2012 United States Grand Prix lap charts

2012 United States Grand Prix

Spins proved costly for Romain Grosjean and Paul di Resta, but the Lotus driver made it back into the points.

United States 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 56
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 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Lewis Hamilton 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mark Webber 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Kimi Raikkonen 4 7 8 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 3 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Michael Schumacher 5 5 7 8 9 9 9 10 11 11 13 13 13 14 14 19 19 18 18 18 18 17 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
Nico Hulkenberg 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 6 13 13 13 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Fernando Alonso 7 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 6 5 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Romain Grosjean 8 8 6 6 6 6 10 12 13 15 22 22 21 20 18 16 15 14 14 14 14 13 11 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Pastor Maldonado 9 13 13 14 13 13 14 14 15 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 12 11 11 11 10 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9
Bruno Senna 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 10 14 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10
Felipe Massa 11 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 6 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Jenson Button 12 15 14 13 14 14 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 9 9 8 7 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Paul di Resta 13 9 9 9 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 5 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 14 14 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Jean-Eric Vergne 14 16 16 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 16
Sergio Perez 15 11 11 11 11 11 11 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 7 7 7 8 8 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 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
Kamui Kobayashi 16 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 22 21 21 19 19 19 19 19 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Nico Rosberg 17 14 15 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 15 14 14 13 12 12 12 11 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 8 8 8 8 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
Daniel Ricciardo 18 20 18 18 17 16 15 15 14 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 10 10 9 9 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 6 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Timo Glock 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 21 20 18 18 17 17 17 17 18 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 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19
Charles Pic 20 22 21 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 21 21 22 22 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 18 17 17 17 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
Vitaly Petrov 21 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 17 15 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
Heikki Kovalainen 22 21 22 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 19 19 19 19 19 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 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 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
Pedro de la Rosa 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 22 22 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 22 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21
Narain Karthikeyan 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 23 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 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 22 22 22

Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Circuit of the Americas, 2012It was a case of what might have been for several drivers at the Circuit of the Americas.

First among which was Romain Grosjean, who inherited Fernando Alonso’s eighth place on the grid and was up to six by lap three. A spin and an early pit stop dropped him to 22nd, but he demonstrated great pace and finished the race behind his team mate.

Paul di Resta was another driver whose race was spoiled by a spin. His was more costly, forcing him to make an extra pit stop and leaving him out of the points.

“I was fighting a lot of oversteer in the car and made an error in turn 19, lost the rear, and spun,” he said. “I was just trying a bit too hard to keep the cars behind me.”

The Caterham versus Marussia battle took an interesting turn as the two MR01s qualified ahead. But Vitaly Petrov passed them pair of them at the start as Timo Glock struggled, and Heikki Kovalainen also demoted the lead Caterham partly thanks to his KERS advantage.

