2012 Korean Grand Prix fastest laps

2012 Korean Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso tried to put pressure on Red Bull in the final stint by taking it easy to begin with, then pumping in a sequence of quick laps, but to no avail.

Korean Grand Prix lap times

All the lap times by the drivers (in seconds, very slow laps excluded):

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
Mark Webber 108.887 106.698 106.598 106.737 106.682 106.226 106.052 106.056 105.971 105.623 106.245 106.14 106.365 110.888 120.554 105.404 105.295 105.158 105.111 105.351 105.366 105.211 105.324 104.86 104.597 104.483 104.027 103.761 103.861 104.198 104.5 108.95 118.837 103.567 103.457 104.467 104.131 104.381 104.136 103.9 104.214 104.289 104.334 103.756 103.454 103.261 103.073 102.835 103.376 102.538 102.612 102.574 102.611 102.037 103.863
Sebastian Vettel 108.151 106.474 106.636 106.33 106.774 106.083 105.959 105.643 105.815 105.679 105.543 105.439 105.805 106.021 110.2 120.423 104.307 104.66 104.837 104.948 104.8 104.667 104.616 104.626 104.11 103.948 104.445 104.171 104.047 104.262 104.497 104.44 103.844 105.006 110.743 118.244 102.644 103.091 103.716 104.214 103.775 103.85 103.889 103.333 103.338 103.239 103.137 102.794 103.072 102.853 103.362 103.307 102.953 103.392 102.499
Lewis Hamilton 111.045 107.483 107.229 106.713 106.786 106.799 106.359 106.313 106.28 106.029 106.41 106.239 110.451 120.753 105.389 105.735 104.836 104.977 106.163 106.633 107.091 106.279 106.73 106.158 105.771 110.364 121.808 104.768 104.851 104.766 105.399 105.707 105.608 105.089 104.858 105.99 105.982 106.368 106.121 106.634 104.079 109.064 119.131 102.929 103.359 103.296 103.987 103.021 102.721 103.114 103.668 105.126 107.382 106.654 105.848
Fernando Alonso 110.317 107.025 106.796 106.539 106.894 106.732 106.412 106.21 106.254 105.851 105.952 106.129 106.062 105.908 110.346 121.547 104.745 104.997 105.139 105.248 104.99 104.879 104.635 104.566 104.634 104.556 104.378 104.215 103.96 104.137 104.166 104.318 104.274 108.586 120.427 104.184 104.197 104.064 104.202 104.369 104.048 104.11 103.977 103.952 103.161 103.75 103.646 102.5 102.498 102.592 102.497 102.442 103.32 104.297 102.965
Kimi Raikkonen 112.512 107.765 107.097 107.159 106.664 106.764 106.469 106.521 106.218 106.194 106.255 106.534 106.599 110.614 121.25 105.277 106.346 104.614 105.033 105.697 105.522 105.68 106.434 106.4 105.595 106.036 104.227 103.937 104.274 104.005 104.008 104.171 104.774 105.009 109.071 121.63 104.451 104.522 104.336 104.562 104.422 106.417 104.052 103.767 103.739 103.718 103.535 102.879 102.902 103.78 102.822 103.605 103.332 102.969 103.225
Felipe Massa 111.883 107.464 107.124 106.889 106.751 106.879 106.427 106.381 106.412 106.045 106.179 106.843 106.546 110.509 121.185 105.097 104.722 105.086 104.804 105.875 104.622 104.845 104.457 104.577 104.345 105.013 104.12 103.82 103.718 103.837 103.907 104.256 104.201 104.361 108.93 120.862 102.689 104.264 104.144 104.989 103.395 103.83 104.096 104.086 103.162 103.392 105.059 102.242 103.51 103.085 102.602 103.272 103.217 103.741 105.072
