2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: F1 race Results, Winner & Report

Nico Rosberg doing donuts after winning the 2016 F1 drivers title in Abu Dhabi.

Event: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Track: Yas Marina Circuit

Weather: 27°C dry and sunny
Tarmac: 38°C dry
Humidity: 66%

Lewis Hamilton won the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from start to finish.

It was his 53rd win of his F1 career and the 10th win of the 2016 F1 season. Mercedes won their 64th win today and their 36th 1-2 finish.

Right after the start of the race the top 4 came out clean to the first corner. Max Verstappen hit the Force India of Nico Hulkenberg and spun. The Dutchman had to recover from last and drove a very good race again and finished as 4th.

Nico Rosberg won the 2016 F1 drivers title by finishing second and could celebrate this on the podium. At the end of the race Hamilton slowed down his pace. By backing up his teammate he hoped that Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen would pass his German teammate. Hamilton needed Rosberg to finish 4th, to win the drivers title.

F1 classification 2016 Abu Dhabi GP

PNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
144United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes01:38:04.01355
1
25
26Germany Nico Rosberg
Germany Mercedes01:38:04.45255
2
18
35Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari01:38:04.85655
5
15
433Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull01:38:05.69855
6
12
53Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Austria Red Bull01:38:09.32855
3
10
67Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari01:38:22.82955
4
8
727Germany Nico Hülkenberg
India Force India01:38:54.12755
7
6
811Mexico Sergio Pérez
India Force India01:39:02.78955
8
4
919Brazil Felipe Massa
United Kingdom Williams01:39:03.44955
10
2
1014Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom McLaren01:39:03.90955
9
1
118France Romain Grosjean
United States Haas01:39:20.79055
14
0
1221Mexico Esteban Gutierrez
United States Haas01:39:39.12655
13
0
1331France Esteban Ocon
United Kingdom Manor01:38:34.47454
20
0
1494Germany Pascal Wehrlein
United Kingdom Manor01:38:40.77954
16
0
159Sweden Marcus Ericsson
Switzerland Sauber01:38:41.67254
22
0
1612Brazil Felipe Nasr
Switzerland Sauber01:38:47.04254
19
0
1730United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer
France Renault01:38:55.20554
15
0
DNF55Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
Italy Toro RossoCollision damage41
21
0
DNF26Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat
Italy Toro RossoGearbox14
17
0
DNF22United Kingdom Jenson Button
United Kingdom McLarenFront Suspension12
12
0
DNF77Finland Valtteri Bottas
United Kingdom WilliamsSuspension6
11
0
DNF20Denmark Kevin Magnussen
France RenaultSuspension5
18
0

Notes:

  • Jolyon Palmer, Renault RS16, Car 30 - 5 second time penalty - Causing a collision

Fastest lap: 1:43.729 on lap 43,192.756 km/h by Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF16-H

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