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today is Jan 23, 2022

What played out on track may not, ultimately, be what decides the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The world championship decision appears to be heading to the International Court of Appeal as Mercedes fume over the handling of a late-race Safety Car period.

Lewis Hamilton held the upper hand until that point, thanks to a quick start which got his medium-tyres Mercedes ahead of the soft-shod Red Bull. He drew out a significant gap over the Red Bull while Verstappen’s tyres faded.

Although radio messages from drivers are sometimes a touch theatrical in describing the state of their tyres, there’s no question that by the time Verstappen pitted on lap 14 he was losing significant chunks of time as his softs cried enough.

Hamilton, on mediums, wasn’t. Nonetheless Mercedes, risking nothing, chose to pit him to cover off a two-stop strategy for Verstappen.

Team mate Valtteri Bottas showed how much longer Hamilton could have gone, running more than half the length of the grand prix before pitting. Bottas had made a poor start, losing a place to Yuki Tsunoda, but ultimately his stint shows that Hamilton could have stayed out to reinforce an overcut, rather than worrying about covering off a two-stop.

Sergio Perez, Lewis Hamilton , Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, 2021 Perez put a brake on Hamilton’s progress

Given the championship situation, Mercedes decided not to risk this. Perhaps they would had let him go a little longer had they known Sergio Perez would cost him well over five seconds in a single lap.

Verstappen ended up pitting three times, taking advantage of VSC and Safety Car periods in the second half of the race, the latter ultimately proving deeply controversial. He wasn’t the only driver with an unexpected pit stop strategy – Lando Norris, as in Qatar, had to pit with a slow puncture. Moments before he would’ve been able to do so with relatively little impact, when the safety car came out.

Yuki Tsunoda had a very successful grand prix, as did AlphaTauri team mate Pierre Gasly. Gasly started outside the top 10 and finished fifth, while Tsunoda’s fourth place marks his best F1 result.

Third-place finisher Carlos Sainz Jnr also had an excellent race, ultimately benefitting from Sergio Perez’ late-race retirement to take the podium position – but his team mate Charles Leclerc did not, ending up falling down the order via an ill-timed pit stop after his lap times plummeted, struggling with scrubbed tyres from a lock-up after avoiding Verstappen rejoining from the pit lane.

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2021 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:

