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Flag of Monaco 2016 Monaco Feature Race
Circuit Monaco 2015
The Circuit de Monaco in 2016.
Race Information
Date 27 May 2016
Event Flag of Monaco 2016 Monaco Grand Prix
Location Flag of Monaco Circuit de Monaco Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Lap length 3.337 km (2.074 mi)
Distance 40 laps / 133.480 km (82.941 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin
Team Flag of France ART Grand Prix
Time 1:19.186
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Russia Artem Markelov
Team Flag of Russia Russian Time
Time 1:22.017 on lap 34
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland
Winner Team Flag of Russia Russian Time
Time 1:01:27.183
Race Guide
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The 2016 Monaco Feature Race, otherwise known as the 2016 Monte Carlo Race 1, was the third race of the 2016 FIA GP2 Series, staged at the Circuit de Monaco on the 27 May 2017.[1] The race, staged in support of the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix, would see Artem Markelov secure his maiden victory in GP2 despite starting from fifteenth on the grid.[2]

It was Markelov's compatriot Sergey Sirotkin, however, who claimed pole position for the race, topping the times in Monaco's unique qualifying session.[3] Indeed, Sirotkin's group proved to be slightly faster than the first group, with Norman Nato and the odd numbered cars starting from the right-hand side of the grid, and the even numbered drivers on the left.[3]

However, a slow start from Sirotkin saw the Russian lose his best chance at victory around Monte Carlo evaporate before Sainte Devote, with Nato duly streaking into the lead.[2] Indeed, only the confines of the short, narrow entry to the opening corner kept Sirotkin in second, with Jordan King crawling all over him.[2]

Sirotkin recovered to attack Nato early on, although there were no real lunges made to take the lead.[2] That left all of the attention on the fight for fourth, with Mitch Evans defending heavily from Oliver Rowland and Alex Lynn, while Pierre Gasly and Jimmy Eriksson clashed at Le Rascasse, causing a VSC.[2]

Rowland aced the restart from the VSC to snatch fourth from Evans, while Sirotkin pushed Nato hard but in vain.[2] Elsewhere Markelov was up into the top ten, soon to take eighth when he pressured Nicholas Latifi into hitting the wall, before Sirotkin's charge came to an end at La Piscine.[2]

Another VSC was thrown to remove the Russian's ART from the circuit, before Nato and King resumed the race out front.[2] Attention then focused on the pits with the first of those on supersofts making their stops on lap 28, with Nato losing a heap of time due to a sticking wheel.[2]

Markelov duly inherited the lead, albeit having not made his switch from soft Pirelli tyres to supersofts.[2] He would subsequently make his stop right at the end of a late VSC with four laps to go, and re-emerged just ahead of Nato who had been defending hard from Rowland.[2]

With that the race was run, with Markelov keeping the Frenchman at arm's length to claim his maiden GP2 victory.[2] Rowland would follow them through in third, his first podium finish, with Alex Lynn just behind in fourth.[2]

Background

The FIA GP2 Series circus of 2016 reconvened in Monte-Carlo and the Circuit de Monaco for the second round of the season, again partnering Formula One.[1] The circuit itself was unchanged, with no modifications made to the DRS zones, or indeed the entry list for the battle of Monte Carlo.[4] Pirelli, meanwhile, brought the two softest tyre compounds available for GP2, the soft and supersoft tyres.[2]

Into the Championship and Pierre Gasly was atop the pile after the opening round in Barcelona, six clear of Norman Nato in second despite failing to win either race. Alex Lynn was third after the opening pair of races, with Nicholas Latifi and Artem Markelov completing the early top five. Elsewhere, Oliver Rowland had moved up to ninth in the Spanish Sprint, while Nobuharu Matsushita had added his name to the board in the second race, meaning half the field had already scored.

In the Teams' Championship it was DAMS who led the way after the opening weekend, level on points with Racing Engineering courtesy of a second place. Prema Racing were next, ten behind, with Russian Time a close fourth. Carlin completed the top five as the final team in double digits, with MP Motorsport, Rapax and ART Grand Prix also on the board before the machinations in Monte Carlo.

