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2016 United States Grand Prix

2016 United States Grand Prix
Race 18 of 21 in the 2016 Formula One World Championship
Layout of the Circuit of the Americas
Layout of the Circuit of the Americas
Race details[1]
Date 23 October 2016 (2016-10-23)
Official name 2016 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
Location Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, United States
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.513 km (3.426 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 308.405 km (191.634 mi)
Weather Sunny and hot with temperatures reaching up to 84 °F (29 °C); wind speeds approaching speeds of 9.2 miles per hour (14.8 km/h)[2]
Attendance 269,889 (Weekend)[3]
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1.34.999
Fastest lap
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:39.877 on lap 55
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Mercedes
Third

The 2016 United States Grand Prix (formally known as the 2016 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 23 October 2016 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, United States. The race marked the forty-sixth running of the United States Grand Prix, and the thirty-eighth time that the race has been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950.

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg entered the round with a thirty-three-point lead over teammate Lewis Hamilton in the World Drivers' Championship. Mercedes team held an unassailable 208-point lead over Red Bull Racing in the World Constructors' Championship, having secured the Constructors' title in the previous race in Japan.

This was the last time 2009 World Champion Jenson Button scored points in Formula One, retiring at the end of the season to take up an ambassadorial role at McLaren.

Report

Race

The race started off well for Hamilton, leading on the run up to Turn 1, with Jenson Button and a Toro Rosso running wide out of the first corner. Daniel Ricciardo slotted into second while Hamilton's teammate and closest championship rival Nico Rosberg fell back to third. Valtteri Bottas suffered a puncture and had to pit after the first lap. Nico Hülkenberg retired on lap 7 due to earlier collision damage. On the corner before the backstraight DRS zone, Esteban Gutiérrez of the Haas F1 Team locked up the front right tyre heavily and retired subsequently due to brake problems. On lap 31, Max Verstappen retired due to a gearbox problem and stopped out of the first DRS zone, triggering a Virtual Safety Car period. Kimi Räikkönen retired after coming out of the pit lane during a routine stop with a loose wheel. Hamilton went on to win his 5th race in the United States, with Nico Rosberg in second and Daniel Ricciardo rounding out the podium spots. Hamilton reduced Rosberg's lead in the Drivers' Championship to 26 points with 3 races left in the season.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos. Car
no.
Driver Constructor Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 44 Mercedes 1:36.296 1:36.450 1:34.999 1
2 6 Mercedes 1:36.397 1:36.351 1:35.215 2
3 3 Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:36.759 1:36.255 1:35.509 3
4 33 1:36.613 1:36.857 1:35.747 4
5 7 Ferrari 1:36.985 1:36.584 1:36.131 5
6 5 Ferrari 1:37.151 1:36.462 1:36.358 6
7 27 1:36.950 1:36.626 1:36.628 7
8 77 Williams-Mercedes 1:37.456 1:37.202 1:37.116 8
9 19 Williams-Mercedes 1:37.402 1:37.214 1:37.269 9
10 55 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:37.744 1:37.175 1:37.326 10
11 11 Force India-Mercedes 1:37.345 1:37.353 11
12 14 McLaren-Honda 1:37.913 1:37.417 12
13 26 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:37.844 1:37.480 13
14 21 Haas-Ferrari 1:38.053 1:37.773 14
15 30 Renault 1:38.084 1:37.935 15
16 9 Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.040 1:39.356 16
17 8 Haas-Ferrari 1:38.308 17
18 20 Renault 1:38.317 18
19 22 McLaren-Honda 1:38.327 19
20 94 MRT-Mercedes 1:38.548 20
21 12 Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.583 21
22 31 MRT-Mercedes 1:38.806 22
107% time: 1:43.036
Source:[4]

Race

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 1:38:12.618 1 25
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 56 +4.520 2 18
3 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 56 +19.692 3 15
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 56 +43.134 6 12
5 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 56 +1:33.953 12 10
6 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 +1:36.124 10 8
7 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 9 6
8 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez 55 +1 Lap 11 4
9 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 55 +1 Lap 19 2
10 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 17 1
11 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 13
12 20 Renault 55 +1 Lap1 18
13 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Renault 55 +1 Lap 15
14 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 16
15 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 21
16 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 8
17 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein MRT-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 20
18 31 France Esteban Ocon MRT-Mercedes 54 +2 Laps 22
Ret 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 38 Loose wheel 5
Ret 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 28 Gearbox 4
Ret 21 Haas-Ferrari 16 Brakes 14
Ret 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1 7
Source:[5]
Notes
  • ^1 - Kevin Magnussen received a five-second penalty after the race for an illegal overtake on Daniil Kvyat.

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. ^ "United States". formula1.com. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Weather information for the "2016 United States Grand Prix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Autoweek - Formula 1 USGP sets new attendance record for COTA after years of struggling numbers
  4. ^ "2016 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix - Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 22 October 2016. Archived from the original on 23 October 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "2016 United States Grand Prix Race - Provisional Classification". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 23 October 2016. Archived from the original on 23 October 2016.
  6. ^ a b "United States 2016 - Championship o STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 2019.

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