Red Bull’s victory in the Spanish Grand Prix came despite two other cars in the race setting faster lap times.
Daniil Kvyat headed the top lap times table for Toro Rosso, a full second quicker than the three-stopping Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel.
Race winner Max Verstappen set the sixth-fastest lap of the race. He did it on the 36th tour, the first of his 32-lap stint at the end of the race which won him the grand prix.
Verstappen took the lead after team mate Daniel Ricciardo and Vettel switched to three-stop strategies. But despite fresher tyres Vettel’s lap times were typically no more than half a second quicker than Verstappen’s throughout the final stint of the race. Ricciardo, who showed the potential to lap quicker, was trapped behind Vettel.
A late stint on soft tyres for Kevin Magnussen allowed him to set the fifth-quickest lap of the race. However it brought him within range of team mate Jolyon Palmer, who was running almost three seconds slower, and the pair collided on the final lap.
2016 Spanish 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 Spanish Grand Prix fastest laps
Each driver’s fastest lap:
|Rank||Driver||Car||Fastest lap||Gap||On lap|
|1||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1’26.948||53|
|3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-TAG Heuer||1’28.209||1.261||46|
|6||Max Verstappen||Red Bull-TAG Heuer||1’28.816||1.868||36|
|11||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1’29.663||2.715||42|
|15||Sergio Perez||Force India-Mercedes||1’29.801||2.853||37|
|20||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India-Mercedes||1’31.810||4.862||8|
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