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Flag of the United Kingdom 2016 Silverstone Feature Race
Silverstone 2015
The Silverstone circuit with added DRS.
Race Information
Date 9 July 2016
Event Flag of the United Kingdom 2016 British Grand Prix
Location Flag of the United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit Silverstone, Northamptonshire, UK
Lap length 5.891 km (3.660 mi)
Distance 29 laps / 170.839 km (106.154 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of France Norman Nato
Team Flag of Spain Racing Engineering
Time 1:38.216
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans
Team Flag of Spain Campos Racing
Time 1:43.172 on lap 24
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of France Pierre Gasly Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland
Winner Team Flag of Italy Prema Racing
Time 0:51:39.383
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The 2016 Silverstone Feature Race, otherwise known as the 2016 Silverstone Race 1, was the ninth race of the 2016 FIA GP2 Series, staged at the Silverstone Circuit on the 9 July 2016.[1] The race, staged in support of the 2016 British Grand Prix, would see Pierre Gasly sweep to victory after dragging himself clear of arch-rival and teammate Antonio Giovinazzi.[2]

Norman Nato claimed pole for the ninth race of the season, edging out Pierre Gasly on his 24th birthday.[3] Indeed, Nato would survive a post-quali investigation after allegations that his lap was set during red flag conditions, which were enforced when Oliver Rowland ground to a halt late on.[3]

Background

The GP2 Series headed to the home of British motorracing for its fifth pair of races, once again partnering Formula One for the 2016 edition of the British Grand Prix.[1] Silverstone itself remained unchanged from 2015, with the DRS zones likewise unmodified.[1] There would be a minor revision to the entry list, however, with Nobuharu Matsushita returning to ART Grand Prix after serving his two race ban.[4]

Into the Championship and the leader after the eighth race of the season staged in Austria proved to be Raffaele Marciello, with the Italian ten ahead of second placed Mitch Evans. Norman Nato was next, a point behind the Kiwi, while Artem Markelov was a further point back in fourth, level with Oliver Rowland. Antonio Giovinazzi and Alex Lynn were also above the 50 point mark, with Pierre Gasly, Jordan King and Sergey Sirotkin completing the top ten upon arrival at Silverstone.

In the Teams' Championship it was Russian Time who headed the table at the end of the Austrian weekend, the Russian squad having slithered to a twenty point lead. Racing Engineering had retained second, a point ahead of Prema Racing, with Campos Racing retaining fourth. ART Grand Prix and DAMS were next, level on 72 points but the latter ahead on count-back, while Rapax were sat at the foot of the table on seven.

Entry List

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

2016 Silverstone 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:[5]

Practice

Qualifying

Report

Results

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

2016 Silverstone Feature Race Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
1st 3 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 1:38.216 1
2nd 21 Flag of France Pierre Gasly Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:38.441 +0.225s 2
3rd 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 1:38.797 +0.581s 3
4th 9 Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:38.842 +0.626s 4
5th* 2 Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:38.904 +0.688s PL
6th 20 Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:38.912 +0.696s 5
7th 7 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 1:39.084 +0.868s 6
8th 4 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 1:39.123 +0.907s 7
9th 12 Flag of France Arthur Pic Flag of Italy Rapax 1:39.160 +0.944s 8
10th 22 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:39.192 +0.976s 9
11th 10 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:39.370 +1.154s 10
12th 1 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:39.572 +1.356s 11
13th 19 Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:39.668 +1.452s 12
14th 18 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:39.749 +1.533s 16
15th 8 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 1:39.750 +1.534s 13
16th 11 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Italy Rapax 1:39.798 +1.582s 14
17th 5 Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn Flag of France DAMS 1:39.928 +1.712s 15
18th 23 Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:40.459 +2.243s 17
19th 25 Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 1:40.838 +2.622s 18
20th 24 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 1:41.160 +2.944s 19
21st 14 Flag of Indonesia Philo Paz Armand Flag of Italy Trident 1:41.385 +3.169s 20
107% Time: 1:45.091[5]
NC 15 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Italy Trident 21
Source:[5]
  • * Sirotkin was forced to start from the pitlane after ignoring a call to visit the weighbridge during the session before his crew worked on his car.[6]
  • Canamasas was handed a three place grid penalty for unsporting behaviour during Free Practice.[7]
  • Ghiotto failed to set a time, but was allowed to start at the back of the grid.[5]

