2014 F1 strategy and pit stops

Pit Stops
Fastest pit stops
Tyres

Pit stops

Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Sebastian Vettel 0 3 2 2 3 1 1 2 3 3 2 3 1 2 2 1 4 3 2
Daniel Ricciardo 2 5 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 3 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2
Lewis Hamilton 0 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 3 1 3 2 1 2 3 2
Nico Rosberg 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 3 3 1 0 2 1 2 3 2
Fernando Alonso 2 3 3 2 3 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 3 0 1 2 3 2
Kimi Raikkonen 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 0 3 2 2 1 3 4 1 3 2 2
Romain Grosjean 1 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 3 1 3 4 1 2 3 2
Pastor Maldonado 1 0 3 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 3 0 1 4 3 1 2 3 1
Jenson Button 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 3 3 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 2
Kevin Magnussen 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 3 2 2 1 3 4 1 2 3 2
Nico Hulkenberg 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 3 3 1 1 3 2
Sergio Perez 3 2 2 2 0 1 2 2 3 1 2 1 4 3 1 0 3 2
Adrian Sutil 1 2 2 0 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 3 1 3 3 1 0 3 3
Esteban Gutierrez 2 2 2 3 3 1 3 2 0 3 1 2 3 1 2 1 3 3 2
Jean-Eric Vergne 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 3 2 1 2 3 3
Daniil Kvyat 2 3 3 2 3 0 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 3 3 2 3 3 1
Felipe Massa 0 3 3 2 3 1 2 2 0 0 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 3 2
Valtteri Bottas 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 1 2 3 2
Jules Bianchi 2 1 4 2 2 1 0 1 2 2 3 2 1 3 2
Max Chilton 2 3 3 3 3 3 0 1 3 3 2 2 0 3 2 1
Kamui Kobayashi 0 2 2 3 1 2 0 1 3 3 1 1 4 0 2
Marcus Ericsson 1 3 2 3 2 2 0 2 1 3 0 2 1 2 3 2
Andre Lotterer 0
Will Stevens 2

Fastest pit stops

Fastest time for a complete pit stop including the car entering and exiting the pits.

AUS MAL BAH CHI SPA MON CAN AUS BRI GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JAP RUS UNI BRA ABU
Red Bull 22.43 24.43 24.71 22.25 21.6 26.58 23.61 21.38 28.48 18.87 21.61 22.68 24.39 28.73 23.44 30.01 23.8 22.75 21.58
Mercedes 23.67 24.48 24.69 22.97 22.25 24.67 23.55 21.47 28.33 19.71 22 22.94 24.45 29.28 23.68 30.5 24.24 22.87 21.74
Ferrari 21.83 24.22 24.45 22.78 21.66 25.28 23.79 21.23 34.41 19.03 21.63 22.82 24.55 28.81 24.17 30.1 23.87 23.08 21.55
Lotus 22.26 25.05 25.03 23.02 22.02 25.03 23.86 21.88 28.83 18.93 21.82 22.84 24.22 29.04 23.66 30.04 23.8 22.87 21.57
McLaren 22.27 24.42 24.48 22.41 21.77 25.99 23.48 21.24 28.65 18.92 21.81 22.41 24.21 28.63 23.7 29.74 23.55 22.62 21.62
Force India 22.5 24.89 24.44 22.76 22.28 25.71 23.9 21.92 29.58 19.51 24.04 22.98 24.94 29.34 23.87 29.88 33.43 23 21.64
Sauber 23.8 25.49 25.29 22.73 23.03 25.91 23.7 22.45 29.96 19.64 22.5 22.9 25.69 29.75 24.31 30.3 24.73 23.42 22.23
Toro Rosso 22.98 25.11 25.34 23.52 22.7 25.44 23.98 21.91 28.58 20.25 22.2 23.2 24.65 29.81 24.22 30.27 24.19 23.78 22.35
Williams 23.12 24.5 24.53 23.64 22.3 24.26 23.45 21.13 29.1 20.12 22.11 22.77 24.32 28.88 24.37 29.91 24.15 23.22 21.66
Marussia 22.66 25.64 25.38 23.78 22.57 26.14 22.98 29.74 20.03 22.89 23.73 26.64 29.75 24.91
Caterham 23.24 26.03 25.37 23.68 22.79 25.12 22.48 29.51 19.89 34.09 25.28 30.14 24.91 30.76

NB. A complete list of stationary times is not available.

