Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, Shanghai International Circuit, 2016

2016 Chinese Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

2016 Chinese Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

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Nico Hulkenberg set the fastest lap of the Chinese Grand Prix after being the last driver to pit for fresh tyres.

Race winner Nico Rosberg was able to cruise most of the way and only set the sixth-fastest lap of the race.

Here are all the drivers’ lap times and each of their fastest laps from today’s race.

2016 Chinese Grand Prix lap times

All the lap times by the drivers (in seconds, very slow laps excluded). Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and toggle drivers using the control below:

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2016 Chinese Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1’39.82448
2Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’39.9230.09947
3Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Honda1’40.2980.47446
4Esteban GutierrezHaas-Ferrari1’40.3680.54445
5Max VerstappenToro Rosso-Ferrari1’40.3990.57541
6Nico RosbergMercedes1’40.4180.59438
7Felipe NasrSauber-Ferrari1’40.5820.75842
8Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1’40.5930.76940
9Sebastian VettelFerrari1’40.6100.78637
10Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’40.6620.83832
11Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’41.0151.19155
12Carlos Sainz JnrToro Rosso-Ferrari1’41.4851.66135
13Pascal WehrleinManor-Mercedes1’41.4891.66548
14Daniil KvyatRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’41.5461.72238
15Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes1’41.5581.73423
16Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1’41.8151.99134
17Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1’41.8462.02230
18Rio HaryantoManor-Mercedes1’42.0092.18542
19Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Honda1’42.2262.40236
20Jolyon PalmerRenault1’42.2322.40826
21Kevin MagnussenRenault1’42.3112.48722
22Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari1’43.2693.44541

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4 comments on “2016 Chinese Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps”

  1. What is depressing is that even though Nico was not pushing and posted only the 6th fastest lap, the Ferrari are still behind them by 2 tenths. And it’s not as if they didn’t push. They were out of position and needed to gain places.
    Plus, Mercedes seem to exactly know how many tenths ahead of a full power Ferrari they are. They seem to have dialed down Nico’s engine to be precisely one or two tenths ahead of a full power Ferrari. Even Lewis with a damaged floor is only few hundredths behind the 2 Ferrari.

    1. Ferrari aren’t running at full power acc. to some reports. Issues with the turbo operating at max. rpm. Secondly Lewis was faster every time after the pits. The effect of the damages he had is in having uneven tire wear and hence the reason why he was progressively slower. And of course the screwed up Aero when following another car.

      Vettel had damaged FW all through the race which would have some limitations on the pace that he could have gone.

      Mediums are not that bad a tire for that circuit. Since the temperatures were conductive to them performing well on that day. Check Kimi’s and Ricciardo’s final stints to see how fast they are.

      But I am not sure if Ferrari will be able to pass the Mercs as it still seems difficult to pass cars that are more or less matched in pace.

  2. I believe this 18 y.o. boy can become champion next year..

    1. It depends primarily on the machinery.

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