2014 Austrian Grand Prix lap charts

2014 Austrian Grand Prix

Felipe Massa, Williams, Red Bull Ring, 2014Did Williams miss out on a chance to win the Austrian Grand Prix?

Their cars were running first and second at the end of the first stint yet come the chequered flag they had slipped to third and fourth behind the Mercedes drivers.

Williams began to lose their grip on the lead when they waited three laps before responding to Mercedes’ first pit stop, despite their pace worsening as their super-soft tyres wore down.

Felipe Massa had a slow in-lap at his first pit stop and was not alert to an attack from Lewis Hamilton at turn one, so that having led the race he immediately fell behind both Mercedes.

He was also jmped by Valtteri Bottas, who managed to hold position between the two Mercedes drivers when he came out of the pits – partly thanks to having the fastest pit stop of the race on lap 15.

Though helped by an error from Rosberg, Bottas had fallen two seconds behind the Mercedes driver by lap 38. Now Mercedes brought Hamilton in first and while Bottas waited three laps to come in – one lap longer than the team intended him to due to a miscommunication – Hamilton easily made up the time he needed to get ahead.

Williams had been sceptical that drivers would be able to ‘undercut’ their rivals while running on the soft tyre in the second two stints of the race. Afterwards Bottas said the team would have to examine the data to see whether a potential win had got away from them.

“We need to always – like we always do – we need to analyse if there’s anything we could have done better,” said Bottas. “It’s difficult to say.”

“Today it was difficult to know the real difference between the [super-soft] and [soft] because the [soft] tyre has been taking quite a long time to warm up so we really thought it would be really difficult to undercut because it takes many laps to warm up and get a good pace after the super-soft tyre.”

As the race drew to a close both Mercedes drivers were pushing flat-out to beat each other yet Bottas was faster than the pair of them on the final two laps.

Given their form this year it’s understandable Williams might have preferred avoiding taking any risks. But the data suggests they could have wasted less time on the super-soft tyres earlier in the race and pressed Mercedes a bit harder. Though a win was always going to be a tall order, they might have avoiding having both their cars passed by both Mercedes.

Austrian Grand Prix lap chart

The positions of each driver on every lap. Use the controls 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 67 68 69 70 71
Felipe Massa 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 1 2 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Valtteri Bottas 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 5 5 4 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
Nico Rosberg 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 8 7 6 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 3 3 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 1 1
Fernando Alonso 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 9 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Daniel Ricciardo 5 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 11 19 17 16 15 14 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 7 7 7 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8
Kevin Magnussen 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 15 13 12 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 10 10 10 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7
Daniil Kvyat 7 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 10 18 16 14 13 13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Kimi Raikkonen 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 7 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 8 8 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Lewis Hamilton 9 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 7 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Nico Hulkenberg 10 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 12 19 16 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 9 11 11 11 11 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9
Jenson Button 11 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 9 8 7 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 9 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 7 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Sebastian Vettel 12 12 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21
Pastor Maldonado 13 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 14 10 9 9 9 8 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 10 11 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Jean-Eric Vergne 14 15 14 14 14 14 13 13 15 20 20 20 19 17 17 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
Sergio Perez 15 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 8 7 6 6 5 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 5 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6
Adrian Sutil 16 14 13 13 13 13 14 14 13 13 12 11 21 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
Esteban Gutierrez 17 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 13 9 10 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 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19
Jules Bianchi 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 13 12 11 11 12 12 13 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 13 13 13 13 14 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Kamui Kobayashi 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 16 15 12 11 10 14 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 18 18 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
Marcus Ericsson 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 17 14 15 15 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
Max Chilton 21 21 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 18 17 18 18 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 18 19 19 18 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
Romain Grosjean 22 22 19 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 20 19 18 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 19 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 15 15 15 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 14 14

