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The 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix (formally the 2016 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix)[1] was the second race of the 2016 Formula One season. The race was the 12th Bahrain Grand Prix, with all of them being held at the Bahrain International Circuit.


BackgroundEdit

The same as the Australian Grand Prix, super soft, soft and medium tyres will be available.[2]

In the Australian Grand Prix, there was a lot of criticism on the "elimination" qualifying format.[3][4][5][6] Following the race, the sport's Strategy Working Group chose to keep it for the Bahrain Grand Prix, and do a further review afterwards.[7] As a response, Toto Wolff said: "We haven't found the right format with this change and it's hard to see how it might be more entertaining for the fans this weekend in Bahrain."[8] Sebastian Vettel stated that he is one of the people are disappointed,[9] while Lewis Hamilton said it is "strange [...], particularly because the most important thing is the fans were unhappy".[10] The FIA's president Jean Todt and Formula One's commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone are set to attend another meeting on race day to discuss the new qualifying format.[11]

Just one day before the Friday practice sessions, it was confirmed that Fernando Alonso would not compete, having been found out in medical exams to have had a partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung) and broken ribs following his accident with Esteban Gutiérrez in the Australian Grand Prix. McLaren's reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne was confirmed to take his place.[12][13] Gutiérrez also had to have a new car built, as the first one was thought by the Haas team to be too damaged.[14][15] The Ferrari team were also able to save Kimi Räikkönen's combustion engine when the turbo charger failed during the Australian Grand Prix and caused the engine to set on fire. The team had been acting quickly to the scene, meaning that they did not need to use a second engine for Bahrain.[16] Alfonso Celis, Jr. was also confirmed to take part in the first practice session for Force India.[17]

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W07 Hybrid Mercedes PU106C Hybrid P
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W07 Hybrid Mercedes PU106C Hybrid P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 P
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB12 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB12 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM09 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM09 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen France Renault Sport F1 Team Renault RS16 Renault RE16 P
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault Sport F1 Team Renault RS16 Renault RE16 P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR11 Ferrari 059/4 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR11 Ferrari 059/4 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C35 Ferrari 059/5 P
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C35 Ferrari 059/5 P
47 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-31 Honda RA616H P
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-31 Honda RA616H P
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein United Kingdom Manor Racing MRT Manor MRT05 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid P
88 Indonesia Rio Haryanto United Kingdom Manor Racing MRT Manor MRT05 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid P
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-16 Ferrari 059/5 P
21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-16 Ferrari 059/5 P
Free Practice 1 only
34 Mexico Alfonso Celis, Jr. India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM09 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid P
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Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:34.461 4 1:32.870 9 1:33.519 10
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:35.073 11 1:32.650 6 1:31.863 1
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:32.294 1 1:31.001 1 1:32.104 3
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:34.128 3 1:32.452 5 1:31.723 2
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:35.000 9 1:33.384 14 1:33.082 6
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:35.728 16 1:34.224 20 1:33.569 11
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes DNP 1:33.406 15 1:34.281 19
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:35.006 10 1:32.873 10 1:33.363 9
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen France Renault 1:35.490 15 1:33.447 16 1:33.617 12
21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez United States Haas-Ferrari 1:35.309 13 1:33.129 12 1:33.337 8
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:35.440 14 1:32.281 3 1:33.704 13
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:34.541 5 1:32.703 7 1:33.113 7
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1:34.601 6 1:33.570 17 1:34.128 18
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 1:36.939 20 1:33.640 18 1:34.424 20
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:34.860 8 1:32.406 4 1:33.778 15
34 Mexico Alfonso Celis, Jr. India Force India-Mercedes 1:37.287 21 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:32.799 2 1:31.242 2 1:32.160 4
47 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:36.392 18 1:32.999 11 1:33.744 14
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:34.793 7 1:33.177 13 1:34.003 16
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:35.174 12 1:32.792 8 1:32.675 5
88 Indonesia Rio Haryanto United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 1:37.714 22 1:34.562 22 1:35.546 21
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein 1:36.371 17 1:33.953 19 1:35.724 22

