2013 Singapore Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

2013 Singapore Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Singapore, 2013Sebastian Vettel set the fastest lap of the Singapore Grand Prix 15 laps before the end, lapping a full second faster than anyone else managed.

He was aided in this by having a fresh set of super-soft tyres which he’d saved by not doing a second run during Q3 yesterday.

Vettel pulled out a large lead very quickly after the first Safety Car period while second-placed Nico Rosberg was struggling with understeer due to rubber marbles stuck in his front wing – as the graph below clearly shows.

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh believes that phase of the race exaggerated Red Bull’s performance advantage. “I think they were flattered a bit today,” he said.

“They opened up a big gap at the beginning which we know Sebastian can. You then look at the pace of Rosberg, it wasn’t that far off in the first stint. He then went onto the [medium] and basically we were all held up behind him. So that rather flattered it.

“I think [the Red Bull] is very good and so is the driver but it was a little bit flattered by circumstance.”

Singapore 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 57 58 59 60 61
Sebastian Vettel 115.509 112.866 113.005 113.318 113.265 113.029 113.069 113.142 112.901 113.339 113.016 113.222 112.756 113.299 113.663 113.784 121.858 132.729 112.188 112.179 112.113 111.875 111.881 112.109 127.497 173.267 160.944 172.511 158.157 165.17 111.773 110.641 110.43 110.996 110.687 110.182 110.185 110.123 110.259 110.262 110.022 110.511 111.109 118.873 130.016 108.574 109.811 110.437 110.57 110.479 110.089 110.303 110.309 110.683 109.701 112.338 110.663 109.242 109.416 110.919 115.868
Nico Rosberg 117.48 115.031 114.478 113.949 113.228 113.457 113.45 112.993 113.237 113.333 112.972 113.111 113.457 113.835 120.635 134.567 113.317 113.282 112.702 112.461 112.321 112.365 112.662 112.759 129.614 161.451 161.141 171.871 158.123 165.395 113.965 112.998 113.191 112.642 112.711 112.491 112.452 112.335 111.891 111.95 118.678 132.588 111.232 111.672 111.375 111.195 111.154 111.674 112.371 110.901 110.353 110.672 111.656 114.83 114.52 115.728 113.576 110.787 110.87 112.262 110.89
Romain Grosjean 120.392 115.352 115.01 114.44 114.5 114.241 113.539 113.7 113.621 113.576 113.635 113.513 113.429 113.922 122.573 133.264 112.969 112.341 112.915 113.765 113.213 112.84 112.873 112.638 138.291 155.187 152.071 171.049 159.54 162.713 114.645 113.448 120.881 175.606 111.097 111.398 123.713
Mark Webber 119.688 115.439 114.958 114.312 114.492 114.055 113.567 113.665 113.712 113.124 113.585 113.59 120.922 131.754 112.647 113.862 114.451 114.524 114.009 113.629 113.095 112.7 112.937 112.535 131.507 152.348 159.514 171.877 158.349 164.628 113.982 113.291 113.253 112.847 112.792 112.306 112.385 112.343 112.22 120.472 128.708 111.021 111.546 111.782 111.475 111.26 110.936 112.031 111.57 110.484 109.783 110.912 113.248 114.104 112.915 112.111 112.652 114.043 113.665 120.647
Lewis Hamilton 120.979 116.639 115.017 114.628 114.313 114.548 113.912 113.817 114.032 114.214 113.964 114.735 113.529 113.35 121.244 132.297 112.496 112.69 112.928 112.628 112.927 112.836 113.113 112.785 131.461 150.906 159.71 171.421 159.03 164.091 114.12 113.445 113.014 112.998 112.738 112.561 112.685 112.266 112.258 112.585 111.681 111.368 118.593 130.955 109.939 111.266 111.014 111.583 112.914 110.874 110.494 111.087 110.805 114.52 114.546 115.782 116.023 110.912 109.916 112.012 111.097
Felipe Massa 121.644 115.26 114.923 114.436 114.497 114.253 114.01 113.861 113.841 114.046 114.492 121.403 133.041 115.337 115.076 113.345 112.922 113.072 113.026 112.984 112.83 113.22 113.556 113.024 140.805 158.516 142.967 170.278 159.465 162.148 114.679 113.722 113.225 112.333 112.485 112.816 112.558 112.465 112.622 112.464 112.186 119 131.481 110.606 110.509 110.661 111.363 111.657 111.847 113.098 111.139 111.39 110.972 111.642 113.201 114.481 116.596 116.055 111.616 111.877 113.985
