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2016 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Course length  4.309 km (2.677 mi)
2016 Brazilian Grand Prix
Date  13 November 2016 (2016-11-13)
Official name  Formula 1 Grande Prêmio do Brasil 2016
Location  Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  71 laps, 305.909 km (190.067 mi)

The 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula One Grande Prêmio do Brasil 2016) was a Formula One motor race held on 13 November 2016 at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo, Brazil. The race was the 20th round of the 2016 season and marked the forty-fifth running of the Brazilian Grand Prix and the forty-fourth time that the race has been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950. At 3h 1m 1.335s, the race was the longest Brazilian race in history.


Defending race winner Nico Rosberg entered the round with a nineteen point lead over team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the World Drivers' Championship. Their team, Mercedes, had already clinched the World Constructors' Championship, holding a lead of two hundred and fifty-two points over Red Bull Racing, with third place Scuderia Ferrari another sixty-two points behind.


  • ^1 – Esteban Ocon received a three-place grid penalty for impeding Jolyon Palmer during Q1.
  • Race

  • ^1 — Daniel Ricciardo received a 5-second penalty for entering the pit lane when the entry was closed.
  • ^2 — Felipe Massa received a 5-second penalty for overtaking before the safety car line.
  • ^3 — Romain Grosjean crashed on the way from the pit lane to the starting grid.
  • Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for the sets of standings.
  • References

    2016 Brazilian Grand Prix Wikipedia

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