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Fastest laps - Chinese Grand Prix 2016 // Hülkenberg posts the fastest tour of the Shanghai circuit

Nico Hülkenberg sets the fastest lap in China
Credit: Sahara Force India

Despite winning the race, Nico Rosberg wasn't the fastest driver out on track, not by the end of the race anyway. He set his fastest time on lap 38, and the four drivers ahead of him all went faster after that point. Nico Hülkenberg set the fastest lap of what was a chaotic race, with Romain Grosjean and Jenson Button behind - two drivers not known to have particularly fast cars this year.

At the wrong end of the table, Marcus Ericsson had a troubled afternoon in his Sauber, with both the Renault drivers also posting laps several seconds off the pace.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLap
1Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:39.82448
2Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:39.92347
3Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:40.29846
4Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.39941
5Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:40.41838
6Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:40.58242
7Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:40.59340
8Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:40.61037
9Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:40.66232
10Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:41.01555
11Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.48535
12Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT1:41.48948
13Daniil KvyatRed Bull Racing1:41.54638
14Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:41.55823
15Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:41.81534
16Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:41.84630
17Rio HaryantoManor Racing MRT1:42.00942
18Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:42.22636
19Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:42.23226
20Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team1:42.31122
21Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:43.26941