Fernando Alonso 118.625 115.161 114.932 114.427 113.823 114.067 113.544 113.299 113.457 112.995 112.849 112.992 113.155 120.465 134.251 114.345 114.195 113.727 114.153 114.05 112.904 112.947 112.641 112.554 136.904 155.698 154.369 171.501 158.936 163.665 114.473 113.47 113.158 113.013 112.513 112.707 112.497 112.287 112.628 112.362 111.724 111.789 112.287 111.082 111.972 111.403 111.443 111.587 111.223 111.258 111.701 111.699 111.726 111.994 112.115 112.817 112.703 113.078 113.562 113.884 114.973
Jenson Button 122.222 116.418 115.097 115.078 114.636 114.59 114.597 113.926 113.963 114.056 114.125 114.851 121.352 131.618 114.424 113.507 113.112 113.155 112.936 113.037 113.117 113.057 113.441 113.544 139.659 159.303 142.26 170.673 159.072 161.911 114.653 113.943 113.333 112.495 112.538 112.652 112.531 112.756 112.68 112.461 112.478 112.409 112.266 112.015 112.142 111.74 112.022 112.34 112.478 112.755 112.807 113.662 114.012 115.806 115.346 117.282 117.851 119.488 117.854 117.916 119.038
Daniel Ricciardo 126.095 117.105 115.986 115.817 115.644 115.309 115.134 115.155 115.346 115.405 115.829 115.49 115.84 116.728 122.527 138.026 113.753 113.891 113.355 113.291 113.222 113.493 113.052
Esteban Gutierrez 124.097 116.264 115.886 114.84 116.679 114.987 114.639 115.148 115.532 115.583 122.86 132.483 112.212 112.825 114.147 116.041 113.766 113.966 113.597 113.028 112.948 113.257 113.61 114.136 146.765 163.949 124.636 170.337 158.088 160.196 114.554 113.32 113.382 113.225 114.764 114.006 112.007 112.192 112.707 112.59 112.416 112.73 112.871 112.827 113.531 114.149 113.056 112.859 116.339 115.841 113.593 114.187 113.139 116.193 114.732 116.885 116.227 115.427 119.236 116.975 118.564
Nico Hulkenberg 122.864 116.337 115.213 114.971 114.952 114.834 114.455 114.312 114.278 114.246 114.896 115.037 122.274 131.902 114.452 118.031 112.447 115.227 112.453 112.733 112.53 112.458 113.018 112.955 142.576 159.827 135.503 170.615 158.417 161.357 113.909 113.996 113.161 113.183 112.444 112.676 112.611 112.871 113.015 112.328 112.414 113.114 112.693 112.524 112.262 112.272 112.186 112.318 112.63 112.376 113.016 113.399 113.264 115.381 118.668 115.047 115.454 118.11 118.298 117.707 118.896
Jean-Eric Vergne 126.425 117.356 116.154 116.088 115.903 115.594 116.186 116.079 115.561 116.462 123.598 135.832 113.494 113.245 113.22 113.532 113.189 113.279 113.191 113.187 113.914 113.689 114.083 121.776 147.736 143.491 124.439 170.782 157.422 161.126 114.083 113.744 113.299 113.081 112.735 112.856 112.711 112.49 120.481 130.714 111.768 111.334 110.637 110.386 110.328 110.532 111.116 111.678 112.077 114.245 113.499 115.245 113.171 115.405 114.452 117.057 116.101 118.433 119.855 119.782 127.316
Kimi Raikkonen 125.32 115.569 115.747 114.778 114.762 114.345 114.878 114.508 114.806 121.606 131.204 114.469 115.341 111.768 113.074 113.062 113.156 113.02 113.205 113 113.01 113.068 113.265 113.511 141.563 161.021 139.579 170.458 158.858 161.386 114.575 113.954 113.317 112.708 112.463 112.658 112.526 112.836 112.764 112.411 112.452 112.355 112.301 111.97 112.232 111.699 112.15 112.206 112.36 112.629 112.992 113.426 113.921 113.249 111.14 112.671 112.366 111.981 112.448 112.798 114.157
Sergio Perez 123.469 116.316 115.437 114.877 115.386 114.467 114.703 114.561 114.686 114.366 114.513 114.825 115.455 121.165 132.145 117.298 113.412 112.844 112.045 112.147 112.661 112.472 112.993 112.78 143.809 159.27 135.847 170.316 158.596 161.926 113.725 113.985 113.255 113.023 112.39 112.617 112.597 112.961 112.804 112.411 112.381 113.085 112.561 112.085 112.503 111.926 112.186 112.292 112.364 112.568 113.327 113.663 113.412 115.039 116.026 115.665 117.692 118.705 118.073 117.941 118.903
