2012 F1 qualifying data

Qualifying results: table
Qualifying results: graph
Team mate comparisons
Q1, Q2 and Q3
Penalties

Qualifying results: table

Each driver’s starting position for every race.

Average AUS MAL CHI BAH SPA MON CAN EUR BRI GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JAP KOR IND ABU UNI BRA
Lewis Hamilton 4.3 1 1 7 2 24 3 2 2 8 7 1 7 1 1 9 3 3 1 2 1
Sebastian Vettel 5.05 6 5 11 1 7 9 1 1 4 2 3 10 5 3 1 2 1 24 1 4
Mark Webber 5.85 5 4 6 3 11 1 4 19 2 8 11 12 11 7 2 1 2 2 3 3
Fernando Alonso 6.1 12 8 9 9 2 5 3 11 1 1 6 5 10 5 6 4 5 6 7 7
Jenson Button 6.45 2 2 5 4 10 12 10 9 16 6 4 1 2 4 8 11 4 5 12 2
Kimi Raikkonen 7.45 17 10 4 11 4 8 12 5 6 10 5 3 7 12 7 5 7 4 4 8
Romain Grosjean 7.74 3 6 10 7 3 4 7 4 9 19 2 8 8 4 7 11 9 8 18
Nico Rosberg 9.4 7 7 1 5 6 2 5 6 11 21 13 23 6 10 13 9 10 7 17 9
Michael Schumacher 9.65 4 3 2 22 8 6 9 12 3 3 17 13 4 9 23 10 14 13 5 13
Felipe Massa 9.85 16 12 12 14 16 7 6 13 5 13 7 14 3 13 10 6 6 8 11 5
Pastor Maldonado 10.85 8 11 13 21 1 24 22 3 7 5 8 6 22 2 12 15 9 3 9 16
Paul di Resta 11.45 15 14 15 10 12 14 8 10 10 9 12 9 9 6 11 14 16 12 13 10
Nico Hulkenberg 11.45 9 16 16 13 13 10 13 8 14 4 10 11 24 11 15 8 12 10 6 6
Kamui Kobayashi 11.6 13 17 3 12 9 11 11 7 17 12 15 2 8 17 3 13 17 15 16 14
Sergio Perez 12.2 22 9 8 8 5 23 15 15 15 17 14 4 12 14 5 12 8 11 15 12
Bruno Senna 14.25 14 13 14 15 17 13 16 14 13 14 9 17 13 22 16 17 13 14 10 11
Daniel Ricciardo 14.7 10 15 17 6 15 15 14 17 12 11 18 16 14 15 14 21 15 16 18 15
Jerome D’Ambrosio 15 15
Jean-Eric Vergne 16.65 11 18 18 17 14 16 19 18 23 15 16 15 16 16 19 16 18 17 14 17
Heikki Kovalainen 18.5 18 24 19 16 19 17 17 16 19 16 19 18 17 19 17 19 20 18 22 20
Vitaly Petrov 19 19 19 20 18 18 18 18 20 18 18 20 19 18 18 22 18 19 20 21 19
Timo Glock 20.42 20 20 21 23 21 19 21 20 22 22 20 19 20 18 20 21 21 19 21
Charles Pic 21.4 21 21 22 19 20 21 23 23 24 20 21 22 20 21 21 24 24 19 20 22
Pedro de la Rosa 21.89 22 23 20 22 20 20 21 21 23 23 21 23 24 20 22 22 22 23 24
Narain Karthikeyan 23.16 23 24 24 23 22 24 22 22 24 24 24 21 23 24 23 23 23 24 23

