2013 Japanese Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

2013 Japanese Grand Prix

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Suzuka, 2013Mark Webber set the fastest lap of the Japanese Grand Prix as he began his final stint of the race.

But despite lapping up to 1.8 seconds faster than Romain Grosjean at this point it took Webber seven laps to find a way past the Lotus, which cost him dearly in his pursuit of eventual race winner Sebastian Vettel.

Nico Rosberg showed the Mercedes had good pace, lapping within a tenth of a second of Webber’s best just two laps after the Red Bull driver. But with Lewis Hamilton dropping out early on and Rosberg collecting a pit lane speeding penalty they were unable to make their performance count.

Here’s all the lap time data from the Japanese Grand Prix.

Japanese 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
Mark Webber 100.917 99.512 99.071 98.851 98.897 98.838 99.182 99.321 99.17 99.419 101.502 117.553 97.913 97.978 97.786 98.156 97.754 97.919 97.983 97.907 97.878 97.747 97.43 97.797 99.982 114.678 96.012 96.337 96.423 96.283 96.223 96.095 96.061 96.175 96.296 96.048 96.076 96.12 96.139 96.224 96.39 98.82 114.313 94.587 94.641 95.983 96.243 95.959 96.525 96.385 97.231 96.221 95.479
Sebastian Vettel 101.631 99.876 99.45 98.882 99.001 99.46 98.871 98.835 99.721 99.107 99.065 98.943 98.958 101.755 116.366 97.445 97.978 97.837 97.692 97.699 97.594 97.732 97.669 97.514 97.963 96.971 97.471 97.464 97.592 97.098 96.897 96.949 97.098 97.066 96.994 97.381 100.736 114.588 95.317 96.238 95.725 95.336 95.334 95.607 95.558 95.338 95.422 95.941 97.225 95.689 95.993 95.819 97.41
Lewis Hamilton 151.257 123.558 101.202 101.427 101.467 101.363 112.137
Romain Grosjean 100.274 99.527 98.827 98.651 99.107 98.548 98.907 98.958 98.83 99.016 98.835 101.171 117.857 97.691 97.901 98.037 97.88 97.883 97.619 97.781 97.881 98.027 98.072 98.38 97.885 97.905 98.148 98.03 100.637 116.268 96.512 96.68 96.854 96.794 97.138 97.025 96.795 96.897 96.626 96.937 97.745 96.3 96.135 96.102 96.472 96.448 96.196 95.991 96.544 96.358 97.476 97.906 96.747
Felipe Massa 103.453 100.536 99.773 100.532 99.916 99.898 99.68 99.55 100.28 100.205 102.36 117.651 99.131 98.91 98.791 99.258 98.706 99.918 100.827 101.517 101.68 98.73 98.799 98.46 98.427 98.758 99.162 101.21 115.821 97.001 97.206 97.95 97.491 99.964 112.08 97.701 97.617 98.734 97.278 97.273 97.173 97.418 97.571 97.613 98.565 97.779 97.787 98.156 97.512 97.813 99.081 99.721 100.141
Nico Rosberg 102.951 100.109 99.803 99.946 100.099 99.798 99.456 99.389 100.902 99.621 99.711 101.784 117.736 98.526 99.122 101.172 113.599 98.83 98.486 98.344 98.208 99.241 98.578 100.622 115.689 98.336 99.067 98.691 97.575 97.99 98.012 98.522 96.412 96.613 96.647 96.678 97.293 97.037 99.321 115.19 95.667 97.049 96.847 97.623 97.786 94.65 95.879 95.932 97.456 96.668 96.797 97.141 96.723
Nico Hulkenberg 104.438 100.694 100.359 100.022 100.383 99.771 99.845 99.759 99.957 102.554 117.399 98.109 98.916 98.737 98.998 98.923 98.9 100.227 100.847 100.49 98.367 98.397 98.317 98.693 98.427 98.611 98.675 98.831 100.627 116.656 96.885 96.752 96.482 97.042 97.04 97.839 97.403 97.013 96.956 97.029 96.845 96.799 96.648 96.661 97.119 97.825 97.214 97.211 97.159 97.319 98.487 98.115 98.144
Fernando Alonso 103.946 100.688 99.955 100.016 100.288 99.657 99.814 99.585 100.141 100.711 99.991 99.195 102.303 117.536 98.8 99.045 98.813 98.925 100.056 100.961 98.369 97.95 98.453 99.649 98.849 98.933 98.418 98.263 97.696 99.602 117.257 97.697 97.67 97.206 97.377 97.218 97.28 96.803 95.877 96.159 96.288 96.323 96.855 96.507 96.585 96.395 96.857 97.293 96.688 96.907 96.943 96.977 97.136
Kimi Raikkonen 106.617 101.321 101.203 100.387 100.383 100.818 99.829 99.544 99.622 99.715 101.998 118.027 98.669 99.15 98.59 98.469 98.728 98.874 99.159 100.91 101.214 98.94 98.687 98.513 98.467 98.857 98.681 99.415 97.561 98.167 100.417 116.03 96.353 96.737 95.516 96.458 96.849 97.117 96.25 96.353 96.058 96.407 96.533 96.163 96.655 97.375 97.347 97.247 96.754 97.378 97.834 95.933 96.347