Adrian Sutil 127.917 117.995 116.268 115.601 115.988 115.816 115.727 116.135 115.705 116.063 116.696 123.006 134.652 112.47 113.228 113.515 113.02 113.071 112.926 112.865 113.546 113.886 113.932 114.557 147.32 160.34 117.204 169.734 158.084 159.593 114.662 113.325 113.31 113.426 112.728 112.096 112.586 112.71 113.058 118.844 133.94 111.288 109.656 110.451 110.912 111.143 110.727 110.845 111.298 113.005 113.486 113.699 113.157 112.165 112.328 112.28 114.11 114.663 118.464 117.893 118.685
Valtteri Bottas 129.04 117.822 117.144 116.713 116.295 116.543 116.58 116.36 115.955 116.269 116.721 116.323 125.751 136.751 114.099 114.218 115.026 114.054 113.116 113.294 113.222 113.449 113.708 123.376 154.069 138.019 122.275 154.013 158.016 159.388 116.441 116.42 116.51 114.237 114.194 114.247 114.009 114.344 114.732 112.803 113.319 121.2 138.52 112.476 111.911 111.963 111.798 112.459 112.653 113.143 112.065 111.908 111.706 111.894 113.624 112.841 112.391 112.625 113.64 114.127 116.484
Paul di Resta 125.231 117.024 115.896 115.342 115.607 115.365 114.934 114.908 115.02 115.265 115.235 114.353 114.615 114.326 114.509 114.374 114.013 113.826 114.172 121.41 134.123 112.799 112.873 113.044 138.811 138.771 142.831 171.286 159.318 162.49 114.638 113.79 113.118 112.315 112.545 112.671 112.636 112.254 112.596 112.264 112.159 118.702 130.922 111.226 110.739 110.889 111.104 111.234 112.737 111.935 111.007 110.927 111.399 111.644
Pastor Maldonado 127.051 117.486 116.163 116.011 116.156 115.672 115.925 116.073 115.54 116.366 116.21 114.466 115.652 116 120.017 125.296 133.688 113.085 113.003 113.324 112.99 113.228 113.337 113.722 146.669 159.82 120.001 156.462 158.279 159.57 115.187 114.428 114.166 113.238 113.179 113.88 113.264 113.416 113.08 112.969 118.746 132.793 112.3 111.24 111.096 110.708 111.65 111.057 111.19 111.206 111.313 111.9 112.119 112.876 114.675 116.972 115.846 115.087 115.391 114.59 114.787
Charles Pic 130.482 118.284 117.37 117.344 118.226 117.306 117.832 118.045 119.932 119.809 125.402 138.109 115.416 115.217 115.166 115.411 115.011 115.061 115.095 115.016 115.097 114.553 115.303 124.029 153.927 151.981 117.894 121.352 157.48 158.22 116.877 115.662 116.453 115.025 114.727 114.561 114.265 114.712 115.162 114.519 115.937 116.372 116.259 115.26 114.981 114.843 114.97 115.144 115.163 116.545 115.797 115.468 116.065 127.026 138.048 111.325 111.778 110.99 111.564 113.795
Giedo van der Garde 128.639 117.952 117.029 116.462 116.449 116.655 116.372 116.123 116.128 116.264 116.412 116.389 123.411 136.647 115.108 115.675 117.073 115.553 115.176 114.934 114.888 115.306 114.868 115.44 128.015 147.891 144.404 146.771 157.83 158.64 116.634 115.803 114.901 114.187 114.29 114.273 114.425 114.313 116.861 114.847 114.791 123.373 135.076 112.472 112.913 112.716 113.452 112.982 113.43 113.704 113.701 113.32 114.509 115.486 115.468 116.303 115.325 114.927 115.083 116.166
Jules Bianchi 129.92 118.043 117.471 117.5 117.993 117.511 117.826 118.141 119.924 131.117 150.178 140.699 114.981 115.439 115.092 114.711 115.283 115.211 117.284 115.264 126.001 119.595 124.202 158.944 142.044 124.355 128.68 114.882 114.651 137.809 116.979 115.934 116.517 117.047 114.538 115.62 115.68 116.846 116.486 123.943 133.172 113.208 114.277 113.504 112.898 114.264 113.314 113.428 114.055 114.588 113.398 115.423 114.245 113.513 114.458 115.003 114.827 115.542 116.097 118.96
Max Chilton 131.133 119.162 118.249 117.821 117.333 118.075 118.09 118.56 119.499 119.393 127.471 137.669 115.108 115.653 115.58 115.586 115.33 115.38 115.931 115.571 115.866 115.981 115.714 133.193 176.299 158.695 118.369 116.116 116.898 156.54 116.786 115.875 116.656 115.913 115.379 115.54 114.808 115.417 115.451 116.336 123.633 133.846 113.47 113.264 113.528 113.422 114.092 113.911 113.591 113.041 113.195 113.544 114.902 114.657 114.771 114.639 114.838 114.968 115.516 116.137

