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Flag of Hungary 2016 Hungaroring Feature Race
Hungaroring 2015
The Hungaroring with added DRS.
Race Information
Date 23 July 2016
Event Flag of Hungary 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix
Location Flag of Hungary Hungaroring Mogyoród, Hungary
Lap length 4.381 km (2.722 mi)
Distance 36 laps / 162.097 km (100.722 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of France Pierre Gasly
Team Flag of Italy Prema Racing
Time 1:25.612
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita
Team Flag of France ART Grand Prix
Time 1:29.959 on lap 36
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of France Pierre Gasly Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin
Winner Team Flag of Italy Prema Racing
Time 0:55:29.672
Race Guide
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2016 Silverstone Sprint Race 2016 Hungaroring Sprint Race

The 2016 Budapest Race 1, otherwise known as the 2016 Hungaroring Feature Race, was the eleventh race of the 2016 FIA GP2 Series, staged at the Hungaroring near Budapest, Hungary, on the 23 July 2016.[1] The race, staged in support of the 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix, would see Pierre Gasly sweep to the lead of the Championship on a searingly hot afternoon.[2]

Gasly would start the weekend in dominant fashion, cruising to pole position during qualifying with half a second in hand over his nearest rival.[3] Sergey Sirotkin proved to be the Frenchman's closest challenger in second, while Antonio Giovinazzi edged out Nobuharu Matsushita to grab third.[3]

A blisteringly hot and humid day greeted the field for the race, with a thunderstorm in the morning washing away all of the rubber laid in practice and qualifying.[2] Regardless, the circuit was dry and hot come the GP2 start time, meaning there was little surprise when Gasly went screaming off into the distance at the start.[2]

Indeed, the Frenchman would be in a class of his own out-front, with Sirotkin slipping behind Giovinazzi and Norman Nato after a poor start.[2] They had all started on the soft Pirelli tyres, while the best of those on the hard tyres come the end of the opening tour would be Raffaele Marciello seventh.[2]

Indeed, it would be status quo out front until the pitstops, with Giovinazzi and Nato sweeping in on lap nine, followed by Gasly and Sirotkin a lap later.[2] Marciello duly inherited the lead, with Gustav Malja and Luca Ghiotto the only others of note to have started on the hardest compound.[2]

Those two duly slipped back towards Gasly as the laps ticked away, while Marciello managed to match Gasly's pace behind.[2] Unfortunately that was not enough for the Italian to make significant ground, meaning he emerged behind Sirotkin after making his stop with eleven laps to go, on a circuit renowned for difficult overtaking.[2]

Jimmy Eriksson would hold the lead until the final three laps, another using the alternative strategy, with Gasly duly sweeping through to claim the lead when the Swede eventually stopped.[2] The Frenchman duly cruised home to claim victory ahead of an enticing scrap for second, a fight that ultimately resulted in Giovinazzi fending off Sirotkin across the line.[2] Marciello was next ahead of Arthur Pic, Matsushita and Nato, while Eriksson had been set to finish eighth, only to retire on the final lap.[2]

Background

The Hungaroring near Budapest, Hungary would provide the FIA GP2 Series with its sixth pair of races for 2016, with Formula One and the GP3 Series also making the trip.[1] The circuit itself was unchanged from the series' last visit in 2015, with no modifications made to the DRS zones either.[1] Likewise, there were no changes to the entry list, meaning it was business as usual arriving in Eastern Europe.[1]

In terms of the Championship it was Oliver Rowland who arrived at the head of the field in Hungary, the Brit having ended the Silverstone weekend a point ahead of Antonio Giovinazzi. Pierre Gasly, meanwhile, had slipped to third from the lead of the Championship after the Silverstone Sprint, five off his former position, with Raffaele Marciello a further two behind in fourth. Mitch Evans completed the top five, an addition two behind, while race winner Jordan King was up to seventh.

In the Teams' Championship Prema Racing had managed to extend their lead atop the table, moving 23 points clear of Racing Engineering during the Silverstone visit. The Spanish squad themselves had traded places Russian Time, who slipped two behind, while Campos Racing ended the afternoon in fourth. ART Grand Prix completed the top five, having closed the gap to the second Spanish effort, while MP Motorsport were just a point behind ART.

