2014 Bahrain Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

F1F CSIn the first two races of the season Mercedes were far enough ahead of their rivals that they didn’t need to reveal the full capabilities of their car.

But the circumstances of the late-race Safety Car period in Bahrain meant the team had to show their hand. Once the race resumed Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg scorched away from their pursuers at over two-and-a-half seconds per lap.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Bahrain International Circuit, 2014In Melbourne they set the fastest lap by less than a tenth of a second but it looked like they were as much as a full second quicker. In Sepang they realised that advantage.

But in Bahrain no one else lapped within 1.7 seconds of the Mercedes. That’s the kind of performance advantage we haven’t seen in a long time. If they were capable of sustaining that over a race distance they could have lapped the field.

Bahrain Grand Prix lap times

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 103.487 100.938 100.566 100.872 100.978 100.985 100.888 100.823 100.989 100.994 101.306 101.336 101.398 101.851 101.671 101.494 101.455 102.587 103.965 101.442 104.439 121.019 99.886 100.178 100.227 100.367 100.285 100.325 100.443 100.262 100.412 100.487 100.17 100.367 100.288 100.536 100.356 100.446 100.12 100.535 107.842 152.295 146.05 153.717 141.868 141.446 98.104 97.808 97.02 97.374 97.808 99.494 99.526 98.125 97.898 97.822 98.458
Lewis Hamilton 102.467 100.928 100.627 100.544 100.78 101.025 100.839 100.945 100.842 101.182 101.174 101.377 101.421 101.751 102.002 101.775 101.802 102.621 106.545 119.311 99.765 99.666 100.357 99.743 99.809 100.042 100.045 100.098 100.25 100.141 100.176 99.793 100.25 99.93 99.915 100.267 100.185 100.341 100.12 100.796 103.783 164.955 145.687 153.582 142.046 142.278 98.037 97.306 97.108 97.656 97.855 99.481 99.277 97.941 97.923 97.794 98.387
Valtteri Bottas 106.24 101.493 101.676 101.538 101.738 102.197 102.543 102.847 102.835 108.066 121.274 100.421 101.039 100.831 101.984 101.172 101.256 100.679 101.138 101.32 101.145 101.409 101.611 101.918 105.469 121.154 100.343 100.035 100.323 100.03 102.82 101.713 101.598 100.653 101.014 101.347 100.713 100.569 100.759 103.949 140.344 122.601 112.206 143.091 141.455 137.76 101.287 100.394 100.001 99.762 100.221 101.187 100.096 100.578 100.773 101.294 100.71
Sergio Perez 105.657 101.131 101.549 101.512 101.43 102.072 102.452 102.255 102.432 102.61 102.789 103.598 103.53 103.018 102.953 106.155 121.025 100.186 100.292 100.105 100.4 100.582 100.734 101.548 102.253 102.401 101.915 101.796 101.321 101.138 101.203 101.491 101.448 104.586 119.773 99.32 99.597 99.894 99.82 100.484 118.32 125.145 118.486 152.962 140.454 141.864 100.741 100.06 99.8 99.809 100.035 100.112 100.032 99.927 100.097 100.166 100.345
Kimi Raikkonen 108.461 102.267 102.272 102.249 102.105 102.285 102.681 102.965 102.733 103.061 103.203 103.171 106.504 121.948 100.145 101.788 100.982 102.383 101.613 101.333 101.977 101.123 101.21 102.551 102.682 102.059 102.249 102.18 102.654 101.974 102.246 104.443 106.576 121.554 99.438 99.836 101.545 101.748 100.913 100.509 122.12 140.885 115.925 118.875 141.769 136.286 101.22 101.296 101.366 101.273 100.038 100.001 99.881 100.148 100.004 100.559 100.943
Jenson Button 106.612 101.953 101.754 101.585 101.797 102.017 102.371 102.677 102.752 102.6 102.569 103.2 103.402 103.482 103.507 103.846 105.97 120.999 100.69 100.614 100.689 101.063 101.023 101.124 100.91 101.71 100.767 101.38 101.275 101.242 101.08 101.336 101.408 101.518 104.279 120.104 99.565 100.035 99.97 100.569 118.573 123.447 115.919 152.57 140.098 140.524 102.323 102.354 101.175 101.766 101.73 100.709 100.131 100.27 140.85
Felipe Massa 104.407 101.241 101.384 101.507 101.902 102.071 102.334 102.322 102.446 102.653 103.089 105.072 106.713 120.788 100.86 101.191 101.074 100.656 100.643 101.018 100.81 101.159 101.673 101.827 102.668 102.477 102.118 106.906 120.775 99.665 100.211 99.857 100.118 100.695 100.471 100.845 100.41 103.376 119.057 99.272 119.661 123.726 114.117 143.308 141.023 138.299 101.248 99.897 100.04 100.136 100.384 100.891 100.367 100.513 100.54 101.527 100.57
Kevin Magnussen 109.266 102.533 102.391 102.465 102.213 102.475 103.052 103.017 103.376 103.378 104.985 104.676 104.501 107.608 122.298 101.624 101.527 101.543 101.387 101.003 100.774 100.954 101.391 102.31 104.566 120.521 100.298 100.578 100.757 101.115 100.806 101.013 102.322 101.075 101.329 102.589 102.019 104.917 120.414 100.108
Fernando Alonso 107.396 102.061 101.917 101.994 103.054 102.533 102.639 102.328 102.667 103.047 102.879 105.825 121.597 100.599 100.655 101.283 101.5 101.565 102.78 101.719 101.356 101.478 101.824 101.916 101.949 102.017 102.444 104.754 120.203 99.923 100.326 100.368 100.503 100.602 100.96 100.951 100.99 100.608 101.084 100.736 121.327 142.95 108.283 142.407 141.656 137.185 101.28 101.531 101.188 100.006 99.76 99.875 99.732 100.762 100.553 101.125 100.688
