webber had problems with his diff, which Horner said increased rear-wheel tyre degradation, so they needed to stop anyway. Still, that’s not showing up on the lap chart, as Alonso hadn’t gained on Webber in the 10 or so laps that Webber was ahead of Alonso.

    • HoHum (@hohum) said on 29th July 2012, 23:52

      @adriammorse, I guess the diff made the diff, but as I pointed out last week they always seem to call Webber into the pits early leaving him short on tyre life at race end, they may have been covering Alonso but that was clearly stupid as Alonso started the race on the opposite tyre strategy making his softs last as long as Webbers mediums, clearly Alonsos mediums were going to last longer than Webbers softs at race end.

    • Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 30th July 2012, 1:28

      @adrianmorse in any case, surely hanging on ahead of Alonso (thus compromising his race, if Webber indeed ran into tyre problems) seems a looooot better than pitting and coming up behind Senna.

      I was surprised they tried a 3 stopper. And the result of the race was an obvious conclusion: a seriously bad mistake.

      • I’m guessing that Redbull really thought that Webbers car would end up being much faster than those infront and he’d be able to get past. However that seems like a poor decision, not only in hindsight but based on past performance too. Seen Webber getting stuck in traffic lots of time because the Redbull just doesn’t have enough straight line speed should have suggested don’t try. That Button couldn’t get past Senna should have suggested don’t try. That there were so few passes at all this race should have said don’t try.

        It was bad strategy and it hurt him (and Vettel) in the championship.

  2. Jarv F150 (@jarvf150) said on 29th July 2012, 22:26

    Bonkers race chart.

    Really shows that overtaking is very hard at this track – lots of examples of faster cars stuck behind the slower.
    Kimi & Lewis, Bruno & Webber, Glock and the HRTS, Schumacher & Kovalainen, Perez & Ricciardo

  3. katederby (@katederby) said on 30th July 2012, 13:31

    RBR seemed to the the diff issue and potential failure would have contributed to tyre wear but it did look like Webber could maybe hold off Alonso and take 5th… that was all that mattered to Webber,surely? But maybe that would have seen him challenge Vettel for 4th… not what they wanted.

    • Matt Clark (@mattc888) said on 30th July 2012, 20:05

      It’s bitterly disappointing to see Webber let down by poor Red Bull strategy yet again, especially after such a good start. I’m not sure if there is any truth to the conspiracy theories, but sometimes I feel that I wouldn’t be surprised, particularly with the dodgy Dr Helmut Marko lurking in the background.

      I guess the optimist in me has to hope that Horner told the truth, and the diff problem forced the seemingly poor tyre strategy, particularly in light of Webber’s commitment to Red Bull for 2013.

  4. BreezyRacer (@breezyracer) said on 31st July 2012, 19:02

    I believe that Webber’s third stop was only brought about because Vettel was stopping for a new set of softs. What?? .. you say?

    Well it goes like this .. Vettel had used up his tires trying to reel in Grosjean .. he was running wide on exits everywhere and went 2 wheels off a couple of times onto the grass. But if Vettel takes the gamble of another stop he figures he could possibly podium.

    The only problem with that is if he stops he has to pass Webber to get back to Grosjean. Call Webber in and problem solved. Webber had been running a tire conservation race the whole time and was seemingly well prepared to go to the finish without stopping.

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