2022 Canadian Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres

2022 Canadian Grand Prix

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A pair of Virtual Safety Car periods in the first third of the Canadian Grand Prix shaped the strategies teams used in a race where a one-stop strategy was possible but the majority of drivers made two.

The first VSC was triggered by Sergio Perez’s retirement and ironically the main beneficiary was his teammate, Max Verstappen. Lewis Hamilton also came in at this point from fourth place as did a few other drivers further down the order.

Having made their first pit stops just nine laps into the race, those drivers were now locked into two-stop strategies. When the second VSC occured in response to Mick Schumacher’s retirement, many of the others headed for the pits including new race leader Carlos Sainz Jnr.

As Sainz gradually closed on Verstappen as the race passed its halfway point, Red Bull accepted the time loss of making Verstappen’s second pitstop under green flag running. But six laps later Yuki Tsunoda crashed at turn two and the Safety Car was deployed.

Was this a moment of good or bad fortune for Sainz and Verstappen? It allowed Sainz to make a low-cost pit stop and resume the race on a fresh set of tyres right behind Verstappen. However had the race run its course without this last interruption it would have taken several laps for Verstappen to catch Sainz. Whether he would have then had any more success passing his rival than Sainz did at the end of the actual race is something we can only speculate on.

Fernando Alonso’s race was ultimately compromised by an engine problem, but he also lost time by not pitting under either VSC period. He stayed out during the first and didn’t reach the pit lane entrance in time to take advantage of the second.

Several teams also suffered slow pit stops today. McLaren ‘stacked’ their drivers under the second VSC, but Daniel Ricciardo’s stop took too long and delayed Lando Norris, who then lost more time when the crew brought out the wrong tyres. His stop therefore took even longer than Kevin Magnussen’s front wing change.

Charles Leclerc also lost vital time in the pits, which meant he failed to emerge in front of a group of cars, and got stuck in a ‘DRS train’. Nonetheless, by starting on hards and sticking to a single pit stop, he successfully climbed 14 places to finish fifth.

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2022 Canadian 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:

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2022 Canadian 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 4 0 1
George Russell 8 1 4
Max Verstappen 1 0 0
Sergio Perez 13 2
Charles Leclerc 19 1 14
Carlos Sainz Jnr 3 0 1
Lando Norris 14 0 -1
Daniel Ricciardo 9 0 -2
Esteban Ocon 7 1 1
Fernando Alonso 2 0 -5
Pierre Gasly 15 -2 1
Yuki Tsunoda 20 1
Lance Stroll 17 1 7
Sebastian Vettel 16 1 4
Alexander Albon 12 0 -1
Nicholas Latifi 18 -2 2
Valtteri Bottas 11 -2 3
Zhou Guanyu 10 0 1
Mick Schumacher 6 -2
Kevin Magnussen 5 0 -12

2022 Canadian 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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2022 Canadian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
1 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari 1’15.749 63
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’15.839 0.090 64
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’15.901 0.152 62
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’16.167 0.418 69
5 George Russell Mercedes 1’16.418 0.669 63
6 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1’16.578 0.829 63
7 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1’16.927 1.178 60
8 Fernando Alonso Alpine-Renault 1’17.010 1.261 64
9 Esteban Ocon Alpine-Renault 1’17.110 1.361 Set on 2 laps
10 Lance Stroll Aston Martin-Mercedes 1’17.421 1.672 64
11 Lando Norris McLaren-Mercedes 1’17.495 1.746 63
12 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri-Red Bull 1’17.810 2.061 60
13 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren-Mercedes 1’17.932 2.183 59
14 Alexander Albon Williams-Mercedes 1’17.951 2.202 59
15 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin-Mercedes 1’17.956 2.207 63
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1’18.046 2.297 11
17 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri-Red Bull 1’18.309 2.560 15
18 Nicholas Latifi Williams-Mercedes 1’18.540 2.791 61
19 Sergio Perez Red Bull 1’18.844 3.095 7
20 Mick Schumacher Haas-Ferrari 1’18.967 3.218 13

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2022 Canadian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3
Max Verstappen C4 (9) C3 (34) C3 (27)
Carlos Sainz Jnr C4 (20) C3 (29) C3 (21)
Lewis Hamilton C4 (9) C3 (35) C3 (26)
George Russell C4 (19) C3 (26) C3 (25)
Charles Leclerc C3 (41) C4 (29)
Esteban Ocon C4 (19) C3 (30) C4 (21)
Fernando Alonso C4 (28) C3 (21) C4 (21)
Valtteri Bottas C3 (49) C4 (21)
Zhou Guanyu C4 (19) C3 (30) C3 (21)
Lance Stroll C3 (47) C4 (23)
Daniel Ricciardo C4 (19) C3 (30) C3 (21)
Sebastian Vettel C4 (5) C3 (14) C3 (51)
Alexander Albon C4 (18) C3 (30) C3 (22)
Pierre Gasly C4 (5) C3 (31) C3 (34)
Lando Norris C3 (19) C3 (23) C4 (28)
Nicholas Latifi C4 (9) C3 (28) C3 (33)
Kevin Magnussen C4 (7) C3 (63)
Yuki Tsunoda C4 (9) C3 (38) C3 (0)
Mick Schumacher C4 (18)
Sergio Perez C3 (7)

