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The 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix (officially the 2016 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix)[1] was the sixteenth race of the 2016 Formula One season, and the eighteenth time the Malaysian Grand Prix was held on the Formula One calendar. It was held between 30 September and 2 October 2016.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the fourth time at Malaysia, with his teammate Nico Rosberg on the front row. Hamilton led the race from the start, but on the start of his 41st lap, his engine blew, causing him to retire from the race, and enabling Daniel Ricciardo to take victory and Max Verstappen to finish second, and championship leader Nico Rosberg finished third after a collision from Sebastian Vettel on the first lap put him at the back of the field, putting Rosberg twenty-three points ahead of Hamilton in the championship.


BackgroundEdit

Nico Rosberg's win in the Singapore Grand Prix gave him enough points to take the lead of the Drivers' Championship from his teammate Lewis Hamilton, who could only finish third in the race. Afterwards, Rosberg led with 273 points, eight points clear of Hamilton. Daniel Ricciardo, who finished second in Singapore, was already far behind, 86 points behind Hamilton. Sebastian Vettel, despite finishing behind Kimi Räikkönen, was still fourth with 153 points, while Räikkönen was fifth and five points behind Vettel.[2] Mercedes led the Constructors' Championship with 538 points, being 222 points ahead of Red Bull thanks to the former's dominance. Ricciardo's podium finish and Max Verstappen's sixth-place finish kept Red Bull second, fifteen points ahead of Ferrari. Sergio Pérez's eighth-place finish resulted in Force India moving up to fourth, just one point ahead of Williams, whose drivers failed to score any points in Singapore.[3]

For the first time since 2000, the Malaysian Grand Prix was held in October rather than March or April. With the extra time, the track was resurfaced and had several upgrades to some of the corners, including to make the drainage at Turn 15 better than before so that there is not a huge amount of rainwater on the turn's entry and exit.[4] However, Vettel felt unsure if the track's resurfacing would improve the track itself.[5]

Driver tyre choices
Team Driver Pirelli soft symbol Pirelli medium symbol Pirelli hard symbol Driver Pirelli soft symbol Pirelli medium symbol Pirelli hard symbol
Mercedes Hamilton 7 3 3 Rosberg 7 4 2
Ferrari Vettel 7 4 2 Räikkönen 7 3 3
Williams Bottas 8 3 2 Massa 7 4 2
Red Bull Ricciardo 6 4 3 Verstappen 6 4 3
Renault Magnussen 7 3 3 Palmer 7 2 4
Force India Hülkenberg 7 3 3 Pérez 7 3 3
Toro Rosso Kvyat 8 2 3 Sainz 8 2 3
McLaren Alonso 7 3 3 Button 7 3 3
Sauber Ericsson 7 4 2 Nasr 7 4 2
Manor Wehrlein 6 4 3 Ocon 6 4 3
Haas Grosjean 7 4 2 Gutiérrez 7 3 3

Soft, medium and hard tyres were chosen for the race, with the first appearance of the soft compound in the 2010s thanks to the regulations of 2016. Most teams chose seven sets of soft tyres, while others chose either six or eight. Jolyon Palmer was the only one of the drivers to choose four sets of hard tyres, while all the other drivers chose two or three. Hamilton was one of those to choose three, while Rosberg chose two, each alternating between their number of medium sets.[6]

On 28 September, the FIA revealed a provisional calendar for 2017 that includes the Italian Grand Prix after rumours that it might not be hosted again, although the provisional calendar had also shown that the Canadian, German and Brazilian Grands Prix were yet to be confirmed.[7] Felipe Massa, however, was concerned that the Brazilian Grand Prix may not be held, like how the German Grand Prix was not held in 2015.[8] Coincidentally, more rule changes for 2017 were confirmed, including to have standing starts in races that start during wet weather conditions.[7]

Before the Grand Prix, McLaren fitted new parts onto Fernando Alonso's power unit. Due to having gone over the limit of new parts allowed, Alonso was expected to take a grid penalty putting him at the back of the grid,[9] while Jenson Button revealed that his own car would not have any upgrades to its power unit that contain grid penalties for Malaysia and especially for his 300th start, and that McLaren were hoping not to take any grid penalties at their engine supplier Honda's home race in Japan.[10] Due to the penalties, Alonso stated that he would do only one short run in qualifying and get within the 107% time, as well as saving several sets of tyres for the race.[11]

Although he was close to fighting for the win in Singapore, Ricciardo did not feel that he would be very likely to fight for victory in Malaysia: "From the first view it's probably not our shot at a win - unless it rains, and then it is a whole different ball game. And I love ball games!"[12] Meanwhile, Hamilton was sure that he might be able to be back in the fight for the championship if he did better in Malaysia than in Singapore: "Just drive it better, I guess. More time on track. Hopefully we won't have any problems this weekend."[13]

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 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB12 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria 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
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat 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
31 France Esteban Ocon 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

Kevin Magnussen's Renault caught fire just after a few minutes in the first Free Practice session. The team confirmed the cause of fire as a fuel leak.

