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2016 Italian Grand Prix

The 2016 Italian Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia 2016)[1] was a Formula One motor race held on 4 September 2016 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza, Italy. It was the fourteenth round of the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship, and marked the 86th running of the Italian Grand Prix and the 81st time the race was held at Monza.

2016 Italian Grand Prix
Race 14 of 21 in the 2016 Formula One World Championship
Layout of the Monza circuit
Layout of the Monza circuit
Race details[1]
Date 4 September 2016
Official name Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia 2016[2][3]
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Monza, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.793 km (3.600 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 306.720 km (190.587 mi)
Weather Sunny, warm
Attendance 147,500 (Weekend) [4]
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1:21.135
Fastest lap
Driver Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda
Time 1:25.340 on lap 51
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Mercedes
Third Ferrari

Mercedes driver and winner of the previous year's race, Lewis Hamilton, entered the race leading the World Drivers' Championship by nine points ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg. In the World Constructors' Championship, Mercedes held a lead of 181 points. Red Bull Racing was placed second and Ferrari third.

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

TyresEdit

Pirelli provided the teams with medium, soft and supersoft tyres. Pirelli anticipated that the difference between the different compounds would be less than one second per lap, with the differences between soft and supersoft to be around 0.7 of a second, and the difference between soft and medium about 0.9 seconds.[5]

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. Car
no.
Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:21.854 1:21.498 1:21.135 1
2 6   Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.497 1:21.809 1:21.613 2
3 5   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:23.077 1:22.275 1:21.972 3
4 7   Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:23.217 1:22.568 1:22.065 4
5 77   Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:23.264 1:22.499 1:22.388 5
6 3   Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:23.158 1:22.638 1:22.389 6
7 33   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:23.229 1:22.857 1:22.411 7
8 11   Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:23.439 1:22.922 1:22.814 8
9 27   Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:23.259 1:22.951 1:22.836 9
10 21   Esteban Gutiérrez Haas-Ferrari 1:23.386 1:22.856 1:23.184 10
11 19   Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:23.489 1:22.967 11
12 8   Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:23.421 1:23.092 171
13 14   Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1:23.783 1:23.273 12
14 94   Pascal Wehrlein MRT-Mercedes 1:23.760 1:23.315 13
15 22   Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1:23.666 1:23.399 14
16 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:23.661 1:23.496 15
17 26   Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:23.825 16
18 12   Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 1:23.956 18
19 9   Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1:24.087 19
20 30   Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:24.230 20
21 20    Kevin Magnussen Renault 1:24.436 21
107% time: 1:27.583
31   Esteban Ocon MRT-Mercedes No time 221, 2
Source:[6]
Notes
  • ^1Romain Grosjean and Esteban Ocon received a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.
  • ^2Esteban Ocon failed to set a lap time in qualifying. His participation in the race was at the discretion of the stewards.

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Nico Rosberg Mercedes 53 1:17:28.089 2 25
2 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 53 +15.070 1 18
3 5   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 53 +20.990 3 15
4 7   Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 53 +27.561 4 12
5 3   Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 53 +45.295 6 10
6 77   Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 53 +51.015 5 8
7 33   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 53 +54.236 7 6
8 11   Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 53 +1:04.954 8 4
9 19   Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 53 +1:05.617 11 2
10 27   Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 53 +1:18.656 9 1
11 8   Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 17
12 22   Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 52 +1 Lap 14
13 21   Esteban Gutiérrez Haas-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 10
14 14   Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 52 +1 Lap 12
15 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 15
16 9   Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 19
17 20    Kevin Magnussen Renault 52 +1 Lap 21
18 31   Esteban Ocon MRT-Mercedes 51 +2 Laps 22
Ret1 26   Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Ferrari 36 Battery 16
Ret 94   Pascal Wehrlein MRT-Mercedes 26 Oil leak 13
Ret 30   Jolyon Palmer Renault 7 Collision damage 20
Ret2 12   Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 6 Collision damage 18
Source:[7][8]
Notes
  • ^1Daniil Kvyat received a 5-second time penalty for speeding in the pit-lane,[8] which was added to his finishing time (despite his being retired and not classified in the race).[7][9][10]
  • ^2Felipe Nasr received a 10-second penalty for causing a collision with Jolyon Palmer,[8] which, unlike Kvyat's penalty, was not added to his finishing time.[7][9][11]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Monza". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2016 Formula 1 World Championship Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Monza - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  4. ^ "F1 attendance figures hit four million in 2017". www.formula1.com.
  5. ^ "Italian Grand Prix technical preview". Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia 2016 – Qualifying". formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 3 September 2016. Archived from the original on 3 September 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  7. ^ a b c "2016 Italian Grand Prix Race – Official Classification". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 4 September 2016. Archived from the original on 5 September 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  8. ^ a b c "Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia 2016 – Race Result". formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  9. ^ a b "2016 Italian Grand Prix Race – Lap Analysis". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 4 September 2016. Archived from the original on 10 September 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  10. ^ "04.09 – Stewards Decision Doc 35 – D. Kvyat". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). 4 September 2016. Archived from the original on 10 September 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  11. ^ "04.09 – Stewards Decision Doc 34 – F. Nasr". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). 4 September 2016. Archived from the original on 10 September 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Italy 2016 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.

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