2016 United States Grand Prix

United States Grand Prix

Sunday 23rd October 2016
Round:
18
Laps:
56
Fastest Lap:
Vettel, 1m39.877
Country:
United States
Location:
Travis County, Texas
2016 season:
Report

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg each did what they had to do in their respective championship missions. Assuming no further Mercedes retirements, Hamilton came into this weekend needing to win all four remaining races while Rosberg’s minimum was three seconds and a third. Hamilton won – comfortably – and Rosberg was second.

For a while, before Max Verstappen’s transmission failed, Daniel Ricciardo looked to have a better than evens chance of splitting the Mercs, having established track position over Rosberg at the first turn and maintained it. But the virtual safety car triggered by Verstappen’s parked Red Bull ensured Rosberg got a much cheaper pit stop than he otherwise would have done. With Ricciardo already having made his second stop, Rosberg came out 10 seconds in front rather than five behind and so secured second.

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Results

PositionDriverTimePoints
1Lewis Hamilton
1h 38m 12.620s
25
2Nico Rosberg
1h 38m 17.140s
+4.520s
18
3Daniel Ricciardo
1h 38m 32.310s
+19.690s
15
4 ↑ 2Sebastian Vettel
1h 38m 55.750s
+43.130s
12
5 ↑ 7Fernando Alonso
1h 39m 46.570s
+1m 33.950s
10
6 ↑ 4Carlos Sainz jr
1h 39m 48.740s
+1m 36.120s
8
7 ↑ 2Felipe Massa
6
8 ↑ 3Sergio Perez
4
9 ↑ 10Jenson Button
2
10 ↑ 7Romain Grosjean
1
11 ↑ 2Daniil Kvyat
0
12 ↑ 6Kevin Magnussen
0
13 ↑ 2Jolyon Palmer
0
14 ↑ 2Marcus Ericsson
0
15 ↑ 6Felipe Nasr
0
16 ↓ 8Valtteri Bottas
0
17 ↑ 3Pascal Wehrlein
0
18 ↑ 4Esteban Ocon
0
RKimi Raikkonen
0
RMax Verstappen
0
REsteban Gutierrez
0
RNico Hulkenberg
0
TAlfonso Celis
0
TJordan King
0

Circuit

Country:
United States
Location:
Travis County, Texas
Length:
3.4260 (miles)
Type:
Permanent road course
Record:
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull RB8-Renault), 1m39.347, 124.147 mph, F1, 2012

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