FP2Edit

During the second Free Practice session, McLaren driver Jenson Button prompted an angry team radio towards Renault's Kevin Magnussen.

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:36.753 6 1:36.337 8 1:35.461 6
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:36.331 4 1:35.605 3 1:35.170 5
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:35.227 1 1:35.177 2 1:35.053 3
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:36.315 3 1:35.842 4 1:35.150 4
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:37.886 13 1:37.789 20 1:36.687 15
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.313 17 1:37.449 17 1:36.765 18
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:37.601 9 1:36.284 6 1:36.259 11
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.184 16 1:37.547 18 1:37.106 19
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:36.510 5 1:36.296 7 1:41.199 22
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:38.339 18 1:37.110 15 1:36.227 10
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen France Renault No Time 22 1:37.664 19 1:36.741 16
21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez United States Haas-Ferrari 1:37.921 14 1:37.048 14 1:36.553 13
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:37.613 10 1:36.715 10 1:36.363 12
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:37.847 11 1:37.297 16 1:36.752 17
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1:37.513 8 1:36.390 9 1:35.776 7
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 1:39.148 19 1:36.940 12 1:36.604 14
31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 1:40.036 20 1:37.990 22 1:37.961 20
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:36.973 7 1:36.037 5 1:34.879 2
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:35.721 2 1:34.944 1 1:34.434 1
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:38.055 15 1:36.836 11 1:36.222 9
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:37.861 12 1:37.016 13 1:35.902 8
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 1:40.627 21 1:37.878 21 1:38.089 21
Source: [14][15][16]

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 11:34.444 11:33.046 11:32.850 1
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 21:34.460 21:33.609 21:33.609 2
3 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 121:35.443 31:33.775 31:33.420 3
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 71:35.079 41:33.888 41:33.467 4
5 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 41:34.557 61:33.972 51:33.584 5
6 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 41:34.556 51:33.903 61:33.632 6
7 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 61:35.068 101:34.538 71:34.319 7
8 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 51:34.827 91:34.441 81:34.489 8
9 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 101:35.267 81:34.431 91:34.518 9
10 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 91:35.267 71:34.422 101:34.671 10
11 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 81:35.166 111:34.577 11
12 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 111:35.400 121:35.001 12
13 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez United States Haas-Ferrari 151:35.658 131:35.097 13
14 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen France Renault 131:35.593 141:35.277 14
15 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 161:35.695 151:35.369 15
16 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 141:35.605 161:35.374 16
17 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 171:35.816 17
18 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 181:35.949 18
19 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 191:35.999 19
20 31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 201:36.451 20
21 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 211:36.587 21
22 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 221:37.155 22*
107% time: 1:41.055
Source: [17]

* Alonso was given a 45-place grid penalty for having elements of his power unit being unscheduled changed.[17]

GridEdit

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

Source * Alonso was given a 45-place grid penalty for having elements of his power unit being unscheduled changed.[17]

  • Massa had a throttle issue last-minute, and started the race from the pit lane.[18]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

Post-raceEdit

Three days following the race, Paddy Lowe explained that by the time he was saying it, they still had no idea what caused the engine failure on Hamilton's car while also investigating it.[19] One day later, the Mercedes team confirmed that the engine failure was due to crankshaft bearing failure, after the car's oil pressure suddenly dropped at Turn 15 on lap 40 without any warning. Responding to this, the team informed all of the teams with Mercedes engines to make sure they check the engine settings in the future, while Hamilton's car was fitted with the engine he used in Singapore.[20]

After the race, the stewards investigated Vettel's collision with Rosberg, and decided to give him two penalty points and a three-place grid penalty for Japan.[21] While Gutiérrez was not penalised for the loss of his tyre, his team was fined €5000, as the FIA mentioned "some function of the design, part failure or fitting allowed the wheel to come loose on the track, which is considered a serious safety issue", considering it an unsafe release.[22]

Nine Australian fans were arrested after having stripped at the Malaysian Grand Prix, being investigated whether they were insulting the country.[23]

Renault also announced that thanks to the drama occurring with Magnussen's car during free practice, they were to alter their fuel system's design in time for the Japanese Grand Prix.[24]

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 56 1h 37m 12.776s 4 25
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 56 +2.443 3 18
3 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 56 +25.516* 2 15
4 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 56 +28.785 6 12
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 56 +61.582 11 10
6 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 56 +63.794 7 8
7 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 56 +65.205 22 6
8 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 56 +74.062 8 4
9 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 56 +81.816 9 2
10 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 56 +95.466 19 1
11 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 +98.878 16
12 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 17
13 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 10
14 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 15
15 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 21
16 31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 20
17 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 46 Gearbox 18
Ret 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 40 Driveshaft 1
Ret 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez United States Haas-Ferrari 39 Wheel 13
Ret 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen France Renault 17 Transmission 14
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 7 Spun off 12
Ret 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 0 Accident 5
Source: "Malaysian Grand Prix 2016 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 2 October 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2016/races/952/malaysia/race-result.html. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
    • Rosberg was given a ten-second time penalty for making contact with Räikkönen. However, since he finished the race more than ten seconds ahead, his results were not affected.
  • Ocon was given two five-second time penalties for speeding in the pit lane.

