2009 Macau Grand Prix

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Race details
Guia Circuit en.svg
Date 22 November 2009
Official name 56th Windsor Arch Macau Grand Prix
Location Guia Circuit, Macau
Course Temporary street circuit
6.120 km (3.803 mi)
Distance Qualifying Race
10 laps, 61.200 km (38.028 mi)
Main Race
15 laps, 91.800 km (57.042 mi)
Weather Qualifying Race: Cool, windy
Main Race: Cool, sunny and dry
Qualifying Race
Pole
Driver Sweden Marcus Ericsson TOM'S
Time 2:10.042
Fastest Lap
Driver France Jean-Karl Vernay Signature
Time 2:10.906 (on lap 7 of 10)
Podium
First France Jean-Karl Vernay Signature
Second Sweden Marcus Ericsson TOM'S
Third Italy Edoardo Mortara Signature
Main Race
Pole
Driver France Jean-Karl Vernay Signature
Fastest Lap
Driver Italy Edoardo Mortara Signature
Time 2:10.732 (on lap 10 of 15)
Podium
First Italy Edoardo Mortara Signature
Second France Jean-Karl Vernay Signature
Third United Kingdom Sam Bird ART Grand Prix

The 2009 Macau Grand Prix Formula Three was the 56th Macau Grand Prix race held on the streets of Macau on 22 November 2009. It was supported by the 2009 Guia Race of Macau. The TOM'S team were looking for their third Macau win in succession, after Oliver Jarvis and Keisuke Kunimoto won the race in the previous two years. TOM'S did start the weekend well, with Marcus Ericsson taking pole position in the combined qualifying session, but Signature dominated the rest of the weekend, with Jean-Karl Vernay taking the race victory in the qualifying race, and Edoardo Mortara taking the Macau Grand Prix itself.

Entry list[edit]

  • All drivers competed in Dallara F308 chassis.
2009 Entry List[1]
Team No Driver Engine Main series
Japan TOM'S 1 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Toyota-TOM'S All-Japan Formula Three
2 Japan Takuto Iguchi
France ART Grand Prix 3 France Jules Bianchi Mercedes Formula 3 Euro Series
4 Finland Valtteri Bottas
5 United Kingdom Sam Bird
United Kingdom Carlin 6 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Volkswagen British Formula Three
7 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Formula 3 Euro Series
8 United Kingdom Max Chilton British Formula Three
9 United Kingdom Henry Arundel
Japan Toda Racing 10 Italy Kei Cozzolino Honda-Toda All-Japan Formula Three
United Kingdom Hitech Racing 11 Finland Mika Mäki Volkswagen Formula 3 Euro Series
12 United Kingdom Wayne Boyd British Formula Three
France Signature 14 France Jean-Karl Vernay Volkswagen Formula 3 Euro Series
15 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor German Formula Three
16 Italy Edoardo Mortara GP2 Series
United Kingdom City of Dreams/
Räikkönen Robertson
17 Netherlands Renger van der Zande Mercedes British Formula Three
18 United Kingdom Alexander Sims Formula 3 Euro Series
19 Taiwan Kevin Chen Mercedes British Formula Three
Hong Kong Champ Motorsport
20 Macau Michael Ho Mercedes Formula V6 Asia
United Kingdom Manor Motorsport
21 Colombia Carlos Huertas Mercedes British Formula Three
22 Spain Roberto Merhi Formula 3 Euro Series
Japan NOW Motor Sports 23 Japan Yuji Kunimoto Toyota-TOM'S All-Japan Formula Three
Japan Le Beausset Motorsports 24 Japan Koki Saga Toyota-TOM'S All-Japan Formula Three
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 25 Spain Víctor García Mercedes British Formula Three
26 United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie
27 United States Jake Rosenzweig Formula 3 Euro Series
Italy Prema Powerteam 28 Monaco Stefano Coletti Mercedes Formula 3 Euro Series
29 Italy Daniel Zampieri Italian Formula Three
Germany Kolles & Heinz Union 30 Netherlands Stef Dusseldorp Volkswagen German Formula Three
31 Switzerland Alexandre Imperatori All-Japan Formula Three

