Singapore – intelligentF1 Underlying Pace League Table

Posted on October 1, 2011

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The fitting of the race history chart using the intelligentF1 model provides the underlying race pace of the cars and drivers. For the Singapore Grand Prix, the table looks like this:

  1. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault)
  2. Mark Webber (Red Bull-Renault) +0.1s; note that the second stint was significantly slower than this
  3. Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes) +0.3s; again first two stints quite a bit slower – underfuelled significantly?
  4. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) +0.7s; unlikely that his real pace was ever really seen
  5. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) +1.0s; the Ferraris were equally good on options and primes in this race
  6. Felipe Massa (Ferrari) +1.5s
  7. Michael Schumacher (Mercedes) +2.0s; much faster than Rosberg in this race
  8. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) +2.5s; quickest to reach ‘Phase 2’ on the tyres where the wear increases significantly
  9. Paul di Resta (Force India-Mercedes) +2.8s
  10. Adrian Sutil (Force India-Mercedes) +2.8s; from the data it is not really possible to separate the Force Indias on pace. It is worth noting that the Force Indias are slightly more competitive on the prime tyre.
  11. Sergio Perez (Sauber-Ferrari) +3.0s; on primes, the Sauber is 0.2s faster than the Force India, with no real pace difference between the two.
  12. Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber-Ferrari) +3.5s; not close to Perez in the race
  13. Rubens Barrichello (Williams-Cosworth) +3.5s
  14. Pastor Maldonado (Williams-Cosworth) +3.5s
  15. Sebastian Buemi (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) +3.5s
  16. Jaime Alguersuari (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) +3.5s; very close in the lower midfield, intelligentF1 does not consider a real separation on pace
  17. Bruno Senna (Renault) +3.5s; well ahead of Petrov
  18. Vitaly Petrov (Renault) +4.2s
  19. Heikki Kovalainen (Lotus-Renault) +4.8s; still more than 0.5s slower than the struggling Renault on pure pace.
  20. Jarno Trulli (Lotus-Renault) +5.0s
  21. Jerome D’Ambrosio (Virgin-Cosworth) +6.5s
  22. Timo Glock (Virgin-Cosworth) +6.5s; not clear pace from first stint only – this is the intelligentF1 best guess
  23. Daniel Ricciardo (HRT-Cosworth) +7.0s
  24. Vitantonio Liuzzi (HRT-Cosworth) +7.8s; on pace, well adrift of Ricciardo.
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