2014 Bahrain Grand Prix lap charts

2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

F1F CSWithout the interruption of the Safety Car, Mercedes were on course to win by over 80 seconds and could potentially have lapped all their rivals.

But as the saying goes you only need two cars to make a race, and the two W05s by themselves provided more than enough action for one race – several of their positions swaps don’t even appear on the chart below.

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Bahrain International Circuit, 2014And of course there was more going on than just the fight between the Mercedes – the position changes came thick and fast behind them.

One of the striking changes in the complexion of the race after the Safety Car period was the sudden increase in performance from the two Red Bull drivers. Having languished in the lower half of the points early in the race they made great strides in the final dozen laps.

The opportunity to save fuel during the Safety Car period, and the fact both drivers had already got their medium tyre stints out of the way, allowed both to go on the attack. Daniel Ricciardo was probably one lap away from finishing on the podium when the chequered flag fell.

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

Bahrain Grand Prix race chart

The gaps between each driver on every lap. Use the control below to show/hide different drivers:

All the lap times by the drivers (in seconds, very slow laps excluded):

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
Nico Rosberg 1.02 1.03 0.969 1.297 1.495 1.455 1.504 1.382 1.529 1.341 1.473 1.432 1.409 1.509 1.178 0.897 0.55 0.516 0 0 0 6.094 5.623 6.058 6.476 6.801 7.041 7.268 7.461 7.582 7.818 8.512 8.432 8.869 9.242 9.511 9.682 9.787 9.787 9.526 13.585 0.925 1.288 1.423 1.245 0.413 0.48 0.982 0.894 0.612 0.565 0.578 0.827 1.011 0.986 1.014 1.085
Lewis Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.064 19.933 15.259 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
Valtteri Bottas 3.773 4.338 5.387 6.381 7.339 8.511 10.215 12.117 14.11 20.994 41.094 40.138 39.756 38.836 38.818 38.215 37.669 35.727 32.384 32.262 28.968 15.452 16.706 18.881 24.541 45.653 45.951 45.888 45.961 45.85 48.494 50.414 51.762 52.485 53.584 54.664 55.192 55.42 56.059 59.212 95.773 53.419 19.938 9.447 8.856 4.338 7.588 10.676 13.569 15.675 18.041 19.747 20.566 23.203 26.053 29.553 31.876
Sergio Perez 3.19 3.393 4.315 5.283 5.933 6.98 8.593 9.903 11.493 12.921 14.536 16.757 18.866 20.133 21.084 25.464 44.687 42.252 38.063 36.726 32.687 18.344 18.721 20.526 22.97 25.329 27.199 28.897 29.968 30.965 31.992 33.69 34.888 39.544 59.402 58.455 57.867 57.42 57.12 56.808 71.345 31.535 4.334 3.714 2.122 1.708 4.412 7.166 9.858 12.011 14.191 14.822 15.577 17.563 19.737 22.109 24.067
Kimi Raikkonen 5.994 7.333 8.978 10.683 12.008 13.268 15.11 17.13 19.021 20.9 22.929 24.723 29.806 50.003 48.146 48.159 47.339 47.101 44.233 44.124 41.662 27.86 28.713 31.521 34.394 36.411 38.615 40.697 43.101 44.934 47.004 51.654 57.98 79.604 79.127 78.696 80.056 81.463 82.256 81.969 100.306 76.236 46.474 11.767 11.49 5.498 8.681 12.671 16.929 20.546 22.729 23.249 23.853 26.06 28.141 30.906 33.462
Jenson Button 4.145 5.17 6.297 7.338 8.355 9.347 10.879 12.611 14.521 15.939 17.334 19.157 21.138 22.869 24.374 26.445 30.613 48.991 45.2 44.372 40.622 26.76 27.426 28.807 29.908 31.576 32.298 33.58 34.605 35.706 36.61 38.153 39.311 40.899 45.263 65.1 64.48 64.174 64.024 63.797 78.587 37.079 7.311 6.299 4.351 2.597 6.883 11.931 15.998 20.108 23.983 25.211 26.065 28.394 71.321
Felipe Massa 1.94 2.253 3.01 3.973 5.095 6.141 7.636 9.013 10.617 12.088 14.003 17.698 22.99 42.027 40.885 40.301 39.573 37.608 33.77 33.346 29.717 15.951 17.267 19.351 22.21 24.645 26.718 33.526 54.051 53.575 53.61 53.674 53.542 54.307 54.863 55.441 55.666 58.701 77.638 76.114 91.992 50.763 19.193 8.919 7.896 3.917 7.128 9.719 12.651 15.131 17.66 19.07 20.16 22.732 25.349 29.082 31.265
Kevin Magnussen 6.799 8.404 10.168 12.089 13.522 14.972 17.185 19.257 21.791 23.987 27.798 31.097 34.177 40.034 60.33 60.179 59.904 58.826 55.732 55.293 51.628 37.657 38.691 41.258 46.015 66.494 66.747 67.227 67.734 68.708 69.338 70.558 72.63 73.775 75.189 77.511 79.345 83.921 104.215 103.527
Fernando Alonso 4.929 6.062 7.352 8.802 11.076 12.584 14.384 15.767 17.592 19.457 21.162 25.61 45.786 44.634 43.287 42.795 42.493 41.437 39.736 40.013 36.93 23.483 24.95 27.123 29.263 31.238 33.637 38.293 58.246 58.028 58.178 58.753 59.006 59.678 60.723 61.407 62.212 62.479 63.443 63.383 80.927 58.922 21.518 10.343 9.953 4.86 8.103 12.328 16.408 18.758 20.663 21.057 21.512 24.333 26.963 30.294 32.595
