Belgium 2009: Pitstop & Tyre Strategies

Belgium 2009: Pitstop & Tyre Strategies

Having won the Belgian Grand Prix from Giancarlo Fisichella and Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen took his first victory of the year for both himself and the Ferrari team, partly with thanks to slick pitwork on each of his two pitstops. The safety car played a huge part in the strategies of teams, the drivers being able to save a bit of fuel while following the Mercedes-Benz AMG. Some drivers altered their strategies, and both the leading pilots pitted together. It seems the two-stopper. Kimi Raikkonen won with two two stops, team mate Luca Badoer brought up the rear with one stop.

Belgium 2009
Pitstop Strategies

Stint 1
(Start Tyre)

Stint 2
(Lap)

Stint 3
(Lap)

Stint 4
(Lap)

Ferrari
Italian FlagLuca Badoer Soft Medium (25)
Finnish FlagKimi Raikkonen Soft Medium (14) Soft (32)
McLaren
British FlagLewis Hamilton Medium DNF (1)
Finnish FlagHeikki Kovalainen Soft Medium (27
BMW
Polish FlagRobert Kubica Soft Medium (12) Soft (31)
German FlagNick Heidfeld Medium Medium (14) Soft (33)
Renault
Spanish FlagFernando Alonso Medium Soft (25) DNF (27)
French FlagRomain Grosjean Medium DNF (1)
Toyota
Italian FlagJarno Trulli Medium Medium (1) Soft (21) DNF (22)
German FlagTimo Glock Medium Soft (12) Soft (33)
Scuderia Toro Rosso
Spanish FlagJaime Alguersuari Medium DNF (1)
Swiss FlagSebastien Buemi Medium Medium (21) Soft (31)
Red Bull Racing
Australian FlagMark Webber Medium Medium (14) Drive Thru (18) Soft (35)
German FlagSebastian Vettel Medium Medium (17) Soft (35)
Williams
German FlagNico Rosberg Medium Medium (18) Soft (34)
Japanese FlagKazuki Nakajima Medium Soft (29)
Force India
German FlagAdrian Sutil Medium Medium (1) Soft (27)
Italian FlagGiancarlo Fisichella Soft Soft (14) Medium (32)
Brawn
British FlagJenson Button Medium DNF (1)
Brazilian FlagRubens Barrichello Soft Medium (1) Medium (28)
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2 comments

  • Ollie,

    Just to add to the discussion we had about these posts last week. I did think that Autosport did a similar thing, and sure enough here it is for Belgium. It must be difficult to find unless it’s one of the recent stories though. Kudos to you as always for producing this by yourself, and in a more readable and findable format than Autosport! 🙂

  • I did think that Autosport did a similar thing, and sure enough here it is for Belgium.

    Yeah, I knew Autosport did one – I think Sidepodcast put me onto it last year – but they don’t include the lap the pitstop was taken on. So as far as I’m aware, there still isn’t a complete single table out there other than mine (complete being tyre compounds and pitstop laps).

    Kudos to you as always for producing this by yourself, and in a more readable and findable format than Autosport!

    Thanks, that’s pretty much what Mr. C said last year when he was egging me on with this post. 🙂

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