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2022 Canadian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 23.248 9
2 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 23.406 0.158 5
3 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 23.450 0.202 47
4 Alexander Albon Williams 23.530 0.282 48
5 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 23.557 0.309 5
6 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 23.613 0.365 36
7 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 23.681 0.433 19
8 Max Verstappen Red Bull 23.704 0.456 43
9 Fernando Alonso Alpine 23.779 0.531 28
10 Alexander Albon Williams 23.804 0.556 18
11 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 23.841 0.593 44
12 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 23.845 0.597 9
13 Esteban Ocon Alpine 23.945 0.697 49
14 George Russell Mercedes 23.951 0.703 19
15 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 23.980 0.732 49
16 Nicholas Latifi Williams 24.020 0.772 9
17 George Russell Mercedes 24.069 0.821 45
18 Lando Norris McLaren 24.134 0.886 42
19 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari 24.215 0.967 20
20 Max Verstappen Red Bull 24.217 0.969 9
21 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 24.281 1.033 19
22 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 24.833 1.585 49
23 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari 24.881 1.633 49
24 Fernando Alonso Alpine 25.139 1.891 49
25 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 25.252 2.004 47
26 Esteban Ocon Alpine 25.684 2.436 19
27 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 26.089 2.841 49
28 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 26.199 2.951 41
29 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 27.937 4.689 19
30 Nicholas Latifi Williams 30.034 6.786 37
31 Kevin Magnussen Haas 38.262 15.014 7
32 Lando Norris McLaren 43.032 19.784 19

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10 comments on “2022 Canadian Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres”

  1. For me, the late safety car killed the race a little. Without it, it would have been an interesting fight between Sainz and Verstappen, but after the SC there was no way Sainz was going to pass Verstappen on only marginally newer tyres – although I admit I was surprised that Sainz was able to mount an attack.

    I was also surprised by Russell’s second stop. His pace was good, and he could certainly have done another 5 to 10 laps, giving him the option of fitting mediums, or hoping for a SC or VSC, which did indeed appear. Of course, this would only have gotten him past his team mate – for the third time through lucky safety car timing – so I guess the team decided their champ needed a good result.

    1. If you see the laps times it’s not strange the Ferrari was most of the time faster (small marges) then Max. Only in the begin Max created enough room so he stays ahead i think position was very inportant today.

    2. I dont think so. As much as the commentators make it seem exciting with Sainz in the front and “maybe going until the end”. All that was based on data collected during FP. The race clearly showed that the C3 tire would not hold up 50 laps without a gigantic drop off. As Sainz advantage was only 6s he would have had to pit anyways. I mean he already wanted to pit, just stayed out to see if a SC would come around (Radio prior to the SC: “SC Pit Window open”). So the race was already over. then SC brought it back (even though i agree that it wasnt that exciting, as Ferrari has a hard time taking on RB on a straigh line)

    3. Yes most of Mercedes’ tactical decisions over the weekend resulted in a benefit for Hamilton (qualifying tyre gamble, rear wing setup, early 2nd pit stop). Coincidence or deliberate attempt to give the #1 a morale boosting result?

      1. Such bias. If Hamilton finishes behind Russell, then Russell is “exposing the GOAT”. If Hamilton finishes ahead, then it’s the team who’s favouring him? Come on, seriously. Lewis chose the low-downforce setup for the race. He said himself that he thought was the better option. Sometimes the setup choices that he and the team made backfired in the race.

        If you look at the fastest laptimes, George was 0.25s behind, and if you look at tyre offset, he could not gain anything substantial on Lewis, despite 10-laps younger tyres. So, stop making things up. Give credit where credit is due. Both had a solid race, and Hamilton was a bit but consistently faster. George might have finished ahead if he had started ahead, but that is just conjecture.

    4. Look at the fastest laptimes. George’s fastest lap was .25s slower than Lewis’. Even when he had 10-lap younger tyres he could not make substantial gains on Lewis. He maybe took 2 seconds out of a 10-second deficit during his second stint, with 10-laps younger tyres. It could well be that his setup choice with higher downforce caused higher degradation, and he and the team chose to pit when they did. Without SC, he would have been a net 13-15s behind Hamilton at the end of the race. Also, keep in mind that they were effectively racing the Alpines and, especially Leclerc, who was expected to carve through the field and challenge for a podium finish.

  2. Looking at that lapchart, when did Alonso get his engine problem, around lap 20? Until then he’s falling away from the lead, and Hamilton’s pace, at about the same rate as Ocon, but after it’s a lot more. Anyway, that chart doesn’t make it look Alonso had HAM or RUS covered, and it stresses why HAM pitted under the VSC to get away from a slower car holding him up so he could run at his own pace.

    Perhaps ALO was saving tyres at that stage and it was mainly wrong strategy (on several fronts then, not just VSC’s) that kept him from matching the Mercedes cars, but regardless, it surely wasn’t only the engine that kept his Alpine from fighting for fourth, and the pace difference makes it look like 4th was lost and only 5th or 6th (with diff strategy so fresher tyres would have kept LEC at bay) might have been possible.

    1. @bosyber I think after lap 20 the difference between Alonso’s old medium tyres versus the new hard tyres of the drivers around him are getting bigger and bigger. In hindsight it was a wrong call to leave Alonso out during the virtual SC period.

      1. That definitely seems to be the case @matthijs, Alpine have been a bit off on strategy this whole season (maybe more often with Ocon, perhaps bc. sometimes Alonso has been steering them right).

  3. Prashant Rana
    22nd June 2022, 4:08

    Can u provide the porpoising chart for the Canadian grand prix

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