2014 Spanish Grand Prix lap charts

2014 Spanish Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Circuit de Catalunya, 2014Kimi Raikkonen had cause to question Ferrari’s strategy after losing out to team mate Fernando Alonso during the Spanish Grand Prix.

For most teams when their drivers are running in consecutive position close to each other the leading driver is given the first call on strategy. It is unlikely Raikkonen would have chosen to let Alonso pit one lap before him, as happened, as it would put Raikkonen at risk of being overtaken via the undercut.

That almost happened – Raikkonen only just made it out of the pits in front of Alonso. The positions would probably have changed at this point had Alonso’s out-lap been closer to the pace of other drivers, such as Jenson Button, who was a second quicker on his first lap out of the pits.

Alonso eventually got ahead because Ferrari switched him to a three-stop strategy, leaving him faster at the end of the race which he used to overtake Raikkonen.

It would be easy to claim with hindsight that a three-stop strategy was ‘superior’ but Ferrari could not have known that for sure at the point they committed to it. Just as with the two Mercedes drivers, different strategies were pursued by drivers in the same team.

A three-stop strategy leaves a driver far more vulnerable to being stuck in traffic, as was the case for Felipe Massa, who ended up dropping out of the points.

Raikkonen’s lack of pace at the beginning of his final stint stands out. On his first lap after leaving the pits he was four tenths of a second slower on new tyres than Alonso was on nine-lap old rubber, despite being in clear air.

But if Ferrari’s decision to split strategies between their drivers seems reasonable, the initial decision to pit Alonso before Raikkonen is a surprising one. Raikkonen was clearly unimpressed with the situation, and walked away when asked about it by reporters after the race.

Spanish 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 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66
Lewis Hamilton 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 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 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Nico Rosberg 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 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 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Daniel Ricciardo 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 9 6 4 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 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Valtteri Bottas 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 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 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5
Romain Grosjean 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 14 12 8 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 14 14 11 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Kimi Raikkonen 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 9 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7
Fernando Alonso 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 13 10 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 10 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6
Jenson Button 8 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 10 9 16 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 9 8 14 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Felipe Massa 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 15 14 11 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 11 14 14 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 11 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
Nico Hulkenberg 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 6 7 14 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 8 7 7 7 12 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Sergio Perez 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 7 5 5 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 8 6 6 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Daniil Kvyat 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 8 8 6 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 11 10 13 15 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 13 13 14 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14
Esteban Gutierrez 13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 14 14 14 13 13 14 14 12 11 12 18 18 18 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16
Kevin Magnussen 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 13 13 11 10 7 7 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 12 11 9 9 8 8 9 12 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Sebastian Vettel 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 14 21 19 19 17 16 13 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 10 14 13 12 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4
Adrian Sutil 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 13 15 20 20 20 20 19 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 17
Max Chilton 17 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 20 21 21 20 19 22 21 21 21 20 20 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 19 21 21 20 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19
Jules Bianchi 18 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 17 15 15 14 16 21 21 20 19 19 19 19 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 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
Marcus Ericsson 19 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 21 20 21 22 22 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Kamui Kobayashi 20 18 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 20 20 19 18 17 16 16 17 18 19 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 19 21
Pastor Maldonado 21 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 22 22 19 19 19 19 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 13 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 15
Jean-Eric Vergne 22 19 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 21 18 17 17 15 15 15 15