United States 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 56
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 0.906 1.343 1.205 1.309 1.266 1.416 1 1.375 1.248 1.376 1.581 1.451 1.67 1.822 0.675
Lewis Hamilton 1.738 2.778 2.702 2.607 2.792 2.653 2.275 2.19 1.619 1.5 1.509 1.6 1.494 1.265 0.956 1.065 1.476 2.595 3.281 4.143 21.145 2.157 1.927 2.376 2.003 1.835 1.589 2.446 2.586 2.542 2.155 1.672 1.276 0.628 0.998 1.111 1.048 0.95 1.066 0.689 0.839 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mark Webber 0.737 1.458 1.881 3.373 4.219 4.506 4.614 5.14 5.353 6.02 6.477 7.062 7.083 7.408 7.634 9.698
Kimi Raikkonen 6.425 12.195 12.552 12.883 13.532 14.417 15.545 16.007 16.589 18.426 20.328 22.88 23.386 22.906 22.738 22.843 22.561 22.167 21.314 20.27 18.936 1.002 1.441 3.671 27.923 29.554 32.419 34.333 37.581 38.471 38.452 38.505 38.703 38.701 39.886 40.685 41.622 42.675 44.962 45.947 47.004 47.235 48.321 49.874 52.136 53.207 54.725 55.313 57.335 60.721 62.372 63.844 64.458 65.281 65.445 64.425
Michael Schumacher 5.58 11.829 13.915 16.876 19.579 22.582 26.533 29.261 31.617 35.608 37.32 39.09 42.861 45.534 68.373 70.014 70.754 71.635 72.373 72.709 73.026 55.416 56.475 57.488 58.94 61.238 63.073 65.129 66.873 68.666 69.87 70.918 72.449 73.368 76.532 78.531 81.66 83.918 85.471 107.385 109.531 109.923 111.123 112.227 113.161 113.806 114.774 115.013 116.184 116.983 118.884 120.174 121.474 122.484 123.842
Nico Hulkenberg 5.857 8.362 8.91 10.206 11.719 12.983 14.132 15.084 16.071 18.027 19.918 22.592 25.817 27.024 29.392 31.311 33.401 53.468 52.821 51.975 50.486 32.332 34.742 36.144 37.324 38.886 40.474 42.253 44.258 45.506 46.4 47.008 47.987 48.594 49.586 50.608 51.644 52.976 54.308 54.705 55.493 55.133 56.704 58.175 58.983 59.813 61.004 61.669 63.711 64.615 66.025 67.51 68.346 70.118 72.824 73.792
Fernando Alonso 2.782 5.353 5.568 6.424 7.155 7.824 8.399 8.896 9.079 9.514 10.124 10.699 11.219 10.91 12.391 13.05 13.729 14.074 14.797 15.98 38.491 21.393 23.062 23.66 24.195 24.807 25.855 26.929 27.736 28.227 28.778 28.75 28.926 28.779 29.582 30.126 30.536 31.043 31.602 31.297 31.434 30.85 31.566 32.097 31.803 32.872 33.514 33.422 34.433 34.616 34.65 35.739 37.216 38.756 40.051 39.229
Romain Grosjean 7.193 10.698 10.484 10.702 12.138 22.908 27.513 30.808 35.015 54.987 54.859 55.784 55.846 56.898 56.595 56.593 56.072 54.982 54.118 52.571 51.348 33.053 33.481 33.661 34.259 35.51 36.391 38.832 40.255 41.106 41.659 42.095 42.62 42.437 43.245 44.347 44.685 46.831 47.972 48.164 48.947 49.089 50.689 51.86 53.25 54.305 55.566 57.129 59.064 61.316 64.116 65.367 66.816 68.475 69.391 70.313
Pastor Maldonado 11.49 14.709 17.535 19.047 21.846 24.773 28.469 32.093 34.115 36.113 38.171 39.752 41.083 41.134 41.645 41.565 41.517 41.998 41.623 41.072 40.81 42.025 42.462 43.28 44.055 45.419 46.9 49.615 52.323 53.165 54.934 54.99 55.524 55.572 56.185 57.034 57.224 57.414 57.756 57.518 58.707 57.891 58.956 60.833 62.283 62.818 63.972 64.152 65.319 66.201 67.604 68.783 69.29 70.683 73.626 74.525
Bruno Senna 11.062 14.248 16.009 18.423 21.06 23.498 26.974 28.035 28.616 28.738 29.049 30.423 32.079 33.007 33.971 35.394 36.646 37.332 37.589 40.064 57.695 39.324 38.672 38.701 39.067 39.769 41.46 43.044 44.996 46.398 47.15 47.863 49.009 49.633 51.02 51.7 52.615 54.205 54.99 55.821 56.593 55.992 57.412 60.247 61.331 61.72 62.604 62.821 64.679 65.623 67.114 69.633 70.166 71.736 74.29 75.133
