2018 Russian Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres | 2018 Russian Grand Prix

The 2018 edition of the Russian Grand Prix did little to alter the Sochi Autodrom’s reputation for producing processional races.

But the two Red Bulls starting from the back of the grid meant there was at least some chance of action during the race. And so it proved as Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo rose through the field to take the fifth and sixth-place finishes which were widely expected despite their disadvantaged grid positions.

Verstappen made quicker progress as Ricciardo damaged his front wing on the first lap. Indeed, Verstappen was already into fifth by lap eight, and by running long on his first stint he led more laps than anyone.

Charles Leclerc emerged from the midfield with impressive pace, finishing well clear of Kevin Magnussen and able to stay on the lead lap until the end. He got himself into clear air by passing the Haas on lap two.

But for most drivers the Russian Grand Prix was a case of following the driver ahead of them. The Red Bulls aside, most of the overtaking moves in the race were a consequence of team orders, and even Lewis Hamilton’s move on Sebastian Vettel was aided by the other Mercedes holding up the Ferrari.

2018 Russian 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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2018 Russian 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:

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2018 Russian 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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2018 Russian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

2018 Russian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2
Lewis Hamilton Ultra soft (14) Soft (39)
Valtteri Bottas Ultra soft (12) Soft (41)
Sebastian Vettel Ultra soft (13) Soft (40)
Kimi Raikkonen Ultra soft (18) Soft (35)
Max Verstappen Soft (43) Ultra soft (10)
Daniel Ricciardo Soft (39) Ultra soft (14)
Charles Leclerc Hyper soft (10) Soft (43)
Kevin Magnussen Hyper soft (9) Soft (43)
Esteban Ocon Hyper soft (10) Soft (42)
Sergio Perez Hyper soft (12) Soft (40)
Romain Grosjean Hyper soft (8) Soft (44)
Nico Hulkenberg Soft (35) Ultra soft (17)
Marcus Ericsson Hyper soft (11) Soft (26)
Fernando Alonso Ultra soft (5) Soft (47)
Lance Stroll Ultra soft (7) Soft (45)
Stoffel Vandoorne Ultra soft (11) Soft (40)
Carlos Sainz Jnr Soft (32) Ultra soft (19)
Sergey Sirotkin Ultra soft (10) Soft (41)
Pierre Gasly Soft (4)
Brendon Hartley Hyper soft (3) Soft (1)

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2018 Russian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Lance Stroll Williams 29.266 7
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 29.370 0.104 43
3 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 29.418 0.152 3
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 29.531 0.265 18
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 29.551 0.285 14
6 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 29.636 0.370 11
7 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 29.794 0.528 12
8 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 29.798 0.532 13
9 Kevin Magnussen Haas 29.904 0.638 9
10 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 29.912 0.646 10
11 Sergio Perez Force India 29.924 0.658 12
12 Carlos Sainz Jnr Renault 30.021 0.755 32
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 30.051 0.785 11
14 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 30.146 0.880 37
15 Fernando Alonso McLaren 30.348 1.082 5
16 Charles Leclerc Sauber 30.397 1.131 10
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 30.469 1.203 8
18 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 30.625 1.359 35
19 Esteban Ocon Force India 30.642 1.376 10
20 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 37.446 8.180 39

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