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F1 2016: Mexican GP – Qualifying Times & Laps

Qualifying

Times

  1. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:18.704
  2. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:18.958
  3. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:19.054
  4. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:19.133
  5. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 1:19.330
  6. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:19.376
  7. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:19.381
  8. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:19.551
  9. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:20.032
  10. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:20.378
  11. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:20.282
  12. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:20.287
  13. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:20.673
  14. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 1:21.131
  15. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:21.536
  16. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:21.785
  17. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:21.401
  18. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:21.454
  19. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:21.692
  20. Esteban Ocon – Manor – 1:21.881
  21. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:21.916
  22. Jolyon Palmer – No Time Set

Laps

  1. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 24
  2. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 22
  3. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 22
  4. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 21
  5. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 20
  6. Felipe Massa – Williams – 19
  7. Lewis Hamilton – Merfcedes – 18
  8. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 18
  9. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 17
  10. Jenson Button – McLaren – 17
  11. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 17
  12. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 15
  13. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 15
  14. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 14
  15. Sergio Perez – Force India – 14
  16. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 12
  17. Esteban Ocon – Manor – 10
  18. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 10
  19. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 9
  20. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 9
  21. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 4
  22. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 0
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Lewis Hamilton takes 50th career victory with win in Austin

With Nico Rosberg firmly in control of the drivers championship, Lewis Hamilton really needed a win to reignite his fight.

He took a controlled victory at the Circuit of the Americas, beating Rosberg by four seconds and taking seven points out of his lead. It was Hamilton’s 50th career victory in F1 and at a circuit where he has won three times previously.

Hamilton took pole position on Saturday and was never really challenged for the lead of the race. Daniel Ricciardo got the jump on Rosberg at the start but the championship leader was able to come back at the Red Bull driver to finish second. Ricciardo had to settle for a distant third when his strategy was compromised by his team-mate’s retirement.

Sebastian Vettel finished in fourth for Ferrari ahead of a spirited Fernando Alonso in fifth. The Spaniard had qualified outside the top ten but drove a superb race to finish in the points. He went wheel to wheel with Felipe Massa which eventually led to a stewards investigation due to contact but ultimately no action was taken. In the closing laps of the race he also fought hard with fellow countryman Carlos Sainz who lost out to his childhood hero in the end. Sainz finished in sixth place ahead of Massa, Sergio Perez, Jenson Button and Romain Grosjean. Button and Grosjean had both dropped out of qualifying in Q1 but enjoyed good races to pick up some points.

Daniil Kvyat was 11th, ahead of Kevin Magnussen, Jolyon Palmer, Marcus Ericsson, and Felipe Nasr. Valtteri Bottas didn’t recover from an early puncture, eventually finishing 16th, ahead of the Manor duo of Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon.

Kimi Raikkonen was forced to retire when he left the pits with a tyre not secured properly. Max Verstappen was also a retirement when he suffered transmission issues having already had a pit stop blunder during the race. He pitted when his crew were not ready for him – claiming to have thought that the team had called him in. While that cost him a lot of time, it was ultimately a car failure which led to his retirement. He pulled off at an awkward part of the track which led to the deployment of the Virtual Safety Car which in turn hampered Ricciardo’s strategy. Esteban Gutierrez and Nico Hulkenberg were the other retirements.

F1 2016: US GP – Qualifying Times & Laps

Qualifying

Times

  1. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:34.999
  2. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:35.215
  3. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:35.509
  4. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:35.747
  5. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:36.131
  6. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:36.358
  7. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 1:36.628
  8. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:37.116
  9. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:37.269
  10. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:37.326
  11. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:37.353
  12. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:37.417
  13. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:37.480
  14. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:37.773
  15. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:37.935
  16. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:39.356
  17. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:38.308
  18. Kevin Magnussen – Haas – 1:38.317
  19. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:38.327
  20. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:38.548
  21. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:38.583
  22. Esteban Ocon – Manor – 1:38.806

Laps

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

Advantage Rosberg as he wins European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan

Having seen his lead slashed to just nine points in the last two races, Nico Rosberg took back the championship advantage with a win at the European Grand Prix.

It was the first race held at the Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan and it was Rosberg who took pole position before going on to win the race. He was never really challenged at the front and set the fastest lap on the way to his fifth win of the year.