Singapore Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’48.574 46
2 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’49.656 1.082 43
3 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’49.783 1.209 51
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’49.916 1.342 59
5 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’50.328 1.754 45
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’50.353 1.779 51
7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’50.509 1.935 45
8 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’50.708 2.134 46
9 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’50.739 2.165 45
10 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1’50.990 2.416 58
11 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’51.082 2.508 44
12 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’51.097 2.523 35
13 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’51.140 2.566 55
14 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1’51.706 3.132 53
15 Jenson Button McLaren 1’51.740 3.166 46
16 Sergio Perez McLaren 1’51.926 3.352 46
17 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1’52.007 3.433 37
18 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1’52.186 3.612 47
19 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1’52.472 3.898 44
20 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1’52.898 4.324 45
21 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1’53.041 4.467 50
22 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’53.052 4.478 23

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15 comments on 2013 Singapore Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

  1. Patrick (@paeschli) said on 22nd September 2013, 21:28

    “They opened up a big gap at the beginning which we know Sebastian can. You then look at the pace of Rosberg, it wasn’t that far off in the first stint.”
    Yeah, because Vettel started to save his tyres after the first three laps: he lapped the circuit 2 seconds faster than everyone else, including his teammate. That’s massively impressive!

    • Commendatore (@commendatore) said on 22nd September 2013, 22:11

      Vettel just can’t be 2 sec faster than his teammate in the “same” car!

      Remember the disgusting frontwing incident in RBR? Ow, how I hated them and their hypocrisy! I think there’s something fishy going on in RBR, well for the last 5 years straight!

      But, it seems they’ll get away with it this time as well… sadly.

      • Fishy is going on in you mate. Its Plain to see SV was faster than any one else yesterday

        • Benjamin Lozada said on 24th September 2013, 5:07

          Commendatore was referring to RBR car design and not the driver. Something like the Brawn GP diffuser.

