2022 Hungarian GP interactive F1 lap charts, times and tyres

The Hungarian Grand Prix posed a strategic conundrum for teams, and the result was a wide variety of strategies was used throughout the field. Did Ferrari pick the wrong one for Charles Leclerc?

All 20 runners were classified at the finish (Valtteri Bottas completed more than 90% of the race distance before a fuel system problem halted him) and among them 11 different permutations of tyre compounds were used.

The most popular option was an opening stint on softs followed by two more on mediums. Even so, just four finishers used this strategy, including both Red Bull drivers. Max Verstappen used it to win from 10th on the grid, while team mate Sergio Perez climbed six spots to finish fifth.

It worked for Sebastian Vettel too, who gained eight places to grab the final point. Only George Russell, who had arguably qualified much higher than he should have done by taking pole position, lost out on this strategy, falling to third. Even so, team mate Lewis Hamilton, who took second, reckoned he would have been better off following his team mate’s lead on tactics.

Hamilton was among the five other drivers who used different combinations of two stints on mediums plus one on softs. Significantly, among those who used the same as him was Carlos Sainz Jnr, who fell from second to fourth during the race. As Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto pointed out, that indicates the team’s car was not the force it usually is this weekend.

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Even so, Ferrari clearly made matters more difficult for Leclerc by putting him on the hard tyre. Leclerc was hardly any quicker on the new set of hard tyres the team swapped his worn mediums for at the end of lap 39.

With the DRS zones at the Hungaroring unchanged, and 2022’s new generation of cars able to race more closely, passing was more straightforward at this track than usual. Max Verstappen passed Leclerc not once, but twice, having lost four seconds with a spun on lap 41.

There was another telling pointer to Ferrari’s lack of pace. After Leclerc gave up on his hards and pitted for a set of soft tyres, his pace was no better than Hamilton’s, who fitted a set of softs three laps earlier. They both set their quickest laps on the 57th tour and Hamilton’s was two-tenths quicker.

By then Verstappen was long gone, aided not only by excellent Red Bull strategy, but near-faultless pit work. Each of the four complete pit stops the team performed during the race was quicker than every single one of their rivals’.

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2022 Hungarian 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 Hungarian 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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2022 Hungarian 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 Hungarian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

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2022 Hungarian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3 Stint 4
Max Verstappen C4 (16) C3 (22) C3 (32)
Lewis Hamilton C3 (19) C3 (32) C4 (19)
George Russell C4 (16) C3 (23) C3 (31)
Carlos Sainz Jnr C3 (17) C3 (30) C4 (23)
Sergio Perez C4 (18) C3 (24) C3 (28)
Charles Leclerc C3 (21) C3 (18) C2 (15) C4 (16)
Lando Norris C4 (14) C3 (28) C2 (28)
Fernando Alonso C3 (21) C2 (48)
Esteban Ocon C3 (23) C2 (46)
Sebastian Vettel C4 (15) C3 (31) C3 (23)
Lance Stroll C4 (14) C3 (32) C4 (23)
Pierre Gasly C4 (16) C3 (30) C4 (23)
Daniel Ricciardo C4 (15) C3 (31) C2 (23)
Zhou Guanyu C3 (27) C2 (24) C4 (18)
Mick Schumacher C3 (21) C2 (20) C3 (28)
Kevin Magnussen C3 (6) C2 (29) C3 (32) C4 (2)
Alexander Albon C3 (2) C4 (19) C3 (19)
Nicholas Latifi C3 (18) C3 (21) C4 (17)
Yuki Tsunoda C4 (13) C3 (20) C4 (18) C4 (17)
Valtteri Bottas C3 (26) C2 (39)

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2022 Hungarian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Sergio Perez Red Bull 21.118 18
2 Sergio Perez Red Bull 21.167 0.049 42
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 21.228 0.110 38
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 21.351 0.233 16
5 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 21.402 0.284 15
6 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 21.489 0.371 46
7 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 21.521 0.403 46
8 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 21.544 0.426 54
9 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 21.558 0.440 15
10 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 21.577 0.459 13
11 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 21.615 0.497 46
12 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 21.675 0.557 16
13 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 21.699 0.581 19
14 George Russell Mercedes 21.743 0.625 39
15 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 21.775 0.657 21
16 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 21.779 0.661 14
17 Alexander Albon Williams 21.816 0.698 21
18 Lando Norris McLaren 21.855 0.737 42
19 Nicholas Latifi Williams 21.865 0.747 18
20 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 21.972 0.854 39
21 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 22.016 0.898 33
22 Fernando Alonso Alpine 22.083 0.965 21
23 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 22.095 0.977 51
24 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 22.128 1.010 51
25 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 22.272 1.154 26
26 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 22.321 1.203 27
27 Nicholas Latifi Williams 22.452 1.334 39
28 Mick Schumacher Haas 22.566 1.448 41
29 George Russell Mercedes 22.763 1.645 16
30 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari 22.820 1.702 17
31 Mick Schumacher Haas 22.953 1.835 21
32 Kevin Magnussen Haas 23.147 2.029 67
33 Kevin Magnussen Haas 23.210 2.092 35
34 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari 23.456 2.338 47
35 Lando Norris McLaren 23.567 2.449 14
36 Esteban Ocon Alpine 23.581 2.463 23
37 Alexander Albon Williams 24.298 3.180 40
38 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 25.030 3.912 46
39 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 28.218 7.100 51
40 Nicholas Latifi Williams 28.777 7.659 56
41 Kevin Magnussen Haas 29.641 8.523 6
42 Alexander Albon Williams 31.224 10.106 2

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