2016 Singapore Grand Prix

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2016 Singapore Grand Prix
Race 15 of 21 in the 2016 Formula One World Championship
Layout of the Marina Bay Street Circuit
Layout of the Marina Bay Street Circuit
Race details[1]
Date 18 September 2016
Official name 2016 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix
Location Marina Bay Street Circuit
Marina Bay, Singapore
Course Temporary street circuit
Course length 5.065 km (3.147 mi)
Distance 61 laps, 308.828 km (191.897 mi)
Weather Clear
30 °C (86 °F) air temperature
34–35 °C (93–95 °F) track temperature
1.5 m/s (4.9 ft/s) wind from the east[2]
Attendance 218,824 (Weekend)
73,000 (3-Day Average)[3]
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1:42.584
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer
Time 1:47.187 on lap 49
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer
Third Mercedes

The 2016 Singapore Grand Prix (formally known as the 2016 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 18 September 2016 at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Marina Bay, Singapore. It was the fifteenth round of the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship, and marked the seventeenth running of the Singapore Grand Prix and the ninth time the race had been held at Marina Bay.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton entered the race leading the World Drivers' Championship by two points, ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg. In the World Constructors' Championship, Mercedes held a lead of 208 points. Red Bull Racing was placed second and Ferrari third. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was the defending race winner.

Rosberg started the race from pole position[4] and led throughout, holding off a late challenge by Daniel Ricciardo to win by less than half a second in his 200th race in Formula One. Sebastian Vettel was awarded the Driver of the Day award after moving 17 spots to claim 5th position.[5]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. Car
no.
Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:45.316 1:43.020 1:42.584 1
2 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:44.255 1:43.933 1:43.115 2
3 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:45.167 1:43.471 1:43.288 3
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:45.036 1:44.112 1:43.328 4
5 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:44.964 1:44.159 1:43.540 5
6 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:45.499 1:44.493 1:44.197 6
7 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:45.291 1:44.475 1:44.469 7
8 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:46.081 1:44.737 1:44.479 8
9 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1:45.373 1:44.653 1:44.553 9
10 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:45.204 1:44.703 1:44.582 171
11 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:46.086 1:44.740 10
12 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:46.056 1:44.991 11
13 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1:45.262 1:45.144 12
14 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Haas-Ferrari 1:45.465 1:45.593 13
15 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:45.609 1:45.723 202
16 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1:46.427 1:47.827 14
17 20 Denmark  Kevin Magnussen Renault 1:46.825 15
18 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 1:46.860 16
19 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:46.960 18
20 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein MRT-Mercedes 1:47.667 19
21 31 France Esteban Ocon MRT-Mercedes 1:48.296 21
22 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:49.116 223
107% time: 1:51.552
Source:[4]

Notes:

  • ^1Sergio Pérez received a five-place grid penalty for failing to slow for yellow flags and an additional three-place grid penalty for passing Esteban Gutiérrez under yellows.[6][7]
  • ^2Romain Grosjean received a five-place grid penalty for a new gearbox.[8]
  • ^3Sebastian Vettel penalised 5 places for unscheduled gearbox changes and 20 places for using additional power unit elements.[9]

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 61 1:55:48.950 1 25
2 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 61 +0.488 2 18
3 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 61 +8.038 3 15
4 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 61 +10.219 5 12
5 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 61 +27.694 22 10
6 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 61 +1:11.197 4 8
7 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 61 +1:29.198 9 6
8 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 61 +1:51.062 17 4
9 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Ferrari 61 +1:51.557 7 2
10 20 Denmark  Kevin Magnussen Renault 61 +1:59.952 15 1
11 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Haas-Ferrari 60 +1 Lap 13
12 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 60 +1 Lap 11
13 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 60 +1 Lap 16
14 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 60 +1 Lap 6
15 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Renault 60 +1 Lap 18
16 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein MRT-Mercedes 60 +1 Lap 19
17 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 60 +1 Lap 14
18 31 France Esteban Ocon MRT-Mercedes 59 +2 Laps 21
Ret 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 43 Brakes 12
Ret 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 35 Overheating 10
Ret 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 0 Collision 8
DNS 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 0 Brakes
Source:[10]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Bold text indicates who still had a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

Footnotes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Singapore". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  2. ^ "GP Singapur in Singapur / Rennen". motorsport-total.com (in German). Archived from the original on 26 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Singapore GP attendance falls as economic slowdown hurts". ChannelNews Asia. 19 September 2016. Archived from the original on 19 September 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b "2016 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Charge to fifth earns Vettel Driver of the Day award". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Sergio Perez receives eight-place grid drop". Speedcafe.com. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Perez handed grid drop for yellow flag offences". formula1.com. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Gearbox penalty drops Grosjean five grid places". formula1.com. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  9. ^ Starting grid
  10. ^ "2016 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix – Race Result". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.

External links[edit]


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