Grid

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

Race

Report

Results

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

2016 Silverstone Feature Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 21 Flag of France Pierre Gasly Flag of Italy Prema Racing 29 0:51:39.383 1:43.748 25
2nd 20 Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of Italy Prema Racing 29 +9.422s 1:44.453 18
3rd* 22 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 29 +16.090s 1:44.889 15
4th 7 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 29 +21.667s 1:43.172 14
5th 15 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Italy Trident 29 +24.591s 1:44.849 10
6th 1 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 29 +25.165s 1:44.285 8
7th 3 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 29 +25.474s 1:43.729 10
8th 4 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 29 +25.651s 1:44.217 4
9th 9 Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of Russia Russian Time 29 +31.757s 1:44.100 2
10th 10 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 29 +33.115s 1:43.608 1
11th 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 29 +34.220s 1:44.661
12th 19 Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 29 +34.409s 1:44.822
13th 18 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 29 +37.898s 1:44.617
14th 12 Flag of France Arthur Pic Flag of Italy Rapax 29 +42.610s 1:44.277
15th 25 Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 29 +55.205s 1:45.219
16th 5 Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn Flag of France DAMS 29 +56.604s 1:44.909
17th 24 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 29 +57.490s 1:45.288
18th 2 Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin Flag of France ART Grand Prix 29 +1:02.096 1:44.976
19th 23 Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 29 +1:23.661 1:44.750
20th 14 Flag of Indonesia Philo Paz Armand Flag of Italy Trident 29 +1:39.764 1:45.576
21st 8 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 28 +1 Lap 1:45.315
22nd 11 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Italy Rapax 28 +1 Lap 1:44.562
Source:[5]
  • Bold indicates a driver started from pole.
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Rowland was handed a five second time penalty for abusing track limits.[8]

Milestones

Standings

Victory propelled Pierre Gasly the top of the Championship, the Frenchman having rocketed from eighth to first on one fell swoop. His teammate Antonio Giovinazzi was next, level with Mitch Evans on points but ahead on count-back, with Oliver Rowland just a point back in fourth. Indeed, it was still incredibly tight at the top of the Championship with just seven points separating Gasly in first and Norman Nato in sixth.

The Teams Championship saw Prema Racing move to the top of the standings, the Italian squad's second one-two of the season carrying them to 142 points. Russian Time had made way for them at the top, ending the afternoon on 123, with Racing Engineering still close enough to worry them on 114. Pertamina Campos Racing were next, sat on 93, with ART Grand Prix having moved back into the top five just behind.

 
2016 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of France Pierre Gasly 72 ▲7
2nd Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 70 ▲4
3rd Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans 70 ▼1
4th Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 69 ▲1
5th Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello 68 ▼4
6th Flag of France Norman Nato 65 ▼3
7th Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 55 ▼3
8th Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn 51 ▼1
9th Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King 49 ◄0
10th Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 40 ▲1
11th Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin 40 ▼1
12th Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael 24 ◄0
13th Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 24 ▲2
14th Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 21 ▼1
15th Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer 18 ▼1
16th Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas 14 ◄0
17th Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson 10 ◄0
18th Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong 6 ◄0
19th Flag of France Arthur Pic 4 ◄0
20th Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja 3 ◄0
21st Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri 2 ◄0
2016 Teams' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Italy Prema Racing 142 ▲2
2nd Flag of Russia Russian Time 123 ▼1
3rd Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 114 ▼1
4th Flag of Spain Campos Racing 93 ◄0
5th Flag of France ART Grand Prix 80 ▲1
6th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 75 ▲1
7th Flag of France DAMS 72 ▼2
8th Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 32 ◄0
9th Flag of Italy Trident 25 ◄0
10th Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 12 ◄0
11th Flag of Italy Rapax 7 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

References

Images and Videos:

References:

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