Saturday , 18 August 2018
Red Bull Content Pool/Red Bull Racing
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2016 German GP Post-Race Stats

Well the German GP wasn’t quite as good for the Germans as they would have hoped.

Nico Rosberg topped FP1, FP2, FP3 and then qualified on pole, but by the second corner he was already down to fourth place. Hamilton took the lead from the start and kept it throughout, leading every lap. Daniel Ricciardo finished the race in second and set the fastest lap of the race on his 100th GP, celebrating by drinking champagne from his shoe, as you do.

Max Verstappen came in third and Nico Rosberg fourth, though if Rosberg didn’t have his five second penalty (which ended up being closed to 9 due to stopwatch issues) he would have been on the back of Ricciardo for second. And that brings me to my next point, the stewards this weekend. Personally I don’t feel the five second penalty for Rosberg was warranted, while he did push Verstappen to the edge of the track I think he was expecting him to slow down further and go for a cut-back (just like Gutierrez did later on in the race) and by the time he realised it was too late to do anything different.

On top of that Lewis Hamilton was awarded a €10,000 fine for an unsafe release during FP3, since I’ve been collecting data and stats I have never seen a driver get away with a fine for an unsafe release during practice except Jolyon Palmer last year when he was only a Friday driver. While the penalties for such a thing vary due to the wide variety of things that count as unsafe release usually a reprimand is at least the minimum and if Lewis didn’t already have two reprimands for the season (third resulting in a 10 place penalty) I can almost guarantee he would have been given a reprimand rather than the fine.

2016DriverPosGer

Only one driver moved up in the championship after Germany and of course it was Hulkenberg, who has still changed position after every single race this season. Hulkenberg moved up two places to 10th, dropping Sainz to 11th and Grosjean to 12th. After a few races with no change the Constructors’ finally has a change, Red Bull have taken second for the first time this season, dropping Ferrari down to third.

2016ConPosGer

Pos Driver Team Nation Points Laps Fastest Lap Grid
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes GBR 25 67 01:18.746 2
2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull AUS 18 67 01:18.442 3
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull NED 15 67 01:18.910 4
4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GER 12 67 01:19.122 1
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari GER 10 67 01:18.710 6
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari FIN 8 67 01:19.572 5
7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India GER 6 67 01:20.056 8
8 Jenson Button McLaren GBR 4 66 01:19.781 12
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams FIN 2 66 01:20.442 7
10 Sergio Perez Force India MEX 1 66 01:19.606 9
11 Esteban Gutierrez Haas MEX 0 66 01:19.883 11
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren ESP 0 66 01:20.132 13
13 Romain Grosjean Haas FRA 0 66 01:20.250 20
14 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso ESP 0 66 01:19.957 15
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso RUS 0 66 01:19.585 18
16 Kevin Magnussen Renault DEN 0 66 01:21.649 16
17 Pascal Wehrlein Manor GER 0 65 01:20.710 17
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber SWE 0 65 01:21.212 22
19 Jolyon Palmer Renault GBR 0 65 01:21.127 14
20 Rio Haryanto Manor IDN 0 65 01:21.845 19
RET Felipe Nasr Sauber BRA 57 01:21.420 21
RET Felipe Massa Williams BRA 36 01:21.476 10

 

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