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Flag of Italy 2016 Monza Feature Race
Monza 2015
The Autodromo Nazionale Monza with DRS zones
Race Information
Date 3 September 2016
Event Flag of Italy 2016 Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Flag of Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza Monza, Italy
Lap length 5.793 km (3.600 mi)
Distance 30 laps / 173.790 km (107.988 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of France Pierre Gasly
Team Flag of Italy Prema Racing
Time 1:31.199
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto
Team Flag of Italy Trident
Time 1:33.980 on lap 27
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja
Winner Team Flag of Italy Prema Racing
Time 0:52:28.474
Race Guide
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The 2016 Monza Feature Race, otherwise known as the 2016 Monza Race 1, was the seventeenth race of the 2016 FIA GP2 Series, staged at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on the 3 September 2016.[1] The race, held in support of the 2016 Gran Premio d'Italia, would see Antonio Giovinazzi sweep to victory after a last gasp move on Raffaele Marciello.[2]

It was Giovinazzi's teammate Pierre Gasly, however, who would streak to pole in qualifying, fending off the Italian for the second race in succession.[3] Artem Markelov was best of the rest in third ahead of Mitch Evans, before Giovinazzi was relegated to the back of the field for using illegal tyre pressures.[4]

Gasly duly catapulted himself into the lead at the start, while Giovinazzi almost wiped himself out on the back of a stalled Sean Gelael at the back.[2] Between the two Premas Markelov and Arthur Pic came to blows over second, causing the Frenchman to cut the first chicane.[2]

Those two continued to fight throughout the early stages, causing the pack behind them to bunch up, led by Norman Nato.[2] All of them would, however, begin to struggle with their tyres after only a handful of laps, aiding Giovinazzi and Marciello to carve their way up the order from the back.[2]

All of the soft Pirelli shod drivers would pit before lap twelve, with race leader Gasly himself coming in last.[2] That handed the lead to Marciello and Giovinazzi, although as Gasly got up to speed it became clear that they would not re-emerge with the lead.[2]

However, what changed the race would be an accident at the Parabolica, which was timed beautifully for Marciello, Giovinazzi and Malja as they had all come in to serve their stops.[2] They duly rejoined at the head of the field once the safety car train was sorted out, with Pic and Sergio Canamasas out having caused the interruption.[2]

On newer, softer, rubber there was no stopping the lead trio from blasting clear at the restart, with Marciello leading from Malja and Giovinazzi.[2] The latter man in the trio would then move into second with a dive into the Rettifilo, before lining up a move on Marciello as they started the final tour.[2]

Ultimately Giovinazzi would make his move stick at the Rettifilo, and duly swept to victory ahead of Marciello by over a second.[2] Malja was a comfortable third, just shy of their fight, while Gasly fended off the chasing pack behind him to claim fourth and maintain his Championship lead.[2]

Background

The GP2 Series headed to one of its favourite haunts for the eighth pair of races of the 2016 season, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.[1] The circuit itself was unchanged ahead of the 2016 visit, with no modifications to the DRS zones or the wider circuit.[1] There were also no changes to the entry list ahead of the weekend, meaning all of the attention was on the Championship fight.[1]

Into said Championship and Pierre Gasly arrived as the leader after a strong showing in Spa, although his teammate Antonio Giovinazzi had cut the gap back down to seventeen points. Indeed, the Italian ace had moved up to second from fourth after his third victory of the season, trading places with Sergey Sirotkin. Raffaele Marciello had retained third, with all four still in realistic contention for the title, as was Oliver Rowland in fifth.

In the Teams' Championship it was Prema Racing who arrived in Italy as leaders, having extended their lead to 78 points in the Spa double header. Indeed, such was the Italian team's advantage that they could afford to miss an entire weekend and still retain the lead, with a maximum of 78 point available over a weekend. Russian Time remained their closest challengers ahead of Racing Engineering, with ART Grand Prix also in position to attack for second.

Entry List

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

2016 Monza 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 Monza Feature Race are outlined below:

2016 Monza Feature Race Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
1st 21 Flag of France Pierre Gasly Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:31.199 1
2nd 10 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:31.548 +0.349s 2
3rd 12 Flag of France Arthur Pic Flag of Italy Rapax 1:31.617 +0.418s 3
4th 7 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 1:31.666 +0.467s 4
5th 4 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 1:31.710 +0.511s 5
6th 5 Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn Flag of France DAMS 1:31.775 +0.576s 6
7th 2 Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:31.816 +0.617s 7
8th 3 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 1:31.845 +0.646s 8
9th 15 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Italy Trident 1:31.855 +0.656s 9
10th 22 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:31.864 +0.665s 10
11th 9 Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:31.986 +0.787s 11
12th 1 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:32.037 +0.838s 12
13th 19 Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:32.172 +0.973s 13
14th 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 1:32.192 +0.993s 14
15th 18 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:32.196 +0.997s 15
16th 11 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Italy Rapax 1:32.215 +1.016s 16
17th 8 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 1:32.481 +1.282s 17
18th 23 Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:33.071 +1.872s 18
19th 14 Flag of Indonesia Philo Paz Armand Flag of Italy Trident 1:33.269 +2.070s 19
20th 25 Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 1:33.929 +2.730s 20
107% Time: 1:37.582[5]
EXC* 20 Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:31.253 +0.054s 21
EXC* 24 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 1:31.795 +0.596s 22
Source:[5]
  • * Giovinazzi and Jeffri were both excluded for using illegal tyre pressures.[4]

