2014 Australian Grand Prix lap charts

2014 Australian Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen, Valtteri Bottas, Albert Park, 2014Williams came away from the Australian Grand Prix with ten points. That’s twice what they scored during the whole of 2013.

Yet they had cause to be disappointed with their result. The FW36 was clearly one of the fastest cars on the track, but misfortune ended Felipe Massa’s race at the first corner.

Valtteri Bottas produced some excellent overtaking moves as he made his way forward from 15th on the grid – but he also made a costly mistake.

On lap ten he banged his car against a wall, damaging his wheel and puncturing his tyre, forcing a pit stop. Fortunately for him he the Safety Car was deployed, minimising the loss, and he was able to fight back.

By the end of the race he’d made 14 overtakes to take sixth, which became fifth after Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification. But how much better could it have been?

Bottas was shaping up to make a move on Fernando Alonso when he hit the wall. Given his pace it seems likely he would have been able to pass the Ferrari, and at this stage he already had Jenson Button behind him.

Bottas would have been in a fight with Ricciardo and Kevin Magnussen for a top-three finish. Given the pace he showed when he was in free air – he set the second-fastest lap – there’s a good chance he would have been able to pass them for second. But Nico Rosberg was probably always going to be out of reach.

The lap chart and race chart below give more insight into how the race unfolded for each driver.

Australian 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/2014drivercolours.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
Lewis Hamilton 1 4
Daniel Ricciardo 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 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Nico Rosberg 3 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 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 1
Kevin Magnussen 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Fernando Alonso 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Jean-Eric Vergne 6 7 6 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 9 10 10 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9
Nico Hulkenberg 7 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 8 9 9 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7
Daniil Kvyat 8 9 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 9 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 7 7 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Felipe Massa 9
Jenson Button 10 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 10 10 8 8 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Kimi Raikkonen 11 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 6 6 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 5 5 5 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8
Sebastian Vettel 12 15 15 16
Adrian Sutil 13 12 11 11 11 12 12 11 11 11 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Kamui Kobayashi 14
Valtteri Bottas 15 10 9 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 16 16 16 16 16 16 14 12 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 6 6 4 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6
Sergio Perez 16 18 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 17 17 17 17 17 15 14 14 14 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Max Chilton 17 16 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 17 17 17 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Jules Bianchi 18 20 19 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 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15
Marcus Ericsson 19 13 12 12 12 11 11 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 15 15 16 16 16 16 17 17 16 16 16
Romain Grosjean 20 17 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 13 13 13 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 15 14 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Pastor Maldonado 21 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 15
Esteban Gutierrez 22 19 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 15 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13