Spanish 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 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66
Lewis Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.365 20.703 20.116 16.564 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.694 13.382 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nico Rosberg 1.15 1.653 1.902 2.01 1.914 1.939 1.883 1.951 2.033 2.314 2.629 3.05 2.643 2.199 2.067 1.724 1.635 0 0 0 0 3.757 3.746 3.485 3.392 2.975 2.819 3.741 4.358 4.524 4.466 4.189 4.453 4.334 4.165 3.706 3.815 3.803 3.687 3.729 3.813 3.898 0.588 0 0 4.856 4.658 3.682 3.716 3.149 2.359 2.067 2.796 2.773 2.628 2.196 1.871 1.46 0.984 1.322 1.264 1.102 0.94 0.756 0.633 0.636
Daniel Ricciardo 2.921 4.787 6.088 7.662 8.855 10.172 11.628 13.389 14.73 16.237 17.678 18.384 19.169 23.032 40.28 39.935 39.652 38.071 38.641 39.072 36.261 20.854 21.289 21.959 22.789 23.544 23.992 24.26 25.039 26.686 27.269 28.234 29.563 30.338 31.482 31.742 32.539 33.327 34.492 35.722 36.679 37.21 34.38 34.678 34.177 40.054 39.949 39.396 40.089 40.739 41.327 42.129 43.176 44.473 45.152 45.36 45.692 46.542 46.483 47.234 48.091 48.484 48.573 48.544 48.135 49.014
Valtteri Bottas 2.346 4.1 5.655 7.046 8.374 9.782 11.102 12.249 13.638 15.216 16.732 17.712 18.654 19.504 20.766 22.052 23.398 23.501 25.826 31.181 48.586 33.171 33.668 34.332 35.176 35.62 35.733 36.156 36.619 37.541 38.556 39.59 41.279 42.515 43.836 44.354 45.541 46.631 47.689 48.908 50.064 50.797 48.303 49.077 49.313 56.091 56.246 56.111 57.026 58.286 59.369 60.525 61.752 63.245 64.862 66.332 67.226 68.219 68.241 69.444 70.788 71.943 74.579 76.647 78.058 79.293
Romain Grosjean 4.04 5.908 7.567 9.238 10.628 11.858 13.354 14.904 16.453 18.237 20.22 21.751 23.528 25.155 30.728 50.971 52.18 51.65 52.838 53.019 50.968 36.256 37.688 39.612 42.623 44.632 45.555 46.905 48.182 50.262 51.666 53.528 55.673 60.956 81.178 81.604 82.48 82.861 83.377 84.408 85.181 84.689 81.44 82.081 79.041 67.92 68.719 68.998 70.841 72.867 74.374 76.187 78.583 81.117 83.363 85.485 87.52 89.725 93.183 95.495 98.217 100.333 102.683 104.789 107.237
Kimi Raikkonen 4.645 6.806 8.488 10.075 11.58 13.101 14.604 16.368 18.053 20.175 21.839 23.234 25.069 26.819 28.928 30.541 35.606 54.205 54.513 55.114 52.661 37.565 38.38 40.188 40.524 40.644 40.762 41.524 42.12 43.208 44.324 45.677 46.934 47.889 49.487 50.892 52.661 53.76 54.609 56.029 57.081 58.131 60.115 79.85 75.369 62.644 63.398 63.178 64.493 65.713 66.924 67.945 68.928 70.548 71.993 74.092 75.366 76.831 77.557 79.363 81.213 82.8 86.545 89.09 94.205
Fernando Alonso 5.226 7.489 9.142 10.918 12.39 13.863 15.449 17.066 18.842 20.925 22.623 24.143 26.059 27.462 29.711 34.654 54.392 54.876 55.881 56.601 54.281 39.491 40.536 41.07 43.03 43.081 43.282 43.692 44.121 45.189 46.025 46.934 48.327 49.447 54.396 73.433 73.769 73.125 72.185 71.328 70.514 69.247 65.602 64.47 59.546 46.504 46.882 46.462 47.574 49.134 50.182 51.159 56.216 75.588 75.885 76.715 76.964 77.494 78.069 79.833 81.75 83.316 85.414 85.04 85.37 87.743
