2013 Australian GP tyre strategies and pit stops

2013 Australian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Melbourne, 2013Kimi Raikkonen’s two-stop strategy was key to his victory in the Australian Grand Prix.

Only four other drivers finished the race with two pit stops, including the two Force India drivers, who also finished in the points.

However Ferrari were decisively the quickest team in the pits, with Felipe Massa enjoying the two quickest stops of the race. Their consistency was even more impressive – all six of their stops were quicker than last year’s record at this race, which they also set.

In total 13 pit stops were made by Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault which were quicker than last year’s fastest time of 21.91s.

Australian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3 Stint 4
Kimi Raikkonen Super soft (9) Medium (25) Medium (24)
Fernando Alonso Super soft (9) Medium (11) Medium (19) Medium (19)
Sebastian Vettel Super soft (7) Medium (14) Medium (16) Medium (21)
Felipe Massa Super soft (8) Medium (15) Medium (13) Medium (22)
Lewis Hamilton Super soft (13) Medium (18) Medium (11) Medium (16)
Mark Webber Super soft (5) Medium (13) Medium (20) Medium (20)
Adrian Sutil Medium (21) Medium (25) Super soft (12)
Paul di Resta Super soft (8) Medium (25) Medium (25)
Jenson Button Super soft (4) Medium (16) Medium (17) Medium (21)
Romain Grosjean Super soft (5) Medium (14) Medium (18) Medium (21)
Sergio Perez Medium (16) Super soft (7) Medium (18) Medium (17)
Jean-Eric Vergne Super soft (9) Medium (15) Medium (20) Medium (14)
Esteban Gutierrez Super soft (5) Medium (22) Medium (30)
Valtteri Bottas Super soft (6) Medium (18) Medium (16) Medium (17)
Jules Bianchi Super soft (9) Medium (18) Medium (23) Super soft (7)
Charles Pic Super soft (8) Medium (25) Medium (23)
Max Chilton Super soft (6) Medium (13) Medium (15) Medium (22)
Giedo van der Garde Super soft (7) Medium (9) Medium (18) Medium (22)
Daniel Ricciardo Medium (15) Medium (15) Super soft (9)
Nico Rosberg Super soft (14) Medium (12)
Pastor Maldonado Medium (10) Medium (14)
Nico Hulkenberg

Australian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Felipe Massa Ferrari 21.509 36
2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 21.511 0.002 23
3 Mark Webber Red Bull 21.515 0.006 38
4 Jenson Button McLaren 21.538 0.029 37
5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 21.596 0.087 37
6 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 21.606 0.097 20
7 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 21.704 0.195 39
8 Sergio Perez McLaren 21.705 0.196 41
9 Mark Webber Red Bull 21.717 0.208 18
10 Felipe Massa Ferrari 21.754 0.245 8
11 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 21.778 0.269 42
12 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 21.792 0.283 9
13 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 21.807 0.298 7
14 Sergio Perez McLaren 22.004 0.495 23
15 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 22.015 0.506 31
16 Romain Grosjean Lotus 22.133 0.624 19
17 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 22.155 0.646 13
18 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 22.181 0.672 34
19 Romain Grosjean Lotus 22.239 0.730 5
20 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 22.274 0.765 14
21 Jenson Button McLaren 22.282 0.773 4
22 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 22.315 0.806 27
23 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 22.316 0.807 5
24 Romain Grosjean Lotus 22.534 1.025 37
25 Jules Bianchi Marussia 22.669 1.160 50
26 Adrian Sutil Force India 22.693 1.184 21
27 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 22.704 1.195 21
28 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 22.709 1.200 9
29 Adrian Sutil Force India 22.749 1.240 46
30 Max Chilton Marussia 22.948 1.439 34
31 Paul di Resta Force India 23.010 1.501 8
32 Paul di Resta Force India 23.051 1.542 33
33 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 23.074 1.565 9
34 Pastor Maldonado Williams 23.099 1.590 10
35 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 23.160 1.651 44
36 Valtteri Bottas Williams 23.215 1.706 24
37 Jules Bianchi Marussia 23.371 1.862 9
38 Jules Bianchi Marussia 23.387 1.878 27
39 Charles Pic Caterham 23.394 1.885 8
40 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 23.435 1.926 15
41 Charles Pic Caterham 23.509 2.000 33
42 Valtteri Bottas Williams 23.528 2.019 6
43 Jenson Button McLaren 23.571 2.062 20
44 Sergio Perez McLaren 23.677 2.168 16
45 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 23.834 2.325 16
46 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 23.917 2.408 34
47 Valtteri Bottas Williams 24.060 2.551 40
48 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 24.104 2.595 7
49 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 24.177 2.668 30
50 Mark Webber Red Bull 24.240 2.731 5
51 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 24.688 3.179 24
52 Max Chilton Marussia 30.838 9.329 19
53 Max Chilton Marussia 36.564 15.055 6

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