FANDOM


Flag of Germany 2016 Hockenheim Feature Race
280px
The Hockenheimring with added DRS.
Race Information
Date 30 July 2016
Event Flag of Germany 2016 German Grand Prix
Location Flag of Germany Hockenheimring Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Lap length 4.574 km (2.842 mi)
Distance 38 laps / 173.812 km (108.002 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin
Team Flag of France ART Grand Prix
Time 1:22.193
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin
Team Flag of France ART Grand Prix
Time 1:25.209 on lap 31
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello
Winner Team Flag of France ART Grand Prix
Time 1:00:28.437
Race Guide
Previous Next
2016 Hungaroring Sprint Race 2016 Hockenheimring Sprint Race

The 2016 Hockenheimring Feature Race, otherwise known as the 2016 Hockenheim Race 1, was the thirteenth race of the 2016 FIA GP2 Series, staged at the Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg, Germany on the 30 July 2016.[1] The race, held in support of the 2016 German Grand Prix, would see Sergey Sirotkin secure a seemingly dominant victory, securing pole and fastest lap despite making an additional stop.[2]

Indeed, Sirotkin proved to be unbeatable during qualifying, despite failing to set an outright fastest sector at all during his pole lap.[3] Pierre Gasly had instead been the star of the session until the Russian's lap, only to make a minor mistake in the final sector on his best effort to let Sirotkin in, while Raffaele Marciello secured third.[3]

Sirotkin aced the start on the soft Pirelli tyres, a getaway enhanced by the fact that Gasly almost limped out of his grid slot.[2] Indeed, the pack would swarm around the medium shod Frenchman as he pulled towards the first corner, with Marciello, Norman Nato and Oliver Rowland all sprinting past unhindered.[2]

Those three soon drafted back onto the back of Sirotkin, however, whose tyres were already beginning to fade after the third lap.[2] Marciello duly charged past on the fourth lap, while Rowland abandoned his softs on lap six having dropped back to sixth.[2]

Sirotkin, meanwhile, would stop on the following lap, entering the pits just as a VSC was thrown to recover Jordan King as the Brit had been tagged by Artem Markelov.[2] As a result, Sirotkin rejoined in fourth ahead of Nato, although the Frenchman blasted past the Russian at the restart.[2]

The race barely got going, however, before another VSC was required, this time to remove Daniël de Jong and Sean Gelael from the hairpin as they had collided.[2] The race restarted with most of the rest of the soft starters sweeping in soon after, with race-leader Marciello rejoining well behind Sirotkin.[2] Alex Lynn therefore inherited the lead, with Nato and Sirotkin fighting for second after mugging Nicholas Latifi.[2]

There was to be another twist, however, for Sirotkin, having just seized the lead from Lynn on lap twenty-four, was told that his earlier stop did not count as it had been conducted during a VSC.[2] With that, the Russian went charging off from his pursuers, in hopes of building a large enough gap to rejoin ahead.[2]

Sirotkin duly stopped on lap 26, rejoining on a fresh set of soft tyres in hopes of charging through on fresh rubber.[2] He duly stormed back up to second before a third VSC was thrown, before hunting down race leader Marciello in the closing stages to claim victory.[2] The Italian was later mugged by compatriot Ghiotto on the penultimate tour and so had to finish third, while Gasly recovered to finish fourth, only to be retroactively disqualified due to an empty extinguisher.[4]

Background

The GP2 Series, as well as its sister series' Formula One and GP3, returned to the Rhine valley in Baden-Württemberg, Germany for the seventh round of the 2016 campaign.[1] Indeed, the historic Hockenheimring had been restored to the calendar as part of its contract with F1, updated with DRS zones for GP2 for the first time.[1] In terms of the entry list there would be one change, with René Binder standing in for Sergio Canamasas at Carlin.[5]

In terms of the Championship it was Pierre Gasly who had ended the previous weekend in Hungary with an eleven point advantage, largely due to the fact that teammate Antonio Giovinazzi had been unable to add to his tally in the Sprint. The Italian retained second, however, himself eleven ahead of compatriot Raffaele Marciello in third. Indeed Marciello was under more immediate pressure behind, with Oliver Rowland, Norman Nato and Jordan King all within five points of his 85 point haul.

In the Teams Championship it was GP2 virgins Prema Racing who led the charge after the halfway point, leaving Hungary with 203 points to their name. Racing Engineering were back as their nearest challengers, albeit some 42 points back, with Russian Time making way in third on 150. ART Grand Prix had made some valuable ground in fourth, now 24 behind the Russian effort, while Campos Racing had moved into the 100 club in fifth.

