2020 Styrian Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres

2020 Styrian Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen made an extra pit stop with three laps to go in an effort to claim the bonus point for fastest lap of the race.

But despite being told the lap time he had to beat – a 1’05.619 set by Carlos Sainz Jnr – and having a quicker car beneath him, plus a set of soft tyres, he ended up half a second shy of the target, and not happy about it.

Verstappen second pit stop dropped him into a group of lapped cars. Although he made his way through them easily thanks to the blue flags, he inevitably lost some time in their slipstream through the quicker corners. “I mean, what’s the point to pit when I’m in traffic?” was his first comment to the team immediately after taking the chequered flag in third place.

While Lewis Hamilton only had the third-quickest lap time of the race behind Sainz and Verstappen, but he clearly had the fastest package beneath him and was able to take it easy as he headed to the chequered flag.

After the race Christian Horner drew attention to the fact Sergio Perez’s Racing Point had been quicker than the Mercedes at some stages. That was undoubtedly true, and Renault clearly have plenty to say about their suspicions concerning the those two teams.

Despite his late-race drama, Perez easily gained the most places, rising 11 places from 17th to sixth by the flag. Had he been a little more patient with Alexander Albon, he might well have made it to fourth, though whether he gets to keep his eventual finishing position is now in the stewards’ hands.

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2020 Styrian Grand Prix lap chart

The positions of each driver on every lap. Click name to highlight, right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:

2020 Styrian Grand Prix race chart

The gaps between each driver on every lap compared to the leader’s average lap time. Very large gaps omitted. Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:

Position change

Driver Start position Lap one position change Race position change
Lewis Hamilton 1 0 0
Valtteri Bottas 4 0 2
Sebastian Vettel 10 -6
Charles Leclerc 14 5
Max Verstappen 2 0 -1
Alexander Albon 6 1 2
Carlos Sainz Jnr 3 0 -6
Lando Norris 9 -1 4
Daniel Ricciardo 8 1 0
Esteban Ocon 5 -1
Daniil Kvyat 13 -1 3
Pierre Gasly 7 -1 -8
Sergio Perez 17 0 11
Lance Stroll 12 1 5
Kimi Raikkonen 16 -4 5
Antonio Giovinazzi 19 4 5
Romain Grosjean 20 1 7
Kevin Magnussen 15 2 3
George Russell 11 -1 -5
Nicholas Latifi 18 0 1

2020 Styrian Grand Prix lap times

All the lap times by the drivers (in seconds, very slow laps excluded). Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and toggle drivers using the control below:

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2020 Styrian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
1 Carlos Sainz Jnr McLaren-Renault 1’05.619 68
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull-Honda 1’06.145 0.526 70
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’06.719 1.100 68
4 Alexander Albon Red Bull-Honda 1’07.109 1.490 68
5 Sergio Perez Racing Point-Mercedes 1’07.188 1.569 68
6 Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1’07.193 1.574 66
7 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’07.534 1.915 62
8 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri-Honda 1’07.827 2.208 69
9 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1’07.832 2.213 65
10 Lance Stroll Racing Point-Mercedes 1’07.833 2.214 65
11 Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1’08.009 2.390 69
12 Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1’08.047 2.428 69
13 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri-Honda 1’08.378 2.759 60
14 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1’08.382 2.763 57
15 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1’08.512 2.893 54
16 George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1’08.601 2.982 36
17 Nicholas Latifi Williams-Mercedes 1’08.806 3.187 68
18 Esteban Ocon Renault 1’09.321 3.702 22
19 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’32.548 26.929 4
20 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’41.037 35.418 1

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2020 Styrian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3
Lewis Hamilton C4 (27) C3 (44)
Valtteri Bottas C4 (34) C3 (37)
Max Verstappen C4 (24) C3 (44) C4 (3)
Alexander Albon C4 (35) C3 (36)
Lando Norris C4 (39) C3 (32)
Sergio Perez C4 (38) C3 (33)
Lance Stroll C4 (33) C3 (38)
Daniel Ricciardo C3 (37) C4 (34)
Carlos Sainz Jnr C4 (32) C3 (34) C4 (4)
Daniil Kvyat C3 (36) C2 (34)
Kimi Raikkonen C3 (44) C4 (26)
Kevin Magnussen C4 (31) C3 (39)
Romain Grosjean C4 (37) C3 (33)
Antonio Giovinazzi C3 (39) C4 (31)
Pierre Gasly C4 (24) C2 (25) C4 (21)
George Russell C4 (34) C3 (35)
Nicholas Latifi C3 (32) C4 (37)
Esteban Ocon C4 (25)
Charles Leclerc C4 (1) C2 (3)
Sebastian Vettel C3 (1)

