2013 German Grand Prix lap charts

2013 German Grand Prix

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Nurburgring, 2013The appearance of the Safety Car in the middle of the race left pitwall strategists scrambling to react. Who were the winners and losers?

In any Safety Car situation the leading driver is likely to lose out as the pack suddenly closes up behind them. That was Sebastian Vettel. He didn’t have much of a margin over second placed Romain Grosjean but the deployment of the Safety Car brought his title rivals Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso back into contention.

This was also bad news for Grosjean. By staying out longer on the soft tyres at the start of the race he’d earned a 12 second lead over his team mate which was eradicated at a stroke. Over the final laps Lotus split the strategies between their drivers – putting Grosjean on mediums and Raikkonen on softs – which ultimately led to Grosjean being told to let Raikkonen by into second.

After the race Jenson Button said the Safety Car “didn?t help our strategy” but in the final reckoning it probably didn’t cost him all that much. He might have stood a better chance of beating Lewis Hamilton without it, but the time he lost behind the Caterhams also played a role in that.

However the Safety Car was bad news for another driver who started on medium tyres: Nico Hulkenberg. He pitted seven laps before it came out so there was no point in him returning to the pits. It meant that when he eventually made his pit stop on lap 37 he came out behind several drivers who caught up to heim behind the Safety Car.

The biggest winner had to be Mark Webber. He had fallen a lap behind due to a disastrous pit stop. The Safety Car meant he was waved back onto the lead lap and allowed to catch the field up, from where he swiftly made inroads towards the top ten.

The lap chart and race chart below reveal more about how the Safety Car shaped the race.

German 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/2013drivercolours.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 57 58 59 60
Lewis Hamilton 1 3 3 3 3 3 5 10 9 7 7 7 7 6 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 4 6 10 10 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 5
Sebastian Vettel 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 7 5 4 3 3 2 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 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mark Webber 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 16 16 15 14 14 13 13 13 12 12 11 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7
Kimi Raikkonen 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
Romain Grosjean 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 6 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3
Daniel Ricciardo 6 7 7 7 6 8 14 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 15 15 15 15 13 13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 13 16 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12
Felipe Massa 7 6 6 6
Fernando Alonso 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 5 4 2 2 2 2 9 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Jenson Button 9 9 10 10 9 9 8 6 5 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6
Nico Hulkenberg 10 11 11 11 10 10 9 8 6 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 6 12 11 11 9 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 16 15 14 13 12 12 11 10 9 9 10 10 16 15 14 13 12 12 11 11 11 10 10
Nico Rosberg 11 12 12 12 11 11 10 9 8 6 6 6 6 5 7 7 8 15 15 14 14 13 11 11 11 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 10 11 11 11 11 16 14 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 9 9 9
Paul di Resta 12 14 13 13 13 19 17 16 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 12 12 12 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 10 10 10 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 10 11 11
Sergio Perez 13 10 9 9 8 7 7 7 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 9 9 9 8 7 6 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 8
Esteban Gutierrez 14 16 16 16 15 14 12 17 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 13 13 14 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 12 12 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 14 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Adrian Sutil 15 13 14 14 12 12 16 15 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 10 15 15 15 15 15 14 13 13 13 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
Jean-Eric Vergne 16 18 18 18 19 20 19 19 18 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
Valtteri Bottas 17 19 19 19 17 15 13 12 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 8 11 12 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 14 15 14 13 13 12 12 12 13 13 12 11 10 10 10 15 16 16 16 16 16
Pastor Maldonado 18 15 15 15 14 13 11 11 10 9 9 9 9 8 9 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 14 12 12 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 10 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15
Jules Bianchi 19 20 20 20 18 17 20 20 20 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 19 20 19 18
Giedo van der Garde 20 17 17 17 16 16 18 18 19 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 20 19 18 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 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 18 18
Max Chilton 21 22 22 22 20 18 15 14 17 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 18 20 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 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19
Charles Pic 22 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 17 17 17 17 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17

