Rosberg puts Mercedes top in Spanish FP2 as Ferrari stay within reach

CiVoB9cXEAAPEM8Mercedes and Ferrari battled it out for top honours in Friday afternoon’s second practice in Spain, with Nico Rosberg ultimately out-pacing Kimi Raikkonen by a quarter of second. Respective team mates Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel were third and fourth fastest.

Local hero Carlos Sainz was the Red Bull stable’s lead driver, the Toro Rosso star taking fifth place ahead of Daniel Ricciardo, whose new Red Bull Racing team mate Max Verstappen finished eighth. The man he replaced – Daniil Kvyat – was 15th in the sister Toro Rosso.

Fernando Alonso made it two Spaniards in the top ten with a highly encouraging seventh place for McLaren, as the Force Indias of Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg rounded out the top ten.

Jolyon Palmer lost significant track time after the left-rear tyre on his Renault deflated ten minutes into the session. Running was red-flagged for eight minutes as marshals cleared debris, but the Briton was later able to resume his programme.

Spanish Grand Prix Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Gap Laps
1 6 Nico Roseberg 1:23.922 Leader Leader 35
2 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:24.176 -0.254 -0.254 31
3 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:24.641 -0.719 -0.465 27
4 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:25.017 -1.095 -0.376 35
5 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:25.131 -1.209 -0.114 39
6 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:25.194 -1.272 -0.063 37
7 14 Fernando Alonso 1:25.342 -1.420 -0.148 31
8 33 Max Verstappen 1:25.375 -1.453 -0.033 31
9 11 Sergio Perez 1:25.437 -1.515 -0.062 32
10 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:25.453 -1.531 -0.016 35
11 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:25.708 -1.786 -0.255 30
12 22 Jenson Button 1:25.893 -1.971 -0.185 20
13 8 Romain Grojean 1:25.899 -1.977 -0.006 33
14 20 Kevin Magnussen 1:26.244 -2.322 -0.345 40
15 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:26.375 -2.453 -0.131 44
16 19 Felipe Massa 1:26.491 -2.569 -0.116 36
17 30 Jolyon Palmer 1:26.770 -2.848 -0.279 16
18 94 Pascal Wehrlein 1:26.960 -3.038 -0.190 40
19 88 Rio Haryanto 1:27.252 -3.330 -0.292 39
20 12 Felipe Nasr 1:27.812 -3.890 -0.560 40
21 21 Esteban Gutierrez 1:28.205 -4.283 -0.393 9
22 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:28.501 -4.579 -0.296 42

 

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Rosberg eases to Russian GP pole as Hamilton hits trouble

ChTIQYnW4AAN_FCNico Rosberg will start Sunday’s 2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix from pole position, after topping Sochi qualifying by 0.706s from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton finished tenth as a power unit failure ruled him out of Q3.

With Vettel carrying a five-place grid penalty due to an unscheduled gearbox change, the German will start seventh behind – in qualifying order – Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, Williams’ Felipe Massa, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, and Force India’s Sergio Perez.

Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen and the luckless Hamilton completed the top ten.

Hamilton was downbeat but philosophical after his technical problems, a recurrence of the same issue his car suffered last time out in China. They mean he now faces the possibility of again starting from the back of the grid.

“There’s nothing I can do… I never give up,” said the world champion, who also has to visit the stewards to explain why he did not rejoin the track in the manner required by the race director after running slightly wide at Turn 2 during Q1.

The opening phase saw Hamilton edge out Rosberg with 1m 36.006s to 1m 36.119s – both comfortably faster than they had been in FP3. Vettel was close, but not close enough, with 1m 36.555s.

As Esteban Gutierrez joined Haas team mate Romain Grosjean in progressing to Q2, Kevin Magnussen narrowly beat Renault team mate Jolyon Palmer but both failed to get through. Behind them, Felipe Nasr took 19th for Sauber, as Pascal Wehrlein just headed Manor partner Rio Haryanto. Marcus Ericsson brought up the rear in the second Sauber.

Rosberg owned Q2 with a lap of 1m 35.337s, half a second up on Hamilton and a whole 1.3s up on Vettel.

