Position changes during a race#

Plot the position of each driver at the end of each lap.

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

import fastf1.plotting


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[0]
    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])
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))

plot position changes

Total running time of the script: (0 minutes 2.537 seconds)

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