F1 2016: Spanish GP – Qualifying Times & Laps

Times

  1. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:22.000
  2. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:22.280
  3. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:22.680
  4. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:23.087
  5. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:23.113
  6. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:23.334
  7. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:23.522
  8. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:23.643
  9. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:23.782
  10. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:23.981
  11. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 1:24.203
  12. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:24.348
  13. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:24.445
  14. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:24.480
  15. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 1:24.625
  16. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:24.778
  17. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:24.903
  18. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:24.941
  19. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:25.202
  20. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:25.579
  21. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:25.745
  22. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 1:25.939

Laps

  1. Sergio Perez -Force India- 16
  2. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 14
  3. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 13
  4. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 13
  5. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 12
  6. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 12
  7. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 12
  8. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari  – 12
  9. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 12
  10. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 12
  11. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 12
  12. Jenson Button – McLaren – 12
  13. Romain Grosjean  – Haas – 12
  14. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 12
  15. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 12
  16. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 11
  17. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 9
  18. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 9
  19. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 8
  20. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 8
  21. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 6
  22. Felipe Massa – Williams – 4

F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix – Qualifying Times & Laps

Qualifying

Reverted to 2015 system – 6 drivers eliminated in Q1, 7 eliminated in Q2, and 10 drivers in pole position shoot-out.

Times

  1. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:35.402
  2. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:35.917
  3. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:35.972
  4. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:36.246
  5. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:36.296
  6. Daniil  Kvyat – Red  Bull – 1:36.399
  7. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:36.865
  8. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:36.881
  9. Max Verstappen – Toro Rosso – 1:37.194
  10. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 1:37.333
  11. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:37.347
  12. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:38.826
  13. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:39.093
  14. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:39.830
  15. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:40.742
  16. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:42.430
  17. Kevin Magnussen – 1:38.673
  18. Esteban Gutierrez – 1:38.770
  19. Jolyon Palmer – 1:39.528
  20. Rio Haryanto – 1:40.264
  21. Pascal Wehrlein – No Time Set
  22. Lewis Hamilton – No Time Set

Laps

  1. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 16
  2. Sergio Perez – Force India – 15
  3. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 15
  4. Max Verstappen – Toro Rosso – 15
  5. Daniil Kvyat – Red Bull – 14
  6. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 13
  7. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 13
  8. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 13
  9. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 13
  10. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 11
  11. Jenson Button – McLaren – 11
  12. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 11
  13. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 11
  14. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 10
  15. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 10
  16. Felipe Massa – Williams – 9
  17. Kevin Magnussen  – Renault – 9
  18. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 9
  19. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 9
  20. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 9
  21. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 3
  22. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 2

F1 2016: Bahrain Grand Prix – Qualifying Times & Laps

Times

  1. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:29.493
  2. Nico  Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:29.570
  3. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:30.012
  4. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:30.244
  5. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:30.854
  6. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:31.153
  7. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:31.155
  8. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 1:31.620
  9. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:31.756
  10. Max Verstappen – Toro Rosso – 1:31.772
  11. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:31.816
  12. Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 1:31.934
  13. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:31.945
  14. Jenson Button -McLaren –  1:31.998
  15. Daniil Kvyat – Red Bull – 1:32.241
  16. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:32.806
  17. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:32.840
  18. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:32.911
  19. Kevin Magnussen –  Renault – 1:33.181
  20. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:33.438
  21. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 1:34.190
  22. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:34.388

Laps

  1. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 15
  2. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 14
  3. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 14
  4. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 14
  5. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 13
  6. Daniel Ricciardo –  Red Bull – 12
  7. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 12
  8. Felipe Massa – Williams – 10
  9. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 9
  10. Max  Verstappen – Toro Rosso – 9
  11. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 9
  12. Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 9
  13. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 9
  14. Jenson Button –  McLaren – 9
  15. Daniil Kvyat –  Red Bull – 9
  16. Sergio Perez – Force India – 7
  17. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 6
  18. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber  – 6
  19. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 6
  20. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 4
  21. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 3
  22. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 4

F1 2016: Australian GP Qualifying Times & Laps

Times

  1. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:23.837
  2. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:24.197
  3. Sebastian Vettel –  Ferrari – 1:24.675
  4. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:25.033
  5. Max Verstappen – Toro Rosso – 1:25.434
  6. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:25.458
  7. Carlos  Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:25.582
  8. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:25.589
  9. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:25.753
  10. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 1:25.865
  11. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:25.961
  12. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:26.125
  13. Jenson Button –  McLaren – 1:26.304
  14. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:27.601
  15. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 1:27.742
  16. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:27.435
  17. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:27.958
  18. Daniil Kvyat – Red Bull – 1:28.006
  19. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:28.322
  20. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:29.606
  21. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 1:29.627
  22. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:29.642

