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The 2016 Mexican Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2016)[1] was the nineteenth race of the 2016 Formula One season, and the sixteenth time the Mexican Grand Prix was held on the Formula One calendar. It was held between 28 October and 30 October 2016.

Lewis Hamilton took his first pole position at the circuit, being joined on the front row by his teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg. Hamilton went on to win the race (and complete a sweep of the North American races!), with Rosberg coming home in second place, while Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo made a battle for third place in the closing stages, eventually putting Ricciardo on the podium after Verstappen and Vettel were each given time penalties for different offences. The results reduced Rosberg and Hamilton's gap in the championship to nineteen points.


BackgroundEdit

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

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:21.727 8 1:20.448 5 1:19.370 3
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:20.993 2 1:19.790 1 1:19.937 6
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:21.673 7 1:20.225 3 1:19.618 4
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:21.072 3 1:20.259 4 1:19.994 7
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:22.500 11 1:22.105 20 1:21.601 19
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:22.723 13 1:21.997 18 1:21.245 16
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:21.200 4 1:21.579 15 1:20.472 11
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:23.089 17 1:22.037 19 1:22.354 22
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:23.089 16 1:21.003 10 1:20.600 13
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:21.836 9 1:21.326 13 1:19.997 8
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen France Renault 1:23.556 19 1:21.442 14 1:21.345 18
21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez United States Haas-Ferrari 1:22.910 15 1:22.408 22 1:21.338 17
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:23.342 18 1:21.198 12 1:21.152 15
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:22.215 10 1:21.193 11 1:20.586 12
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1:21.409 5 1:20.574 6 1:20.255 9
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 1:24.097 21 1:21.785 16 1:20.959 14
31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 1:24.083 20 1:22.298 21 1:21.921 21
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:22.877 14 1:20.619 7 1:19.137 1
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:20.914 1 1:19.794 2 1:19.231 2
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:22.563 12 1:20.974 9 1:20.325 10
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:21.447 6 1:20.629 8 1:19.811 5
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 1:24.350 22 1:21.980 17 1:21.758 20
Source: [2][3][4]

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 11:19.447 21:19.137 11:18.704 1
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 61:19.996 51:19.761 21:18.958 2
3 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 51:19.874 11:18.972 31:19.054 3
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 31:19.713 41:19.553 41:19.133 4
5 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 121:20.599 61:19.769 51:19.330 5
6 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 21:19.554 71:19.936 61:19.376 6
7 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 41:19.865 31:19.385 71:19.381 7
8 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 81:20.338 81:19.958 81:19.551 8
9 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 91:20.423 91:20.151 91:20.032 9
10 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 101:20.457 101:20.169 101:20.378 10
11 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 111:20.552 111:20.282 11
12 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 71:20.308 121:20.287 12
13 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 151:21.333 131:20.673 13
14 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen France Renault 141:21.254 141:21.131 14
15 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 131:21.062 151:21.536 15
16 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 161:21.363 161:21.785 16
17 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez United States Haas-Ferrari 171:21.401 17
18 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 181:21.454 18
19 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 191:21.692 19
20 31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 201:21.881 20
21 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 211:21.916 PL*
107% time: 1:25.008
NC 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 22no time 21
Source: [5]
  • * Grosjean had to start from the pit lane due to work on his car under parc fermé conditions.
  • Palmer did not meet the 107% rule due to damage on his car.[6] However, the stewards gave him permission to race.[5]

GridEdit

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

Source

  • * Palmer did not meet the 107% rule due to damage on his car.[6] However, the stewards gave him permission to race.[5]
  • Grosjean had to start from the pit lane due to work on his car under parc fermé conditions.

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

In the final laps of the race, Verstappen went off the track at Turn 1 on Lap 70 and did not gave the position to Vettel. Still refusing to move, Vettel got very angry during the team radio, and in the final lap of the race, Vettel got even more angrier, telling Charlie Whiting to "[bleep] off".

Verstappen was handed a 5-second time penalty for the incident, but the stewards decided to give Vettel a 10-second time penalty for the erratic driving towards Daniel Ricciardo.

