2017 Bahrain Grand Prix lap charts

2017 Bahrain Grand PrixPosted on Author Keith Collantine

Passes on both Renault drivers helped Sergio Perez gain the most places of any driver during the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Force India driver moved up eleven places over the course of a race in which no one else gained more than four. Five of those came on the first lap, but after that he picked off Jolyon Palmer as he continued to rise through the order.

As the team acknowledged the timing of the Safety Car played into Perez’s hands as it allowed him to get his first pit stop out of the way with minimal time loss. Crucially they used it to put on another set of super-soft tyres, committing to a further stop later in the race, but giving Perez a grip advantage at the restart which he used to pass Marcus Ericsson and Hulkenberg.

2017 Bahrain Grand Prix lap chart

The positions of each driver on every lap. Click name to highlight, right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:

Driver Start position Lap one position change Race position change
Lewis Hamilton 2 -1 0
Valtteri Bottas 1 0 -2
Daniel Ricciardo 4 -1 -1
Max Verstappen 6 2
Sebastian Vettel 3 1 2
Kimi Raikkonen 5 -2 1
Sergio Perez 18 5 11
Esteban Ocon 14 4 4
Felipe Massa 8 2 2
Lance Stroll 12 -2
Fernando Alonso 15 0 1
Stoffel Vandoorne 17
Carlos Sainz Jnr 16 5
Daniil Kvyat 11 -7 -1
Romain Grosjean 9 0 1
Kevin Magnussen 20 4
Nico Hulkenberg 7 -1 -2
Jolyon Palmer 10 -2 -3
Marcus Ericsson 19 0
Pascal Wehrlein 13 -4 2

2017 Bahrain Grand Prix race chart

The gaps between each driver on every lap compared to the leader’s average lap time. Very large gaps omitted. Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:

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2 comments on “2017 Bahrain Grand Prix lap charts”

  1. The Skeptic
    17th April 2017, 0:53

    Wow. This chart highlights Bottas’ struggle – he was much slower than Vettel from laps 16-29 and 44-57.

    Similarly, Raikkonen’s pace between laps 24(after passing Massa) and 32 was ppor. He was dropping rapidly back from Vettel and Hamilton, although catching Bottas.

    Hamilton’s pace on old tyres from 27-32 (once released by Bottas) was very impressive. I don’t think that the inroads he made between 43-54 matter quite as much – because Vettel was cruising.

  2. On track action this race:

    Lap 5: Perez passes Palmer.
    Lap 8: Raikkonen passes Massa in turn 1.
    Lap 12: Vettel passes Perez.
    Lap 17: [SC restart]. Hamilton passes Ricciardo in turn 1. Perez passes Ericsson in turn 1. Massa passes Ricciardo in turn 4. Raikkonen passes Ricciardo in tun 11. Perez passes Hulkenberg in turn 14. Grosjean and Ocon pass Ericsson.
    Lap 19: Alonso passes Ericsson in turn 11.
    Lap 20: Palmer passes Ericsson in turn 1. Kvyat passes Ericsson in turn 10.
    Lap 22: Wehrlein passes Ericsson.
    Lap 24: Raikkonen passes Massa in turn 1. Palmer and Kvyat pass Alonso in turn 1.
    Lap 27: Hamilton passes Bottas in turn 1.
    Lap 29: Ricciado passes Massa in turn 1.
    Lap 30: Kvyat passes Palmer in turn 1. Alonso passes Palmer in turn 4/5.
    Lap 32: Bottas passes Perez in turn 12.
    Lap 34: Bottas passes Massa in turn 1. Grosjean passes Wehrlein in turn 11.
    Lap 35: Grosjean passes Palmer in turn 1.
    Lap 36: Vettel passes Raikkonen in turn 1.
    Lap 37: Bottas passes Ricciardo in turn 1.
    Lap 38: Grosjean passes Kvyat in turn 1.
    Lap 40: Hulkenberg passes Wehrlein in turn 1.
    Lap 44: Kvyat passes Ericsson in turn 1.
    Lap 47: Hamilton passes Bottas in turn 13.
    Lap 55: Alonso runs wide in turn 1 and Kvyat passes.

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