Having qualified on the front row of the grid for the Austrian Grand Prix Nico Hulkenberg endured a horrendous race and had fallen to 17th place when he retired.
The Force India driver found his tyres started to grain soon after the start and the problem repeated when he switched to further sets later in the race.
“The balance of the car wasn’t allowing me to manage the tyres and I was suffering with so much graining,” he said. “With a new set I could manage just three of four laps before they fell away.” He eventually retired due to high brake wear.
Jenson Button, however, surprised by bringing his car home sixth, a loss of just three places from his starting position of third. Felipe Nasr was the highest climber of the race, moving up seven places, though he still finished out of the points in 13th.
2016 Austrian 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 Austrian 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 Austrian Grand Prix
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2 comments on “2016 Austrian Grand Prix lap charts”
4th July 2016, 2:22
I don’t understand why Mercedes kept Lewis out in the first stint and allowed Nico to undercut him. Had Nico been from a rival team, they would’ve reacted and put Lewis on the 2-stopper earlier. I know Lewis was covering Ferrari and RBR’s one-stop strategy, but not at the cost of him losing the lead to Nico. That was ridiculous and flagrant.
4th July 2016, 7:56
I much prefer the chart versus average leader instead of versus actual leader like here. The pitstops by the leaders distort the picture of the rest. Sometimes we get one, sometimes the other. Why?
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