Sebastian Vettel 108.847 102.34 102.498 102.353 102.127 102.234 102.594 102.777 102.991 103.008 103.059 103.212 103.45 103.183 104.129 106.407 120.896 99.312 101.006 99.952 100.225 101.078 101.336 101.783 101.27 101.242 101.103 101.619 101.198 101.853 102.057 102.205 102.931 105.842 123.224 100.264 99.866 99.815 99.949 99.784 119.026 123.421 112.832 146.529 140.413 139.844 100.817 99.858 100.289 100.406 100.563 100.861 100.517 100.476 100.662 101.065 100.024
Nico Hulkenberg 107.757 102.12 102.081 101.92 101.449 101.993 101.97 102.415 102.657 102.712 102.545 103.045 103.403 103.554 106.353 119.745 99.468 100.59 100.28 99.84 100.416 100.54 100.727 101.86 102.332 103.312 102.066 102.326 101.046 101.173 101.139 101.869 101.833 101.703 104.978 119.617 98.785 99.516 99.552 99.924 116.666 125.655 118.99 152.717 140.402 140.924 101.05 100.35 99.92 100.302 100.529 100.79 101.042 100.222 100.368 100.545 100.314
Daniil Kvyat 110.277 102.624 102.381 102.711 102.445 102.634 102.929 102.857 103.797 106.071 121.863 100.16 101.191 101.806 101.718 101.976 103.083 102.384 104.254 102.595 102.877 102.489 102.768 104.998 123.019 101.648 101.716 101.57 102.103 101.691 101.915 102.39 102.089 101.902 101.569 101.26 101.409 101.777 104.2 127.457 124.016 115.083 108.29 114.236 141.598 136.01 101.472 101.112 101.306 101.764 101.119 101.026 101.085 101.349 101.221 101.19 101.605
Daniel Ricciardo 109.767 102.582 102.421 102.567 102.252 102.386 103.049 102.933 103.655 103.147 102.986 101.971 102.568 102.888 103.058 102.544 102.589 105.627 121.606 100.383 100.604 100.448 100.65 100.661 101.163 101.616 102.402 102.218 102.688 102.093 102.032 102.126 101.948 102.615 105.047 119.885 99.294 99.269 99.566 99.316 118.526 123.061 116.187 143.46 141.132 138.54 100.657 100.189 99.872 99.809 100.448 100.855 99.735 99.43 99.709 99.299 99.703
Jean-Eric Vergne 150.538 132.49 102.541 103.507 103.624 103.405 104.07 103.759 104.061 106.436 104.12 104.256 104.368 107.361 124.286 101.65 103.061 105.282
Esteban Gutierrez 110.522 103.23 102.893 102.889 103.249 104.414 103.461 103.319 103.553 103.825 104.28 108.755 122.167 100.99 102.033 101.762 101.959 102.083 103.342 102.339 102.48 102.756 102.847 103.424 103.308 104.147 106.65 122.52 101.014 103.156 101.124 100.698 101.203 101.431 103.696 101.283 101.488 101.828 102.682
Romain Grosjean 113.64 104.332 102.079 102.627 102.465 103.282 103.003 104.173 103.289 103.579 103.655 103.926 106.395 123.202 101.294 101.494 101.626 101.868 101.718 102.104 101.956 102.042 102.033 102.081 102.441 102.286 102.563 105.789 121.653 100.943 100.413 100.467 100.881 101.114 101.244 101.497 104.529 121.611 99.443 106.778 123.297 115.627 109.071 113.522 141.779 135.41 101.898 101.302 101.351 101.346 101.164 100.76 101.182 101.789 101.142 101.56 102.171
Pastor Maldonado 111.296 103.605 102.853 102.946 102.661 103.179 103.182 103.465 103.104 103.348 103.374 103.619 103.649 103.672 104.035 104.078 104.95 104.68 107.299 121.556 100.17 101.122 101.326 101.101 102.034 101.77 101.796 101.813 101.609 101.758 101.71 101.754 102.024 101.77 101.995 102.358 102.358 102.182 105.975 140.719 153.398 136.97 111.18 100.678 101.614 128.919 104.445 129.088 100.956 100.27 99.725 99.666 100.661 99.894 100.145 100.197 99.845
Kamui Kobayashi 113.503 105.236 103.724 103.833 103.191 103.261 103.407 103.553 103.94 104.057 104.277 104.843 105.069 105.998 108.056 125.956 101.246 102.003 102.575 102.375 102.495 102.722 102.677 103.418 103.186 103.441 103.419 103.487 104.305 103.879 103.623 103.979 103.776 104.13 107.179 126.166 101.844 102.417 102.376 116.262 127.597 126.723 114.946 106.376 104.706 115.964 104.077 103.444 106.384 105.769 104.268 105.331 104.877 104.624 106.054 106.725 107.894
Jules Bianchi 112.355 103.78 103.286 104.009 103.861 103.504 103.972 103.73 104.349 108.048 124.368 103.01 140.817 131.812 103.617 110.207 105.803 111.326 120.569 104.563 104.424 104.572 106.132 104.735 104.875 104.711 105.855 105.438 106.566 106.587 108.9 126.212 102.661 103.148 103.463 105.631 104.902 103.262 120.018 126.736 126.8 109.012 102.727 102.175 106.393 103.804 103.926 103.486 103.859 103.72 103.423 103.268 104.671 106.089 105.454 104.944
Marcus Ericsson 113.491 104.431 104.076 103.874 104.745 103.922 104.02 104.524 104.406 105.021 108.497 124.562 102.476 102.326 102.661 102.707 103.044 103.487 105.073 104.434 104.369 104.13 104.378 105.258 105.428 108.398 123.869 101.134 101.697 101.718 102.235 102.26 102.195
Max Chilton 114.381 105.549 104.414 103.675 103.988 105.005 104.776 103.906 104.116 104.385 107.946 123.837 102.627 102.305 102.63 102.806 103.008 103.402 103.362 103.489 104.586 103.786 103.886 103.974 104.422 104.567 104.449 108.259 125.439 101.831 102.13 103.075 102.882 102.926 103.015 103.922 102.506 102.549 103.01 119.645 144.624 109.686 109.945 107.474 104.377 115.246 102.169 101.825 102.168 102.38 102.257 102.579 102.237 102.829 102.582 101.945 107.863
Adrian Sutil 114.175 105.388 103.936 103.944 104.074 104.71 107.797 123.813 101.791 102.068 102.741 103.368 237.745 139.565 107.011 105.573 105.641