Australian 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/2014drivercolours.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
Lewis Hamilton 4.09
Daniel Ricciardo 1.511 1.283 1.839 2.866 4.093 4.596 4.503 5.041 5.869 6.565 7.719 8.677 1.272 0.785 0.824 2.263 2.289 2.977 4.468 5.277 6.254 6.936 7.981 8.849 10.185 10.519 10.03 9.582 10.626 11.656 12.832 14.066 15.008 16.675 17.978 36.827 43.997 23.472 16.141 16.501 16.815 16.78 18.01 18.516 18.321 19.856 21.613 22.649 22.915 23.389 22.861 23.009 23.451 23.824 24.006 24.172 24.525
Nico Rosberg 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 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 0
Kevin Magnussen 3.364 3.112 5.264 7.121 8.449 9.329 9.358 10.56 12.083 13.274 14.283 16.552 2.059 1.615 1.463 2.92 3.019 3.859 6.035 7.571 9.106 10.093 11.431 11.934 13.361 14.682 15.708 16.523 18.718 19.499 20.732 21.053 22.165 23.09 23.837 24.368 41.813 25.749 17.291 17.795 17.696 18.152 19.198 19.524 19.743 20.999 22.75 23.912 24.109 24.339 23.628 23.934 25.145 25.864 26.12 25.936 26.777
Fernando Alonso 6.228 7.152 9.197 9.977 10.744 11.401 12.276 14.186 16.374 19.002 21.484 26.74 5.064 4.245 2.246 4.743 6.154 7.911 10.886 12.698 14.471 16.377 18.464 19.82 21.938 23.196 23.391 23.622 25.828 26.713 27.815 28.7 30.561 30.659 49.506 55.014 54.198 33.574 26.193 26.75 27.599 28.841 30.522 31.182 31.064 31.736 32.05 32.333 33.053 33.764 33.745 34.405 34.457 34.638 34.8 34.107 35.284
Jean-Eric Vergne 6.767 7.659 11.318 13.234 15.388 16.768 17.614 18.862 20.738 22.733 24.589 33.814 7.395 5.936 3.462 6.142 7.627 9.845 12.421 14.164 16.182 17.792 20.04 21.487 23.223 24.934 25.317 25.987 27.929 28.882 30.34 30.978 51.895 58.332 58.215 57.913 57.365 37.268 30.85 32.471 34.019 35.742 37.308 38.901 39.116 41.078 43.405 45.44 47.68 49.781 50.675 52.055 55.39 57.014 58.31 59.367 60.441
Nico Hulkenberg 4.948 5.62 6.711 8.65 9.564 10.65 11.851 13.607 16.041 18.405 20.097 22.225 2.888 2.719 1.93 4.416 5.319 7.469 10.379 11.951 13.8 15.817 17.813 19.334 21.148 22.368 22.727 22.851 24.683 25.708 27.429 28.201 49.439 54.904 55.046 56.495 56.311 36.042 29.596 30.863 32.477 34.16 36.078 37.588 37.781 39.219 40.321 41.933 43.391 45.204 45.073 47.957 49.153 50.931 51.276 51.177 50.718
Daniil Kvyat 7.465 8.575 12.227 14.325 15.879 17.647 18.458 19.77 21.244 23.337 25.451 42.026 13.977 8.66 5.231 8.89 11.172 13.546 16.435 18.369 20.953 23.415 26.563 28.356 31.276 32.585 32.657 33.336 35.343 36.139 37.389 37.532 38.947 40.16 41.771 63.15 67.217 44.657 36.971 37.564 38.025 38.593 40.382 42.326 43.318 45.175 46.623 49.108 50.682 52.441 52.98 54.508 56.097 57.813 59.055 61.629 63.585
Felipe Massa
Valtteri Bottas 7.728 8.778 11.597 13.444 13.753 13.701 14.244 15.267 16.782 78.704 106.374 90.306 40.691 16.459 8.664 13.239 14.25 16.958 20.062 22.137 24.144 25.741 27.313 28.588 30.144 30.586 30.328 30.311 32.027 32.994 34.362 34.429 35.51 36.169 38.1 58.69 63.245 41.83 34.706 35.131 35.807 36.379 37.764 39.397 39.778 40.969 42.049 43.045 43.727 45.523 45.288 46.477 47.569 47.786 47.566 46.825 47.639
Jenson Button 8.29 9.571 12.511 14.728 16.41 18.119 18.973 20.502 22.264 24.555 47.213 33.784 5.724 5.096 3.012 5.22 6.582 8.568 11.284 13.294 15.32 17.083 19.283 20.732 22.554 23.871 24.242 24.734 26.679 27.604 29.24 47.906 52.98 52.516 53.032 52.725 51.692 30.534 23.124 23.812 24.487 24.998 25.895 26.467 26.284 26.911 26.952 27.574 28.147 28.83 28.516 29.066 29.493 30.109 30.616 30.698 30.027
Kimi Raikkonen 7.349 8.292 10.298 12.372 13.026 13.181 13.907 17.479 19.91 21.99 24.058 35.753 11.811 6.631 4.039 6.77 8.21 10.395 13.255 14.68 16.768 18.557 20.649 22.048 25.765 27.263 27.575 28.249 29.448 29.999 31.538 32.313 34.33 35.441 39.812 59.628 65.13 43.832 36.503 36.875 37.515 38.163 39.632 41.024 41.391 42.737 44.196 45.986 48.328 50.83 51.363 52.907 54.683 55.553 56.114 56.496 57.675
Sebastian Vettel 18.939 31.199 46.894
Adrian Sutil 11.331 15.329 19.588 24.472 30.828 35.393 37.97 41.218 45.063 49.382 62.212 46.533 12.779 7.898 4.812 8.445 11.993 16.167 21.121 24.916 28.913 32.753 36.059 38.873 42.145 44.173 45.871 47.409 49.986 51.911 54.917 56.589 59.765 63.33 88.101 97.01 96.884 76.966 70.628 71.8 73.121 74.637 76.834 79.173 80.243 82.272 83.973 86.273 89.052 91.531 94.048 95.981 97.581 99.123 100.565 101.999
Kamui Kobayashi
Sergio Perez 54.669 61.772 63.071 64.642 65.237 66.33 67 69.446 71.651 73.671 107.949 94.388 47.129 18.038 9.875 14.158 16.031 19.77 25.32 29.076 31.688 33.682 36.625 39.393 42.558 44.666 46.72 48.09 51.269 53.208 55.88 76.043 82.155 81.542 81.087 80.619 79.116 57.876 50.357 50.564 51.296 52.023 53.527 54.995 55.341 56.447 57.943 59.925 62.05 64.688 65.923 68.25 70.691 73.458 76.353 82.337 85.916
Max Chilton 23.482 29.302 33.962 37.951 41.149 45.627 49.706 54.152 60.971 65.984 84.967 74.074 32.791 12.552 7.689 16.741 21.688 27.053 33.234 38.673 44.697 50.513 57.326 82.789 92.453 96.175 97.843 100.652 104.377 108.303 112.32 114.39 118.899 122.666 125.706 130.905 133.558 116.331 114.71 120.209 146.089 156.901 161.067 165.654 169.602 173.087 176.528 183.895 190.077 193.912 197.175 200.552 203.501 207.075 209.525
Esteban Gutierrez 59.856 67.624 72.426 74.887 75.894 77.071 77.687 79.259 80.972 84.115 103.013 87.619 39.659 15.714 8.603 15.262 19.593 24.668 31.005 34.854 38.884 43.492 47.738 52.196 54.878 57.229 59.591 61.447 64.608 86.751 97.001 96.352 96.466 96.972 97.47 98.206 98.219 78.156 71.289 72.669 73.914 76.355 79.091 81.91 82.481 83.928 85.218 87.608 90.099 94.682 96.424 98.252 100.903 102.962 105.617 108.103
Marcus Ericsson 12.975 16.55 20.242 25.077 29.947 35.307 39.736 46.053 51.616 57.456 68.182 51.602 15.934 10.016 6.566 13.209 19.086 24.22 31.913 37.397 43.666 49.36 77.483 86.912 90.403 92.928 96.673
Romain Grosjean 28.757 36.699 39.453 43.671 46.726 49.562 51.257 54.7 59.204 62.821 75.116 59.277 17.746 11.008 6.797 11.84 15.493 19.229 25.013 29.76 34.461 39.728 43.088 46.049 48.91 51.261 52.591 72.906 81.12 80.94 82.59 82.422 83.816 84.724 86.094 86.913 87.339 68.577 62.722 64.479 66.563 68.079 70.578
Pastor Maldonado 14.467 17.236 21.612 26.401 31.511 35.903 40.076 44.435 48.781 53.048 65.403 49.25 14.948 9.093 5.904 10.099 13.391 18.704 24.082 28.204 34.11 39.55 45.598 49.106 52.824 55.844 58.907 64.015 88.771

