Position changes during a race#
Plot the position of each driver at the end of each lap.
import fastf1.plotting import matplotlib.pyplot as plt fastf1.plotting.setup_mpl(misc_mpl_mods=False)
Load the session and create the plot
session = fastf1.get_session(2023, 1, 'R') session.load(telemetry=False, weather=False) fig, ax = plt.subplots(figsize=(8.0, 4.9))
For each driver, get their three letter abbreviation (e.g. ‘HAM’) by simply using the value of the first lap, get their color and then plot their position over the number of laps.
for drv in session.drivers: drv_laps = session.laps.pick_driver(drv) abb = drv_laps['Driver'].iloc color = fastf1.plotting.driver_color(abb) ax.plot(drv_laps['LapNumber'], drv_laps['Position'], label=abb, color=color)
Finalize the plot by setting y-limits that invert the y-axis so that position one is at the top, set custom tick positions and axis labels.
ax.set_ylim([20.5, 0.5]) ax.set_yticks([1, 5, 10, 15, 20]) ax.set_xlabel('Lap') ax.set_ylabel('Position')
Text(0, 0.5, 'Position')
Because this plot is very crowed, add the legend outside the plot area.
ax.legend(bbox_to_anchor=(1.0, 1.02)) plt.tight_layout() plt.show()
Total running time of the script: (0 minutes 5.509 seconds)