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Race Information
Date 3 July 2016
Event Flag of Austria 2016 Austrian Grand Prix
Location Flag of Austria Red Bull Ring Spielberg, Styria, Austria
Lap length 4.326 km (2.688 mi)
Distance 28 laps / 121.128 km (75.265 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter {{{{{natp}}}}} Unknown
Team {{{{{natpt}}}}} Unknown
Time Unknown
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King
Team Flag of Spain Racing Engineering
Time 1:25.150 on lap 27
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn
Winner Team Flag of Spain Racing Engineering
Time 0:44:34.966
Race Guide
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2016 Red Bull Ring Feature Race 2016 Silverstone Feature Race

The 2016 Red Bull Ring Sprint Race, also known as the 2016 Spielberg Race 2, was the eighth race of the 2016 FIA GP2 Series, staged at the Red Bull Ring on the 3 July 2016.[1] The race, staged in support of the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix, would see Jordan King lead home a British one-two-three.[2]

It was raining heavily when the field headed out onto the grid, with a series of spins seeing the start at first delayed and then made under the safety car.[2] King therefore led the field away when the race officially start on lap three from pole, and held his advantage over teammate Norman Nato.[2]

Unfortunately the field barely completed the opening third of the lap before the SC was called upon again, this time to allow Sean Gelael to be removed from a gravel trap.[2] King duly aced the restart to establish a healthy lead over the pack, leaving Nato to fend off Oliver Rowland, Raffaele Marciello and Luca Ghiotto.[2]

That trio duly elbowed their way past Nato during the following laps, while Alex Lynn barged his way up the order with a succession of impressive moves.[2] The Brit duly dragged Nicholas Latifi, Mitch Evans and Sergey Sirotkin up to the back of Ghiotto after they cleared Nato, resulting in a huge scrap between second and eighth as King scampered clear.[2]

In the midst of that fight the rain finally stopped, with the track drying so quick that the field were soon scrambling around looking to cool their tyres.[2] Ultimately it was Artem Markelov who dived in for slicks first, although a second safety car of the afternoon was thrown soon after, allowing everyone outside of the top eight to gamble as well.[2]

King would again scamper clear at the restart and go on to claim victory, while Rowland managed to escape his group to secure second.[2] Lynn, however, proved to be the man to watch in the closing stages, snatching third after an epic fight with Marciello, leaving the Italian to fend off Sirotkin and co. for the lesser points, while Antonio Giovinazzi was best of the slick shod racers in fifth.[2]

Background

The Red Bull Ring was unchanged overnight, as were the conditions creating some apprehension as the heavy clouds continued to dump rain over the circuit.[1] There were, however, changed to the grid, with post-Feature penalties removing Sergey Sirotkin and Gustav Malja from the top eight.[3] That promoted Jordan King into the top eight, with the Brit then placed on pole for the Sprint by virtue of the reverse-grid rule.[2]

In terms of the Championship it was Raffaele Marciello who had launched himself to the top of the table in the Feature, moving three ahead of Norman Nato and race winner Mitch Evans. Indeed, the race had caused the gaps at the top of the Championship to be even more condensed then before, with Artem Markelov slipping to fourth, but remaining just four off the lead. Antonio Giovinazzi was next, six off the Russian, while Jimmy Eriksson was up to seventeenth after his maiden points finish.

In the Teams' Championship it was Russian Time who continued to lead the way, having actually managed to extend their lead as Prema Racing failed to score. Indeed, the Italian effort had slipped back towards Racing Engineering in third, while Campos Racing moved into the top four after their one-two. ART Grand Prix, meanwhile, had moved ahead of DAMS, while Trident and Rapax swapped places at the foot of the table.