Romain Grosjean 114.075 108.265 107.973 107.676 107.82 107.392 107.274 106.87 107.085 107.706 107.467 107.985 112.492 122.989 105.975 105.571 105.349 106.218 108.635 104.599 105.4 105.415 105.551 105.404 105.676 104.849 104.395 104.401 104.999 105.351 109.173 120.244 103.593 103.67 104.102 103.949 103.76 104.424 104.952 106.882 103.878 105.142 103.593 102.783 102.925 102.882 103.54 103.833 104.428 103.66 103.953 104.459 103.771 104.003 105.007
Nico Hulkenberg 113.399 108.376 107.678 107.46 107.604 107.504 107.499 107.087 107.092 107.649 107.645 107.871 112.488 123.115 105.876 105.452 105.527 106.542 105.138 106.133 105.992 105.801 105.546 105.837 105.314 104.82 104.649 104.861 105.081 105.192 105.001 108.48 121.429 103.64 103.936 104.441 104.429 103.981 104.302 104.227 103.921 103.643 103.614 103.333 103.15 102.86 103.049 102.763 103.044 102.904 104.004 102.96 102.914 102.645 105.054
Nico Rosberg
118.108
Michael Schumacher 115.187 108.955 108.338 108.342 108.373 108.242 108.046 107.754 107.67 107.439 107.896 108.588 112.102 122.388 106.346 106.046 106.435 105.925 106.568 107.408 106.76 106.817 106.763 105.659 106.65 106.02 105.577 105.596 105.062 105.54 105.806 109.654 120.575 104.788 105.412 105.503 104.88 106.547 105.67 105.111 105.982 105.774 105.168 104.604 104.941 103.43 103.726 103.59 103.184 104.353 104.277 104.188 104.477 103.93 103.83
Jenson Button
Sergio Perez 114.561 108.221 107.991 107.757 107.866 107.901 107.688 107.328 107.37 106.907 106.82 107.648 108.352 106.272 106.564 108.564 107.957 112.227 127.756 107.906 105.816 106.202 105.84 106.255 105.779 105.384 106.007 106.631 105.188 105.42 105.838 106.025 110.844 121.455 103.054 103.677 103.375 105.464 105.744 105.327 105.809 103.371 104.09 103.768 102.989 102.868 102.86 102.691 102.495 103.332 104.019 104.767 104.714 103.503 104.456
Kamui Kobayashi 150.991 138.541 107.066 107.153 107.777 107.704 113.61 118.296 107.774 108.099 120.373 108.277 107.883 108.601 111.705 123.482
Paul di Resta 115.742 109.085 108.358 108.41 108.778 107.994 107.914 107.86 107.535 107.57 107.586 108.829 107.861 106.964 111.245 123.326 106.184 106.268 106.405 106.606 106.844 106.437 107.002 106.094 105.641 105.653 106.176 110.798 120.609 105.653 104.89 104.507 104.66 104.735 104.943 105.755 104.726 103.81 104.367 104.15 103.845 103.881 103.876 103.615 103.661 103.685 103.984 103.517 103.754 104.375 104.542 104.787 107.018 104.8 105.789
Pastor Maldonado 116.517 109.662 108.94 108.699 108.89 108.261 110.617 108.078 108.292 108.194 107.487 107.289 107.281 107.567 107.472 107.402 107.308 107.373 109.054 108.3 112.551 122.791 106.567 106.875 106.725 106.928 107.176 106.21 106.392 105.997 107.69 105.865 106.731 104.751 106.244 106.052 105.356 105.363 104.825 105.556 105.044 104.416 105.042 105.701 104.514 104.651 104.138 104.221 103.749 104.193 104.186 103.735 104.824 103.154 102.679
Jean-Eric Vergne 118.554 108.37 108.712 108.878 109.156 107.872 108.203 107.602 107.216 106.632 106.579 108.665 112.508 124.87 106.401 105.906 106.215 106.283 107.784 106.866 105.73 105.531 104.995 105.419 104.325 105.015 105.512 104.846 105.058 104.707 104.941 104.626 104.449 104.575 104.726 104.869 105.004 110.061 122.317 104.056 103.91 103.722 103.907 103.762 103.601 103.35 103.947 102.721 102.94 103.107 103.581 103.304 103.899 104.011 104.444