Qualifying results: graph

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2012drivercolours.csv

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Sebastian Vettel 6 5 11 1 7 9 1 1 4 2 3 10 5 3 1 2 1 24 1 4
Mark Webber 5 4 6 3 11 1 4 19 2 8 11 12 11 7 2 1 2 2 3 3
Jenson Button 2 2 5 4 10 12 10 9 16 6 4 1 2 4 8 11 4 5 12 2
Lewis Hamilton 1 1 7 2 24 3 2 2 8 7 1 7 1 1 9 3 3 1 2 1
Fernando Alonso 12 8 9 9 2 5 3 11 1 1 6 5 10 5 6 4 5 6 7 7
Felipe Massa 16 12 12 14 16 7 6 13 5 13 7 14 3 13 10 6 6 8 11 5
Michael Schumacher 4 3 2 22 8 6 9 12 3 3 17 13 4 9 23 10 14 13 5 13
Nico Rosberg 7 7 1 5 6 2 5 6 11 21 13 23 6 10 13 9 10 7 17 9
Kimi Raikkonen 17 10 4 11 4 8 12 5 6 10 5 3 7 12 7 5 7 4 4 8
Romain Grosjean 3 6 10 7 3 4 7 4 9 19 2 8 8 4 7 11 9 8 18
Paul di Resta 15 14 15 10 12 14 8 10 10 9 12 9 9 6 11 14 16 12 13 10
Nico Hulkenberg 9 16 16 13 13 10 13 8 14 4 10 11 24 11 15 8 12 10 6 6
Kamui Kobayashi 13 17 3 12 9 11 11 7 17 12 15 2 8 17 3 13 17 15 16 14
Sergio Perez 22 9 8 8 5 23 15 15 15 17 14 4 12 14 5 12 8 11 15 12
Daniel Ricciardo 10 15 17 6 15 15 14 17 12 11 18 16 14 15 14 21 15 16 18 15
Jean-Eric Vergne 11 18 18 17 14 16 19 18 23 15 16 15 16 16 19 16 18 17 14 17
Pastor Maldonado 8 11 13 21 1 24 22 3 7 5 8 6 22 2 12 15 9 3 9 16
Bruno Senna 14 13 14 15 17 13 16 14 13 14 9 17 13 22 16 17 13 14 10 11
Heikki Kovalainen 18 24 19 16 19 17 17 16 19 16 19 18 17 19 17 19 20 18 22 20
Vitaly Petrov 19 19 20 18 18 18 18 20 18 18 20 19 18 18 22 18 19 20 21 19
Pedro de la Rosa 22 23 20 22 20 20 21 21 23 23 21 23 24 20 22 22 22 23 24
Narain Karthikeyan 23 24 24 23 22 24 22 22 24 24 24 21 23 24 23 23 23 24 23
Timo Glock 20 20 21 23 21 19 21 20 22 22 20 19 20 18 20 21 21 19 21
Charles Pic 21 21 22 19 20 21 23 23 24 20 21 22 20 21 21 24 24 19 20 22
Jerome d’Ambrosio 15

Team mate comparisons

Driver Beat team mate Average gap to team mate
Fernando Alonso 18 -0.329s
Pedro de la Rosa 17 -0.638s
Lewis Hamilton 16 -0.275s
Pastor Maldonado 15 -0.559s
Daniel Ricciardo 15 -0.322s
Timo Glock 14 -0.401s
Heikki Kovalainen 13 -0.212s
Sebastian Vettel 12 -0.11s
Nico Rosberg 12 +0.192s
Sergio Perez 11 -0.02s
Kimi Raikkonen 11 +0.036s
Nico Hulkenberg 10 -0.274s
Paul di Resta 10 +0.274s
Romain Grosjean 9 -0.073s
Kamui Kobayashi 9 +0.02s
Michael Schumacher 8 -0.192s
Mark Webber 8 +0.11s
Vitaly Petrov 7 +0.212s
Jerome D’Ambrosio 7 +0.666s
Charles Pic 6 +0.401s
Jean-Eric Vergne 5 +0.322s
Bruno Senna 5 +0.559s
Jenson Button 4 +0.275s
Narain Karthikeyan 3 +0.638s
Felipe Massa 2 +0.329s

Average gap to team mate: Compares their best times in the last part of qualifying where both set a time.

