All the pit stop strategies, tyres used, lap times and more data from the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton were among ten drivers who made the fateful switch to intermediate tyres late in the race.
Some were less badly disadvantaged than others, such as Nico Rosberg and Adrian Sutil, who were due for a pit stop around that time anyway. All of them came back in to change back within four laps.
Sebastian Vettel enjoyed the fastest pit stop of the race when he made his final visit on lap 41. Six of the 17 fastest pit stops were performed by Red Bull.
Ferrari did a particularly good job with Fernando Alonso’s stops – he had two of the seven quickest. Felipe Massa’s stops were generally slower – none of his pit stop times were within the top 30.
In total there were 85 pit stops during the race, a record, plus three drive-through penalties for Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez and Pastor Maldonado.
See here for all the drivers’ race strategies, what tyres they used, and how long their pit stops took:
The race progress chart allows us to see the damage Hamilton’s late-race errors did to his race.
The two pits stops – the first to change to intermediates, the second to discard them – dropped him from first to fourth. The drive-through penalty cost him a further two places to Webber and Massa, both of which he recovered,
Lap one position change
Sutil and Perez both suffered poor starts, losing 12 and nine places respectively. They were among the drivers on the off-line, right-hand side of the grid, who generally made poorer starts than those on the racing line.
Hamilton held on to second, partly because Button stayed his hand against his team mate in their wheel-to-wheel dice. But Massa and Rosberg both lost ground.
Sebastien Buemi gained the most places in the race, rising from 23rd on the grid to finish eighth, less than a second behind Paul di Resta.
All lap times
Massa set the fastest lap of the race.
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