2012 Brazilian Grand Prix fastest laps

2012 Brazilian Grand Prix

Nico Hulkenberg wasn’t the only driver who impressed with his speed in the wet conditions – Jean-Eric Vergne did as well.

Brazilian 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 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71
Lewis Hamilton 86.332 81.858 81.979 82.868 83.543 85.427 85.872 87.698 88.641 95.253 103.045 86.187 86.741 88.681 89.675 89.467 89.322 93.314 100.436 81.674 80.677 82.739 99.708 84.085 117.164 116.896 121.387 118.035 120.709 85.524 82.665 80.704 79.804 78.737 78.303 78.3 78.265 78.069 78.176 78.327 78.658 78.981 80.174 80.328 80.358 79.56 79.995 79.88 79.798 80.432 80.317 79.919 81.939 85.737
Jenson Button 86.961 82.051 82.072 82.984 83.155 84.771 86.544 86.218 87.795 89.842 89.246 87.242 87.883 90.947 91.435 88.73 85.966 84.537 83.28 81.676 81.641 79.88 93.573 121.988 125.192 118.309 125.963 118.109 120.998 85.591 83.468 81.099 80.09 78.757 78.787 78.475 78.108 78.185 78.362 78.34 78.671 79.312 80.018 80.085 80.547 80.245 80.683 80.569 80.303 80.629 81.343 80.037 81.794 84.295 91 89.94 100.055 102.002 87.903 86.86 88.128 87.691 88.347 87.849 89.245 88.473 88.198 88.79 90.74 100.184 150.47
Mark Webber 88.422 82.783 83.121 83.438 85.329 87.49 97.36 87.954 95.443 101.775 86.202 89.626 89.462 91.879 89.685 88.948 88.933 88.296 92.463 99.971 80.804 90.641 104.157 83.707 88.303 110.07 118.386 117.729 118.355 90.037 82.492 81.012 81.379 79.546 79.512 81.289 79.162 78.914 78.903 79.398 79.774 79.386 83.572 81.344 81.631 80.977 81.146 82.416 81.901 81.765 81.294 81.853 85.837 92.608 97.003 100.106 85.927 86.987 87.454 87.764 88.211 87.784 87.763 87.448 88.338 88.166 88.835 87.824 88.717 102.66 128.725
Sebastian Vettel 99.703 81.316 81.742 82.554 84.313 84.714 86.032 89.701 90.824 97.826 101.012 88.178 89.61 89.142 89.223 87.609 87.948 87.761 90.758 99.987 81.715 89.474 102.938 86.87 92.999 110.408 118.317 117.953 119.979 86.093 82.921 81.654 80.64 80.764 79.346 79.09 79.273 79.524 79.364 79.49 79.991 79.64 80.757 81.825 81.716 80.381 81.876 82.026 81.507 82.279 82.853 86.144 102.653 98.183 106.661 85.78 85.866 86.927 87.895 88.139 87.448 88.035 87.85 88.827 87.897 86.969 87.571 87.861 88.283 98.974 120.53
Felipe Massa 88.414 83.765 82.355 83.724 85.079 86.86 87.323 89.325 90.974 92.362 91.949 89.931 93.238 97.114 106.001 102.904 85.605 85.889 91.332 99.98 80.428 94.734 100.381 81.083 81.914 108.205 119.28 117.59 114.639 85.548 83.088 81.19 80.274 79.788 78.885 78.988 78.879 79.886 78.977 79.303 79.204 79.388 80.216 80.743 80.698 80.289 80.725 80.948 81.049 81.512 81.045 81.257 84.333 88.536 98.494 100.552 86.105 88.174 90.198 90.146 91.172 90.785 88.683 88.2 89.337 89.491 88.614 88.596 88.166 101.72 130.711
Nico Hulkenberg 88.832 82.262 82.467 83.256 83.384 84.76 85.814 87.08 88.483 89.673 88.349 86.348 88.704 89.442 91.226 88.09 85.991 84.218 82.437 81.694 81.175 79.938 94.127 121.466 124.988 118.195 126.615 117.881 121.549 85.065 81.686 80.701 79.533 78.823 78.524 78.396 78.25 78.21 78.332 78.303 78.769 78.914 80.797 80.184 80.576 79.423 79.928 83.177 80.403 80.101 80.019 79.664 81.56 84.691 102.571 89.278 107.969 109.607 94.295 87.655 87.979 88.023 88.025 88.089 87.914 88.274 89.221 87.881 88.315 102.182 128.613
