2013 Belgian Grand Prix tyre strategies and pit stops

2013 Belgian Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Spa-Francorchamps, 2013Ferrari produced the fastest pit stop of the race for Fernando Alonso but there was little to choose between the fastest teams in the pits.

Most drivers chose two-stop strategies for the race. Romain Grosjean was the highest finisher who made a single stop.

Jenson Button rued not committing to a one-stop strategy sooner, saying he should have stayed out long on his first set of tyres. McLaren considered switching him back to a one-stopper later in the race, but he wasn’t able to make it.

Team mate Sergio Perez did make a single pit stop, after an enforced second visit to the pits for a drive-through penalty.

Belgian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3
Sebastian Vettel Medium (14) Medium (16) Hard (14)
Fernando Alonso Medium (13) Medium (15) Hard (16)
Lewis Hamilton Medium (11) Medium (15) Hard (18)
Nico Rosberg Medium (12) Medium (13) Hard (19)
Mark Webber Medium (13) Hard (16) Medium (15)
Jenson Button Medium (17) Hard (17) Hard (10)
Felipe Massa Medium (9) Medium (17) Hard (18)
Adrian Sutil Medium (11) Hard (15) Hard (18)
Daniel Ricciardo Hard (16) Medium (17) Medium (11)
Romain Grosjean Medium (22) Hard (22)
Sergio Perez Medium (18) Hard (26)
Jean-Eric Vergne Medium (10) Medium (14) Hard (20)
Nico Hulkenberg Medium (9) Hard (15) Hard (20)
Esteban Gutierrez Hard (19) Medium (9) Medium (16)
Valtteri Bottas Medium (14) Hard (14) Hard (16)
Giedo van der Garde Medium (15) Hard (14) Hard (14)
Pastor Maldonado Medium (11) Hard (16) Hard (16)
Jules Bianchi Hard (14) Medium (14) Hard (15)
Max Chilton Hard (15) Medium (14) Hard (13)
Paul di Resta Medium (10) Hard (15) Hard (1)
Kimi Raikkonen Medium (14) Medium (11)
Charles Pic Medium (8)

Belgian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 22.444 28
2 Jenson Button McLaren 22.465 0.021 17
3 Sergio Perez McLaren 22.597 0.153 18
4 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 22.631 0.187 13
5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 22.634 0.190 26
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 22.682 0.238 26
7 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 22.685 0.241 14
8 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 22.712 0.268 28
9 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 22.761 0.317 19
10 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 22.871 0.427 33
11 Felipe Massa Ferrari 22.872 0.428 9
12 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 22.884 0.440 30
13 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 22.893 0.449 12
14 Mark Webber Red Bull 23.004 0.560 13
15 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 23.144 0.700 16
16 Jenson Button McLaren 23.317 0.873 34
17 Adrian Sutil Force India 23.327 0.883 11
18 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber 23.334 0.890 24
19 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 23.397 0.953 11
20 Valtteri Bottas Williams 23.411 0.967 14
21 Romain Grosjean Lotus 23.445 1.001 22
22 Paul di Resta Force India 23.475 1.031 10
23 Mark Webber Red Bull 23.477 1.033 29
24 Paul di Resta Force India 23.540 1.096 25
25 Valtteri Bottas Williams 23.540 1.096 28
26 Adrian Sutil Force India 23.655 1.211 26
27 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 23.723 1.279 25
28 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 23.744 1.300 14
29 Max Chilton Marussia 23.916 1.472 29
30 Jules Bianchi Marussia 23.961 1.517 28
31 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 23.998 1.554 29
32 Max Chilton Marussia 24.013 1.569 15
33 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 24.070 1.626 10
34 Jules Bianchi Marussia 24.083 1.639 14
35 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber 24.219 1.775 9
36 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 24.539 2.095 24
37 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 24.968 2.524 15
38 Pastor Maldonado Williams 27.059 4.615 11
39 Pastor Maldonado Williams 35.228 12.784 27

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3 comments on 2013 Belgian Grand Prix tyre strategies and pit stops

  1. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 25th August 2013, 19:05

    Interesting that Maldonado’s 10 second Stop & Go penalty was 12.8 seconds slower than the fastest pit stop. Shouldn’t it be around 7.5 seconds slower?

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