Jenson Button 106.202 101.673 101.198 99.933 100.61 101.004 101.558 102.877 117.559 100.411 98.459 99.426 99.43 100.022 99.238 98.919 99.163 99.366 99.499 99.68 100.1 101.354 103.036 119.494 97.842 98.226 98.222 98.279 98.084 98.068 97.524 97.876 97.656 97.374 97.284 97.461 97.274 97.591 97.577 99.569 115.263 96.235 96.174 97.336 97.981 97.369 97.294 95.865 96.035 95.887 97.237 95.779 95.549
Sergio Perez 105.161 100.834 100.567 100.317 100.236 100.111 100.121 99.862 99.83 99.988 99.562 101.85 121.961 97.982 98.655 98.664 98.61 98.859 99.317 99.906 101.753 100.234 99.457 99.389 99.092 99.367 99.663 100.278 100.419 103.56 121.133 96.84 97.019 97.221 97.451 97.461 97.557 98.078 97.403 97.512 97.002 105.194 118.242 97.387 96.372 95.845 97.294 96.692 97.473 100.411 100.02 101.25
Paul di Resta 107.283 101.341 101.076 100.933 100.623 100.608 101.643 100.841 100.322 102.523 120.265 99.715 99.93 100.136 100.064 99.789 100.094 100.143 100.295 99.919 99.81 99.886 100.195 99.754 99.602 102.162 117.646 97.827 98.308 98.41 98.564 97.93 98.484 98.089 97.917 97.847 97.854 97.63 97.711 97.47 97.407 97.553 97.481 97.798 97.753 97.446 98.146 98.39 98.276 98.578 98.64 98.754 101.012
Valtteri Bottas 107.77 101.496 101.312 101.08 101.017 101.048 101.86 103.139 118.545 99.602 100.156 99.72 99.754 100.05 99.663 99.6 100.27 99.908 100.061 99.877 99.928 99.759 99.977 99.827 99.685 99.79 102.003 118.034 98.904 99.064 98.803 98.438 98.412 98.381 99.575 98.608 98.474 98.235 98.109 97.964 98.141 98.248 97.856 98.068 98.557 98.001 98.353 99.838 98.879 100.124 101.214 104.076
Esteban Gutierrez 105.763 100.916 100.424 100.354 100.364 100.321 100.13 100.271 102.112 118.494 98.883 99.11 98.902 99.449 98.866 98.85 99.044 98.991 99.272 100.955 102.478 99.88 99.243 99.058 99.092 99.207 100.053 100.166 100.371 103.32 117.044 97.094 97.416 97.478 97.11 97.63 99.347 97.375 97.524 96.971 97.108 97.139 97.095 97.241 97.053 97.027 97.457 96.792 97.356 96.499 97.059 96.961 96.816
Pastor Maldonado 108.509 101.838 101.413 101.062 101.216 100.986 101.126 100.738 101.675 118.951 100.683 99.84 99.74 100.178 100.174 99.778 99.898 100.835 100.383 99.464 99.834 100.145 99.911 99.81 99.796 100.105 99.829 104.236 117.565 97.423 97.58 97.718 97.962 98.811 97.79 98.531 98.591 98.287 98.071 98.074 98.011 98.408 98.134 97.91 98.363 98.308 99.333 100.188 99.491 101.045 99.569 101.355
Daniel Ricciardo 108.18 101.401 101.381 100.935 101.155 100.796 100.46 100.639 100.194 100.578 99.888 100.412 100.444 100.16 99.931 100.228 100.597 100.293 100.884 101.799 104.184 119.354 98.367 98.525 98.702 99.762 98.858 98.123 98.525 97.948 97.989 101.005 112.752 97.969 97.893 97.958 97.887 97.792 97.593 97.441 97.281 97.283 97.58 100.783 116.332 95.324 95.136 96.906 98.648 97.959 97.364 95.02
Jean-Eric Vergne 109.446 101.791 101.645 100.976 101.182 100.702 103.935 120.759 99.819 98.847 100.195 99.912 99.938 100.031 100.063 100.398 99.655 100.38 100.819 100.387 103.366 117.693 97.348 97.134 97.284 97.493 97.938 97.629 97.862 97.817 97.295 97.26 97.173 97.507 97.65 98.277 99.642 102.905 118.679 96.048 96.816 97.133 96.868 96.576 97.232 98.21 97.673 99.887 98.645 96.581 96.014 95.895
Max Chilton 110.388 102.99 102.604 103.666 103.658 102.494 102.31 101.86 101.89 102.609 104.86 121.1 100.452 100.573 100.711 100.96 101.099 101.229 101.146 100.585 100.581 100.986 101.169 100.653 100.955 100.927 101.102 101.841 106.786 122.516 100.466 99.75 100.032 99.74 99.369 99.739 100.995 100.905 98.92 99.442 99.485 98.943 98.76 98.738 98.713 105.063 99.775 101.232 101.077 99.792 100.437 102.658
Giedo van der Garde
Charles Pic 114.324 119.134 102.266 101.724 101.829 101.108 101.458 102.292 101.754 101.636 101.509 101.702 101.876 102.044 101.831 102.179 105.138 121.607 100.104 99.981 100.092 100.004 102.142 101.187 100.133 100.111 100.128 100.072 100.624 99.824 100.182 99.846 100.061 99.864 102.349 123.033 99.81 98.974 98.641 98.299 98.281 98.154 97.814 97.676 97.934 101.406 98.324 98.218 97.77 97.739 97.489 97.847
Jules Bianchi
Adrian Sutil 109.101 101.84 101.298 100.963 101.282 101.051 101.359 102.94 119.134 99.407 100.2 100.046 99.761 100.108 100.005 100.074 99.916 100.516 100.826 99.393 99.616 100.388 99.985 99.793 99.818 101.033 103.504 117.687 97.367 97.692 97.608 97.538 97.815 98.182 98.159 97.872 97.792 97.655 97.58 97.393 97.417 98.458 97.964 97.995 97.875 98.105 98.241 99.349 99.182 101.986 104.626 101.449

