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The 2016 Chinese Grand Prix (formally the 2016 Formula 1 Pirelli Chinese Grand Prix)[1] was the third race of the 2016 Formula One season. The race was the 13th Chinese Grand Prix, with all of them being held at the Shanghai International Circuit.


BackgroundEdit

For the Grand Prix, super soft, soft and medium tyres were used.[2]

After the criticism of the new "elimination" qualifying format used in the first two races, the old format was brought back in China.[3]

Passing a medical test on 14 April 2016 following his injuries from the Australian Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso was allowed to compete in the first practice session of the Chinese Grand Prix,[4] though he had to pass a second medical test afterwards to see if he was fit to take part in the rest of the Grand Prix weekend, which he successfully passed.[5]

Lewis Hamilton was given a five-place grid penalty for changing his gearbox, after Mercedes found that his first gearbox was damaged after Valtteri Bottas collided with him in Bahrain. They decided to change the gearbox straight away because they thought it would be easier for Hamilton to overtake on the Shanghai International Circuit than on the next few circuits.[6] Hamilton replied: "Of course when you hear on the Wednesday morning that you're arriving at the weekend with a penalty already, that changes the approach to the weekend, your mind set. But for me a challenge is an opportunity to rise, so I'm really excited about this opportunity, from where I'm going to start hopefully in the best possible position with the penalty. I love racing, and it's a race this weekend - rather than being at the front and have less of a race. It's going to be an easy weekend for Nico for sure. But it doesn't mean I can't give him a good run for his money from wherever I start. I'll be pushing as hard as I can... It doesn't mean I can't win the race still, which is my thought process, rather than damage limitation."[7]

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
14 Spain Fernando Alonso 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
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Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

Williams had several tyre issues, first shown when Felipe Massa spun after his left-rear tyre went while approaching Turn 6, and causing debris and gravel to gather across the track, bringing out the red flag after 25 minutes had passed in the session. Massa was able to go out again, but his left-rear tyre failed again, leaving him unable to set a time in the session, being 22nd. These two tyre failures were confirmed by Pirelli to be technical issues, although they could not immediately find the same reason for when Kevin Magnussen had a left-rear tyre failure on the back straight, again bringing out the red flag. Esteban Gutiérrez was also unlucky, receiving an electrical problem before he could set a time, and had to head back to the pits after doing just two laps. Nico Rosberg set the fastest time, being 1m 37.133s, which was 0.146 seconds quicker than Lewis Hamilton's time, due to that Hamilton did not do a good second sector, as well as having two spins throughout the session.[8]

Sebastian Vettel was the only other driver to get within one second of Rosberg's time, finishing third in the session, while his teammate Kimi Räikkönen was fifth, between Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat respectively. Following behind was Carlos Sainz, Jr. Meanwhile, on a set of supersoft tyres, Jenson Button went eighth fastest, while his teammate Fernando Alonso was twelfth.[8]

FP2Edit

Gutiérrez's bad luck continued when a problem occurred on his brake-by-wire system, causing the brakes to seize and catch fire. He was 21st in the session,[9] but could not compete any further, having done only four laps. Meanwhile, Magnussen did not take part in the session, due to the Renault team still trying to figure out what caused his tyre failure in FP1.[10] After FP2, this was revealed to be a suspension failure, while Massa's was due to the rear brake ducts' new vanes not having sufficient clearance, resulting in the vanes coming out of the wheel rim's inside.[11] Massa was able to finish fourteenth in the session.[10]

At the start of the session, Button was fastest, until Rosberg went faster on supersoft tyres. Hamilton followed, but going wide at Turn 6 meant his time was slower than Rosberg's. Vettel then went faster than Rosberg on supersoft tyres, before Räikkönen took the fastest time of the session. Meanwhile, Ricciardo, Max Verstappen, Nico Hülkenberg, Sainz, Sergio Pérez, Valtteri Bottas and Alonso all overtook Button, respectively.[10]

FP3Edit

When the third session started, Bottas was second fastest while a heavy rainfall was occurring, with Pérez, Sainz and Gutiérrez. Räikkönen was the fastest, using a set of full wet tyres, but as the weather conditions improved, Vettel went fastest on intermediate tyres within the final fifteen minutes. Romain Grosjean was the only person to spin during the session, but was unable to set a time after his car was missing its telemetry, while Ericsson's car had a technical issue. The drivers of Mercedes, Red Bull and McLaren also did not record times, wanting to keep their intermediate tyres for qualifying. Despite getting his right-rear tyre punctured at the beginning of the session, Palmer was able to finish sixth, while teammate Magnussen finished seventh. In the end, Räikkönen was twelfth.[12]

