2012 Italian Grand Prix lap charts

2012 Italian Grand Prix

The lap charts show how Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez made their way through the field, and how Felipe Massa came close to losing fourth place at the end of the Italian Grand Prix.

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

Fernando Alonso made major gains in the first seven laps of the race which put him in content for a strong podium finish.

He passed Paul di Resta, Kamui Kobayashi and the slow-starting Nico Rosberg on the first lap, Kimi Raikkonen on the second and by lap seven he’d taken Michael Schumacher for fifth.

But he ended up losing out to a driver who started even further back and made even more passes. Sergio Perez had to pass some drivers multiple times and put a total of three moves on Raikkonen during the course of the race. He ran out of time to catch Hamilton – at the rate he was gaining Perez needed around four more laps to have a chance of taking the lead.

Italian 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
Lewis Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.043 2.861 1.896 1.278 0.503 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
Jenson Button 2.038 2.461 3.344 3.598 4.015 4.549 4.877 5.226 5.516 5.542 5.588 5.809 5.873 6.252 6.189 6.25 6.545 6.575 6.927 6.761 6.497 9.783 25.378 11.414 10.513 9.541 8.831 7.914 7.264 7.291 7.224 7.358
Felipe Massa 1.256 1.404 2.157 2.252 2.253 2.615 2.833 3.196 3.477 3.49 3.746 4.071 4.304 4.729 4.865 4.962 5.422 6.066 11.195 29.842 30.828 31.274 27.512 13.507 12.839 11.947 11.398 10.938 11.094 11.397 12.146 12.447 12.363 12.001 12.038 12.31 12.684 13.101 13.285 14.502 14.642 14.938 15.583 16.066 16.55 17.075 18.414 19.564 21.093 23.048 25.122 27.28 29.667
Michael Schumacher 2.647 3.454 4.627 5.894 6.536 7.403 8.749 9.524 10.294 11.416 12.123 12.757 13.383 14.391 18.281 36.346 36.219 36.372 35.867 35.563 35.253 35.819 33.11 21.094 20.572 20.087 19.722 19.02 18.881 19.868 20.474 21.395 21.794 21.89 21.556 21.61 25.126 42.964 42.548 41.9 40.905 39.919 38.955 37.877 36.785 35.504 35.026 34.856 34.015 33.182 32.272 31.729 31.259
Sebastian Vettel 3.37 3.803 4.861 4.925 5.349 5.732 5.869 6.124 6.442 6.575 6.687 7.079 7.328 7.691 8.039 8.036 8.217 8.51 8.894 12.536 31.122 31.968 29.088 15.222 14.687 14.932 14.317 13.662 14.874 15.6 15.782 16.498 16.625 19.866 31.088 30.928 31.45 31.844 31.85 31.675 31.595 31.395 30.888 30.359 29.914 29.2 29.411
Nico Rosberg 6.294 8.524 9.734 11.056 14.329 15.588 16.648 17.781 18.671 19.708 20.757 21.598 22.52 26.961 46.249 46.483 46.105 46.026 45.946 45.28 44.431 45.234 41.774 27.631 27.494 26.58 25.923 24.824 24.247 24.933 25.161 25.938 26.521 25.994 25.409 25.272 26.024 30.087 47.745 46.643 45.841 44.674 43.442 41.908 40.317 39.651 39.504 38.48 37.656 37.352 36.184 35.35 33.55
Kimi Raikkonen 3.813 5.367 6.578 7.394 8.343 9.147 9.997 10.905 11.74 12.436 12.966 13.692 14.004 14.958 15.451 15.225 20.517 38.634 38.71 38.383 38.035 37.762 34.416 21.722 21.319 20.908 20.326 19.803 19.431 20.745 21.548 22.56 22.866 23.08 23.022 23.715 25.619 27.973 27.932 27.884 27.781 28.011 27.501 27.514 27.607 27.355 27.843 28.402 28.319 29.009 29.691 30.373 30.881