Austrian Grand Prix race chart

The gaps between each driver on every lap. Use the controls 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 67 68 69 70 71
Felipe Massa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.178 17.224 2.76 3.113 3.262 2.959 2.748 2.884 3.116 3.441 3.564 3.26 2.876 3.215 4.409 5.55 4.157 3.922 4.196 4.223 4.087 4.575 4.675 5.62 5.97 6.782 4.2 0.666 0 1.617 18.836 17.904 17.196 12.446 10.646 11.12 11.226 11.714 11.633 11.736 12.248 12.709 12.286 11.991 11.833 11.485 11.667 11.794 11.661 11.475 11.321 10.941 11.052 11.499 12.544 13.847 15.625 17.358
Valtteri Bottas 0.969 1.01 0.98 1.111 0.854 0.824 0.727 1.101 1.174 0.996 1.038 1.274 1.129 0 0 1.295 1.267 1.314 1.492 1.465 1.618 1.759 1.77 1.914 1.434 1.273 1.319 1.595 1.586 0.847 0.936 1.154 1.396 1.349 1.464 1.45 1.699 2.005 2.155 0.435 0 15.169 12.16 12.847 12.771 12.433 8.028 6.846 7.389 7.649 7.508 7.408 7.534 7.674 7.744 8.12 8.5 8.531 8.07 8.083 8.062 8.151 7.96 7.827 7.505 7.929 8.301 8.895 8.841 8.68 8.172
Nico Rosberg 1.927 2.366 1.935 1.737 1.582 1.617 2.013 2.337 2.396 2.254 5.31 21.601 20.358 18.527 15.1 0.514 0.577 0.599 0.529 0.478 0.656 0.643 0.579 0.909 0.52 0.343 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.366 10.641 7.822 7.764 7.54 6.987 1.969 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fernando Alonso 3.308 4.638 5.075 5.484 5.905 6.729 7.436 8.098 8.618 9.058 9.562 10.127 10.474 12.929 26.37 12.02 12.451 12.726 12.724 12.946 13.172 12.756 12.959 12.895 12.306 12.123 12.175 12.126 11.903 10.48 9.982 10.067 9.607 9.538 10.145 10.198 10.537 10.901 11.694 8.52 4.203 2.912 0 0 0 0 0 15.767 15.791 15.873 16.128 15.558 15.442 15.165 15.184 14.688 14.475 13.907 13.273 12.719 12.845 13.144 13.047 13.415 13.823 14.217 15.529 16.582 17.63 19.082 18.553
Daniel Ricciardo 5.208 7.352 9.582 10.559 11.337 12.625 14.066 15.891 17.378 21.742 40.236 40.873 41.295 39.769 36.593 22.779 23.397 23.963 24.776 25.339 25.727 25.8 26.159 26.545 27.53 27.715 28.084 28.331 28.235 27.081 26.849 27.148 27.144 27.114 27.436 27.781 28.351 28.704 29.432 26.663 22.521 21.539 22.437 39.924 39.704 39.107 34.572 33.127 33.576 34.322 34.539 34.549 35.633 35.622 35.777 35.699 35.864 36.682 36.893 36.941 37.356 37.855 38.201 38.525 38.685 39.143 40.247 41.24 42.057 42.948 43.522
Kevin Magnussen 3.931 5.881 7.015 8.013 8.844 10.424 12.043 13.659 14.901 19.051 36.776 36.569 36.093 35.196 31.499 17.35 17.68 18.371 19.018 19.304 19.626 19.635 19.899 20.252 20.471 20.464 20.664 21.221 21.464 20.31 20.1 20.182 20.246 20.503 20.874 21.654 22.558 24.023 24.521 25.42 38.376 36.707 33.651 33.571 33.083 32.456 28.076 26.659 27.17 27.585 27.786 27.618 27.394 27.032 27.209 27.28 27.273 27.572 27.533 27.47 27.692 27.829 27.888 27.983 27.961 29.343 30.161 31.11 31.916 32.294 32.031
Daniil Kvyat 5.657 7.828 8.983 10.255 10.962 12.365 13.781 15.436 16.971 21.028 39.439 39.622 39.262 37.299 34.597 20.912 21.454 22.093 22.44 22.82 23.112 23.236 23.314 24.286
Kimi Raikkonen 4.375 6.333 7.681 8.725 9.43 11.016 12.535 14.153 15.481 16.7 17.468 18.194 18.671 17.704 20.102 24.353 25.538 26.394 26.916 27.556 28.113 28.454 28.708 29.259 29.398 29.18 29.91 30.173 30.378 29.442 29.322 29.74 29.768 30.197 30.347 30.617 31.13 31.744 32.193 29.501 25.42 25.047 22.588 27.172 44.711 43.857 39.153 38.144 38.506 39.418 39.995 39.988 40.816 40.784 40.763 40.79 40.914 40.981 40.894 40.788 41.518 42.122 42.593 42.692 43.172 43.485 44.192 45.166 45.926 46.774 47.777
