Teams went into the race in the dark about pit strategy. And Red Bull’s attempt at a stacked stop in the second half of the race cost both their drivers precious time.
The McLaren drivers claimed from unpromising starting positions of 14th and 19th to claim the team’s best finishing positions of the year.
Rain did arrive during the Brazilian Grand Prix but it didn’t fall hard enough for long enough to force drivers to switch tyres.
The lap charts from the United States Grand Prix reveal the difficulty Heikki Kovalainen had on his Lotus debut, slipping from eighth to finish out of the points.
Red Bull performed a sub-two second pit stop for Mark Webber during the United States Grand Prix, giving him the fastest pit stop of the race.
Sebastian Vettel set the fastest lap during the United States Grand Prix and Valtteri Bottas was third-quickest for Williams. Here’s all the data.
Did Ferrari not put Felipe Massa on the faster soft tyres at the end of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix because they wanted to move Fernando Alonso ahead of him?
Mercedes intend to address a “clear weakness” on their car which led to Lewis Hamilton spending ten laps stuck behind Esteban Gutierrez, unable to pass the Sauber.
Sebastian Vettel’s performance advantage over his rivals at Yas Marina was impressive but it was Fernando Alonso who set the fastest lap of the race.
How did Romain Grosjean, who started 17th, end up racing team mate Kimi Raikkonen for the final podium place? Here’s all the tyre strategies from India.
Webber took the lead while Vettel dropped back into traffic early on, but it seems unlikely Webber would have won had he not retired.
Having won his fourth consecutive world championship, losing fastest lap to Kimi Raikkonen probably mattered little to Sebastian Vettel.
Red Bull’s decision to convert Mark Webber to a three-stop strategy prompted claims they’d done so to favour Sebastian Vettel. But the data reveals why they did it.
Felipe Massa’s refusal to follow an order to let Fernando Alonso past delayed his team mate’s progress and cost both Ferrari drivers a place at one point.
Mark Webber set the fastest lap of the Japanese Grand Prix as he began his final stint of the race but Mercedes showed good pace too.
The appearance of the Safety Car in the middle of the race played into the hands of some drivers and spoiled the race for others.
Two pit stops were the way to go for almost every driver in the Korean Grand Prix, as was the case last year.
Sebastian Vettel set the fastest lap of the race while some of his rivals – like Lewis Hamilton – struggled with their tyres.
Almost the entire field started the Singapore Grand Prix on the faster super-soft tyre – but their strategies diverged from that point on.
The outcome of the Singapore Grand Prix hinged on what the drivers did when the Safety Car was deployed on lap 24.