Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber, Singapore, 2011

2011 Singapore GP first practice analysis

2011 Singapore Grand Prix

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Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber, Singapore, 2011
Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber, Singapore, 2011

First practice was delayed by half an hour and interrupted by two red flags.

And with the track very dusty, there’s little useful information to be gleaned from the the session. Hopefully that will change in the second session, which is due to start in half an hour.

Here is the complete data from first practice at Singapore.

Longest stint comparison

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2011drivercolours.csv

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Sebastian Vettel110.082109.656114.642109.005
Mark Webber111.683110.93118.21110.308
Lewis Hamilton111.961113.423109.515115.184108.599
Jenson Button114.422110.952
Fernando Alonso110.847
Felipe Massa113.77112.043125.869116.689
Michael Schumacher112.416
Nico Rosberg114.382116.042112.815
Bruno Senna119.34116.682122.936116.577114.912
Vitaly Petrov119.106116.693115.802114.736114.866
Rubens Barrichello113.215128.336112.991
Pastor Maldonado114.646114.205126.709113.399
Adrian Sutil112.758122.598112.251
Paul di Resta113.676113.098118.102112.435
Kamui Kobayashi115.225114.254123.717
Sergio Perez126.526120.534117.594123.164116.033
Sebastien Buemi113.785124.145119.012113.821
Jaime Alguersuari113.756113.05113.051126.764113.851
Heikki Kovalainen118.192116.198120.546121.289126.162
Jarno Trulli117.377115.601116.771125.573114.821
Daniel Ricciardo121.018122.116119.871119.906
Narain Karthikeyan119.53128.751126.927120.576
Timo Glock120.943119.486118.792
Jerome d’Ambrosio124.36121.941119.96118.775

Ultimate lap times

An ultimate lap is a driver’s fastest three sector times combined.

CarDriverCarUltimate lapGapDeficit to best
13Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes1’48.5990.000
21Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1’48.9330.3340.072
32Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault1’49.9341.3350.132
45Fernando AlonsoFerrari1’50.4401.8410.156
54Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1’50.8082.2090.144
66Felipe MassaFerrari1’51.8543.2550.189
714Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes1’52.2513.6520.000
87Michael SchumacherMercedes1’52.3403.7410.076
915Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1’52.4353.8360.000
1011Rubens BarrichelloWilliams-Cosworth1’52.5483.9490.443
118Nico RosbergMercedes1’52.8154.2160.000
1219Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso-Ferrari1’53.0034.4040.047
1316Kamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari1’53.0064.4070.743
1412Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Cosworth1’53.2734.6740.126
1518Sebastien BuemiToro Rosso-Ferrari1’53.5614.9620.224
1617Sergio PerezSauber-Ferrari1’53.5804.9810.123
179Bruno SennaRenault1’53.7565.1570.009
1810Vitaly PetrovRenault1’54.6816.0820.055
1921Jarno TrulliLotus-Renault1’54.8216.2220.000
2020Heikki KovalainenLotus-Renault1’55.8827.2830.316
2125Jerome D’AmbrosioVirgin-Cosworth1’57.7989.1990.000
2223Narain KarthikeyanHRT-Cosworth1’58.67010.0710.544
2324Timo GlockVirgin-Cosworth1’58.79210.1930.000
2422Daniel RicciardoHRT-Cosworth1’59.05110.4520.118

Complete practice times

CarDriverCarBest lapGapStint lapAt timeLaps
13Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes1’48.5995/5829
21Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1’49.0050.4067/77913
32Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault1’50.0661.46710/118214
45Fernando AlonsoFerrari1’50.5961.9971/38210
54Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1’50.9522.3532/27210
66Felipe MassaFerrari1’52.0433.4442/95212
714Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes1’52.2513.6523/37412
87Michael SchumacherMercedes1’52.4163.8171/19210
915Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1’52.4353.8364/47312
108Nico RosbergMercedes1’52.8154.2164/47612
1111Rubens BarrichelloWilliams-Cosworth1’52.9914.3923/38117
1219Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso-Ferrari1’53.0504.4516/117415
1312Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Cosworth1’53.3994.80010/137916
1417Sergio PerezSauber-Ferrari1’53.7035.10414/149317
1516Kamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari1’53.7495.1501/19211
169Bruno SennaRenault1’53.7655.1662/47217
1718Sebastien BuemiToro Rosso-Ferrari1’53.7855.1864/107314
1810Vitaly PetrovRenault1’54.7366.1374/5548
1921Jarno TrulliLotus-Renault1’54.8216.2225/5758
2020Heikki KovalainenLotus-Renault1’56.1987.5992/5507
2125Jerome D’AmbrosioVirgin-Cosworth1’57.7989.1992/29311
2224Timo GlockVirgin-Cosworth1’58.79210.1933/3575
2322Daniel RicciardoHRT-Cosworth1’59.16910.57012/129315
2423Narain KarthikeyanHRT-Cosworth1’59.21410.6154/135616

Speed trap

#DriverCarEngineMax speedGap
16Felipe MassaFerrariFerrari290.3
214Adrian SutilForce IndiaMercedes290.10.2
37Michael SchumacherMercedesMercedes2873.3
43Lewis HamiltonMcLarenMercedes286.83.5
519Jaime AlguersuariToro RossoFerrari286.63.7
615Paul di RestaForce IndiaMercedes286.53.8
71Sebastian VettelRed BullRenault286.34
89Bruno SennaRenaultRenault285.94.4
918Sebastien BuemiToro RossoFerrari285.84.5
102Mark WebberRed BullRenault284.75.6
114Jenson ButtonMcLarenMercedes284.55.8
1212Pastor MaldonadoWilliamsCosworth284.55.8
1316Kamui KobayashiSauberFerrari284.26.1
1410Vitaly PetrovRenaultRenault284.26.1
155Fernando AlonsoFerrariFerrari283.96.4
1617Sergio PerezSauberFerrari283.86.5
1725Jerome D’AmbrosioVirginCosworth280.89.5
1823Narain KarthikeyanHRTCosworth280.110.2
1922Daniel RicciardoHRTCosworth279.710.6
2021Jarno TrulliLotusRenault279.111.2
218Nico RosbergMercedesMercedes278.911.4
2211Rubens BarrichelloWilliamsCosworth278.411.9
2320Heikki KovalainenLotusRenault277.512.8
2424Timo GlockVirginCosworth276.913.4

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6 comments on “2011 Singapore GP first practice analysis”

  1. Keith, just like the ultimate lap times for individual drivers, it will be nice to see ultimate lap time of a team i.e. best lap times for the two drivers combined, this will show the true pace of the car.

    1. But then when you have one driver that is doing much better than another (Ferrari) then it might come out to be an anomalous result.

    2. also, they might have different setups. Gaining in one part of the track and losing to the other. So combined times might give false conclusions

    3. To have an idea of a team’s pace you should look at their fastest lap.

      1. Or you could take the fastest laps of the two drivers, and average, as a bottom line. Neither give a perfect answer, there will have to be speculation.

        I thought maybe taking all their laps, and take a histogram at .5 and .1s intervals, see what the most populated parts are (also nice with the FP2 longer runs!), make seperate, finer, histograms there, and glean some information from that. Perhaps.

  2. That’s one hell of a speed trap gap between Sutil and Schumacher.

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