Report[edit]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

All-Japan Formula Three champion Marcus Ericsson was immediately on the pace, setting the fastest time in the first half-hour session that was held prior to the first qualifying session.[2] Ericsson's lap was over half a second faster than has nearest rival Edoardo Mortara, with two of the three Carlin cars filling positions three and four, with Brendon Hartley just edging out Daniel Ricciardo by 0.019 seconds.[2] Stefano Coletti and Valtteri Bottas rounded out the top six. During the session, four drivers hit the wall, including all three Fortec Motorsport cars, and the Prema Powerteam machine of Daniel Zampieri.[2]

"I'm a bit blown away to tell you the truth, it has not only exceeded day one's expectations, but it has exceeded the whole weekend's expectations! To be honest, it is my first time ever on any type of street circuit and I feel quite comfortable with it. It's not as daunting as I would have thought. For sure Carlin prepare a quick car everywhere but especially here each year they do a good job as well. Volkswagen have also given us a few mods for the weekend, so having the confidence in the car definitely helps. I have also studied a lot of on boards over the years and tried to build my way up to it. I've told myself that if these guys can do it then I should be able to. It is really just a confidence thing."

Daniel Ricciardo, after impressing on his first day's running in Macau.[3]

The first qualifying session saw Ericsson on top once again, improving his time by over a second from the practice session; but only secured the top spot, after a late crash by Signature's Laurens Vanthoor at Police, brought out a session-ending red flag.[4] Ricciardo was top rookie as he ended up second, less than a tenth off the Swedish teenager's time. Having been usurped by those late runs, Mortara and Hartley wound up third and fourth, ahead of the first ART Grand Prix car of Sam Bird. Despite his late accident, Vanthoor finished sixth, ahead of Coletti, Hitech Racing's Mika Mäki, the third Signature machine of Formula 3 Euro Series veteran Jean-Karl Vernay and Bottas, who like Vanthoor, crashed during the session.[4] Manor Motorsport cars filled row six with Carlos Huertas just shading Roberto Merhi by just 0.027 seconds, which put them ahead of the third Carlin of Max Chilton, the Räikkönen Robertson duo of Renger van der Zande (14th) and Alexander Sims (16th), with somewhat surprisingly, Formula 3 Euro Series champion Jules Bianchi splitting the pair, in fifteenth position.[4] Ericsson's team-mate Takuto Iguchi was the fastest of the Japanese trio in seventeenth, ahead of Kei Cozzolino, Wayne Boyd, Koki Saga, Jake Rosenzweig, Yuji Kunimoto (the brother of 2008 winner Keisuke) and the Kolles & Heinz Union pair of Stef Dusseldorp and Alexandre Imperatori. Rounding out the thirty runners were local favourite Michael Ho, British Formula Three National Class champion Daniel McKenzie, the unwell Henry Arundel, Víctor García, Kevin Chen and Zampieri, who did not set a time after his crash in the earlier practice session.[4][5]

A second thirty-minute practice session was held the following day, with Mortara setting the fastest time; the only driver to break into the 2:10s. His lap of 2:10.593, was an unofficial lap record as it was the fastest lap ever recorded at the Guia Circuit.[6] It was more than a second under Marko Asmer's official lap record, set in 2007.[7] Eight other drivers were also under the old mark, with tenth place Bianchi just outside the record. Ricciardo continued his fine form in second, despite not improving his time after a mid-session setup change.[6] Bottas was third ahead of Hartley, Ericsson, Bird and the rest. Apart from an accident involving Chen at Maternity, this session passed relatively peacefully.[6]

"I am feeling confident. I know we are quick and we are strong, but it is going to be tough. I know starting from pole position is not always an advantage here, but we will see how the start goes and try and be in the top positions in the first race. Then we will try and win the second one. It has already been a tough weekend and there is still quite a way to go, but we got one part of it done, so it feels good. I was pushing quite hard and had got pole. Then I went on the radio and they said it was really tight as the other guys are quick. So I tried to push a bit harder and then I went in the wall. It was okay. I bent a wishbone, but it was not a problem. I am looking good for tomorrow. I am here with probably the best team in the world and I am very proud to be a part of that. We've had a good weekend so far."

