2013 Indian Grand Prix lap charts

2013 Indian Grand Prix

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Buddh International Circuit, 2013The unusual nature of the tyres in India meant Sebastian Vettel sacrificed his lead just two laps into the race to get rid of the soft tyres he started on.

Having fallen to 17th, Vettel had to pass many cars to regain the lead, but most of them put up little resistance as doing so would risk incurring unnecessary wear on their tyres and compromising their own strategies.

Vettel was back in second lap by lap 21, trailling team mate Webber who had started on the medium tyres. Could Webber’s alternative strategy have helped him win?

Webber made another of his less than ideal start, losing three places, but even so was leading in clear air by lap nine. His race eventually ended in retirement due to an alternator problem, so could he have beaten Vettel to victory.

It seems very unlikely – as in Japan, Vettel was simply quicker than Webber, and that would have made the difference whichever strategy they had run.

This is borne out by the gaps between them from lap 33. At this point both were on new medium tyres, Webber’s were one lap fresher, yet he continued to slowly drop back from Vettel.

It’s possible the alternator problem which caused his retirement had already begun to affect his car, but as he’d been slower than Vettel by a similar amount earlier in the race and during practice, it’s hard to imagine Webber was on course to win. However it did prevent Red Bull from celebrating their fourth constructors’ championship with a one-two finish.