German 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/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 57 58 59 60
Lewis Hamilton 1.488 1.905 2.013 2.344 2.527 4.338 18.573 16.72 16.997 18.325 19.92 20.338 18.782 8.655 9.719 11.054 12.001 14.018 14.588 16.073 17.774 21.445 37.407 46.205 7.763 5.463 5.819 4.995 3.59 5.408 6.832 7.668 8.665 9.684 10.024 11.147 12.308 12.468 12.664 12.837 12.16 12.754 14.031 14.942 20.29 34.911 33.785 35.577 34.996 25.514 26.245 26.278 25.512 24.462 24.18 24.147 24.002 25.119 25.486 26.927
Sebastian Vettel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.325 13.992 14.693 14.7 14.586 13.942 10.917 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 0.858 15.272 14.887 15.254 15.603 15.133 14.358 13.833 11.145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mark Webber 0.716 0.99 0.927 1.119 0.946 0.984 0 0 159.518 159.055 160.169 160.702 157.526 146.34 146.403 145.925 145.765 146.586 147.106 146.968 146.831 147.485 168.763 201.309 150.36 107.578 62.737 18.718 8.874 11.132 13.049 15.02 16.942 18.801 19.967 21.827 23.211 27.291 43.421 42.515 40.723 40.775 41.071 41.32 41.26 42.326 41.294 41.089 39.084 28.682 29.505 31.466 32.184 32.236 32.479 33.095 33.884 34.545 35.29 37.562
Kimi Raikkonen 1.956 2.659 2.618 3.273 3.334 3.568 2.412 2.698 17.399 18.939 20.337 20.786 19.234 11.006 10.925 11.532 12.629 13.348 12.782 12.599 12.888 12.222 12.318 15.375 2.59 1.93 2.862 2.159 1.304 1.89 2.014 1.934 1.937 1.385 1.392 1.604 1.636 1.84 1.951 1.787 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.993 3.448 3.12 3.056 2.76 2.573 2.137 1.603 1.265 1.077 1.008
Romain Grosjean 2.833 3.371 3.413 3.853 4.07 4.294 3.221 0.872 0 0 0 0 0 4.333 3.498 3.563 2.878 2.853 2.322 2.094 2.082 1.982 2.613 3.392 1.839 1.255 1.718 1.489 0.898 1.051 1.093 1.139 1.086 0.577 0.582 0.664 0.72 0.738 1.143 3.222 16.96 16.281 16.159 16.315 17.245 16.877 15.686 15.294 12.43 1.598 1.819 2.04 2.103 1.999 3.175 3.706 3.981 4.524 5.13 5.83
Daniel Ricciardo 4.32 5.685 7.087 8.091 11.92 29.722 29.915 28.637 29.158 30.307 31.405 31.955 30.504 21.122 22.763 24.413 25.905 30.729 48.191 50.293 51.815 52.43 53.935 67.646 28.489 8.794 9.041 8.318 5.5 8.582 10.853 13.104 14.877 16.504 17.571 19.435 20.99 22.652 24.216 28.095 45.211 45.696 46.606 47.341 48.224 48.513 48.136 48.993 47.43 37.453 39.018 41.079 42.628 44.615 46.388 48.933 50.696 52.51 55.018 56.975
Felipe Massa 3.816 5.026 6.366
Fernando Alonso 5.015 6.596 7.928 9.555 10.192 10.726 10.388 8.697 8.965 9.697 10.428 13.018 25.741 14.858 14.866 14.927 14.253 14.534 15.056 16.425 18.174 19.448 19.437 25.711 4.175 2.748 3.42 3.097 1.838 2.53 3.184 3.633 4.084 3.939 3.625 3.85 4.168 4.311 4.202 4.003 2.923 3.243 3.667 3.841 4.375 4.538 4.187 4.615 4.772 8.432 7.172 6.32 5.773 4.799 4.616 4.552 4.709 5.146 5.879 7.721