Marcus Ericsson, after taking pole position for TOM'S.[8]

After topping the first qualifying session, Ericsson continued his form into second practice, recording the fastest lap in the history of the Macau Guia Circuit.[9] His lap of 2:10.042 put him on pole position, despite hitting the barriers at Matsuya close to the end of qualifying, and damaging his rear wing.[10] After setting the ninth-fastest time during the Thursday qualifying session, Vernay joined Ericsson on the front row after setting a time fractionally slower than his Swedish rival. Bottas lined up third, also moving up seven places from his Thursday position, and was joined on row two by Mortara. Ricciardo wound up in fifth position, after making an error at Lisboa which resulted in his front wing making slight contact with the barriers,[10] and was the only other driver within a second of Ericsson's pace. The two remaining ART Grand Prix cars adorned row four with Bianchi edging out Bird, while the top ten was completed by Coletti and Mäki.[10] Iguchi again finished up as the top Japanese runner in eleventh position, ahead of Hartley, who did not improve on his Thursday time and thus tumbled from row two to row six, as he recorded the thirteenth fastest time in the session. Merhi's twelfth-fastest time put him thirteenth in the classification, ahead of Sims, van der Zande, Kunimoto, Chilton and Boyd. Huertas held onto nineteenth overall, despite only being 26th in the session after suffering from engine gremlins that restricted him to just one flying lap. Rosenzweig, Cozzolino, Zampieri, García, Saga, Dusseldorp, Imperatori, Arundel, McKenzie, Ho and Chen completed the grid.[10]

Qualification Race[edit]

"Kris Nissen [the Volkswagen motorsport chief] told me at Hockenheim that if I wanted to go to Macau I would have to win the race there. I won that race – and now he said, if I don't want to come back next year, I have to win on Sunday! So, I have to win tomorrow. For sure, I was not expecting to do a new lap record and a qualifying like that. You need a bit of experience to be fast on this track, but the car was just fantastic. It has a good engine and a good car for the city. I like this track. I push a lot but I also don't take a lot of risks. I really like the city tracks – like Pau and Monaco for example, and I knew that this track would be for me. My Signature team has had good results here, with Edoardo [Mortara] last year and Nicolas Lapierre in the past. We have a good car, a good engine – in fact a perfect engine for the straights. I was catching Marcus [Ericsson], not easily, but I was catching him. I had a good feeling with the car straight away too. I can attack with it – and take no risks. A lot of drivers in qualifying were in the wall because they were at 200 per cent, and me I was just improving my driving lap after lap to take not so many risks. And finally I won. But I don't care if it is the main race or the qualifying race. I was fast today and for sure the aim is to win tomorrow, but we will see what happens. I just take pleasure from it, and we will see."

Jean-Karl Vernay, after surprising himself by taking victory and a new outright lap record.[11]

After hitting the wall on countless occasions over the previous two days, Chen was withdrawn from the race due to a cracked monocoque. Thus, this left the grid at 29 for the 10-lap race, and Vernay got the jump on Ericsson away from the start-finish line, and took the lead into the first corner, but by the time the drivers had reached Lisboa, Ericsson was back in front just as the safety car came out. Further back, Bianchi rode over the rear wheel of Mortara at San Francisco,[12] causing enough damage for the Frenchman to pit. Rosenzweig collided with the barriers at the Mandarin,[12] which brought the safety car out for three laps.[13] Arundel's Carlin car encountered mechanical troubles under the safety car, after some debris punctured a hole in the radiator of his Volkswagen engine.[14] This left the order as Ericsson, Vernay, Mortara (who moved up despite his collision), Bottas, Ricciardo, Vanthoor, Bird, Coletti, Mäki and Hartley. Boyd moved up five positions at the start, as he was the biggest winner off the line.[14]