Q1, Q2 and Q3

Driver Eliminated in Q1 Eliminated in Q2 Reached Q3
Sebastian Vettel 0 2 18
Mark Webber 1 3 16
Jenson Button 1 4 15
Lewis Hamilton 0 0 20
Fernando Alonso 0 2 18
Felipe Massa 0 10 10
Michael Schumacher 1 7 12
Nico Rosberg 1 5 14
Kimi Raikkonen 1 3 16
Romain Grosjean 1 2 16
Paul di Resta 0 13 7
Nico Hulkenberg 1 10 9
Kamui Kobayashi 1 13 6
Sergio Perez 1 12 7
Daniel Ricciardo 2 16 2
Jean-Eric Vergne 8 12 0
Pastor Maldonado 0 7 13
Bruno Senna 3 16 1
Heikki Kovalainen 18 2 0
Vitaly Petrov 20 0 0
Pedro de la Rosa 20 0 0
Narain Karthikeyan 20 0 0
Timo Glock 20 0 0
Charles Pic 20 0 0
Jerome D’Ambrosio 0 1 0

Penalties

Qualifying Penalties Total Qualifying Place Penalty
Sebastian Vettel 1 0
Mark Webber 2 10
Jenson Button 1 5
Lewis Hamilton 2 5
Fernando Alonso 0 0
Felipe Massa 1 5
Michael Schumacher 3 20
Nico Rosberg 2 10
Kimi Raikkonen 1 5
Romain Grosjean 2 10
Paul di Resta 1 5
Nico Hulkenberg 2 10
Kamui Kobayashi 1 5
Sergio Perez 3 15
Daniel Ricciardo 1 5
Jean-Eric Vergne 2 13
Pastor Maldonado 8 48
Bruno Senna 1 5
Heikki Kovalainen 1 5
Vitaly Petrov 0 0
Pedro de la Rosa 2 10
Narain Karthikeyan 0 0
Timo Glock 0 0
Charles Pic 2 15
Jerome D’Ambrosio 0 0

Grid position penalties only, not time-deletion penalties.

6 comments on 2012 F1 qualifying data

  1. frood19 (@frood19) said on 11th July 2012, 13:12

    webber is back to where he was in 2010 in terms of his average gap to vettel. They were the closest matched team mates that year and currently on course for the same.

    maybe 2011 was just a blip – i can’t imagine vettel getting worse since then and though it is possible webber has re-discovered his mojo, it seems more likely that he just couldn’t get the hang of the blow diffuser. i think we can rule out sabotage on the part of helmut marko….

  2. AnalysisWes said on 11th September 2012, 2:53

    Its interesting if you ignore the penalties, the average qualifying position are the following:
    1. Hamilton 2.92
    2. Vettel 5
    3. Alonso 6.31
    4. Button 6.38
    5. Grosjean 6.42
    6. Webber 6.69
    7. Raikkonen 7.08
    8. Schumacher 7.38
    9. Rosberg 7.92
    10. Maldonado 8.69
    11. Kobayashi 10.15
    12. Massa 10.62
    13. di Resta 10.92
    14. Perez 11.69
    15. Hulkenberg 12.31
    16. Ricciardo 13.85
    17. Senna 14
    18. Vergne 15.85
    19. Kovalainen 17.69
    20. Petrov 18.69
    21. Glock 20.67
    22. Pic 20.92
    23. de la Rosa 21.58
    24. Karthikeyan 23.08

    Notice Maldonado and Perez lose the most of penalties and Lewis is leading by a large margin at the front.

    • AnalysisWes said on 11th September 2012, 2:55

      P.S. Hamilton qualifying postion also ignores the disqualification in spain.

    • GeoR97G said on 8th October 2012, 17:47

      I like very much the fact that on the above table Raikkonen loses to Grosjean as much as Rosberg to Schumi. And think that nowadays Raikkonen is thought to be very quick and Schumi slow because of his age. Just remember that we talk about speed and nothing else. As Ham vs JB comparison shows…

      • F1fanNL (@) said on 9th October 2012, 2:16

        I still don’t understand why people say Schumi is slow. The only races where Rosberg was beating Schumacher in the same situation were China (where Schumacher would have finished second if not for the pitstop failure), Spain, Canada, Hungary and Singapore.
        In Australia, Malaysia, Monaco, Valencia, Silverstone, Germany and Italy Schumacher was faster than Rosberg.

  3. Rick B said on 16th March 2013, 15:28

    If you take into consideration the ability of the cars they are driving then you would have to say Maldonado has the best record here. Oh no wait he is a totally useless pay driver and should be banned

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