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:39.061 4 1:38.143 5 No Time 20
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:38.665 3 1:37.005 2 1:57.351 1
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:38.037 1 1:37.133 3 No Time 19
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:39.155 5 1:36.896 1 2:00.812 12
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:41.358 14 1:39.890 16 No Time 17
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.393 15 1:39.979 18 No Time 22
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:40.347 11 1:38.569 9 1:58.689 3
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:40.358 12 1:38.728 11 No Time 16
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes No Time 22 1:39.214 14 2:02.438 13
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen France Renault No Time 20 No Time 22 1:59.761 7
21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez United States Haas-Ferrari No Time 21 1:42.954 21 1:59.526 5
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:39.974 8 1:38.828 12 No Time 15
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:39.625 6 1:39.178 13 No Time 18
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1:40.169 9 1:38.527 7 2:00.158 10
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 1:41.816 17 1:39.774 15 1:59.677 6
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:40.232 10 1:38.268 6 2:00.150 9
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:38.183 2 1:37.329 4 No Time 21
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:39.676 7 1:38.542 8 1:58.800 4
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:40.828 13 1:38.723 10 1:58.061 2
88 Indonesia Rio Haryanto United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 1:41.614 16 1:40.550 19 2:02.732 14
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein 1:42.908 18 1:39.941 17 1:59.964 8
Source: [13][14][15]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Before Q1 started, the track was still damp, having a puddle on the start/finish straight. As the session started, most of the drivers went out on intermediate tyres, while the Manor drivers used supersoft tyres. However, during his out lap, Hamilton reported of a power unit problem, and came back into the pits before he could set a time. Meanwhile, on the very start of his first flying lap, Pascal Wehrlein skidded upon hitting a bump hidden beneath the puddle on the start/finish straight, causing his car's left side to hit the barrier, and bring out the red flag for twenty-two minutes. Wehrlein said in response over the radio: "Sorry guys, no chance to do anything." When the session restarted, Vettel set the fastest time on supersoft tyres, followed by Räikkönen, Bottas, Button, Sainz, Rosberg and Ricciardo.[16] Meanwhile, Mercedes found that Hamilton's car had a problem with its Electric Recovery System, but could not get him out again in the session, meaning Hamilton was qualified in last place, the first time he failed to get through Q1 since Hungary in 2014.[17] The other drivers knocked out in Q1 were: Magnussen, Gutiérrez, Palmer and Haryanto, while Wehrlein was 21st.[16]

Q2Edit

Once again, the Ferraris were fastest, with Vettel being the quickest ahead of Räikkönen, while Rosberg was third on a set of soft tyres, which were the ones chosen for him to use at the start of the race. Before the last minute of the session, Hülkenberg stopped his car beside the track, after his left-front tyre came off, leaving him in tenth place. The red flag was brought out, with not enough time for anyone to improve afterwards, preventing Massa from getting into the top ten. He was left eleventh, while Alonso and Button were both frustrated, qualifying twelfth and thirteenth respectively. Grosjean, Ericsson and Nasr were the next three drivers knocked out of Q2.[16] Hülkenberg was soon given a three-place grid penalty for being released unsafely, dropping him down to thirteenth.[18]

Q3Edit

At first, Rosberg was fastest with a time of 1:36.111 on a set of supersoft tyres. Räikkönen then went quicker, while Ricciardo was third fastest. Vettel, meanwhile, decided to stay in the garage at that time and do just one run in the final minutes of the session. On his second run, Rosberg improved his time, putting him into pole position. Ricciardo then went second, while Räikkönen went a bit wide at the hairpin, leaving him third, while Vettel qualified fourth, ahead of Bottas, Kvyat, Pérez, Sainz and Verstappen.[16]

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 61:37.669 31:36.240 11:35.402 1
2 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 71:37.672 41:36.815 21:35.917 2
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 21:37.347 11:36.118 31:35.972 3
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 11:37.001 21:36.183 41:36.246 4
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 31:37.537 51:36.831 51:36.296 5
6 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 81:37.719 61:36.948 61:36.399 6
7 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 101:38.096 71:37.149 71:36.865 7
8 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 51:37.656 81:37.204 81:36.881 8
9 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 121:38.181 91:37.265 91:37.194 9
10 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 111:38.165 101:37.333 10no time 13*
11 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 91:38.016 111:37.347 10
12 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 151:38.451 121:38.826 11
13 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 41:37.593 131:39.093 12
14 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 141:38.425 141:39.830 14
15 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 131:38.321 151:40.742 15
16 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 161:38.654 161:42.430 16
17 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen France Renault 171:38.673 17
18 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez United States Haas-Ferrari 181:38.770 18
19 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 191:39.528 19
20 88 Indonesia Rio Haryanto United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 201:40.264 20
107% time: 1:42.080
NC 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 21 no time 21
NC 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 22 no time 22
Source: [19]
  • * Hülkenberg received a three-place grid penalty for having his car released in an unsafe condition.[18]
  • Wehrlein and Hamilton were both unable to set a qualifying time within 107% of Q1's fastest time, but were given permission from the stewards to race.[20][21]
  • Hamilton was originally given a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change, but with a technical issue that prevented him from setting a qualifying time, he was put into last place.[17]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Nico Rosberg 2
______________ Daniel Ricciardo
Row 2 3 ______________
Kimi Räikkönen 4
______________ Sebastian Vettel
Row 3 5 ______________
Valtteri Bottas 6
______________ Daniil Kvyat
Row 4 7 ______________
Sergio Pérez 8
______________ Carlos Sainz, Jr.
Row 5 9 ______________
Max Verstappen 10
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 6 11 ______________
Fernando Alonso 12
______________ Jenson Button
Row 7 13 ______________
Nico Hülkenberg* 14
______________ Romain Grosjean
Row 8 15 ______________
Marcus Ericsson 16
______________ Felipe Nasr
Row 9 17 ______________
Kevin Magnussen 18
______________ Esteban Gutiérrez
Row 10 19 ______________
Jolyon Palmer 20
______________ Rio Haryanto
Row 11 21 ______________
Pascal Wehrlein 22
______________ Lewis Hamilton

