Sunday , 20 September 2020
Sahara Force India
Sahara Force India

2016 European GP Post-Race Stats

Well Baku was an exciting race, action packed around every corner and every lap, so exciting that for most of the race I didn’t even blink.

Wait, no, wrong race. Baku was awful, most of the track is too narrow so overtaking is impossible, then the flat out section from turn 16 to turn 1 is so long that with DRS help as well overtaking is too easy and boring. The track should not be holding an F1 race, it just does not work.

Rosberg started on pole, got a big lead early on, kept it, led every lap and won. Vettel moved up to second early on (with an easy DRS overtake) and then kept it, finished second. Raikkonen moved to third after other cars pitted and then kept it until the last lap where Perez just easily drove by with DRS. After lap 30 in the race and everyone had pitted there were 12 overtakes. Twelve. That’s not even an exaggeration either, look at the FIA lap chart and count them yourself.

And what other stats even are there about the race? Nothing really happened at all.

Well done Baku…

2016DriverPosEur

Not only we we well and truly treated at the European GP with the most exciting race in decades but the championship standings have taken a dramatic turn as well! Felipe Nasr has taken back his 21st place in the championship from fierce rival Pascal Wehrlein! Raikkonen moved up to fourth, Perez to eighth and Hulkenberg again moved up exactly one position.

2016ConPosEur

Pos Driver Team Nation Points Laps Fastest Lap Grid
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GER 25 51 01:46.485 1
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari GER 18 51 01:47.028 3
3 Sergio Perez Force India MEX 15 51 01:46.990 7
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari FIN 12 51 01:47.181 4
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes GBR 10 51 01:46.822 10
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams FIN 8 51 01:47.604 8
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull AUS 6 51 01:47.736 2
8 Max Verstappen Red Bull NED 4 51 01:46.973 9
9 Nico Hulkenberg Force India GER 2 51 01:48.012 12
10 Felipe Massa Williams BRA 1 51 01:47.761 5
11 Jenson Button McLaren GBR 0 51 01:47.622 19
12 Felipe Nasr Sauber BRA 0 50 01:47.708 15
13 Romain Grosjean Haas FRA 0 50 01:47.943 11
14 Kevin Magnussen Renault DEN 0 50 01:49.282 22
15 Jolyon Palmer Renault GBR 0 50 01:47.583 21
16 Esteban Gutierrez Haas MEX 0 50 01:47.563 14
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber SWE 0 50 01:48.898 20
18 Rio Haryanto Manor IDN 0 49 01:51.365 16
RET Fernando Alonso McLaren ESP 42 01:49.101 13
RET Pascal Wehrlein Manor GER 39 01:50.571 17
RET Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso ESP 31 01:48.804 18
RET Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso RUS 6 01:53.167 6

 

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