Lewis Hamilton 2.826 3.196 2.865 2.272 2.035 2.547 2.736 3.142 3.123 3.091 3.21 2.322 4.575 19.618 16.331 2.06 1.887 2.053 2.109 1.875 2.111 2.198 2.545 2.444 1.907 1.807 2.762 2.454 2.283 1.393 1.482 1.805 1.918 2.04 2.284 2.233 2.341 2.767 5.94 20.089 14.341 12.616 9.511 9.304 8.808 8.059 3.271 1.512 1.634 1.848 1.746 1.457 1.588 1.413 1.703 1.523 1.553 1.839 2.38 1.893 2.035 2.139 1.864 1.514 1.628 1.336 1.281 1.369 1.232 1.16 1.932
Nico Hulkenberg 4.853 6.937 8.573 9.664 10.49 11.914 13.349 14.921 19.573 36.911 37.273 37.501 37.15 35.642 32.858 18.699 19.121 19.602 20.341 20.795 21.042 21.094 21.311 21.973 22.171 22.279 22.453 22.951 23.294 22.418 22.172 22.639 22.534 22.762 23.106 24.695 25.239 25.99 29.851 43.861 39.393 38.135 35.752 36.27 36.313 36.145 31.666 30.483 31.562 32.218 32.775 33.289 34.01 34.322 34.925 35.145 35.249 35.599 35.819 35.806 36.268 36.843 37.414 37.955 38.135 38.575 39.63 40.378 41.425 42.45 44.137
Jenson Button 6.662 8.763 11.098 12.322 12.927 14.367 15.505 17.182 18.708 19.832 20.644 21.093 22.017 20.672 17.797 4.16 5.019 5.5 6.151 6.593 7.204 7.784 8.129 8.684 8.779 8.84 13.818 31.301 31.403 30.733 31.159 31.707 31.65 31.403 31.553 32.054 32.456 32.757 33.107 30.163 26.293 25.649 23.458 24.568 24.889 24.823 20.671 19.589 20.065 20.657 21.3 21.665 22.396 23.009 23.849 24.471 25.031 29.299 45.96 45.649 45.898 46.346 46.953 47.567 47.557 47.417 47.95 48.52 48.995 49.793 50.966
Sebastian Vettel 6.396 91.342 92.975 93.262 94.007 95.25 96.455 97.787 98.729 99.771 99.93 100.411 100.273 98.614 95.66 81.716 82.626 83.982 85.34 90.057 107.644 107.596 107.731 108.383 108.668 108.711 109.22 115.424 141.596 140.459 141.019 141.805 142.064 151.895
Pastor Maldonado 8.554 11.606 13.905 15.668 16.7 19.122 20.582 22.911 24.402 26.037 27.255 28.496 28.299 26.748 24.08 10.779 11.788 14.113 15.059 15.899 17.123 17.977 18.981 21.472 24.001 28.881 48.338 49.394 50.296 49.607 49.93 51.175 51.786 52.554 53.26 54.026 54.871 55.532 56.36 53.556 49.531 48.699 46.435 47.073 47.633 48.423 44.622 43.801 44.924 46.316 47.14 47.95 49.117 50.004 50.859 55.278 74.331 75.295 76.01 76.611 77.655 78.128 78.637 79.003 80.382 82.392 83.384 84.677 85.601 86.745
Jean-Eric Vergne 7.662 10.377 12.304 13.762 15.607 16.956 17.988 22.517 40.97 41.267 42.232 43.055 43.232 41.912 39.092 25.754 26.981 28.206 29.065 30.271 31.512 32.564 34.425 35.309 36.427 37.56 38.549 39.778 40.931 40.671 41.468 42.907 43.87 45.369 46.71 48.244 50.375 52.38 58.241 73.77 70.27 69.846 67.926 69.322 69.757 69.901 66.018 65.502 66.689 68.222 69.404 70.309 71.32 71.79 72.202 76.837 77.875 79.31 93.995
Sergio Perez 6.012 8.385 10.314 11.443 12.248 13.284 14.713 16.303 17.857 19.275 19.507 19.653 19.588 18.217 14.559 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.459 3.988 8.128 25.974 24.819 24.477 24.021 23.734 23.819 23.61 23.802 24.587 25.069 23.754 19.779 18.52 15.687 15.917 16.24 15.818 11.282 9.567 10.019 10.611 10.843 10.78 10.959 11.202 15.624 32.903 31.96 31.413 30.286 29.647 29.568 29.209 28.736 28.686 28.474 27.796 28.188 28.294 28.713 28.755 28.546