At the lap four restart, Vernay made ground up on Ericsson, and managed to slipstream past the All-Japan Formula Three champion on the run to Lisboa.[13] Ricciardo tried a similar move on Bottas but couldn't manage to complete the pass, and such was his momentum loss, Vanthoor managed to slip through on the Australian into fifth position. Another Carlin driver in the wars was Hartley, as he clouted Coletti out of eighth position.[14] Over the succeeding laps, Asmer's lap record from 2007 took a pounding as first Mortara and then Vernay took the lap record into the 2:10 bracket. However, any further progress for the record to fall was halted by a huge accident that befell Boyd on lap seven. Running in eleventh position,[15] the young Ulsterman pulled out to pass his team-mate Mäki on the exit of the Mandarin, but clipped the car's left rear wheel at 170 mph. Boyd's Dallara became airborne and was launched into a frightening aerial somersault, landing upside down before righting itself via a hit with the retaining wall.[16][17] His car rebounded across the circuit, and was luckily avoided by every one of the cars around him on track.[17] The crash meant the last three laps of the race were completed behind the safety car,[13] and pulled in to allow the cars to pass across the line without overtaking. This allowed Vernay to win the race, securing pole position for the main race on Sunday. Ericsson was second ahead of Mortara – once he had returned the place back to the Swede[18] – with Bottas, Vanthoor, Ricciardo, Bird, Iguchi, Merhi and Mäki completing the top ten.[13] Outside the top ten were van der Zande, Kunimoto, Sims, García, Chilton, Cozzolino, Dusseldorp, Saga, Huertas, Zampieri, Bianchi and Coletti after their respective collisions, Imperatori, Hartley, McKenzie and Ho rounded out the 26 classified finishers.[13][14][19]

Warm-up[edit]

A twenty-minute warm-up session was held on the morning of the main race. Mortara again managed to squeeze out Ericsson to top the timesheets, with Coletti also being within a tenth of a second from the fastest time. Ricciardo was fourth ahead of Bottas, van der Zande, Sims, Chilton, Merhi and the qualification race winner Vernay. Ho and Boyd did not set times during the session, with the Ulsterman's Hitech Racing car looking unlikely to start the race after his accident on Saturday.[20]

Main Race[edit]

"I am feeling so, so emotional because I had such a difficult season this year, with so many up and downs. I came here because VW phoned me to ask me to do the race, and I am sure some people were not 100 per cent sure that I was able to do it. Actually, today, I proved that I am still competitive. After such a difficult season to be on top again is unbelievable. It shows that you should keep fighting, and I am really proud of this victory especially after this difficult season. I think Jean-Karl drove an unbelievable race today. I am not saying this because I won, but he is in his first year here and I really struggled so much to overtake. I was 120 per cent on every corner of every lap, and I think he made a mistake. This allowed me to close a little bit the gap and get a little bit closer on the race track. This was his only mistake of the weekend and it cost him the victory because I was really pushing hard and I couldn't overtake him. He drove an excellent race, we had exactly the same car and he showed today that he is a fantastic and really talented driver – because it was really difficult for me today. I have the experience, it is my third Macau, it is his first Macau. He is sad, but I was sad last year, and I am the first one who can understand him, but if he is coming back he will win for sure. [Before] I came here, like I said before, I think everybody was thinking that I was pretty much dead. So re-opening my career with a victory in Macau will for sure help me. Nothing is done because it is a lot a question about money now. We will see next year if I have the chance to race in a professional way. I will probably take my chance. I will work with my management to sort things out and I am sure we will try to take the best option. We will see."

Edoardo Mortara, on a lap record and his life-changing Macau victory.[21]

After his victory in the qualification race, Vernay started from pole position with Ericsson starting alongside, with Mortara and Bottas on row two. Due to damage inflicted in his spectacular accident the previous day, Boyd didn't start, thus leaving the grid at 28 cars. Once again, Ericsson made an awful getaway, with Bottas and Mortara both slotting in behind a fast-starting Vernay. Into Lisboa, Ricciardo got alongside Ericsson as they battled for fourth with the Australian brushing the wall and the two continued side-by-side into San Francisco, with Ricciardo again nudging the wall.[22] Behind them, Vanthoor left his braking far too late for Lisboa, and mounted over Chilton,[22] which caused the teenage Briton to retire on the spot.[23] Ricciardo's clip with the wall caused a left-rear puncture,[22] but he managed to carry on up the hill, until he crashed at the entrance to the Solitude Esses.[24] His car rebounded off the wall, and into direct line of the rest of the field. No less than half a dozen cars impacted with the stricken car, and blocked the track which ultimately led to a red flag, and a race suspension.[22] Also taken out in the incident were the third Carlin of Hartley, the Premas of Coletti and Zampieri, the Fortecs of Rosenzweig and McKenzie, and Ho. Imperatori was also involved, returning to the pits for a lengthy period, but returned to complete three laps towards the end.[25] Vanthoor, with a damaged front wheel after his collision with Chilton, stopped just short of the accident site, and was thus able to continue in the race.[22]