Jenson Button 8.819 12.025 14.792 17.681 19.935 22.338 24.291 26.946 28.513 30.633 32.709 34.642 36.497 37.963 40.048 42.368 47.828 65.176 65.293 65.742 62.936 47.872 48.863 49.792 50.843 51.722 52.695 53.816 55.125 57.023 58.676 60.264 62.298 63.899 65.46 69.982 91.898 92.136 92.047 92.206 92.547 92.192 87.835 87.364 83.358 71.874 73.32 74.37 76.168 78.268 80.465 82.527 85.112 88.024 93.208 95.793 98.448 101.195 103.34 106.427 109.773 113.087 116.417 119.518 123.225
Felipe Massa 5.727 8.033 9.781 11.658 13.254 14.613 16.697 18.117 19.986 22.141 24.124 25.893 27.659 29.194 34.803 54.902 55.412 55.929 57.076 57.941 55.409 40.891 42.07 43.051 44.172 45.904 47.282 52.236 71.05 71.115 71.206 71.808 72.364 72.649 73.461 75.062 77.22 78.709 80.838 81.998 82.71 83.103 80.278 81.545 78.564 71.026 92.694 92.326 94.902 95.709 96.738 97.972 99.373 100.478 101.345 102.588 103.574 105.052 106.228 108.802 111.915 114.6 118.126 121.084 124.463
Nico Hulkenberg 6.691 9.219 11.517 13.815 15.462 17.118 18.808 20.614 22.588 24.949 27.291 29.3 31.223 32.732 34.967 36.658 41.601 59.465 60.509 61.367 58.893 43.893 44.937 45.482 46.532 47.515 48.725 50.386 51.768 53.795 55.276 57.152 58.911 59.827 60.885 64.863 85.102 85.042 85.163 86.213 86.741 86.424 83.396 83.604 79.998 68.656 70.327 71.148 73.247 75.728 79.009 80.676 83.141 85.799 88.264 93.261 96.086 98.485 100.475 103.412 106.555 109.527 112.569 115.533 118.739
Sergio Perez 7.264 10.189 12.355 14.659 16.537 18.386 20.278 22.079 23.932 26.117 28.214 29.985 32.052 33.621 35.729 37.55 39.317 43.189 62.186 62.317 59.717 44.7 45.899 46.685 47.666 48.369 49.545 51.319 52.531 54.581 56.217 57.89 60.145 61.938 63.396 64.46 69.211 87.417 86.581 87.226 87.387 87.247 84.384 84.262 80.754 69.234 71.231 71.935 73.912 76.177 77.218 79.051 80.981 83.029 84.67 86.926 88.836 93.555 94.924 96.99 99.371 101.746 104.333 105.982 108.335
Daniil Kvyat 8.211 11.635 14.382 17.037 19.232 21.709 23.491 25.221 27.143 29.017 30.844 32.478 34.18 35.643 37.76 39.692 42.561 46.513 67.969 68.818 66.091 51.306 52.761 53.576 54.962 55.723 56.539 57.574 58.938 61.076 62.819 64.744 67.043 68.802 70.827 75.92 96.394 96.414 96.566 96.949 97.25 97.22 93.988 94.478 90.524 78.476 79.907 81.148 83.684 86.97 91.79 95.408 101.872 122.82 123.609 125.278 126.204 127.145 126.863 128.859 130.332 132.083 132.443 132.769 132.719
Esteban Gutierrez 7.727 11.117 13.78 16.372 18.723 20.967 22.938 26.604 30.684 33.419 36.138 38.367 40.566 44.305 46.902 49.269 51.919 57.417 78.17 79.669 78.594 64.439 66.069 67.476 68.955 70.196 71.077 72.428 75.173 77.716 80.201 82.288 84.363 86.484 88.729 93.739 115.633 115.671 116.816 117.436 117.899 117.85 114.968 115.102 112.606 101.423 104.038 106.284 109.997 114.064 117.612 124.456 145.935 147.224 148.289 149.38 150.451 151.424 152.023 153.592 155.985 156.912 157.997 159.002 161.121
Kevin Magnussen 10.401 13.504 16.451 19.239 21.809 24.231 26.674 28.874 31.321 33.964 36.807 38.944 40.993 43.114 45.456 47.223 49.433 49.946 55.124 73.997 71.142 55.636 56.366 56.774 57.648 58.104 58.787 59.983 61.352 63.05 64.552 66.271 67.998 69.506 71.625 73.229 76.789 78.19 80.397 83.535 88.026 105.287 100.685 99.263 94.219 81.526 82.468 82.817 84.294 87.306 88.685 91.412 94.786 96.94 98.341 99.959 101.457 103.223 104.928 108.128 111.135 114.095 117.515 120.425 123.882
