2014 Chinese Grand Prix lap charts

2014 Chinese Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Shanghai International Circuit, 2014Sebastian Vettel might have cost team mate Daniel Ricciardo a podium position by hesitating when he was told to let his team mate past in the middle of the race.

The data below indicate Ricciardo lost over four seconds while trying to find a way past his team mate from laps 22 to 25. Vettel initially resisted calls from Red Bull to let his team mate by, but said he relented when told they were on different strategies.

Ricciardo was 1.2 seconds behind Fernando Alonso after 56 laps. However due to an error the race result was based on the standings after 54 laps, when he was 3.5 seconds behind.

It’s far from certain Ricciardo would have been able to pass the Ferrari had he caught it, especially given the Red Bull’s poor straight-line speed.

And even if he had done, had it been on lap 55 or 56 he would have lost the place in the same way Kamui Kobayashi lost the 17th place he took off Bianchi on the last lap. Like in Melbourne, it would have been a case of Ricciardo finishing in the top three ‘on the track’, then being stripped of his podium finish afterwards.

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

Chinese 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
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
Daniel Ricciardo 3.186 4.496 5.346 6.132 6.99 8.062 9.335 11.013 12.487 14.002 15.406 16.093 16.48 17.111 22.313 40.334 31.703 12.604 13.036 13.683 13.82 14.474 16.266 18.401 20.232 21.197 22.28 23.143 23.506 23.485 23.683 24.212 24.997 25.239 25.966 26.509 31.392 43.424 22.135 22.034 22.167 23.217 22.895 23.401 23.511 23.694 23.829 23.531 23.641 23.691 24.138 25.481 26.287 27.136
Sebastian Vettel 1.514 2.418 2.959 3.536 4.182 5.378 6.955 8.545 9.624 10.498 11.579 17.183 34.513 33.724 33.069 33.273 25.46 7.055 7.981 9.058 10.191 12.901 15.954 17.705 19.896 22.793 24.136 25.48 26.354 27.042 28.066 29.642 31.954 38.39 55.305 54.802 54.046 48.567 28.499 29.408 30.547 32.415 33.249 34.528 35.554 36.523 37.849 38.683 39.783 41.22 42.646 44.514 46.167 47.778
Nico Rosberg 4.653 6.315 7.337 8.113 8.28 9.073 10.202 11.934 13.735 15.427 17.576 18.837 24.139 42.419 40.391 38.807 29.743 9.966 10.354 10.567 10.765 12.719 13.848 14.5 15.51 15.796 16.414 16.612 16.462 16.16 16.641 17.195 17.93 17.712 18.02 18.936 26.443 38.619 16.259 15.968 15.63 15.964 14.99 15.28 15.032 14.804 14.611 13.754 13.966 13.901 14.116 15.307 17.021 18.062
Fernando Alonso 2.511 3.615 4.075 4.548 5.079 6.54 8.202 9.571 11.06 11.905 17.889 34.824 33.705 33.075 32.37 31.376 22.725 3.746 4.538 5.459 5.875 6.714 7.702 8.401 9.787 10.998 12.057 12.918 13.456 13.888 15.37 16.158 21.639 39.124 38.932 38.67 38.487 32.992 12.775 13.85 14.64 16.561 17.042 17.836 18.099 18.22 18.436 18.225 18.682 19.169 20.442 21.397 22.533 23.604
Felipe Massa 3.898 5.581 7.002 8.678 10.221 12.249 13.972 15.609 17.034 23.184 97.156 96.512 96.409 97.119 97.468 98.262 91.445 73.758 76.534 79.022 80.989 83.323 85.847 88.374 91.751 94.742 98.033 101.585 106.204 109.776 117.341 137.42 137.42 136.485 136.545 137.305 137.72 132.904 113.371 117.951 119.561 121.319 122.635 126.336 127.922 129.441 130.829 131.883 133.691 135.231 137.117 139.188 141.108
Valtteri Bottas 7.35 9.88 10.927 12.292 13.26 14.592 16.037 17.886 18.875 20.25 21.82 26.675 46.942 47.439 47.753 47.722 39.979 21.374 22.297 23.14 23.951 25.224 27.269 28.563 30.401 32.018 33.557 34.834 36.247 37.162 43.076 61.747 61.329 60.904 61.427 61.992 61.963 56.963 36.89 38.444 40.305 42.718 43.758 45.341 46.411 47.395 48.379 49.141 50 50.838 51.965 53.283 54.58 55.697
Nico Hulkenberg 4.93 7.459 8.513 9.837 11.355 12.956 14.739 16.552 17.845 19.507 26.109 44.508 44.507 45.233 45.119 44.743 36.609 18.423 19.705 21.09 21.922 23.282 24.889 26.755 28.703 30.364 31.943 33.409 34.378 35.278 41.74 59.312 58.757 58.394 58.727 58.631 58.509 53.131 33.776 35.595 37.38 39.733 40.849 42.485 43.369 44.207 45.184 45.882 46.686 47.658 48.941 50.875 52.81 54.295
Jean-Eric Vergne 8.791 12.931 16.255 18.818 21.366 23.974 27.36 30.283 32.827 35.585 37.534 39.687 41.33 43.434 50.907 69.608 60.978 42.671 44.072 45.707 48.072 51.554 55.154 58.741 61.734 64.346 66.554 68.69 70.188 71.87 74.359 82.193 102.204 101.786 103.347 104.338 105.472 101.557 82.682 84.652 86.781 89.363 91.818 94.454 96.878 98.98 101.377 104.392 107.3 110.163 112.959 115.847 118.776