Laps

  1. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 15
  2. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 14
  3. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 14
  4. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 14
  5. Nico Hulkenberg – Toro Rosso – 14
  6. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 13
  7. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 13
  8. Max Verstappen – Toro Rosso – 12
  9. Felipe  Massa – Wlliams – 12
  10. Sergio Perez – Force India – 12
  11. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 12
  12. Kevin Magnussen –  Renault – 11
  13. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 9
  14. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 9
  15. Jenson Button – McLaren – 9
  16. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 9
  17. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 7
  18. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 6
  19. Esteban  Gutierrez – Haas – 6
  20. Daniil Kvyat – Red Bull – 5
  21. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 3
  22. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 3

Lewis Hamilton secures Italian Grand Prix pole position

Nico Rosberg took a new engine prior to the start of qualifying, reverting to his Spa engine while practice pacesetter Lewis Hamilton continued to use Mercedes’ upgraded unit. Both Red Bulls also took engine changes along with the Toro Rossos of Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen and the McLaren duo.

Q1

Nico Hulkenberg was impeded on his first flying lap by the Sauber of Marcus Ericsson – an incident which was investigated by the stewards after the session. Lewis Hamilton set the initial pace, going three tenths of a second clear of team-mate Nico Rosberg. Max Verstappen’s Toro Rosso spent most of the session in the garage as the team worked on his car. He only got out with less than a minute left meaning he only had time for sectors and not a flying lap. He lost huge chunks of his bodywork on the track. The Mercedes cars and the Ferraris were the only ones to set their lap-times on the medium compound tyres rather than the softs which were used by the rest of the field.

  1. Lewis Hamilton 1:24.251
  2. Nico Rosberg 1:24.609
  3. Kimi Raikkonen 1:24.662
  4. Sergio Perez 1:24.801
  5. Nico Hulkenberg 1:24.937
  6. Valtteri Bottas 1:24.979
  7. Sebastian Vettel 1:24.989
  8. Felipe Nasr 1:25.121
  9. Marcus Ericsson 1:25.122
  10. Romain Grosjean 1:25.144
  11. Felipe Massa 1:25.184
  12. Carlos Sainz 1:25.410
  13. Pastor Maldonado 1:25.429
  14. Daniel Ricciardo 1:25.633
  15. Daniil Kvyat 1:25.742
  16. Jenson Button 1:26.058
  17. Fernando Alonso 1:26.154
  18. Will Stevens 1:27.731
  19. Roberto Merhi 1:27.912
  20. Max Verstappen No Time Set

Q2

Nico Rosberg set the initial fastest lap but was quickly beaten by team-mate Lewis Hamilton by seven tenths of a second. Sebastian Vettel’s first effort was enough to go second before Kimi Raikkonen edged ahead. The gap to the front was reduced to three tenths of a second between Hamilton and the leading Ferrari driver. In the dropzone after the first runs were Felipe Nasr, Romain Grosjean, Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo, and Daniil Kvyat. Ricciardo did not get out to set a lap-time and will start the race from the back any due to his engine penalties.

  1. Lewis Hamilton 1:23.383
  2. Sebastian Vettel 1:23.577
  3. Kimi Raikkonen 1:23.757
  4. Nico Rosberg 1:23.864
  5. Felipe Massa 1:23.983
  6. Valtteri Bottas 1:24.313
  7. Sergio Perez 1:24.379
  8. Romain Grosjean 1:24.448
  9. Marcus Ericsson 1:24.457
  10. Nico Hulkenberg 1:24.510
  11. Pastor Maldonado 1:24.525
  12. Felipe Nasr 1:24.898
  13. Carlos Sainz 1:25.618
  14. Daniil Kvyat 1:25.796
  15. Daniel Ricciardo No Time Set

Q3

Going through to the pole position shoot out were both Mercedes, both Ferraris, both Force Indias, both Williams, a Sauber and a Lotus. Nico Hulkenberg set the first flying lap – a 1:25.317 – which was bettered by Nico Rosberg and then Felipe Massa. Lewis Hamilton took provisional pole by three tenths of a second ahead of the Ferrari duo who were separated by mere thousandths of a second. Hulkenberg crawled back to the pit-lane reporting that he had lost power. The times dropped on the second runs but no-one was quick enough to beat Hamilton’s time. Raikkonen improved to second – just two tenths off the pole time – with Vettel third and Rosberg fourth.

