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Soaring temperatures, high tire temperatures and a hard compound no one wanted to touch pushed drivers towards three-stop strategies in the Spanish Grand Prix.

Even Sergio Perez, who is renowned for his skill in extending the life of a set of tires, couldn’t make a two-stop strategy work. His pace began to drop in his third stint and Red Bull brought him in for another set of rubber.

As the teams saw the likelihood of a multi-stop race coming, almost every car was sent to the grid on the soft rubber compound. Lewis Hamilton’s medium-shod Mercedes was the exception, but we never got to see how that would have worked for him as he tangled Kevin Magnussen on lap one, both incurred punctures and had to pit.

How Hamilton might have fared without that setback is one of the fascinating unanswered questions of this race. Another is how the fight for victory between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc would have unfolded had it not been for the Red Bull driver’s early off-track excursion, and the Ferrari’s power unit problem.

Max Verstappen, Red Bull;  George Russell, Mercedes;  Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 2022
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Verstappen’s turn four off cost him eight seconds on lap nine, and more afterwards as he found himself stuck behind George Russell. Carlos Sainz Jnr made the same mistake as Verstappen two laps, also blaming the wind, but lost around seven second more.

Verstappen was two seconds behind leader Leclerc before his error, but had just begun to slip back from the Ferrari. Afterwards Leclerc said he was encouraged that his Ferrari’s tire degradation, which had been a weakness in recent races, seemed much improved at the Circuit de Catalunya.

With little to choose between the top two teams on race pace, and Mercedes taking a big step towards joining them, the Spanish Grand Prix gave an encouragement sign the 2022 championship is getting even clsoer.

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2022 Spanish 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 Spanish 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 Spanish 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 Spanish Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

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2022 Spanish Grand Prix tire strategies

The tire strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3 Stint 4 Stint 5
Max Verstappen C3 (13) C2 (15) C3 (16) C2 (22)
Sergio Perez C3 (17) C2 (20) C2 (16) C3 (13)
George Russell C3 (13) C2 (23) C2 (15) C3 (15)
Carlos Sainz Jnr C3 (10) C2 (21) C2 (14) C3 (21)
Lewis Hamilton C2 (1) C3 (21) C2 (26) C3 (18)
Valtteri Bottas C3 (14) C2 (20) C2 (32)
Esteban Ocon C3 (13) C2 (22) C3 (17) C3 (14)
Lando Norris C3 (12) C2 (21) C3 (18) C3 (15)
Fernando Alonso C3 (10) C2 (21) C3 (22) C3 (12)
Yuki Tsunoda C3 (11) C2 (21) C3 (20) C3 (13)
Sebastian Vettel C3 (21) C3 (21) C2 (23)
Daniel Ricciardo C3 (11) C3 (20) C2 (17) C3 (17)
Pierre Gasly C3 (10) C2 (19) C3 (17) C3 (19)
Mick Schumacher C3 (12) C3 (18) C2 (35)
Lance Stroll C3 (14) C3 (13) C2 (19) C3 (19)
Nicholas Latifi C3 (12) C2 (14) C3 (24) C3 (14)
Kevin Magnussen C3 (1) C2 (28) C1 (35)
Alexander Albon C3 (11) C2 (14) C3 (20) C2 (9) C3 (10)
Zhou Guanyu C3 (10) C2 (18)
Charles Leclerc C3 (21) C2 (6)

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2022 Spanish 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 21,619 37
2 Sergio Perez Red Bull 21,694 0.075 53
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 21,794 0.175 21
4 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 21.838 0.219 46
5 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari 21.867 0.248 31
6 Fernando Alonso Alpine 21.914 0.295 31
7 Lando Norris McLaren 21.916 0.297 12
8 Max Verstappen Red Bull 21,941 0.322 44
9 Max Verstappen Red Bull 21,966 0.347 28
10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 22.008 0.389 10
11 Sergio Perez Red Bull 22.032 0.413 17
12 Esteban Ocon Alpine 22.033 0.414 52
13 George Russell Mercedes 22.039 0.420 36
14 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 22.105 0.486 22
15th Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 22.124 0.505 11
16 Esteban Ocon Alpine 22.137 0.518 13
17 George Russell Mercedes 22,154 0.535 13
18 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 22,154 0.535 48
19 Lando Norris McLaren 22,165 0.546 51
20 Max Verstappen Red Bull 22.173 0.554 13
21 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 22,241 0.622 48
22 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari 22.302 0.683 45
23 Nicholas Latifi Williams 22.311 0.692 26
24 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 22.316 0.697 52
25 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari 22,341 0.722 10
26 Fernando Alonso Alpine 22.375 0.756 10
27 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren .22,399 0.780 31
28 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 22.456 0.837 42
29 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 22.536 0.917 21
30 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 22,541 0.922 34
31 Alexander Albon Williams 22,657 1.038 25
32 Nicholas Latifi Williams 22,761 1.142 50
33 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 22,802 1.183 32
34 George Russell Mercedes 22.815 1.196 51
35 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 22.833 1.214 14
36 Esteban Ocon Alpine 22.953 1.334 35
37 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 22.987 1.368 14
38 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 23.083 1.464 11
39 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 23.109 1.490 10
40 Mick Schumacher Haas 23.127 1.508 30
41 Nicholas Latifi Williams 23.189 1.570 12
42 Alexander Albon Williams 23.328 1,709 45
43 Lando Norris McLaren 23,341 1.722 33
44 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 23.394 1.775 27
45 Alexander Albon Williams 23.404 1.785 54
46 Alexander Albon Williams 23,419 1.800 11
47 Mick Schumacher Haas 23.582 1.963 12
48 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 23.812 2.193 46
49 Kevin Magnussen Haas 23.878 2.259 29
50 Fernando Alonso Alpine 25,407 3.788 53
51 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 27.947 6.328 29
52 Kevin Magnussen Haas 29.632 8.013 1
53 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 31.054 9.435 1

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