Romain Grosjean 6.499 9.772 12.189 13.387 14.892 16.688 18.853 21.141 27.782 48.164 48.951 49.831 51.457 52.996 54.388 55.56 48.738 31.572 33.79 35.953 37.491 39.607 43.998 47.996 52.308 55.719 59.26 99.228
Kimi Raikkonen 7.125 10.612 12.912 14.622 16.136 17.837 19.946 22.072 24.089 30.495 50.564 50.524 51.083 51.908 53.367 53.586 46.056 28.614 30.239 31.575 32.713 34.724 36.731 38.584 41.031 42.53 44.403 46.266 47.832 49.84 57.269 76.53 76.445 75.431 75.225 75.056 74.763 69.819 50.355 51.433 53.202 55.219 56.96 58.861 60.246 61.597 62.835 63.729 65.242 67.423 69.308 71.664 73.961 76.335
Jenson Button 9.485 13.16 15.017 18.094 20.619 23.116 30.074 49.283 50.958 52.408 53.833 54.897 56.066 58.297 60.463 61.725 55.728 39.118 42.004 44.564 47.589 51.007 54.749 59.278 63.235 66.415 69.653 77.403 94.768 94.319 94.566 95.334 96.419 97.296 98.725 100.146 101.618 97.493 78.912 81.319 83.534 86.273 88.359 90.741 92.542 94.259 96.278 98.215 100.595 104.403 107.417 110.827 113.733
Daniil Kvyat 8.024 11.386 13.804 16.109 17.975 20.179 22.779 25.823 28.078 30.509 32.989 35.396 37.993 45.337 64.705 64.544 57.141 40.211 42.663 45.089 46.514 48.54 51.514 54.238 57.551 60.251 62.745 65.158 66.888 68.587 75.302 94.96 95.118 95.207 95.802 96.41 97.251 93.358 75.001 77.109 79.365 82.123 83.557 85.923 87.562 89.156 90.835 92.41 94 95.736 97.78 100.212 104.664
Adrian Sutil 19.341 35.164 51.925 67.315 86.111
Kevin Magnussen 10.76 15.321 18.791 21.888 24.749 28.074 31.406 34.642 37.742 40.068 42.57 45.04 47.704 50.567 52.767 56.16 56.227 57.319 57.384 58.318 58.799 60.131 62.419 64.355 66.829 70.513 73.071 76.267 78.417 79.961 86.862 104.352 103.874 104.259 104.766 105.421 105.916 101.998 83.171 85.168 87.483 90.709 92.921 95.626 97.878 100.44 103.978 106.351 108.95 111.654 114.877 119.192 122.616
Sergio Perez 8.839 11.931 14.412 16.598 18.613 21.067 23.694 26.7 29.327 36.904 56.075 55.944 56.605 57.865 58.214 58.28 51.24 33.098 34.874 36.717 38.182 40.283 42.925 44.92 47.12 48.684 50.147 51.417 52.815 61.772 81.115 80.227 79.302 78.293 78.331 78.666 78.887 73.823 53.911 54.981 56.784 58.914 60.043 61.754 63.557 64.71 66.264 67.473 69.255 71.501 73.854 77.571 80.469 82.647
Esteban Gutierrez 10.101 14.227 17.429 19.996 22.917 25.827 29.231 32.27 35.032 37.637 40.181 42.509 45.308 53.318 72.196 72.551 65.445 48.113 50.425 52.659 54.685 57.257 60.314 62.98 66.427 70.293 79.431 101.845 105.901 107.585 109.3 111.011 112.465 113.268 114.746 116.75 119.569 116.718 98.912 106.101 125.173 126.234 126.634 128.147 129.841 131.944 133.688 135.221 137.256 139.567 142.18 144.822 147.661
Kamui Kobayashi 11.319 16.313 19.634 23.011 25.867 29.204 33.071 36.707 39.795 42.97 50.985 73.145 74.748 76.758 78.512 80.024 74.768 59.98 63.688 67.489 70.242 73.665 77.384 81.123 85.26 89.096 92.861 96.471 99.919 109.659 133.253 133.797 134.164 134.797 135.85 137.891 139.629 138.02 120.874 130.006 152.504 155.772 157.584 159.81 163.019 166.213 167.763 168.794 170.831 173.819 179.64 184.405 189.414
Jules Bianchi 12.377 17.698 21.861 25.694 29.281 32.98 36.901 41.216 44.832 48.756 58.268 81.328 81.997 83.019 84.614 86.193 80.589 64.868 68.293 71.859 74.584 77.985 82.376 86.241 90.175 94.106 97.419 106.03 131.609 133.138 135.601 138.132 140.357 143.265 145.586 147.629 150.756 148.842 132.138 135.594 138.943 143.885 147.683 151.69 155.162 158.796 162.239 165.196 168.407 173.497 178.049 183.989 188.188
Marcus Ericsson 14.217 20.364 24.786 28.893 32.865 37.688 42.728 47.893 53.013 63.414 85.896 88.152 90.406 92.886 95.606 99.04 94.637 79.513 84.032 88.987 92.66 97.25 102.259 107.8 112.717 118.698 129.342 152.006 152.779 152.575 153.517 155.24 157.554 160.792 165.509 168.715 172.502 170.492 154.271 159.584 164.994 176.178 199.25 201.39 204.832 207.186 210.02 212.715 215.945 220.829 224.556 231.25
Max Chilton 13.519 18.929 23.445 28.074 32.11 36.212 40.39 44.377 48.03 51.843 57.011 66 86.703 88.102 90.738 93.308 87.471 72.184 76.001 81.192 84.332 88.046 92.159 96.331 100.839 105.81 109.442 112.837 115.915 120.721 124.228 133.27 154.35 155.334 158.646 160.66 163.523 162.001 144.195 147.461 150.922 156.257 159.987 166.105 170.255 174.29 178.388 187.494 209.323 210.319 212.766 215.751
Pastor Maldonado 11.65 16.931 20.574 23.708 27.178 30.432 34.139 38.046 41.468 44.815 52.888 75.135 75.973 77.433 79.178 80.652 74.567 58.377 61.055 63.471 65.444 67.846 70.674 73.347 76.422 78.997 81.804 83.945 86.046 87.422 89.463 96.835 114.916 114.669 115.285 117.01 118.836 114.425 95.421 97.452 99.358 103.404 105.503 107.712 109.554 111.183 113.043 115.455 118.646 122.99 127.249 130.407 132.976

