Daniel Ricciardo was 25.4 seconds behind Nico Rosberg with 13 laps to go and closed to within half a second of his rival by the chequered flag.
Meanwhile Sebastian Vettel climbed from 22nd place on the grid to finish fifth, one place behind team mate Kimi Raikkonen.
Kevin Magnussen took full advantage of his strong start: having got up to tenth place on lap one he finished there too.
2016 Singapore 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 Singapore 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:
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5 comments on “2016 Singapore Grand Prix lap charts”
18th September 2016, 16:04
I’m looking forward to the tyre strategy article the most. I think I can count on one hand the amount of cars that ran the same strat. I wonder what happened to Sainz last stint, bit of an outlier there on ultrasofts I believe? Blue flag effect?
18th September 2016, 17:57
Clearly Kimi would have had a chance against Hamilton if he had stayed out. The undercut worked perfect on this track, whereas Hamilton took 26,6 seconds on Rosberg after his last pitstop, where Kimi was 8,4 seconds after Rosberg. Hamilton was 8,0 seconds after Rosberg at the end, which means that he only gained 0,4 seconds on Kimi’s deficit before Kimi’s last pitstop, i.e. probably Hamilton would have had a Ricciardo similar problem against Kimi at the end.
Besides at lap 44, Kimi was 9,0 seconds behind Rosberg, i.e. he would probably have gained more on Rosberg during lap 45 if he had stayed out. All in all, Kimi should have stayed out.
Watching our gut feeling was like: If he pits he will surely lose position, if he stays out, maybe he will lose it anyways, but why not try.
18th September 2016, 19:14
I thought the same, undercutting was almost certain with new supersofts vs used softs. There was no way how they could have prevented the undercut, but staying out had some chances to keep the 3rd because it’s not easy to overtake in Singapore.
18th September 2016, 19:44
And even if the tyres would have dropped of a lot in the end @peterh & @palle, 5th was Vettel (17s behind), and behind him there was a gap to Verstappen of 33s, so Raikkonen had plenty of time to make a last gasp stop and Ferrari wouldn’t have been worse off (almost 51s buffer for cliff and inlap). Sure, that’s all with hindsight, and maybe Verstappen could have sped up when there was something to gain, but it seems like a gamble worth taking.
20th September 2016, 8:38
@peterh how was there no way they could have prevented the undercut? It was simple: they pit before or together with Hamilton. Just wait until Hamilton gets the call, then pit. Hamilton stays out => well, then he’s in a similar scenario as Ricciardo-Rosberg. Hamilton comes in as well => Kimi retains track position.
Staying out? If Ricciardo in a slower car can catch Rosberg, then surely Hamilton can catch Raikkonen, who would then be a sitting duck.
For me it’s easy, best option was to pit together with or before Hamilton.
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