After a lap behind the safety car, the field were let loose again at the beginning of lap three.[26] Vernay closed in on his Italian team-mate, slipstreaming past him on the run to the Mandarin, and doing enough to hold off Mortara into Lisboa.[23][24] For the ensuing laps, Vernay was doing what he had to do to keep his team-mate, who had stepped back from GP2 to rid himself of his close defeat to Keisuke Kunimoto in the previous year's race. Further back, Bianchi, who had avoided the first lap incidents was quietly moving his way up the field, and was eleventh by the end of lap seven.[26] Sims had also dropped to the tail of the field, after a move on Cozzolino failed, and he made an unscheduled trip up the Lisboa escape road.[23] Mortara started charging back towards Vernay, and in the process, broke the Frenchman's lap record set the day before. Mortara lowered it to a lap of 2:10.732, lapping the circuit at close to 105 mph, and well under the previous record held by Marko Asmer.[7][27] Cozzolino exited the race on lap eleven, crashing at Black Sands without the need for the safety car to reappear.[23]

The race's decisive moment also occurred on lap eleven. Coming out of the Melco Hairpin, Vernay fluffed a gear shift,[24][28] and Mortara moved within half a second of him. At the line, Vernay's lead was 0.4 seconds,[26] Mortara was in his slipstream, and the pass seemed inevitable. Sure enough, Mortara lined him up, and overtook him into Lisboa.[23][24] Bird took fourth from Ericsson on the same lap, and looked set to finish behind team-mate Bottas; a far cry from his first-lap exit in 2008 after being taken out by Räikkönen Robertson Racing's Roberto Streit on the run to Mandarin.[29][30] Mortara cruised to victory, winning by 1.1 seconds ahead of Vernay. Drama struck Bottas on the final lap, when he encountered a problem with one of his wheels.[23][24] This cost him a podium, as both Bird and Ericsson managed to pass him.[26] Merhi had been set for sixth, but hit the barriers at Lisboa on the final lap, and ended up being classified seventeenth.[31] This promoted the second TOM'S car of Iguchi into sixth, ahead of van der Zande, Mäki, Kunimoto and Bianchi, who made the top ten at Merhi's expense, making up eleven positions in fifteen laps.[23][26] Outside the top ten were García, Huertas, Vanthoor, Saga, Dusseldorp and Arundel. Missing from the list was Sims, who retired on the final lap with a misfire.[32] He was classified behind Merhi in eighteenth and last.[24]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