Further back, Daniil Kvyat delighted the crowd when his final effort lifted him to 10th, and Q3, in the dying seconds. That bumped Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz by 0.046s. There was no joy for McLaren either; Jenson Button was left 12th, two places ahead of team mate Fernando Alonso. They sandwiched Nico Hulkenberg’s Force India, as the two Haas cars of Grosjean and Gutierrez finished 15th and 16th.

As Hamilton’s latest ERS drama unfolded and precluded him from running, Rosberg owned Q3 too. His first run yielded 1m 35.417s to Vettel’s 1m 36.259s and Raikkonen’s 1m 36.695s.

Rosberg’s next try saw him faster in the first two sectors before the lap was ruined by an off in Turn 13, but by then the job was long done.

Vettel improved from 1m 36.259s to 1m 36.123s, but drops to seventh after his penalty, which means that with the third fastest time of 1m 36.536s Bottas will make Williams’ first front-row start since Germany two years ago.

Russian Grand Prix Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Q1 Q2 Q3 Gap Laps
1 6 Nico Roseberg 1:36.199 1:35.337 1:35.417 Leader 16
2 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:36.555 1:36.623 1:36.123 -0.706 16
3 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:37.746 1:37.140 1:36.536 -0.413 17
4 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:36.979 1:36.741 1:36.663 -0.127 17
5 19 Felipe Massa 1:37.753 1:37.230 1:37.016 -0.353 16
6 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:38.091 1:37.569 1:37.125 -0.109 22
7 11 Sergio Perez 1:38.006 1:37.282 1:37.212 -0.087 20
8 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:38.265 1:37.606 1:37.459 -0.247 22
9 33 Max Verstappen 1:38.123 1:37.510 1:37.583 -0.124 20
10 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:36.006 1:35.820 0:00.000 1.763 13
11 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:37.784 1:37.652 Eliminated -1.832 14
12 22 Jenson Button 1:38.332 1:37.701 Eliminated -0.049 14
13 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:38.562 1:37.771 Eliminated -0.070 17
14 14 Fernando Alonso 1:37.971 1:37.807 Eliminated -0.036 14
15 8 Romain Grojean 1:38.383 1:38.055 Eliminated -0.248 16
16 21 Esteban Gutierrez 1:38.678 1:38.115 Eliminated -0.060 18
17 20 Kevin Magnussen 1:38.914 Eliminated -0.799 10
18 30 Jolyon Palmer 1:39.009 Eliminated -0.095 9
19 12 Felipe Nasr 1:39.018 Eliminated -0.009 10
20 94 Pascal Wehrlein 1:39.399 Eliminated -0.381 10
21 88 Rio Haryanto 1:39.463 Eliminated -0.064 10
22 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:39.519 Eliminated -0.056 10

 

 

 

 

Nico Rosberg fastest ahead of Lewis Hamilton in Sochi

ChMeHjjUkAISSxrWorld championship leader Nico Rosberg set the pace in Friday’s opening practice for the 2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, finishing three-quarters of a second up on Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel a further three-tenths back in third.

Kimi Raikkonen was fourth fastest in the sister Ferrari, followed by the Williams of Felipe Massa, who recovered from a clutch problem early in the 90 minutes.

Sixth spot went to Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, the Australian having trialled Red Bull’s new aeroscreen cockpit protection concept at the start of the session, with Valtteri Bottas seventh in the second Williams.

Local hero Daniil Kvyat took eighth for Red Bull, with Force India’s Sergio Perez and Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz completing the top ten, just ahead of the two McLarens.

New Renault test driver Sergey Sirotkin impressed on his first F1 outing on home soil, finishing 13th, five places and over half a second up on team mate Jolyon Palmer.