Bruno Senna 116.138 109.44 108.553 108.277 109.441 108.151 108.418 108.523 108.856 107.961 106.706 107.18 108.204 111.281 123.737 106.451 106.516 106.721 107.773 106.938 106.925 106.379 106.768 105.808 105.619 105.4 105.418 106.623 105.658 105.77 106.23 110.586 123.172 104.81 104.451 104.627 104.871 105.316 105.15 105.215 105.084 104.607 104.624 106.2 104.123 104.965 103.862 104.896 103.411 103.869 104.314 103.6 104.89 103.56 103.487
Vitaly Petrov 120.004 111.027 109.1 109.372 109.974 109.683 109.582 108.71 108.274 108.318 108.346 108.914 110.075 116.433 125.413 108.505 107.246 107.434 107.201 107.632 108.039 107.339 107.625 107.078 106.642 106.317 106.404 106.431 106.467 107.092 106.759 111.94 123.543 107.008 107.983 107.336 105.973 105.515 105.414 105.739 105.657 105.55 105.386 107.374 106.695 105.427 105.109 109.062 105.864 105.013 106.133 105.405 105.374 105.481
Heikki Kovalainen 119.237 110.402 109.166 109.427 108.768 108.506 109.048 108.629 108.858 108.676 109.476 109.922 115.121 125.787 107.879 107.553 108.482 107.552 107.538 107.543 107.614 107.331 107.294 107.066 106.94 107.14 106.377 106.234 106.378 106.473 107.146 107.415 116.013 123.84 109.236 106.54 106.258 106.255 105.482 105.34 105.725 105.064 104.955 105.542 106.586 104.963 105.198 106.884 105.379 108.113 106.258 108.734 107.573 111.221
Timo Glock 120.919 111.159 109.925 110.125 109.43 109.31 109.558 109.185 109.433 109.035 109.125 108.837 109.159 114.686 125.595 108.818 107.381 107.285 107.313 107.912 107.631 107.304 107.356 106.99 106.894 106.948 106.984 106.463 107.139 108.726 111.605 123.181 105.566 106.97 107.23 106.267 106.149 106.182 105.623 105.658 105.526 105.236 105.504 106.977 106.196 106.204 106.727 107.064 107.424 106.881 107.729 110.416 108.18 111.63
Daniel Ricciardo 120.16 107.787 108.33 108.876 109.248 107.901 108.547 107.15 108.247 106.199 106.665 107.788 108.442 110.813 122.223 105.213 105.618 105.766 106.163 105.269 105.886 105.349 105.254 105.114 105.162 105.029 106.006 105.171 104.945 105.038 105.162 105.41 105.431 109.301 121.401 103.868 103.907 104.381 103.707 103.514 103.612 103.476 103.706 103.374 103.148 108.918 104.385 103.358 104.223 103.925 103.786 105.209 104.03 104.448 105.399
Pedro de la Rosa 121.892 112.468 110.68 110.712 110.713 111.373 110.754 110.447 109.861 110.118 110.297 110.115 110.075 111.378 111.291 117.294
Narain Karthikeyan 121.304 112.433 112.383 111.333 112.3 111.356 111.634 110.69 110.842 110.431 111.341 110.699 110.998 111.178 111.681 111.86 112.445 116.538 132.653 109.246 109.297 108.58 111.424 108.52 110.028 110.475 113.64 108.41 108.217 107.859 110.672 110.145 109.452 108.419 107.473 107.369 107.15 107.344 107.068 107.695 107.815 109.334 107.475 110.996 108.45 107.615 108.225 109.235 110.234 110.199 113.71 112.983 113.057
Charles Pic 122.552 112.613 111.613 111.262 110.806 111.211 110.906 110.454 110.046 109.977 109.636 109.318 110.007 109.044 108.665 109.948 113.016 125.838 106.826 107.31 107.832 108.457 110.354 108.473 110.646 108.948 107.656 109.28 107.325 107.357 107.476 107.166 106.896 111.344 125.067 106.618 108.162 106.87 105.828 108.07 107.622 106.133 107.535 105.785 107.539 105.44 105.525 108.075 105.437 105.51 104.52 104.462 106.909

