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2016 Singapore Grand Prix

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.

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

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]

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

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

RaceEdit

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

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 both sets of standings.

FootnotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  11. ^ a b "Singapore 2016 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.

External linksEdit