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Flag of Hungary 2016 Hungaroring Sprint Race
Hungaroring 2015
The Hungaroring with added DRS.
Race Information
Date 24 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 28 laps / 122.668 km (76.222 mi)
Qualifying Result
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Team {{{{{natpt}}}}} Unknown
Time Unknown
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of France Pierre Gasly
Team Flag of Italy Prema Racing
Time 1:29.184 on lap 27
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of France Norman Nato
Winner Team Flag of France ART Grand Prix
Time 0:44:47.059
Race Guide
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2016 Hungaroring Feature Race 2016 Hockenheim Feature Race

The 2016 Hungaroring Sprint Race, otherwise officially known as the 2016 Budapest Race 2, was the twelfth race of the 2016 FIA GP2 Series, staged at the Hungaroring on the 24 July 2016.[1] The race, held in support of the 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix, would see Sergey Sirotkin sweep to victory as others made mistakes around him.[2]

Jordan King would get the race underway from pole, with blisteringly hot sunshine once again greeting the field.[2] The Brit would ultimately sprint clear at the start, while teammate Norman Nato was left to squabble with Nobuharu Matsushita and a fast starting Sirotkin.[2]

The Russian ultimately squeezed into second through turn one, and duly went charging off after King.[2] He was fortunate, however, to avoid teammate Matsushita barging into Antonio Giovinazzi, a collision that sent cars scattering across the circuit.[2]

That set up the next accident of the afternoon, with Arthur Pic pitching himself into a spin right in the middle of turn two.[2] Once again the field went scattering around a pirouetting car, although this time Gustav Malja taking Alex Lynn out fo the race, while Matsushita and Luca Ghiotto went charging off into the barriers.[2]

A safety car was required to clean up the mess, destroying King's advantage from the start.[2] The Brit's day was to get even worse at the restart, with the Racing Engineering racer drifting wide out of the final corner, a slide that allowed Sirotkin to charge inside and claim the lead into turn one.[2]

With that the race was all but over, with Sirotkin recording a hoard of fastest laps to win by five seconds from King.[2] Nato managed to hang onto third ahead of Artem Markelov, while Mitch Evans fended off Oliver Rowland in the closing stages.[2] Championship leader Pierre Gasly, meanwhile, would have a quiet race, but picked up four points for seventh and fastest lap, while Raffaele Marciello survived the two early accidents to claim eighth.[2]

Background

The Hungaroring was unmodified overnight following the Feature, meaning there was no need for the GP2 Series to complete a practice session.[1] Likewise, there were no retroactive penalties to modify the grid ahead of the Sprint, meaning King would start from pole as expected.[3]

Into the Championship and Pierre Gasly had swept to the top with his second victory in three races in the Feature, 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 after the Feature, 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.

Entry List

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

2016 Hungaroring Sprint 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]

Grid

The grid for the second Budapest race was formed from the results of the Feature, with the top eight in the field reversed as per-FIA GP2 Series rules:

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

Race

Report

Results

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

2016 Hungaroring Sprint 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 28 0:44:47.059 1:29.312 15
2nd 4 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 28 +4.953s 1:30.075 12
3rd 3 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 28 +7.506s 1:30.166 10
4th 10 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 28 +8.988s 1:30.025 8
5th 7 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 28 +14.146s 1:30.340 6
6th 22 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 28 +15.283s 1:30.172 4
7th 21 Flag of France Pierre Gasly Flag of Italy Prema Racing 28 +16.662s 1:29.184 4
8th 9 Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of Russia Russian Time 28 +20.939s 1:30.449 1
9th 18 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 28 +25.985s 1:30.559
10th 8 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 28 +30.884s 1:30.845
11th 23 Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 28 +32.518s 1:31.035
12th 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 28 +35.100s 1:30.802
13th 19 Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 28 +36.913s 1:30.796
14th 11 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Italy Rapax 28 +39.660s 1:30.342
15th 14 Flag of Indonesia Philo Paz Armand Flag of Italy Trident 28 +46.412s 1:31.022
16th 24 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 28 +1:00.825 1:31.654
17th 20 Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of Italy Prema Racing 28 +1:01.928 1:29.553
Ret 25 Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 14 Gearbox
Ret 1 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 0 Accident
Ret 15 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Italy Trident 0 Accident
Ret 12 Flag of France Arthur Pic Flag of Italy Rapax 0 Accident
Ret 5 Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn Flag of France DAMS 0 Accident
Source:[4]
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.

Milestones

Standings

Pierre Gasly ended the Hungarian weekend with an eleven point advantage atop the Championship, largely due to the fact that teammate Antonio Giovinazzi having 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.

 
2016 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of France Pierre Gasly 107 ◄0
2nd Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 96 ◄0
3rd Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello 85 ◄0
4th Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 83 ◄0
5th Flag of France Norman Nato 81 ◄0
6th Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King 80 ▲1
7th Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans 77 ▼1
8th Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin 70 ▲2
9th Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 65 ▼1
10th Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 56 ▼1
11th Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn 51 ◄0
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 ◄0
18th Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson 10 ◄0
19th Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong 6 ◄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 203 ◄0
2nd Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 161 ▲1
3rd Flag of Russia Russian Time 150 ▼1
4th Flag of France ART Grand Prix 126 ◄0
5th Flag of Spain Campos Racing 100 ◄0
6th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 89 ◄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 ◄0
11th Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 12 ◄0

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 Archived, 'SIROTKIN FLIES TO SPRINT RACE WIN', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 24/07/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160730123105/http://www.gp2series.com:80/News-Room/News/2016/07_July/Sirotkin-flies-to-Sprint-Race-win-/, (Accessed 19/10/2018) - Original
  3. 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
  4. 4.0 4.1 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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