2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix lap chart Lewis Hamilton Valtteri Bottas Max Verstappen Sergio Perez Lando Norris Daniel Ricciardo Lance Stroll Sebastian Vettel Esteban Ocon Fernando Al… Charles Lecl… Carlos Sainz… Pierre Gasly Yuki Tsunoda Kimi Raikkonen Antonio Giovina… Mick Schum… Nikita Mazepin George Russ… Nicholas Latifi 0 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 0 5 10 15 20
Lap Lewis Hamilton Valtteri Bottas Max Verstappen Sergio Perez Lando Norris Daniel Ricciardo Lance Stroll Sebastian Vettel Esteban Ocon Fernando Alonso Charles Leclerc Carlos Sainz Jnr Pierre Gasly Yuki Tsunoda Kimi Raikkonen Antonio Giovinazzi Mick Schumacher Nikita Mazepin George Russell Nicholas Latifi 0 2 6 1 4 3 10 13 15 9 11 7 5 12 8 18 14 19 20 17 16 1 1 8 2 3 5 10 14 15 9 11 6 4 12 7 17 13 18 19 16 2 1 8 2 3 5 10 14 15 9 11 6 4 12 7 16 13 18 19 17 3 1 8 2 3 5 10 14 15 9 11 6 4 12 7 16 13 18 19 17 4 1 8 2 3 5 10 14 15 9 11 6 4 12 7 16 13 18 19 17 5 1 8 2 3 5 10 15 14 9 11 6 4 12 7 16 13 18 19 17 6 1 8 2 3 5 10 15 14 9 11 6 4 12 7 16 13 18 19 17 7 1 8 2 3 5 10 15 14 9 11 6 4 12 7 16 13 18 19 17 8 1 8 2 3 5 10 15 14 9 11 6 4 12 7 16 13 18 19 17 9 1 8 2 3 5 10 15 14 9 11 6 4 12 7 16 13 18 19 17 10 1 8 2 3 5 10 15 14 9 11 6 4 12 7 16 13 19 18 17 11 1 8 2 3 5 10 15 14 9 11 6 4 12 7 16 13 19 18 17 12 1 8 2 3 5 10 15 14 9 11 6 4 12 7 16 13 19 18 17 13 1 8 2 3 5 10 15 14 9 11 6 4 12 7 16 13 19 18 17 14 1 8 4 2 5 10 15 14 9 11 6 3 12 7 16 13 19 18 17 15 2 7 4 1 5 9 15 14 10 11 8 3 12 6 16 13 19 18 17 16 2 7 4 1 5 8 13 12 18 9 16 3 10 6 14 11 19 17 15 17 2 7 4 1 5 8 13 11 18 9 15 3 10 6 14 12 19 17 16 18 2 6 3 1 13 9 11 10 16 7 14 4 8 5 12 18 19 17 15 19 2 6 3 1 12 17 10 9 15 7 13 4 8 5 11 18 19 16 14 20 2 5 3 1 11 16 10 9 14 6 13 8 7 4 12 18 19 17 15 21 1 5 2 3 10 16 11 9 14 6 12 8 7 4 13 18 19 17 15 22 1 4 2 5 10 13 17 9 12 6 11 8 7 3 18 16 19 15 14 23 1 3 2 5 9 13 17 10 12 6 11 8 7 4 18 16 19 15 14 24 1 3 2 4 8 12 17 16 11 5 9 7 6 10 18 15 19 14 13 25 1 3 2 4 8 12 17 15 11 5 9 7 6 10 19 14 18 16 13 26 1 3 2 4 8 12 16 15 11 5 9 7 6 10 14 17 18 13 27 1 3 2 4 8 12 16 15 11 5 9 7 6 10 13 17 14 28 1 3 2 4 8 12 15 14 11 5 9 7 6 10 13 17 16 29 1 3 2 4 8 12 15 14 11 5 9 7 6 10 13 16 17 30 1 4 2 3 8 12 15 14 11 5 9 7 6 10 13 16 17 31 1 9 2 3 7 12 15 14 11 4 8 6 5 10 13 16 17 32 1 9 2 3 7 12 15 14 11 4 8 6 5 10 13 16 17 33 1 9 2 3 7 12 15 14 11 4 8 6 5 10 13 16 17 34 1 8 2 3 7 12 14 13 11 4 9 6 5 10 15 16 35 1 8 2 3 7 12 14 13 11 4 9 6 5 10 15 16 36 1 8 2 3 7 11 14 13 10 4 12 6 5 9 15 16 37 1 6 2 3 5 11 14 13 10 7 12 4 9 8 15 16 38 1 6 2 3 5 11 14 13 10 8 12 4 9 7 15 16 39 1 6 2 3 5 11 14 13 10 8 12 4 9 7 15 16 40 1 6 2 3 5 11 14 13 10 8 12 4 9 7 15 16 41 1 6 2 3 5 11 14 13 10 9 12 4 8 7 15 16 42 1 6 2 3 5 11 14 13 10 9 12 4 8 7 15 16 43 1 6 2 3 5 11 14 13 10 9 12 4 8 7 15 16 44 1 6 2 3 5 11 14 13 10 9 12 4 8 7 15 16 45 1 6 2 3 5 11 14 13 10 9 12 4 8 7 15 16 46 1 6 2 3 5 11 14 13 10 9 12 4 8 7 15 16 47 1 6 2 3 5 11 14 13 10 9 12 4 8 7 15 16 48 1 5 2 3 6 11 14 13 10 9 12 4 8 7 15 16 49 1 5 2 3 9 11 14 13 10 8 12 4 7 6 15 16 50 1 5 2 3 8 11 14 13 10 9 12 4 7 6 15 16 51 1 5 2 3 8 11 14 13 10 9 12 4 7 6 15 52 1 5 2 3 8 11 14 13 10 9 12 4 7 6 15 53 1 5 2 3 8 13 14 12 10 9 11 4 7 6 15 54 1 5 2 3 8 13 14 12 10 9 11 4 6 7 15 55 1 5 2 3 8 13 14 12 10 9 11 4 7 6 15 56 1 4 2 7 12 13 11 9 8 10 3 6 5 14 57 1 4 2 7 12 13 11 9 8 10 3 6 5 14 58 2 6 1 7 11 9 8 10 3 5 4
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    Max Verstappen

