2014 Malaysian Grand Prix lap charts

2014 Malaysian Grand Prix

Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, Sepang International Circuit, 2014Which is the quickest of Mercedes’ customer teams? Malaysia gave cause to believe it’s not McLaren or Williams, but Force India.

As in Australia Nico Hulkenberg got his VJM07 in among the front runners – and proved a thorn in Fernando Alonso’s side.

Hulkenberg even briefly led the race on lap 16 after Lewis Hamilton made his first pit stop. But as the Mercedes driver passed him on his out-lap Hulkenberg did not officially lead a lap.

He only lost fifth place to the Ferrari with four laps to go following a tactical gamble by Alonso’s team. Ferrari got his stint on the hard tyres out of the way early, leaving him on mediums at the end, allowing him to attack – an approach that could have left him at a disadvantage had rain appeared at the end of the race, as some teams feared.

In another similarity with Australia, while Hulkenberg was clear of the pursuing midfield pack his team mate was out of contention. On this occasion Sergio Perez failed even to start the race following gear change problems on his installation lap.

The race chart below also reveals how well Daniil Kvyat did to hold Romain Grosjean and Kimi Raikkonen back to take the final point, though it shuold be noted both his rivals were coping with damage to their cars.

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

Malaysian 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
Lewis Hamilton 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
Sebastian Vettel 3.188 4.546 5.527 5.367 6.277 6.779 8.049 8.75 9.284 10.31 11.065 11.906 16.427 35.143 30.241 10.769 11.357 11.214 11.498 12.094 12.203 12.428 12.799 13.418 13.669 13.713 13.6 13.897 13.636 14.225 18.205 36.78 31.759 12.091 12.741 13.296 13.313 13.3 14.206 15.038 15.373 16.166 17.154 18.67 19.92 20.639 21.391 21.872 25.666 45.187 40.501 20.167 21.989 24.203 25.025 24.534
Nico Rosberg 2.07 3.282 4.098 3.978 4.303 4.092 4.787 5.292 5.477 6.259 6.384 6.58 6.65 10.448 27.311 8.432 9.431 9.069 9.136 9.588 9.757 9.675 9.586 9.925 9.94 10.128 10.107 10.514 10.265 10.253 10.6 15.163 30.98 11.564 11.704 12.001 11.889 11.292 11.276 11.044 10.623 10.731 10.962 11.836 12.322 12.474 13.051 13.808 14.119 17.603 32.315 12.014 13.467 14.785 14.433 17.313
Fernando Alonso 4.616 6.269 6.725 7.151 8.25 8.857 10.126 10.979 12.239 14.833 19.46 37.893 37.883 38.287 34.469 15.144 16.152 16.471 17.114 17.774 18.548 19.766 20.681 22.422 23.531 24.549 28.61 47.646 47.114 46.905 46.188 46.126 43.166 23.497 24.651 25.589 26.17 27.025 29.081 30.707 32.112 38.572 57.806 57.936 57.881 56.95 55.705 54.359 53.041 51.375 47.126 29.225 32.402 34.616 35.719 35.992