Entry List

The full entry list for the 2016 Hockenheimring Feature Race is displayed below:

2016 Hockenheimring Feature Race Entry List
No. Name Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine
1 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
2 Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin Flag of France ART Grand Prix Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
3 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of Spain Racing Engineering Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
4 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of Spain Racing Engineering Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
5 Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn Flag of France DAMS Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
7 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
8 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
9 Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of Russia Russian Time Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
10 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
11 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Italy Rapax Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
12 Flag of France Arthur Pic Flag of Italy Rapax Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
14 Flag of Indonesia Philo Paz Armand Flag of Italy Trident Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
15 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Italy Trident Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
18 Flag of Austria René Binder Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
19 Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
20 Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of Italy Prema Racing Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
21 Flag of France Pierre Gasly Flag of Italy Prema Racing Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
22 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
23 Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
24 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
25 Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
Source:[6]

Practice

Qualifying

Report

Results

The final qualifying result for the 2016 Hockenheimring Feature Race are outlined below:

2016 Hockenheimring Feature Race Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
1st 2 Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:22.193 1
2nd 21 Flag of France Pierre Gasly Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:22.209 +0.016s 2
3rd 9 Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:22.369 +0.176s 3
4th 22 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:22.413 +0.220s 4
5th 5 Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn Flag of France DAMS 1:22.422 +0.229s 5
6th 3 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 1:22.489 +0.296s 6
7th 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 1:22.524 +0.331s 7
8th 4 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 1:22.548 +0.355s 8
9th 19 Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:22.796 +0.603s 9
10th 10 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:22.805 +0.612s 10
11th 1 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:22.812 +0.619s 11
12th 11 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Italy Rapax 1:23.065 +0.872s 12
13th 15 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Italy Rapax 1:23.066 +0.873s 13
14th 7 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 1:23.398 +1.205s 14
15th 23 Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:23.400 +1.207s 15
16th 18 Flag of Austria René Binder Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:23.465 +1.272s 16
17th 12 Flag of France Arthur Pic Flag of Italy Rapax 1:23.469 +1.276s 17
18th 24 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 1:23.497 +1.304s 18
19th 25 Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 1:23.535 +1.342s 19
20th 8 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 1:23.784 +1.591s 20
21st 14 Flag of Indonesia Philo Paz Armand Flag of Italy Trident 1:24.399 +2.206s 21
107% Time: 1:27.946[6]
EXC* 20 Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:22.384 +0.191s 22
Source:[6]
  • * Giovinazzi was excluded from qualifying after running with an illegal undertray (bodywork).[7]

Grid

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
1 ______________
Sergey Sirotkin 2
______________ Pierre Gasly
3 ______________
Raffaele Marciello 4
______________ Oliver Rowland
5 ______________
Alex Lynn 6
______________ Norman Nato
7 ______________
Nicholas Latifi 8
______________ Jordan King
9 ______________
Marvin Kirchhöfer 10
______________ Artem Markelov
11 ______________
Nobuharu Matsushita 12
______________ Gustav Malja
13 ______________
Luca Ghiotto 14
______________ Mitch Evans
15 ______________
Daniël de Jong 16
______________ René Binder
17 ______________
Arthur Pic 18
______________ Nabil Jeffri
19 ______________
Jimmy Eriksson 20
______________ Sean Gelael
21 ______________
Philo Paz Armand 22
______________ Antonio Giovinazzi

Race

Report

Results

The final classification of the 2016 Hockenheimring Feature Race is displayed below:

2016 Hockenheimring Feature Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 2 Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin Flag of France ART Grand Prix 38 1:00:28.347 1:25.209 31
2nd 15 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Italy Trident 38 +13.146s 1:26.214 18
3rd 9 Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of Russia Russian Time 38 +17.783s 1:26.462 15
4th 12 Flag of France Arthur Pic Flag of Italy Rapax 38 +25.873s 1:26.941 12
5th 22 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 38 +27.742s 1:26.746 10
6th 11 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Italy Rapax 38 +28.130s 1:26.441 8
7th 5 Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn Flag of France DAMS 38 +32.730s 1:26.538 6
8th 20 Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of Italy Prema Racing 38 +36.051s 1:26.910 4
9th 1 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 38 +38.838s 1:26.488 2
10th 19 Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 38 +43.798s 1:27.002 1
11th 24 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 38 +46.523s 1:26.731
12th 25 Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 38 +48.067s 1:26.412
13th 18 Flag of Austria René Binder Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 38 +50.706s 1:26.893
14th 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 38 +52.389s 1:27.288
15th 4 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 38 +53.034s 1:26.980
16th 14 Flag of Indonesia Philo Paz Armand Flag of Italy Trident 38 +1:15.773 1:27.718
DSQ* 21 Flag of France Pierre Gasly Flag of Italy Prema Racing 38 Disqualified 1:25.999
Ret 3 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 28 Damage 1:26.671
Ret 7 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 14 Brakes 1:27.487
Ret 8 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 8 Accident 1:28.510
Ret 23 Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 8 Accident 1:28.400
Ret 10 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 6 Accident 1:26.925
Source:[6]
  • Bold indicates a driver started from pole.
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Gasly was disqualified for running with an empty fire extinguisher.[4]