Felipe Massa 8.971 13.07 15.013 17.298 19.993 22.398 23.678 24.478 24.874 25.55 26.142 26.845 27.326 27.69 28.223 28.048 27.854 27.236 26.243 25.051 23.546 5.024 5.514 6.26 7.353 9.058 32.024 35.738 38.401 39.319 39.636 39.628 40.278 40.078 41.206 42.029 42.475 43.138 43.552 42.947 42.669 41.566 42.23 42.691 43.404 43.827 45.332 45.538 46.111 46.235 47.41 47.401 47.239 47.069 47.105 46.013
Jenson Button 12.999 15.548 16.545 19.449 22.143 24.129 27.791 29.696 31.917 32.598 32.769 33.3 33.489 33.512 34.392 36.05 37.266 37.851 38.26 38.508 38.959 21.887 21.884 21.184 20.971 22.171 24.618 25.427 25.788 25.809 25.861 25.785 25.723 25.732 25.997 45.418 45.256 45.887 45.98 46.544 47.652 48.064 49.1 50.553 51.253 51.034 51.499 51.103 51.824 51.808 52.417 52.996 53.029 53.266 54.507 56.432
Paul di Resta 8.052 12.538 14.572 15.978 18.244 19.856 21.121 22.601 23.661 24.955 27.161 29.145 30.644 31.375 32.475 33.684 34.794 35.584 35.938 36.453 37.875 40.437 41.412 42.188 43.128 44.55 46.138 49.155 60.415 63.576 85.668 87.718 89.488 90.457 92.392 94.114 95.739 97.515 99.047 102.864 104.464 105.12 106.686 108.357 109.951 111.399 112.743 113.707 115.214 116.444 118.115 119.449 120.682 121.769 122.654
Jean-Eric Vergne 13.99 17.617 19.152 20.223 22.745 26.825 29.489 33.305 35.466 36.696 38.726 40.32 43.483 46.778
Sergio Perez 10.351 13.437 15.573 17.817 20.555 23.125 25.177 26.192 26.668 27.066 27.778 29.765 31.347 32.082 33.322 34.813 36.009 36.645 36.881 37.829 40.017 24.266 45.489 46.613 47.525 48.412 49.299 50.797 52.819 54.159 55.612 56.898 57.548 58.02 59.177 60.848 61.942 63.108 64.736 65.841 67.015 67.119 68.871 70.228 72.21 73.73 74.765 75.361 76.398 76.937 77.665 78.36 78.849 79.951 82.115 84.341
Kamui Kobayashi 14.826 19.411 20.583 23.267 25.689 28.406 30.836 34.471 36.867 38.568 40.181 43.72 45.556 69.618 71.344 72.549 73.242 73.789 74.487 74.788 74.706 57.118 58.404 59.697 61.124 63.037 65.248 67.283 68.761 70.306 71.378 72.128 73.242 73.871 77.168 79.557 82.131 84.643 86.006 86.443 87.549 87.777 89.421 90.666 92.693 94.682 96.485 97.086 100.419 106.084 107.232 107.915 109.302 112.348 112.954
Nico Rosberg 12.519 16.924 20.014 21.322 23.941 27.353 30.039 33.745 36.042 37.617 39.201 41.158 43.842 45.902 46.203 46.405 46.671 46.637 46.747 46.577 45.949 28.107 28.869 29.71 31.186 33.009 35.308 38.47 42.497 43.995 45.173 45.827 46.986 47.745 70.944 72.797 73.614 74.427 75.107 74.508 74.799 74.324 75.126 75.969 77.203 79.456 80.392 80.265 80.811 80.963 81.097 81.547 81.914 82.739 83.972 85.51
Daniel Ricciardo 16.183 19.957 21.061 21.782 23.18 25.627 28.771 31.26 33.055 34.193 34.937 36.008 36.82 37.147 37.309 37.788 38.445 39.193 39.219 39.372 40.59 22.626 23.823 24.762 27.058 28.82 30.836 33.579 36.051 38.557 61.231 62.547 64.549 64.908 66.302 67.496 68.399 69.3 70.16 70.444 71.691 71.46 72.709 73.771 75.296 76.208 77 77.261 78.124 78.606 79.257 80.031 80.591 81.713 83.398 84.871
Timo Glock 15.96 22.567 24.608 27.04 30.397 33.279 36.302 39.4 43.335 47.898 50.841 53.845 57.243 59.933 62.476 64.777 67.293 69.062 70.678 71.969 73.67 77.943 79.988 82.45 85.178 87.988 91.102 94.927 97.97 100.869 105.326 108.455 111.33 113.102 115.928 118.8 121.497 124.094 126.525 128.31 131.068 133.652 136.987 139.813 143.369 148.006 151.67 155.086 161.343 165.984 171.922 175.305 178.46 182.758 188.668
