2016 Italian Grand Prix tyre strategies and pit stops | 2016 Italian Grand Prix

Mercedes enjoyed one of their most straightforward victories of the season so far thanks to the strategic advantage afforded to them by the rules.

As the only team which were quick enuogh on the harder soft tyre to be able to use it to get into Q3, Mercedes were the only points-scoring team who could complete the race distance with a single pit stop.

That also helped Lewis Hamilton recover second place after slipping to sixth following a poor start as he was spared from having to overtake the two Ferraris on the track.

Hamilton?s single pit stop was the fastest of the race in terms of the complete time from pit entry to pit exit. However Daniel Ricciardo enjoyed an equally quick pit stop when the Red Bull driver came in for his second visit.

2016 Italian Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3 Stint 4
Nico Rosberg Soft (24) Medium (29)
Lewis Hamilton Soft (25) Medium (28)
Sebastian Vettel Super soft (16) Super soft (17) Soft (20)
Kimi Raikkonen Super soft (15) Super soft (19) Soft (19)
Daniel Ricciardo Super soft (16) Soft (21) Super soft (16)
Valtteri Bottas Super soft (13) Soft (17) Soft (23)
Max Verstappen Super soft (13) Soft (22) Soft (18)
Sergio Perez Super soft (15) Soft (13) Soft (25)
Felipe Massa Soft (16) Soft (20) Super soft (17)
Nico Hulkenberg Super soft (14) Soft (19) Soft (20)
Romain Grosjean Soft (28) Super soft (24)
Jenson Button Super soft (15) Soft (23) Super soft (14)
Esteban Gutierrez Super soft (16) Soft (18) Super soft (18)
Fernando Alonso Super soft (13) Soft (20) Soft (16) Super soft (3)
Carlos Sainz Jnr Soft (23) Super soft (16) Super soft (13)
Marcus Ericsson Soft (23) Medium (29)
Kevin Magnussen Super soft (14) Soft (16) Super soft (22)
Esteban Ocon Medium (32) Soft (19)
Daniil Kvyat Super soft (13) Soft (20) Super soft (3)
Pascal Wehrlein Soft (16) Medium (10)
Jolyon Palmer Soft (2) Medium (5)
Felipe Nasr Soft (2) Medium (2) Soft (1) Soft (1)

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2016 Italian Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver?s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 23.633 25
2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 23.633 0.000 37
3 Fernando Alonso McLaren 23.694 0.061 33
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 23.745 0.112 16
5 Kevin Magnussen Renault 23.757 0.124 30
6 Felipe Massa Williams 23.822 0.189 36
7 Max Verstappen Red Bull 23.827 0.194 35
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams 23.899 0.266 30
9 Felipe Massa Williams 23.940 0.307 16
10 Sergio Perez Force India 24.033 0.400 28
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 24.043 0.410 14
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren 24.082 0.449 49
13 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 24.116 0.483 15
14 Valtteri Bottas Williams 24.161 0.528 13
15 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 24.279 0.646 34
16 Carlos Sainz Jnr Toro Rosso 24.341 0.708 39
17 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 24.363 0.730 33
18 Jenson Button McLaren 24.418 0.785 38
19 Kevin Magnussen Renault 24.505 0.872 14
20 Sergio Perez Force India 24.537 0.904 15
21 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 24.553 0.920 33
22 Max Verstappen Red Bull 24.610 0.977 13
23 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 25.033 1.400 33
24 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 25.145 1.512 23
25 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 25.150 1.517 16
26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 25.183 1.550 13
27 Carlos Sainz Jnr Toro Rosso 25.301 1.668 23
28 Romain Grosjean Haas 25.340 1.707 28
29 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 25.472 1.839 16
30 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 25.515 1.882 34
31 Esteban Ocon Manor 25.539 1.906 32
32 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 25.550 1.917 24
33 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 25.962 2.329 16
34 Jenson Button McLaren 26.427 2.794 15
35 Fernando Alonso McLaren 26.843 3.210 13
36 Felipe Nasr Sauber 27.786 4.153 2
37 Jolyon Palmer Renault 33.275 9.642 2
38 Felipe Nasr Sauber 36.594 12.961 5
39 Felipe Nasr Sauber 810.454 786.821 4

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