2021 Styrian GP: Race pace

The images shown above are vectors. You can zoom in on them as much as you want to see in which lap was each individual time done. To get the png file for the fastest drivers, click here. To get the png file for the slowest drivers, click here. For the image that includes all the drivers click here.

The main idea of this chart is to show the representative average race pace of each driver. Since plotting the raw data will not show accurate information, I have to do a bit of data pre-processing.

To remove the outliers, I use an IQR method. This means that the race pace analysis removes laps that are considered to be anomalous. This includes the first lap, laps done when the safety car was out and incomplete laps (laps when the driver went in or out of the pits).

If laps were done with the intermediate or wet tires, then they were considered for this analysis.

The box represents a modified box plot, with the line in the middle representing the mean (average) time done by each driver. The top and bottom line respectively represent the 75% percentile and the 25% percentile.

Remember that drivers with more pit stops tend to have faster times than drivers with fewer pit stops.

Race overview plot

2021 Azerbaijan GP - Race overview

This is a simple chart that shows all the representative laps of the race. As with the race pace chart, laps done under safety car condition were removed. If a driver went into or out of the pit lane, then that lap was removed as well.

If you want a hi-res image of this table just click here.

Race summary table

This race summary table shows most of the information you want to know about the race. Just to be clear, this table doesn’t consider the laps when the drivers went into the pits, but doesn’t remove the laps done under safety or virtual safety car conditions.

For this particular chart, unfortunately, because of the red flag, the data is a little bit funky, adding some extra stints that were not really stints. The chart, however, should give you representative data about the race.

If you want a hi-res image of this table just click here.


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