Daniel Ricciardo 2.853 4.131 5.249 5.934 7.041 7.78 8.859 9.831 10.758 12.188 13.328 17.983 36.65 36.03 31.713 12.02 13.65 13.847 14.241 15.078 15.655 16.302 16.752 17.668 18.35 19.095 19.447 23.823 42.401 41.527 41.498 42.202 39.416 20.41 21.899 23.568 24.624 25.778 27.639 32.225 138.958 171.417 201.198 207.634 239.596 246.258 245.716 244.602 253.015
Kimi Raikkonen 6.297 49.539 71.178 70.579 71.539 72.316 73.722 75.165 76.077 77.68 78.906 80.404 81.613 83.323 82.157 66.021 70.722 77.527 97.844 98.125 99.292 99.999 100.79 102.241 104 107.875 109.198 111.367 112.341 113.862 114.969 116.857 115.342 102.847 121.733 121.686 122.817 123.259 124.404 125.161 125.86 127.268 129.227 131.209 132.641 133.785 134.867 135.805 136.906 137.752 137.939 121.35 126.124 132.583 137.09
Nico Hulkenberg 5.042 7.01 8.16 8.62 10.202 11.309 12.929 14.037 15.072 16.559 17.816 18.756 19.629 20.327 18.352 5.139 25.58 25.047 25.094 25.348 26.037 26.455 26.598 27.437 27.981 28.579 28.686 29.241 29.283 29.538 29.861 30.611 28.591 14.003 34.616 35.969 37.151 37.585 38.738 39.763 41.049 42.231 43.473 45.245 46.985 47.757 48.451 48.988 49.214 49.163 46.778 29.159 35.273 39.937 43.985 47.199
Kevin Magnussen 6.733 10.375 14.088 16.224 18.718 20.765 23.227 25.31 31.784 63.649 63.506 63.439 63.479 63.399 60.22 42.498 44.643 46.089 47.934 50.075 52.124 54.578 56.667 63.692 88.689 88.269 87.234 89.02 88.486 88.669 89.187 90.397 87.884 69.835 72.894 75.696 77.717 79.747 86.7 106.905 107.397 108.465 109.105 110.149 111.318 112.011 112.82 113.237 113.635 113.577 112.228 94.144 97.956 102.428 107.781
Jean-Eric Vergne 12.979 22.028 64.143 64.295 65.543 67.163 69.127 70.923 72.661 74.652 76.475 78.334 80.183 82.205 80.843 65.667 82.347 127.827
Jenson Button 7.184 10.568 12.401 13.364 14.987 16 17.85 19.148 20.664 23.072 25.103 27.198 32.633 52.353 48.484 29.643 31.168 32.002 33.466 35.042 36.885 38.671 40.227 42.679 47.964 67.082 66.828 67.549 67.727 68.274 68.393 69.201 66.821 48.314 50.337 52.676 54.568 56.625 62.301 82.839 83.808 85.41 87.289 89.494 91.539 93.696 94.325 94.852 95.058 94.649 91.814 73.147 76.716 79.975 81.995 83.691
Daniil Kvyat 9.726 12.849 15.823 18.403 20.864 23.176 26.008 28.62 31.083 37.453 56.485 55.748 55.295 57.302 55.261 38.06 40.545 41.823 43.622 45.47 49.224 55.618 79.17 80.45 81.89 83.421 83.763 85.105 86.544 88.004 91.497 94.072 93.194 79.692 100.348 101.867 103.396 106.897 108.833 110.9 112.867 116.807 119.191 122.279 124.717 128.637 130.642 132.167 133.285 134.554 133.168 117.616 122.761 128.076 134.75
Esteban Gutierrez 8.947 12.084 15.264 18.169 22.074 24.501 27.457 30.47 32.942 39.748 64.997 65.877 67.023 67.87 65.533 48.394 51.15 53.236 57.185 60.327 63.873 67.365 74.46 97.239 101.071 102.755 103.392 105.432 108.738 110.447 111.642 113.292 111.47 94.037 101.459