Entry List

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

2016 Monaco 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 Spain Sergio Canamasas 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:[4]

Practice

Qualifying

Report

Results

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

2016 Monaco Feature Race Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid*
1st 2 Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:19.186 1
2nd 4 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 1:19.691 +0.505s 3
3rd 22 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:19.852 +0.666s 5
4th 3 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 1:19.894 +0.708s 2
5th 7 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 1:19.962 +0.776s 4
6th 20 Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:19.972 +0.786s 7
7th 5 Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn Flag of France DAMS 1:20.014 +0.828s 6
8th 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 1:20.182 +0.996s 9
9th 12 Flag of France Arthur Pic Flag of Italy Rapax 1:20.360 +1.174s 11
10th 18 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:20.600 +1.414s PL
11th 9 Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:20.601 +1.415s 8
12th 15 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Italy Trident 1:20.630 +1.444s 10
13th 1 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:20.744 +1.558s 12
14th 8 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 1:20.877 +1.691s 14
15th 19 Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:21.016 +1.830s 13
16th 21 Flag of France Pierre Gasly Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:21.381 +2.195s PL
17th 11 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Italy Rapax 1:21.965 +2.779s 16
18th 23 Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:21.978 +2.792s 18
19th 25 Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 1:22.029 +2.843s 19
20th 10 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:22.160 +2.974s 15
21st 14 Flag of Indonesia Philo Paz Armand Flag of Italy Trident 1:22.707 +3.521s 17
22nd 24 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 1:22.722 +3.536s PL
107% Time: 1:24.729[4]
Source:[4]
  • Positions highlighted in blue indicate a driver who qualified in Group B.
  • * Grid positions were based off the best times from each group, with the odd numbered cars on one side of the grid, and even numbered cars on the other before penalties were applied.[3]
  • Canamasas and Gasly were both made to start from the pitlane after failing to stop at the weighbridge.[5]
  • Jeffri was made to start from the pitlane after failing to serve a three place grid penalty issued for impeding Markelov.[5]

Grid

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
2 Sergey Sirotkin
Norman Nato ______________
______________ 3
4 Jordan King
Mitch Evans ______________
______________ 5
6 Oliver Rowland
Alex Lynn ______________
______________ 7
8 Antonio Giovinazzi
Raffaele Marciello ______________
______________ 9
10 Nicholas Latifi
Luca Ghiotto ______________
______________ 11
12 Arthur Pic
Nobuharu Matsushita ______________
______________ 13
14 Marvin Kirchhöfer
Sean Gelael ______________
______________ 15
16 Artem Markelov
Gustav Malja ______________
______________ 17
18 Philo Paz Armand
Daniël de Jong ______________
______________ 19
20 Jimmy Eriksson
Sergio Canamasas* ______________
______________ 21
22 Pierre Gasly*
Nabil Jeffri* ______________
  • * Canamasas, Gasly and Jeffri were all forced to start from the pitlane.[5]