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 Germany Nico Rosberg 288
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 265
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 204
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 160 ▲ 1
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 153 ▼ 1
6 Netherlands Max Verstappen 147
7 Finland Valtteri Bottas 80
8 Mexico Sergio Pérez 74
9 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 50
10 Spain Fernando Alonso 42 ▲ 1
11 Brazil Felipe Massa 41 ▼ 1
12 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 30
13 France Romain Grosjean 28
14 Russia Daniil Kvyat 25
15 United Kingdom Jenson Button 19
16 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 7
17 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 1 ▲ 3
18 Germany Pascal Wehrlein 1 ▼ 1
19 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 1 ▼ 1
20 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 0 ▼ 1
21 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 0
22 Brazil Felipe Nasr 0
23 Indonesia Rio Haryanto 0
24 France Esteban Ocon 0
Source:[25]
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 553
2 Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 359
3 Italy Ferrari 313
4 India Force India-Mercedes 124
5 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 121
6 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 62
7 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 47
8 United States Haas-Ferrari 28
9 France Renault 8
10 United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 1
11 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 0
Source:[25]

NotesEdit

  1. "2016 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/races/2016/Malaysia.html. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  2. "2016 Driver Standings". Formula One World Championship Limited. Archived from the original on 30 September 2016. http://web.archive.org/web/20160923060112/http://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2016/drivers.html. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  3. "2016 Constructor Standings". Formula One World Championship Limited. Archived from the original on 30 September 2016. http://web.archive.org/web/20160923060121/http://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2016/team.html. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  4. "Malaysian F1 circuit upgrades nine corners". speedcafe.com. 27 September 2016. http://www.speedcafe.com/2016/09/27/malaysian-f1-circuit-upgrades-nine-corners/. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  5. Collantine, Keith (29 September 2016). "Vettel has doubts over camber changes at Sepang". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2016/09/29/vettel-has-doubts-over-camber-changes-at-sepang/. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  6. "Pirelli reveal tyre selections for Malaysia". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 20 September 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2016/9/pirelli-reveal-tyre-selections-for-malaysia.html. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Pirelli reveal tyre selections for Malaysia". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 20 September 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2016/9/pirelli-reveal-tyre-selections-for-malaysia.html. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  8. Collantine, Keith (29 September 2016). "Massa fears Brazil could lose race as Germany did". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2016/09/29/329301/. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  9. Collantine, Keith (29 September 2016). "Alonso to take penalty for new power unit". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2016/09/29/alonso-to-take-penalty-for-new-power-unit/. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  10. "FIA Thursday press conference - Malaysia". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 29 September 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2016/9/fia-thursday-press-conference---malaysia.html. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  11. "Alonso: Engine penalties to make for short qualifying". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 30 September 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2016/9/alonso--engine-penalties-to-make-for-short-qualifying.html. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  12. "Daniel Ricciardo Q&A: Verstappen applying positive pressure". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 29 September 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/latest/interviews/2016/9/daniel-ricciardo-q-a--verstappen-applying-positive-pressure.html. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  13. Benson, Andrew (29 September 2016). "Malaysian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton admits he must improve". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/37506190. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  14. "2016 Malaysian Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 30 September 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2016/races/952/malaysia/practice-1.html. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  15. "2016 Malaysian Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 30 September 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2016/races/952/malaysia/practice-2.html. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  16. "2016 Malaysian Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 1 October 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2016/races/952/malaysia/practice-3.html. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 "2016 Malaysian Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 1 October 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2016/races/952/malaysia/qualifying.html. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  18. "Sunday in Malaysia - team by team". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 2 October 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/latest/features/2016/10/sunday-in-malaysia---team-by-team.html. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  19. Collantine, Keith (5 October 2016). "Mercedes still seeking cause of Hamilton's engine failure". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2016/10/05/mercedes-still-seeking-cause-hamiltons-engine-failure/. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  20. "Sepang failure to impact all Mercedes teams in Japan". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 6 October 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2016/10/sepang-failure-to-impact-all-mercedes-teams-in-japan.html. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  21. Benson, Andrew (2 October 2016). "Malaysian GP: Sebastian Vettel given three-place grid penalty for Japan". BBC Sport (Sepang, Malaysia: BBC). http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/37535006. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  22. "Vettel handed grid penalty for causing start crash". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 2 October 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2016/10/vettel-handed-grid-penalty-for-causing-start-crash.html. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  23. "Stripping at Malaysian Grand Prix: Nine Australians arrested". BBC News. 3 October 2016. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37539728. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  24. Collantine, Keith (4 October 2016). "Renault to change fuel system design after fire". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2016/10/04/renault-change-fuel-system-design-fire/. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  25. 25.0 25.1 Collantine, Keith (2 October 2016). "2016 Malaysian Grand Prix championship points". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2016/10/02/2016-malaysian-grand-prix-championship-points/. Retrieved 5 October 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
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Circuits Sepang International Circuit (1999–present)
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