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    Sergio Perez

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    Lando Norris

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    Daniel Ricciardo

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    Lance Stroll

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    Sebastian Vettel

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    Esteban Ocon

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    Fernando Alonso

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    Charles Leclerc

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    Carlos Sainz Jnr

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    Pierre Gasly

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    Yuki Tsunoda

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    Kimi Raikkonen

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2021 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:

2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race chart Lewis Hamilton Valtteri Bottas Max Verstappen Sergio Perez Lando Norris Daniel Ricciardo Lance Stroll Sebastian Vettel Esteban Ocon Fernando Al… Charles Lecl… Carlos Sainz… Pierre Gasly Yuki Tsunoda Kimi Raikkonen Antonio Giovina… Mick Schumacher George Russell Nicholas Latifi 10 20 30 40 50 0 50 100 150 200 250 Lap Time (s)
Lap Lewis Hamilton Valtteri Bottas Max Verstappen Sergio Perez Lando Norris Daniel Ricciardo Lance Stroll Sebastian Vettel Esteban Ocon Fernando Alonso Charles Leclerc Carlos Sainz Jnr Pierre Gasly Yuki Tsunoda Kimi Raikkonen Antonio Giovinazzi Mick Schumacher George Russell Nicholas Latifi 1 0 5.594 1.114 2.07 3.972 6.581 8.648 9.003 6.086 6.993 4.457 3.133 7.644 4.914 9.924 8.136 10.412 10.958 9.488 2 0 8.541 1.426 2.786 6.144 9.928 13.079 13.592 9.38 10.624 6.806 4.667 11.667 7.617 14.452 12.515 15.67 16.353 15.242 3 0 10.637 1.666 3.472 8.322 12.437 16.435 16.958 11.645 13.548 9.129 6.235 14.613 9.841 17.81 15.765 20.695 21.648 19.891 4 0 12.845 1.903 3.585 9.888 14.908 19.517 20.196 14.049 16.08 10.849 7.802 17.263 11.706 21.251 18.529 24.313 25.468 23.406 5 0 14.859 1.991 4.204 11.759 17.338 23.971 22.796 16.273 18.789 12.849 9.559 20 13.899 24.605 21.496 27.317 28.516 26.531 6 0 16.905 2.105 4.85 13.721 19.521 26.968 25.519 18.561 21.116 14.842 11.295 22.193 15.847 27.88 24.216 30.765 32.431 29.941 7 0 18.55 2.191 5.322 15.483 21.992 29.488 27.684 20.775 23.377 16.612 13.061 24.4 17.581 30.68 26.373 33.896 35.47 32.769 8 0 20.498 2.423 5.677 17.185 24.361 31.91 30.041 22.821 25.844 18.399 14.731 26.95 19.454 33.515 28.81 37.539 39.078 35.979 9 0 22.657 2.738 6.384 18.985 26.514 34.64 32.809 25.184 28.478 20.147 16.54 29.959 21.477 36.522 31.493 40.938 42.276 39.327 10 0 25.145 3.412 7.105 21.012 28.956 37.476 35.548 