      • StuBeck said on 24th September 2013, 13:46

        What front wing incident? Horner clearly explained why the wing appeared closer to the ground than other cars, and if you remember in India that year, Ferrari tried actual flexy wings, which passed all the same tests that RBR did, and they were flying all around where it was a very subtle change on RBR’s case.

    • Aaron Devaney said on 25th September 2013, 11:28

      Webber wasn’t in clean air for most of the race. When he was the gap was more like 0.5 – 1 second per lap. In friday practice Webber was actually the faster (By a small margin) and the 2 Rd Bulls were 1.5 seconds faster than anybody else, so it’s the same car. Vettel can just turn it on when he needs to.

  2. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 22nd September 2013, 23:38

    I wonder what fastest lap would have been had Vettel not have to control the race nursing the braking issue. I reckon it could have been at least another second faster towards the end of the race.

  3. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 23rd September 2013, 0:09

    Vettel will only be considered a legend once he has a decent team mate on the other side of the garage as this is the only way of fairly assessing how good a driver is.

    There are three types of people:

    - Vettel fans probably thought he was a legend after his second title
    - Vettel haters will always find an excuse – even if he would beat Hamilton in a Ferrari, it would probably be easy to point out that as a German in a German team, he would be favoured
    - Neutral observers would say that Vettel is certainly one of the best drivers currently, and there is a good chance that he is one of the top drivers ever – but how do you really want to compare?

    Personally, these discussions are getting very boring, so I will only contribute to it once: F1 is a team sport. RBR+Vettel has been by far the best team over the last four seasons. Yes, the designers of the car are very important. Yes, the drivers are important. But ultimately, everything needs to fit together. It could well be the case that if you put Vettel in a Ferrari or Mercedes that he will be beaten by Alonso or Hamilton, but it could at the same time also be true that Vettel beats them when they are all in a Red Bull. This means that it may well not be possible – even with complete information – to rank the drivers. You can only rank car+driver combinations.

    Finally, virtually all world champions have been in cars that were better than the opposition, often much more so than in recent seasons. And still, they are considered legends. Ultimately, history books will primarily look at the number of titles and winds, and will not remember the nay-sayers of the time.

    In the interest of exciting races, I hope that Vettel’s competition raises their game and improves their speed. This way, we will not see such an utter dominance as today in Singapore. If it happens once in a season (and I really consider Singapore the only place this year where VET+RBR were so dominant that seemingly nothing could have stopped them from winning), I can live with it. If such dominance is displayed for a full season, it would indeed be boring. But this did not even happen in 2011.

    • I agree with you but the point that the best car wins the champion. For example, 2003: Williams-BMW was the best car but the drivers didn’t deliver, they lost from both Shumi and Kimi and recently, 2007: McLaren was the best car but they lost from Kimi cause of “interrnal” problems

    • salcrich said on 23rd September 2013, 8:56

      Actually there are three types of accountant – those that can count and those that can’t………..

  4. I don’t accept the “Rosberg had marbles in his front wing” theory. They showed a close-up of his wing on TV and it was clean. It seemed like he just hit a wall in terms of mental and physical exhaustion for a spell, and then he had a second wind and put a big spurt on towards the end.

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 3rd October 2013, 14:48

      Why would the team inform him of something like that during the race, and have him adjust settings to re-balance the car then @jonsan? That just doesn’t make more sense than to think RBR is making up technical issues to appear to have a tougher job than they have.
      Mercedes apparently calculated that Rosberg was losing as much as 1.7 sec./lap after the SC because of it, which means that the real difference in speed was still considerable (about half a second) but still too much for comfort (for the other teams)

  5. I know tyre strategy determines this up to a point but seeing Alonso in the Ferrari who came second, losing out to Charles’ Pic Caterham is out of this world.

    • Matthijs (@matthijs) said on 23rd September 2013, 9:17

      Why? Pic pitted for fresh super-soft tyres a few laps before the end. So Pic had fresh super soft tyres, Alonso had worn-out mediums. People read too much into these fastest laps. They mean nothing.

  6. I love the data presentations you put together, Keith. Where do these full race lap times come from?

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