  1. Lewis Hamilton 1:23.397
  2. Kimi Raikkonen 1:23.631
  3. Sebastian Vettel 1:23.685
  4. Nico Rosberg 1:23.703
  5. Felipe Massa 1:23.940
  6. Valtteri Bottas 1:24.127
  7. Sergio Perez 1:24.626
  8. Romain Grosjean 1:25.054
  9. Nico Hulkenberg 1:25.317
  10. Marcus Ericsson 1:26.214

Lewis Hamilton on pole for Belgian Grand Prix

Mercedes led the way in the first three practice sessions ahead of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix. Drivers going into the session with grid penalties were Max Verstappen, Romain Grosjean, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. Verstappen got a ten place grid penalty for a component change while Grosjean got five places for a gearbox change.  The McLaren duo went into qualifying with combined grid penalties of 105, meaning they will start at the back of the grid regardless.

Q1

Most drivers went out on the medium compound tyre at the start of the session, with Roberto Merhi, Felipe Nasr, Carlos Sainz, Marcus Ericcson and Will Stevens opting to use the softs straight away. Nico Rosberg’s first flying lap put him ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton by just under a tenth of a second. Sebastian Vettel slotted into third albeit six tenths of a second off the leading pair. Both McLaren drivers went out to complete laps, despite knowing they would be right at the back due to their penalties. Times started to fall as drivers switched to the option tyre with Force India moving to the head of the times with Sergio Perez. Hamilton soon returned to the top of the times, just a hundredth clear of Rosberg with Perez still within a tenth of a second of the Mercedes duo.

  1. Lewis Hamilton 1:48.908
  2. Nico Rosberg 1:48.923
  3. Sergio Perez 1:49.006
  4. Vallteri Bottas 1:49.026
  5. Carlos Sainz 1:49.109
  6. Sebastian Vettel 1:49.264
  7. Kimi Raikkonen 1:49.288
  8. Romain Grosjean 1:49.353
  9. Daniil Kvyat 1:49.469
  10. Nico Hulkenberg 1:49.499
  11. Marcus Ericsson 1:49.523
  12. Pastor Maldonado 1:49.568
  13. Daniel Ricciardo 1:49.664
  14. Felipe Massa 1:49.688
  15. Max Verstappen 1:49.831
  16. Felipe Nasr 1:49.952
  17. Jenson Button 1:50.978
  18. Fernando Alonso 1:51.420
  19. Will Stevens 1:52.948
  20. Roberto Merhi 1:53.099

Q2

Valtteri Bottas set the first flying lap of the session – a 1:49.678 – before quickly being dislodged at the top of the times by Lewis Hamilton with a 1:48.024. Nico Rosberg went faster still – the Mercedes team-mates once again separated by under a tenth of a second. Kimi Raikkonen came to a halt on track bringing out the red flag with eight minutes of the session remaining. Max Verstappen complained of a loss of power and looked like he wouldn’t be taking any further part in qualifying. There were a flurry of times at the end of the session, with Nico Hulkenberg dropping out of the top ten while his team-mate went fourth. The top thirteen drivers who set a lap time were separated by just over a second and a half, with sixth to eleventh covered by a tenth of a second setting up a close fought pole position shoot out.

  1. Nico Rosberg 1:47.955
  2. Lewis Hamilton 1:48.024
  3. Sebastian Vettel 1:48.761
  4. Sergio Perez 1:48.792
  5. Felipe Massa 1:48.806
  6. Pastor Maldonado 1:48.956
  7. Romain Grosjean 1:48.981
  8. Daniel Ricciardo 1:49.042
  9. Valtteri Bottas 1:49.044
  10. Carlos Sainz 1:49.065
  11. Nico Hulkenberg 1:49.121
  12. Daniil Kvyat 1:49.228
  13. Marcus Ericsson 1:49.586
  14. Kimi Raikkonen No Time Set
  15. Max Verstappen No Time Set

Q3

Going through to the pole position shoot out were both Mercedes, Sebastian Vettel, Sergio Perez, both Williams, both Lotus, Daniel Ricciardo and the Toro Rosso of Carlos Sainz. The Williams driver of Valtteri Bottas was first out on track for Q3, soon joined by Lewis Hamilton, Romain Grosjean, Pastor Maldonado and Felipe Massa. Bottas once again set the first flying lap of the session – 1:48.567 – which was promptly beaten by Lewis Hamilton by over a second. Nico Rosberg was four tenths off his team-mate. Hamilton improved his lap-time and maintained pole position. Bottas secured third with Grosjean fourth before his five place grid drop. Perez ended the session fifth, with Ricciardo sixth, Massa seventh, Maldonado eighth, Vettel ninth and Sainz in tenth.

