2012 Korean Grand Prix lap charts

2012 Korean Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo was holding eighth place in front of his team mate when a braking problem sent him off the track and ultimately cost him the position.

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

The yellow flag shown in the DRS zone from lap two to nine shaped the opening phase of the race as it temporarily neutered the best opportunity for overtaking on the track.

Sergio Perez’s late first pit stop did not help him make up positions. Particularly as his first visit to the pits was one of the slowest of the race, costing him around four seconds.

After his final pit stop he passed Pastor Maldonado, Michael Schumacher and Paul di Resta and was shaping up to attack Hamilton when the race ended.

Korean 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
Mark Webber 0.736 0.96 0.922 1.329 1.237 1.38 1.473 1.886 2.042 1.986 2.688 3.389 3.949 8.816 19.17 4.151 5.139 5.637 5.911 6.314 6.88 7.424 8.132 8.366 8.853 9.388 8.97 8.56 8.374 8.31 8.313 12.823 27.816 26.377 19.091 5.314 6.801 8.091 8.511 8.197 8.636 9.075 9.52 9.943 10.059 10.081 10.017 10.058 10.362 10.047 9.297 8.564 8.222 6.867 8.231
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 0 0
Lewis Hamilton 2.894 3.903 4.496 4.879 4.891 5.607 6.007 6.677 7.142 7.492 8.359 9.159 13.805 28.537 23.726 9.038 9.567 9.884 11.21 12.895 15.186 16.798 18.912 20.444 22.105 28.521 45.884 46.481 47.285 47.789 48.691 49.958 51.722 51.805 45.92 33.666 37.004 40.281 42.686 45.106 45.41 50.624 65.866 65.462 65.483 65.54 66.39 66.617 66.266 66.527 66.833 68.652 73.081 76.343 79.692
Fernando Alonso 2.166 2.717 2.877 3.086 3.206 3.855 4.308 4.875 5.314 5.486 5.895 6.585 6.842 6.729 6.875 7.999 8.437 8.774 9.076 9.376 9.566 9.778 9.797 9.737 10.261 10.869 10.802 10.846 10.759 10.634 10.303 10.181 10.611 14.191 23.875 9.815 11.368 12.341 12.827 12.982 13.255 13.515 13.603 14.222 14.045 14.556 15.065 14.771 14.197 13.936 13.071 12.206 12.573 13.478 13.944
Kimi Raikkonen 4.361 5.652 6.113 6.942 6.832 7.513 8.023 8.901 9.304 9.819 10.531 11.626 12.42 17.013 28.063 12.917 14.956 14.91 15.106 15.855 16.577 17.59 19.408 21.182 22.667 24.755 24.537 24.303 24.53 24.273 23.784 23.515 24.445 24.448 22.776 26.162 27.969 29.4 30.02 30.368 31.015 33.582 33.745 34.179 34.58 35.059 35.457 35.542 35.372 36.299 35.759 36.057 36.436 36.013 36.739
Felipe Massa 3.732 4.722 5.21 5.769 5.746 6.542 7.01 7.748 8.345 8.711 9.347 10.751 11.492 15.98 26.965 11.639 12.054 12.48 12.447 13.374 13.196 13.374 13.215 13.166 13.401 14.466 14.141 13.79 13.461 13.036 12.446 12.262 12.619 11.974 10.161 12.779 12.824 13.997 14.425 15.2 14.82 14.8 15.007 15.76 15.584 15.737 17.659 17.107 17.545 17.777 17.017 16.982 17.246 17.595 20.168