NB. Jules Bianchi’s race has been omitted because he was six laps down from the start. Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified from the final result.

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14 comments on 2014 Australian Grand Prix lap charts

  1. Chad (@chaddy) said on 16th March 2014, 19:36

    Wow Alonso really wanted to be fifth

  2. Kingshark (@kingshark) said on 16th March 2014, 20:01

    Frightening pace shown by the WO5. The fact that Rosberg set FL on lap 19 when he still had ~75 kg of fuel onboard is scary. Imagine how fast he could have gone if he tried.

    • jono said on 18th March 2014, 9:17

      no it shows how the fuel regulations stop drivers from driving fast, once they have estabalished a gap from then on its just gap management ( the person behing uses much fuel trying get past). fuel limits where they are are stupid and stop racing if Bernie if you really to stop racing why not just sell your shares and sail on… oh wait….

  3. iFuel said on 16th March 2014, 20:12

    We always pick on him, and question his ability.. But Chilton’s ability to finish every godamn race will probably pay off this season… He already got a 13th place this season!

  4. Wow, the lap chart really shows that absolutely nothing happened in the race, except for one safety car.

  5. George (@george) said on 16th March 2014, 20:33

    Interesting pace differences between Alonso and Raikkonen and Hulkenberg and Perez, I guess that would suggest the slower drivers were carrying issues. Perez was completely anonymous during the race, I dont think I saw him at all after the first lap.

    • rulox777 said on 17th March 2014, 19:33

      I think Gutierrez git him (Perez) on the first lap, and he had to change tires but you are right, I didn’t see him either. Hope he does better in Malaysia

  6. Brian (@bforth) said on 16th March 2014, 21:19

    Thanks for the charts @keithcollantine
    I have been really keen to see how the two Lotus drivers compare. I was expecting them to be a bit closer, really. Grosjean was averaging a second per lap quicker than Maldonado, and nothing Maldonado said after the race made it sound like he was having issues before his retirement.
    Anyone know anything different or was that gap genuine?

  7. avl0 said on 16th March 2014, 21:42

    so after looking at the race chart and race lap times I think we can establish the performance order

    1) Mercedes – 0sec – good straight line speed, good downforce levels
    2) Williams – +1sec – Same engine as merc, maybe 1sec a lap slower due to less downforce
    3=) Redbull – +1.5sec – down on power/ driveability, equal to or better than merc downforce
    3=) McLaren – +1.5sec – Same engine as merc, maybe 1.5sec a lap slower due to less downforce
    3=) Ferarri – +1.5sec – jack of all trades/ some problems with everything
    6) Force India – +2sec – same engine as merc, maybe 2sec a lap slower due to less downforce
    7) Toro Rosso – +3sec – down on power/driveability, maybe 1.5sec a lap slower due to less downforce
    8=) Sauber – +4sec
    8=) Lotus – +4sec
    10=) Marussia +5sec
    10=) Caterham +5sec

    I think we’ll see all the renault teams gain half a second or so from sorting their drivability issues during the flyaways, maybe the ferrari teams the same to a lesser extent this will probably push the redbulls and ferraris upto williams performance and bring the sauber and lotus closer to the rest of the midfield with the lotus having a bigger jump (seeing as it currently appears fairly unfriendly)

  8. Boomerang said on 17th March 2014, 8:47

    Maldonado has nothing to say ’cause he was much quicker in the opening laps. Check the graph again.

  9. Alexander (@alexanderfin) said on 17th March 2014, 9:50

    Umm.. Claire Williams said Bottas overtook over 20 cars, and he did start 15th not 10th as in the graph….

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