  • Qualifying is split into two sessions, both of which being 45 minutes. One session was held on 19 November and another was held on 20 November, with the best times of each driver counting towards the grid for the qualifying race.
Pos No Driver Team Q1 Time Rank Q2 Time Rank Gap Grid
1 1 Sweden Marcus Ericsson TOM'S 2:11.811 1 2:10.042 1 1
2 14 France Jean-Karl Vernay Signature 2:12.852 9 2:10.081 2 + 0.039 2
3 4 Finland Valtteri Bottas ART Grand Prix 2:12.910 10 2:10.108 3 + 0.066 3
4 16 Italy Edoardo Mortara Signature 2:11.903 3 2:10.234 4 + 0.192 4
5 6 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Carlin 2:11.848 2 2:10.780 5 + 0.738 5
6 15 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor Signature 2:12.532 6 2:11.073 6 + 1.031 6
7 3 France Jules Bianchi ART Grand Prix 2:13.084 15 2:11.279 7 + 1.237 7
8 5 United Kingdom Sam Bird ART Grand Prix 2:12.239 5 2:11.334 8 + 1.292 8
9 28 Monaco Stefano Coletti Prema Powerteam 2:12.605 7 2:11.476 9 + 1.434 9
10 11 Finland Mika Mäki Hitech Racing 2:12.636 8 2:11.812 10 + 1.770 10
11 2 Japan Takuto Iguchi TOM'S 2:13.203 17 2:12.024 11 + 1.982 11
12 7 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Carlin 2:12.055 4 2:12.168 13 + 2.013 12
13 22 Spain Roberto Merhi Manor Motorsport 2:12.940 12 2:12.068 12 + 2.026 13
14 18 United Kingdom Alexander Sims City of Dreams/Räikkönen Robertson 2:13.078 14 2:12.256 14 + 2.214 14
15 17 Netherlands Renger van der Zande City of Dreams/Räikkönen Robertson 2:13.127 16 2:12.306 15 + 2.264 15
16 23 Japan Yuji Kunimoto NOW Motor Sports 2:15.603 22 2:12.547 16 + 2.505 16
17 8 United Kingdom Max Chilton Carlin 2:12.994 13 2:12.568 17 + 2.526 17
18 12 United Kingdom Wayne Boyd Hitech Racing 2:14.135 19 2:12.749 18 + 2.707 18
19 21 Colombia Carlos Huertas Manor Motorsport 2:12.913 11 2:14.321 26 + 2.871 291
20 27 United States Jake Rosenzweig Fortec Motorsport 2:15.140 21 2:13.000 19 + 2.958 19
21 10 Italy Kei Cozzolino Toda Racing 2:13.453 18 2:13.051 20 + 3.009 20
22 29 Italy Daniel Zampieri Prema Powerteam no time 2:13.734 21 + 3.692 271
23 25 Spain Víctor García Fortec Motorsport 2:19.269 28 2:13.781 22 + 3.739 21
24 24 Japan Koki Saga Le Beausset Motorsports 2:14.960 20 2:13.825 23 + 3.783 22
25 30 Netherlands Stef Dusseldorp Kolles & Heinz Union 2:16.062 23 2:13.946 24 + 3.904 23
26 31 Switzerland Alexandre Imperatori Kolles & Heinz Union 2:16.847 24 2:14.124 25 + 4.082 281
27 9 United Kingdom Henry Arundel Carlin 2:18.985 27 2:14.362 27 + 4.320 24
28 26 United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie Fortec Motorsport 2:18.431 26 2:16.210 28 + 6.168 25
29 20 Macau Michael Ho Champ Motorsport/Manor Motorsport 2:18.180 25 2:18.484 29 + 8.138 26
30 19 Taiwan Kevin Chen Champ Motorsport/Räikkönen Robertson 2:22.667 29 2:18.910 30 + 8.868 2
110% qualifying time: 2:23.046[33]
Bold time indicates the faster of the two times that determined the grid order.
1.^  – Huertas, Zampieri and Imperatori were sent to the back of the field, due to engine changes after the second qualifying session. They were reassigned into positions 27–29 in the order they finished in that session.[14]
2.^  – Chen had been due to start 30th, but was withdrawn with accident damage.

