2013 Chinese Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

2013 Chinese Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Shanghai, 2013Sebastian Vettel set the fastest lap of the Chinese Grand Prix using soft tyres at the end of the race.

Here are all the drivers’ lap times and the fastest laps table.

Chinese Grand Prix lap times

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

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2013drivercolours.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
Lewis Hamilton 105.684 104.041 104.864 105.816 111.988 120.395 102.612 102.735 103.156 103.121 103.112 104.31 104.292 105.25 104.685 103.938 103.954 104.018 103.909 104.675 109.104 117.891 101.97 101.483 102.094 101.838 102.349 102.855 102.878 103.337 102.374 103.039 102.666 102.296 101.826 102.539 106.89 116.547 100.284 100.279 100.058 100.422 100.199 100.404 100.593 100.624 101.338 100.731 100.037 99.981 100.056 100.057 100.108 100.279 101.346 101.94
Kimi Raikkonen 107.16 104.475 104.288 105.29 106.769 110.57 119.584 102.93 103.443 103.314 103.27 103.647 103.216 104.136 104.348 105.951 103.15 103.189 104.216 104.076 109.192 117.797 102.895 101.987 102.233 102.053 101.843 102.606 102.793 103.453 102.99 102.269 102.513 106.278 116.909 100.979 100.851 101.397 101.17 100.246 100.524 100.682 100.36 100.261 100.297 100.568 100.947 100.941 100.367 100.156 99.955 100.027 100.321 100.176 100.584 101.471
Fernando Alonso 106.002 104.566 104.314 105.573 104.939 110.122 118.755 103.04 103.12 102.914 103.117 103.721 104.509 103.785 103.504 103.399 103.396 104.518 104.116 104.558 103.12 102.651 106.689 118.344 101.09 101.379 100.973 101.715 102.761 101.947 101.829 102 102.345 102.758 101.902 101.31 101.319 101.421 101.205 101.193 105.948 116.876 100.274 100.191 99.692 99.506 99.552 99.9 99.781 100.32 100.494 100.705 101.575 100.03 99.87 102.312
Nico Rosberg 108.691 104.14 104.583 107.237 112.442 120.971 103.378 103.648 103.856 104.015 105.345 104.304 104.036 104.2 105.246 104.648 104.67 104.453 109.423
Felipe Massa 106.607 104.345 104.306 105.485 105.836 106.935 110.262 119.779 103.174 104.06 103.282 103.728 104.57 103.771 104.176 104.4 104.869 104.644 109.712 117.621 102.983 102.704 102.714 102.591 103.296 103.669 103.797 103.558 103.646 103.997 103.586 104.921 102.86 102.421 102.607 107.229 116.202 100.608 100.548 100.832 101.135 101.061 101.283 101.443 101.351 101.861 101.914 101.458 101.506 101.961 101.69 101.605 100.973 100.402 100.284 101.514
Romain Grosjean 109.341 104.02 104.456 104.647 106.557 108.185 111.265 119.676 103.669 104.09 104.55 104.839 104.57 105.588 104.886 104.748 104.051 104.211 104.725 104.161 103.951 104.259 108.024 117.875 102.053 101.931 102.987 102.782 102.723 102.829 102.287 103.521 104.157 103.475 102.992 103.297 106.347 117.781 101.792 102.203 101.651 101.497 101.401 101.348 101.463 101.591 101.218 101.375 101.05 101.532 101.101 101.012 101.466 101.738 100.563 100.861
Daniel Ricciardo 109.736 104.498 104.308 112.263 125.153 104.13 103.808 103.876 104.737 104.023 104.332 104.857 104.602 105.796 104.737 104.838 104.034 104.276 104.768 104.275 104.176 104.155 109.366 119.349 101.852 101.924 102.111 101.968 101.969 102.315 102.255 102.346 102.23 102.027 102.172 102.195 103.109 106.951 119.157 100.954 101.398 100.616 100.719 100.65 100.685 101.773 101.475 101.363 101.243 101.074 100.953 100.419 100.362 100.446 100.24 100.592
Jenson Button 110.314 104.809 104.138 107.218 105.263 105.67 104.768 104.751 104.593 104.416 104.622 104.935 104.72 104.821 104.155 104.623 104.515 104.198 104.525 104.592 105.032 103.834 108.23 116.909 102.442 102.139 102.552 103.046 104.082 103.566 103.975 104.051 103.483 103.037 103.187 103.073 103.661 103.086 102.02 101.748 101.649 101.684 101.426 102.343 102.279 102.125 102.308 101.886 106.52 113.549 100.306 101.09 100.738 100.741 100.729 98.058
Sebastian Vettel 110.745 104.811 104.296 106.058 105.314 105.117 104.585 103.686 103.73 104.222 104.735 104.594 104.691 108.204 117.977 102.858 104.359 104.837 104.183 104.153 103.407 103.098 103.159 103.15 102.66 102.804 102.6 102.878 104.625 103.45 107.946 117.301 100.391 100.652 101.244 101.145 101.447 101.673 100.949 101.586 101.764 101.312 102.278 101.241 101.62 100.353 100.722 100.283 100.039 100.216 104.716 113.28 96.808 97.256 98.211 100.051