Adrian Sutil 7.322 9.856 11.878 13.481 15.214 17.771 19.13 20.674 21.74 23.099 27.941 47.764 56.022 54.764 51.677 37.896 38.891 40.087 41.507 42.965 44.19 44.936 45.832 47.042 48.35 49.063 50.219 51.465 52.625 52.264 53.031 54.352 55.201 56.02 56.993 57.836 58.946 60.114 61.778 59.781 56.363 56.126 58.217 77.734 78.18 78.229 78.241 78.181 81.387 85.668 86.515 89.406 90.516 91.75 93.101 94.106 94.925 95.709 96.149 96.822 97.915 98.809 102.878 104.169 105.294 106.384 107.666 110.267 111.299 113.083
Esteban Gutierrez 8.113 11.297 13.558 14.975 16.543 18.811 20.296 21.916 24.195 25.661 26.793 31.185 82.64 81.565 78.465 64.721 65.821 66.89 68.055 69.403 73.771 99.661 102.438 105.584 106.431 107.29 108.791 110.602 112.081 111.608 112.257 114.455 115.476 116.373 117.642 118.964 120.457 123.303 125.166 124.365 121.796 122.145 122.296 125.031 130.981 150.093 146.527 148.296 150.112 152.033 154.639 155.799 156.865 157.788 160.345 162.733 163.848 164.98 165.786 166.809 168.201 169.308 170.804 173.04 176.913 178.81 184.408 189.267 192.648
Jules Bianchi 9.119 12.825 15.443 17.77 20.2 22.322 24.196 26.13 28.914 30.635 32.342 34.02 35.15 35.614 34.206 22.082 24.987 27.507 30.06 32.121 34.43 36.103 37.821 39.634 41.244 42.787 44.631 46.575 48.524 48.994 51.519 53.895 56.775 59.309 62.079 65.297 68.581 71.973 77.769 80.994 99.011 101.001 99.509 101.451 103.185 104.467 102.88 103.506 106.437 109.417 111.566 114.464 116.273 117.997 120.053 122.178 124.992 126.724 128.309 129.815 131.839 133.788 135.908 137.892 139.347 140.825 142.84 147.866 150.833
Kamui Kobayashi 9.523 13.256 16.144 18.364 21.009 23.165 24.895 26.845 28.415 30.056 31.744 33.491 34.507 37.706 53.933 41.102 42.788 44.409 45.815 47.133 48.938 50.315 52.044 54.378 56.697 58.257 59.984 61.815 63.518 63.957 65.124 67.214 69.368 71.111 73.638 78.666 82.129 84.222 87.727 86.275 83.848 85.401 85.654 89.407 93.043 95.186 92.968 95.622 98.503 102.81 105.858 109.504 112.442 116.115 118.855 121.946 126.535 129.721 132.812 136.089 139.662 142.839 147.394 156.144 163.4 167.938 172.164 177.616 182.81
Marcus Ericsson 10.172 14.802 18.016 20.449 23.05 25.513 27.625 29.725 32.413 34.586 36.654 39.126 41.211 41.45 40.732 28.578 30.764 34.01 36.171 38.419 40.426 42.271 44.261 46.547 49.807 51.969 54.586 61.892 83.328 83.165 84.897 85.849 86.466 87.478 89.078 90.707 92.308 94.026 95.965 95.109 92.805 94.282 98.587 124.61 126.34 127.447 124.548 125.161 127.785 130.474 132.766 134.612 136.621 138.481 141.493 144.077 150.834 153.564 156.419 160.703 163.301 165.943 168.812 171.21 174.884 178.437 183.938 187.776 192.356
Max Chilton 10.407 15.548 19.273 21.713 24.281 27.217 29.748 32.019 34.398 36.4 39.142 42.472 45.073 46.106 44.523 32.284 34.912 37.534 39.97 42.51 46.221 48.774 51.028 53.61 56.297 59.381 62.166 65.291 68.01 69.143 71.258 77.583 81.4 85.502 88.918 93.205 101.187 122.507 124.129 122.25 119.35 119.466 118.197 120.295 122.029 124.402 122.104 122.756 125.111 127.783 130.147 132.31 134.522 136.474 138.96 141.107 143.227 145.436 150.583 153.097 156.543 160.815 163.832 166.92 169.972 173.061 177.317 181.076 184.921
Romain Grosjean 11.058 13.917 19.909 38.377 38.985 40.113 40.784 41.308 42.401 43.166 44.207 44.601 45.378 44.431 41.887 28.842 31.004 32.466 33.706 35.12 36.298 37.456 38.855 40.512 42.363 44.224 50.205 71.595 72.288 71.446 71.726 72.696 73.453 77.15 79.579 80.303 82.447 84.43 86.58 84.165 80.457 79.371 77.498 79.128 80.162 83.014 79.817 81.246 85.441 87.594 90.523 91.85 93.322 95.598 98.736 101.989 104.149 107.258 111.904 115.365 117.695 121.417 123.657 125.963 129.195 132.164 136.2 139.995 143.854 147.88