27.54 31.251 22.199 18.498 32.623 23.583 39.046 34.312 46.1 45.691 42.5 11 0 27.603 4.415 7.857 22.969 31.536 40.085 38.274 30.071 33.694 24.061 20.164 35.215 25.586 41.843 36.924 68.427 48.35 45.877 12 0 29.289 5.131 8.456 24.488 33.638 42.377 40.441 32.247 35.663 25.876 21.37 37.196 27.527 44.084 39.226 69.983 50.741 48.282 13 0 31.11 8.388 9.465 26.813 36.609 44.7 42.9 34.85 37.893 27.941 22.913 39.346 29.241 46.912 41.821 71.956 53.551 51.102 14 0 31.452 25.386 8.604 27.335 37.502 45.069 43.142 35.763 38.482 29.738 22.251 39.734 30.585 47.412 42.114 72.43 54.066 51.781 15 10.57 24.346 15.693 0 19.498 30.176 37.33 35.705 30.894 31.114 25.434 14.004 32.235 22.454 39.831 34.479 64.932 46.734 44.73 16 8.72 24.417 15.016 0 19.921 31.154 38.474 36.617 50.725 32.079 46.604 13.912 33.181 22.885 40.626 35.478 65.707 48.78 46.094 17 6.533 24.142 14.157 0 22.205 32.015 39.026 36.96 50.782 33.042 46.045 13.256 33.958 22.758 40.971 37.943 66.321 50.019 48.018 18 3.834 23.032 12.071 0 41.779 34.178 38.807 36.532 50.068 33.028 44.74 13.575 34.095 21.844 40.809 58.75 66.469 51.967 48.342 19 1.032 21.65 9.75 0 41.109 53.158 38.056 35.748 49.292 32.325 43.347 14.925 33.536 20.364 40.455 57.272 66.418 52.185 48.192 20 0.116 16.911 3.778 0 36.189 48.129 34.499 32.194 44.274 27.99 38.481 30.994 29.131 15.637 37.206 52.914 62.645 49.879 46.15 21 0 15.957 1.746 6.223 35.495 47.644 36.473 32.156 43.523 27.022 37.443 30.145 28.182 14.788 40.556 52.493 62.994 50.343 46.435 22 0 17.51 2.062 26.981 36.695 48.689 59.312 34.242 44.996 28.915 39.025 31.942 29.933 16.48 63.272 54.624 65.872 53.158 50.551 23 0 19.831 2.574 27.831 38.478 50.574 61.325 38.598 46.636 30.845 40.741 34.015 31.877 20.661 65.307 57.307 69.155 56.142 53.691 24 0 20.949 2.774 28.457 39.794 51.993 63.185 60.838 48.256 32.533 41.866 35.612 33.544 43.841 68.635 60.437 71.696 59.74 56.647 25 0 21.95 2.945 28.312 41.196 53.602 65.312 63.17 50.017 34.19 43.412 37.352 35.82 45.271 123.682 62.359 74.092 64.664 59.832 26 0 23.509 3.468 28.548 42.471 54.778 67.189 64.884 51.415 35.64 44.777 38.78 37.191 46.817 64.286 76.984 142.849 62.822 27 0 24.461 3.841 28.624 43.679 56.092 69.138 67.803 52.791 37.044 46.017 40.471 38.822 48.533 66.023 79.913 67.344 28 0 25.449 3.633 28.443 44.7 57.114 71.842 69.489 54.204 38.213 47.128 42.047 39.986 49.381 68.162 82.496 73.367 29 0 27.169 4.053 28.937 46.424 58.798 73.682 71.521 55.712 39.803 48.899 43.822 41.632 51.003 70.372 85.536 95.663 30 0 30.605 4.223 29.768 48.011 60.58 75.613 73.609 57.082 41.673 50.484 45.435 43.301 52.55 72.639 90.193 97.448 31 0 53.352 4.645 30.223 49.653 62.317 77.512 75.585 58.908 43.492 52.37 47.331 45.107 54.811 74.649 94.988 99.346 32 0 54.684 5.114 30.599 51.3 63.753 79.477 77.784 60.524 45.213 53.749 49.003 46.739 56.558 76.801 97.762 101.333 33 0 55.903 4.953 30.817 