Nico Hulkenberg 111.485 104.903 104.177 104.869 105.08 105.096 104.54 103.386 104.142 104.148 104.33 104.725 104.777 108.547 122.303 102.489 103.253 104.334 104.3 104.008 103.651 103.591 103.432 103.466 103.397 103.766 103.466 103.249 107.39 116.276 100.63 101.427 102.871 103.059 104.468 108.498 118.64 100.764 101.009 101.553 101.765 101.964 102.147 102.003 101.899 103.041 102.4 102.092 102.216 102.342 101.843 102.107 103.512 101.915 101.624 101.178
Paul di Resta 113.849 106.169 104.419 104.617 105.471 105.397 105.552 104.852 104.657 104.958 105.059 105.006 105.68 110.049 118.771 103.097 103.749 103.619 104.46 104.146 104.316 104.127 105.447 103.937 103.983 103.756 103.674 103.544 103.324 103.506 103.212 109.205 117.367 101.031 101.744 101.434 101.138 101.342 101.403 101.467 101.325 101.307 101.59 101.446 101.515 101.729 101.491 100.911 100.932 100.744 100.666 100.66 104.726 115.464 100.101 100.888
Sergio Perez 113.668 105.586 104.652 104.762 104.987 105.026 106.161 104.876 104.524 104.738 104.792 105.398 105.244 106.071 105.222 107.383 105.418 105.022 105.128 106.94 105.468 105.102 104.85 110.111 118.307 101.359 101.513 102.285 103.161 105.184 107.926 118.617 101.418 101.878 101.779 101.948 102.277 101.823 102.273 101.925 102.774 103.148 102.422 103.488 102.628 103.107 102.614 101.811 102.319 102.504 101.959 101.427 101.772 101.33 101.281 101.419
Adrian Sutil 112.187 104.605 104.257 105.829 112.172
Pastor Maldonado 114.066 106.469 105.787 105.99 105.873 106.572 112.369 122.165 105.858 105.62 105.439 105.33 104.516 105.018 104.757 104.05 105.303 105.104 104.874 105.424 104.524 104.481 108.006 120.683 103.03 103.075 103.256 103.786 103.987 103.897 104.149 104.324 103.906 103.77 103.953 103.199 103.074 103.433 106.894 118.056 102.305 101.144 101.665 101.933 101.835 101.907 101.807 101.525 101.803 102.265 101.957 101.99 102.065 100.968 101.801 101.361
Jean-Eric Vergne 116.745 106.84 105.435 105.123 105.571 106.126 107.098 104.028 105.977 104.52 105.144 104.578 104.837 106.173 120.77 120.382 103.016 103.194 103.917 105.008 103.239 103.859 103.595 103.334 104.083 103.235 103.275 103.29 103.778 103.374 103.415 103.844 103.173 103.536 104.635 103.306 108.176 116.588 100.372 100.835 100.817 101.362 105.574 118.597 100.456 100.45 100.197 100.399 100.633 100.868 100.379 100.534 100.228 100.885 100.608 100.138
Valtteri Bottas 114.748 106.671 105.837 105.665 105.942 106.537 108.054 106.612 105.492 106.286 107.146 105.49 104.784 105.433 105.046 109.831 121.539 103.767 104.083 105.018 103.25 103.883 104.873 105.199 104.623 104.24 104.336 104.698 104.891 104.435 103.666 103.872 103.648 108.647 120.663 100.797 101.312 102.237 102.233 102.237 101.696 101.92 101.784 102.514 102.181 101.964 102.146 102.218 102.645 102.355 106.353 116.854 98.2 99.664 100.057 100.534
Esteban Gutierrez 112.827 104.775 104.829 104.959
Jules Bianchi 115.073 106.865 106.06 106.677 107.37 111.046 122.341 105.11 106.154 106.495 105.565 106.388 105.568 105.579 105.019 109.413 124.763 103.995 104.211 103.924 103.431 103.663 104.554 104.157 103.747 103.977 104.071 104.321 104.506 104.286 104.218 108.769 119.865 102.162 101.537 102.28 101.812 101.98 102.181 102.724 102.371 102.081 103.196 102.696 102.838 103.138 102.448 101.883 102.172 102.091 103.87 103.081 102.365 103.594 105.137
Max Chilton 116.332 107.609 106.729 106.557 107.957 109.632 114.746 123.112 105.202 105.416 105.086 105.561 105.392 105.345 106.055 105.628 105.828 105.903 105.938 105.522 110.806 126.147 103.383 104.12 103.831 103.524 105.21 103.424 104.4 103.399 103.641 104.087 108.559 125.3 102.249 102.639 104.221 102.43 101.978 102.633 104.19 104.599 102.603 103.07 103.257 103.358 102.603 103.129 104.338 103.294 105.377 103.792 102.684 102.605 102.316
Charles Pic 117.049 107.374 105.876 105.779 110.969 121.44 104.512 105.735 107.647 106.21 105.769 106.273 105.501 105.2 105.309 105.157 109.41 122.04 103.785 104.173 103.83 103.953 104.186 104.06 103.931 104.232 104.498 104.453 104.494 104.442 104.447 104.496 108.951 119.589 102.085 102.287 102.142 102.565 102.497 102.566 102.377 102.197 102.126 102.79 103.199 102.658 102.425 101.997 104.007 102.526 102.649 102.284 102.51 103.552 104.663
Giedo van der Garde 115.861 107.069 106.616 106.972 108.277 113.978 122.607 105.319 105.786 106.408 106.055 106.33 106.426 106.517 108.294 106.868 107.06 106.752 107.086 113.036 121.082 103.671 103.907 104.618 104.365 104.647 104.902 105.147 105.176 104.973 105.056 105.177 107.053 105.541 105.841 106.211 110.282 122.072 102.378 102.858 102.602 102.357 102.61 104.908 104.017 103.846 104.962 103.794 105.072 103.786 103.786 103.885 104.052 105.426 104.614
Mark Webber 119.567 119.905 103.511 103.643 103.55 104.933 104.226 103.722 104.241 105.005 104.061 103.416 103.773 105.329 110.576