Fernando Alonso 88.548 81.908 82.14 83.73 86.146 86.968 86.669 87.326 88.995 99.105 102.623 88.201 88.692 90.208 89.33 89.481 88.964 93.769 102.311 82.203 81.442 89.722 102.052 86.879 93.947 111.701 118.485 117.991 120.424 85.739 82.734 82.12 80.182 79.193 78.728 78.623 78.702 78.738 78.886 78.733 78.884 79.655 80.232 80.729 80.926 80.019 80.65 81.001 80.355 82.172 81.185 81.226 84.831 88.293 93.343 99.551 102.547 88.35 89.307 88.813 88.682 88.23 88.662 87.806 88.376 89.424 87.933 87.997 88.76 104.053 131.08
Kimi Raikkonen 90.963 83.208 82.072 83.45 90.182 100.246 87.374 88.762 89.799 90.017 92.714 93.403 94.036 90.864 91.511 89.864 88.735 88.638 92.862 102.035 80.55 93.107 100.667 81.303 82.936 110.257 120.187 117.035 115.659 86.158 83.148 82.063 82.868 79.444 80.383 79.953 80.32 80.5 80.693 79.491 79.571 80.021 80.7 80.992 81.737 81.155 81.535 82.251 82.141 82.925 82.172 116.618 102.194 114.234 86.968 87.472 87.268 88.514 89.796 88.686 88.82 88.52 88.603 89.628 88.767 88.947 89.28 89.784 96.948 149.918
Nico Rosberg 92.227 82.821 82.527 83.492 83.954 86.715 88.641 90.616 96.893 102.821 86.97 89.607 90.517 93.181 92.439 89.82 89.657 93.198 105.039 123.357 110.75 102.52 89.063 91.52 114.092 94.732 87.437 85.143 96.576 86.632 83.341 82.863 81.537 81.541 80.916 81.124 80.811 80.266 80.548 80.731 81.165 82.222 81.888 82.482 82.667 83.044 85.713 84.387 85.435 92.647 110.659 85.891 90.329 89.948 90.976 91.909 94.19 95.304 92.699 95.3 92.77 94.366 96.899 93.101 95.047 93.265 94.014 96.724 105.492 107.184
Paul di Resta 90.124 82.796 82.312 83.649 84.745 87.184 88.691 91.007 91.037 98.152 106.867 86.858 90.22 90.112 90.524 89.695 90.016 93.317 100.266 83.173 80.713 90.465 104.108 83.851 86.885 110.009 119.422 117.273 117.444 86.443 83.101 83.173 81.027 79.649 79.714 87.145 79.33 79.515 79.314 79.578 79.546 79.992 80.451 81.021 81.766 80.777 82.007 81.668 82.132 82.774 82.791 82.972 85.982 91.188 89.323 91.162 113.331 103.579 87.252 87.37 87.477 87.374 87.739 88.39 88.037 88.436 89.401 88.026
Bruno Senna
Sergio Perez
Michael Schumacher 93.2 82.877 82.59 83.298 102.939 110.622 92.729 102.792 104.284 87.13 88.428 90.941 89.593 90.465 90.494 89.774 93.129 101.438 83.519 82 80.491 100.974 89.977 116.207 117.184 93.144 88.4 87.13 98.61 85.847 81.991 81.735 81.618 80.26 80.329 80.286 80.158 80.661 81.913 80.793 80.863 80.925 82.375 81.728 81.962 80.586 81.711 81.98 81.812 81.87 81.619 82.786 87.189 97.901 101.196 87.097 87.724 88.099 88.383 89.09 89.389 89.056 89.583 90.761 90.194 89.309 89.405 89.353 90.654 99.561 110.452
Kamui Kobayashi 92.223 82.605 81.952 83.287 84.124 86.525 88.428 94.933 106.996 86.566 87.836 88.838 90.61 90.755 90.082 89.675 88.326 92.409 104.083 81.698 80.441 91.05 101.217 87.041 93.273 110.012 118.757 117.627 119.277 85.747 82.757 81.4 81.186 79.823 78.973 79.169 80.199 79.647 79.292 79.268 79.652 80.058 80.967 81.737 81.385 80.458 81.804 81.351 81.072 81.662 81.583 81.72 84.212 118.365 112.286 87.44 86.813 87.364 87.639 88.488 88.758 88.777 88.335 88.548 88.53 88.954 89.393 88.943 102.457 107.621 109.427
Daniel Ricciardo 93.165 83.059 82.548 83.361 83.587 85.203 90.447 89.8 98.167 103.033 88.631 90.415 91.367 90.954 91.643 90.338 89.51 89.463 93.003 99.467 81.35 92.35 100.911 83.819 83.321 110.052 119.788 117.208 115.602 86.5 83.1 81.605 80.581 80.205 79.734 79.308 79.499 79.864 79.962 80.081 81.089 80.702 81.628 82.06 81.884 80.987 81.61 82.358 82.197 83.105 86.801 104.413 88.899 95.216 94.785 105.263 105.691 88.819 88.975 88.658 93.93 107.97 90.306 89.887 90.005 89.897 91.012 90.552 108.177 114.11
Pastor Maldonado 90.97