Sebastian Vettel 6.38 7.792 9.663 11.472 12.819 14.028 15.783 17.615 19.764 21.59 23.475 25.31 27.339 28.771 30.898 35.53 54.624 51.315 47.84 46.35 42.136 28.289 29.268 31.308 32.769 33.969 35.027 36.548 37.496 39.208 41.089 43.501 46.182 52.094 75.403 75.4 75.081 74.555 74.384 73.372 88.615 47.081 14.226 7.173 5.54 3.106 5.886 8.438 11.619 14.369 17.077 18.457 19.697 22.232 24.971 28.242 29.879
Nico Hulkenberg 5.29 6.482 7.936 9.312 9.981 10.949 12.08 13.55 15.365 16.895 18.266 19.934 21.916 23.719 28.07 46.04 43.706 41.675 37.474 35.872 31.849 17.464 17.834 19.951 22.474 25.744 27.765 29.993 30.789 31.821 32.784 34.86 36.443 38.216 43.279 62.629 61.229 60.404 59.836 58.964 71.847 32.547 5.85 4.985 3.341 1.987 5 8.044 10.856 13.502 16.176 17.485 19.25 21.531 23.976 26.727 28.654
Daniil Kvyat 7.81 9.506 11.26 13.427 15.092 16.701 18.791 20.703 23.658 28.547 49.236 48.019 47.789 47.844 47.56 47.761 49.042 48.805 48.578 49.731 48.169 35.733 38.144 43.399 66.609 68.215 69.886 71.358 73.211 74.761 76.5 79.097 80.936 82.908 84.562 85.555 86.779 88.215 92.295 118.956 139.189 89.317 51.92 12.574 12.126 5.858 9.293 13.099 17.297 21.405 24.669 26.214 28.022 31.43 34.728 38.124 41.342
Daniel Ricciardo 7.3 8.954 10.748 12.771 14.243 15.604 17.814 19.802 22.615 24.58 26.392 26.986 28.133 29.27 30.326 31.095 31.882 34.888 52.013 50.954 47.119 32.642 32.935 33.853 35.207 36.781 39.138 41.258 43.696 45.648 47.504 49.837 51.535 54.22 59.352 78.97 78.079 77.007 76.453 74.973 89.716 47.822 18.322 8.2 7.286 3.548 6.168 9.051 11.815 13.968 16.561 17.935 18.393 19.882 21.668 23.173 24.489
Jean-Eric Vergne 48.071 79.633 81.547 84.51 87.354 89.734 92.965 95.779 98.998 104.252 107.198 110.077 113.024 118.634 140.918 140.793 142.052 144.713
Esteban Gutierrez 8.055 10.357 12.623 14.968 17.437 20.826 23.448 25.822 28.533 31.176 34.282 41.66 62.406 61.645 61.676 61.663 61.82 61.282 60.143 61.04 59.081 46.912 49.402 53.083 56.582 60.687 67.292 89.714 90.478 93.493 94.441 95.346 96.299 97.8 101.581 102.597 103.9 105.387 107.949
Romain Grosjean 11.173 14.577 16.029 18.112 19.797 22.054 24.218 27.446 29.893 32.29 34.771 37.32 42.294 63.745 63.037 62.756 62.58 61.827 59.064 59.726 57.243 44.36 46.036 48.374 51.006 53.25 55.768 61.459 82.862 83.664 83.901 84.575 85.206 86.39 87.719 88.949 93.293 114.563 113.886 119.868 139.382 90.054 53.438 13.378 13.111 6.243 10.104 14.1 18.343 22.033 25.342 26.621 28.526 32.374 35.593 39.359 43.143
Pastor Maldonado 8.829 11.506 13.732 16.134 18.015 20.169 22.512 25.032 27.294 29.46 31.66 33.902 36.13 38.051 40.084 42.387 45.535 47.594 50.412 70.526 66.257 52.454 53.423 54.781 57.006 58.734 60.485 62.2 63.559 65.176 66.71 68.671 70.445 72.285 74.365 76.456 78.629 80.47 86.325 126.248 175.863 147.878 113.371 60.467 20.035 6.676 13.084 44.866 48.714 51.328 53.198 53.383 54.767 56.72 58.942 61.345 62.803
Kamui Kobayashi 11.036 15.344 18.441 21.73 24.141 26.377 28.945 31.553 34.651 37.526 40.629 44.095 47.743 51.99 58.044 82.225 81.669 81.051 79.145 80.078 78.134 65.931 68.251 71.926 75.303 78.702 82.076 85.465 89.52 93.258 96.705 100.891 104.417 108.617 115.881 141.78 143.439 145.515 147.771 163.237 187.051 148.819 118.078 70.872 33.532 7.218 13.258 19.396 28.672 36.785 43.198 49.048 54.648 61.331 69.462 78.393 87.9
Jules Bianchi 9.888 12.74 15.399 18.864 21.945 24.424 27.557 30.342 33.849 40.715 63.909 65.542 104.938 134.999 136.614 145.046 149.047 157.752 173.84 176.961 176.946 166.593 172.368 177.36 182.426 187.095 192.905 198.245 204.561 211.007 219.731 246.15 248.561 251.779 255.327 260.691 265.408 268.329 288.227 314.167 337.184 281.241 238.281 186.874 151.221 112.747 118.636 124.816 131.567 137.631 143.199 146.986 152.38 160.528 168.059 175.209
Marcus Ericsson 11.024 14.527 17.976 21.306 25.271 28.168 31.349 34.928 38.492 42.331 49.654 72.839 73.894 74.469 75.128 76.06 77.302 78.168 78.76 81.752 81.682 70.887 74.908 80.423 86.042 94.398 118.222 119.258 120.705 122.282 124.341 126.808 128.753
Max Chilton 11.914 16.535 20.322 23.453 26.661 30.641 34.578 37.539 40.813 44.016 50.788 73.248 74.454 75.008 75.636 76.667 77.873 78.654 77.535 79.582 79.729 68.59 72.119 76.35 80.963 85.488 89.892 98.053 123.242 124.932 126.886 130.168 132.8 135.796 138.896 142.551 144.872 147.08 149.97 168.819 209.66 154.391 118.649 72.541 34.872 7.84 11.972 16.491 21.551 26.275 30.677 33.775 36.735 41.623 46.282 50.433 59.909
Adrian Sutil 11.708 16.168 19.477 22.877 26.171 29.856 36.814 59.682 60.631 61.517 63.084 65.075 201.399 239.213 244.222 248.02 251.859