Charles Pic 17.884 23.544 27.626 31.695 35.175 38.13 41.106 43.914 47.198 50.465 53.418 57.483 60.608 63.155 69.279 72.214 76.005 78.454 80.242 81.941 83.317 67.538 69.921 72.559 75.393 79.733 106.84 110.809 114.343 117.747 120.648 123.914 127.465 132.764 136.322 139.974 145.004 151.152 154.644 159.975 163.624 165.707 169.989 176.945 182.44 185.794 189.462 192.336 195.724 198.688 204.482 208.62 213.992 216.56
Vitaly Petrov 15.561 21.746 23.936 26.11 28.89 31.966 34.814 37.494 40.329 43.275 45.471 48.317 50.929 52.691 55.108 58.449 60.734 62.554 64.315 65.874 66.861 51.056 54.119 77.059 79.453 82.319 85.093 87.951 90.496 93.339 96.292 98.926 103.635 106.182 109.416 112.414 114.815 118.453 121.088 122.747 125.632 127.424 130.579 134.865 138.48 142.381 146.249 150.255 154.49 158.064 162.071 166.649 172.855 176.884 179.999
Heikki Kovalainen 17.658 24.535 27.375 29.743 32.652 34.825 37.123 39.889 43.974 47.116 49.686 52.475 55.4 58.194 60.657 63.044 65.142 67.117 69.203 71.1 72.521 76.687 79.069 81.406 83.861 86.493 89.252 92.261 95.023 97.782 100.349 105.52 108.477 110.757 113.619 116.311 118.988 121.725 124.365 126.417 129.284 131.001 135.672 138.968 142.719 147.435 150.685 154.554 159.142 161.848 168.227 174.136 177.828 181.239 187.65
Pedro de la Rosa 18.606 25.8 30.499 34.875 39.48 43.361 47.151 50.953 54.982 58.855 62.582 67.337 71.429 74.999 78.558 82.299 85.688 89.266 92.173 95.537 98.483 84.198 89.201 94.912 123.341 130.373 135.017 145.87 151.875 156.587 162.163 165.956 170.409 174.237 178.631 184.794 188.959 194.052 198.504 202.212 209.274 213.633 218.057 222.235 227.328 231.671 237.537 241.243 247.797 253.076 257.97 262.478 267.727 272.498
Narain Karthikeyan 19.039 26.46 31 35.742 40.289 44.34 48.172 51.848 56.067 60.408 64.203 68.265 72.397 76.092 80.399 83.841 86.993 90.788 93.888 96.967 99.495 84.934 90.04 95.118 101.086 132.176 142.28 148.845 153.668 159.514 163.664 168.126 171.816 175.158 182 187.181 192.319 196.564 200.896 208.222 213.877 217.302 221.824 226.802 230.96 237.204 242.241 246.124 253.596 258.673 262.887 268.443 278.402 284.377

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel left the field a long way behind. Mark Webber looked unlikely to give chase in his car and Jenson Button, though quick, was compromised by his starting position. A KERS problem kept him from catching Massa at the end.

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7 comments on 2012 United States Grand Prix lap charts

  1. Tango (@tango) said on 19th November 2012, 13:06

    Grosjean went faster than the lead for 2/3 of the race. Wow. He really has to get his act together !

    • TotalMoonRace said on 19th November 2012, 13:24

      he pitted for hard rubber earlier and run on clean air…………..

    • franktuesday said on 19th November 2012, 20:50

      What? Grosjean had a total of 9 laps in which he reduced the gap to the leader (3, 11, 15, 17-21, 34). 7 of those were after his pit, but before the leaders pit. 1 was on lap 3, and 1 was when Vettel had a slow lap (lap 34).

  2. Massa was faster than Alonso and Button, he deserved a podium.

  3. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 20th November 2012, 23:55

    Even though KERS got the better of Marussia, it seems they kept a good pace with Caterham. Should be a nice battle next year when they have KERS as well.

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