Russian Grand Prix First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Gap Laps
1 6 Nico Roseberg 1:38.127 Leader Leader 32
2 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:38.849 -0.722 -0.722 31
3 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:39.175 -1.048 -0.326 19
4 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:39.332 -1.205 -0.157 18
5 19 Felipe Massa 1:39.365 -1.238 -0.033 14
6 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:39.650 -1.523 -0.285 24
7 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:39.802 -1.675 -0.152 34
8 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:40.218 -2.091 -0.416 26
9 11 Sergio Perez 1:40.287 -2.160 -0.069 22
10 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:40.654 -2.527 -0.367 21
11 22 Jenson Button 1:40.663 -2.536 -0.009 19
12 14 Fernando Alonso 1:40.771 -2.644 -0.108 18
13 46 Sergey Sirotkin 1:40.898 -2.771 -0.127 24
14 12 Felipe Nasr 1:41.085 -2.958 -0.187 21
15 33 Max Verstappen 1:41.134 -3.007 -0.049 22
16 21 Esteban Gutierrez 1:41.238 -3.111 -0.104 18
17 8 Romain Grojean 1:41.385 -3.258 -0.147 20
18 30 Jolyon Palmer 1:41.671 -3.544 -0.286 25
19 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:41.962 -3.835 -0.291 22
20 94 Pascal Wehrlein 1:42.483 -4.356 -0.521 21
21 88 Rio Haryanto 1:42.687 -4.560 -0.204 8
22 34 Alfonso Celis, Jr. 1:43.432 -5.305 -0.745 23

 

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Nico Rosberg wins Chinese GP while crazy race breaks out behind him

CgOpPQzW8AAO_FzThere was drama aplenty in Sunday’s 2016 Formula Pirelli Chinese Grand Prix, but Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg kept it all behind him to secure his sixth successive F1 victory, winning comfortably from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat.

After leading early on before suffering a puncture, Daniel Ricciardo came through to consolidate a good day for Red Bull with fourth, followed by the second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen and Williams’ Felipe Massa.

Lewis Hamilton, who started last for Mercedes after his qualifying woes, came through a battling afternoon which featured five pit stops to finish seventh, just ahead of the Toro Rossos of Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas rounded out the top ten, with all 22 cars completing the race.

It was Red Bull who led into Turn 1 at the start, Ricciardo getting the jump on polesitter Rosberg from P2 on the grid. On row two, however, the Ferraris made relatively poor getaways – and in their bid to recover, Raikkonen and Vettel collided in Turn 2.

It dropped Vettel to eighth and left Raikkonen heading back to the pits for a new nose. But there were further consequences. Hamilton lost his front wing after contact with Felipe Nasr, as the Sauber driver tried to avoid the melee. Similarly Romain Grosjean damaged his Haas’s nose on the sister Sauber of Marcus Ericsson.

Up front, despite starting on the slower soft tyres, Rosberg was soon pressuring Ricciardo for the lead. But the pass came easily on lap three, thanks to a right-rear puncture for the Australian – which mercifully occurred shortly before the pit entry.

A lap later, the track littered with debris from Ricciardo’s tyre and earlier incidents, the safety car was deployed, prompting the bulk of the field to pit for fresh rubber. When it came in at the end of lap eight, Rosberg headed an unlikely lead pack, featuring Williams’ Felipe Massa, McLaren’s Fernando Alonso and Manor’s Pascal Wehrlein, none of who had stopped.

From there on in, Rosberg was never troubled and it was his rivals who had to battle their way back through the pack to secure their points. After finishing over half a minute clear of the recovering Vettel, he extends his championship lead to 36 points over Hamilton, with Ricciardo a further three adrift.

Chinese Grand Prix Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Behind Status Points
1 6 Nico Roseberg 56 Leader Running 25
2 5 Sebastian Vettel 56 -37.776 Running 18
3 26 Daniil Kvyat 56 -45.936 Running 15
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo 56 -52.688 Running 12
5 7 Kimi Raikkonen 56 -1:05.872 Running 10
6 19 Felipe Massa 56 -1:15.511 Running 8
7 44 Lewis Hamiton 56 -1:18.230 Running 6
8 33 Max Verstappen 56 -1:19.268 Running 4
9 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 56 -1:24.127 Running 2
10 77 Valtteri Bottas 56 -1:26.192 Running 1
11 11 Sergio Perez 56 -1:34.283 Running 0
12 14 Fernando Alonso 56 -1:37.253 Running 0
13 22 Jenson Button 56 -1:41.990 Running 0
14 21 Esteban Gutierrez 55 -1 Lap Running 0
15 27 Nico Hulkenberg 55 -1 Lap Running 0
16 9 Marcus Ericsson 55 -1 Lap Running 0
17 20 Kevin Magnussen 55 -1 Lap Running 0
18 94 Pascal Wehrlein 55 -1 Lap Running 0
19 8 Romain Grojean 55 -1 Lap Running 0
20 12 Felipe Nasr 55 -1 Lap Running 0
21 88 Rio Haryanto 55 -1 Lap Running 0
22 30 Jolyon Palmer 55 -1 Lap Running 0