Romain Grosjean 5.924 7.715 9.052 10.398 11.444 12.753 14.068 15.295 16.565 18.592 20.516 23.062 29.749 46.717 42.492 27.64 28.682 30.24 34.038 33.689 34.289 35.037 35.972 36.75 38.316 39.217 39.167 39.397 40.349 41.438 46.114 61.918 61.667 60.331 53.69 39.395 40.511 41.844 43.08 45.748 45.851 47.143 46.847 46.297 45.884 45.527 45.93 46.969 48.325 49.132 49.723 50.875 51.693 52.304 54.812
Nico Hulkenberg 5.248 7.15 8.192 9.322 10.152 11.573 13.113 14.557 15.834 17.804 19.906 22.338 29.021 46.115 41.791 26.82 28.04 29.922 30.223 31.408 32.6 33.734 34.664 35.875 37.079 37.951 38.155 38.845 39.879 40.809 41.313 45.353 62.938 61.572 54.765 40.962 42.747 43.637 44.223 44.236 44.382 44.175 43.9 43.9 43.712 43.333 43.245 43.214 43.186 43.237 43.879 43.532 43.493 42.746 45.301
Nico Rosberg
9.957
Michael Schumacher 7.036 9.517 11.219 13.231 14.83 16.989 19.076 21.187 23.042 24.802 27.155 30.304 36.601 52.968 49.114 34.737 36.865 38.13 39.861 42.321 44.281 46.431 48.578 49.611 52.151 54.223 55.355 56.78 57.795 59.073 60.382 65.596 82.327 82.109 76.778 64.037 66.273 69.729 71.683 72.58 74.787 76.711 77.99 79.261 80.864 81.055 81.644 82.44 82.552 84.052 84.967 85.848 87.372 87.91 89.241
Jenson Button
Sergio Perez 6.41 8.157 9.512 10.939 12.031 13.849 15.578 17.263 18.818 20.046 21.323 23.532 26.079 26.33 22.694 10.835 14.485 22.052 44.971 47.929 48.945 50.48 51.704 53.333 55.002 56.438 58 60.46 61.601 62.759 64.1 65.685 72.685 89.134 81.445 66.878 67.609 69.982 72.01 73.123 75.157 74.678 74.879 75.314 74.965 74.594 74.317 74.214 73.637 74.116 74.773 76.233 77.994 78.105 80.062
Kamui Kobayashi 42.84 74.907 75.337 76.16 77.163 78.784 86.435 99.088 101.047 103.467 118.297 121.135 123.213 125.793 127.298 130.357
Paul di Resta 7.591 10.202 11.924 14.004 16.008 17.919 19.874 22.091 23.811 25.702 27.745 31.135 33.191 34.134 35.179 38.082 39.959 41.567 43.135 44.793 46.837 48.607 50.993 52.461 53.992 55.697 57.428 64.055 80.617 82.008 82.401 82.468 83.284 83.013 77.213 64.724 66.806 67.525 68.176 68.112 68.182 68.213 68.2 68.482 68.805 69.251 70.098 70.821 71.503 73.025 74.205 75.685 79.75 81.158 84.448
Pastor Maldonado 8.366 11.554 13.858 16.227 18.343 20.521 25.179 27.614 30.091 32.606 34.55 36.4 37.876 39.422 36.694 23.673 26.674 29.387 33.604 36.956 44.707 62.831 64.782 67.031 69.646 72.626 75.357 77.396 79.741 81.476 84.669 86.094 88.981 88.726 84.227 72.035 74.747 77.019 78.128 79.47 80.739 81.305 82.458 84.826 86.002 87.414 88.415 89.842 90.519 91.859 92.683 93.111 94.982 94.744 94.924
Jean-Eric Vergne 10.403 12.299 14.375 16.923 19.305 21.094 23.338 25.297 26.698 27.651 28.687 31.913 38.616 57.465 53.666 39.149 41.057 42.68 45.627 47.545 48.475 49.339 49.718 50.511 50.726 51.793 52.86 53.535 54.546 54.991 55.435 55.621 56.226 55.795 49.778 36.403 38.763 45.733 64.334 64.176 64.311 64.183 64.201 64.63 64.893 65.004 65.814 65.741 65.609 65.863 66.082 66.079 67.025 67.644 69.589