Anticipation was high at the start of the race – as it is at any new circuit – with many expecting at least a safety car. All 22 drivers made it relatively unscathed through the first corner although there was some contact. There were no safety cars throughout the race and the four retirements came as a result of car failures, rather than driver errors.

Behind Rosberg it was Sebastian Vettel who finished second, finishing ahead of Sergio Perez. The Mexican driver had qualified in second but was demoted to seventh following a gearbox change as a result of an accident in free practice. He fought back and pulled off a late move on Kimi Raikkonen to secure his second podium of the season.

Raikkonen had picked up a five second penalty during the race due to crossing the white line on the entrance to the pit-lane. He had been running in third but without a five second gap to Perez in fourth, he would have dropped behind the Force India anyway. Lewis Hamilton finished in fifth having spent a lot of the race on the radio to his engineer complaining about a problem. Due to the radio bans – which restrict engineers from specifically telling their driver what to do – Hamilton was unable to fix the issue, and it eventually resolved itself. It was a day of damage limitation as he had started tenth following a qualifying crash.

Behind Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas was the leading Williams home ahead of Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen and Nico Hulkenberg. Felipe Massa picked up the final point by finishing in tenth.

Jenson Button was just outside the points in eleventh with team-mate – and European Grand Prix ambassador – Fernando Alonso retiring with nine laps remaining. Felipe Nasr finished in twelfth ahead of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, who had started from the pit-lane. Jolyon Palmer, Esteban Gutierrez, Marcus Ericsson and Rio Haryanto were the remaining race finishers.

Joining Alonso on the sidelines was Pascal Wehrlein who retired his Manor with brake issues. Both Toro Rossos endured suspension issues and were forced to retire – Daniil Kvyat in the first ten laps and Carlos Sainz after 30.

The result means Rosberg now has a 24 point lead over Hamilton as they head to Austria where Rosberg has won the last two races.

Hamilton’s fifth Canadian GP victory edges him closer to Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton has won the Canadian Grand Prix for a fifth time, beating Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas to the chequered flag.

Having qualified on pole position, Hamilton lined up on the front row of the grid alongside team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg. When the lights went out it was Vettel in the Ferrari who got the best start, however. The Ferrari driver darted around the outside of Hamilton who then was forced to fend off a challenge from Rosberg.

Rosberg was forced wide at the first corner and dropped down the order compromising his race. Vettel enjoyed a brief lead before pitting on lap 11 during a Virtual Safety Car period, putting on the Supersoft tyres. This committed him to at least a two stop as the Soft compound tyre was mandatory during the race and he had started on the Ultrasoft compound.

Hamilton stayed out but it was advantage Vettel as with fresher tyres he started to bring the gap at the front down. He locked up a number of times, however, struggling to get the tyres working as conditions were not ideal. After the race Vettel jokingly complained about the wildlife, in particular about two ‘seagulls’ who caught his attention causing him to lock-up at turn one.

The German was unable to close the gap to Hamilton and it was the Mercedes driver who crossed the line first for his fifth Canadian Grand Prix victory. Vettel finished five seconds down but well clear of Bottas in third – giving Williams their first podium of the year.

Max Verstappen held off Rosberg to finish fourth with the latter getting himself into a spin on the final lap of the race at the final chicane. This came after he had been forced to make a late stop due to a slow puncture, further compounding his difficult race. Kimi Raikkonen was a quiet sixth ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg. Carlos Sainz put in an impressive drive to rise from 20th on the grid to finish ninth with Sergio Perez getting the final point.

Fernando Alonso finished 11th for McLaren on a day that saw his team-mate’s race come to a smoky end. Jenson Button managed just nine laps before he was forced to pull over with flames coming from his car. Daniil Kvyat was 12th ahead of the twice lapped cars of Esteban Gutierrez, Romain Grosjean, Marcus Ericsson, Kevin Magnussen, Pascal Wehrlein, Felipe Nasr, and Rio Haryanto.

Felipe Massa had been the only driver to finish in the points at every race so far this year but that came to an end when he retired with Power Unit issues. Jolyon Palmer also retired.

The result means Hamilton is now just nine points behind Rosberg in the championship standings with Vettel slotting into third. The next race is this weekend’s European Grand Prix at the Baku Circuit in Azerbaijan.

