Despite predictions of a chaotic race, F1’s first grand prix at Baku proved to be rather processional. Most changes of position occurred inside the DRS zones.
The drivers who made up the most places were Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen, though while both gained eight places from their starting position neither finished in the points.
A last-lap overtaking move by Sergio Perez on Kimi Raikkonen secured him a podium finish, but in reality as Raikkonen had a five-second penalty, Perez was already going to finish there.
2016 European Grand Prix lap chart
The positions of each driver on every lap. Scroll to zoom, drag to pan, click name to highlight, right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:
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2016 European Grand Prix race chart
The gaps between each driver on every lap compared to the leader’s average lap time. Very large gaps omitted. Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:
2016 European Grand Prix
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