2019 Australian Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres | 2019 Australian Grand Prix

Did the new point for fastest lap change the teams’ tactics in the Australian Grand Prix?

It did not, as some drivers suspected, lead to anyone making a late dash into the pits for fresh rubber, in order to have the best chance of setting a new fastest lap. But this was mostly down to circumstance. Few of the drivers in the top 10 places had enough of a lead over the next car to make a pit stop in the final laps without losing a position.

Max Verstappen did, but only in the final laps when Sebastian Vettel’s pace dropped off unexpectedly quickly. Charles Leclerc did too, but Ferrari decided not to pit him, a decision which might have come as a surprise to him as he suggested it was an obvious tactic.

Romain Grosjean’s prediction that the point for fastest lap would prove to be “only for the top teams” was borne out. Only the leading drivers attempted to set the fastest lap of the race.

Among them was Lewis Hamilton, in a somewhat optimistic move given his tyres were eight lap older than those of race leader Valtteri Bottas. he dropped back to almost a full pit stop behind Bottas before making a few stabs at setting the quickest time.

Verstappen behind him did likewise, and like Hamilton also timed his big push for the penultimate lap. But it proved academic as Bottas was out ahead in a quicker car, and went half a second quicker than either of them.

Leclerc had a go too, after he dropped well back from his ailing team mate, who he was forbidden from passing. Showing how far off the pace Vettel was, Leclerc lapped almost four seconds quicker than he had gone before on the final tour, but to no avail. Bottas won the bonus and scored a maximum 26-point haul.

But if F1 ever decides to offer a point for fastest pit stop, Red Bull will be in great shape. Their pit stops for Verstappen and Pierre Gasly were the quickest of the race.

2019 Australian 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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2019 Australian 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:

2019 Australian 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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2019 Australian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

2019 Australian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3 Stint 4
Valtteri Bottas C4 (23) C3 (35)
Lewis Hamilton C4 (15) C3 (43)
Max Verstappen C4 (25) C3 (33)
Sebastian Vettel C4 (14) C3 (44)
Charles Leclerc C4 (28) C2 (30)
Kevin Magnussen C4 (14) C3 (44)
Nico Hulkenberg C4 (13) C2 (44)
Kimi Raikkonen C4 (12) C3 (45)
Lance Stroll C3 (27) C2 (30)
Daniil Kvyat C3 (26) C2 (31)
Pierre Gasly C3 (37) C4 (20)
Lando Norris C4 (15) C2 (42)
Sergio Perez C4 (13) C2 (44)
Alexander Albon C4 (14) C3 (43)
Antonio Giovinazzi C3 (27) C4 (30)
George Russell C3 (26) C4 (16) C2 (14)
Robert Kubica C2 (1) C3 (27) C4 (16) C4 (11)
Romain Grosjean C4 (15) C3 (14)
Daniel Ricciardo C4 (1) C2 (27)
Carlos Sainz Jnr C4 (9)

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2019 Australian 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 21.157 25
2 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 21.269 0.112 37
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 21.515 0.358 15
4 George Russell Williams 21.543 0.386 42
5 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 21.588 0.431 13
6 Lando Norris McLaren 21.627 0.470 15
7 George Russell Williams 21.689 0.532 26
8 Alexander Albon Toro Rosso 21.780 0.623 14
9 Robert Kubica Williams 21.889 0.732 44
10 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 21.995 0.838 14
11 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 22.014 0.857 23
12 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 22.086 0.929 26
13 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 22.306 1.149 28
14 Robert Kubica Williams 22.343 1.186 28
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas 22.388 1.231 14
16 Lance Stroll Racing Point 22.471 1.314 27
17 Sergio Perez Racing Point 23.234 2.077 13
18 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 23.299 2.142 12
19 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 27.172 6.015 27
20 Romain Grosjean Haas 29.981 8.824 15
21 Robert Kubica Williams 32.997 11.840 1
22 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 33.027 11.870 1

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