Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Monza, 2016

2016 Italian Grand Prix grid

2016 Italian Grand Prix

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Row 11. Lewis Hamilton 1’21.135
Mercedes
2. Nico Rosberg 1’21.613
Mercedes
Row 23. Sebastian Vettel 1’21.972
Ferrari
4. Kimi Raikkonen 1’22.065
Ferrari
Row 35. Valtteri Bottas 1’22.388
Williams
6. Daniel Ricciardo 1’22.389
Red Bull
Row 47. Max Verstappen 1’22.411
Red Bull
8. Sergio Perez 1’22.814
Force India
Row 59. Nico Hulkenberg 1’22.836
Force India
10. Esteban Gutierrez 1’23.184
Haas
Row 611. Felipe Massa 1’22.967
Williams
12. Fernando Alonso 1’23.273
McLaren
Row 713. Pascal Wehrlein 1’23.315
Manor
14. Jenson Button 1’23.399
McLaren
Row 815. Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’23.496
Toro Rosso
16. Daniil Kvyat 1’23.825
Toro Rosso
Row 917. Romain Grosjean* 1’23.092
Haas
18. Felipe Nasr 1’23.956
Sauber
Row 1019. Marcus Ericsson 1’24.087
Sauber
20. Jolyon Palmer 1’24.230
Renault
Row 1121. Kevin Magnussen 1’24.436
Renault
22. Esteban Ocon** No time
Manor

*Five-place grid penalty for gearbox change
**Five-place grid penalty for gearbox change. Did not set a time in Q1 but permitted to start

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18 comments on “2016 Italian Grand Prix grid”

  1. 5 poles in Monza for Lewis

    Damn, its like Monza & Hamilton have some sort of romance going on

  2. Sem (@05abrahamsemere)
    3rd September 2016, 14:06

    Well done to Hamilton, absolutely smashed Rosberg!

    Vettel and Riakonnen even…is Vettel overrated or Riakonnen underrated considering how Alonso destroyed him in 2014?

    Well done to Botts…got the maximum out of the car.

    Finally, well done to Ric for outqualifying Crashtappen :)

    1. @05abrahamsemere
      It seems to me like Raikkonen has picked up his performances this year. Maybe he’s finally gotten over being Alonso’s team mate? :D

      1. there were talks about Kimi needing a very specific type of car – confident front end and twitchy back end.. May be this one suits him.

        Is there a team mates crashing into each other comparison. Guess Seb will be 1st,

    2. Vettel is overrated.

    3. “Vettel and Riakonnen even…is Vettel overrated or Riakonnen underrated considering how Alonso destroyed him in 2014?”

      Vettel is definitely overrated. Räikkönen is underrated.

    4. I don’t think this driver A beats B in car X, B beats C in car Y then this entails driver A>C is a sound comparison. Drivers gets through different phases in their lives, and have different preferences. What I’m sure about is that Raikkonen, Vettel and Alonso are all great drivers.

      Off topic, I really wish stewards have monitors with special filters removing all driver numbers and car details :-)

    5. I would say that Vettel is slightly overrated.

    6. Sem, it has to be said that Vettel has had more problems with reliability and DNF’s than Kimi – Vettel has three DNF’s to his name (engine failure in Bahrain, taken out by Kvyat in Russia and the tyre failure in Austria) to two for Kimi (the turbocharger failure in Australia and his accident in Monaco).

      In addition to those DNF’s, Vettel has been hit by more grid penalties than Kimi for gearbox failures – Vettel has had three penalties (in Russia, Austria and Britain), as opposed to one for Kimi (in Monaco). It does not explain all of the discrepancies, but Vettel has started more weekend on the back foot than Kimi has and it does seem to have set him back a bit as a result.

      At the same time, Vettel’s performances have been scruffier in some weekend and Kimi does seem to have improved his performances in some of the more recent races, perhaps because some of the more recent updates to the car seem to chime more closely with Kimi’s setup requirements than Vettel. I think that a bit too much is being pinned down on one factor when, in reality, there seem to be a number of factors explaining Vettel’s relative decline in form against Kimi.

      1. Fair enough, I like how you respectfully differed in your opinion. Seb is a great driver but everything went his way in the early part of his career, now he is facing testing times: he is going through what Alonso & Hamilton went through for many years…a WDC drought…I think ultimately he will come out a better, more mature driver because of it…just look at Ham.

      2. Fair enough, I like how you respectfully differed in your opinion. Seb is a great driver who had everything go his way in the early part of his career but now is facing testing times: he is going through what Alonso and Hamilton went through for many years (WDC drought). Ultimately, I think he will come out a better driver because of it…just look at Ham now and the experience/racing intelligence he has combined with his natural raw speed.

  3. Is there an advantage for ‘odd’ grid places (3,5,7)? I remember in years past much blogging on dirty and clean sides of the track. I Wonder how meaningful it is, actually.

    1. Not at all.

    2. I would say there is. Odd numbered places are usually the better side of the grid.

      1. Not in Monza, as the racing line isn’t as clear-cut as on other tracks, and it doesn’t coincide with either the left or right half of the grid.

  4. Lewis bogs down. Wheel change problem for nico, Kimi crashes into vettel – thank you very much Sir.
    Verstappen clips Riccardo
    Bottas wins – man he is due a win.

    1. You missed the bit where Perez is distracted by a flying pig over Lesmo 1, but otherwise – yeah.

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