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 21:31.391 11:30.039 11:29.493 1
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 11:31.325 31:30.535 21:29.570 2
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 41:31.636 21:30.409 31:30.012 3
4 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 61:31.685 41:30.559 41:30.244 4
5 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 31:31.403 61:31.122 51:30.854 5
6 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 51:31.672 51:30.931 61:31.153 6
7 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 121:32.045 71:31.374 71:31.155 7
8 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 101:31.987 81:31.604 81:31.620 8
9 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 111:32.005 91:31.756 9
10 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 81:31.888 101:31.772 10
11 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 71:31.716 111:31.816 11
12 47 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 141:32.472 121:31.934 12
13 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez United States Haas-Ferrari 131:32.118 131:31.945 13
14 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 91:31.976 141:31.998 14
15 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 151:32.559 151:32.241 15
16 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 161:32.806 16
17 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 171:32.840 17
18 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 181:32.911 18
19 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen France Renault 191:33.181 PL*
20 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 201:33.438 19
21 88 Indonesia Rio Haryanto United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 211:34.190 20
22 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 221:34.388 21
107% time: 1:37.717
Source: [18]
  • * Kevin Magnussen missed his mandatory weight check during the second practice session, giving him a penalty that makes him start from the pit lane.[18]

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 57 1 h 33 m 34.696 s 2 25
2 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 57 + 10.282 s 4 18
3 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 57 + 30.148 s 1 15
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 57 + 1 m 2.494 s 5 12
5 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 57 + 1 m 18.299 s 9 10
6 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 57 + 1 m 20.929 s 10 8
7 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 56 + 1 lap 15 6
8 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 56 + 1 lap 7 4
9 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 56 + 1 lap 6 2
10 47 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 56 + 1 lap 12 1
11 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen France Renault 56 + 1 lap PL
12 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 56 + 1 lap 17
13 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 56 + 1 lap 16
14 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 56 + 1 lap 21
15 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 56 + 1 lap 8
16 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 56 + 1 lap 18
17 88 Indonesia Rio Haryanto United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 56 + 1 lap 20
18 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 29 Suspension 11
Ret 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez United States Haas-Ferrari 9 KERS failure 13
Ret 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 6 Gearbox 14
DNS 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 0 Exhaust 3
DNS 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 0 No Car 19
Source: [19]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 Germany Nico Rosberg 50
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 33
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 24 ▲ 1
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 18 ▲ 13
5 France Romain Grosjean 18 ▲ 1
6 Germany Sebastian Vettel 15 ▼ 3
7 Brazil Felipe Massa 14 ▼ 2
8 Netherlands Max Verstappen 9 ▲ 2
9 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 6 ▼ 2
10 Russia Daniil Kvyat 6 ▲ 7
11 Finland Valtteri Bottas 6 ▼ 3
12 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 2 ▼ 3
13 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 1 ▲ 4
14 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 0 ▼ 2
15 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 0 ▼ 4
16 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 0 ▲ 1
17 Mexico Sergio Pérez 0 ▼ 4
18 Germany Pascal Wehrlein 0 ▼ 2
19 Brazil Felipe Nasr 0 ▼ 4
20 United Kingdom Jenson Button 0 ▼ 6
21 Indonesia Rio Haryanto 0 ▼ 5
Source:[20]
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 83
2 Italy Ferrari 33
3 Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 30 ▲ 1
4 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 20 ▼ 1
5 United States Haas-Ferrari 18
6 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 11 ▲ 1
7 India Force India-Mercedes 6 ▼ 1
8 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1 ▲ 1
9 France Renault 0 ▼ 1
10 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 0
11 United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 0
Source:[20]