Kamui Kobayashi 4.414 5.929 7.257 8.17 9.154 10.392 11.66 13.176 14.36 15.356 16.306 17.281 18.022 19.147 20.175 21.288 22.957 23.926 25.274 29.827 48.852 48.884 46.033 32.892 34.073 33.896 33.738 33.394 33.392 34.274 34.958 35.852 36.945 37.189 37.447 37.869 38.865 39.447 39.1 38.98 39.037 38.975 38.428 38.728 39.346 39.114 41.13 41.322 41.332 42.008 42.617 43.45 43.898
Paul di Resta 5.173 6.73 8.146 8.959 9.971 11.719 12.926 14.366 15.534 16.733 18.731 19.952 20.964 21.88 22.666 23.072 23.858 24.475 25.832 27.18 30.617 48.429 45.493 32.195 31.941 31.716 31.611 31.147 31.131 31.799 32.431 33.266 33.991 34.201 34.273 34.42 34.781 34.992 35.254 35.371 35.43 35.633 35.199 35.267 35.277 35.079 36.498 36.997 37.255 38.493 38.933 39.879 41.057
Fernando Alonso 4.009 4.48 5.329 6.157 6.793 7.442 7.912 8.241 8.487 8.742 8.906 9.044 9.203 9.49 9.448 9.501 9.381 9.561 9.875 13.475 31.454 32.411 29.762 15.596 14.96 15.588 15.017 14.184 14.125 14.535 14.552 14.772 14.912 14.661 14.397 14.415 14.378 14.071 13.807 13.499 13.274 13.325 12.572 11.995 11.724 12.126 12.764 13.331 14.264 15.776 17.533 19.243 20.594
Mark Webber 7.364 9.433 10.937 12.014 13.402 14.187 14.643 15.196 16.118 17.131 18.126 18.868 19.9 20.594 21.164 21.659 22.035 22.533 22.898 23.298 26.876 45.881 42.935 29.299 28.98 28.56 28.068 27.388 27.062 27.642 28.369 29.061 29.577 29.898 30.197 30.453 31.177 32.436 32.634 32.896 33.12 33.268 32.804 32.82 33.088 32.911 33.863 34.28 35.523 43.635 76.504
Sergio Perez 6.401 7.465 8.637 9.243 10.333 11.235 11.256 12.166 13.159 13.414 13.522 14.548 14.759 15.39 15.967 15.742 16.011 16.08 16.074 15.95 15.754 15.832 12.83 0 0 0 0 0 4.987 23.976 24.022 24.106 24.466 23.564 23.392 23.979 23.282 21.91 20.377 18.749 17.192 15.799 14.93 13.223 12.387 11.233 10.572 9.477 8.416 7.318 6.672 5.833 4.356
Bruno Senna 5.601 7.063 8.894 11.3 11.818 12.527 13.19 16.019 17.014 18.114 19.243 20.779 21.783 22.7 23.434 24.206 25.083 25.883 27.424 28.58 29.625 30.884 31.178 24.214 43.759 43.625 43.404 42.847 42.795 43.566 44.28 45.13 45.74 45.974 46.106 46.328 46.657 46.773 46.922 47.459 47.84 47.497 46.714 46.358 46.47 45.888 46.158 46.038 46.4 46.742 46.966 47.281 48.144
Daniel Ricciardo 6.867 9.084 10.495 12.617 14.643 16.074 17.215 18.616 19.911 20.949 22.038 22.875 23.85 24.885 25.92 26.281 27.262 28.023 28.712 29.326 30.615 33.419 31.676 22.71 41.888 42.008 42.128 41.595 41.411 42.1 42.656 43.145 43.441 43.593 43.367 43.271 43.24 43.93 43.999 44.471 44.449 44.286 44.508 44.091 43.676 42.87 43.378 43.697 43.567 44.032 44.659 45.275 50.316
Jerome dAmbrosio 8.021 10.623 12.797 14.335 15.519 17.056 18.788 21.084 22.584 24.037 25.347 26.544 27.733 30.761 32.024 33.137 35.112 36.939 39.695 41.951 43.094 44.489 43.946 31.95 33.731 39.799 45.333 63.857 64.148 65.102 65.817 66.962 68.668 69.443 70.898 72.051 72.589 73.155 73.201 73.268 74.235 74.041 73.361 72.913 73.045 72.9 73.587 73.784 73.471 73.698 75.777 76.027 75.861
Jean-Eric Vergne 8.795 11.255 13.699 15.231 17.137 18.85 20.599 22.744
