Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Singapore, 2017

2017 Singapore Grand Prix tyre strategies and pit stops

2017 Singapore Grand PrixPosted on Author Keith Collantine

The Singapore Grand Prix was very unusual in that we saw a standing start in conditions poor enough for several drivers to use full wet weather tyres.

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This will have owed something to strategy but was also influenced by the teams’ experience of running the two types of wet tyres – full wet and intermediate – at Monza. There several teams discovered problems with getting the intermediate tyres into its operating window.

Among them were Renault, which put both its cars on wets at the start. When the Safety Car made its second appearance they took the opportunity to fit intermediates, though it cost both of their drivers track position.

Carlos Sainz Jnr reaped big rewards for opting to run the intermediates at the start, eventually putting him on course for a best ever finish of fourth place. Sergio Perez achieved the best result of those who started on full wets.

Unusually, this race saw all five different tyre types make an appearance. Marcus Ericsson risked the soft – the hardest compound available – then ditched it shortly before crashing out. Sainz, meanwhile, ran to the chequered flag on a set of super-softs.

2017 Singapore Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3 Stint 4 Stint 5
Lewis Hamilton Intermediate (29) Ultra soft (29)
Daniel Ricciardo Intermediate (11) Intermediate (17) Ultra soft (30)
Valtteri Bottas Intermediate (28) Ultra soft (30)
Carlos Sainz Jnr Intermediate (27) Super soft (31)
Sergio Perez Wet (11) Intermediate (17) Ultra soft (30)
Jolyon Palmer Wet (12) Intermediate (17) Ultra soft (29)
Stoffel Vandoorne Wet (12) Intermediate (15) Ultra soft (31)
Lance Stroll Intermediate (26) Ultra soft (32)
Romain Grosjean Intermediate (27) Ultra soft (31)
Esteban Ocon Wet (11) Intermediate (16) Ultra soft (11) Ultra soft (20)
Felipe Massa Wet (17) Intermediate (7) Ultra soft (13) Ultra soft (21)
Pascal Wehrlein Wet (2) Wet (19) Intermediate (7) Ultra soft (9) Ultra soft (19)
Kevin Magnussen Wet (11) Intermediate (13) Ultra soft (14) Ultra soft (12)
Nico Hulkenberg Wet (12) Intermediate (16) Ultra soft (10) Ultra soft (10)
Marcus Ericsson Wet (2) Wet (11) Intermediate (14) Soft (4) Ultra soft (4)
Daniil Kvyat Intermediate (10)
Fernando Alonso Wet (8)
Max Verstappen Intermediate (0)
Sebastian Vettel Intermediate (0)
Kimi Raikkonen Intermediate (0)

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2017 Singapore Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 28.466 29
2 Romain Grosjean Haas 29.049 0.583 27
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 29.089 0.623 28
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 29.118 0.652 28
5 Esteban Ocon Force India 29.134 0.668 38
6 Esteban Ocon Force India 29.173 0.707 27
7 Sergio Perez Force India 29.186 0.720 28
8 Kevin Magnussen Haas 29.379 0.913 38
9 Lance Stroll Williams 29.412 0.946 26
10 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 29.658 1.192 11
11 Felipe Massa Williams 29.671 1.205 37
12 Felipe Massa Williams 29.685 1.219 17
13 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 30.005 1.539 28
14 Jolyon Palmer Renault 30.015 1.549 12
15 Jolyon Palmer Renault 30.038 1.572 29
16 Felipe Massa Williams 30.048 1.582 24
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 30.067 1.601 31
18 Carlos Sainz Jnr Toro Rosso 30.093 1.627 27
19 Sergio Perez Force India 30.128 1.662 11
20 Kevin Magnussen Haas 30.132 1.666 11
21 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 30.390 1.924 12
22 Kevin Magnussen Haas 30.504 2.038 24
23 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 30.725 2.259 12
24 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 31.094 2.628 28
25 Esteban Ocon Force India 31.336 2.870 11
26 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 31.714 3.248 13
27 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 32.183 3.717 37
28 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 32.249 3.783 21
29 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 36.138 7.672 27
30 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 38.886 10.420 2
31 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 45.875 17.409 2
32 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 50.617 22.151 27
33 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 68.357 39.891 38

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