2016 Monaco Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

2016 Monaco Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

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Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap of the Monaco Grand Prix in the closing stages of the race.

2016 Monaco 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 Monaco Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’17.939 71
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’18.005 0.066 62
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1’18.294 0.355 67
4 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1’18.446 0.507 64
5 Carlos Sainz Jnr Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’18.519 0.580 70
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’18.763 0.824 74
7 Esteban Gutierrez Haas-Ferrari 1’19.131 1.192 69
8 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’19.170 1.231 72
9 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1’19.213 1.274 69
10 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1’19.223 1.284 66
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’19.232 1.293 74
12 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1’19.670 1.731 66
13 Rio Haryanto Manor-Mercedes 1’19.868 1.929 70
14 Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1’20.219 2.280 65
15 Pascal Wehrlein Manor-Mercedes 1’20.372 2.433 60
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1’21.342 3.403 51
17 Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 1’21.889 3.950 46
18 Max Verstappen Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1’26.563 8.624 34
19 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1’29.802 11.863 27
20 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’37.895 19.956 14
21 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1’47.149 29.210 10
22 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’58.474 40.535 2

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12 comments on “2016 Monaco Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps”

  1. Hamilton was 1 second ahead of Riccardo before his stop for Ultra Softs, however even with Riccardo’s 13 second stationary pitstop, Riccardo came out only a second or two behind hamilton. Doesn’t this mean Hamilton had a dreadful outlap? like 13 seconds off the pace!!! why wasn’t this mentioned anywhere. I know he missed the corner coming out of swimming pool corner, but still…

    1. Neil (@neilosjames)
      30th May 2016, 10:21

      Yeah, I did wonder. I thought he’d probably stopped a lap or two earlier than ideal, then struggled to get the tyres working – meanwhile, Ricciardo was doing a good lap on the inters and got his slicks working straight away. Looked it up on the FIA site:

      Hamilton’s in-lap, including the stop, was a 1:49.843, followed by a 1:41.829 out-lap when he couldn’t get the tyres working – went into the 1:30s after that.

      Ricciardo’s in-lap was 1:56.435… so the delay only cost him around seven seconds to Hamilton… but he got his tyres working straight away and his out-lap was a 1:33.994 (by far the quickest of anyone who switched to slicks around that time – only Perez, Vettel and Alonso did out-laps within 2.5 seconds of that).

    2. Yes Hamilton commented his out lap was like driving on ICE, it took some time for the Merc to get heat into the tyres. The Red Bull was far superior to the Merc in getting heat into the supersofts.

      1. @ju88sy Yeah, both Mercedes cars struggled all race to get its tires up to temperature. Hamilton was slow on every VSC restart but would suddenly pick up the pace a few laps later.

    3. William Jones
      30th May 2016, 14:06

      Isn’t that because the pit lane exit skips a corner. Yes, when he came out, they were side by side, but look at where they were when Riccardo actually joined the track, that was way more than a second, probably more than 3. It was still a bad lap for Ham, but a bad lap entirely consistant with a cold set of tyres that he is struggling to warm in wet conditions.

    4. Sector 3 was still wet when Hamilton pitted for slicks, and the intermediates would have been quicker overall for another couple laps.

      I was at the race and saw Ham come past (just after missing the corner exiting the swimming pool section) with plenty of time to spare in terms of coming out in front of Ricciardo but it took him forever to get round the final 2 corners and onto the pit straight.

      I actually thought he’d crashed at Rascasse because the live footage at the track was just showing an start finish straight for about 8 seconds where they were expecting him to be coming through… Once he did eventually show up on cameras Ricciardo was well out of site near the pit exit and I thought he’d still somehow come out in front despite the long pit stop.

      I think Mercedes had to act because Ham’s X-Wets were really getting old, but I don’t think the track was fully ready for slicks until lap 33. Red Bull also had to react because sectors 1 and 2 were ok for slicks and Hamilton hadn’t reached sector 3 by the time they called Ricciardo in. In hindsight an extra lap on the inters would have guaranteed him a win, even with a slow pit stop.

  2. looking at the graph, it appears Hamilton’s outlap was 11 seconds slower than his following lap.

    1. Yeah, Hamilton must have thought he lost the race there.

  3. You can kind of see on the graph that many drivers set fastest lap at some point in the race. As this sometimes happened more than once on the same race lap, it’s hard to compile a complete list, but I thought it was remarkable how many of the leaders and midfield went purple at some point.

  4. Tropical F1
    30th May 2016, 16:46

    How did Hulk get ahead (with a few meters to go) of Nico? Then both set their fastest times on the last lap (Nico was faster but some margin). Scratching my head on this one. Someone please explain. I would love to know the sector times of lap 74 for both drivers.

    1. On the last lap (lap 78), Hulk – 1:34.875, Rosberg – 1:35.997.
      Hulk was 1.122 secs faster.
      S1 S2 S3
      HUL 23.230 43.013 28.632
      ROS 23.591 43.226 29.180
      So Nico was slower in all 3 sectors and by a massive 0.548 seconds in the last sector
      At the end of lap 77, Hulkenberg was 0.831 secs behind Rosberg. So after 2 sectors, Hulk was still about 0.3 s behind Nico and then made it up in the last sector

    2. Remember that it was raining when Hamilton finished, but Rosberg was almost one lap down. So he had to do another lap on the damp circuit. Exiting the last corner he had no temperature in the tyres and therefore no traction.

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