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

For only the third time this year the race winner made two pit stops instead of one. However Red Bull said Max Verstappen’s second stop was only precautionary and he could have gone the distance on his second set of tyres.

Red Bull were on course for a one-two finish until Daniel Ricciardo’s car failed – for the eighth time this year – on the 62nd lap of the race. He was on course to complete the race on a one-stop strategy.

Although Mercedes set the fastest lap of the race, courtesy of Valtteri Bottas’s 1’18.741 on hyper-softs with six laps to go, the team struggled dreadfully with their tyres. Bottas pitted three times – highly unusual in 2018 – and sampled all three compounds as he tried in vain to find one which would work with his W09.

Had it not been for Ricciardo’s late retirement, both drivers would have finished lower than they started for the second race in a row. Lewis Hamilton’s eighth place on the fastest lap table gives a better illustration of how competitive they were.

The biggest climber of the race was Pierre Gasly, who made up 10 places from last on the grid to claim the final point.

2018 Mexican 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 Mexican 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 Mexican 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 Mexican Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

2018 Mexican Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3 Stint 4
Max Verstappen Ultra soft (13) Super soft (35) Super soft (23)
Sebastian Vettel Ultra soft (17) Super soft (30) Ultra soft (24)
Kimi Raikkonen Ultra soft (17) Super soft (54)
Lewis Hamilton Ultra soft (11) Super soft (36) Ultra soft (24)
Valtteri Bottas Ultra soft (11) Super soft (37) Ultra soft (14) Hyper soft (8)
Nico Hulkenberg Hyper soft (12) Super soft (57)
Charles Leclerc Hyper soft (13) Super soft (56)
Stoffel Vandoorne Ultra soft (12) Super soft (57)
Marcus Ericsson Hyper soft (16) Super soft (53)
Pierre Gasly Hyper soft (5) Super soft (21) Super soft (43)
Esteban Ocon Super soft (1) Super soft (29) Ultra soft (39)
Brendon Hartley Super soft (1) Ultra soft (23) Super soft (45)
Lance Stroll Ultra soft (10) Ultra soft (13) Super soft (46)
Sergey Sirotkin Ultra soft (11) Super soft (58)
Kevin Magnussen Super soft (43) Ultra soft (26)
Romain Grosjean Super soft (44) Ultra soft (16) Hyper soft (8)
Daniel Ricciardo Ultra soft (12) Super soft (49)
Sergio Perez Super soft (30) Ultra soft (8)
Carlos Sainz Jnr Hyper soft (11) Super soft (17)
Fernando Alonso Ultra soft (3)

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2018 Mexican Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 21.777 47
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 22.017 0.240 17
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 22.022 0.245 12
4 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 22.055 0.278 1
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 22.088 0.311 48
6 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 22.105 0.328 11
7 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 22.174 0.397 12
8 Max Verstappen Red Bull 22.175 0.398 13
9 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 22.269 0.492 11
10 Kevin Magnussen Haas 22.390 0.613 43
11 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 22.399 0.622 47
12 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 22.512 0.735 62
13 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 22.570 0.793 5
14 Charles Leclerc Sauber 22.588 0.811 13
15 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 22.658 0.881 17
16 Carlos Sainz Jnr Renault 22.660 0.883 11
17 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 22.732 0.955 11
18 Romain Grosjean Haas 22.733 0.956 44
19 Esteban Ocon Force India 22.756 0.979 30
20 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 23.037 1.260 12
21 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 23.055 1.278 26
22 Lance Stroll Williams 23.371 1.594 23
23 Romain Grosjean Haas 23.426 1.649 60
24 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 23.553 1.776 24
25 Sergio Perez Force India 23.755 1.978 30
26 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 23.887 2.110 48
27 Lance Stroll Williams 24.451 2.674 10
28 Esteban Ocon Force India 27.806 6.029 1
29 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 31.406 9.629 16

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