 

Drivers Championship
After Race 3 of the 2016 season at Chinese Grand Prix
Pos. Car # Driver Team Wins Points Behind Gap
1 6 Nico Roseberg Mercedes 3 75 Leader Leader
2 44 Lewis Hamiton Mercedes 0 39 -36 -36
3 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 0 36 -39 -3
4 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0 33 -42 -3
5 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 0 28 -47 -5
6 19 Felipe Massa William-Mercedes 0 22 -53 -6
7 26 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 0 21 -54 -1
8 8 Romain Grojean Haas-Ferrari 0 18 -57 -3
9 33 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0 13 -62 -5
10 77 Valtteri Bottas William-Mercedes 0 7 -68 -6
11 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force india-Mercedes 0 6 -69 -1
12 55 Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0 4 -71 -2
13 47 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 0 1 -74 -3
14 20 Kevin Magnussen Renault 0 0 -75 -1
15 11 Sergio Perez Force india-Mercedes 0 0 -75 0
16 30 Jolyon Palmer Renault 0 0 -75 0
17 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 0 0 -75 0
18 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 0 0 -75 0
19 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 0 0 -75 0
20 94 Pascal Wehrlein MRT-Mercedes 0 0 -75 0
21 12 Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 0 0 -75 0
22 21 Esteban Gutierrez Haas-Ferrari 0 0 -75 0
23 88 Rio Haryanto MRT-Mercedes 0 0 -75 0

 

Constructors Championship
After Race 3 of the 2016 season at Chinese Grand Prix
Pos. Team Wins Points Behind Gap
1 Mercedes 3 114 Leader Leader
2 Ferrari 0 61 -53 -53
3 Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 0 57 -57 -4
4 Williams-Mercedes 0 29 -85 -28
5 Haas-Ferrari 0 18 -96 -11
6 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0 17 -97 -1
7 Force India-Mercedes 0 6 -108 -11
8 McLaren-Honda 0 1 -113 -5
9 Renault 0 0 -114 -1
10 Sauber-Ferrari 0 0 -114 0
11 Manor-Mercedes 0 0 -114 0

 

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Rosberg secures pole position for the Chinese GP and will start alongside the Red Bull of Ricciardo

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Nico Rosberg will start Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix from pole position after finishing half a second clear of the field in qualifying in Shanghai.

After seeing Mercedes teammate and title rival Lewis Hamilton drop out in Q1 thanks to an engine issue, Rosberg capitalized by taking his first pole position of the season.

Rosberg’s biggest challenge came from Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, who sat on provisional pole after the first set of runs in Q3.

However, the Finn failed to make much of an improvement on his second lap, dropping him to third behind Rosberg and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in second place.

Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Q1 Q2 Q3 Gap Laps
1 6 Nico Roseberg 1:37.669 1:36.240 1:35.402 Leader 16
2 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:37.672 1:36.815 1:35.917 -0.515 13
3 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:37.347 1:36.118 1:35.972 -0.055 13
4 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:37.001 1:36.183 1:36.246 -0.274 10
5 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:37.537 1:36.831 1:36.296 -0.050 13
6 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:37.719 1:36.948 1:36.399 -0.103 14
7 11 Sergio Perez 1:38.096 1:37.149 1:36.865 -0.466 15
8 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:37.656 1:37.204 1:36.881 -0.016 15
9 33 Max Verstappen 1:38.181 1:37.265 1:37.194 -0.313 15
10 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:38.165 1:37.333 0:00.000 -0.139 9
11 19 Felipe Massa 1:38.016 1:37.347 Eliminated -0.014 8
12 14 Fernando Alonso 1:38.451 1:38.826 Eliminated -1.479 10
13 22 Jenson Button 1:37.593 1:39.093 Eliminated -0.267 10
14 8 Romain Grojean 1:38.425 1:37.830 Eliminated -0.737 12
15 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:38.321 1:40.742 Eliminated -0.912 10
16 12 Felipe Nasr 1:38.654 1:42.430 Eliminated -1.688 10
17 20 Kevin Magnussen 1:38.673 Eliminated 3.757 9
18 21 Esteban Gutierrez 1:38.770 Eliminated -0.097 9
19 30 Jolyon Palmer 1:39.528 Eliminated -0.758 9
20 88 Rio Haryanto 1:40.264 Eliminated -0.736 9
21 94 Pascal Wehrlein 0:00.000 Eliminated 40.264 2
22 44 Lewis Hamiton 0:00.000 Eliminated 0.000 3