Entry List

The full entry list for the 2016 Red Bull Ring Sprint Race is displayed below:

2016 Red Bull Ring Sprint Race Entry List
No. Name Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine
1 Flag of Austria René Binder 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 eighth race of the 2016 campaign was formed from the finishing positions of the Feature, with the top eight reversed as per-FIA GP2 Series rules:

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

Race

Report

Results

The final classification of the 2016 Red Bull Ring Sprint Race is displayed below:

2016 Red Bull Ring Sprint Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 4 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 28 0:44:34.966 1:25.150 17
2nd 22 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 28 +6.019s 1:26.993 12
3rd 5 Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn Flag of France DAMS 28 +7.702s 1:26.861 10
4th 9 Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of Russia Russian Time 28 +10.234s 1:27.252 8
5th 20 Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of Italy Prema Racing 28 +10.417s 1:26.404 6
6th 2 Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin Flag of France ART Grand Prix 28 +11.821s 1:26.976 4
7th 21 Flag of France Pierre Gasly Flag of Italy Prema Racing 28 +12.594s 1:27.049 2
8th 7 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 28 +12.881s 1:27.321 1
9th 15 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Italy Trident 28 +15.878s 1:27.266
10th 18 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 28 +35.019s 1:27.931
11th 10 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 28 +57.740s 1:23.131
12th* 3 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 28 +1:00.076 1:22.155
13th 25 Flag of Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 28 +1:00.107 1:28.410
14th 14 Flag of Indonesia Philo Paz Armand Flag of Italy Trident 28 +1:16.880 1:29.163
15th 1 Flag of Austria René Binder Flag of France ART Grand Prix 28 +1:17.325 1:22.907
16th 11 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Italy Rapax 27 +1 Lap 1:27.012
17th 24 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 27 +1 Lap 1:30.882
18th 12 Flag of France Arthur Pic Flag of Italy Rapax 27 +1 Lap 1:25.968
19th 19 Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 27 +1 Lap 1:23.978
20th 23 Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 27 +1 Lap 1:27.123
Ret 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 20 Spin 1:30.660
Ret 8 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Spain Pertamina Campos Racing 3 Accident 1:58.280
Source:[4]
  • Bold indicates a driver started from pole.
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Nato recorded the fastest lap of the race, but was ineligible to score points as he finished outside of the top ten.[4]

Milestones

Standings

The Championship leader after the eighth race of the season 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.

The Teams' Championship saw Russian Time head the table at the end of the Austrian weekend, the Russian squad slithering 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.

 
2016 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello 66 ◄0
2nd Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans 56 ▲1
3rd Flag of France Norman Nato 55 ▼1
4th Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 54 ◄0
5th Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 54 ▲2
6th Flag of Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 52 ▼1
7th Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lynn 51 ▲1
8th Flag of France Pierre Gasly 47 ▼2
9th Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King 45 ▲2
10th Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin 40 ▼1
11th Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 32 ▼1
12th Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael 24 ◄0
13th Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 21 ◄0
14th Flag of Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer 18 ◄0
15th Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 14 ◄0
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 Russia Russian Time 120 ◄0
2nd Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 100 ▲1
3rd Flag of Italy Prema Racing 99 ▼1
4th Flag of Spain Campos Racing 79 ◄0
5th Flag of France DAMS 72 ▲1
6th Flag of France ART Grand Prix 72 ▼1
7th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 60 ◄0
8th Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 32 ◄0
9th Flag of Italy Trident 15 ◄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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  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, 'KING REIGNS IN WET SPIELBERG SPRINT RACE', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 03/07/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160705202111/http://www.gp2series.com:80/News-Room/News/2016/07_July/King-reigns-in-wet-Spielberg-Sprint-Race/, (Accessed 14/10/2018) - Original
  3. Archived, 'ROUND 4 POST FEATURE RACE PENALTIES', gp2series.com, (GP2 Series, 02/07/2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20160705202214/http://www.gp2series.com:80/News-Room/News/2016/07_July/Round-4-post-Feature-Race-penalties-/, (Accessed 14/10/2018) - Original
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Archived, 'GP2 Series 2016 Results: Red Bull Ring', fiaformula2.com, (GP2 Series, 2016), https://web.archive.org/web/20161029223058/http://www.gp2series.com:80/Results/?seasonid=173&raceid=964, (Accessed 12/10/2018) - Original

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