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2020 Styrian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 20.937 24
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 21.091 0.154 68
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 21.376 0.439 34
4 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 21.459 0.522 44
5 Alexander Albon Red Bull 21.505 0.568 35
6 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 21.603 0.666 37
7 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 21.667 0.730 39
8 George Russell Williams 21.697 0.760 34
9 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 21.729 0.792 27
10 Carlos Sainz Jnr McLaren 21.873 0.936 66
11 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 21.950 1.013 24
12 Kevin Magnussen Haas 21.977 1.040 31
13 Lance Stroll Racing Point 22.118 1.181 33
14 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 22.197 1.260 36
15 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 22.280 1.343 49
16 Lando Norris McLaren 22.406 1.469 39
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 22.444 1.507 37
18 Nicholas Latifi Williams 22.745 1.808 32
19 Sergio Perez Racing Point 22.761 1.824 38
20 Carlos Sainz Jnr McLaren 25.983 5.046 32
21 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 39.715 18.778 1

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14 comments on “2020 Styrian Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres”

  1. If I’m reading the graphs correctly then it looks like Lando was as fast as Hamilton for his 2nd stint. Impressive but seems like the McClaren likes a lighter fuel load. You can definitely feel in the race that there are some drivers who get into a rhythm better than their team mates in the second half of the race, but perhaps this is just a querk of the Alpha Tauri Ring.

    1. @millionus Alpha Tauri Ring, LOL.

    2. @millionus You’re missing the fact that Lando pitted 12 laps later, stint length much shorter so he could push a lot more.

      1. @ivan-vinitskyy Good point. I knew there was a reason why I don’t work for an F1 team :)

  2. Can I just say how much I LOVE this feature? I’m sure it probably doesn’t get the same kinda traffic that a “Mercedes accuses Verstappen of Murdering a Cow!!” type of headline gets, but it’s absolutely one of the reasons I keep coming back here.

    1. Verstappen murdered a Cow!! Vegans unite!


    2. @knewman Thanks very much James!

  3. DAllein (@)
    13th July 2020, 8:32

    It is funny how may are assuming Mercedes were slow, and that suddenly everybody was faster then them in the second half of the race.

    Look. They Mercedes were faster by a mile. They were in front and just didn’t need to stress the car any more, that they needed.
    What is the benefit in finishing with 30+ seconds margin, but with concerns about the car? No point.

  4. ColdFly (@)
    13th July 2020, 8:55

    That McLaren is quite impressive at certain points during the race.
    Sainz kept Verstappen more than honest during the initial laps, and he beat him by 0.5s chasing the FLAP.
    Also Norris had a good couple of laps towards the end both weekends.

  5. I’m struggling to understand ricciardo’s strategy, surely he needed to go much longer on his stint on the medium tyres? Both perez and norris went longer on the soft. Was the medium just not a great tyre? He had good pace on it early on.

    1. @frood19 I think that since the soft was holding on quite well they thought it was a good tyre to go to the end from that point. Plus, if he’d stayed out longer he would have likely lost track position to Sainz and Perez who were quite close to his window.

      1. @coldfly Yeah but I’m curious where Sainz’s pace went on the second stint. He didn’t seem happy on the medium compound – his laptimes were quite a bit off what Norris was doing which ultimately dropped him from a potential P5 all the way to P9. Given that he got fastest lap by a good margin, albeit on a brand new soft, it doesn’t look like there was any problem with the car.

      2. @keithedin yes, I guess hindsight is a wonderful thing with these strategies. It strikes me that they went a bit too conservative, given that track position was not as important as it is on some tracks. he could have given up track position and then had an advantage at the end. bottas had a 10 (?) lap tyre advantage over verstappen and breezed past. though admittedly he also had a mercedes.

  6. Looks like Verstappen picked up his damage on lap 50, you can see he gets progressively slower after that whilst Bottas gets quicker.

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