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The 2016 Russian Grand Prix (formally known as the 2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix)[1] was the the 4th race of the 2016 Formula One season. It was the third running of the Russian Grand Prix as a round of the Formula One World Championship with all of them being held at the Sochi Autodrom. It was held between 29 April and 1 May 2016.


BackgroundEdit

Supersoft, soft and medium tyres were used in the Grand Prix.[2]

After the Chinese Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg led the Drivers' Championship with 75 points, 36 points ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton. Daniel Ricciardo was third, just three points behind Hamilton.[3] Mercedes went into the Russian Grand Prix leading the Constructors' Championship with 114 points. Ferrari followed with 61 points, while Red Bull were third with 57 points.[4]

Sergey Sirotkin took part in the first practice session, being the second time he has taken part in free practice.[5]

John Booth, who was formerly the team principal of Manor, was confirmed to be Toro Rosso's director of racing,[6] while Felipe Nasr used a new chassis for his Sauber car.[7] Red Bull also tested their Aero Screen on one of their cars in the first practice session, as part of plans by the FIA to use cockpit protection starting from 2017.[8]

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
Free Practice 1 only
34 Mexico Alfonso Celis, Jr. India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM09 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid P
46 Russia Sergey Sirotkin France Renault Sport F1 Team Renault RS16 Renault RE16 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 1:39.650 6 1:39.084 5 1:38.622 11
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:39.175 3 1:38.235 2 1:37.007 3
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:38.127 1 1:38.450 3 1:36.471 2
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:39.332 4 1:38.793 4 1:37.727 4
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:41.385 17 1:40.260 16 1:39.239 17
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.962 19 1:41.652 22 1:39.740 21
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:40.287 9 1:39.867 14 1:38.542 10
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.085 14 1:40.740 19 1:39.898 22
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:40.771 12 1:39.400 10 1:38.633 12
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:39.365 5 1:39.289 9 1:37.918 5
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen France Renault DNP 1:40.193 15 1:39.238 16
21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez United States Haas-Ferrari 1:41.238 16 1:40.508 17 1:39.230 15
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:40.663 11 1:39.196 8 1:38.260 8
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:40.218 8 1:39.193 7 1:39.047 13
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes DNP 1:39.795 13 1:39.162 14
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 1:41.671 18 1:40.688 18 1:39.589 18
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:41.134 15 1:39.501 12 1:38.133 7
34 Mexico Alfonso Celis, Jr. India Force India-Mercedes 1:43.432 22 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:38.849 2 1:37.583 1 1:36.403 1
46 Russia Sergey Sirotkin France Renault 1:40.898 13 DNP DNP
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:40.654 10 1:39.465 11 1:38.465 9
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:39.802 7 1:39.185 6 1:37.985 6
88 Indonesia Rio Haryanto United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 1:42.687 21 1:41.080 20 1:39.599 19
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein 1:42.483 20 1:41.148 21 1:39.663 20
Source: [9][10][11]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 Germany Nico Rosberg 100
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 57
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 43 ▲ 2
4 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 36 ▼ 1
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 33 ▼ 1
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 32
7 France Romain Grosjean 22 ▲ 1
8 Russia Daniil Kvyat 21 ▼ 1
9 Finland Valtteri Bottas 19 ▲ 1
10 Netherlands Max Verstappen 13 ▼ 1
11 Spain Fernando Alonso 8 ▲ 8
12 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 6 ▼ 1
13 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 6 ▲ 1
14 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 4 ▼ 2
15 Mexico Sergio Pérez 2
16 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 1 ▼ 3
17 United Kingdom Jenson Button 1 ▲ 1
18 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 0 ▼ 2
19 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 0 ▼ 2
20 Germany Pascal Wehrlein 0 ▲ 1
21 Brazil Felipe Nasr 0 ▼ 3
22 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 0 ▲ 1
23 Indonesia Rio Haryanto 0 ▼ 1
Source:[12]
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 157
2 Italy Ferrari 76
3 Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 57
4 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 51
5 United States Haas-Ferrari 22
6 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 17
7 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 10 ▲ 1
8 India Force India-Mercedes 8 ▼ 1
9 France Renault 6
10 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 0
11 United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 0
Source:[12]

NotesEdit

  1. "2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/races/2016/Russia.html. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  2. Allen, James (26 April 2016). "Analysis: Russian GP to continue trend of recent races? Big weekend for Williams?". James Allen on F1 (James Allen). http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2016/04/analysis-russian-gp-to-continue-trend-of-recent-races-big-weekend-for-williams/. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  3. "2016 Driver Standings (as of the Chinese Grand Prix)". Formula One World Championship Limited. Archived from the original on 30 May 2016. http://web.archive.org/web/20160429134718/http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2016-driver-standings.html. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  4. "2016 Constructor Standings". Formula One World Championship Limited. Archived from the original on 30 May 2016. http://web.archive.org/web/20160429134727/http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2016-constructor-standings.html. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  5. "Sergey Sirotkin secures Renault F1 test role". speedcafe.com. 26 April 2016. http://www.speedcafe.com/2016/04/26/sirotkin-secures-renault-f1-test-role/. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  6. "Former Manor boss Booth joins Toro Rosso". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 26 April 2016. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2016/4/former-manor-boss-booth-joins-toro-rosso.html. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  7. "Nasr to get new Sauber chassis for Russia". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 28 April 2016. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2016/4/nasr-to-get-new-Sauber-chassis-for-russia.html. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  8. "Red Bull to debut Aero Screen concept in Sochi". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 28 April 2016. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2016/4/red-bull-to-debut-canopy-concept-in-sochi.html. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  9. "2016 Russian Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 29 April 2016. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2016-race-results/2016-russia-results/practice-1.html. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  10. "2016 Russian Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 29 April 2016. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2016-race-results/2016-russia-results/practice-2.html. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  11. "2016 Russian Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 29 April 2016. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2016-race-results/2016-russia-results/practice-3.html. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Collantine, Keith (1 May 2016). "2016 Russian Grand Prix championship points". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2016/05/01/2016-russian-grand-prix-championship-points/. Retrieved 30 May 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
Russia Russian Grand Prix
Circuits Sochi Autodrom (2014-Present)
Russian Grand Prix 2014
Races 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017


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