Felipe Massa 7.946 10.866 13.9 16.78 19.092 21.381 23.77 25.954 27.974 29.687 31.266 36.569 55.61 54.773 52.042 33.247 34.536 35.239 36.107 37.142 38.863 40.584 42.28 44.793 46.72 48.557 53.283 72.859 72.162 71.685 71.368 71.774 69.002 50.18 52.333 54.393 55.894 57.604 60.479 62.634 63.961 69.384 90.118 90.686 91.888 94.496 95.377 96.073 96.283 96.054 93.55 74.76 77.763 80.807 83.516 85.076
Sergio Perez
Romain Grosjean 10.328 13.841 16.449 19.319 22.68 25.263 28.413 31.12 33.546 36.442 38.554 45.335 65.39 65.656 63.163 45.185 47.655 48.906 51.091 53.103 55.227 57.52 59.441 62.158 68.198 89.308 89.3 90.293 91.936 96.017 96.803 98.024 95.991 77.794 79.912 82.62 84.911 87.662 91.132 97.877 119.905 121.325 124.729 126.945 128.903 130.707 132.879 134.799 136.283 137.455 136.782 120.852 125.693 132.258 136.952
Pastor Maldonado 18.156 23.781 28.023 31.453 35.708 39.105 51.136
Adrian Sutil 10.58 15.408 17.448 19.659 23.483 26.357 29.4 32.017 34.815 38.213 43.829 66.649 67.721 68.439 66.277 48.925 51.826 54.318 56.231 58.101 61.093 63.991 67.102 74.403 98.032 99.856 100.751 102.799 103.847 105.353 108.613 110.754
Valtteri Bottas 9.073 11.173 14.51 17.129 19.526 22.059 24.429 26.729 28.55 30.497 32.227 34.048 35.498 43.419 60.434 40.898 42.384 43.014 44.36 45.765 47.132 48.742 49.884 51.632 52.846 54.121 54.793 56.587 60.802 79.699 78.176 78.219 74.956 56.467 58.704 60.556 61.811 63.035 65.047 66.58 67.966 69.869 71.533 76.912 97.559 97.766 98.139 98.187 97.98 97.427 94.487 75.319 78.484 81.297 83.897 85.537
Jules Bianchi 76.233 133.052 136.769 139.867 144.042 148.196 153.724 164.667
Kamui Kobayashi 11.222 16.499 19.849 21.953 25.518 28.339 32.062 35.143 38.814 42.363 45.25 47.764 50.248 53.274 57.499 61.629 63.339 64.981 67.173 69.088 71.206 73.36 75.229 77.842 80.827 83.379 86.131 89.162 91.949 95.92 104.184 128.39 128.786 111.016 113.607 118.422 122.605 125.595 129.086 132.986 136.918 142.219 146.811 152.358 156.527 160.917 164.616 167.658 170.485 172.982 173.779 158.199 162.886 169.628 177.164
Max Chilton 13.491 18.476 21.92 24.909 28.926 32.49 35.927 39.702 43.179 51.263 73.786 76.128 78.221 80.252 79.275 63.715 67.393 70.861 74.95 78.595 82.405 86.624 90.505 94.794 100.543 105.685 116.248 142.185 143.456 145.92 148.119 151.918 152.7 135.706 139.725 144.834 148.694 152.284 157.07 161.657 169.882 196.683 200.303 206.306 210.076 214.27 217.464 221.928 223.995 225.929 226.046 210.328 215.603 221.369
Marcus Ericsson 12.554 17.15 20.204 22.78 26.138 29.558 33.583 37.551 40.711 44.502 52.102 79.336 80.997 82.816 81.445 65.394 70.3 74.83 78.034 81.29 84.605 88.388 92.047 96.24 101.523 113.086 137.663 140.367 141.507 143.379 146.435 151.35 151.799 134.716 138.227 142.247 147.157 154.847 179.12 181.592 184.372 187.577 190.931 194.838 202.476 206.387 209.156 213.045 216.007 218.368 218.834 204.256 212.813 221.239