Sebastian Vettel 9.234 12.448 15.274 18.035 20.313 22.748 24.903 27.406 29.71 31.442 33.283 38.901 57.67 57.966 58.03 59.119 59.481 58.582 59.197 59.706 57.036 42.104 43.173 43.988 44.886 46.61 47.923 49.531 50.671 52.481 54.045 55.827 61.475 78.447 76.925 75.914 75.916 75.297 74.345 73.69 73.02 71.801 68.024 66.935 62.063 48.743 48.833 48.827 49.89 51.082 52.135 56.908 73.944 73.403 72.72 72.914 72.256 71.758 70.827 70.845 71.397 72.386 73.214 73.843 74.223 76.702
Adrian Sutil 10.833 14.909 17.85 20.643 23.2 25.692 27.946 30.083 32.771 35.364 37.991 40.223 42.745 45.719 48.161 50.618 57.669 81.561 82.389 83.596 81.928 67.969 69.35 70.648 71.949 73.395 74.38 75.853 77.475 79.783 81.851 83.972 86.206 88.441 94.079 114.271 114.544 114.534 114.577 115.15 115.72 115.776 113.163 113.193 111.424 99.372 101.135 102.638 105.018 107.685 110.224 112.595 115.347 118.095 120.484 123.019 125.859 130.156 133.359 139.648 144.708 148.695 152.518 157.137 164.245
Max Chilton 12.535 18.381 22.591 26.603 30.085 33.324 36.666 40.299 43.738 47.661 50.848 54.112 57.436 60.657 64.161 67.07 74.391 95.137 96.317 97.962 96.352 82.417 84.649 86.702 88.544 90.136 93.027 96.939 98.932 101.78 108.738 133.732 136.066 138.705 143.091 146.218 151.294 155.025 156.231 157.822 159.096 166.151 187.283 187.3 183.702 173.292 175.473 176.711 181.094 185.626 189.921 192.838 195.9 198.496 201.573 204.947 208.069 211.228 213.558 216.81 220.017 226.837 234.037 246.167
Jules Bianchi 11.06 16.817 20.426 23.493 26.442 29.456 32.399 36.491 39.413 42.575 45.634 48.385 51.266 54.008 56.81 60.552 63.293 65.075 69.701 73.025 77.461 85.304 87.312 88.971 90.827 93.774 96.939 99.282 101.154 103.654 106.218 109.351 111.942 114.453 117.159 119.882 122.638 124.884 128.681 131.446 137.345 159.36 160.288 160.905 157.518 145.516 148.935 150.242 153.109 155.303 157.462 161.055 166.642 169.528 172.735 175.896 184.423 187.52 190.122 193.324 196.396 199.643 202.56 205.476
Marcus Ericsson 13.287 18.982 23.734 27.981 31.823 35.572 39.063 42.909 46.636 50.729 55.198 58.865 62.649 65.935 70.137 74.019 77.734 85.377 108.871 110.977 110.735 98.429 101.491 104.329 107.058 109.507 111.85 115.047 118.921 122.153 125.843 129.735 133.077 138.292 141.665 145.829 150.887 154.578 158.961 167.859 195.381 197.949 196.79 198.671 197.854 189.77 194.659 196.87 200.61 204.23 207.778 211.356 215.783 219.65 223.87 229.271 233.915 237.874 241.873 247.575 252.052 258.628 263.309 267.025
Kamui Kobayashi 11.563 17.749 21.767 26.142 29.602 32.916 36.246 39.918 43.383 46.824 50.125 53.45 56.528 59.55 62.792 65.642 68.725 70.373 73.87 77.773 78.304 67.527 76.313 99.405 100.894 102.596 104.162 106.322 108.545 111.248 114.215 117.103 119.734 149.516
Pastor Maldonado 12.045 17.953 21.972 24.83 26.886 29.843 32.74 34.821 36.593 38.69 40.988 42.948 45.521 48.045 54.343 78.225 78.706 77.987 79.25 80.302 79.035 65.209 66.563 67.969 69.5 70.897 71.529 73.098 74.335 75.812 77.144 78.731 80.809 82.556 84.237 86.561 91.769 109.787 109.43 109.684 110.21 110.263 107.508 108.68 106.057 94.673 97.252 98.183 100.362 102.603 104.658 107.389 109.962 112.766 115.691 118.302 120.369 122.716 124.314 126.977 129.519 131.609 134.835 136.753 140.779
Jean-Eric Vergne 11.645 15.662 18.612 21.294 24.144 26.734 29.217 31.75 34.334 37.049 40.149 42.505 45.027 47.623 50.691 57.494 77.881 76.189 76.823 78.111 75.694 60.65 61.532 67.297

