2012 Japanese Grand Prix lap charts

2012 Japanese Grand Prix

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Suzuka, 2012Felipe Massa’s run to second place showed that the much-maligned Ferrari F2012 had strong race pace.

He was able to stay out longer than Kamui Kobayashi and Jenson Button during the first stint and move up to second place.

Kobayashi dropped back around half-distance when his tyres started to go off leaving Massa to claim his first podium finish since the 2010 Korean Grand Prix.

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

Japanese 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
Sebastian Vettel 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mark Webber 55.87 27.6 28.371 29.797 30.895 32.65 34.883 36.863 38.792 41.212 44.512 46.974 48.288 49.112 50.301 50.354 48.883 33.098 34.137 34.748 35.589 36.929 38.058 38.921 39.988 43.069 60.313 60.996 61.555 62.673 63.081 64.265 65.237 66.055 66.135 65.845 64.603 47.752 49.136 50.119 50.662 50.905 51.446 52.09 52.423 53.46 53.559 53.464 53.63 53.816 53.854 55.348 54.675
Kamui Kobayashi 1.582 1.391 1.916 2.783 3.009 3.578 4.166 4.79 5.45 6.231 6.852 7.486 7.922 10.098 28.742 30.068 29.483 12.369 12.466 12.403 12.648 13.192 13.345 13.596 14.593 15.419 16.725 18.259 19.281 20.643 23.827 40.601 40.76 40.732 40.571 39.916 38.378 21.049 22.154 22.337 22.699 23.114 23.713 24.039 24.39 25.656 25.24 24.862 24.888 24.858 24.447 25.352 24.538
Romain Grosjean 13.556 9.828 16.014 20.044 23.368 25.377 31.345 59.379 61.042 62.523 63.638 64.341 64.989 65.507 66.953 66.619 67.113 52.732 56.716 57.799 59.637 65.093 81.927 81.709 83.78 83.514 83.427 83.586 84.81 84.655 84.006 84.322 86.661 88.939 90.755 90.307 88.438 71.633 73.502 75.099 77.516 79.233 81.299 82.852 84.941 88.305 90.196 92.316 95.395 101.58 111.121
Sergio Perez 6.929 3.025 5.832 7.807 8.905 9.735 10.176 10.89 11.681 12.341 13.496 15.021 16.829 17.273 22.528 41.18 38.354 21.196
Fernando Alonso
Kimi Raikkonen 6.385 2.896 4.337 5.248 5.807 6.695 7.671 8.797 10.167 11.411 12.677 14.523 18.299 38.135 38.581 38.41 36.357 19.665 20.387 20.608 21.408 22.644 23.286 23.893 24.847 25.762 26.738 27.754 28.701 32.04 48.238 50.185 51.118 51.711 51.937 51.87 50.643 33.985 35.977 36.681 37.466 38.23 39.249 40.414 41.759 43.248 44.075 45.177 46.101 47.015 47.866 50.308 50.424
Jenson Button 3.994 1.871 2.711 3.486 4.157 4.645 5.429 6.387 7.324 8.155 8.924 9.859 11.992 27.929 29.219 30.547 31.598 14.116 14.784 15.023 15.632 16.671 17.32 17.942 19.08 19.567 19.985 20.999 21.743 22.619 23.151 24.172 24.642 25.657 28.026 44.409 42.168 24.987 25.902 25.899 25.784 25.863 25.96 25.839 26.124 27.19 27.064 26.739 26.541 26.144 25.577 26.421 25.098
Lewis Hamilton 7.87 3.439 5.545 7.431 8.178 10.294 11.736 13.385 14.62 15.733 16.873 17.804 18.776 19.151 21.327 22.742 37.497 20.454 20.884 21.623 23.117 25.127 26.53 27.613 28.61 28.846 29.33 30.091 30.591 31.165 32.358 48.915 49.148 49.245 48.683 48.459 46.727 30.225 31.845 32.357 33.025 33.55 34.504 35.559 36.444 37.873 38.783 39.897 40.74 41.94 42.8 45.296 46.49
Felipe Massa 5.53 2.368 3.2 4.17 4.76 5.375 6.16 7.172 8.128 8.942 9.886 10.729 11.513 11.452 11.243 11.156 10.814 10.092 9.81 9.555 9.368 10.175 10.165 10.116 10.188 10.12 10.682 11.416 12.36 12.742 13.714 14.586 15.465 16.052 17.172 20.088 35.254 17.738 18.563 18.327 18.359 18.295 18.545 18.942 19.34 19.993 19.828 19.519 19.495 19.369 19.3 20.924 20.639
Paul di Resta 16.64 6.567 10.518 14.693 16.182 18.157 20.793 23.375 26.407 29.198 31.424 33.849 38.045 55.89 56.999 57.936 56.852 41.142 42.779 44.032 45.267 47.018 48.277 49.711 51.255 52.688 55.876 57.69 59.115 60.313 61.144 65.503 85.35 84.982 84.552 84.11 81.803 64.754 66.321 67.139 68.043 68.943 70.229 71.688 73.17 74.91 76.2 76.51 77.58 78.717 79.683 82.361 83.46
Pastor Maldonado 9.478 4.37 7.436 9.662 11.314 12.753 14.335 15.997 17.775 19.549 21.148 22.513 24.145 25.012 26.228 28.638 45.251 31.341 31.926 31.676 31.758 32.912 33.508 34.004 34.989 35.468 36.334 36.502 36.433 36.645 36.241 36.689 38.87 56.081 56.267 55.697 53.428 36.742 38.808 39.825 40.648 41.581 42.592 43.615 44.511 45.818 46.423 47.223 48.367 49.315 50.056 52.326 52.364