Tyres

Driver Hard Medium Soft Super-soft Wet Intermediate
Sebastian Vettel 72 (7.4%) 400 (41.2%) 347 (35.8%) 98 (10.1%) 12 (1.2%) 41 (4.2%)
Daniel Ricciardo 81 (7.4%) 349 (31.9%) 505 (46.1%) 108 (9.9%) 11 (1%) 41 (3.7%)
Lewis Hamilton 84 (8%) 378 (36.1%) 389 (37.1%) 145 (13.8%) 14 (1.3%) 38 (3.6%)
Nico Rosberg 59 (5.6%) 407 (38.3%) 449 (42.3%) 94 (8.9%) 13 (1.2%) 40 (3.8%)
Fernando Alonso 41 (3.8%) 393 (36.9%) 506 (47.5%) 116 (10.9%) 1 (0.1%) 9 (0.8%)
Kimi Raikkonen 71 (6.6%) 329 (30.6%) 499 (46.4%) 126 (11.7%) 11 (1%) 40 (3.7%)
Romain Grosjean 95 (10%) 285 (29.9%) 400 (42%) 122 (12.8%) 11 (1.2%) 40 (4.2%)
Pastor Maldonado 82 (9.7%) 262 (30.9%) 362 (42.7%) 90 (10.6%) 12 (1.4%) 39 (4.6%)
Jenson Button 101 (9%) 414 (37%) 455 (40.6%) 91 (8.1%) 11 (1%) 48 (4.3%)
Kevin Magnussen 97 (8.7%) 387 (34.8%) 449 (40.4%) 120 (10.8%) 14 (1.3%) 44 (4%)
Nico Hulkenberg 93 (9%) 342 (33%) 403 (38.9%) 146 (14.1%) 12 (1.2%) 40 (3.9%)
Sergio Perez 78 (8.8%) 280 (31.4%) 358 (40.2%) 124 (13.9%) 11 (1.2%) 40 (4.5%)
Adrian Sutil 103 (12%) 208 (24.3%) 396 (46.2%) 102 (11.9%) 12 (1.4%) 36 (4.2%)
Esteban Gutierrez 37 (4%) 278 (29.8%) 476 (51%) 91 (9.8%) 11 (1.2%) 40 (4.3%)
Jean-Eric Vergne 86 (8.9%) 286 (29.5%) 418 (43%) 129 (13.3%) 11 (1.1%) 41 (4.2%)
Daniil Kvyat 76 (8.2%) 403 (43.6%) 312 (33.8%) 82 (8.9%) 11 (1.2%) 40 (4.3%)
Felipe Massa 81 (8.5%) 305 (32%) 395 (41.4%) 121 (12.7%) 12 (1.3%) 40 (4.2%)
Valtteri Bottas 83 (7.5%) 393 (35.4%) 478 (43.1%) 103 (9.3%) 11 (1%) 42 (3.8%)
Jules Bianchi 70 (9.3%) 211 (28%) 256 (34%) 167 (22.1%) 13 (1.7%) 37 (4.9%)
Max Chilton 56 (7.3%) 201 (26.1%) 308 (40.1%) 153 (19.9%) 11 (1.4%) 40 (5.2%)
Kamui Kobayashi 65 (9.8%) 188 (28.4%) 231 (34.8%) 128 (19.3%) 15 (2.3%) 36 (5.4%)
Marcus Ericsson 70 (9.8%) 156 (21.8%) 314 (44%) 124 (17.4%) 15 (2.1%) 35 (4.9%)
Andre Lotterer 0 0 1 (100%) 0 0 0
Will Stevens 0 0 23 (42.6%) 31 (57.4%) 0 0

8 comments on “2014 F1 strategy and pit stops”

  1. Its a shame that the pit times are only listed in full time (inc. entry and exit). Is there any way to also include the pit times for actual tire changes (i.e. the time that the car is stopped)?

    1. Not at the moment because, as it says above, “a complete list of stationary times is not available”.

      1. @keithcollantine i was wondering if there is a good way to represent the tyre usage data above so we could compare how each driver uses the tyres. obviously, this is race dependent so it would be better to have laps (or % of laps) spent on prime-vs.-option rather than the individual compounds.

        it looks like vettel spent more time than ricciardo on hards, and vice-versa for the softs, and intuitively we know vettel was a bit harder on the tyres but it’s hard to quantify without a pretty graph.

    2. Yes, I’d love to do a head-to-head comparison of Rosberg’s and Hamilton’s stationary pit times. Perhaps it will only fuel the conspiracy theorists!

    3. I think the total time is what matters because you can have a stop of 2.4 seconds but if you were slow in and out of the pits then you lose whatever advantage you gained.

  2. I agree with the comment above, a head to head comparison would be good…*“Its a shame that the pit times are only listed in full time (inc. entry and exit). Is there any way to also include the pit times for actual tire changes (i.e. the time that the car is stopped)?”.

  3. For all the controvery over double points, using the points calculator it’s got to the stage where it’s only going to make a differance in a very convoluted set of circumstances.

    I guess this a good thing but imagine we still used the 2009 system. Hamiltons lead would be but 3 points.

  4. Interesting to see that Kvyat and Seb were the only two drivers who used mediums more than the softs. Se struggled to make tyres last this season compared to Ricciardo. If this trend continues next year, Kvyat looks to be heading towards the same problem in 2015.

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