  1. Lewis Hamilton 1:47.197
  2. Nico Rosberg 1:47.655
  3. Valtteri Bottas 1:48.537
  4. Romain Grosjean 1:48.561
  5. Sergio Perez 1:48.599
  6. Daniel Ricciardo 1:48.639
  7. Felipe Massa 1:48.685
  8. Pastor Maldonado 1:48.754
  9. Sebastian Vettel 1:48.825
  10. Carlos Sainz 1:49.771

2015: Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying

A drying track greeted drivers for the start of qualifying after heavy rain fell in FP3, which was topped by Sebastian Vettel. Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso went into qualifying knowing they would both take 25 place grid penalties (for engine and gearbox changes); while Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat would both be taking ten places.

Q1

Drivers went out on intermediate tyres for the start of qualifying as a dry line started to form on the circuit. After a few drivers discovered the track limits, Will Stevens ended up in the gravel but was able to get the car out of it again. Felipe Nasr was the first driver to go out on the slick tyres, using the supersoft with about 11 minutes of the session remaining. Not long after that Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas went out on soft tyres. Eventually the rest of the field followed suit although they opted for soft tyre rather than the supersoft compound. The times continued to drop as the track rubbered in and got faster and faster. Kimi Raikkonen dropped out in 18th, joined in the bottom five by Will Stevens, Roberto Merhi, Jenson Button, and Sergio Perez.

  1. Nico Rosberg 1:10.976
  2. Carlos Sainz 1:11.158
  3. Sebastian Vettel 1:11.184
  4. Max Verstappen 1:11.307
  5. Nico Hulkenberg 1:11.319
  6. Pastor Maldonado 1:11.661
  7. Romain Grosjean 1:11.821
  8. Felipe Massa 1:11.830
  9. Valtteri Bottas 1:11.894
  10. Daniel Ricciardo 1:11.973
  11. Felipe Nasr 1:12.001
  12. Daniil Kvyat 1:12.092
  13. Lewis Hamilton 1:12.218
  14. Marcus Ericsson 1:12.388
  15. Fernando Alonso 1:12.508
  16. Sergio Perez 1:12.522
  17. Jenson Button 1:12.632
  18. Kimi Raikkonen 1:12.867
  19. Roberto Merhi 1:14.071
  20. Will Stevens 1:15.368

Q2

Both Red Bulls were first out on track, joined by Carlos Sainz in the Toro Rosso. As was the case in Q1, the times got faster as the track improved. With five minutes of the session remaining, just three drivers were still on track while the rest remained in the garage. Traffic had proved to be an issue in Q1 on such a short track, as drivers fought for a prime position to get their laps in. Daniel Ricciardo had a brief excursion off track across the gravel while he was down in 14th place. Romain Grosjean also ran wide. Going out at the end of Q2 were Pastor Maldonado, Marcus Ericsson, Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso.

  1. Nico Rosberg 1:08.634
  2. Lewis Hamilton 1:09.062
  3. Sebastian Vettel 1:09.392
  4. Valtteri Bottas 1:09.598
  5. Nico Hulkenberg 1:09.604
  6. Max Verstappen 1:09.631
  7. Felipe Nasr 1:09.652
  8. Felipe Massa 1:09.719
  9. Romain Grosjean 1:09.920
  10. Daniil Kvyat 1:10.187
  11. Pastor Maldonado 1:10.374
  12. Marcus Ericsson 1:10.426
  13. Carlos Sainz 1:10.465
  14. Daniel Ricciardo 1:10.482
  15. Fernando Alonso 1:10.736

Q3

Going into the pole position shoot out were Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Nico Hulkenberg, Max Verstappen, Felipe Nasr, Felipe Massa, Romain Grosjean, and Daniil Kvyat. Bottas and Nasr were the first drivers out on track, quickly followed by Massa and Rosberg. Grosjean remained in the garage as did Verstappen. It was Hamilton who took provisional pole by exactly two tenths of a second over his team-mate. Hamilton spun at Turn 1, bringing an end to his pole position run, while Rosberg had his own problems later in the lap after going faster in the first two sectors.

  1. Lewis Hamilton 1:08.455
  2. Nico Rosberg 1:08.655
  3. Sebastian Vettel 1:08.810
  4. Felipe Massa 1:09.192
  5. Nico Hulkenberg 1:09.278
  6. Valtteri Bottas 1:09.319
  7. Max Verstappen 1:09.612
  8. Daniil Kvyat 1:09.694
  9. Felipe Nasr 1:09.713
  10. Romain Grosjean No Time Set