Jenson Button 5.662 8.254 9.988 11.755 13.232 14.076 14.066 12.708 13.135 14.224 16.076 16.609 14.289 5.217 6.14 7.426 8.091 9.433 10.23 11.456 15.926 32.735 32.703 41.224 6.537 3.929 4.162 3.755 2.612 3.883 4.967 5.878 6.456 6.779 6.972 7.558 8.259 8.639 9.105 9.35 8.989 10.052 11.311 12.105 13.217 14.087 16.454 31.164 27.636 16.311 16.819 17.233 16.906 16.535 17.112 18.674 20.23 23.197 25.128 27.996
Nico Hulkenberg 6.566 8.824 10.572 12.414 14.011 14.944 14.864 13.611 14.336 16.145 17.138 18.15 16.532 7.272 8.798 10.591 14.181 32.744 32.727 32.923 33.481 34.523 35.478 45.177 7.129 4.576 4.861 4.32 2.98 4.765 6.018 7.225 8.259 9.004 9.501 10.779 14.105 30.023 29.549 31.532 30.437 30.864 31.499 32.048 33.09 33.531 33.425 36.011 38.22 43.721 43.915 44.631 44.453 45.038 46.729 47.016 47.833 47.909 49.166 49.892
Nico Rosberg 7.065 9.568 11.54 13.562 15.434 16.416 16.635 15.909 16.578 17.876 19.097 19.917 18.338 11.527 13.371 17.739 33.893 35.039 36.143 37.659 38.66 40.343 42.231 57.074 32.909 10.594 10.739 9.625 6.115 9.515 11.962 14.068 15.986 17.44 18.81 20.724 22.237 23.842 25.353 26.939 27.201 28.549 30.111 31.425 33.692 35.939 36.397 39.337 51.807 41.17 41.668 41.457 42.985 42.41 42.052 41.969 42.658 43.137 44.198 46.821
Paul di Resta 7.655 10.136 12.142 16.457 34.473 35.348 35.552 34.852 35.232 36.323 37.509 38.424 36.806 27.043 28.184 29.598 30.772 33.519 34.915 36.336 37.781 39.937 41.754 56.762 31.413 9.886 10.036 8.988 5.753 9.086 11.493 13.611 15.492 16.939 18.163 20.007 21.628 23.352 24.791 26.308 26.081 27.025 28.409 29.656 31.147 32.428 32.902 35.216 34.887 26.961 29.003 31.113 33.243 34.51 36.963 39.478 42.253 45.888 50.18 53.771
Sergio Perez 5.898 7.371 8.659 10.338 11.415 11.994 14.083 29.296 29.785 31.03 32.05 32.611 31.111 21.769 23.397 25.024 26.64 28.607 29.72 32.215 33.032 34.067 34.958 46.66 21.758 6.968 7.42 6.453 4.481 7.23 9.226 10.817 12.723 14.017 15.027 16.078 17.057 17.682 18.369 19.298 19.608 20.626 21.906 23.389 25.058 25.889 26.098 27.062 25.84 15.988 19.201 21.365 22.336 23.153 25.311 27.478 29.338 32.054 34.568 38.306
Esteban Gutierrez 9.536 12.279 14.502 17.147 18.692 22.845 38.685 37.249 37.743 38.702 39.265 39.918 37.939 27.628 28.844 30.281 31.332 34.24 35.562 37.429 40.128 45.268 61.612 77.227 39.222 11.234 11.32 10.258 6.618 10.001 12.738 14.567 16.662 18.36 19.638 21.43 22.865 24.791 25.986 27.452 30.045 48.322 49.06 50.2 51.378 52.384 52.238 52.713 50.964 42.185 43.678 46.01 46.834 48.061 49.837 51.207 52.932 54.789 58.556 60.16
