Australian Grand Prix fastest laps

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Fastest laps

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap
1 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’28.358
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’28.489 0.131
3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’28.506 0.148
4 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’29.185 0.827
5 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’29.210 0.852
6 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’29.291 0.933
7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’29.537 1.179
8 Robert Kubica Renault 1’29.570 1.212
9 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1’29.685 1.327
10 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’29.707 1.349
11 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’29.713 1.355
12 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1’30.587 2.229
13 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’31.556 3.198
14 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’33.638 5.280
15 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’34.230 5.872
16 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1’35.045 6.687
17 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1’36.607 8.249
18 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’43.132 14.774
19 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’43.223 14.865
20 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 2’21.240 52.882

Top 50 fastest laps

Rank Driver Lap time Lap

Mark Webber 88.358 47

Mark Webber 88.471 58

Mark Webber 88.483 44

Nico Rosberg 88.489 53

Lewis Hamilton 88.506 47

Lewis Hamilton 88.51 46

Nico Rosberg 88.535 51

Nico Rosberg 88.55 47

Lewis Hamilton 88.591 39

Nico Rosberg 88.629 50

Nico Rosberg 88.634 54

Lewis Hamilton 88.655 45

Mark Webber 88.66 45

Lewis Hamilton 88.693 43

Mark Webber 88.705 46

Lewis Hamilton 88.705 48

Mark Webber 88.737 38

Lewis Hamilton 88.754 37

Lewis Hamilton 88.762 38

Nico Rosberg 88.776 52

Nico Rosberg 88.795 55

Mark Webber 88.824 39

Mark Webber 88.869 40

Mark Webber 88.872 43

Mark Webber 88.891 49

Mark Webber 88.895 48

Nico Rosberg 88.994 46

Lewis Hamilton 89.032 44

Lewis Hamilton 89.035 42

Nico Rosberg 89.04 48

Nico Rosberg 89.117 45

Michael Schumacher 89.185 58

Mark Webber 89.193 42

Rubens Barrichello 89.21 58

Rubens Barrichello 89.211 54

Nico Rosberg 89.215 49

Lewis Hamilton 89.22 40

Nico Rosberg 89.28 44

Jenson Button 89.291 52

Mark Webber 89.297 50

Lewis Hamilton 89.301 49

Mark Webber 89.307 41

Jenson Button 89.321 51

Mark Webber 89.357 37

Michael Schumacher 89.415 54

Lewis Hamilton 89.417 41

Rubens Barrichello 89.454 53

Nico Rosberg 89.48 39

Nico Rosberg 89.504 38

Felipe Massa 89.537 52

2010 Australian Grand Prix

33 comments on “Australian Grand Prix fastest laps”

  1. Ferrari surprisingly slow…

    1. Also Vettel. Suprising how Vettel got pole and not a single fastest lap…

      1. He did crash out before the racing line was dry dry, and the fuel loads were lightest. Maybe that’s why. He also never stopped for fresh tyres a second time like the fastest guys did.

    2. Notice that the fastest laps are set by the drivers who switched to new tyres during the race.

      Alonso was held up by Massa so you really have only have Massa’s time and he was actually pretty close to Button.

  2. not really slow, they didn’t stop twice like those on the list.

  3. Didn’t think Massa would be ahead of Alonso but then Alonso was in traffic for part of the race

    1. And stuck behind Massa when the cars got lighter :)

  4. Vettel and Webber were the fastest today. They would probably get a double win had Vettel not retired and had Webber not made so many mistakes.

    1. You clearly weren’t watching the same race as me then. I didn’t think Vettel was that fastest.

      Alonso was quicker than his for most of the race Vettel was able to complete.

      1. noobsferrari
        29th March 2010, 2:13

        yes alonso was quicker, he was quicker than massa and i still can’t explain how massa retained his position. but i believe hamilton was quicker than alonso, really fast and as he said drove the race of his life but because he was using so much of his tires he really had to pit one more time,his race pace needed two stops or else we wouldve seen him in the kitty liter instead of finishing in the points

        1. Hence why he was able to be quicker than Alonso, fresh tyres were about 1-2 seconds quicker than old worn out tyres that need to last to the end of the race.

    2. Actually Webbers problems started when the team blundered on hist first pitstop. Or rather when they favoured Vettel over him to win the race.

      They waited too long to pull Vettel in and then of course Webber had to wait even one more lap (he was right on the gearbox of Vettel).

      Webber fell back from P2 to P6 because of that.

  5. this needs to be view from a perspective,

    not everyone went for the second set of dry tires, hence it shows in their times… hence it’s not truly the representative of the fastest car…

    had Button or Alonso had gone for second dry tires, i’m sure they would have been among the top 4 fastest cars…

  6. Interesting – the fastest 31 laps were all by either Webber, Rosberg or Hamilton!

    1. Of course this is all relative, Webber & Hamilton changed to new tyres with less fuel on board than the other front runners, giving themselves a significant advantage. I can’t quite remember when Rosberg changed.