Nico Rosberg
Daniel Ricciardo 10.752 4.596 7.916 10.848 12.141 13.461 15.044 16.693 18.421 20.079 22.029 23.572 25.342 26.695 28.339 29.713 33.24 35.584 36.579 36.838 37.265 38.049 38.518 39.591 40.472 41.412 41.924 42.938 43.378 43.917 44.319 45.828 47.029 50.229 68.884 68.424 66.914 50.662 52.373 53.501 55.425 56.061 56.78 57.814 58.911 60.974 61.755 62.676 63.773 64.208 64.666 67.153 66.919
Nico Hulkenberg 8.582 3.778 6.513 8.547 9.712 10.598 12.185 13.994 15.399 16.602 17.865 18.827 21.622 39.341 41.355 42.187 39.746 22.892 23.181 23.766 24.619 26.185 27.291 28.215 29.315 30.038 30.92 32.084 33.183 34.101 36.19 54.393 55.01 54.998 54.761 54.213 52.259 35.372 36.908 37.784 38.559 39.542 40.503 41.643 42.789 44.261 45.182 46.036 47.14 48.28 49.095 51.303 51.159
Bruno Senna 26.013 10.563 16.149 21.115 24.265 26.283 29.711 32.584 35.334 37.225 38.609 40.534 41.894 42.981 44.488 47.761 64.861 48.504 49.056 49.302 51.841 64.073 64.455 65.323 66.537 68.66 69.773 70.622 71.145 71.595 71.179 71.794 72.747 76.041 92.33 92.954 90.053 72.115 73.882 75.331 76.438 76.189 76.185 75.876 76.262 76.837 77.405 78.56 79.91 81.175 82.807 86.671 88.709
Heikki Kovalainen 14.025 5.61 9.021 12.136 14.573 16.97 19.519 22.317 25.193 27.774 30.275 32.525 34.631 36.715 39.602 43.153 43.442 31.54 53.152 54.701 56.407 58.95 60.776 62.841 65.893 68.245 72.121 74.388 76.522 78.532 80.236 82.879 86.221 88.385 90.381 93.759 93.902 79.536 83.369 86.3 91.282 113.633 117.852 119.656 125.119 128.11 129.844 131.412 133.08 134.723 135.857 138.126
Timo Glock 12.805 5.466 10.143 15.489 19.337 22.358 25.283 28.735 31.883 34.86 37.573 40.994 44.448 47.222 50.009 52.959 53.189 39.293 42.367 47.678 67.035 69.509 71.546 73.745 75.859 77.521 79.535 82.108 84.476 87.59 89.277 91.858 94.722 97.041 100.384 102.613 103.036 88.454 92.568 97.685 119.397 122.549 125.816 127.714 129.738 132.301 133.943 135.474 137.332 140.931 142.849 146.663
Jean-Eric Vergne 16.046 6.263 10.292 13.15 15.297 17.657 20.123 23.025 25.95 28.497 30.961 33.32 35.397 37.878 41.236 44.211 44.731 34.405 57.514 58.039 59.833 60.407 61.27 63.044 63.458 63.526 64.085 64.619 64.72 65.256 65.446 66.581 67.311 67.883 70.31 87.761 85.341 67.909 68.812 68.951 69.193 69.66 70.686 72.091 73.951 75.745 76.894 78.098 79.405 80.661 82.497 86.392 88.645
Pedro de la Rosa 19.028 7.852 12.55 16.886 20.529 24.179 27.83 31.765 36.357 40.213 44.073 48.38 52.639 56.956 60.741 64.275 70.239 78.398 80.904 83.175 85.411 88.479 90.81 93.258 96.001 99.705 102.726 106.112 109.106 113.467 116.444 120.646 125.834 129.468 133.606 140.146 159.133 144.168 149.544 154.118 157.436 160.559 163.528 166.209 169.773 176.527 179.53 181.809 184.668 186.999 189.209 193.373
Charles Pic 20.012 8.373 15.819 22.351 26.553 30.74 36.857 40.765 44.724 48.625 52.275 55.939 59.676 66.17 84.746 85.24 84.432 68.799 70.691 72.241 74.296 77.06 78.782 80.852 83.432 86.96 89.867 93.188 96.899 102.361 109.405 152.294 158.995 160.995 163.149 166.574 172.663
Vitaly Petrov 21.796 8.471 13.69 17.468 21.093 24.672 28.278 33.084 37.113 40.624 45.553 49.103 53.245 57.314 61.379 64.445 65.671 51.987 59.367 78.745 81.179 84.374 86.73 88.887 91.328 93.035 95.431 98.059 101.671 104.262 107.122 109.986 112.501 114.716 118.768 121.037 121.841 107.582 112.196 117.164 123.24 131.734 153.094 155.023 159.978 162.431 163.559 167.045 180.227 181.731 183.352 187.384
Michael Schumacher 17.973 6.939 11.085 15.562 17.789 20.169 22.502 25.195 27.747 30.368 32.732 34.587 37.009 38.956 42.149 44.491 47.64 47.405 47.924 48.048 48.452 49.567 50.094 50.551 51.778 53 53.926 55 55.369 55.562 55.457 56.678 57.553 59.042 59.908 62.415 76.219 58.871 59.906 59.89 59.932 59.988 59.771 59.653 60.19 61.445 62.004 63.002 64.082 64.851 64.997 67.507 67.769
Narain Karthikeyan 22.558 9.398 15.192 19.595 25.093 29.384 33.204 38.202 42.394 46.611 50.181 54.161 58.635 62.464 68.984 91.986 92.012 77.839 80.097 82.072 84.397 87.664 92.829 95.661 100.653 104.33 107.462 112.509 115.983 119.325 123.885 129.867