Milestones

  • Sergey Sirotkin secured his third and final victory in the GP2 Series.
    • It was also the Russian's second maximum score (pole, fastest lap and victory).
    • Sirotkin also finished on the podium for the tenth time.
  • ART Grand Prix claimed their 48th triumph in GP2.

Standings

Pierre Gasly retained the lead in the Championship despite failing to score, although he had been drawn in by the majority of the chasing pack. Indeed, race winner Sergey Sirotkin had earned the most from the opening race in Hockenheim, moving into second and six points behind the Frenchman. Antonio Giovinazzi and Raffaele Marciello were next, level on 100 points and a point off of Sirotkin, while Oliver Rowland remained in touching distance in fifth.

Prema Racing miraculously managed to hold their lead in the Teams' Championship after the first race, despite only grabbing a handful of points. Indeed, Russian Time had only succeeded in getting ahead of Racing Engineering to claim second rather than carve into the lead, with the gap between first and second locked at 52 points. ART Grand Prix were instead the biggest winners, moving right into contention for second with 159 points, two off of Racing Engineering and six behind Russian Time.

 
2016 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of France Pierre Gasly 107 ◄0
2nd Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin 101 ▲6
3rd Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 100 ▼1
4th Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello 100 ▼1
5th Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 93 ▼1
6th Flag of France Norman Nato 81 ▼1
7th Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King 80 ▼1
8th Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans 77 ▼1
9th Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 65 ◄0
10th Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 58 ◄0
11th Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn 57 ◄0
12th Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 56 ◄0
13th Flag of France Arthur Pic 26 ▲4
14th Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael 24 ▼1
15th Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 21 ▼1
16th Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer 20 ▼1
17th Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas 14 ▼1
18th Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja 11 ▲2
19th Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson 10 ▼1
20th Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong 6 ▼1
21st Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri 2 ◄0
2016 Teams' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Italy Prema Racing 207 ◄0
2nd Flag of Russia Russian Time 165 ▲1
3rd Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 161 ▼1
4th Flag of France ART Grand Prix 159 ◄0
5th Flag of Spain Campos Racing 101 ◄0
6th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 99 ◄0
7th Flag of France DAMS 78 ◄0
8th Flag of Italy Trident 57 ◄0
9th Flag of Italy Rapax 37 ▲1
10th Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 33 ▼1
11th Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 12 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

References

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 'GP2 confirms 11-race calendar for 2016', f1destinations.com, (F1 Destinations, 04/03/2016), https://f1destinations.com/gp2-series-2016-calendar/, (Accessed 10/10/2018)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Archived, 'SIROTKIN WINS DRAMATIC HOCKENHEIM FEATURE RACE', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 30/07/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160731182503/http://www.gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2016/07_July/Sirotkin-wins-dramatic-Hockenheim-Feature-Race/, (Accessed 20/10/2018) - Original
  3. 3.0 3.1 Archived, 'SIROTKIN STEALS POLE IN HOCKENHEIM', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 29/07/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160730213815/http://www.gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2016/07_July/Sirotkin-steals-pole-in-Hockenheim/, (Accessed 20/10/2018) - Original
  4. 4.0 4.1 Archived, 'HOCKENHEIM POST FEATURE RACE PENALTY', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 30/07/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160731214903/http://www.gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2016/07_July/Hockenheim-Post-Feature-Race-penalty/, (Accessed 21/10/2018) - Original
  5. 'Carlin shuffles GP2 line-up for Hockenheim round', autosport.com, (Haymarket Media, 28/07/2016), https://www.autosport.com/f2/news/125482/carlin-shuffles-gp2-lineup-for-hockenheim, (Accessed 21/10/2018)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Archived, 'GP2 Series 2016 Results: Hungaroring', fiaformula2.com, (GP2 Series, 2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20161115020158/http://www.gp2series.com:80/Results/?raceid=966&seasonid=173, (Accessed 19/10/2018) - Original
  7. Archived, 'HOCKENHEIM POST QUALIFYING PENALTY', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 29/07/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160730195226/http://www.gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2016/07_July/Post-Qualifying-penalty/, (Accessed 21/10/2018) - Original

Template:2016 Template:Germany