Bahrain Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’37.020 49
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’37.108 0.088 49
3 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’38.785 1.765 37
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1’39.269 2.249 38
5 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1’39.272 2.252 40
6 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’39.312 2.292 18
7 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1’39.320 2.300 36
8 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1’39.438 2.418 35
9 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’39.443 2.423 39
10 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’39.565 2.545 37
11 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1’39.666 2.646 52
12 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’39.732 2.712 53
13 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1’39.762 2.742 50
14 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1’40.108 3.088 40
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1’40.160 3.140 12
16 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1’40.698 3.678 32
17 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1’41.134 4.114 28
18 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1’41.246 4.226 17
19 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1’41.650 4.630 16
20 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1’41.791 4.771 9
21 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1’41.825 4.805 48
22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1’42.175 5.155 44

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56 comments on 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

  1. evered7 (@evered7) said on 8th April 2014, 4:56

    The second fastest team behind Mercedes actually seems to be Red Bull. This is not yet evident because they haven’t had a chance at fighting from the sharp end of the field. Melbourne was a sample but Ricciardo seems faster than every other racer bar Mercedes.
    Ferrari seem to be painfully slow but they have been bad at Bahrain for a few years now yet they actually mix it up with the Merc teams except for outright speed.

    I am not telling that they will be able to challenge the Mercs anytime soon but the fight for second spot will be between RB and Ferrari once the dust settles. If Ferrari can fully derive all the power from their power unit, that is.

    • Keith Campbell (@keithedin) said on 8th April 2014, 8:09

      I think Redbull were maybe more hindered than most with fuel issues in this race, which would explain why they were not making much progress until after the safety car (being on the soft tyre for last stint helped aswell ofc). It would make sense, if the Renault is less efficient (compared to the Mercedes engine anyway).

  2. Marth308 said on 8th April 2014, 9:56

    The Mercedes engine is clearly an evolutionary change to Turbo’s and could signal a real problem for F1. If Ferrari and Renault can’t modify their engine next season due to homogulation rules, and if Honda can’t change their design in 8 months, both of which seem tall orders, what’s the point of turning up to a GP if you don’t have a Mercedes engine? Furthermore if your Alonso or the others why bother turning up to be humiliated for the next few years. Best to leave now. Might have been an exciting 10 laps, but it might have been the bell tolling for F1.

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