Japanese Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
1 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’34.587 44
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’34.650 0.063 46
3 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’35.020 0.433 52
4 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’35.317 0.730 39
5 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’35.516 0.929 35
6 Jenson Button McLaren 1’35.549 0.962 53
7 Sergio Perez McLaren 1’35.845 1.258 46
8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’35.877 1.290 39
9 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’35.895 1.308 52
10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’35.991 1.404 48
11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1’36.482 1.895 33
12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1’36.499 1.912 50
13 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’37.001 2.414 30
14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’37.367 2.780 29
15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’37.407 2.820 41
16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’37.423 2.836 30
17 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1’37.489 2.902 51
18 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1’37.856 3.269 43
19 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1’38.713 4.126 45
20 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’41.202 6.615 3

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

  1. Candice said on 13th October 2013, 17:23

    Newey should be knighted…..

  2. Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 13th October 2013, 17:51

    Shows how well the Lotus manages its tyres… wonder if they could’ve done that middle stint far longer considering it was clear Mark was going to stop 3 times.

    • I don’t hide the fact that i am a Kimi fan but I wonder if he was in the same position as Romain maybe Vettel couldn’t win (or at least with that advantage). But of course GRO made a great effort in quali and the start but he still lack in terms of race pace

      • MNM101 (@mnm101) said on 13th October 2013, 18:27

        I don’t think he lacks anything in race pace, the Red Bulls were just too strong

        • Immensely strong. Vettels second stint – laps 16-36 – was incredible – he just got faster and faster, to the point that even on tyres 15 laps old he was he was barely any slower than Grosjean who came out on a new set. From that he dominated. Oh – with more help from a handy 2 second advantage on each of his pit laps.

    • Jeanrien (@jeanrien) said on 13th October 2013, 22:02

      @fer-no65 there was no real interest to make it longer as the medium were strong enough to hold to the finish line … And the longer the middle stint, the more vulnerable he was to Webber. With hindsights the only thing Lotus could have done (and should have) is extend the first stint. But not always easy to cover 2 different tactics at the same time and they got caught …

  3. Tom (@newdecade) said on 13th October 2013, 18:38

    Huge disappointment Lewis wasn’t in the mix for this, I reckon he would have easily claimed 4th, maybe fought for the podium, but we’ll never know. Could have made Red Bull work twice as hard on their strategies. Oh well such is racing.

  4. You can see how Grosjean’s poor pace in stint three was due to his earlier stop. Basically, Lotus didn’t cover Webber, and didn’t try to go long in the middle to cover Vettel. Their strategy fell between two stools. His only approach after this late early-stop was to try to preserve the tires and beat Webber’s three-stop by defensive driving at the end but still be quick enough to keep Vettel from jumping. You can’t drive fast and slow at the same time. They got rope-a-doped by RBR. It would have been a different story if Kimi was up front to help.

    • zotje said on 13th October 2013, 20:17

      They were trying to cover a potential undercut by Vettel. At the time Grosjean pitted, Vettel was 0.8s behind him. Should he have stayed out and Vettel pitted, that gap likely wouldn’t have been enough to maintain track position if they pitted the next lap.

  5. Fernando Cruz said on 14th October 2013, 17:21

    Pic has a faster best lap than Bottas. Well, I’m glad Bruno Senna couldn’t stay with Williams. Had he achieved to go to Force India he wouldn’t do worse than Sutil or Di Resta but with this poor Williams he wouldn’t go anywhere. It is better to win races in the WEC…

  6. well these charts explain why mark was little upset about the strategy, which seemed to have favored vettel. Both had same laptimes, no one had significant drop-off for one to have 1 less stop. Clearly after seeing i am convinced redbull favored vettel. Well they can favor one but don’t give mark used up his tyres non-sense.

  7. Rosberg got a drive through for unsafe release. Massa got one for speeding in the pit lane.

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