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Korea International Circuit, 2012Alonso had the opportunity to back of and save his tyres for a late push because his nearest threat, Kimi Raikkonen, was too far behind. Felipe Massa was in between the pair of them but he was never going to be allowed to overtake his team mate.

Having taken care of his tyres earlier in the stint Alonso unleashed a series of quick laps from lap 48 in a bid to put Mark Webber under pressure.

But Webber responded quickly to Alonso’s spurt of pace. After five laps in which he’d reduced Webber’s 4.7s lead by just one second, Alonso backed off again.

Lewis Hamilton’s lap times show the development of his various problems quite clearly. From lap 19 his times rise due to the anti-roll bar problem which also made it harder for him to look after his tyres.

Then on lap 52 his times spike after he collected a large piece of Astroturf which attached itself to the right-hand side of his car. This cost him around four seconds on lap 53 alone, though from there on he was able to reduce the time lost on the last two laps.

Korean Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
1 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’42.037 54
2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’42.242 0.205 48
3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’42.442 0.405 52
4 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’42.495 0.458 49
5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’42.499 0.462 55
6 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’42.645 0.608 54
7 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’42.679 0.642 55
8 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’42.721 0.684 48
9 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’42.721 0.684 49
10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’42.783 0.746 44
11 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’42.822 0.785 51
12 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’43.148 1.111 45
13 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’43.184 1.147 49
14 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1’43.411 1.374 49
15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’43.517 1.480 48
16 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1’44.462 2.425 52
17 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1’44.955 2.918 43
18 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1’45.013 2.976 50
19 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1’45.236 3.199 42
20 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’47.066 5.029 3
21 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1’47.068 5.031 39
22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1’49.861 7.824 9
23 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’58.108 16.071 1

Webber produced the fastest lap of the race on the penultimate tour.

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11 comments on 2012 Korean Grand Prix fastest laps

  1. xjr15jaaag (@xjr15jaaag) said on 14th October 2012, 15:55

    Massa was pretty much matching Alonso all race, and Vettel was about 0.4s faster than Alonso per lap apart from in the end during the tyre saving phase for Vettel.

  2. JamieFranklinF1 (@jamiefranklinf1) said on 14th October 2012, 17:52

    It surprised me a little that Alonso didn’t release Massa to chase down Webber. Had it not worked, then they could have swapped positions at the end for maximum points for Alonso. OR, Massa might have been able to push Webber harder, either being able to pass him and hold him up for Alonso, or making the Red Bulls have to push and possibly wear their tyres more, causing a very exciting last few laps between two Ferraris and two Red Bulls with no grip in fast left handers.

    • infy (@infy) said on 14th October 2012, 20:18

      What would be the point? Webber would still be ahead of Alonso.

      • John H (@john-h) said on 14th October 2012, 21:22

        Massa might have been able to push Webber harder, either being able to pass him and hold him up for Alonso

        Isn’t that the possible answer to your question?

        • Dave (@davea86) said on 15th October 2012, 5:49

          Webber looked like he had enough pace to stay ahead of Massa and if Massa couldn’t pass him they’d have to orchestrate two position switches between their drivers which would end up costing them both time and they’d still finish in the same positions they did anyway. If the gap between the Red Bulls and the Ferraris was a little smaller then maybe but as it was it looked like there wasn’t much chance for a gain.

  3. @keithcollanine – You have a mystery driver called 118.108 on this one.

  4. John H (@john-h) said on 14th October 2012, 21:25

    Go Pic! Seriously, 0.5 secs faster than the Caterham flaps, with Petrov’s also set at the end of the race.

    Without a loud-mouthed team principal, Marussia are quietly creeping unnoticed towards the midfield.

    • Hotbottoms (@hotbottoms) said on 15th October 2012, 11:21

      @john-h
      That’s not true at all. If you take a look on the lap chart, you’ll see that both Caterhams were constantly faster than Pic (however, Glock was pretty much matching the times set by Kovalainen and Petrov). It wasn’t until the last five laps that Pic suddenly got faster. With Pirelli tyres and no refuelling, fastest laps alone aren’t very informative.

  5. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 16th October 2012, 13:44

    Although Vettel was leading the race pretty much the whole time you can still see that he had a reasonable speed advantage on those behind him for the first stint but slipped back for the other two. Looks like the softer compound was their preferred tyre this weekend.

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