2011 German Grand Prix pit stops and tyres used

2011 German Grand Prix pit stops

2011 German Grand Prix pit stops

Tyre strategies

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3 Stint 4
Mark Webber Soft Soft Soft Medium
Lewis Hamilton Soft Soft Soft Medium
Sebastian Vettel Soft Soft Soft Medium
Fernando Alonso Soft Soft Soft Medium
Felipe Massa Soft Soft Soft Medium
Nico Rosberg Soft Soft Soft Medium
Jenson Button Soft Soft
Adrian Sutil Soft Soft Medium
Vitaly Petrov Soft Soft Medium
Michael Schumacher Soft Soft Soft Medium
Nick Heidfeld Soft
Paul di Resta Soft Soft Medium
Pastor Maldonado Soft Soft Medium
Rubens Barrichello Soft
Sergio Perez Soft Soft Medium
Jaime Alguersuari Soft Soft Medium
Kamui Kobayashi Soft Soft Medium
Heikki Kovalainen Soft Soft Medium
Timo Glock Soft Soft Medium
Karun Chandhok Soft Soft Soft Medium
Jerome d’Ambrosio Soft Soft Medium
Daniel Ricciardo Soft Soft Medium
Vitantonio Liuzzi Soft Soft
Sebastien Buemi Soft Soft Medium

Pit stop times

Total time spent in the pits at each pit stop.

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 19.93 56
2 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 19.975 0.045 53
3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 20.035 0.105 32
4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 20.047 0.117 53
5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 20.11 0.18 59
6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 20.185 0.255 41
7 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 20.274 0.344 40
8 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 20.299 0.369 37
9 Mark Webber Red Bull 20.324 0.394 56
10 Felipe Massa Ferrari 20.344 0.414 17
11 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 20.348 0.418 14
12 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 20.394 0.464 16
13 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 20.403 0.473 51
14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 20.43 0.5 16
15 Mark Webber Red Bull 20.44 0.51 14
16 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 20.496 0.566 31
17 Vitaly Petrov Renault 20.572 0.642 46
18 Jerome d’Ambrosio Virgin 20.762 0.832 24
19 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 20.768 0.838 15
20 Adrian Sutil Force India 20.839 0.909 22
21 Adrian Sutil Force India 20.879 0.949 48
22 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 20.882 0.952 20
23 Jenson Button McLaren 20.952 1.022 24
24 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso 20.954 1.024 36
25 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 20.975 1.045 36
26 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 20.982 1.052 16
27 Pastor Maldonado Williams 21.057 1.127 35
28 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso 21.062 1.132 23
29 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus 21.175 1.245 50
30 Timo Glock Virgin 21.252 1.322 48
31 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 21.267 1.337 48
32 Mark Webber Red Bull 21.299 1.369 30
33 Vitaly Petrov Renault 21.449 1.519 23
34 Pastor Maldonado Williams 21.601 1.671 15
35 Sergio Perez Sauber 21.645 1.715 41
36 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso 21.689 1.759 43
37 Felipe Massa Ferrari 21.903 1.973 59
38 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT 22.048 2.118 20
39 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus 22.088 2.158 26
40 Timo Glock Virgin 22.252 2.322 22
41 Daniel Ricciardo HRT 22.319 2.389 21
42 Karun Chandhok Lotus 22.331 2.401 28
43 Karun Chandhok Lotus 22.458 2.528 51
44 Paul di Resta Force India 22.535 2.605 51
45 Jerome d’Ambrosio Virgin 23.588 3.658 49
46 Paul di Resta Force India 23.676 3.746 23
47 Daniel Ricciardo HRT 24.053 4.123 49
48 Sergio Perez Sauber 27.247 7.317 8
49 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso 27.301 7.371 10
50 Karun Chandhok Lotus 31.879 11.949 10

18 comments on 2011 German Grand Prix pit stops and tyres used

  1. Olivier42 (@olivier42) said on 24th July 2011, 17:22

    Looks like you’re missing Alonso’s last stint!

  2. BasCB (@bascb) said on 24th July 2011, 17:27

    Strange to see Chandhok did not use the Medium tyres. Will he get a punishment for that, or does not doing to complete race distance mean its ok?

  3. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 25th July 2011, 2:34

    It would have been nice to see where Button would have end up is he would have carry on his race without a problem.

    • AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 25th July 2011, 22:43

      Hopefully better than his start would suggest given that he can usually look after tyres well, providing he has grip ;)

    • bosyber said on 26th July 2011, 17:16

      After his first pitstop his times were about at the pace of Massa and Vettel, maybe a bit better, so he would have been sixth, or maybe have been able to join that fight. But going by Monaco, I doubt that would have changed his position :-p It might have helped Massa keep his 4th spot though.

  4. Sound_Of_Madness said on 25th July 2011, 14:52

    Perez did a second stint of 33 laps. Wow, hadn’t he lost it at Lap 8 he could have run an 1-stopper.

  5. James said on 26th July 2011, 21:40

    Why did Chandok have such a long stop? Was this inspection for damage following his adventure accross the gravel?

    Good effort by the Mercedes and Ferrari crew though. Barring Massa’s last stop, both did a top job

  6. Craig said on 27th July 2011, 6:11

    It is not a pit-stop time you have added – it is a pit-lane time. Or do you want to tell us they are changing 4 tyres 20 sec in F1? *thumbs down*

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 27th July 2011, 6:39

      Yeah, these are times the FIA releases, we can only guess how much of it is driving through the pitlane (some 17 seconds?).

      Blame the FIA for not giving the times cars were recorded as standing still.

      But it does beautifully show, how Ferrari seem to be right on it with quick pitstops now and the one with Massa was just unfortunate (almost 2 seconds slower in total!)

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 27th July 2011, 8:52

      Which is why it clearly says “total time spent in the pits”.

      Stationary times are not published in their entirety by the timekeeper so these are not available.

  7. BasCB (@bascb) said on 27th July 2011, 6:42

    Great to have back the pitstop times (Please FIA start giving us both the total AND the time the car was standing still).

    It shows how Ferrari have really upped their game with the stops, they have joined Mercedes and Red Bull in the fastest pitstops top 10.
    Also nice to see how there is a markable difference between some teammates times. Shows its about the tyre change, but also about how the driver gets in, slows down and makes his getaway.

  8. ClevEd said on 27th July 2011, 10:01

    More interesting would be time lost in the pits relative to speeding down the pit straight.
    I.e. how many seconds is sacrificed during a pit stop.
    Drivers would cover the pitlane distance in say 10 seconds on the track but about 20 seconds in pit lane incl. stops.

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 27th July 2011, 10:03

      That would just introduce another variable as not every car goes along the straight at the same speed.

      At any rate I did produce data along those lines once before but it just confused people.

    • joseph said on 27th July 2011, 11:57

      inlap + outlap – 2 regular flying laps = time lost during a pit stop

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