      1. And non of those three were on the podium…

  7. Senna lol
    Weber had 3 fastest laps even he had no points with old system

    1. you try steering an F1 car that is “handeling like a cross channel ferry.”

      Must admit that Brundle simile had me chuckeling, as one of the HRTs came of the track at T1!

      1. Yeah ….not to forget that Chandhok saw the checkerred flag five laps down from the winner…at least he finished the race with this “cross chanell ferry….”
        that was quite funny….

  8. @ Bob

    Senna’s fastest time was behind the safety car as you might know.

    1. Of course I know, but it simply looks funny, that he is +52 from FastestLap.

  9. Mclaren performed well today. Button, clearly a well deserved world champion, and this was proven (not that it needs proven) by the excellant tyre choice. He shows he is a knowledgable driver by knowing the perfect time to change tyres, even though others on the paddock may have doubted him. He got lucky with the Vettel retirement and from then on there was no real need to do very fast laps, he was able to relax and do what he does best, cruise to the line while managing tyres. 50+ laps on soft tyres and by the end he could have probably went another 50+ without needing to change. Button is a the best at tyre management and he showed this again today.

    On the other side of the Mclaren garage, there was disappontment, but Hamilton has to look on the bright side. He was foolish on the Friday and didn’t have the best quali, however he made up lots of places during the race, when overtaking is supposedly difficult. He also took lots of stick from us, the fans and the press to, questioning his commitment (or lack of it!) about arriving late in Australia and messing about in his road car, but he showed that Brit Grit that won him the championship in Brazil was still there. He battled through and was in an excellant position until he was called in for tyres. Once he was behind the Ferraris he made up over 15 seconds of differance to catch them up, and tried so hard to overtake Alonso. He was so unlucky to get bumped by Webber, but he still made a good finish from 11th on the grid. Put it this way, a crash on the penultimate lap could have resulted in no points, Hamilton managed to win a handful.

    As for Button, the title defence is on!

    1. I totally agree with you but Hamilton could have achieved 3rd or 4th if it wasn’t for i think its a good reason for him to be disappointed!
      Anyway he gave us a reason to continue watching F1 and that’s GOOD! hope to see more this season!

      1. He had 4 laps behind Alonso and couldn’t get the job done before he got rear ended. He was already whinging that his tyres had gone off. Passing Alonso near the end of a race is near impossible. I can’t believe tha Alonso did pass Massa.

        Did anyone notice how every team had maassive understeer in the final turn except for Red Bull which leads me to my final point.

        It’s interesting that the RB6 was the slowest car through the speed trap but still set the fastest lap time. Compare it to Hamilton who had the fastest car in the speedtrap and the same tyres as Webber. Good cornering speeds make for a better lap time that straight line speed.

  10. I have a feeling that we will see some surprise names setting FL in the race. Probably even unscheduled pit stop late may lead to that.

  11. it’s funny how the fastest time is still 5 seconds off quali pace…

    1. I guess the rain made the track greener. Plus we’ll likely never see a race lap anywhere near quali because the only time their fuel load is any near quali is at the end when they’re on old tyres.

  12. Mass had only one of the 50 top fastest laps and ended 3rd!!!

  13. And Button only 2 and finished 1st ! :)

    Just goes to show Brain / Experience wins over Brawn :) – do we have a new “Professor” on the Grid ? :)

    Button = “Drive it like you own it”
    Hamilton = “Drive it like you nicked it”


    1. Button = “Drive it like you own it”
      Hamilton = “Drive it like you nicked it”

      HAHAHA! That’s great.

      1. I have to admit I read it somewhere and it cracked me up so thought it was worth sharing ! :)

  14. I think that it is very interesting data. It shows that indeed the quickest laps were by cars that stopped for tyres a second time. It goes to show how stupid it was for the race director to lower the speed of the pit lane from 100kph to 60kph.
    It takes away the ‘stopping again’ as a legitimate option. Had this happened, Hamilton & Webber would have caught the Ferrari’s quicker – and still had good tires to get past easily, and possibly be able to go on and have a crack at Kubica and Button.
    But because of the time to pit again, it meant that at best they could catch the Ferarri’s – and then they crashed, so this almost seems irrelivent.
    I understand the need for safety in the pits – but there has to be a way to not compromise the race in such a way. If this same rule applies at all the other races – I see one stop strategies ONLY, because there is no way to make up the time lost in the pits even on a new set of tyres.

    1. Yes of course good point – in the no-refuelling days of Senna, Mansell, Piquet, Prost e.t.c. which we sometimes yearn for they used to used to enter and exit the pits including the whole length of the pit lane at full racing speed which was nuts really but really good to witness – so it made an extra stop more feasible – the pit lane speed limits definitely make that call less attractive :(

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