NotesEdit

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  2. "Pirelli reveal driver tyre choices for Bahrain". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 22 March 2016. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2016/3/pirelli-reveal-driver-tyre-choices-for-bahrain.html. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  3. Morlidge, Matthew (19 March 2016). "New qualifying format slammed as 'unacceptable' and 'embarrassing'". Sky Sports. http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/10210796/new-qualifying-format-slammed-as-unacceptable-and-embarrassing. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  4. Benson, Andrew (19 March 2016). "Lewis Hamilton on pole position in Australia after new F1 qualifying". BBC Sport (Melbourne: BBC). http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/35850356. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  5. Johnson, Daniel (19 March 2016). "Bernie Ecclestone vows to scrap new Formula One qualifying system after Australian Grand Prix farce". The Daily Telegraph (Melbourne: Telegraph Media Group). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/03/19/australian-grand-prix-qualifying-farce-as-lewis-hamilton-takes-p/. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  6. "Bernie Ecclestone describes new F1 qualifying as '****'". eurosport.co.uk. 19 March 2016. http://www.eurosport.co.uk/formula-1/bernie-ecclestone-describes-new-f1-qualifying-as_sto5324225/story.shtml. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  7. Parkes, Ian (24 March 2016). "F1 gives elimination qualifying system reprieve for the Bahrain GP". Autosport.com. Haymarket Media Group. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/123446/elimination-qualifying-to-stay-for-bahrain. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  8. "F1's new qualifying format will flop again in Bahrain, says Toto Wolff". The Guardian. Reuters (Guardian Media Group). 29 March 2016. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/mar/29/f1-bahrain-grand-prix-new-qualifying-format-toto-wolff-mercedes. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  9. Baldwin, Alan (31 March 2016). "Vettel in less than fine fettle over qualifying". Reuters. http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-motor-f1-bahrain-qualifying-idUKKCN0WX28I. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  10. Benson, Andrew (31 March 2016). "Lewis Hamilton says it is strange that qualifying is unchanged at Bahrain GP". BBC. http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/35937850. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  11. Cooper, Adam (31 March 2016). "Ecclestone and Todt to attend second F1 qualifying summit on Sunday". Fox Sports. http://www.foxsports.com/motor/story/f1-qualifying-bahrain-meeting-bernie-ecclestone-jean-todt-033116. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  12. Pablo, Elizalde (31 March 2016). "Alonso will not race in the Bahrain GP". Motorsport Network, LLC.. http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/alonso-will-not-race-in-the-bahrain-gp-683160/. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  13. Pablo, Elizalde (31 March 2016). "Alonso reveals he had a pneumothorax, broken rib". Motorsport Network, LLC.. http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/alonso-reveals-he-had-a-pneumothorax-broken-rib-683214/. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  14. Zimmermann, Ruben (28 March 2016). "Haas in Bahrain: Neues Chassis für Esteban Gutierrez" (in German). http://www.motorsport-total.com/f1/news/2016/03/haas-in-bahrain-neues-chassis-fuer-esteban-gutierrez-16032805.html. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  15. "Bahrain Grand Prix: Fernando Alonso to use new power unit". BBC Sport (BBC). 30 March 2016. http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/35919470. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  16. Barretto, Lawrence (30 March 2016). "Quick response saved Raikkonen's Ferrari F1 engine in Australia". Autosport.com. Haymarket Media Group. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/123500/quick-response-saved-raikkonen-engine. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  17. Parkes, Ian (24 March 2016). "Alfonso Celis Jr gets F1 practice run in Bahrain with Force India". Haymarket Media Group. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/123438/. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "2016 Bahrain Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 2 April 2016. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2016-race-results/2016-bahrain-results/qualifying.html. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  19. "Bahrain Grand Prix 2016 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 3 April 2016. https://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2016-race-results/2016-bahrain-results/race.html. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Collantine, Keith (3 April 2016). "2016 Bahrain Grand Prix championship points". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2016/04/03/2016-bahrain-grand-prix-championship-points/. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
V T E 2016 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • Manor • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 21 Gutiérrez • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 30 Palmer • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 47 Vandoorne  • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 88 Haryanto • 94 Wehrlein
Other Drivers Celis • di Resta • Fong • Fuoco • Gasly • Jordá • Kari • King • Leclerc • Lynn • Matsushita • Mazepin • Paffett • Rossi • Stoneman • Stroll • Turvey • Vergne
Cars Ferrari SF16-H • Force India VJM09 • Haas VF-16 • Manor MRT05 • McLaren MP4-31 • Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid • Red Bull RB12 • Renault RS16 • Sauber C35 • Toro Rosso STR11 • Williams FW38
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Bahrain • China • Russia • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Baku • Austria • Britain • Hungary • Germany • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Malaysia • Japan • United States • Mexico • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Paul Ricard • Barcelona: 1 • 2 • 3
See also 2015 Formula One Season • 2017 Formula One Season • Category
Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix
Circuits Bahrain International Circuit (2004–present)
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Races 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016


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