Bruno Senna 7.987 10.953 12.87 14.817 17.484 19.552 22.011 24.891 27.932 30.214 31.377 33.118 35.517 40.777 54.314 40.342 42.551 44.612 47.548 49.538 51.663 53.375 55.527 56.709 58.218 59.67 60.643 63.095 64.706 66.214 67.947 74.093 93.421 93.225 86.933 73.316 75.543 77.768 79.202 80.203 81.512 82.269 83.004 85.871 86.656 88.382 89.107 91.209 91.548 92.564 93.516 93.809 95.746 95.914 96.902
Vitaly Petrov 11.853 16.406 18.87 21.912 25.112 28.712 32.335 35.402 37.861 40.5 43.303 46.778 51.048 61.46 76.673 64.755 67.694 70.468 72.832 75.516 78.755 81.427 84.436 86.888 89.42 91.789 93.748 96.008 98.428 101.258 103.52 111.02 130.719 132.721 129.961 119.053 122.382 124.806 126.504 128.029 129.911 131.611 133.108 137.149 140.506 142.694 144.666 150.934 153.726 155.886 158.657 160.755 163.176 165.265
Heikki Kovalainen 11.086 15.014 17.544 20.641 22.635 25.058 28.147 31.133 34.176 37.173 41.106 45.589 54.905 74.671 72.35 59.48 63.655 66.547 69.248 71.843 74.657 77.321 79.999 82.439 85.269 88.461 90.393 92.456 94.787 96.998 99.647 102.622 114.791 133.625 132.118 120.414 124.028 127.192 128.958 130.084 132.034 133.248 134.314 136.523 139.771 141.495 143.556 147.646 149.953 155.213 158.109 163.536 168.156 175.985
Timo Glock 12.768 17.453 20.742 24.537 27.193 30.42 34.019 37.561 41.179 44.535 48.117 51.515 54.869 63.534 78.929 67.324 70.398 73.023 75.499 78.463 81.294 83.931 86.671 89.035 91.819 94.819 97.358 99.65 102.742 107.206 114.314 133.055 134.777 136.741 133.228 121.251 124.756 127.847 129.754 131.198 132.949 134.335 135.95 139.594 142.452 145.417 149.007 153.277 157.629 161.657 166.024 173.133 178.36 186.598
Daniel Ricciardo 12.009 13.322 15.016 17.562 20.036 21.854 24.442 25.949 28.381 28.901 30.023 32.372 35.009 39.801 51.824 36.614 37.925 39.031 40.357 40.678 41.764 42.446 43.084 43.572 44.624 45.705 47.266 48.266 49.164 49.94 50.605 51.575 53.162 57.457 68.115 53.739 55.002 56.292 56.283 55.583 55.42 55.046 54.863 54.904 54.714 60.393 61.641 62.205 63.356 64.428 64.852 66.754 67.831 68.887 71.787
Pedro de la Rosa 13.741 19.735 23.779 28.161 32.1 37.39 42.185 46.989 51.035 55.474 60.228 64.904 69.174 74.531 75.622 72.493
Narain Karthikeyan 13.153 19.112 24.859 29.862 35.388 40.661 46.336 51.383 56.41 61.162 66.96 72.22 77.413 82.57 84.051 75.488 83.626 95.504 123.32 127.618 132.115 136.028 142.836 146.73 152.648 159.175 168.37 172.609 176.779 180.376 186.551 192.256 197.864 201.277 198.007 187.132 191.638 195.891 199.243 202.724 206.764 212.248 215.834 223.497 228.609 232.985 238.073 244.514 251.676 259.022 269.37 279.046 289.15
Charles Pic 14.401 20.54 25.517 30.449 34.481 39.609 44.556 49.367 53.598 57.896 61.989 65.868 70.07 73.093 71.558 61.083 69.792 90.97 92.959 95.321 98.353 102.143 107.881 111.728 118.264 123.264 126.475 131.584 134.862 137.957 140.936 143.662 146.714 153.052 167.376 155.75 161.268 165.047 167.159 171.015 174.862 177.145 180.791 183.243 187.444 189.645 192.033 197.314 199.679 202.336 203.494 204.649 208.605

Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, Korea International Circuit, 2012Maldonado was one of only two drivers to run a one-stop strategy in the race. It didn’t work out well for him – or his team mate Bruno Senna, who spent his last stint starting at his team mate’s rear wing.

Ricciardo went off the track on lap 46 when his car developed a braking problem which put him off the track.

“I found myself going straight on at turn three and at first I thought it must have been a suspension failure,” he said. “The car suddenly shot to the left and I could not stop it.”

“However, I realised I could keep going, even if every time I braked the car pulled to the left and I was locking the front a lot.”

But the time lost meant he was soon passed by team mate Jean-Eric Vergne. Ricciardo might have fallen victim to Lewis Hamilton too had the McLaren driver not picked up a piece of Astroturf.

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15 comments on 2012 Korean Grand Prix lap charts

  1. necrodethmortem (@necrodethmortem) said on 14th October 2012, 18:20

    @keithcollantine You have added a mystery driver called ’9.957′ to the race chart.

  2. Theo1 said on 14th October 2012, 18:25

    It’s quite obvious, but I’m surprised it hasn’t been pointed out anywhere. Every driver, starting on the “even” side of the grid up until Di Resta in P14 made up at least one position in the first lap (with the exception of Schumacher), while the “odd” side lost out. As Brundle criticized during the race, the pole position was on the wrong side of the grid.

  3. Toxic (@toxic) said on 14th October 2012, 19:49

    “Daniel Ricciardo was holding eighth place in front of his team mate when a braking problem sent him off the track and ultimately cost him the position.”
    I hardly agree with that. Maybe Ricciardo locked the brakes, and he did lose time there but it was great drive by Vergne that cost him the position. Vergne was a better driver today in my view. He was fighting very hard throughout the race and it wasn’t an accident that got him past his teammate.

    • @toxic Are you saying there was no mechanical issue and that Ricciardo and his team are lying? Do you not accept that the braking problem sent Ricciardo straight on at turn 3 on lap 45, costing him 5 and a half seconds on that lap (when he ultimately finished a little over 2 seconds behind JEV)? Are you unable to read the lap chart above, and see that immediately prior to the problem striking, Ricciardo was more than 10 seconds ahead of his teammate, and lapping quicker?

      • Toxic (@toxic) said on 14th October 2012, 22:02

        Well I admit that it wasn’t problem free race from Ricciardo but I wouldn’t take anything away from Vergne.
        I never believe in problems coming from nothing. I think that his problems came from his driving, maybe he cut some corner to much, maybe he overheated the brakes… who knows. It’s always driver+car combination. They were both on different tyre strategies throughout the race and Vergne finish ahead, fighting with such names as Hamilton or Schumacher. This has definately affected his lap times and he managed to end up on top. I didn’t try to offend here anyone I am just giving much more credit to Vergne’s result.

        • ivz (@ivz) said on 14th October 2012, 22:53

          The Toro Rosso seems to now be a decent race car, Ricciardo has finished in the points each race since summer break hasn’t he? Apart from when his car ran out of fuel on the last lap at Monza. And another double points finish for the team. I hope next year they have a better car! But it looks like Ricciardo is emerging as the better driver, not just faster in quali.

        • AdMan said on 14th October 2012, 23:47

          Keep in mind that Ricciardo started 21st with the gearbox penalty compared to Vergne’s 16th. I think Vergne drove very well in Korea, and I am glad that he did as he has fallen off the radar quite a bit. But I wouldn’t necessarily say that Vergne’s race was better than Ricciardo’s.

          Ricciardo was, in the end, 10 seconds faster outright in their last stints, with Vergne having to pass Perez and Schumacher on the way in the 2nd stint. Ricciardo lost a lot of time with the brake issue which ultimately lead to him finishing 9th. Without the problem, Ricciardo would have finished closer to Grosjean in 7th than he would Vergne in 9th.

          Vergen did lose some time getting passed Schumacher and Perez, and the two drivers were quite evenly matched in the race, but I think ultimately Ricciardo did a better job with his car. I’m not sure how much Ricciardo contributed to his problem as it seems to be a unique problem that has not surfaced before.

          Vergne did lose some time getting passed Schumacher and Perez, and they were on different strategies, but I think of the two, Ricciardo was the faster driver

        • richo1986 (@richo1986) said on 15th October 2012, 13:07

          They both drove well, though not even a brake issue hides the fact Ricciardo was the stronger. He went further on less durable tyres (stint 1), passed JEV in first stops, pulled away during stint 2 on same compound, and was maintaining gap while teammate was on faster/younger tyres during final stint.

          I agree with your opinion that Vergne drove well. However had it not been for a fuel issue in final corner at Monza and this brake problem…it would be five straight points finishes for Ricciardo. Impressive whatever spin you put on it.

  4. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 16th October 2012, 13:48

    Glock had a good race/Caterham had a bad race!

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