F1 2016: Monaco GP – FP2 Times & Laps

Free Practice 2

Times

Drivers

  1. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:14.607
  2. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:15.213 – +0.606
  3. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:15.506 – +0.899
  4. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:15.571 – +0.964
  5. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:15.815 – +1.208
  6. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:15.981 – +1.374
  7. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:16.040 – +1.433
  8. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:16.120 – +1.513
  9. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:16.269 – +1.662
  10. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:16.325 – +1.718
  11. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 1:16.487 – +1.880
  12. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:16.325 – +1.718
  13. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:16.782 – +2.175
  14. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:16.849 – +2.242
  15. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:16.874 – +2.267
  16. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:17.286 – +2.679
  17. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 1:17.530 – +2.923
  18. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:17.562 – +2.955
  19. Jolyon Palmer -Renault – 1:17.761 – +3.154
  20. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:17.999 – +3.392
  21. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 1:18.647 – +4.040
  22. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:18.814 – +4.207

Teams

  1. Red Bull – 1:14.607
  2. Mercedes – 1:15.213 – +0.606
  3. Toro Rosso – 1:15.815 – +1.208
  4. Ferrari – 1:16.040 – +1.433
  5. Force India – 1:16.120 – +1.513
  6. McLaren – 1:16.325 – +1.718
  7. Haas – 1:16.782 – +2.175
  8. Williams – 1:16.849 – +2.242
  9. Renault- 1:17.530 – +2.923
  10. Sauber – 1:17.562 – +2.955
  11. Manor – 1:18.647 – +4.040

Laps

Drivers

  1. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 54
  2. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 53
  3. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 49
  4. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 49
  5. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 48
  6. Sergio Perez – Force India – 48
  7. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 47
  8. Jenson Button – McLaren – 46
  9. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 46
  10. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 43
  11. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 42
  12. Felipe Massa – Williams – 42
  13. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 40
  14. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 40
  15. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 40
  16. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 39
  17. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 38
  18. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 36
  19. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 29
  20. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 24
  21. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 23
  22. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 10

Teams

  1. Toro Rosso – 107
  2. Force India – 97
  3. Williams – 89
  4. McLaren – 89
  5. Sauber – 88
  6. Mercedes – 84
  7. Red Bull – 82
  8. Ferrari – 78
  9. Haas – 63
  10. Manor – 56
  11. Renault – 53

F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix – FP3 Times & Laps

Free Practice 3

Times

Drivers

  1. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:57.351
  2. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:58.061 – +0.710
  3. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:58.689 – +1.338
  4. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:58.800 – +1.449
  5. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:59.526 – +2.175
  6. Jolyon  Palmer – Renault – 1:59.677 – +2.326
  7. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 1:59.761 – +2.410
  8. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:59.964 – +2.613
  9. Max Verstappen – Toro Rosso – 2:00.150 – +2.799
  10. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 2:00.158 – +2.807
  11. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 2:00.197  – +2.846
  12. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 2:00.812 – +3.461
  13. Felipe Massa – Williams – 2:02.438 – +5.087
  14. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 2:02.732 – +5.381
  15. Jenson Button – McLaren – No Time Set
  16. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – No Time Set
  17. Romain Grosjean – Haas – No Time Set
  18. Daniil Kvyat – Red Bull – No Time Set
  19. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – No Time Set
  20. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – No Time Set
  21. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – No Time Set
  22. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – No Time Set

Teams

  1. Ferrari – 1:57.351
  2. Williams – 1:58.061 – +0.710
  3. Force India – 1:58.689 – +1.338
  4. Toro Rosso – 1:58.800 – +1.449
  5. Haas – 1:59.526 – +2.175
  6. Renault – 1:59.677 – +2.326
  7. Manor – 1:59.964 – +2.613
  8. Sauber – 2:00.197 – +2.846
  9. McLaren – No Time Set
  10. Red Bull – No Time Set
  11. Mercedes – No Time Set

Laps

Drivers

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

Teams

  1. Renault – 16
  2. Toro Rosso – 15
  3. Manor – 13
  4. Williams – 11
  5. Haas – 11
  6. Sauber – 9
  7. Ferrari – 8
  8. Force India – 8
  9. Red Bull – 7
  10. McLaren – 6
  11. Mercedes – 4