2017 Bahrain Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

2017 Bahrain Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap of the race with a time of 1’32.798 as he chased Sebastian Vettel in the final laps.

Hamilton’s effort was 1.3 seconds off the all-time race lap record set by Pedro de la Rosa in 2005, in the days of V10 engines and in-race refuelling. But it wasn’t enough to catch Vettel, and with three laps to go Hamilton called off the chase.

The opening laps of the race were run at a very slow pace as a generator fault on the grid meant Valtteri Bottas started the race with incorrect tyre pressures.

2017 Bahrain Grand Prix lap times

All the lap times by the drivers (in seconds, very slow laps excluded). Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and toggle drivers using the control below:

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2017 Bahrain Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’32.798 46
2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1’33.495 0.697 42
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1’33.720 0.922 55
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’33.826 1.028 36
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’34.087 1.289 33
6 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1’34.256 1.458 39
7 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1’34.609 1.811 39
8 Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1’34.948 2.150 33
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1’34.985 2.187 45
10 Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1’35.086 2.288 35
11 Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 1’35.179 2.381 39
12 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1’35.372 2.574 40
13 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’35.552 2.754 43
14 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’35.595 2.797 47
15 Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 1’36.303 3.505 10
16 Max Verstappen Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1’36.681 3.883 4
17 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber-Ferrari 1’36.786 3.988 Set on 2 laps
18 Carlos Sainz Jnr Toro Rosso-Renault 1’38.026 5.228 8
19 Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1’38.718 5.920 6
20 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda

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9 comments on “2017 Bahrain Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps”

  1. Delarosa did 1.31.447 yet in 2004 Schumacher did 1.30.252. Supposedly the circuit was a bit different and actually 5m longer in 2004. But due to this slight alteration Delarosa record is the official lap record.

  2. Ham’s third stint was spectacular.

    1. Too little too late

  3. Lewis can only blame himself for losing this race. Had he kept his position at the start, he could have been released by the team. Also… we need to start making decisions quicker in Mercedes.

  4. If there was a Mercedes ‘generator?’ problem on the grid why did it affect only Valtteri and not Lewis? Just an excuse to save face for the driver?

    1. @frasier – You do realise that each car has its own set of equipment on the grid?

      1. Sports Racer
        17th April 2017, 14:00

        Never let facts get in the way of a good conspiracy theory. ;-P

        1. Lol, but if it happend to Hamilton, theories would abound…

  5. See how Ferrari screwed Kimi over. Was yelling on radio how the tyres were gone. He did the loooongest second stint (25) with USED supersofts, all the others had new! Vettel did 23, so in the end of the stint Kimi propably had like 5 laps older tyres. After Bottas pitted for the last time, Kimi was losing 2-2,5 seconds per lap against him. If they had pitted him a lap sooner he would have catched him on last lap. If they had pitted 5 laps sooner as they should have, he would have saved like 10 seconds and would have been 100% sure on podium. What is most puzzling is that there was nothing to gain by keeping him out. By the time Kimi was complaining on radio, it was apparent that the soft tyre was the fastest. Why is his team doing this? Second race in a row that a too late last pit-stop cost him one place.

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