Chinese Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’36.808 53
2 Jenson Button McLaren 1’38.058 1.250 56
3 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1’38.200 1.392 53
4 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’39.506 2.698 46
5 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’39.955 3.147 51
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’39.981 3.173 50
7 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’40.101 3.293 55
8 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’40.138 3.330 56
9 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’40.240 3.432 55
10 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’40.284 3.476 55
11 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’40.563 3.755 55
12 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1’40.630 3.822 31
13 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’40.968 4.160 54
14 Sergio Perez McLaren 1’41.281 4.473 55
15 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1’41.537 4.729 35
16 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1’41.978 5.170 39
17 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1’41.997 5.189 48
18 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1’42.357 5.549 42
19 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’43.378 6.570 7
20 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’43.416 6.608 12
21 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’44.257 7.449 3
22 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1’44.775 7.967 2

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30 comments on 2013 Chinese Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

  1. xjr15jaaag (@xjr15jaaag) said on 14th April 2013, 15:43

    I know Vettel was on new softs at the end of the race, but the rate he closed in on hamilton was truly incredible.
    Also, his pace compared to Button when he was allowed to absaloutely fly is truly impressive also.

    • It’s good news for an RBR fan once RBR get on top of the tyres. Their qualifying is excellent but their race pace is poor which is now affecting their Sundays AND Saturdays.

      I have to say those final few laps were both thrilling and depressing. Thrilling because OMG SOMEONE IS FINALLY PUSHING and depressing because of how suddenly clear it was that up until now, the race was just a parade.

      • Sebas (@seabass) said on 14th April 2013, 19:23

        Thank you. I wholeheartedly agree. I cannot imagine why the marks at the rate the race are so high.
        The sprint of Vettel showed how they should race, on the edge. Don’t think about conserving your tires if you’re on an average amount of pitstops. Just push that car like hell.

    • jimscreechy (@) said on 15th April 2013, 17:09

      Why is it incredible? He changed for brand new softs with 5 laps to go and we saw the tires last at least 6 laps. He himself said he probably could not have done another lap with the fuel he had so he must have been very light indeed. No mystery there at all.

