The Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid was a car designed by the Mercedes team for the 2016 Formula One season. Their drivers were Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

It made its track début at Silverstone on 19th February 2016, and the car was officially unveiled online on 21 February. Mercedes dominated the whole season for the third time since the return of turbo-powered engines, winning a total of 19 races, three more than the W05 and W06 did. It gave Mercedes their third constructors' title at the Japanese Grand Prix, and they finished the 2016 season with 765 points.

Season review[edit | edit source]

In the first race of 2016 at Australia, both Hamilton and Rosberg qualified 1st and 2nd respectively. Hamilton had a bad start, but both him and Rosberg went on a different strategy, so Rosberg won the race with Hamilton in second.

In the Spanish Grand Prix, both Hamilton and Rosberg collided with each other and retired from the race.

At the final lap of the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix, Rosberg was leading the race en route to a possible victory, but Hamilton was right behind Rosberg. Hamilton tried to overtake Rosberg on the outside line of Turn 2, but they made contact in the runoff area, causing front wing damage to Rosberg and a podium loss to Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen. At the post-race podium interviews, Hamilton ended up being booed by the crowd, shrugging off the reaction and saying "That's not my problem, it's theirs." Rosberg was handed a ten-second time penalty for causing the collision, but eventually dropped no positions.

In the Malaysian Grand Prix, Hamilton, who was comfortably leading the race, suffered an engine failure on lap 41, yelling over the team radio: "Oh, no, no!" Rosberg, who was fighting his way through the field after a collision with Sebastian Vettel, eventually finished third behind the Red Bulls. This retirement ultimately decided the championship.

In the season finale at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit, Hamilton won the race, meanwhile Nico Rosberg secured his first Formula One World Drivers' Title by finishing second behind his team-mate.

Race Victories[edit | edit source]

Event Driver
1 2016 Australian Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg
2 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg
3 2016 Chinese Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg
4 2016 Russian Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg
5 2016 Monaco Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
6 2016 Canadian Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
7 2016 European Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg
8 2016 Austrian Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
9 2016 British Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
10 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
11 2016 German Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
12 2016 Belgian Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg
13 2016 Italian Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg
14 2016 Singapore Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg
15 2016 Japanese Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg
16 2016 United States Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
17 2016 Mexican Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
18 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
19 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton

Complete Formula One Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One Results
Year Driver Tyre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
2016 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
United Kingdom Hamilton P 2nd 3rd 7th 2nd Ret 1st 1st 5th 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 3rd Ret 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st
Germany Rosberg 1st 1st 1st 1st Ret 7th 5th 1st 4th 3rd 2nd 4th 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd

Notes[edit | edit source]

V T E Mercedes AMG Petronas GP.png Mercedes Grand Prix
Current drivers
44. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton · 77. Finland Valtteri Bottas
World Champions
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio (1954, 1955) · United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019) · Germany Nico Rosberg (2016)
Former Drivers
Michael Schumacher · Juan Manuel Fangio · Nico Rosberg · Hans Herrmann · Karl Kling · Stirling Moss · André Simon · Piero Taruffi · Hermann Lang
Personnel
Nick Fry · Bob Bell · Aldo Costa · Toto Wolff
Former Personnel
Norbert Haug · Alfred Neubauer · Max Sailer · Rudolf Uhlenhaut · Paddy Lowe
Cars
W154 · W196 · W01 · W02 · W03 · W04 · W05 · W06 · W07 · W08 · W09 · W10 · W11 · W12
V T E 2016 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • Manor • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers alphabetically Alonso • Bottas • Button • Ericsson • Grosjean • Gutiérrez • Hamilton • Haryanto • Hülkenberg • Kvyat • Magnussen • Massa • Nasr • Ocon • Palmer • Pérez • Räikkönen • Ricciardo • Rosberg • Sainz • Vandoorne  • Verstappen • Vettel • Wehrlein
Drivers by number Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 21 Gutiérrez • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 30 Palmer • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 47 Vandoorne  • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 88 Haryanto • 94 Wehrlein
Other Drivers Celis • di Resta • Fong • Fuoco • Gasly • Jordá • Kari • King • Leclerc • Lynn • Matsushita • Mazepin • Paffett • Rossi • Stoneman • Stroll • Turvey • Vergne
Cars Ferrari SF16-H • Force India VJM09 • Haas VF-16 • Manor MRT05 • McLaren MP4-31 • Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid • Red Bull RB12 • Renault RS16 • Sauber C35 • Toro Rosso STR11 • Williams FW38
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Bahrain • China • Russia • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Baku • Austria • Britain • Hungary • Germany • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Malaysia • Japan • United States • Mexico • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Paul Ricard • Barcelona: 1 • 2 • 3
See also 2015 Formula One Season • 2017 Formula One Season • Category
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