 

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Nico Rosberg snatches fastest time off Lewis Hamilton late in P1

CgDbMtgWIAAQGrBWorld championship leader Nico Rosberg topped a disjointed opening practice session in China on Friday morning, lapping 0.146 seconds quicker than Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton as red flags twice interrupted the action.

It was a far from perfect session for the Silver Arrows however with Hamilton suffering two spins and Rosberg finishing the session with an apparent power unit issue.

Ferrari were once again the Silver Arrows’ closest challengers, with Sebastian Vettel going third fastest, just ahead of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and the other Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen.

The session was only 25 minutes old when the red flags appeared for the first time, shortly after Felipe Massa had suffered a left-rear tyre issue and spun approaching Turn 6, dragging debris and gravel onto the circuit.

The Brazilian would return to the track later on, only to suffer another left-rear tyre failure, just before Renault Kevin Magnussen suffered a left-rear tyre failure of his own on the back straight, bringing out the red flags for a second time.

Pirelli said that both tyre failures on Massa’s Williams were caused by technical issues, whilst investigations into Magnussen’s failure were ongoing as the session concluded.

Massa was one of two drivers not to set a lap time in the 90 minutes, the other being Haas’ Esteban Gutierrez who completed just two laps before being consigned to the garage with an electrical issue.

Chinese Grand Prix First Practice
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Gap Laps
1 6 Nico Roseberg 1:38.037 Leader Leader 16
2 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:38.183 -0.146 -0.146 16
3 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:38.665 -0.628 -0.482 12
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:39.061 -1.024 -0.396 13
5 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:39.155 -1.118 -0.094 11
6 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:39.625 -1.588 -0.470 14
7 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:39.676 -1.639 -0.051 12
8 22 Jenson Button 1:39.974 -1.937 -0.298 11
9 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:40.169 -2.132 -0.195 13
10 33 Max Verstappen 1:40.232 -2.195 -0.063 13
11 11 Sergio Perez 1:40.347 -2.310 -0.115 15
12 14 Fernando Alonso 1:40.538 -2.501 -0.191 11
13 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:40.828 -2.791 -0.290 9
14 8 Romain Grojean 1:41.358 -3.321 -0.530 9
15 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:41.393 -3.356 -0.035 18
16 88 Rio Haryanto 1:41.614 -3.577 -0.221 20
17 30 Jolyon Palmer 1:41.816 -3.779 -0.202 16
18 12 Felipe Nasr 1:42.908 -4.871 -1.092 14
18 94 Pascal Wehrlein 1:42.980 -4.943 -0.072 8
20 20 Kevin Magnussen 0:00.000 -1:38.037 -1:42.980 6
21 21 Esteban Gutierrez 0:00.000 -1:38.037 0.000 1
22 19 Felipe Massa 0:00.000 -1:38.037 0.000 4

 

 

 

 

 

Nico Rosberg takes fourth straight win in Australia as Haas F1 Team finishes sixth on debut

49Ferrari seized control at the start of Sunday’s 2016 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, but a mid-race stoppage after a huge accident involving Fernando Alonso turned the race on its head, helping Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg to what had looked an unlikely victory.

Team mate Lewis Hamilton recovered from a nightmare start to finish second, while Sebastian Vettel – who led into Turn 1 and looked very much in charge prior to the red flags – had to settle for third after 57 laps of Albert Park.

Local hero Daniel Ricciardo took a popular fourth place for Red Bull, well clear of the Williams of Felipe Massa, while Romain Grosjean gave the all-new Haas team points on their debut with sixth.

Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, and the Toro Rosso duo of Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen completed the top ten, with Renault’s Jolyon Palmer narrowly missing out on a point in his maiden Grand Prix.

Vettel and team mate Kimi Raikkonen had made it a Ferrari one-two at the start, as the Mercedes drivers made poor getaways and then nearly came to blows in Turn 1, and the four-time champion had a 1.5s lead by the end of lap one, with Rosberg third and Hamilton down to sixth.

But Ferrari’s strategy unravelled after Alonso and Haas’s Esteban Gutierrez made contact on lap 18, bringing out the safety car and then causing the race to be stopped. When it restarted a few minutes later, Mercedes had regrouped.

Australian Grand Prix Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Behind Status Points
1 6 Nico Roseberg 57 Leader Running 25
2 44 Lewis Hamiton 57 -8.060 Running 18
3 5 Sebastian Vettel 57 -9.643 Running 15
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo 57 -24.330 Running 12
5 19 Felipe Massa 57 -58.979 Running 10
6 8 Romain Grojean 57 -1:12.081 Running 8
7 27 Nico Hulkenberg 57 -1:14.199 Running 6
8 77 Valtteri Bottas 57 -1:15.153 Running 4
9 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 57 -1:15.680 Running 2
10 33 Max Verstappen 57 -1:16.833 Running 1
11 30 Jolyon Palmer 57 1:23.399 Running 0
12 20 Kevin Magnussen 57 1:25.606 Running 0
13 11 Sergio Perez 57 1:31.699 Running 0
14 22 Jenson Button 56 -1 Lap Running 0
15 12 Felipe Nasr 56 -1 Lap Running 0
16 94 Pascal Wehrlein 56 -1 Lap Running 0
17 9 Marcus Ericsson 40 -17 Laps Retired 0
18 7 Kimi Raikkonen 23 -34 Laps Retired 0
19 88 Rio Haryanto 19 -38 Laps Retired 0
20 21 Esteban Gutierrez 17 -40 Laps Retired 0
21 14 Fernando Alonso 17 -40 Laps Retired 0
22 26 Daniil Kvyat 0 -57 Laps Retired 0

 

Drivers Championship
After Race 1 of the 2016 season at Australian Grand Prix
Pos. Car # Driver Team Wins Points Behind Gap
1 6 Nico Roseberg Mercedes 1 25 Leader Leader
2 44 Lewis Hamiton Mercedes 0 18 7 7
3 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0 15 10 3
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 0 12 13 3
5 19 Felipe Massa William-Mercedes 0 10 15 2
6 8 Romain Grojean Haas-Ferrari 0 8 17 2
7 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force india-Mercedes 0 6 19 2
8 77 Valtteri Bottas William-Mercedes 0 4 21 2
9 55 Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0 2 23 2
10 33 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0 1 24 1
11 30 Jolyon Palmer Renault 0 0 25 1
12 20 Kevin Magnussen Renault 0 0 25 0
13 11 Sergio Perez Force india-Mercedes 0 0 25 0
14 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 0 0 25 0
15 12 Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 0 0 25 0
16 94 Pascal Wehrlein MRT-Mercedes 0 0 25 0
17 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 0 0 25 0
18 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 0 0 25 0
19 88 Rio Haryanto MRT-Mercedes 0 0 25 0
20 21 Esteban Gutierrez Haas-Ferrari 0 0 25 0
21 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 0 0 25 0
22 26 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 0 0 25 0

 

Constructors Championship
After Race 1 of the 2016 season at Australian Grand Prix
Pos. Team Wins Points Behind Gap
1 Mercedes 1 43 Leader Leader
2 Ferrari 0 15 28 28
3 Williams-Mercedes 0 14 29 1
4 Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 0 12 31 2
5 Haas-Ferrari 0 8 35 4
6 Force India-Mercedes 0 6 37 2
7 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0 3 40 3
8 Manor-Mercedes 0 0 43 3
9 McLaren-Honda 0 0 43 0
10 Renault 0 0 43 0
11 Sauber-Ferrari 0 0 43 0

 

2016 DHL Fastest Lap Award
Grand Prix Driver Team Time
Australian Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull  1:28.997

 

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