Matsushita dominates in Monte Carlo

Nobuharu Matsushita, Monte Carlo 2016
Matsushita took a crushing win from reverse pole

Nobuharu Matsushita controlled the race from reverse pole and took his first win of the season.

Matsushita risked losing the lead owing to a better start from Kirchhofer, but the German did not have enough space to recover the disadvantage of not starting on pole, and the ART driver led the field into Sainte Devote. Nato picked up Rowland and that was the top eight fixed for thirty laps.

Sean Gelael crashed at turn 1 after seven laps, but a VSC period did not hurt Matsushita’s ever-growing margin on his rivals. His team mate had more dire luck when he stopped at Casino.

Matsushita was quick enough to take the fastest lap of the race, quite an achievement considering his 13-second lead had put him safe from any threat and that coasting home could have been an option.

A fourth winner from as many races means Nato now leads Markelov by one point in the standings, with Lynn not far behind; Matsushita moves up to 6th.

Race Results

Pos Driver Team Gap Points
1 Nobuharu Matsushita ART 30 laps 15 + 2
2 Marvin Kirchhofer Carlin +13.660 12
3 Raffaele Marciello Russian Time +15.453 10
4 Mitch Evans Campos +20.894 8
5 Alex Lynn DAMS +32.560 6
6 Norman Nato Racing Engineering +33.038 4
7 Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport +33.594 2
8 Artem Markelov Russian Time +33.874 1
9 Arthur Pic Rapax +36.777
10 Sergio Canamasas Carlin +47.646
11 Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport +54.291
12 Gustav Malja Rapax +55.476
13 Pierre Gasly Prema +55.981
14 Luca Ghiotto Trident +56.501
15 Jimmy Eriksson Arden +58.682
16 Jordan King Racing Engineering +1:09.193
17 Nabil Jeffri Arden +1:17.922
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Prema +1:17.997
Ret Nicholas Latifi DAMS +17 laps
Ret Sergey Sirotkin ART +20 laps
Ret Sean Gelael Campos +23 laps
Ret Philo Armand Trident +27 laps

Fastest lap

Pos Driver Team Best Lap
1 Nobuharu Matsushita ART 1:21.554 28

Fastest lap points

Pos Driver Team Best Lap
1 Nobuharu Matsushita ART 1:21.554 28

Standings

Drivers’ Standings

Pos Driver Country Points
1 Norman Nato France 49
2 Artem Markelov Russia 48
3 Alex Lynn United Kingdom 41
4 Pierre Gasly France 33
5 Raffaele Marciello Italy 28
6 Nobuharu Matsushita Japan 22
7 Oliver Rowland United Kingdom 22
9 Nicholas Latifi Canada 20
10 Marvin Kirchhofer Germany 18
8 Mitch Evans New Zealand 18
11 Jordan King United Kingdom 16
12 Sergio Canamasas Spain 10
13 Sergey Sirotkin Russia 4
14 Gustav Malja Sweden 2
15 Daniel de Jong Netherlands 2
16 Arthur Pic France 1
17 Antonio Giovinazzi Italy 0
18 Luca Ghiotto Italy 0
19 Sean Gealel Indonesia 0
20 Jimmy Eriksson Sweden 0
21 Philo Armand Indonesia 0
22 Nabil Jeffri Malaysia 0

Teams’ Standings

Pos Team Country Points
1 Russian Time Russia 76
2 Racing Engineering Spain 65
3 DAMS France 61
4 Prema Italy 33
6 Carlin United Kingdom 28
8 ART France 26
5 MP Motorsport Netherlands 24
7 Campos Spain 18
9 Rapax Italy 3
10 Trident Spain 0
11 Arden United Kingdom 0
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