52.384 65.053 81.121 79.463 61.812 46.601 55.155 50.419 48.162 57.954 78.501 100.058 103.133 34 0 56.62 5.535 30.922 53.984 66.669 83.143 80.818 63.792 48.331 58.004 52.046 49.959 59.77 102.863 105.462 35 0 62.936 5.705 30.754 59.859 76.204 97.379 93.786 71.751 51.025 66.971 58.246 55.049 68.608 121.873 125.447 36 0 75.937 7.836 42.086 73.564 88.968 110.708 107.881 87.04 67.375 94.157 72.143 68.232 80.721 135.526 137.55 37 0 61.162 20.225 45.577 59.242 71.452 87.913 85.983 69.73 67.399 75.25 57.48 68.721 67.882 111.454 112.632 38 0 58.891 16.389 42.17 57.552 70.361 88.92 84.59 69.223 67.374 73.818 55.615 68.123 66.031 110.877 112.319 39 0 60.089 15.73 41.988 59.22 73.065 91.104 88.534 72.08 69.423 75.963 57.237 70.378 67.705 113.855 115.454 40 0 61.183 14.895 41.244 60.279 74.557 92.792 89.93 73.632 71.292 77.009 58.175 72.003 68.686 116.235 117.694 41 0 62.689 14.478 41.187 61.85 76.861 95.068 91.982 76.064 75.06 78.629 59.736 73.67 70.314 119.171 120.652 42 0 64.267 14.159 41.445 63.456 79.485 96.935 93.899 78.683 77.708 80.576 60.991 75.342 71.759 121.846 123.412 43 0 65.979 13.981 41.426 65.019 82.144 99.127 95.974 81.164 80.039 82.915 62.554 76.817 73.339 124.783 126.134 44 0 67.229 13.769 41.32 66.147 84.201 102.501 97.573 83.308 82.089 85.066 63.177 77.868 74.312 127.692 128.938 45 0 68.102 13.571 42.571 67.189 86.203 104.311 99.208 85.302 84.142 88.435 64.14 78.772 75.315 131.781 132.934 46 0 68.871 13.349 42.329 67.978 89.275 105.83 102.326 87.044 85.634 90.147 64.544 79.228 75.935 134.761 135.659 47 0 69.037 12.322 41.288 68.248 90.446 106.915 103.146 89.395 87.077 91.438 64.658 79.244 75.984 137.278 138.11 48 0 70.011 11.323 40.164 70.691 91.616 107.929 103.919 90.503 89.351 92.523 64.734 79.258 76.092 139.476 141.205 49 0 70.375 11.105 39.796 91.844 94.002 109.763 105.389 93.166 91.04 94.818 65.591 79.725 76.798 142.363 143.679 50 0 70.721 11.069 39.44 91.907 96.019 111.987 106.937 95.025 93.581 96.986 66.446 80.365 77.51 145.541 146.647 51 0 70.649 11.183 38.925 92.2 97.827 113.647 108.356 96.756 95.071 100.05 67.13 80.873 78.111 149.221 52 0 71.97 11.909 38.621 99.825 115.01 131.983 122.735 112.059 110.533 115.465 69.479 89.415 83.554 178.99 53 0 91.72 15.407 47.654 144.736 152.9 165.764 150.144 146.861 145.542 147.69 87.872 104.122 100.158 212.021 54 0 64.701 7.869 31.637 153.965 160.517 162.02 157.757 155.494 154.651 156.466 63.428 71.6 71.707 173.19 55 0 19.776 6.221 16.392 147.094 153.216 155.724 151.68 149.646 147.794 150.574 18.356 39.911 22.959 159.722 56 0 13.198 6.892 120.383 149.506 150.998 126.259 122.763 121.499 123.261 11.701 16.635 15.042 152.986 57 0 4.058 0.456 59.512 90.655 95.056 66.298 62.851 61.175 63.574 3.368 5.261 4.812 95.676 58 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2021 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:

2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix lap times Lewis Hamilton Valtteri Bottas Max Verstappen Sergio Perez Lando Norris Daniel Ricciardo Lance Stroll Sebastian Vettel Esteban Ocon Fernando Al… Charles Lecl… Carlos Sainz… Pierre Gasly Yuki Tsunoda Kimi Raikkonen Antonio Giovina… Mick Schum… Nikita Mazepin George Russ… Nicholas Latifi 10 20 30 40 50 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 100 Lap Time (s)
Lap Lewis Hamilton Valtteri Bottas Max Verstappen Sergio Perez Lando Norris Daniel Ricciardo Lance Stroll Sebastian Vettel Esteban Ocon Fernando Alonso Charles Leclerc Carlos Sainz Jnr Pierre Gasly Yuki Tsunoda Kimi Raikkonen Antonio Giovinazzi Mick Schumacher Nikita Mazepin George Russell Nicholas Latifi 1 91.686 97.28 92.8 93.756 95.658 98.267 100.334 100.689 97.772 98.679 96.143 94.819 99.33 96.6 101.61 99.822 102.098 102.644 101.174 2 88.791 91.738 89.103 89.507 90.963 92.138 93.222 93.38 92.085 92.422 91.14 90.325 92.814 91.494 93.319 93.17 94.049 94.186 94.545 3 88.587 90.683 88.827 89.273 90.765 91.096 91.943 91.953 90.852 91.511 90.91 90.155 91.533 90.811 91.945 91.837 93.612 93.882 93.236 4 88.789 90.997 89.026 88.902 90.355 91.26 91.871 92.027 91.193 91.321 90.509 90.356 91.439 90.654 92.23 91.553 92.407 92.609 92.304 5 88.63 90.644 88.718 89.249 90.501 91.06 93.084 91.23 90.854 91.339 90.63 90.387 91.367 90.823 91.984 91.597 91.634 91.678 91.755 6 88.593 90.639 88.707 89.239 90.555 90.776 91.59 91.316 90.881 90.92 90.586 90.329 90.786 90.541 91.868 91.313 92.041 92.508 92.003 7 88.55 90.195 88.636 89.022 90.312 91.021 91.07 90.715 90.764 90.811 90.32 90.316 90.757 90.284 91.35 90.707 91.681 91.589 91.378 8 88.585 90.533 88.817 88.94 90.287 90.954 91.007 90.942 90.631 91.052 90.372 90.255 91.135 90.458 91.42 91.022 92.228 92.193 91.795 9 88.356 90.515 88.671 89.063 90.156 90.509 91.086 91.124 90.719 90.99 90.104 90.165 91.365 90.379 91.363 91.039 91.755 91.554 91.704 10 88.216 90.704 88.89 88.937 90.243 90.658 91.052 90.955 90.572 90.989 90.268 90.174 90.88 90.322 90.74 91.035 93.378 91.631 91.389 11 88.134 90.592 89.137 88.886 90.091 90.714 90.743 90.86 90.665 90.577 89.996 89.8 90.726 90.137 90.931 90.746 110.461 90.793 91.511 12 88.566 90.252 89.282 89.165 90.085 90.668 90.858 90.733 90.742 90.535 90.381 89.772 90.547 90.507 90.807 90.868 90.122 90.957 90.971 13 88.258 90.079 91.515 89.267 90.583 91.229 90.581 90.717 90.861 90.488 90.323 89.801 90.408 89.972 91.086 90.853 90.231 91.068 91.078 14 90.253 90.595 107.251 89.392 90.775 91.146 90.622 90.495 91.166 90.842 92.05 89.591 90.641 91.597 90.753 90.546 90.727 90.768 90.932 15 108.755 91.079 88.492 89.581 90.348 90.859 90.446 90.748 93.316 90.817 93.881 89.938 90.686 90.054 90.604 90.55 90.687 90.853 91.134 16 87.833 89.754 89.006 89.683 90.106 90.661 90.827 90.595 109.514 90.648 110.853 89.591 90.629 90.114 90.478 90.682 90.458 91.729 91.047 17 87.78 89.692 89.108 89.967 92.251 90.828 90.519 90.31 90.024 90.93 89.408 89.311 90.744 89.84 90.312 92.432 90.581 91.206 91.891 18 87.889 89.478 88.502 90.588 110.162 92.751 90.369 90.16 89.874 90.574 89.283 90.907 90.725 89.674 90.426 111.395 90.736 92.536 90.912 19 88.232 89.652 88.713 91.034 90.364 110.014 90.283 90.25 90.258 90.331 89.641 92.384 90.475 89.554 90.68 89.556 90.983 91.252 90.884 20 93.443 89.62 88.387 94.359 89.439 89.33 90.802 90.805 89.341 90.024 89.493 110.428 89.954 89.632 91.11 90.001 90.586 92.053 92.317 21 90.485 89.647 88.569 96.824 89.907 90.116 92.575 90.563 89.85 89.633 89.563 89.752 89.652 89.752 93.951 90.18 90.95 91.065 90.886 22 88.006 89.559 88.322 108.764 89.206 89.051 110.845 90.092 89.479 89.899 89.588 89.803 89.757 89.698 110.722 90.137 90.884 90.821 92.122 23 87.663 89.984 88.175 88.513 89.446 89.548 89.676 92.019 89.303 89.593 89.379 89.736 89.607 91.844 89.698 90.346 90.946 90.647 90.803 24 87.979 89.097 88.179 88.605 89.295 89.398 89.839 110.219 89.599 89.667 89.104 89.576 89.646 111.159 91.307 91.109 90.52 91.577 90.935 