Sidepodcast // All for F1 and F1 for all

F1 encyclopedia

Race results - United States Grand Prix 2016 // Hamilton wins 50th Grand Prix with easy victory in Austin

Hamilton wins 50th Grand Prix with easy victory in Austin
Credit: Daimler AG

All eyes were on Hamilton at the start of the US Grand Prix, but the Brit got a good getaway off the line and easily remained in the lead of the race. Rosberg, however, dropped back off the line and had to do battle with the Red Bull drivers. Verstappen had a troubled afternoon after coming into the pit lane for no reason, and then retiring with a gearbox issue.

Ricciardo looked in the fight for second place but was unlucky when the Mercedes pair benefited from a virtual safety car – brought out by his own teammate. Other retirements including Kimi Räikkönen who was forced to stop after his car was released from a pit stop with a wonky tyre, Esteban Gutiérrez who had brake failure, and Nico Hülkenberg who stopped on the first lap after a collision with championship rivals Williams.

BestSebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:39.877Lap 55
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:38:12.6182
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+4.5202
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing+19.6922
4Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari+43.1343
5Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda+93.9532
6Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso+96.1242
7Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing+1 lap3
8Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team+1 lap2
9Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda+1 lap2
10Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team+1 lap2
11Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso+1 lap1
12Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team+1 lap3
13Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team+1 lap2
14Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team+1 lap1
15Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team+1 lap1
16Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing+1 lap2
17Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT+1 lap2
18Esteban OconManor Racing MRT+2 laps3
DNFKimi RäikkönenScuderia FerrariLap 383
DNFMax VerstappenRed Bull RacingLap 282
DNFEsteban GutiérrezHaas F1 TeamLap 161
DNFNico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 TeamLap 10