Entry List

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

2016 Hungaroring 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 Hungaroring Feature Race are outlined below:

2016 Hungaroring Feature Race Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
1st 21 Flag of France Pierre Gasly Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:25.612 1
2nd 2 Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:26.182 +0.570s 2
3rd 20 Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:26.438 +0.826s 3
4th 1 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:26.483 +0.871s 4
5th 3 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 1:26.521 +0.909s 5
6th 15 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Italy Trident 1:26.557 +0.945s 6
7th 12 Flag of France Arthur Pic Flag of Italy Rapax 1:26.633 +1.021s 7
8th 9 Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:26.657 +1.045s 8
9th 4 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 1:26.667 +1.055s 9
10th 19 Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:26.696 +1.084s 10
11th 5 Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn Flag of France DAMS 1:26.795 +1.183s 11
12th 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 1:26.819 +1.207s 12
13th 11 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Italy Rapax 1:26.911 +1.299s 13
14th 7 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 1:26.966 +1.354s 14
15th 10 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:27.068 +1.456s 15
16th 18 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:27.078 +1.466s 16
17th 22 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:27.176 +1.564s 17
18th 23 Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:27.207 +1.595s 18
19th 8 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 1:27.246 +1.634s 19
20th 25 Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 1:27.908 +2.296s 20
21st 24 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 1:28.119 +2.507s 21
22nd 14 Flag of Indonesia Philo Paz Armand Flag of Italy Trident 1:28.415 +2.803s 22
107% Time:[4]
Source:[4]

Grid

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

Race

Report

Results

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

2016 Hungaroring 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 36 0:55:29.672 1:30.083 29
2nd 20 Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of Italy Prema Racing 36 +1.365s 1:30.111 18
3rd 2 Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin Flag of France ART Grand Prix 36 +2.835s 1:30.323 15
4th 9 Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of Russia Russian Time 36 +7.616s 1:30.412 12
5th 12 Flag of France Arthur Pic Flag of Italy Rapax 36 +9.908s 1:30.450 10
6th 1 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 36 +12.861s 1:29.959 10
7th 3 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 36 +17.713s 1:30.525 6
8th 4 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 36 +21.906s 1:30.951 4
9th 10 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 36 +22.101s 1:30.717 2
10th 7 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 36 +23.980s 1:31.049 1
11th* 22 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 36 +29.377s 1:29.627
12th 5 Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn Flag of France DAMS 36 +34.050s 1:30.844
13th 11 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Italy Rapax 36 +34.197s 1:31.149
14th 19 Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 36 +36.420s 1:31.201
15th 23 Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 36 +38.526s 1:30.900
16th 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 36 +42.371s 1:31.025
17th 15 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Italy Trident 36 +51.757s 1:30.906
18th 18 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 36 +1:03.546 1:30.523
19th 14 Flag of Indonesia Philo Paz Armand Flag of Italy Trident 36 +1:25.151 1:31.217
20th 24 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 36 +1:28.055 1:30.898
21st 25 Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 35 Mechanical 1:30.030
22nd 8 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 35 +1 Lap 1:29.959
Source:[4]
  • Bold indicates a driver started from pole.
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Rowland set the fastest lap of the race, but was ineligible to score points as he finished outside of the top ten.[4]
  • Eriksson was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[4]

Milestones

Standings

Pierre Gasly swept to the top of the Championship with his second victory in three races, moving seven points clear of teammate Antonio Giovinazzi. Raffaele Marciello was next, twelve behind the Italian, while Oliver Rowland was the big loser as he dropped to fourth, 24 points off the leader. Norman Nato and Mitch Evans were next, level on 71 points, while Jordan King retained seventh.

In the Teams' Championship Prema Racing had finally grabbed hold of the lead, moving 58 points ahead of Russian Time. The Russian team themselves had moved ahead of Racing Engineering after the opening race at the Hungaroring, two ahead of the Spaniards. ART Grand Prix were next, having become the fourth team to break through the 100 point barrier, with Campos Racing dropping to fifth.

 
2016 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of France Pierre Gasly 103 ▲2
2nd Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 96 ◄0
3rd Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello 84 ▲1
4th Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 79 ▼3
5th Flag of France Norman Nato 71 ▲1
6th Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans 71 ▼1
7th Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King 68 ◄0
8th Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 57 ◄0
9th Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 56 ▲1
10th Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin 55 ▲1
11th Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn 51 ▼1
12th Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 38 ◄0
13th Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael 24 ◄0
14th Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 21 ◄0
15th Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer 19 ◄0
16th Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas 14 ◄0
17th Flag of France Arthur Pic 14 ▲2
18th Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson 10 ▼1
19th Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong 6 ▼1
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 199 ◄0
2nd Flag of Russia Russian Time 141 ▲1
3rd Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 139 ▼1
4th Flag of France ART Grand Prix 111 ▲1
5th Flag of Spain Campos Racing 94 ▼1
6th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 85 ◄0
7th Flag of France DAMS 72 ◄0
8th Flag of Italy Trident 39 ◄0
9th Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 33 ◄0
10th Flag of Italy Rapax 17 ▲1
11th Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 12 ▼1

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

References

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 '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 Archived, 'GASLY STORMS TO VICTORY IN BUDAPEST', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 23/07/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160724160523/http://www.gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2016/07_July/Gasly-storms-to-victory-in-Budapest/, (Accessed 19/10/2018) - Original
  3. 3.0 3.1 Archived, 'GASLY BURNS TO POLE IN BUDAPEST', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 22/07/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160723172248/http://www.gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2016/07_July/Gasly-burns-to-pole-in-Budapest/, (Accessed 19/10/2018)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 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

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