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8 comments on 2014 Chinese Grand Prix lap charts

  1. Wooolfy said on 20th April 2014, 15:50

    Lewis Hamilton lost a lot of time at the end of the first stint to ensure that he dictates the tire strategy. Very strong pace from the Mercs indeed.

  2. Mr win or lose said on 20th April 2014, 19:11

    It seems that Ricciardo lost about 5 seconds behind Vettel, so that may well have cost him the podium.

    • If it cost him five seconds trying to overtake Vettel, it would have cost him more than that trying to overtake Alonso. So it’s unlikely, especially considering the premature ending.

  3. ME4ME (@me4me) said on 20th April 2014, 22:39

    Comparing Vettel and Ricciardo, it looks like Vettel initially matched Ricciardo on the option tyres, and then loosing out on the last two stints on the primes. Maybe Vettels car was more set up for qualifying (option tyres). In any case, Ricciardo did a great job once more.

  4. uan (@uan) said on 21st April 2014, 22:01

    Would’ve, could’ve, should’ve of.

    The problem with these types of scenarios is that it requires holding what Fernando (or other drivers, circumstances) does static. We don’t know if ALO was managing the gap to Ricciardo or not. He wasn’t going to catch Rosberg, and with reliability of engines, and needing to extend the life of engine components as much as possible, essential at this point in the season, it’s more than likely ALO wasn’t maxing out what his car could do. ALO is a master of taking care of his car. If RIC gets close to him, ALO may have found another .5 to 1 sec a lap and kept RIC at bay.

    But it makes for good reading/speculation and more ammo for folks already inclined not to like VET, etc.

  5. uan (@uan) said on 22nd April 2014, 1:47

    I’m missing Webber’s helmet. From the photo above it’s hard to tell RIC and VET apart!

  6. JackJ said on 23rd April 2014, 11:12

    DR was pulling away at almost 1s per lap on the primes from Vettel. Amazing.

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