  2. rez (@rez0) said on 14th April 2013, 15:47

    Just what happened on Hülkenberg’s last stint? He lost so much time, damn.

    His stint on the soft tyres was also disastrous. I wonder what could’ve been if he mirrored Vettel’s strategy and saved the soft compound for last.

    Massa’s last two stints were also terrible in comparison to Alonso…

  3. venom (@venom) said on 14th April 2013, 16:15

    vettel was pushing it and to maintain the pace over the 5 laps was pretty impressive. have to say the ferrari race pace is also pretty impressive. and is it just massa or his engineers that always seems to pit him at the wrong time and get him in trouble

    • AndrewT (@andrewt) said on 14th April 2013, 16:26

      i believe that he pitted only 1 lap later than Alonso. obviously you can’t call in both your drivers at the same time (well, Mercedes managed it, but there was a bigger gap between them), and the optimal timing was preserved for Alonso. spending only one more lap on those softs caused Massa a lot of time lost, and a couple of cars arriving between him and Alonso. the rest of his pitstops were timed rather to his current rivals than to Alonso, but getting stuck behind di Resta didn’t help him for sure, meanwhile Alonso made a number of successful overtakes and stormed into the lead. i would say it’s bad luck for Massa, but he should have been able to pass di Resta, with doing that, a 4th position could have been in reach

    • Gabriel (@naylamp) said on 14th April 2013, 16:32

      Maybe he should’ve pit one lap earlier than ALO. But I suppose ALO had the privilege given his position. Anyway, after that MAS couldn’t deliver and the gap just increased.

    • timi (@timi) said on 15th April 2013, 15:54

      @venom He didn’t maintain it over the llast 5 laps. He lost 0.4, 0.9 and 1.8 seconds over the 4 laps he did on the tyres respectively. But it worked because even his slowest lap was faster than Hamilton’s on 18lap old mediums.

  4. AndrewT (@andrewt) said on 14th April 2013, 16:16

    considering that Vettel delivered his fastest lap in lap 53, and he didn’t face much of a traffic for the remaining 3 laps, we can assume that the softs with almost no fuel left, and with a well rubbered asphalt peaked that time, but despite their degradation we didn’t see him slow down closing the gap to Hamilton, who might have been in a way deeper trouble with his old primes. since we saw Räikkönen last year in Malaysia and Alonso in Canada, it’s a massive risk to stay out on older tyres, that could only have piad out for Hamilton, because Vettel wasn’t nursing his last set, but one lap, or only one DRS zone, and it’s a whole different story…

  5. Cyclops_PL (@cyclops_pl) said on 14th April 2013, 16:42

    Ferrari’s race pace was fantastic. On the distance nobody could challenge them. In fact only Massa kept up with Alonso’s pace until he got himself into traffic. As I watched lap times live, Alonso was faster than Vettel every time they’ve had the same tire. Even when his tires were several laps older, he stilled lapped at least 0,2 faster than Red Bull’s leader.

    • Lari said on 14th April 2013, 17:22

      @cyclops_pl Yep, that’s true, Ferrari seems to be the fastest or sharing the fastest car title atm. But Massa getting stuck behind traffic is a bad excuse for his poor performance, had it been Alonso behind the traffic, I can bet 100EUR, he wouldn’t have spent so many laps there. Like said many times, and this race again hit the spot on this, Massa is great 1 lap guy but bad race craft. Massa should be ashamed how much slower he was, even when taking in consideration that Alonso had most of the race traffic free (meaning almost all he had to pass were lapped ones, and noone attacked his position). I have a feeling Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren will have different 2nd drivers in 2014, just keep in mind this comment ;)

      • Nick (@nick101) said on 15th April 2013, 18:09

        had it been Alonso behind the traffic, I can bet 100EUR, he wouldn’t have spent so many laps there

        Really? How long was Alonso stuck behind Button with Button on much older tyres than Alonso? Keeping in mind also that at the moment the Force India is faster than the McLaren.

        Don’t be so quick to write off Massa and declare Alonso amazing!

  6. Lari said on 14th April 2013, 17:24

    Where did Bottas come up with that laptime at the end, even if he had new tyres, considering the general pace of Williams atm? Amazing stuff.

    • I was thinking the same thing.

      Looking at the lap chart, it seems Bottas pitted on the same lap as Vettel did.

      nonetheless nice stuff from Bottas.

      • Dd42 said on 14th April 2013, 19:39

        Really?! You consider a lap 1.4 seconds slower than the fastest lap and half a second slower than his own quali lap amazing?