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

Indian 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
Sebastian Vettel 0 0 18.4 18.892 18.845 18.908 18.625 15.957 14.354 14.594 14.404 14.566 13.808 12.797 12.683 12.408 12.507 12.241 12.308 12.559 11.821 11.644 11.641 11.138 10.831 10.296 10.43 6.588 0 0 0 8.392 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
Nico Rosberg 3.232 1.934 1.146 1.176 1.304 1.409 3.748 20.698 19.698 21.81 23.186 24.206 24.591 24.687 25.773 26.487 27.705 28.904 29.786 30.583 31.163 32.09 33.804 34.75 35.996 36.727 40.608 56.377 49.774 50.373 48.326 37.511 30.021 30.786 31.748 32.778 33.741 34.666 34.996 35.402 34.539 34.201 33.914 32.495 32.331 31.531 30.824 30.279 29.402 28.603 28.174 27.519 26.452 27.361 26.698 26.332 26.071 26.097 27.024 29.823
Lewis Hamilton 3.821 2.7 1.985 2.366 2.763 3.088 3.368 3.864 21.778 23.128 24.77 26.355 27.669 28.218 29.601 30.168 30.956 31.798 32.435 33.157 33.717 34.271 35.461 36.134 36.956 37.58 38.993 36.006 30.566 34.869 52.291 41.835 35.307 38.255 39.202 40.136 41.097 42.017 42.199 42.896 42.65 42.702 42.989 42.203 42.588 42.139 42.298 42.286 41.74 41.32 40.959 40.415 39.482 40.746 41.086 41.883 43.375 46.303 48.091 52.475
Mark Webber 5.4 5.157 4.51 5.607 6.32 5.683 5.195 2.385 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.449 10.667 7.83 0 12.551 12.772 13.033 13.359 13.317 13.519 13.852
Felipe Massa 2.49 1.072 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.022 18.763 19.793 21.185 22.503 22.744 24.203 25.537 26.538 28.046 29.1 29.716 30.364 31.313 33.033 33.961 35.103 36.094 37.859 35.295 29.766 33.602 51.763 41.34 34.41 35.563 36.921 37.989 38.973 40.039 40.911 42.159 41.853 42.067 42.226 41.183 41.671 41.562 41.448 41.394 41.059 40.683 40.219 39.5 38.691 39.461 38.732 39.671 39.617 39.925 40.609 41.692
Kimi Raikkonen 4.829 4.254 3.755 4.974 5.824 6.917 11.369 32.19 29.872 30.674 31.391 32.258 32.854 32.887 34.216 34.856 35.765 36.863 37.867 38.982 40.195 40.886 42.151 44.153 46.007 46.898 48.246 45.011 38.963 39.694 37.719 27.285 20.578 21.764 22.434 23.63 23.94 24.532 24.983 25.321 25.076 25.366 25.412 24.505 25.443 25.368 25.552 25.903 26.212 26.793 27.768 29.397 30.273 33.263 35.319 39.778 43.143 50.344 69.366 67.988
Nico Hulkenberg 4.407 3.711 3.413 4.41 7.274 27.821 27.378 25.02 24.249 25.538 26.93 28.257 29.5 30.238 32.124 33.374 34.836 36.351 37.329 38.136 39.188 40.124 41.52 43.732 44.665 45.175 46.435 43.529 37.292 37.944 35.869 25.32 20.882 42.406 42.903 44.022 44.903 46.022 46.978 48.009 48.282 48.737 48.973 48.325 48.854 48.471 48.18 48.404 47.991 47.538 47.073 46.241 50.135 97.094
Fernando Alonso 7.922 12.388 37.426 37.524 37.405 37.007 36.853 34.907 34.804 37.106 38.001 40.032 39.875 39.832 40.755 41.379 43.012 44.384 46.597 47.769 48.221 49.181 50.456 51.067 52.078 52.609 53.941 51.498 46.314 50.18 65.714 53.942 46.189 46.548 47.594 51.45 71.489 71.701 72.046 72.258 71.888 71.548 71.942 71.185 71.898 72.542 74.157 74.995 75.681 76.289 76.636 76.738 76.491 77.98 77.695 77.211 77.84 77.405 77.164 78.297
Sergio Perez 6.032 5.798 5.772 6.604 7.419 7.821 7.926 5.927 4.377 4.961 6.178 7.025 7.264 7.144 8.012 8.777 10.01 10.81 11.506 11.856 13.179 14.037 14.812 15.921 16.946 17.489 18.457 18.246 31.057 31.848 29.868 19.428 18.032 39.653 41.127 42.142 42.769 43.635 44.243 44.753 45.361 45.221 45.049 44.01 44.506 44.133 43.862 43.779 43.372 42.986 42.551 41.752 40.632 41.647 42.025 42.696 43.764 44.872 44.279 43.829
Jenson Button 9.645 10.587 10.664 11.547 12.241 16.214 34.615 34.149 33.279 34.581 36.596 42.536 62.638 62.606 63.411 64.171 65.604 66.117 66.536 67.112 67.76 68.779 69.852 70.709 71.99 73.046 74.323 71.529 65.758 66.622 65.178 58.204 72.08 73.277 74.721 76.068 77.354 78.404 79.37 80.283 80.863 81.499 81.901 80.811 81.661 81.597 81.599 82.09 81.832 81.709 81.728 81.155 80.371 81.743 82.257 82.492 82.023 82.137 92.686
Daniel Ricciardo 6.758 6.981 7.358 8.775 9.779 10.594 11.269 9.668 8.654 10.116 11.684 13.417 15.871 16.643 18.335 19.668 21.105 22.424 23.749 24.943 26.091 27.475 28.867 30.094 31.508 32.762 34.312 31.947 26.559 27.891 27.129 18.044 14.464 37.356 37.779 38.758 39.897 43.429 64.834 65.763 66.047 66.837 67.824 68.244 70.662 71.952 73.826 74.545 75.377 75.768 76.132 76.316 75.912 77.315 76.902 76.746 76.692 76.577 76.463 76.237