25 87.87 88.871 88.041 87.725 89.272 89.479 89.997 90.202 89.631 89.527 89.416 89.61 90.146 89.3 142.917 89.792 90.266 92.794 91.055 26 88.077 89.636 88.6 88.313 89.352 89.253 89.954 89.791 89.475 89.527 89.442 89.505 89.448 89.623 90.004 90.969 91.067 27 87.975 88.927 88.348 88.051 89.183 89.289 89.924 90.894 89.351 89.379 89.215 89.666 89.606 89.691 89.712 90.904 92.497 28 88.143 89.131 87.935 87.962 89.164 89.165 90.847 89.829 89.556 89.312 89.254 89.719 89.307 88.991 90.282 90.726 94.166 29 87.484 89.204 87.904 87.978 89.208 89.168 89.324 89.516 88.992 89.074 89.255 89.259 89.13 89.106 89.694 90.524 109.78 30 87.508 90.944 87.678 88.339 89.095 89.29 89.439 89.596 88.878 89.378 89.093 89.121 89.177 89.055 89.775 92.165 89.293 31 87.495 110.242 87.917 87.95 89.137 89.232 89.394 89.471 89.321 89.314 89.381 89.391 89.301 89.756 89.505 92.29 89.393 32 87.444 88.776 87.913 87.82 89.091 88.88 89.409 89.643 89.06 89.165 88.823 89.116 89.076 89.191 89.596 90.218 89.431 33 87.742 88.961 87.581 87.96 88.826 89.042 89.386 89.421 89.03 89.13 89.148 89.158 89.165 89.138 89.442 90.038 89.542 34 87.201 87.918 87.783 87.306 88.801 88.817 89.223 88.556 89.181 88.931 90.05 88.828 88.998 89.017 90.006 89.53 35 87.591 93.907 87.761 87.423 93.466 97.126 101.827 100.559 95.55 90.285 96.558 93.791 92.681 96.429 106.601 107.576 36 101.467 114.468 103.598 112.799 115.172 114.231 114.796 115.562 116.756 117.817 128.653 115.364 114.65 113.58 115.12 113.57 37 116.216 101.441 128.605 119.707 101.894 98.7 93.421 94.318 98.906 116.24 97.309 101.553 116.705 103.377 92.144 91.298 38 90.157 87.886 86.321 86.75 88.467 89.066 91.164 88.764 89.65 90.132 88.725 88.292 89.559 88.306 89.58 89.844 39 86.762 87.96 86.103 86.58 88.43 89.466 88.946 90.706 89.619 88.811 88.907 88.384 89.017 88.436 89.74 89.897 40 87.387 88.481 86.552 86.643 88.446 88.879 89.075 88.783 88.939 89.256 88.433 88.325 89.012 88.368 89.767 89.627 41 86.718 88.224 86.301 86.661 88.289 89.022 88.994 88.77 89.15 90.486 88.338 88.279 88.385 88.346 89.654 89.676 42 86.782 88.36 86.463 87.04 88.388 89.406 88.649 88.699 89.401 89.43 88.729 88.037 88.454 88.227 89.457 89.542 43 86.615 88.327 86.437 86.596 88.178 89.274 88.807 88.69 89.096 88.946 88.954 88.178 88.09 88.195 89.552 89.337 44 87.02 88.27 86.808 86.914 88.148 89.077 90.394 88.619 89.164 89.07 89.171 87.643 88.071 87.993 89.929 89.824 45 86.966 87.839 86.768 88.217 88.008 88.968 88.776 88.601 88.96 89.019 90.335 87.929 87.87 87.969 91.055 90.962 46 87.27 88.039 87.048 87.028 88.059 90.342 88.789 90.388 89.012 88.762 88.982 87.674 87.726 87.89 90.25 89.995 47 87.683 87.849 86.656 86.642 87.953 88.854 88.768 88.503 90.034 89.126 88.974 87.797 87.699 87.732 90.2 90.134 48 87.553 88.527 86.554 86.429 89.996 88.723 88.567 88.326 88.661 89.827 88.638 87.629 87.567 87.661 89.751 90.648 49 86.875 87.239 86.657 86.507 108.028 89.261 88.709 88.345 89.538 88.564 89.17 87.732 87.342 87.581 89.762 89.349 50 86.784 87.13 86.748 86.428 86.847 88.801 89.008 88.332 88.643 89.325 88.952 87.639 87.424 87.496 89.962 89.752 51 86.934 86.862 87.048 86.419 87.227 88.742 88.594 88.353 88.665 88.424 89.998 87.618 87.442 87.535 90.614 52 86.833 88.154 87.559 86.529 94.458 104.016 105.169 101.212 102.136 102.295 102.248 89.182 95.375 92.276 116.602 53 98.574 118.324 102.072 107.607 143.485 136.464 132.355 125.983 133.376 133.583 130.799 116.967 113.281 115.178 131.605 54 142.911 115.892 135.373 126.894 139.167 118.467 110.389 114.46 104.08 55 107.158 136.838 145.212 144.782 145.787 146.006 146.235 145.226 146.191 107.011 120.394 103.335 138.615 56 145.761 139.183 146.432 119.05 142.051 141.035 120.34 118.878 119.466 118.448 139.106 122.485 137.844 139.025 57 148.331 139.191 141.895 87.46 89.48 92.389 88.37 88.419 88.007 88.644 139.998 136.957 138.101 91.021 58 89.33 90.479 86.618 86.762 88.303 88.249 87.607 89.557 88.879 88.344 87.954
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2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

