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Flag of Italy 2016 Monza Sprint Race
Monza 2015
The Autodromo Nazionale Monza with DRS zones
Race Information
Date 4 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 21 laps / 121.653 km (75.792 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter {{{{{natp}}}}} Unknown
Team {{{{{natpt}}}}} Unknown
Time Unknown
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Russia Artem Markelov
Team Flag of Russia Russian Time
Time 1:33.727 on lap 5
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of France Pierre Gasly Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Winner Team Flag of Spain Racing Engineering
Time 0:33:51.821
Race Guide
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2016 Monza Feature Race 2016 Sepang Feature Race

The 2016 Monza Sprint Race, otherwise known as the 2016 Monza Race 1, was the eighteenth race of the 2016 FIA GP2 Series, staged at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on the 4 September 2016.[1] Held in support of the 2016 Gran Premio d'Italia, the Monza Sprint would see Norman Nato claim victory after acing the start.[2]

It was Mitch Evans who would start the race from pole, although a poor getaway for the Kiwi initially opened the door for Jordan King to take the lead.[2] However, a storming start from Nato saw the Frenchman charge inside his Racing Engineering teammate into the Rettifilo to snatch control of the race.[2]

Championship leader Pierre Gasly also made a good start, and duly led the chase against the two Spanish entered cars out front.[2] However, a very early VSC would halt any early progress, caused by two separate incidents that saw Luca Ghiotto and Evans spun out of the race.[2]

It was honours even at the restart, with Nato leading from King, Gasly, Gustav Malja and Antonio Giovinazzi.[2] It was the latter of the group who proved to be the man to watch, with the Italian barging past Malja on lap five to grab fourth.[2]

That move prompted Gasly to push King to breaking point in his attempts to keep away from the sister Prema.[2] He duly forced his way past King on lap nine with a dive to the outside of the Rettifilo, although had to wait until they hit the brakes for the second chicane to finally get the move done.[2]

Out front, meanwhile, Nato would run untroubled to the chequered flag, cruising home four seconds clear of Gasly to claim victory.[2] Giovinazzi was left to mug King on the penultimate lap to complete podium, while King himself managed to fend off two attacks from Malja and Artem Markelov on the final tour to hold onto fourth.[2]

Background

The Autodromo Nazionale Monza was untouched after the Feature, meaning there was no requirement for the GP2 Series to practice prior to the Sprint.[1] There were, however, changes to the grid, with several penalties relegating resulting in Arthur Pic getting a grid penalty, as well as a disqualification for Sean Gelael.[3] However, these issues would not affect the order in the top eight, meaning Mitch Evans would start from pole as expected.[4]

Into the Championship and victory for Antonio Giovinazzi in the Feature had ensured that the Italian racer moved into striking position, ending the opening day in Monza within eight points of teammate Pierre Gasly. Indeed, the Frenchman's pole and fourth place in the Feature were vital to keeping him in the lead of the Championship, with Raffaele Marciello also making gains. 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 after the Feature, with their pair of Gasly and Giovinazzi heading the Drivers' Championship. Indeed, the Italian team had moved 100 points clear at the summit, and were the only team to have scored 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.

Entry List

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

2016 Monza 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:[5]

Grid

The grid for the second GP2 Series race of the Monza weekend was arranged according to the results of the Feature Race, with the top eight finishers reversed as per-FIA GP2 Series rules:

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

Race

Report

Results

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

2016 Monza Sprint Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 3 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 21 0:33:51.821 1:33.918 15
2nd 21 Flag of France Pierre Gasly Flag of Italy Prema Racing 21 +4.312s 1:33.803 12
3rd 20 Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of Italy Prema Racing 21 +8.495s 1:34.400 10
4th 4 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 21 +12.775s 1:33.990 8
5th 5 Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn Flag of France DAMS 21 +13.576s 1:33.931 6
6th 1 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 21 +13.586s 1:34.211 4
7th 11 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Italy Rapax 21 +21.526s 1:34.556 2
8th 19 Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 21 +22.566s 1:34.277 1
9th 22 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 21 +29.225s 1:34.282
10th* 10 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 21 +32.813s 1:33.727 2
11th 12 Flag of France Arthur Pic Flag of Italy Rapax 21 +34.192s 1:34.345
12th 24 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 21 +34.194s 1:35.137
13th 18 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 21 +36.845s 1:34.828
14th 9 Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of Russia Russian Time 21 +40.665s 1:34.762
15th* 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 21 +41.503s 1:34.285
16th 8 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 21 +44.059s 1:34.549
17th 14 Flag of Indonesia Philo Paz Armand Flag of Italy Trident 21 +48.628s 1:34.354
18th 25 Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 20 +1 Lap 1:34.810
19th 23 Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 20 +1 Lap 1:34.791
Ret 2 Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin Flag of France ART Grand Prix 6 Retired 1:34.881
Ret 7 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 0 Accident
Ret 15 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Italy Trident 0 Accident
Source:[5]
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Markelov and Latifi were handed 20 second time penalties for failing to slow down in time for the VSC.[6]

Milestones

Standings

Pierre Gasly ended the weekend still at the head of the Championship, although his lead had been cut to ten points by teammate Antonio Giovinazzi. Furthermore, despite the fact that there were still 98 points left to fight for, the form of the two Prema Racing drivers suggested it was now a two horse race for the title with four races to go. Indeed, Raffaele Marciello had slipped 36 points off the leader across the weekend, with Sergey Sirotkin almost out of the fight in fourth with 115.

In the Teams' Championship it seemed as if it was Prema's crown to lose, despite the fact that the Italian squad were in their maiden GP2 season. Indeed, with a 99 point advantage the virgin GP2 effort could afford to miss an entire weekend and still retain the lead with two weekends to go, meaning they were set to take the title in Sepang. Behind Racing Engineering had moved a point ahead of Russian Time to grab second, while ART Grand Prix had lost a lot of ground in fourth.

 
2016 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of France Pierre Gasly 174 ◄0
2nd Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 164 ◄0
3rd Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello 138 ◄0
4th Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin 115 ◄0
5th Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King 112 ▲1
6th Flag of France Norman Nato 107 ▲1
7th Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 106 ▼2
8th Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn 93 ▲1
9th Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 90 ▼1
10th Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans 81 ◄0
11th Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 80 ◄0
12th Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 62 ◄0
13th Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja 45 ◄0
14th Flag of France Arthur Pic 36 ◄0
15th Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael 24 ◄0
16th Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer 21 ▲1
17th Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 21 ▼1
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 338 ◄0
2nd Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 219 ▲1
3rd Flag of Russia Russian Time 218 ▼1
4th Flag of France ART Grand Prix 177 ◄0
5th Flag of France DAMS 114 ▲1
6th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 112 ▼1
7th Flag of Spain Campos Racing 105 ◄0
8th Flag of Italy Trident 91 ◄0
9th Flag of Italy Rapax 81 ◄0
10th Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 36 ◄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 Archived, 'NATO SOARS TO SPRINT RACE VICTORY', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 04/09/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160905133109/http://www.gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2016/09_September/Nato-soars-to-Sprint-Race-victory/, (Accessed 24/10/2018) - Original
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 5.0 5.1 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
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