Source

  • * Hülkenberg received a three-place grid penalty for having his car released in an unsafe condition.[18]
  • Wehrlein and Hamilton were both unable to set a qualifying time within 107% of Q1's fastest time, but were given permission from the stewards to race.[20][21]
  • Hamilton was originally given a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change, but with a technical issue that prevented him from setting a qualifying time, he was put into last place.[17]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

As the lights went out, Ricciardo made a slightly better start than Rosberg, overtaking him at the first corner. Kvyat made a good start compared to the Ferraris, trying to go past them at the first corner. Vettel tried to avoid Kvyat, but in doing so, he made contact with Räikkönen, damaging each other's front wings.[22] Both were able to continue, but Vettel dropped down to eighth, while Räikkönen was dropping down the the back of the field.[23] At the same time, Ericsson went into Grosjean, damaging the latter's front wing, and making his start terrible on his thirtieth birthday.[24] Nasr swerved to avoid Räikkönen as the latter came back onto the track,[25] but Nasr collided with Hamilton. Nasr's front-right tyre was damaged, while Hamilton's front wing went underneath his car, creating further damage that caused him to lost some downforce, and made all of his sets of tyres unable to last for so long. Hamilton, Räikkönen, Grosjean and Nasr all came into the pits to change their front wings.[22][24]

to be completed

Post-raceEdit

After the race, Hülkenberg was given five-second time penalty and two penalty points for going at an unnecessarily slow speed at the pit entrance.[26] However, it did not affect his race results. Force India was also fined €5,000 for releasing Pérez from one of his pit stops in an unsafe manner.[27]

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 56 1h 38m 53.891s 1 25
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 56 +37.776 4 18
3 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 56 +45.936 6 15
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 56 +52.688 2 12
5 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 56 +65.872 3 10
6 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 56 +75.511 10 8
7 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 56 +78.230 22 6
8 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 +79.268 9 4
9 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 +84.127 8 2
10 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 56 +86.192 5 1
11 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 56 +94.283 7
12 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 56 +97.253 11
13 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 56 +101.990 12
14 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez United States Haas-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 18
15 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap* 13
16 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 15
17 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen France Renault 55 +1 Lap 17
18 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 21
19 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 14
20 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 16
21 88 Indonesia Rio Haryanto United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 20
Ret 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 45 Electronics 19
Source: [28]
  • * Hülkenberg received a five-second time penalty for driving unnecessarily slowly in the pit entry. This, however, did not change his race results.[26]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 Germany Nico Rosberg 75
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 39
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 36
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 33 ▲ 2
5 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 28 ▼ 1
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 22 ▲ 1
7 Russia Daniil Kvyat 21 ▲ 3
8 France Romain Grosjean 18 ▼ 3
9 Netherlands Max Verstappen 13 ▼ 1
10 Finland Valtteri Bottas 7 ▲ 1
11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 6 ▼ 2
12 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 4
13 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 1
14 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 0
15 Mexico Sergio Pérez 0 ▲ 2
16 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 0 ▼ 2
17 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 0 ▼ 2
18 Brazil Felipe Nasr 0 ▲ 1
19 Spain Fernando Alonso 0 ▲ 4
20 United Kingdom Jenson Button 0
21 Germany Pascal Wehrlein 0 ▼ 3
22 Indonesia Rio Haryanto 0 ▼ 1
23 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 0
Source:[29]
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 114
2 Italy Ferrari 61
3 Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 57
4 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 29
5 United States Haas-Ferrari 18
6 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 17
7 India Force India-Mercedes 6
8 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1
9 France Renault 0
10 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 0
11 United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 0
Source:[29]

NotesEdit

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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
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