Paul di Resta 10.938 29.878 29.368 29.969 30.722 31.046 31.915 30.082 29 30.264 33.087 34.697 35.907 36.568 38.161 39.24 40.318 42.033 43.162 44.054 44.942 46.12 47.366 48.568 50.019 50.988 52.631 50.212 45.06 48.961 67.588 57.794 51.352 52.805 54.021 55.521 56.97 58.655 60.327 61.853 62.489 63.994 65.786 64.972 66.389 66.781 67.082 67.733 68.11 68.477 69.032 69.218 69.095 70.653 70.472 70.7 71.028 71.184 71.724 72.868
Adrian Sutil 8.791 10.279 11.736 12.977 13.875 14.701 16.097 14.722 13.951 16.073 17.652 19.21 20.161 20.421 21.35 22.266 23.606 25.179 26.161 27.272 28.421 29.913 31.361 32.508 33.971 35.015 36.464 34.093 28.935 30.656 29.505 21.422 16.265 18.451 20.754 23.181 26.318 28.886 31.548 34.754 40.34 62.58 64.971 66.594 68.7 70.149 71.845 73.611 74.259 74.91 75.158 75.222 74.944 76.456 75.908 75.726 75.756 75.577 75.372 74.734
Jean-Eric Vergne 12.51 31.744 31.48 32.452 33.166 33.747 34.044 33.721 34.348 36.732 39.806 41.824 43.076 43.827 45.541 47.493 49.325 50.931 52.473 54.08 55.888 58.014 59.833 61.425 63.13 67.089 88.671 85.779 80.159 81.676 80.613 71.392 65.625 68.395 70.265 71.805 73.414 76.804 78.344 79.651 82.157 83.108 84.077 84.406 85.84 86.199 86.448 87.018 87.121 87.274 87.532 87.298 86.593 88.052 88.181 91.085 91.359 91.922 92.578
Valtteri Bottas 11 12.718 14.333 16.062 17.6 18.347 19.82 18.665 19.202 22.575 24.195 25.625 27.09 27.711 30.98 32.261 33.559 34.913 35.935 36.876 37.792 39.261 40.772 45.242 47.44 48.825 50.779 48.631 43.498 45.289 46.757 60.865 54.547 56.055 57.154 58.444 59.467 60.74 61.849 63.41 63.995 64.917 66.473 67.325 70.366 71.615 73.339 75.937 79.121 100.107 99.634 98.783 97.863 99.162 99.476 101.111 102.469 105.115 107.158
Esteban Gutierrez 10.389 11.903 13.66 15.293 16.855 17.428 18.187 17.235 16.119 17.355 18.832 20.488 21.648 21.958 23.323 26.96 42.166 44.128 46.252 47.073 49.81 51.327 52.923 54.78 57.181 61.414 83.322 79.741 73.892 75.878 74.271 64.127 57.407 58.66 59.451 60.341 61.489 62.522 63.51 64.637 65.043 65.925 67.051 67.655 69.555 70.979 75.181 95.609 94.598 93.896 93.706 94.422 94.577 97.181 98.877 100.564 102.009 104.737 106.631
Romain Grosjean 10.994 12.118 13.378 14.036 14.686 15.115 14.972 12.8 12.161 13.76 16.197 17.781 21.996 41.138 41.895 42.667 44.6 45.552 47.45 49.285 50.627 51.824 53.339 55.206 57.636 59.489 60.521 57.388 51.954 52.493 50.735 40.075 32.835 34.093 34.812 35.749 36.459 37.383 38.266 38.874 39.089 39.328 39.537 38.677 39.202 39.205 39.139 39.146 38.769 38.204 37.996 37.207 36.253 37.274 36.643 38.756 38.269 38.058 38.216 39.892
Pastor Maldonado 9.357 11.236 12.384 14.484 15.745 16.352 16.951 17.933 38.519 40.52 42.432 44.407 45.854 46.665 48.593 50.176 51.907 53.644 56.972 58.396 59.338 60.958 62.78 63.806 65.335 66.798 67.622 65.044 59.082 59.712 58.02 47.747 40.975 43.783 45.283 47.045 48.857 52.321 75.193 75.635 75.635 75.696 76.248 75.27 76.615 77.055 77.249 77.605 78.064 78.145 78.217 78.014 77.747 79.238 79.101 78.661 78.701 78.875 78.844 78.951
Jules Bianchi 11.842 13.678 15.47 18.721 24.984 57.898 60.456 60.478 61.312 64.545 67.899 71.343 74.218 76.755 80.328 83.58 86.811 89.953 94.152 96.821 99.271 103.225 107.197 109.862 112.328 114.604 117.294 115.881 111.484 113.672 113.26 103.995 100.958 131.835 135.909 140.497 143.122 145.297 147.974 150.05 153.456 159.368 161.228 163.53 165.954 169.06 170.599 173.502 174.68 176.192 180.211 181.348 182.76 186.621 187.924 188.818 189.706 190.885
Giedo van der Garde
69.619
Charles Pic 38.253 65.975 68.24 71.276 74.041 76.487 78.429 78.435 79.192 82.353 85.563 89.128 92.647 95.277 98.563 106.005 132.571 136.557 141.819 144.873 147.828 152.549 156.401 159.745 163.314 167.082 170.283 169.236 166.643 169.617 170.078 161.754 159.271 163.543 173.206
Max Chilton 12.414 15.366 17.69 21.921 24.982 28.123 30.961 32.696 36.345 39.879 44.593 48.238 51.432 54.487 58.11 61.706 65.312 69.193 72.162 74.891 77.309 80.287 83.509 86.23 89.318 93.113 96.547 95.481 95.664 119.103 121.513 115.01 110.208 114.534 117.66 120.644 123.431 127.136 130.884 135.745 137.456 140.522 143.162 144.304 146.74 148.134 150.059 151.934 153.358 154.396 156.207 159.83 181.896 184.23 185.262 186.145 187.536 190.163