Sergio Perez’s race started to go awry during his first pit stop.

He had been close behind Kimi Raikkonen who lost time in pitting after traffic. But Perez lost a lot of time on his in-lap and was unable to capitalise on Raikkonen’s delay.

Worse, he lost his position he had taken off Lewis Hamilton. He spun into retirement trying to get it back.

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5 comments on 2012 Japanese Grand Prix lap charts

  1. John H (@john-h) said on 7th October 2012, 21:02

    Interestingly, Button and Hamilton also finished 4th and 5th respectively in 2010. Gap then was 26 seconds, this time 21 seconds.

  2. andae23 (@andae23) said on 8th October 2012, 9:42

    Looking at this, I must say I’m pretty impressed with Maldonado. In his first and third stint, he was held up big time, but in his second stint his pace was comparable to Massa’s and he caught Hulk, who was 9 seconds clear of him, in about 15 laps. I completely missed that during the race!

    • dot_com (@dot_com) said on 8th October 2012, 17:11

      @andae23 – Maldonado was impressive towards the end of the race. I wsa fully expecting a banzai move on the Hulk and Kimi within the last two laps – he was in Hulkenburgs DRS zone on at least two occasions. I’m actually quite glad kept his head together and collected his points. This does prove again how fast Malders can be.

  3. Estesark (@estesark) said on 8th October 2012, 19:00

    No changes in the top 12 from lap 37 to the end of the race, I notice. No wonder it felt dull.

  4. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 10th October 2012, 13:51

    Doesn’t seem to me that the F2012 was threatened at all by either the C31 or the MP4-27. That’s a very promising sign for Ferrari.

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