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18 comments on 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix lap charts

  1. iAltair (@ialtair) said on 30th March 2014, 15:18

    Congratz to Hamilton for his first Grand Chelem, though I don’t really like him. :)

  2. Rooney (@rojov123) said on 30th March 2014, 15:40

    FI is definitely not Mercedes’s fastest customer team. I feel Massa and Botas were stuck behind Jenson for most of the race and couldn’t really push. It might have been different if they had ran in clearer air.

  3. George (@george) said on 30th March 2014, 16:25

    What happened to Kobayashi in his middle stint? He went from similar pace to Chilton and Ericsson to a second faster, then back again.

    • Iestyn Davies (@fastiesty) said on 31st March 2014, 6:24

      Impact of fuel weight on pace? Impressive race from Kobayashi to be only 43 seconds behind Kvyat at the line. His team mate and Chilton were the same distance behind him.

      Kimi would definitely have been near Hulk, and I imagine Magnussen ahead of Button on pace were it not for their incident early on.

  4. Mr win or lose said on 30th March 2014, 16:36

    @keithcollantine

    But as the Mercedes driver passed him before the end of the race lap, Hulkenberg did not officially lead a lap.

  5. Jules Winfield (@jules-winfield) said on 30th March 2014, 17:23

    Of the three customer teams: Magnussen got a penalty and had to have his appendage changed and Massa and Bottas qualified poorly. Which leaves Button.

    Is that enough evidence to show that McLaren and Mercedes are slower than Force India, especially as one of the latter’s cars didn’t even start the race?

    Perhaps a better metric would be “who is the quickest of the Mercedes customer team drivers?”. Answer: Hulkenberg.

    • Fsoud (@udm7) said on 30th March 2014, 19:26

      Well, Massa and Bottas did have clean air.
      But Hulk had it more and his strategy was quite different so I dont really see it as conclusive proof, SFI couldnt have improved to be better than McLaren and Williams in two weeks.
      Perhaps, it was the tyres again. They are quite good with degradation for the last 2 years like Lotus.
      And Im not saying it because of the two stopper.

  6. Vivek Prabhu said on 30th March 2014, 17:37

    Loving this site…..so much info….great going guys
    Can we have fuel usage info

  7. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 30th March 2014, 21:24

    Which is the quickest of Mercedes’ customer teams?

    I hope for Williams sake they get in a clean weekend quickly, before teams like Ferrari and McLaren leave them behind in the development race. The next race in Bahrain could be the team’s best opportunity; they went very well there in pre-season testing, and there should be no rain to spoil their qualifying. I think they are still the third fastest team in the dry, together with Ferrari, behind Red Bull and Mercedes.

    I don’t think the Force India is all that special, but with Hulkenberg maxing the car’s potential in the first two weekends they have a good haul of points to show for it. At the moment it looks like Force India and Williams will be fighting for fifth in the WCC.

    • JerseyF1 (@jerseyf1) said on 30th March 2014, 21:38

      @adrianmorse It’s starting to remind me a little of 2009, many people forget that 3 teamBrawn weren’t the only team whos started the season with a double-diffuser. In that year Williams which failed to really capitalize on their early season advantage.

    • Iestyn Davies (@fastiesty) said on 31st March 2014, 6:27

      Agreed, and Lotus will come back ahead of Toro Rosso, as they turn their cars up to full pace. So they could come back towards FI/Williams, but it could be too late for them. Sauber look stuck in 9th until their car can save some weight.

    • Nikhil Bhandari said on 31st March 2014, 10:16

      Force india Looks stonger on straight line speed, Even there tyre degradation is also less compared to others, they can 2-3 laps more then others with reducing the performance on tyres , they r lacking bit on qualifying pace, which will reduce in coming races, as they will getting a huge upgrades as per rob fernley in next few races,, with Hulk only scoring most of the points for the team, if sergio had also ran these race without any issues, i believe that he would have given Massa,Bottas,button, a real tough race and scoring few points adding to the tally of force india, ,
      It looks all good for Force india, they might be in a better shape then william and Mclaren, in comming races, even monaco is there favorite track, if they get it right they might even compete with mclaren for 4th, i feel mercedes,redbull and ferrari will be tough, for them to catch,, but he definately gave alonso a tuff fight,

    • Corrado (@corrado-dub) said on 1st April 2014, 6:45

      What makes you say RBR is faster than Ferrari ? What “kind” of faster ? Ferrari set the fastest time for the entire GP weekend in both GPs, Mercedes apart (Alonso in Australia, then Raikkonen in Malaysia).

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