2016 Belgian Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

2016 Belgian Grand Prix

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The Mercedes drivers set the fastest laps in the Belgian Grand Prix in a race which saw drivers backing off considerably in order to preserve their tyres.

In a race which was heavily affected by tyre degradation Daniil Kvyat set the third-quickest lap for Toro Rosso despite the team having been unable to reach Q3. Kvyat appeared to push hard on his first lap out of the pits on his final stint before backing off by almost a second to make his tyres last until the end.

Unusually Romain Grosjean managed to set his fastest lap twice during the race.

2016 Belgian 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 Belgian Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’51.58340
2Nico RosbergMercedes1’51.7460.16311
3Daniil KvyatToro Rosso-Ferrari1’52.0810.49837
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’52.4610.87811
5Sebastian VettelFerrari1’52.7281.14535
6Jolyon PalmerRenault1’53.2511.66841
7Max VerstappenRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’53.2811.69832
8Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1’53.4141.83134
9Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1’53.4981.91527
10Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1’53.5301.94741
11Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’53.8032.220Set on 2 laps
12Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes1’54.1202.53731
13Esteban GutierrezHaas-Ferrari1’54.3352.75226
14Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1’54.3422.75925
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Honda1’54.4842.90143
16Esteban OconManor-Mercedes1’55.7344.15126
17Felipe NasrSauber-Ferrari1’56.1524.56931
18Kevin MagnussenRenault1’56.5885.0054
19Carlos Sainz JnrToro Rosso-Ferrari2’05.07213.4891
20Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari2’10.75219.1691
21Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Honda2’21.85930.2761

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    4 comments on “2016 Belgian Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps”

    1. Just shows how superior that Mercedes car is.
      Hypothetical question: How many of the current drivers on the grid could win a WDC if they had that car?
      Ricciardo, Alonso, Vettel, + ??

      1. + everyone else, including Haryanto, Ocon, all the reserve drivers, and Bernie Ecclestone, should he fancy going for a ride. The advantage of Mercedes is too big regardless of the driver.

    2. Ocon , no trace on tyre chart ??

    3. Shame Rosberg was so conservative and didn’t go for the fastest lap. He would have achieved the third grand chelem of his career, which is no mean feat.

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