Heikki Kovalainen 8.513 11.796 14.951 16.961 18.899 21.245 23.357 25.028 27.059 28.853 30.493 32.328 33.829 35.953 37.378 39.216 44.427 64.381 65.549 67.119 68.069 68.964 66.83 54.497 55.432 56.101 57.044 57.739 58.746 60.597 62.401 64.141 66.172 67.244 68.463 69.898 71.588 73.743 78.555 97.308 98.161 98.804 99.17 99.658 102.63 102.602 103.561 104.43 105.14 107.148 108.552 110.138
Vitaly Petrov 10.006 13.435 15.935 18.34 20.287 22.529 24.226 26.639 28.743 30.556 32.307 34.302 36.035 38.286 39.825 41.462 43.178 45.155 51.106 70.654 71.522 72.363 70.105 57.653 58.522 59.019 59.754 60.349 61.23 62.923 64.686 66.298 68.032 68.907 70.343 71.773 73.63 75.284 76.715 81.195 100.191 100.515 100.048 102.797 103.517 103.156 104.255 105.08 105.498 107.49 108.932 110.337
Timo Glock 10.461 14.085 16.821 19.175 21.571 24.317 29.677 57.44 60.053 61.836 64.448 66.568 68.775 71.083 72.882 74.51 76.178 78.126 79.79 81.246 82.866 84.333 82.55 70.924 72.665 74.419 76.36 78.163 79.978 82.994 86.058 93.027 117.211 118.317 121.843 123.193 125.576 126.611 127.494 129.626 131.323 132.255 134.849 137.134 139.217 140.896 142.945 143.904 144.523 145.682 147.034 148.651
Charles Pic 11.078 14.642 17.824 20.474 22.768 25.31 27.514 29.701 32.1 34.177 36.374 38.487 40.627 42.791 44.67 47.031 49.451 55.244 76.531 77.608 78.62 79.601 77.637 65.634 66.918 68.004 69.314 70.496 72.035 74.235 76.188 78.178 80.265 81.555 86.387 105.792 106.491 106.863 107.499 108.953 109.618 110.246 110.438 110.779 111.471 111.891 113.367 114.353 114.811 115.914 117.247 121.258
Narain Karthikeyan 11.561 15.425 19.13 22.041 24.717 27.843 30.535 33.359 35.999 38.697 41.663 44.851 47.615 50.704 53.57 56.385 59.343 62.24 64.819 68.112 70.717 74.648 77.501 95.491 97.077 98.128 100.47 103.21 107.52 111.421 115.448 118.316 121.341 123.629 126.109 128.813 131.263 133.945 136.507 140.195 142.127 145.017 146.839 148.513 150.632 152.68 155.841 158.287 160.982 165.049 171.419 175.551
Pastor Maldonado 9.51 12.546 16.436 17.899 19.284 21.493 22.302 24.016 25.17 26.289 27.121 28.399 32.591 52.13 52.038 51.752 51.957 51.839 50.938 50.756 50.249 50.456 47.401 34.258 34.828 35.245 35.42 35.362 35.526 36.461 37.318 38.418 39.245 39.572 43.053 59.555 58.747 57.836 56.723 55.422 54.566 53.875 53.31 52.891 52.017 50.912 50.686 49.86 49.072 48.726 48.151 48.661 48.682
Pedro de la Rosa 11.966 16.248 19.897 22.786 25.6 29.065 31.996 34.964 37.916 40.601 43.493 47.446 50.951 54.73 57.962 61.72 64.988 68.301 71.155 74.438 77.567 84.254 103.404 92.791 95.101 96.561 98.822 100.604 104.413 107.763 111.165 116.183 118.796 122.427 125.016 126.835 128.678 131.466 134.522 136.806 139.478 141.76 143.983 145.71 147.59 149.187 151.564 153.412 154.896 156.838 158.608 160.683
Nico Hulkenberg 9.216 12.153 14.393 15.811 17.556 19.254 20.708 23.52 24.375 25.253 26.215 27.411 28.239 29.772 30.678 31.196 31.895 32.336 32.785 33.303 33.932 35.166 33.265 21.582 22.975 23.778 28.017 46.759 46.98 47.692 48.136 48.958 49.707 49.834 49.855 49.913 50.102 49.895 50.073 49.922 50.353 50.478 49.867 49.753 49.479 48.63 48.655 48.666 48.186 61.252