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 71 1h 40m 31.402s 1 25
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 71 +8.354 2 18
3 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 71 +20.858 4 15
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 71 +21.323* 3 12
5 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 71 +27.313 7 10
6 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 71 +49.376 6 8
7 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 71 +58.891 5 6
8 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 71 +65.612 8 4
9 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 71 +76.206 9 2
10 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 71 +76.798 12 1
11 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 15
12 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 70 +1 Lap 13
13 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 70 +1 Lap 11
14 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 70 +1 Lap 21
15 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 19
16 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 10
17 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen France Renault 70 +1 Lap 14
18 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap§ 18
19 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez United States Haas-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 17
20 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 22
21 31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 44 Fuel pressure 20
Ret 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 0 Accident 16
Source: [7]
  • * Verstappen originally finished third, but was given a five-second time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage at Turn 1.[8][7]
  • Vettel originally finished fourth, then third after Verstappen's penalty, but was later given a ten-second time penalty for moving in the braking zone on the approach to Turn 4 while defending from Ricciardo.[9]
  • Sainz was given a five-second time penalty for forcing Alonso off the track.[10]
  • § Kvyat was given a five-second time penalty for overtaking Grosjean off the track.[11]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 Germany Nico Rosberg 349
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 330
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 242
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 187
5 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 178
6 Netherlands Max Verstappen 177
7 Mexico Sergio Pérez 85
8 Finland Valtteri Bottas 85
9 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 60
10 Spain Fernando Alonso 52
11 Brazil Felipe Massa 51
12 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 38
13 France Romain Grosjean 29
14 Russia Daniil Kvyat 25
15 United Kingdom Jenson Button 21
16 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 7
17 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 1
18 Germany Pascal Wehrlein 1
19 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 1
20 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 0
21 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 0
22 Brazil Felipe Nasr 0
23 Indonesia Rio Haryanto 0
24 France Esteban Ocon 0
Source:[12]
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 679
2 Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 427
3 Italy Ferrari 365
4 India Force India-Mercedes 145
5 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 136
6 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 74
7 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 55
8 United States Haas-Ferrari 29
9 France Renault 8
10 United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 1
11 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 0
Source:[12]

NotesEdit

  1. "Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2016". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/championship/races/2016/Mexico.html. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  2. "2016 Mexican States Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 28 October 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2016/races/955/mexico/practice-1.html. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  3. "2016 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 28 October 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2016/races/955/mexico/practice-2.html. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  4. "2016 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 29 October 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2016/races/955/mexico/practice-3.html. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "2016 Mexican Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 29 October 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2016/races/955/mexico/qualifying.html. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Palmer to miss qualifying due to chassis damage". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 29 October 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2016/10/palmer-to-miss-qualifying-due-to-chassis-damage.html. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Mexican Grand Prix 2016 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 30 October 2016. http://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2016/races/955/mexico/race-result.html. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  8. "2016 Mexican Grand Prix - Stewards' decisions document 33" (PDF). FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 30 October 2016. http://www.fia.com/file/49847/download?token=4xK25LjS. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  9. "2016 Mexican Grand Prix - Stewards' decisions document 38" (PDF). FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 30 October 2016. http://www.fia.com/file/49869/download?token=K3SSemIo. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  10. "2016 Mexican Grand Prix - Stewards' decisions document 29" (PDF). FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 30 October 2016. http://www.fia.com/file/49832/download?token=jkxPSGwU. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  11. "2016 Mexican Grand Prix - Stewards' decisions document 31" (PDF). FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 30 October 2016. http://www.fia.com/file/49834/download?token=Lgc95BhY. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Wood, Will (30 October 2016). "2016 Mexican Grand Prix championship points". F1 Fanatic (Will Wood). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2016/10/30/2016-mexican-grand-prix-championship-points/. Retrieved 31 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
Mexico Mexican Grand Prix
Circuits Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez (1963-1970, 1986-1992, 2015)
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez 2002
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Non-Championship Races 1962


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