2016 Malaysian Grand Prix race result

2016 Malaysian Grand Prix

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Position No. Driver Car
1 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-TAG Heuer
2 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull-TAG Heuer
3 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
4 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
5 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes
6 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes
7 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda
8 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes
9 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda
10 30 Jolyon Palmer Renault
11 55 Carlos Sainz Jnr Toro Rosso-Ferrari
12 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari
13 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes
14 26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Ferrari
15 94 Pascal Wehrlein Manor-Mercedes
16 31 Esteban Ocon Manor-Mercedes

Not classified: Sebastian Vettel, Romain Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen, Esteban Gutierrez, Lewis Hamilton

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11 comments on “2016 Malaysian Grand Prix race result”

  1. great race, happy to see Danny Ric win this. We fought hard with Max and was right not to let him past, even though at that stage it looked like this would cost RedBull the win. Max was faster and on fresher tires and seemed to be the only hope for RB to have a chance against Hamilton. Kudos to Danny for believing it was not yet over.

    1. @gechichan Completely agree with you! After the first safety car (or was it a virtual one?) Max had the strategic upper hand, which is why Lewis needed to push the way he did. After their last stop (also during a safety car period), Max lost that strategic upper hand and therefore it was a fair fight to the finish between him and Daniel.
      Max would’ve become 2nd anyway. If Lewis didn’t have his engine blowout, Max wouldn’t have stopped again.

  2. Daniel should have won at Monaco. Hamilton should have had more grid penalty unless there’s loophole to make engine stock pile possible… Karma? Maybe…

    1. There’s nothing preventing you from using multiple engines in the same wenk-end to accumulate penalties.
      In fact, Mercedes proposed to address this point at the beginning of this year but the other teams were against it: McLaren, Red Bull and Ferrari used this trick in 2015 @eggry.

      1. @x303 That’s exactly what @eggry says: it’s a loophole. Nothing prevents you from using it, better yet: when it’s there and both you and the FIA have already acknowledged this fact, you’re gonna use it when the time comes. McLaren-Honda did the same with Alonso’s car this weekend.

        1. In my view this is not a loophole @addvariety. I don’t understand why the FIA is against it as endless penalties weren’t popular at the time, so they made the change to remove it. And now they want to go back…
          But hey, I’m not the rule maker.

          1. It is a loophole, for a fact. If you look at the sporting regulations 23.4f, it clearly states the penalties that will be imposed “at the first event during which each additional element is used” and that either of those parts “will be deemed to have been used once the car’s timing transponder has shown that it left the pit lane”.

            In other words: what Mercedes have done is changing the engine (or multiple parts) in Lewis’ car, then make him do an installation lap so he was registered. And then change the engine once again (or again: multiple parts possibly). McLaren-Honda have done the same with Alonso in Malaysia, which is why you often see 30 to 40 or even more grid place penalties. That’s the loophole. The rule is made so that you will be penalised in the next event, but the rules didn’t calculate the fact that teams are able to stockpile this way.

  3. Accidents, DNF and virtual safety cars ruined the race. I wanted to see a battle between Lewis and Max, because that was really in the making.

    I think it’s nice for Daniel to win a race. He deserves a win for his driving this season. Today he won but was not the best driver. Max and Lewis were.
    But that’s racing.

  4. You lost Nasr in this chart. Perhaps has race was truly foregettable but….

    1. Nasr retired from the race

      1. yes but he is not listed as “not classified” either.

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