2022 Abu Dhabi GP interactive F1 lap charts, times & tyres

The ideal strategy for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was finely balanced between a one-stop and two-stop strategy. Most drivers who finished in the top 10 opted for the latter, but the first two drivers home one-stopped.

This was partly because in order to make the tyres last that long drivers had to avoid over-taxing them in the opening laps. Max Verstappen ran in free air and Charles Leclerc kept his in good condition; both kept their original sets of medium tyres going until at least lap 20.

Sergio Perez, however, was in for a set of hards on lap 15. The driver so often renowned for nursing his tyres ended up two-stopping, Red Bull bringing him in as soon as Leclerc closed up on him after 33 of the 58 laps.

In the final phase of the race Perez gave chase. However he lost crucial seconds at several points: First when he emerged from his first pit stop behind Feranando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel, fumbled his pass on the Aston Martin, and spent an extra lap behind it as a result.

He caught a whiff of the disturbed air from Verstappen’s car at one point, and was quickly on the radio to alert his team that he was losing time, to no avail. Then in his final stint he was delayed lapping Pierre Gasly, whom Perez pointedly stated afterwards deserved a penalty. These hindrances added up to him losing second place in the championship as well as the race, by 1.3 seconds.

Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin, Yas Marina, 2022
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There might have been another one-stopper in the top five had Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes not given up the fight with a few laps to go. Carlos Sainz Jnr was closing in for the kill on his two-stop strategy just as the W13 cried enough.

While Hamilton enjoyed the quickest complete turnaround of the race on his sole pit stop, team mate George Russell pitted twice in the other Mercedes and neither visit went well. The first was slow and led to him incurring a five-second time penalty, which delayed his second pit stop.

Before the race Fernando Alonso predicted that having two sets of hard tyres might pay off for Alpine. They almost did for his team mate Esteban Ocon, who fitted hards for his third stint and chased down Lando Norris, nearly reaching the McLaren before the chequered flag. But Alonso’s race was over long before this point.

As was the case for all three front-running teams, Aston Martin split their strategy between one and two stops. In Sebastian Vettel’s estimation, it cost him a better finish and, with that, sixth place in the constructors championship for his team. Vettel’s long first stint on his one-stopper dropped him behind Daniel Ricciardo, who used the same strategy, and kept the retiring four-times champion behind to the flag. Meanwhile Lance Stroll pitted twice and got ahead of his team mate.

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2022 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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2022 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:

2022 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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2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

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2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

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2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Rank No. Driver Team Complete stop time (s) Gap to best (s) Stop no. Lap no.
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 21.27 1 18
2 11 Sergio Perez Red Bull 21.36 0.09 1 15
3 11 Sergio Perez Red Bull 21.367 0.097 2 33
4 4 Lando Norris McLaren 21.559 0.289 2 42
5 55 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari 21.575 0.305 2 39
6 22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 21.591 0.321 1 14
7 31 Esteban Ocon Alpine 21.734 0.464 2 41
8 14 Fernando Alonso Alpine 21.74 0.47 1 19
9 23 Alexander Albon Williams 21.793 0.523 1 12
10 23 Alexander Albon Williams 21.798 0.528 2 35
11 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 21.802 0.532 2 40
12 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 21.814 0.544 1 13
13 10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 21.855 0.585 1 14
14 3 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 21.893 0.623 1 19
15 31 Esteban Ocon Alpine 21.895 0.625 1 14
16 55 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari 21.93 0.66 1 17
17 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 22.21 0.94 1 21
18 4 Lando Norris McLaren 22.234 0.964 1 15
19 22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 22.262 0.992 2 38
20 47 Mick Schumacher Haas 22.276 1.006 1 14
21 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas 22.387 1.117 1 28
22 6 Nicholas Latifi Williams 22.423 1.153 1 15
23 24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 22.435 1.165 1 15
24 77 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 22.573 1.303 1 30
25 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 22.735 1.465 1 20
26 24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 23.159 1.889 2 44
27 5 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 23.186 1.916 1 25
28 47 Mick Schumacher Haas 23.53 2.26 2 34
29 63 George Russell Mercedes 24.243 2.973 1 15
30 6 Nicholas Latifi Williams 25.174 3.904 2 38
31 63 George Russell Mercedes 27.931 6.661 2 39

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