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14 comments on 2014 Spanish Grand Prix lap charts

  1. Jackj said on 11th May 2014, 19:30

    It’s amazing to see the gap between Rosberg and Hamilton never exceeded 5s for the whole race. Pitstops notwithstanding.

  2. DaveD (@daved) said on 11th May 2014, 19:31

    I know that Vettel got fastest lap, but Mercedes were looking after their tires and jousting with each other on a two stop strategy. They could have easily cut another second or two off their fastest lap if they’d been on a three stop strategy. Vettel did the three stop and used incredibly aggressive driving to fight through the field….which was much more fun to watch for me! I’m a HAM supporter, but I love to watch someone just drive the freaking tires off the car and that’s what Vettel did.

  3. Broom (@brum55) said on 11th May 2014, 19:34

    I was unaware that Alonso was given the undercut.
    You’re right Keith. This is not good news for Kimi.

    • Todd (@braketurnaccelerate) said on 11th May 2014, 19:45

      Kimi’s cars have been complete junk in the first 4 races, he finally gets a good race and he gets screwed by Ferrari giving Alonso the undercut. Once the announcement came last year that Kimi was to switch to Ferrari, I said Kimi would beat Alonso if they were on even terms in Ferrari. This clearly isn’t the case.

      • Corrado (@corrado-dub) said on 11th May 2014, 21:14

        LOL, there’s 1 race when Kimi BARELY outqualifies Alonso……. and everything goes BOOM: Kimi is better than Alonso. Come on, let’s get over this for good. Yeah, I think Ferrari favours/likes Alonso more, but that’s “because” of Alonso too. He proved he can deliver in great times, but in hard times too. I think the comparison between Alonso and Massa for the 2010-2013 period…. is more than enough. After all, that’s why Ferrari got rid of Massa in the end: the gap was way too big between them ! Personally, I wouldn’t bet on Kimi either, given the current situation – performance wise – at Ferrari. At the moment, so far, Massa’s replacement with Kimi… is like a big flop for Ferrari. The 2nd horse (Kimi) is still half dead in the garage, just like it used to be, only that now it’s a lot more expensive. By “expensive” I mean Kimi’s salary must be 2-3 times bigger than Massa’s.

        • schumonen said on 12th May 2014, 3:23

          Can you please remind me who is Ferrari’s last WDC please ? How many years took that driver to be WDC since he joined Ferrari ? How many years have been since Alonso started with Ferrari ? strange facts for your “he can deliver” silliness.

  4. spoutnik (@spoutnik) said on 11th May 2014, 19:42

    Ferrari indeed has decided to pit Alonso in for an aggressive strategy, as did Vettel compared to Ricciardo, as did Massa compared to Bottas. Maybe a three stop was more a gamble to try if further back, on a circuit where it is difficult to overtake?

  5. andae23 (@andae23) said on 11th May 2014, 20:23

    Nice to see how Vettel managed to get to 14th – the strategy was just spot on, superb effort from Red Bull. The three-stop strategy really worked out well for Vettel and Alonso, which is something I didn’t expect at all.

  6. Ross Hunter said on 11th May 2014, 20:49

    Does anyone know what the fastest speed was during the race and by which driver?

  7. Jarv F150 (@jarvf150) said on 11th May 2014, 21:41

    Something very strange going on with Massa that race.
    He just never seemed capable of overtaking anyone despite what appears to be much fresher tires and pace.

    He only Kevin Magnussen as far as I can tell.

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