Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016

2016 Canadian Grand Prix tyre strategies and pit stops

2016 Canadian Grand Prix

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Ferrari’s decision to bring its drivers into the pits early did not pay off in Montreal. Sebastian Vettel’s two-stop strategy offered Lewis Hamilton the chance to beat him to victory.

The drivers who made one-stop strategies worked took advantage. They included Valtteri Bottas, whose Williams team again produced the fastest pit stop of the race to help him to a podium finish.

2016 Canadian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1Stint 2Stint 3Stint 4
Lewis HamiltonUltra soft (24)Soft (46)
Sebastian VettelUltra soft (11)Super soft (26)Soft (33)
Valtteri BottasUltra soft (23)Soft (47)
Max VerstappenUltra soft (20)Soft (26)Ultra soft (24)
Nico RosbergUltra soft (21)Soft (30)Soft (19)
Kimi RaikkonenUltra soft (11)Super soft (22)Soft (37)
Daniel RicciardoUltra soft (21)Soft (17)Soft (32)
Nico HulkenbergUltra soft (21)Soft (30)Soft (18)
Carlos Sainz JnrUltra soft (13)Soft (35)Ultra soft (21)
Sergio PerezSoft (30)Super soft (16)Soft (23)
Fernando AlonsoUltra soft (17)Soft (52)
Daniil KvyatUltra soft (17)Soft (27)Ultra soft (25)
Esteban GutierrezUltra soft (13)Soft (28)Ultra soft (27)
Romain GrosjeanUltra soft (17)Soft (22)Ultra soft (7)Ultra soft (22)
Marcus EricssonUltra soft (14)Soft (25)Soft (29)
Kevin MagnussenSoft (39)Ultra soft (29)
Pascal WehrleinUltra soft (11)Soft (27)Soft (30)
Felipe NasrUltra soft (9)Soft (26)Soft (33)
Rio HaryantoSuper soft (15)Soft (29)Soft (24)
Felipe MassaUltra soft (22)Soft (13)
Jolyon PalmerUltra soft (16)
Jenson ButtonSuper soft (9)

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2016 Canadian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

DriverTeamPit stop timeGapOn lap
1Valtteri BottasWilliams22.18423
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes22.2430.05924
3Sebastian VettelFerrari22.3610.17737
4Nico RosbergMercedes22.4660.28221
5Sergio PerezForce India22.5560.37230
6Sebastian VettelFerrari22.5970.41311
7Daniil KvyatToro Rosso22.6270.44344
8Nico RosbergMercedes22.7280.54451
9Kimi RaikkonenFerrari22.8200.63611
10Daniel RicciardoRed Bull22.8720.68821
11Nico HulkenbergForce India22.8760.69221
12Max VerstappenRed Bull22.9090.72546
13Felipe MassaWilliams22.9250.74122
14Marcus EricssonSauber22.9570.77314
15Daniil KvyatToro Rosso23.0000.81617
16Romain GrosjeanHaas23.0550.87139
17Nico HulkenbergForce India23.1110.92751
18Kevin MagnussenRenault23.1620.97839
19Kimi RaikkonenFerrari23.2631.07933
20Marcus EricssonSauber23.2991.11539
21Esteban GutierrezHaas23.4121.22813
22Carlos Sainz JnrToro Rosso23.5171.33313
23Max VerstappenRed Bull23.5861.40220
24Felipe NasrSauber23.6081.42435
25Romain GrosjeanHaas23.6801.49617
26Esteban GutierrezHaas23.9281.74441
27Felipe NasrSauber23.9871.8039
28Daniel RicciardoRed Bull24.0181.83438
29Carlos Sainz JnrToro Rosso24.4452.26148
30Pascal WehrleinManor24.5162.33238
31Sergio PerezForce India24.7572.57346
32Pascal WehrleinManor24.7842.60011
33Rio HaryantoManor25.0692.88544
34Fernando AlonsoMcLaren27.9525.76817
35Rio HaryantoManor29.7327.54815
36Romain GrosjeanHaas32.1149.93046

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