2016 Japanese Grand Prix
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2016 Japanese Grand Prix
2016 Japanese Grand Prix
Race 17 of 21 in the 2016 Formula One World Championship
Suzuka circuit map--2005.svg
Race details[1]
Date 9 October 2016 (2016-10-09)
Official name 2016 Formula 1 Emirates Japanese Grand Prix
Location Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.807 km (3.608 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 307.573 km (191.117 mi)
Weather Cloudy
Attendance 145,000 (Weekend) [2]
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1:30.647
Fastest lap
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:35.118 on lap 36
Podium
First Mercedes
Second
Third Mercedes

The 2016 Japanese Grand Prix (formally known as the 2016 Formula 1 Emirates Japanese Grand Prix)[1] was a Formula One motor race that was held on 9 October 2016 at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Mie, Japan. The race marked the 42nd running of the Japanese Grand Prix, the 30th time it has been held at Suzuka (28th time as a World Championship round), and the 32nd time that the race has been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural Formula One season in 1950.

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg entered the round with a twenty-three-point lead over teammate Lewis Hamilton in the World Drivers' Championship. Rosberg started the race from pole position and won the race, extending his championship lead to thirty-three points as Hamilton finished third behind Max Verstappen. Before the race, Mercedes held a 194-point lead over Red Bull Racing in the World Constructors' Championship, and with forty points for first and third places, secured their third consecutive title. In the Drivers' Championship, the field of title contenders has narrowed to just two (Rosberg and Hamilton) after the race. This was Rosberg's 30th and final pole in Formula One as well as his 23rd and final Formula One victory.

Report

Background

Sebastian Vettel entered the race with a three-place grid penalty for his role in causing an avoidable collision on the opening lap of the previous race.[3]

Race

Lewis Hamilton fell to 8th at the start of the race due to a bad start which was compounded by being on the wetter side of the grid. For the second year in succession in the Japanese Grand Prix, all entrants were classified as having finished the race.

After the race, Nico Rosberg had enough lead in the World Drivers' Championship to win the title, even if Hamilton won all the remaining 4 races and he finished in second place every time - with this scenario happening, Rosberg won the title with a narrow 5 points lead (385 points, compared to Hamilton's 380).

Classification

Qualifying

Pos. Car
no.
Driver Constructor Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 6 Mercedes 1:31.858 1:30.714 1:30.647 1
2 44 Mercedes 1:32.218 1:31.129 1:30.660 2
3 7 Ferrari 1:31.674 1:31.406 1:30.949 81
4 5 Ferrari 1:31.659 1:31.227 1:31.028 62
5 33 1:32.487 1:31.489 1:31.178 3
6 3 Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:32.538 1:31.719 1:31.240 4
7 11 1:32.682 1:32.237 1:31.961 5
8 8 Haas-Ferrari 1:32.458 1:32.176 1:31.961 7
9 27 1:32.448 1:32.200 1:32.142 9
10 21 Haas-Ferrari 1:32.620 1:32.155 1:32.547 10
11 77 Williams-Mercedes 1:32.383 1:32.315 11
12 19 Williams-Mercedes 1:32.562 1:32.380 12
13 26 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:32.645 1:32.623 13
14 55 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:32.789 1:32.685 14
15 14 McLaren-Honda 1:32.819 1:32.689 15
16 30 Renault 1:32.796 1:32.807 16
17 22 McLaren-Honda 1:32.851 223
18 20 Renault 1:33.023 17
19 9 Sauber-Ferrari 1:33.222 18
20 12 Sauber-Ferrari 1:33.332 19
21 31 MRT-Mercedes 1:33.353 20
22 94 MRT-Mercedes 1:33.561 211
107% time: 1:38.075
Source:[4]
Notes

Race

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 53 1:26:43.333 1 25
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 53 +4.978 3 18
3 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 53 +5.776 2 15
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 53 +20.269 6 12
5 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 53 +28.370 8 10
6 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 53 +33.941 4 8
7 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 53 +57.495 5 6
8 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 53 +59.177 9 4
9 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 53 +1:37.763 12 2
10 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 53 +1:38.323 11 1
11 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 53 +1:39.254 7
12 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Renault 52 +1 Lap 16
13 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 13
14 20 Denmark  Kevin Magnussen Renault 52 +1 Lap 17
15 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 18
16 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 52 +1 Lap 15
17 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 14
18 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 52 +1 Lap 22
19 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 19
20 21 Haas-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 10
21 31 France Esteban Ocon MRT-Mercedes 52 +1 Lap 20
22 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein MRT-Mercedes 52 +1 Lap 21
Source:[5]

Championship standings after the race

  • Bold text indicates who still had a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for the sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ a b "Japan". formula1.com. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/12/f1-spectator-figures-for-2017-hit-four-million.html
  3. ^ a b Benson, Andrew (2 October 2016). "Malaysian GP: Sebastian Vettel given three-place grid penalty for Japan". BBC Sport. Sepang, Malaysia: BBC. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "2016 Formula 1 Emirates Japanese Grand Prix - Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "2016 Formula 1 Emirates Japanese Grand Prix - Race Result". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Japan 2016 - Championship o STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 2019.

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