2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton took ‘winning at the slowest possible speed’ to a whole new level in Abu Dhabi.

Needing two drivers to overtake his team mate before the end of the race, Hamilton lapped over one-and-a-half seconds per laps slower than during last year’s race at times. It had the desired effect of slowing Nico Rosberg down – he only set the ninth-quickest lap of the race – but no one was able to capitalise on his delay to overtake.

This was despite Sebastian Vettel, who finished on Rosberg’s tail, lapping over one-and-a-half seconds quicker than the Mercedes as he closed on the race leaders after making a late final pit stop. Vettel was on super-soft tyres while the others favoured the softs.

2016 Abu Dhabi 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 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

RankDriverCarFastest lapGapOn lap
1Sebastian VettelFerrari1’43.72943
2Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Honda1’44.4950.76650
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’44.8891.16029
4Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari1’44.9701.24145
5Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’45.1371.40837
6Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1’45.1631.43435
7Max VerstappenRed Bull-TAG Heuer1’45.1871.45836
8Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1’45.2491.52030
9Nico RosbergMercedes1’45.2611.53233
10Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1’45.6751.94633
11Jolyon PalmerRenault1’45.7151.98646
12Esteban GutierrezHaas-Ferrari1’45.9282.19945
13Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1’45.9492.22031
14Pascal WehrleinManor-Mercedes1’46.1452.41626
15Esteban OconManor-Mercedes1’46.1892.46046
16Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari1’46.2162.48740
17Felipe NasrSauber-Ferrari1’46.2872.55844
18Carlos Sainz JnrToro Rosso-Ferrari1’46.5912.86230
19Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes1’47.8374.1084
20Kevin MagnussenRenault1’48.6014.8724
21Daniil KvyatToro Rosso-Ferrari1’48.7525.02313
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Honda1’48.7535.0244

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3 comments on “2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps”

  1. Vettel claims that Lewis’ tow impeded him to pass Nico. Maybe (sounds like poetic justice to me) but I’d say that in the few final laps the mojo from his tyres (and Max’s also) was already going away

    1. Arnoud van Houwelingen
      27th November 2016, 20:44

      Even if Vettel would have passed Nico then he would still be WDC

  2. I am surprised Alonso had the second fastest lap.

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