2013 Canadian GP tyre strategies and pit stops

2013 Canadian Grand Prix

Jenson Button, McLaren, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2013A small consolation in an otherwise poor race for McLaren was that they managed to produce the quickest pit stop.

Jenson Button’s sole visit to the pits was the briefest of the race.

Button was one of five drivers to complete the race using a single pit stop. Paul di Resta used this strategy to the best effect, starting on the medium tyres and making a late switch to super-softs.

Romain Grosjean tried to do the same but switched to the super-softs too early and had to make a second pit stop later on.

Two-stop strategies was the way to go for most drivers, with Nico Rosberg the only driver to make three.

Canadian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3 Stint 4
Sebastian Vettel Super soft (16) Medium (33) Medium (21)
Fernando Alonso Super soft (16) Medium (31) Medium (23)
Lewis Hamilton Super soft (19) Medium (29) Medium (22)
Mark Webber Super soft (13) Medium (33) Medium (24)
Nico Rosberg Super soft (14) Super soft (17) Medium (26) Medium (13)
Jean-Eric Vergne Super soft (13) Medium (44) Super soft (12)
Paul di Resta Medium (56) Super soft (13)
Felipe Massa Super soft (17) Super soft (24) Medium (28)
Kimi Raikkonen Super soft (22) Medium (47)
Adrian Sutil Super soft (9) Medium (28) Medium (32)
Sergio Perez Super soft (13) Medium (30) Medium (26)
Jenson Button Super soft (27) Medium (42)
Romain Grosjean Medium (42) Super soft (11) Medium (16)
Valtteri Bottas Super soft (14) Medium (26) Medium (29)
Daniel Ricciardo Super soft (12) Medium (27) Medium (29)
Pastor Maldonado Super soft (12) Medium (37) Medium (19)
Jules Bianchi Medium (41) Super soft (27)
Charles Pic Super soft (11) Medium (25) Medium (31)
Max Chilton Medium (38) Super soft (29)
Esteban Gutierrez Super soft (21) Medium (42) Super soft (0)
Nico Hulkenberg Super soft (12) Medium (26) Medium (7)
Giedo van der Garde Super soft (8) Medium (24) Medium (8) Medium (3)

Canadian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Jenson Button McLaren 20.212 27
2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 20.372 0.160 41
3 Sergio Perez McLaren 20.427 0.215 13
4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 20.473 0.261 17
5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 20.512 0.300 16
6 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 20.636 0.424 47
7 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 20.656 0.444 48
8 Mark Webber Red Bull 20.716 0.504 13
9 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 20.739 0.527 57
10 Sergio Perez McLaren 20.805 0.593 43
11 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 20.832 0.620 31
12 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 20.835 0.623 16
13 Romain Grosjean Lotus 20.859 0.647 42
14 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 20.879 0.667 19
15 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 20.898 0.686 49
16 Adrian Sutil Force India 21.000 0.788 37
17 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber 21.014 0.802 38
18 Paul di Resta Force India 21.066 0.854 56
19 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 21.125 0.913 14
20 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 21.223 1.011 12
21 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 21.315 1.103 39
22 Max Chilton Marussia 21.374 1.162 38
23 Jules Bianchi Marussia 21.378 1.166 41
24 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 21.459 1.247 57
25 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 21.524 1.312 63
26 Romain Grosjean Lotus 21.574 1.362 53
27 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber 21.623 1.411 12
28 Pastor Maldonado Williams 21.637 1.425 49
29 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 21.900 1.688 13
30 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 22.017 1.805 21
31 Charles Pic Caterham 22.033 1.821 36
32 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 22.039 1.827 32
33 Charles Pic Caterham 22.184 1.972 11
34 Valtteri Bottas Williams 22.242 2.030 14
35 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 22.323 2.111 8
36 Mark Webber Red Bull 22.709 2.497 46
37 Adrian Sutil Force India 22.789 2.577 9
38 Valtteri Bottas Williams 24.418 4.206 40
39 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 24.510 4.298 40
40 Pastor Maldonado Williams 24.557 4.345 12
41 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 25.182 4.970 22

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4 comments on 2013 Canadian GP tyre strategies and pit stops

  1. wsrgo (@wsrgo) said on 10th June 2013, 11:34

    Dear Lotus,

    You will NEVER be a top team, if you cannot improve your pitstops. Yes, you’re consistent. Consistently slow in the pits, that is.

    • Manished said on 10th June 2013, 11:40

      They are a joke. Can’t even sort out the rear brake issues that was detected on Friday.

    • Kimi4WDC said on 11th June 2013, 7:36

      One would think they could improve, but they are slow as consistently as Kimi scoring points :)

  2. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 10th June 2013, 15:06

    In my view, the top 4 (and maybe some others) came in for their second stop at the time they did only because they feared a safety car because of VDG. Otherwise, I would have expected them to either finish on a one-stop, or switch to the super-soft for a shorter last stint.

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