Adrian Sutil 7.455 10.588 12.578 14.768 17.894 34.264 33.919 32.335 32.633 33.631 34.997 35.853 34.202 24.364 25.343 26.577 27.244 29.326 30.595 32.687 35.549 36.684 38.736 50.392 22.922 7.697 8.31 7.148 5 7.784 9.962 11.779 13.365 14.694 15.728 18.177 19.543 21.461 22.618 23.614 24.094 25.81 29.892 49.619 50.66 51.284 50.997 51.643 50.102 40.259 42.669 44.344 45.677 47.143 48.734 50.361 52.247 54.135 56.148 57.738
Jean-Eric Vergne 10.034 13.547 16.597 22.998 43.914 45.76 47.371 47.988 49.238 51.149 52.943 54.235 53.209 44.593 46.308 48.718 51.158 53.763 55.613 57.767 60.744 73.638
Valtteri Bottas 10.578 14.663 17.538 21.155 23.188 24.974 25.746 25.13 26.042 27.755 29.381 30.614 29.367 19.916 21.335 23.218 24.365 27.067 29.282 31.893 36.891 42.191 74.674 92.93 55.06 22.964 11.964 10.991 6.994 11.926 14.447 16.748 18.88 20.759 21.918 23.629 25.702 27.55 29.038 32.017 33.1 34.686 36.577 38.255 39.961 42.209 43.695 45.246 44.619 35.725 38.08 40.419 42.241 49.258 92.57 92.12 101.281 101.959 103.461
Pastor Maldonado 9.262 11.839 14.089 16.679 18.372 20.076 21.163 20.73 21.9 23.691 25.351 26.563 25.193 16.86 18.473 20.339 21.772 23.926 25.736 27.986 32.331 48.395 49.275 61.976 21.128 6.235 6.098 5.196 4.15 6.562 8.42 10.269 12.169 13.43 14.632 17.11 18.518 19.97 21.35 22.8 23.062 24.631 26.49 28.203 29.865 31.711 32.324 34.547 34.325 28.701 61.342 60.889 60.292 59.683 59.649 59.52 59.769 60.402 61.121 61.929
Jules Bianchi 11.175 15.303 18.313 22.041 26.613 47.136 49.287 50.062 52.9 56.24 59.61 63.318 63.827 56.229 59.663 62.899 66.335 71.648 90.355 92.638 95.407
Giedo van der Garde 9.784 13.182 16.215 20.027 24.811 45.19 46.942 48.595 51.552 54.768 58.112 61.101 61.849 54.43 57.648 61.003 64.575 68.459 74.037 94.38 97.154 101.243 106.384 124.493 65.083 24.496 13.284 12.314 7.512 12.846 16.789 20.705 24.324 27.714 31.156 35.204 39.266 46.009 65.978 68.409 70.307 73.552 77.224 80.644 84.055 87.35 89.556 92.624 93.548 86.193 90.304 93.975 99.591 103.655 108.18 113.239 119.09 126.739 135.116
Max Chilton 11.997 16.897 20.634 24.865 28.083 31.692 33.556 38.235 58.738 62.953 65.969 69.032 69.469 61.932 64.984 67.672 70.709 73.654 76.591 82.268 102.245 104.783 113.953 133.996 76.977 38.066 15.598 14.715 8.656 13.66 17.754 21.811 25.605 29.236 32.556 36.598 42.663 64.392 67.134 70.112 72.337 75.643 79.331 82.703 86.775 90.009 92.008 95.388 96.828 91.067 96.362 103.134 106.494 110.066 115.563 121.457 127.755 134.163 139.93
Charles Pic 11.475 16.279 19.945 26.184 47.839 49.956 51.669 51.883 54.601 57.959 61.102 64.527 65.125 57.613 60.861 63.947 67.296 70.743 73.547 76.309 79.144 81.601 84.943 107.989 67.868 27.755 14.423 13.11 8.238 14.592 19.189 23.699 27.808 34.287 57.129 60.656 63.585 67.109 69.964 72.773 74.482 77.232 80.49 83.693 87.515 90.504 92.588 95.692 96.971 90.305 93.161 96.352 101.364 104.182 108.571 113.621 119.688 125.978 130.023

