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

Kimi Raikkonen’s retirement was well-timed for race leader Lewis Hamilton.

The Virtual Safety Car period prompted by the Ferrari driver’s electrical failure gave Hamilton enough time to make his sole pit stop early and come out ahead of the midfield pack. But the rest of his pursuers weren’t far enough ahead to take the same advantage.

Hamilton actually overtook Max Verstappen after rejoining the track behind the Red Bull. Wisely, the Mercedes driver immediately surrendered the place to avoid getting a penalty for passing under the VSC.

Daniel Ricciardo led the middle part of the race after extending his first stint, Red Bull expecting Hamilton would have to pit again. It didn’t turn out that way, and their hopes he’d be quick enough to pass the cars ahead of him were also dashed. His first lap out of the pits was two-and-a-half seconds faster than Hamilton was lapping at the times, but he couldn’t sustain anything like that kind of pace afterwards.

That stood as Ricciardo’s best lap of the race, but Sebastian Vettel beat it two laps from home, his Ferrari quite happy on its 38-lap-old super-soft tyres.

Here’s all the key data from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

2018 Abu Dhabi 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 Abu Dhabi 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 Abu Dhabi 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 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3
Lewis Hamilton Ultra soft (7) Super soft (48)
Sebastian Vettel Ultra soft (15) Super soft (40)
Max Verstappen Hyper soft (17) Super soft (38)
Daniel Ricciardo Ultra soft (33) Super soft (22)
Valtteri Bottas Ultra soft (16) Super soft (24) Ultra soft (15)
Carlos Sainz Jnr Ultra soft (37) Super soft (18)
Charles Leclerc Hyper soft (7) Super soft (48)
Sergio Perez Ultra soft (26) Super soft (29)
Romain Grosjean Hyper soft (7) Super soft (47)
Kevin Magnussen Super soft (41) Ultra soft (13)
Fernando Alonso Ultra soft (27) Super soft (27)
Brendon Hartley Ultra soft (1) Super soft (53)
Lance Stroll Super soft (40) Ultra soft (14)
Stoffel Vandoorne Super soft (35) Ultra soft (19)
Sergey Sirotkin Super soft (35) Ultra soft (19)
Pierre Gasly Super soft (29) Ultra soft (17)
Esteban Ocon Hyper soft (18) Super soft (26)
Marcus Ericsson Super soft (24)
Kimi Raikkonen Ultra soft (6)
Nico Hulkenberg Hyper soft (0)

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2018 Abu Dhabi 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 21.057 17
2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 21.061 0.004 33
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 21.283 0.226 7
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 21.289 0.232 40
5 Kevin Magnussen Haas 21.587 0.530 41
6 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 21.600 0.543 16
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren 21.726 0.669 27
8 Charles Leclerc Sauber 21.828 0.771 7
9 Carlos Sainz Jnr Renault 21.964 0.907 37
10 Esteban Ocon Force India 21.979 0.922 18
11 Sergio Perez Force India 22.112 1.055 26
12 Lance Stroll Williams 22.189 1.132 40
13 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 22.317 1.260 35
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 22.354 1.297 7
15 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 22.493 1.436 29
16 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 22.630 1.573 15
17 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 22.755 1.698 35
18 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 41.012 19.955 1

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