The Ferrari drivers had dropped well off the pace by the end of the race. Particularly Felipe Massa, who was rapidly falling back into the clutches of Kimi Raikkonen and the two-stopping Mercedes.

Michael Schumacher took almost three seconds out of Massa on the last lap and Nico Rosberg was 4.2 seconds faster.

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14 comments on 2012 Italian Grand Prix lap charts

  1. sato113 (@sato113) said on 9th September 2012, 22:28

    surprised mecedes made a 2 stop work alright. can’t remember seeing their 2nd stops on tv which made me very confused as to why they were so fast.

    It looks like the ferraris stopped too early. perhaps they were covering others.

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 9th September 2012, 22:39

      Massa made his stop ‘blind’ – the team had no telemetry, so he called the stop. I suspect Vettel pitted in reaction to that and Alonso came in at the same time pre-empting that Vettel would do so.

      • Atticus (@atticus-2) said on 9th September 2012, 22:41

        Alonso also had to pit early, otherwise Schumacher would have overtook him as he pitted even earlier due to the two-stop strategy. He was closest to Michael out of the frontrunners at that time, so he had to react first – but I admit that does not explain why Massa pitted one lap even earlier. I thought the early stop would compromise Alonso’s race, but in the end it did not.

        Apart from the overtakings, sudden retirements, Alonso’s masterful opening laps, overall pace and Perez’s surge it was a classic strategy battle. It was a good race.

  2. Jake (@jleigh) said on 9th September 2012, 22:48

    McLaren’s job was made far easier when Massa, Vettel and Alonso came out of their first stops in traffic. It meant they didn’t get the time advantage of fresh tyres, so McLaren could delay their stops, making a 1 stop less marginal

  3. Note how Hamilton was able to pull sharply away from the ferraris after checo broke through them. Suggests he had a lot of pace in hand over the ferraris.

    • bosyber (@bosyber) said on 10th September 2012, 7:46

      Massa highlighted the issue Ferrari had (at least on his car, but that was also bc. he stopped early thanks to lack of telemetry to guide them I guess), namely tyre degradation. Possibly Alonso suffered less from it, but I think both indicated their wear was quite high @dmw; HAM did suggest he had pace in hand, and it does seem likely.

    • I think that’s an indication of the Ferrari’s slowing down, not him speeding up.

      It’s just amazing how, once Sergio got the clean air, he just went. Just fantastic stuff, I swear he’s a future world champion.

  4. JarrodP said on 10th September 2012, 3:25

    Did anyone notice that Perez was the only driver to improve against the leader in the last phase of the race, lap 37 onwards (with the exception of the two Mercs and Pastor). Why? It’s just such a dramatic and consistant performance advantage over the rest of the field.

    • Tom (@newdecade) said on 10th September 2012, 4:16

      I think (not having looked at the tyre strategies) he was the only frontrunner on a counter strategy ie. hard-soft. The still astonishing sauber tyre preservation and sheer pace and fight of checo made it work…. But I wonder who else could have been racing him for position had they been on the same strategy.

      • bosyber (@bosyber) said on 10th September 2012, 7:49

        Good point @newdecade, perhaps Alonso should have tried that too once he knew a good lap in Q3 wasn’t likely (though he might not have had those great first 10-12 laps then), could have stopped later and not had degradation at the end as he had now.

  5. Mallesh Magdum (@malleshmagdum) said on 10th September 2012, 13:27

    Sauber has really good race pace. Force India on the other hand have a slower race pace, quite opposite to what they were in the past

  6. f1mikhak (@f1mikhak) said on 10th September 2012, 14:29

    I can’t understand Kimi’s strategy. His first stop was right in the window for 2 stopping which meant he had to do 36 laps on those hard tyres, more than any other driver and was very lucky not to have been taken by Schumacher at the end. It seemed like he was matching the pace of the leaders when he got some clear air when Schumacher made his first pitstop. Maybe they were trying to cover him off but that didn’t work and then decided after to switch to a one stop.

  7. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 10th September 2012, 19:46

    HRT look much more in touch with Marussia, or rather Glock. Either Glock had a terrible race (which I’m inclined to think, considering Pic finished ahead of him) or they had a genuinely decent race. Caterham look lonely as usual.

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