Race

Report

Results

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

2016 Monaco Feature Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 10 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 40 1:01:27.183 1:22.017 27
2nd 3 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 40 +1.541s 1:22.658 18
3rd 22 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 40 +3.187s 1:22.554 15
4th 5 Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn Flag of France DAMS 40 +8.239s 1:22.446 12
5th 7 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 40 +11.723s 1:22.712 10
6th 9 Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of Russia Russian Time 40 +15.025s 1:22.619 8
7th 19 Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 40 +21.153s 1:22.794 6
8th 1 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 40 +21.582s 1:22.702 4
9th 23 Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 40 +22.343s 1:22.393 2
10th 12 Flag of France Arthur Pic Flag of Italy Rapax 40 +23.333s 1:23.032 1
11th* 20 Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of Italy Prema Racing 40 +25.037s 1:22.700
12th 18 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 40 +30.192s 1:23.139
13th 8 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 40 +31.295s 1:23.054
14th* 11 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Italy Rapax 40 +39.900s 1:23.164
15th 21 Flag of France Pierre Gasly Flag of Italy Prema Racing 40 +49.748s 1:20.469
16th 14 Flag of Indonesia Philo Paz Armand Flag of Italy Trident 39 +1 Lap 1:23.859
Ret 15 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Italy Trident 35 Engine 1:22.804
Ret 25 Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 32 Damage 1:23.356
Ret 4 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 27 Suspension 1:23.237
Ret 24 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 23 Accident 1:23.313
Ret 2 Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin Flag of France ART Grand Prix 22 Accident 1:23.142 4
Ret 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 21 Suspension 1:23.581
Source:[4]
  • Bold indicates a driver started from pole.
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Giovinazzi and Malja were both penalised five seconds for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.[6]
  • Gasly set the fastest time of the race, but was ineligible to score points as he failed to finish in the top ten.[4]

Milestones

Standings

Artem Markelov moved to the top of the Championship after his maiden GP2 victory, two ahead of Norman Nato. Third after the third race would be Alex Lynn, while Pierre Gasly had tumbled to fourth after failing to score. At the back, meanwhile, Mitch Evans, Marvin Kirchhöfer, Sergey Sirotkin, Daniël de Jong and Arthur Pic had all added their names to the board.

Russian Time were leading the charge in the Teams' Championship with three races gone, moving four points clear of second placed Racing Engineering. DAMS were next, just ten off the lead, with Prema Racing in fourth having failed to register a point. MP Motorsport completed the top five, while Campos Racing were the latest team on the board in seventh.

 
2016 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 47 ▲4
2nd Flag of France Norman Nato 45 ◄0
3rd Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn 35 ◄0
4th Flag of France Pierre Gasly 33 ▼3
5th Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 20 ▼1
6th Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 20 ▲3
7th Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello 18 ▲1
8th Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King 16 ▼2
9th Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas 10 ▼2
10th Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans 10 ▲3
11th Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer 6 ▲7
12th Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 5 ▼1
13th Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin 4 ▼1
14th Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja 2 ▼4
15th Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong 2 ▲2
16th Flag of France Arthur Pic 1 ◄0
2016 Teams' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Russia Russian Time 65 ▲3
2nd Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 61 ◄0
3rd Flag of France DAMS 33 ▼2
4th Flag of Italy Prema Racing 33 ▼1
5th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 22 ▲1
6th Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 16 ▼1
7th Flag of Spain Campos Racing 10 ▲2
8th Flag of France ART Grand Prix 9 ◄0
9th Flag of Italy Rapax 3 ▼2

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

References

Images and Videos:

References:

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  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, 'ARTEM MARKELOV SOARS TO MAIDEN WIN', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 27/05/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160630184256/http://www.gp2series.com:80/News-Room/News/2016/May/Artem-Markelov-soars-to-maiden-win/, (Accessed 11/10/2018) - Original
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Archived, 'SIROTKIN FLIES TO MONTE CARLO POLE', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 26/05/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160630012349/http://www.gp2series.com:80/News-Room/News/2016/May/Sirotkin-flies-to-Monte-Carlo-pole/, (Accessed 11/10/2018) - Original
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Archived, 'GP2 Series 2016 Results: Circuit de Monaco', fiaformula2.com, (GP2 Series, 2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160529064912/http://www.gp2series.com:80/Results/?seasonid=173&raceid=962, (Accessed 01/10/2018) - Original
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Archived, 'ROUND 2 POST QUALIFYING PENALTIES', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 26/05/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160630012325/http://www.gp2series.com:80/News-Room/News/2016/May/Round-2-post-qualifying-penalties/, (Accessed 11/10/2018) - Original
  6. Archived, 'ROUND 2 POST FEATURE RACE PENALTIES', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 27/05/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160630161000/http://www.gp2series.com:80/News-Room/News/2016/May/Round-2-post-feature-race-penalties/, (Accessed 11/10/2018) - Original

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