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The 2016 Mexican Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2016) was the Formula One motor race run on 30 October 2016 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, the eighteenth Mexican Grand Prix, and the sixteenth time that the race had been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950.

2016 Mexican Grand Prix
Race 19 of 21 in the 2016 Formula One World Championship
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez 2015.svg
Race details[1]
Date 30 October 2016 (2016-10-30)
Official name Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2016
Location Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.304 km (2.674 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 305.354 km (189.738 mi)
Weather Sunny
Attendance 339,967 (Weekend)[2] 135,026 (Race Day)[3]
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1:18.704
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer
Time 1:21.134 on lap 53
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Mercedes
Third Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer

Defending race winner Nico Rosberg entered the round with a twenty-six-point lead over teammate Lewis Hamilton in the World Drivers' Championship; they were the only two drivers who could win the title at the start of the race, and both remained in contention after it. Their team, Mercedes, held a lead of two hundred and thirty-six points over Red Bull Racing in the World Constructors' Championship before the race; Red Bull were fifty-three points ahead of Scuderia Ferrari.

ReportEdit

Both Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel were stripped of third place podium finishes when penalised post-race. Verstappen crossed the finish line in third, followed 0.99 seconds later by Vettel, himself followed 3.55 seconds later by Verstappen's teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Before the trophy presentation, Verstappen was penalised five seconds for cutting a race corner and unfairly maintaining his narrow lead over Vettel on lap 68. While Vettel attended the podium ceremony as the revised third-place finisher, he was soon given a ten-second penalty for driving dangerously on lap 69, for moving under braking to block Ricciardo as he attempted a pass, under new rules introduced at the United States Grand Prix the previous week. This meant that Ricciardo was promoted to third which also sealed third place in the championship for him, while Verstappen was relegated from third to fourth and Vettel was moved from fourth to third to fifth once the stewards had reviewed all incidents.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. Car
no.
Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:19.447 1:19.137 1:18.704 1
2 6   Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:19.996 1:19.761 1:18.958 2
3 33   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:19.874 1:18.972 1:19.054 3
4 3   Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:19.713 1:19.553 1:19.133 4
5 27   Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:20.599 1:19.769 1:19.330 5
6 7   Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:19.554 1:19.936 1:19.376 6
7 5   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:19.865 1:19.385 1:19.381 7
8 77   Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:20.338 1:19.958 1:19.551 8
9 19   Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:20.423 1:20.151 1:20.032 9
10 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.457 1:20.169 1:20.378 10
11 14   Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1:20.552 1:20.282 11
12 11   Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:20.308 1:20.287 12
13 22   Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1:21.333 1:20.673 13
14 20    Kevin Magnussen Renault 1:21.254 1:21.131 14
15 9   Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1:21.062 1:21.536 15
16 94   Pascal Wehrlein MRT-Mercedes 1:21.363 1:21.785 16
17 21   Esteban Gutiérrez Haas-Ferrari 1:21.401 17
18 26   Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:21.454 18
19 12   Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 1:21.692 19
20 31   Esteban Ocon MRT-Mercedes 1:21.881 20
21 8   Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:21.916 21
107% time: 1:25.008
30   Jolyon Palmer Renault No time 221
Source:[4]
Notes
  • ^1Jolyon Palmer did not set a lap time in qualifying. His participation in the race was permitted at the discretion of the stewards.

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 71 1:40:31.402 1 25
2 6   Nico Rosberg Mercedes 71 +8.354 2 18
3 3   Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 71 +20.858 4 15
4 33   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 71 +21.3231 3 12
5 5   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 71 +27.3133 7 10
6 7   Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 71 +49.376 6 8
7 27   Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 71 +58.891 5 6
8 77   Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 71 +1:05.612 8 4
9 19   Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 71 +1:16.206 9 2
10 11   Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 71 +1:16.798 12 1
11 9   Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 15
12 22   Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 70 +1 Lap 13
13 14   Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 70 +1 Lap 11
14 30   Jolyon Palmer Renault 70 +1 Lap 21
15 12   Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 19
16 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap1 10
17 20    Kevin Magnussen Renault 70 +1 Lap 14
18 26   Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap1 18
19 21   Esteban Gutiérrez Haas-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 17
20 8   Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap PL2
21 31   Esteban Ocon MRT-Mercedes 69 +2 Laps 20
Ret 94   Pascal Wehrlein MRT-Mercedes 0 Collision 16
Source:[5]
Notes

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mexico". formula1.com. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 Mexico Grand Prix Attendance". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 30 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  3. ^ "2016 Mexico Grand Prix Attendance". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 30 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2016 – Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2016 – Race Result". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 30 October 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Mexico 2016 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.

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