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9 comments on 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix lap charts

  1. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 6th April 2014, 23:57

    So what would have happened without the safety car?

    P1/P2 HAM/ROS clearly
    P3/P4 PER/HUL probably
    P5/P6 MAS/BOT – would most likely have been able to pass the Red Bulls, might even have been able to threaten Force India
    P7/P8 RIC/VET – probably in this order as RIC had better top speed and seemed more comfortable all Sat/Sun
    P9 BUT – if he didn’t retire. He might have been able to stay ahead of the Red Bulls but even before the SC, it looked like they would catch him
    P10/P11 ALO/RAI probably

  2. ivz (@ivz) said on 7th April 2014, 0:07

    When’s the last time two cars swapped positions three or four times with passing moves? Normally the faster car gets ahead and it’s all over, something that has made F1 so boring in recent years. Would the ERS play a part, with one car having a little more, then next lap the other? Whatever it is, that Formula needs to be copied so all cars can fight like that! It was like watching a real car race!! lol.

    • KaIIe (@kaiie) said on 7th April 2014, 7:36

      It’s mostly down due to the track layout. The Bahrain circuit allows drivers to counter-attack at the next corner; i.e. if you make a move at T1, you get a bad exit, and you’re vulnerable at T4.

  3. Me Lello Jelo said on 7th April 2014, 4:25

    Safety car gave a boost to Ricardo and Vettel who were far behind the pack. then they came breathing down on Perez and took Hulk in the mix who had a harder tire. You can clearly see Hulk defending Vettel and Ricardo for 5 ( Lap 46 to 52 giving breathing room for Perez.
    I hope all the races are as fun and exiting as this one.

  4. DaveD (@daved) said on 7th April 2014, 20:41

    @keithcollantine did anyone else notice that the lap times are coming down quickly? Nico’s fastest lap of 1:37.020 was only .059 seconds behind Vettel’s 1:36.961in 2013?!!? The race was so exciting and great that everyone is overlooking that performance is already improving rapidly.

    Granted, they’ve had lots of running time at Bahrain and it’s a better fit for the new engines and their power, but still another nail in the coffin of the doom sayers about how terrible the new 2014 Formula 1 is!!!

  5. Gene (@gene) said on 7th April 2014, 23:05

    The lap chart starting from lap 47 is frightening for all teams but Merc.

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