Grid

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

Race

Report

Results

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

2016 Monza Feature Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 20 Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of Italy Prema Racing 30 0:52:28.474 1:34.244 25
2nd 9 Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of Russia Russian Time 30 +1.457s 1:34.410 18
3rd 11 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Italy Rapax 30 +1.988s 1:34.351 15
4th 21 Flag of France Pierre Gasly Flag of Italy Prema Racing 30 +2.294s 1:34.118 16
5th 3 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 30 +2.809s 1:34.183 10
6th 15 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Italy Trident 30 +2.823s 1:33.980 10
7th 4 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 30 +3.896s 1:34.177 6
8th 7 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 30 +6.311s 1:34.459 4
9th 22 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 30 +7.898s 1:34.567 2
10th 10 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 30 +9.416s 1:34.206 1
11th 1 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 30 +10.277s 1:34.877
12th 5 Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn Flag of France DAMS 30 +11.013s 1:34.338
13th 24 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 30 +17.807s 1:35.463
14th 2 Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin Flag of France ART Grand Prix 30 +18.524s 1:34.929
15th* 25 Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 30 +19.109s 1:34.670
16th 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 30 +22.201s 1:34.908
17th 23 Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 30 +22.555s 1:34.986
18th 19 Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 30 +22.833s 1:35.049
19th 14 Flag of Indonesia Philo Paz Armand Flag of Italy Trident 30 +23.482s 1:36.498
DSQ 8 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 29 +1 Lap 1:34.757
Ret 18 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 15 Accident 1:35.167
Ret 12 Flag of France Arthur Pic Flag of Italy Rapax 15 Accident 1:34.728
Source:[5]
  • Bold indicates a driver started from pole.
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Eriksson handed a five second time penalty for forcing another driver off track.[6]
  • Gelael was disqualified for failing to serve a stop-go penalty originally applied for failing to slow under double-yellow flags.[6]
  • Pic handed a three place grid penalty for the 2016 Monza Sprint Race for causing a collision.[6]

Milestones

Standings

Victory for Antonio Giovinazzi ensured that the Italian racer moved into striking position in the Championship, moving within eight points of teammate Pierre Gasly. Indeed, the Frenchman's pole and fourth place were vital to keeping him in the lead of the Championship, with Raffaele Marciello also making ground. Sergey Sirotkin, meanwhile, had lost ground in fourth, as had Oliver Rowland in fifth.

In the Teams' Championship it was, unsurprisingly, Prema Racing who continued to lead the charge, with their pair of Gasly and Giovinazzi heading the Drivers' Championship. Indeed, the Italian team had moved 100 points clear at the top of the Championship, and were the only team to score more than 300 points in total. Russian Time remained their closest challengers, having just broken the 200 point barrier, with themselves, Racing Engineering and ART Grand Prix looking set to fight for second.

 
2016 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of France Pierre Gasly 162 ◄0
2nd Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 154 ◄0
3rd Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello 138 ◄0
4th Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin 115 ◄0
5th Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 106 ◄0
6th Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King 104 ◄0
7th Flag of France Norman Nato 92 ▲1
8th Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 90 ▲1
9th Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn 87 ▼2
10th Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans 81 ▲1
11th Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 78 ▼1
12th Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 58 ◄0
13th Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja 43 ▲1
14th Flag of France Arthur Pic 36 ▼1
15th Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael 24 ◄0
16th Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 21 ◄0
17th Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer 20 ◄0
18th Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas 16 ◄0
19th Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson 10 ◄0
20th Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong 6 ◄0
21st Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri 2 ◄0
2016 Teams' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Italy Prema Racing 316 ◄0
2nd Flag of Russia Russian Time 216 ◄0
3rd Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 196 ◄0
4th Flag of France ART Grand Prix 173 ◄0
5th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 112 ◄0
6th Flag of France DAMS 108 ◄0
7th Flag of Spain Campos Racing 105 ◄0
8th Flag of Italy Trident 91 ◄0
9th Flag of Italy Rapax 79 ◄0
10th Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 35 ◄0
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 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 2.12 Archived, 'GIOVINAZZI WINS CHAOTIC MONZA FEATURE RACE', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 03/09/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160904164952/http://www.gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2016/09_September/Giovinazzi-wins-chaotic-Monza-Feature-Race/, (Accessed 24/10/2018) - Original
  3. Archived, 'GASLY SCORCHES TO MONZA POLE', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 02/09/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160903170744/http://www.gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2016/09_September/Gasly-scorches-to-Monza-pole/, (Accessed 24/10/2018) - Original
  4. 4.0 4.1 Archived, 'GIOVINAZZI, JEFFRI EXCLUDED FROM QUALIFYING', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 02/09/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160903183050/http://www.gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2016/09_September/Giovinazzi-Jeffri-excluded-from-Qualifying-/, (Accessed 24/10/2016) - Original
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Archived, 'GP2 Series 2016 Results: Autodromo Nazionale Monza', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20161122073840/http://www.gp2series.com:80/Results/?raceid=969&seasonid=173, (Accessed 24/10/2018) - Original
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Archived, 'ROUND 9 POST FEATURE RACE PENALTIES', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 03/09/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160904165150/http://www.gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2016/09_September/Round-9-post-Feature-Race-penalties-/, (Accessed 24/10/2018) - Original

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