Jean-Eric Vergne 96.216 82.989 82.584 84.576 84.305 85.331 87.757 87.91 91.43 92.33 91.55 89.485 91.876 95.977 105.269 102.662 86.651 87.38 88.319 93.533 97.991 101.042 102.989 117.567 116.819 92.918 86.104 86.184 118.364 102.907 81.181 81.277 79.723 79.591 79.146 79.242 79.291 79.425 78.983 79.584 79.636 79.979 81.706 80.464 80.284 80.964 82.559 80.947 80.864 81.504 81.679 81.98 84.895 93.471 89.521 99.884 103.531 87.099 86.729 87.851 87.588 87.462 87.794 88.531 88.608 89.207 90.626 89.407 91.027 108.143 108.911
Romain Grosjean 95.416 82.184 82.286 83.579 83.14
Vitaly Petrov 94.404 82.878 82.515 83.638 86.151 86.021 87.805 90.764 90.966 93.276 91.372 91.267 94.372 104.484 103.873 87.5 89.234 89.884 94.518 105.629 80.981 101.135 100.176 115.902 118.134 92.48 87.952 87.715 99.019 86.247 84.615 82.959 81.226 80.845 80.64 80.858 80.653 80.636 80.528 80.743 80.789 81.492 81.896 82.455 82.438 88.42 85.096 84.436 83.474 85.13 83.993 87.59 94.501 103.989 102.908 89.105 89.984 90.294 90.111 90.96 90.654 90.404 90.659 91.12 92.421 93.909 92.024 91.168 97.803 126.69
Heikki Kovalainen 95.308 83.42 82.662 83.714 85.536 85.028 87.765 88.647 91.402 93.53 91.212 89.414 95.894 99.406 102.22 104.666 86.697 87.931 93.497 118.105 82.453 100.528 85.597 116.774 116.81 93.269 87.641 87.58 97.998 86.192 84.079 83.906 81.335 80.802 80.704 81.229 84.768 98.018 79.256 79.482 80.241 80.836 81.271 81.84 82.687 80.846 82.886 82.488 81.99 83.222 83.306 85.628 90.026 95.804 95.062 113.41 106.899 89.226 94.381 106.119 91.676 91.064 93.196 90.92 91.317 91.03 91.674 91.089 106.675 106.261
Timo Glock 95.808 83.273 82.586 84.78 85.105 85.379 87.603 88.341 91.704 93.66 91.985 89.051 93.856 105.501 104.636 86.594 87.031 88.13 93.033 99.361 81.549 97.583 107.903 121.846 118.297 91.089 87.23 86.254 104.018 86.35 96.464 100.479 80.363 79.686 79.759 80.051 79.731 80.821 80.276 80.068 80.113 81.33 80.923 81.49 81.261 84.065 82.556 82.136 82.128 82.315 81.881 85.432 89.491 98.214 96.412 115.055 110.429 91.151 90.668 91.387 94.328 92.263 91.404 93.65 92.285 92.031 93.864 96.536 105.781 108.371
Charles Pic 97.495 83.433 83.306 83.418 85.416 84.968 87.638 89.57 91.628 93.234 92.844 92.614 113.832 107.996 89.076 88.4 88.114 89.443 89.433 97.24 102.973 101.868 86.221 113.165 116.52 92.109 88.468 86.834 97.768 86.405 84.201 82.733 81.357 80.563 80.9 80.31 81.393 80.503 80.625 80.705 80.821 81.006 82.208 82.469 82.301 82.282 82.539 82.515 82.946 83.311 83.727 84.585 89.032 99.148 103.765 108.463 89.831 92.672 91.747 91.061 90.958 90.65 90.542 91.719 96.428 93.348 91.866 92.25 97.726 124.971
Narain Karthikeyan 98.972 85.444 83.479 83.092 83.346 84.89 87.683 89.689 90.735 93.162 92.768 97.274 101.811 111.845 90.571 90.527 90.812 93.557 91.782 97.659 107.883 104.75 94.779 90.571 114.685 94.15 87.617 85.214 97.368 86.779 85.287 83.303 82.463 81.922 81.753 81.873 81.781 81.628 81.746 81.544 82.028 83.006 82.758 84.082 84.252 84.09 85.674 84.651 85.48 89.561 90.75 114.594 105.79 100.284 123.384 115.26 95.481 90.506 90.454 91.038 92.647 90.734 97.04 91.513 95.427 93.144 93.825 106.597 106.537
Pedro de la Rosa 97.008 83.459 83.103 83.574 84.844 85.64 87.424 89.969 91.35 93.501 93.022 94.246 99.006 109.271 108.523 88.604 89.242 88.514 96.647 106.629 83.247 105.078 86.974 105.419 116.355 94.294 87.572 85.376 97.546 86.656 84.106 84.016 81.805 81.432 81.156 81.311 81.085 81.34 81.352 81.812 82.314 82.754 83.436 83.75 83.944 83.204 84.147 86.353 84.788 89.985 108.636 89.202 102.397 98.298 114.223 107.92 89.778 90.327 90.822 90.48 90.067 91.439 92.77 91.124 91.053 90.963 91.707 105.561 131.506