Qualification Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 14 France Jean-Karl Vernay Signature 10 31:52.192 2
2 1 Sweden Marcus Ericsson TOM'S 10 + 0.271 1
3 16 Italy Edoardo Mortara Signature 10 + 1.094 4
4 4 Finland Valtteri Bottas ART Grand Prix 10 + 1.587 3
5 15 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor Signature 10 + 2.178 6
6 6 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Carlin 10 + 4.598 5
7 5 United Kingdom Sam Bird ART Grand Prix 10 + 6.093 8
8 2 Japan Takuto Iguchi TOM'S 10 + 6.665 11
9 22 Spain Roberto Merhi Manor Motorsport 10 + 8.072 13
10 11 Finland Mika Mäki Hitech Racing 10 + 9.250 10
11 17 Netherlands Renger van der Zande City of Dreams/Räikkönen Robertson 10 + 9.720 15
12 23 Japan Yuji Kunimoto NOW Motor Sports 10 + 10.493 16
13 18 United Kingdom Alexander Sims City of Dreams/Räikkönen Robertson 10 + 10.769 14
14 25 Spain Víctor García Fortec Motorsport 10 + 11.149 21
15 8 United Kingdom Max Chilton Carlin 10 + 11.627 17
16 10 Italy Kei Cozzolino Toda Racing 10 + 13.395 20
17 30 Netherlands Stef Dusseldorp Kolles & Heinz Union 10 + 14.531 23
18 24 Japan Koki Saga Le Beausset Motorsports 10 + 19.317 22
19 21 Colombia Carlos Huertas Manor Motorsport 10 + 20.060 29
20 29 Italy Daniel Zampieri Prema Powerteam 10 + 20.292 27
21 3 France Jules Bianchi ART Grand Prix 10 + 20.624 7
22 28 Monaco Stefano Coletti Prema Powerteam 10 + 21.332 9
23 31 Switzerland Alexandre Imperatori Kolles & Heinz Union 10 + 21.974 28
24 7 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Carlin 10 + 22.262 12
25 26 United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie Fortec Motorsport 10 + 23.145 25
26 20 Macau Michael Ho Champ Motorsport/Manor Motorsport 10 + 24.222 26
Ret 12 United Kingdom Wayne Boyd Hitech Racing 6 Accident 18
Ret 9 United Kingdom Henry Arundel Carlin 5 Engine 24
Ret 27 United States Jake Rosenzweig Fortec Motorsport 0 Accident 19
DNS 19 Taiwan Kevin Chen Champ Motorsport/Räikkönen Robertson Accident damage
Fastest lap and outright lap record: Jean-Karl Vernay, 2:10.906, 168.304 km/h (104.579 mph) on lap 7[14]
Source: [13][19]
The race finished under neutralised safety car conditions.[13]

Main Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 16 Italy Edoardo Mortara Signature 15 53:07.769 3
2 14 France Jean-Karl Vernay Signature 15 + 1.146 1
3 5 United Kingdom Sam Bird ART Grand Prix 15 + 10.982 7
4 1 Sweden Marcus Ericsson TOM'S 15 + 14.988 2
5 4 Finland Valtteri Bottas ART Grand Prix 15 + 19.188 4
6 2 Japan Takuto Iguchi TOM'S 15 + 21.406 8
7 17 Netherlands Renger van der Zande City of Dreams/Räikkönen Robertson 15 + 22.059 11
8 11 Finland Mika Mäki Hitech Racing 15 + 29.005 10
9 23 Japan Yuji Kunimoto NOW Motor Sports 15 + 33.348 12
10 3 France Jules Bianchi ART Grand Prix 15 + 35.761 21
11 25 Spain Víctor García Fortec Motorsport 15 + 46.923 14
12 21 Colombia Carlos Huertas Manor Motorsport 15 + 47.111 19
13 15 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor Signature 15 + 48.036 5
14 24 Japan Koki Saga Le Beausset Motorsports 15 + 54.965 18
15 30 Netherlands Stef Dusseldorp Kolles & Heinz Union 15 + 1:05.637 17
16 9 United Kingdom Henry Arundel Carlin 15 + 1:10.699 27
17 22 Spain Roberto Merhi Manor Motorsport 14 Accident 9
18 18 United Kingdom Alexander Sims City of Dreams/Räikkönen Robertson 14 Engine 13
Ret 10 Italy Kei Cozzolino Toda Racing 10 Accident 16
NC 31 Switzerland Alexandre Imperatori Kolles & Heinz Union 3 + 12 laps 23
Ret 6 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Carlin 0 Accident 6
Ret 8 United Kingdom Max Chilton Carlin 0 Accident 15
Ret 29 Italy Daniel Zampieri Prema Powerteam 0 Accident 20
Ret 28 Monaco Stefano Coletti Prema Powerteam 0 Accident 22
Ret 7 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Carlin 0 Accident 24
Ret 26 United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie Fortec Motorsport 0 Accident 25
Ret 20 Macau Michael Ho Champ Motorsport/Manor Motorsport 0 Accident 26
Ret 27 United States Jake Rosenzweig Fortec Motorsport 0 Accident 28
DNS 12 United Kingdom Wayne Boyd Hitech Racing Accident damage
DNS 19 Taiwan Kevin Chen Champ Motorsport/Räikkönen Robertson Accident damage
Fastest lap and outright lap record: Edoardo Mortara, 2:10.732, 168.528 km/h (104.718 mph) on lap 10[27]
Source: [24][27]

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