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16 comments on 2013 Indian Grand Prix lap charts

  1. Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 27th October 2013, 19:39

    No way he was going to beat Vettel. But what a run of luck the guy’s having. Singapore: on for a podium or a 4th place at least, car in flames. Korea, recovering from the penalty, and on his way to 3rd or 4th, hits Perez tyre, and then car in flames. Here, the alternator.

    Tho, now I think abou tit, just Mark being Mark…

    • This season you do have a point for saying he’s had worse luck to be frank.

      • Krichelle (@krichelle) said on 27th October 2013, 20:02

        Starting to remind me of Hamilton last year. Webber’s had problems in: China, Silverstone, Germany, Singapore, Korea, India, Italy. Correct me if I am wrong here, I will point out Webber’s bad luck in 2013, and add if there are more.

        -China: Out of fuel, started from the back of the grid.
        -Silverstone: Damage to his front wing on lap 1, dropping him back to the field.
        -Germany: Bad pitstop and a lose tyre causing him to pit again and FIA implemented a fine for lose wheels.
        -Hungary: KERS Issues in qualifying cost him a likely 4th-3rd place on the grid.
        -Italy: Gearbox issue in 6th gear I think??
        -Singapore: As you said, on for a podium or 4th place then the car just died.
        -Korea: Car in flames, Perez hits tyre, race over after recovering from the penalty.
        -Japan *not sure*: He thinks RB did a bad strategy.
        -India: Alternator and problem with 6th gear *I noticed this as the camera switched to him, he braked so early into turn 1*

  2. Valentin (@wally02avg) said on 27th October 2013, 20:03

    maybe Kimi should have been brought in on laps 48-50 when it became clear his tyres were dropping off.With the 20s of a tyre change he would have come out in 7th but with fresher tyres able to push to get past at least 1-2 more cars.But underfuelling put an end to that too.Finishing behind Grosjean today was mostly down to the strategy choice and resulted in him pushing GRO outside in frustration.
    E. Boullier might want to take charge of the situation in his team at the moment, with Raikkonen being pushed out of the team by the actions of some key team staff( like Alan Permane who has made clear his views on Raikkonen leaving the team with his previous comments) , if Lotus want to get that 2nd place in the constructor’s championship.The bad atmosphere is clearly not helping them when the objective is clearly in reach, given the speed the Lotus has.

  3. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 27th October 2013, 20:12

    It was clear that Webber would not beat Vettel when he was not able to increase the gap to Vettel when he was in free air whereas Vettel had to go through traffic. This was really the advantage of Webber’s strategy but it did not gain him anything.

  4. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 27th October 2013, 20:24

    For a little while I thought it there might be a battle for the lead, but Vettel didn’t lose much time in traffic. That’s mostly to Vettel’s credit, but I was also a bit disappointed by the way some drivers practically waved Vettel by. I thought Mark drove a pretty good first stint, but he was never going to win it unless Vettel got properly stuck in traffic.

    As a Hamilton fan, this was a pretty frustrating race. When Rosberg went for the undercut on Massa, he came out just in front of Grosjean (0.6s) so if Lewis would have pitted the next lap he would have come out behind Grosjean. Perhaps that is why Mercedes chose to pit him a bit later, but stopping at the same time as Massa was never going to do his race any good.

  5. Hyoko said on 27th October 2013, 21:05

    Why oh why did Ferrari choose to start Fernando on the primes, it never works. It’s not that they didn’t have anything to lose, the WDC and WCC were out of reach but the second position in both were theirs to lose. If Fernando had got a podium, it would have been the first time ever with such strategy. Anyway we’ll never know what would have happened without the first turn incident with totally ruined his race.

    After the last pitstop he had enough pace to get past Ricciardo, Sutil and di Resta, he even might have finished before Kimi who was a total disaster in the last few laps. A 6th or 7th position would have qualified as a decent recovery drive. But somehow he couldn’t pass Ricciardo in 15th laps!! it was not Fernando’s greatest day to be sure. But I would have appreciated Ricciardo defending from Seb with 1/100 of the effort he put defending from Fernando.

    • Hyoko said on 27th October 2013, 21:14

      15 laps
      7th or 8th

    • Mr win or lose said on 28th October 2013, 9:34

      Alonso’s strategy didn’t work because he had to pit early for a new front wing. The idea was to pit late to avoid traffic, but with a damaged car and a compromised strategy (as he had still to use the soft tyre, not to mention the time lost due to the front wing replacement), there was little he could do.

    • Mr win or lose hits the nail on the head, the front wing damage causing him to pit on the first lap ruined his strategy of running long. If he had started on options it would not have mattered so much (apart from the 8 secs or so extra on the pitstop to replace the wing).

      Also, starting on primes worked pretty well for Perez, and would have guaranteed Webber 2nd place so wasn’t a bad call imo. As for Ricciardo, well A) he probably didn’t want to annoy his future employers, and B) he was not on the same strategy as Vettel and had nothing to gain holding him up, even if he could.

  6. MtlRacer (@mtlracer) said on 27th October 2013, 22:21

    Vettel made his way through the field so fast, the cameras couldn’t even keep up!

  7. George (@george) said on 27th October 2013, 23:54

    Interesting the Perez caught the Massa-Grosjean battle by three seconds in the last two laps, would have been interesting if he’d gotten past Hamilton sooner.

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