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13 comments on 2014 Austrian Grand Prix lap charts

  1. spoutnik (@spoutnik) said on 22nd June 2014, 20:38

    Does anyone know what happened to Grosjean?

  2. I think they went safe because they wanted points which, from their perspective, was the smart thing to do. They never expected Hamilton to be there so fast I guess. They tried a 2-3 but because of Hamilton his lighting start got a solid 3-4 gaining them 27 points. Good day in the office for a team, mind you, that scored 5 points all last season.

  3. Yobo01 (@yobo01) said on 22nd June 2014, 21:08

    I think that Bottas should have made his last stop one or two laps earlier. Hamilton’s pit stop was slow, it was a mistake not to react in time. With their top speed I think they could have kept a second place.
    They played it safe, which is a shame for us, but it was the obvious thing to do from their side.

    • Mr win or lose said on 22nd June 2014, 21:21

      Williams should have pitted earlier than Mercedes to maintain their track advantage. With their incredible top-speeds they had a very realistic chance to keep the Mercedes’ behind. At least it was worth trying, as they couldn’t have done worse than 3rd and 4th anyway.

      • lubhz (@lubhz) said on 23rd June 2014, 15:03

        I’m not very sure. I believe that if Massa had pitted 3 laps earlier it would cost him at the end of the race. If you see his final 10 laps vs Alonso, Massa’s tyres were falling off the cliff, and Alonso could pose a threat.

        Pitting earlier than Merc could help Bottas though, he seemed to preserve his tyres better.

        • Mr win or lose said on 23rd June 2014, 15:51

          Alonso claimed Massa was simply playing with him, so he was not really in trouble. Besides: the Williams’ were incredibly difficult to overtake, so even if they were in trouble, they possibly could still hang on to their positions. In any way Williams could have split strategies, with Bottas covering the Mercedes and Massa staying out longer.

    • James Keith (@fishinjim) said on 22nd June 2014, 23:39

      I certainly agree with that.

  4. Hugh Campbell said on 22nd June 2014, 21:16

    What happened to Ricciardo to drop in one lap to 19th?

  5. Miko-Jarvinen (@miko-jarvinen) said on 22nd June 2014, 23:38

    I am so exited for Silverstone. If Willliams is able to keep up and race with the Merc’s, i think we might have some exiting races in the future. If this happens, i can’t wait for Valtteri and Felipe to win a race.

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