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2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3 Stint 4 Max Verstappen C5 (13) C3 (23) C3 (17) C5 (5) Lewis Hamilton C4 (14) C3 (44) Carlos Sainz Jnr C5 (19) C3 (39) Yuki Tsunoda C4 (23) C3 (30) C5 (5) Pierre Gasly C3 (36) C4 (22) C5 (4) Valtteri Bottas C4 (30) C3 (28) Lando Norris C5 (17) C3 (31) C4 (10) Fernando Alonso C3 (36) C4 (22) Esteban Ocon C5 (15) C3 (43) Charles Leclerc C5 (15) C3 (20) C4 (23) Sebastian Vettel C4 (23) C3 (35) Daniel Ricciardo C5 (18) C3 (34) C5 (5) Lance Stroll C4 (21) C3 (31) C5 (5) Mick Schumacher C5 (10) C3 (42) C5 (5) Sergio Perez C5 (21) C3 (15) C3 (17) C5 (2) Nicholas Latifi C4 (28) C3 (22) Antonio Giovinazzi C4 (17) C3 (16) George Russell C4 (26) Kimi Raikkonen C4 (21) C3 (4)

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2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 21.152 13 2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 21.173 0.021 35 3 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 21.221 0.069 23 4 Nicholas Latifi Williams 21.241 0.089 28 5 Fernando Alonso Alpine 21.304 0.152 36 6 Lando Norris McLaren 21.380 0.228 17 7 Sergio Perez Red Bull 21.385 0.233 53 8 Sergio Perez Red Bull 21.413 0.261 36 9 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 21.449 0.297 18 10 Max Verstappen Red Bull 21.453 0.301 53 11 Sergio Perez Red Bull 21.471 0.319 21 12 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 21.595 0.443 14 13 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 21.669 0.517 30 14 Esteban Ocon Alpine 21.677 0.525 15 15 Max Verstappen Red Bull 21.871 0.719 36 16 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 21.909 0.757 53 17 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 21.920 0.768 54 18 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 22.056 0.904 52 19 Mick Schumacher Haas 22.070 0.918 52 20 Mick Schumacher Haas 22.124 0.972 10 21 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 22.133 0.981 36 22 Lando Norris McLaren 22.173 1.021 48 23 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari 22.213 1.061 19 24 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 22.283 1.131 17 25 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 22.288 1.136 21 26 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 22.338 1.186 21 27 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 22.455 1.303 23 28 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 22.461 1.309 15 29 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 22.661 1.509 52

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