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20 comments on 2013 German Grand Prix lap charts

  1. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 7th July 2013, 20:14

    Why did Webber lose 54 seconds to Vettel when the safety car was deployed?

  2. Tom (@newdecade) said on 7th July 2013, 20:53

    Rosberg really was appallingly slow after the safety car

  3. Rigi (@rigi) said on 7th July 2013, 21:50

    the safety car cost grosjean a possible win today…

    • Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 7th July 2013, 21:56

      Indeed. But it also gained Kimi a possible win.

      • q85 said on 7th July 2013, 22:10

        anyone losing points to webber today must be angry. Not cos he got his lap back as that rule has been there for ages it just usually doesnt effect the points but more due to the fact that the unsafe pit release wasnt a penalty of some kind.

        Odd decision to investigate both pit releases after the race.

        • BreezyRacer (@breezyracer) said on 8th July 2013, 13:01

          That rule is in place so that we don’t wind up with a Marussa leading the pack on a restart. It’s a good rule IMO. It worked in Webber’s case only because Webber had a really strong race pace. It seems to me that he was the fastest car in the second half of the race, and that’s with passing 11 or 12 cars during the period. It seems to have been an exceptional drive that nobody saw on the telly ..

  4. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 7th July 2013, 22:27

    I am almost certain that Kimi would have won had he skipped his last stop.

    - He was 14 seconds ahead of Vettel with 12 laps to go.

    - Vettel was closing at half a second per lap.

    - Perez had his second pit stop on the same lap as Kimi, and he staid out until the end, and his lap times didn’t increase in the last 12 laps.

    - Vettel could not have gone quicker because he also had to defend from Grosjean.

    So I think Kimi would have had around 7-8 seconds advantage over Vettel at the end.

    Of course, all this was not known when they took the decision, but I think it would have been worth the risk as the absolute worst that could have happened would have been Kimi ending up in fourth position.

    • BreezyRacer (@breezyracer) said on 8th July 2013, 12:56

      You are not including a factor for continued tire degradation on Kimi’s car. He already had lots of laps on those tires and his pace was no better than Grosjan until the pit stop. In fact he needed the soft tires to pass Grosjan if I’m remembering it correctly.

      • Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 9th July 2013, 8:52

        @breezyracer Well, Perez’ tyres didn’t really degrade a lot, and the Lotus is quite gentle on the tyre as well.

        Furthermore, Vettel’s tyres were of course also degrading.

        Plus there would have been 7-8 seconds of buffer that Kimi could have used to drive more slowly to preserve the tyre.

        Overall, I think it would have been worth the gamble as it would probably have gained the win (+7 points), and there was only a chance of dropping to fourth (-6 points).

        The drop to fourth would not have been certain anyway even if Vettel would have overtaken Kimi: Grosjean could have been ordered not to overtake Kimi and defend from Alonso.

    • sumedh said on 9th July 2013, 10:18

      Interesting!
      I think you could be right.

      If Kimi and Alonso both hadn’t pitted, Vettel would have had to overtake both of them in the final few laps and that wouldn’t necessarily have happened.

  5. DaveW (@dmw) said on 8th July 2013, 3:11

    Those Mercedes curves are something to behold. What happened to the iron clad conclusions that Mercedes had beat their tire woes due to their cheat-test in Barcelona and were racking up major points as a result? They got some tires today that are less heat-soaking than those used at the ultra highspeed, tire-killing Silverstone track and they still got wiped out. If not for the SC, Hamilton would have been a bit more than 25 seconds behind. A search team was sent out for Rosberg.

  6. juan fanger (@juan-fanger) said on 8th July 2013, 4:33

    Impressed by Maldonado’s track on the soft at the end – that wheel nut cost Williams a good score :(

  7. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 8th July 2013, 11:08

    Just looking at the lap charts again, and considering the “Rosberg blocked Hamilton” thread on the forum, perhaps Nico’s reluctance to let Hamilton by did cost Lewis a place. I initially thought that 5th would have been the maximum possible anyway, and he was lucky to get Button at the end after Jenson was held up by the Caterhams, but perhaps he could have defended 4th from Alonso.

    Fernando was on Lewis’ tail just prior to the safety car, and Lewis was managing to keep Alonso behind (who was on much fresher tyres) until his pit stop just before the safety car. If Hamilton hadn’t been held up by Rosberg, he would have been a little further up the road, and would have held track position after the safety car. Then Alonso would have more than half the race to overtake Hamilton, but he would have had to do it on track, most likely, as trying the undercut with the soft tyres for a final stint would be risky.

  8. watenaccio (@kieranh76) said on 8th July 2013, 22:07

    I think Grosjean would have won. It was a two horse race with Vettel and Grosjean had newer tyres. Had he not been forced to pit at the SC he would have overtaken Vettel be it on the track or pumping in a few laps then going on softs with 10 to go. Just my view.

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