One driver who shone in the damp conditions was Nico Hulkenberg, in similar circumstances to those he set pole position at the same circuit two years ago.

Another who impressed was Jean-Eric Vergne, who was among the quickest drivers on the track late in the race when the rain returned.

Kimi Raikkonen’s unsuccessful attempt to return to the circuit using an old section of track on lap 53 cost him over half a minute.

Brazilian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’18.069 38
2 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’18.108 0.039 37
3 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’18.210 0.141 38
4 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’18.623 0.554 36
5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’18.879 0.810 37
6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’18.903 0.834 39
7 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’18.973 0.904 35
8 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’18.983 0.914 39
9 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’19.090 1.021 36
10 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1’19.256 1.187 39
11 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’19.308 1.239 36
12 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’19.314 1.245 39
13 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’19.444 1.375 34
14 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1’19.686 1.617 34
15 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’20.158 2.089 37
16 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’20.266 2.197 38
17 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1’20.310 2.241 36
18 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1’20.528 2.459 39
19 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1’21.085 3.016 37
20 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1’21.544 3.475 40
21 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’22.184 4.115 2
22 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’30.970 12.901 1
23 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari
24 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault

The fastest laps table reveals how badly Sebastian Vettel’s car was affected by the damage it incurred on the first lap – he was a second off the pace when the track was at its best.

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12 comments on 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix fastest laps

  1. Mallesh Magdum (@malleshmagdum) said on 26th November 2012, 10:23

    Force India really lost a golden opportunity here. Hope they have a faster car next year with the extra GBP50m infusion

  2. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 26th November 2012, 10:40

    Good stuff from Button and Hulkenberg to stay out on dry tyres and do respectable lap times in the couple of laps when inters were faster.

    Lewis finally got his fastest lap this year, but I think that will be scant consolation.

  3. Atticus (@atticus-2) said on 26th November 2012, 11:39

    @keithcollantine You mentioned in the race review that the unusually cool conditions might have helped Vettel conserving his damaged car. Adrian Newey said he assumed the exhaust of the car would melt in a few laps and blow the engine up.

    Ultimately, it did not happen, but do you think it would have happened had it not been for the lowly temperatures? Also, just how small the margin was even this way? I mean just how close could Vettel have been to elimination?

    • Jeanrien (@jeanrien) said on 26th November 2012, 13:44

      @atticus-2 Not only thanks to cool conditions but also to the rain. As shown in the article, Vettel pace was quite slow when the track was drying. And knewing a bit about thermal exchange, it’s sure that water is more efficient to cool the concerned spot than just air, probably what’s saved his race if there was a risk of melting as suggested

    • AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 29th November 2012, 18:33

      @atticus-2 Also, they did heavily modify his ECU to try and keep the exhaust cool. It’s a shame really that we’ll never know!

  4. juan fanger (@juan-fanger) said on 26th November 2012, 11:48

    Kimi’s excursion meant he finished a lap down – was that the only lap he failed to complete all year?

  5. Himmat said on 26th November 2012, 16:29

    Hack Kovy’s lap is mighty impressive too!!

  6. Fernando Cruz said on 26th November 2012, 17:04

    Bruno Senna was another capable of doing very well under the rain, as he proved in Malaysia, where he was as fast as Alonso, Hamilton and Perez in damp conditions. What a shame Vettel put him out of the race in the first lap, as he could have been one of the protagonists, at least fighting for a podium. Also Hulkenberg deserved to win the race and didn’t deserve the penalty he received. If there was no penalty for Vettel there shouln’t be any to Hulkenberg either, as they were both (Vettel/Senna and Hulkenberg/Hamilton) racing incidents.

  7. sumedh said on 26th November 2012, 17:14

    Is there an onboard of Vettel of the first 7 laps? I am sure it is gonna be exciting to see him pass people left right centre. I think those 7 laps will have gone a long way in convincing the naysayers that Vettel is indeed worthy of his third title.

    Come to think of it, how will the ranking for the top 3 drivers be done? Vettel, Alonso, Hamilton, Raikkonen have been pretty equal all year.

  8. socksolid (@socksolid) said on 27th November 2012, 1:12

    Kovalainen 10th? That’s just amazingly impressive!

  9. Mark (@marlarkey) said on 27th November 2012, 8:00

    Kobayashi deserves to be driving next year, can’t believe he doesn’t have a seat

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