        IMO in this era of F1 fastest laps don’t mean much. I genuinely believe Bianchi could set the fastest lap if his team wanted, they’d just need to pit for a set of options on the last lap and push like hell

        • Lari said on 14th April 2013, 20:01

          Yes I do, as he was 3.3 seconds slower in qualifying than the pole time. And even if he didn’t get the best lap out of his car, Maldonado was 2.7 seconds slower than pole, so being 1.4 seconds slower is not bad at all given their usual differences. And I genuinely don’t believe Bianchi could do that.

          • clappy (@danielc) said on 14th April 2013, 20:20

            lari im sorry Bottas doesn’t cut it for me 3 races in a slow car is 1 thing, but 3 races and imo not at least getting close to Maldonado on true performance is a totally diff thing, afterall Bottas was meant to be the big thing, and you need to be beating Maldonado if that’s the case he needs to start soon.

          • Lari (@lari) said on 17th April 2013, 6:08

            He hasn’t done too bad job considering he’s a first timer in F1 (no, I don’t count the FP’s from last year). He has beaten Maldonado in all 3 races, last one fair and square, Australia because Maldonado drove himself off the track and Malaysia because Maldonado had technical issue. In qualifying Maldonado has been quicker 2/3 times, but I’m pretty sure the scale will tip more even as F1 circus arrives at Europe and tracks that Bottas knows very well also. In addition, Maldonado was one of the suprisers last year and regarded as a fast, albeit inconsistent, driver so we have to keep that in mind. And regardless of all this getting back to the point, I think that lap from Bottas in Shanghai was very good. Sorry, you can’t convince me otherwise. :)

  7. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 14th April 2013, 19:43

    It looked like Hamilton’s tyres gave up two laps earlier than he would have liked. On lap 49, he renewed his challenge on Raikkonen, and at the time I thought this meant he expected to have enough life in his tyres left to make it to the end of the race comfortably. His challenge on Raikkonen was also justified, as Raikkonen’s performance also seemed to drop off the last two laps, if not as seriously.

    Vettel’s race was a bit of a mystery to me, as he seemed to have good pace at all stages of the grand prix, yet even with that incredible final stint he just fell short of beating Hamilton to the podium. Also, he may have lost a little too much time in the middle of his stints in order to be quick at the end of them. Ultimately, though, I think it was getting stuck behind Hulkenberg that cost him P2.

    Ricciardo’s stints were very impressive, especially his penultimate stint, which looks to be at least as good as Hamilton’s. I’m happy he’s put in this strong performance, and to get that Red Bull seat that Webber looks likely to vacate, he will need to put in more of those this season, and prove that JEV is not the better racer.

  8. dot_com (@dot_com) said on 14th April 2013, 20:08

    I do not understand how Bottas got the 3rd quickest time of the day, but spent the entire race struggling to keep the Marrusias/Caterhams behind him. The car obviously has some pace. Or was it just a tyre thing – the team told him he was “allowed” to do a fast lap? This season is way more about tires than cars and drivers. And just how did Williams go from having a front-running car in 2012 to having such a shed in 2013?? They didn’t need to reinvent anything – just build on what they already had, and tell Pastor not to crash it.

  9. Despite Vettel’s fastest lap, you can still clearly see the drop-off in performance: there is a definite upward trajectory in his graph line.

    • Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 15th April 2013, 20:49

      @vettel1 Yes. However, his last lap was probably also a bit slower because because he was running in the dirty air of Hamilton. I think the one additional lap on the options would have faster than the last lap on the prime. This would probably have allowed him to overtake Hamiltion. Of course, this is easy to say in hindsight but given the gap to the back would not have been too risky either.

      The last pitstop being delayed by one second off course also did not help.

  10. Saul Dula said on 15th April 2013, 8:31

    I thought this at the time and the chart confirms it, Lewis saw that he couldn’t get close enough to challenge kimi so he backed off and saved the tires to hold of vettels charge. And it worked, just barely. The caterham almost worked against him but ended up leading to vettel missing the apex.

  11. MomPassedMeWithDRS (@mompassedmewithdrs) said on 15th April 2013, 17:42

    Considering the race being 2-3 laps longer and if Vettel passed Lewis on the next straight, do you think Lewis would repass him due to the degradation of Vet’s tyres?

  12. toiago (@toiago) said on 15th April 2013, 21:53

    How feasible would have been for Kimi to extend his first stint in the medium tyres so that he would have done a 2 stopper? It was something wich crossed my mind as I was watching the race.

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