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

Lewis Hamilton was on course for a ‘grand slam’ in the Japanese Grand Prix having started from pole position, led all the way and set fastest lap with two tours to go.

But his (almost) vanquished championship rival Sebastian Vettel took Hamilton’s fastest lap away on the final, denying him an otherwise perfect weekend’s work.

Vettel had little else to do for more than half the race after his collision with Max Verstappen which dropped him to 19th and last. He recovered sixth place with little difficulty but was never likely to catch the rest, although his team mate dropped back late in the race following the Virtual Safety Car period. Indeed the other Ferrari driver’s best lap of the race was only the 12th-fastest.

Another driver who struggled after the VSC was Pierre Gasly, who lost his place in the top 10 to Carlos Sainz Jnr.

2018 Japanese 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 Japanese 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 Japanese 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 Japanese Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

2018 Japanese Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3
Lewis Hamilton Soft (24) Medium (29)
Valtteri Bottas Soft (23) Medium (30)
Max Verstappen Super soft (21) Soft (32)
Daniel Ricciardo Soft (23) Medium (30)
Kimi Raikkonen Super soft (17) Medium (36)
Sebastian Vettel Super soft (26) Soft (27)
Sergio Perez Super soft (24) Soft (29)
Romain Grosjean Soft (29) Medium (24)
Esteban Ocon Super soft (26) Medium (27)
Carlos Sainz Jnr Soft (32) Medium (20)
Pierre Gasly Super soft (29) Soft (23)
Marcus Ericsson Soft (5) Medium (47)
Brendon Hartley Super soft (28) Soft (24)
Fernando Alonso Soft (26) Medium (26)
Stoffel Vandoorne Soft (23) Medium (29)
Sergey Sirotkin Soft (4) Medium (34) Super soft (14)
Lance Stroll Soft (14) Medium (25) Super soft (13)
Charles Leclerc Soft (4) Medium (31) Soft (3)
Nico Hulkenberg Medium (30) Soft (7)
Kevin Magnussen Soft (2) Medium (6)

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2018 Japanese 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 22.614 24
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 22.748 0.134 26
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 22.777 0.163 23
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 22.781 0.167 17
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 22.864 0.250 23
6 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 23.110 0.496 28
7 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 23.159 0.545 23
8 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 23.244 0.630 5
9 Esteban Ocon Force India 23.316 0.702 26
10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 23.376 0.762 29
11 Carlos Sainz Jnr Renault 23.477 0.863 32
12 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 23.555 0.941 30
13 Sergio Perez Force India 23.635 1.021 24
14 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 23.647 1.033 38
15 Lance Stroll Williams 23.657 1.043 14
16 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 23.660 1.046 4
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 23.692 1.078 29
18 Charles Leclerc Sauber 26.672 4.058 35
19 Fernando Alonso McLaren 27.454 4.840 26
20 Max Verstappen Red Bull 28.789 6.175 21
21 Kevin Magnussen Haas 29.007 6.393 2
22 Lance Stroll Williams 29.804 7.190 39
23 Charles Leclerc Sauber 38.891 16.277 4

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