2011 Macau Grand Prix

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Race details
Guia Circuit en.svg
Date 19–20 November 2011
Official name 58th SJM 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: Bright, air 28 °C (82 °F), track 32 °C (90 °F)[1]
Main Race: Cloudy, air 25 °C (77 °F), track 27 °C (81 °F)[2]
Qualifying Race
Pole
Driver Germany Marco Wittmann Signature
Time 2:12.790
Fastest Lap
Driver Spain Roberto Merhi Prema Powerteam
Time 2:13.654 (on lap 7)
Podium
First Germany Marco Wittmann Signature
Second Brazil Felipe Nasr Carlin
Third Spain Roberto Merhi Prema Powerteam
Main Race
Pole
Driver Germany Marco Wittmann Signature
Fastest Lap
Driver Germany Marco Wittmann Signature
Time 2:12.146 (on lap 13)
Podium
First Spain Daniel Juncadella Prema Powerteam
Second Brazil Felipe Nasr Carlin
Third Germany Marco Wittmann Signature

The 2011 Macau Grand Prix Formula Three was the 58th Macau Grand Prix race to be held, and was held on the streets of Macau on 20 November 2011. It was the 29th edition for Formula Three cars, and was supported by the 2011 Guia Race of Macau. The race weekend also formed the final two rounds of the inaugural FIA Formula 3 International Trophy,[3] which had been won prior to Macau by Formula 3 Euro Series champion Roberto Merhi.[4]

For the first time, the Grand Prix was won by a Spanish driver, as Prema Powerteam's Daniel Juncadella took victory from sixth position on the grid.[5] Juncadella's victory was also the first for an Italian team since Forti Corse won the 1988 race with Enrico Bertaggia.[6] Second place was claimed by Felipe Nasr for Carlin, with the podium completed by Qualification Race winner Marco Wittmann for Signature.[5] The Grand Prix itself was a race of attrition, as only 13 of the race's 29 starters were running at the conclusion of the race.[5]

Entry list[edit]

In order to compete in Macau, drivers had to compete in an FIA-regulated championship meeting during the calendar year, in either the FIA Formula 3 International Trophy or one of the domestic championships, with these drivers given priority in receiving an invitation to the meeting.[7][8]

Within the 30-car grid of the event, each of the major Formula Three series were represented by their respective champion. Roberto Merhi, the Euro Series and FIA International Trophy champion, was joined in Macau by British champion Felipe Nasr, German series winner Richie Stanaway and Japanese champion Yuhi Sekiguchi, who was a late addition to the entry list after injury ruled out Michael Ho.[9] Four drivers from the GP3 Series, including champion Valtteri Bottas, also made a return to Formula Three for the event, and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 runner-up Carlos Sainz Jr. was also part of the field, having competed in the Euro Series in order to compete at Macau.[7]

2011 Entry List[10]
Team No. Driver Chassis[N 1] Engine Main series
France Signature 1 Germany Marco Wittmann F308 Volkswagen Formula 3 Euro Series
2 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor F309
3 Germany Daniel Abt F308
4 Colombia Carlos Muñoz
5 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. F309 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Japan ThreeBond Racing 6 Japan Hironobu Yasuda F309 Nissan All-Japan Formula Three
United Kingdom Carlin 7 Brazil Felipe Nasr F308 Volkswagen British Formula Three
8 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
9 Colombia Carlos Huertas
10 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar
Italy Prema Powerteam 11 Spain Roberto Merhi F308 Mercedes HWA Formula 3 Euro Series
12 Spain Daniel Juncadella F309
Japan Toda Racing 14 Japan Hideki Yamauchi F308 Honda-Toda All-Japan Formula Three
Japan TOM'S 15 United Kingdom Alexander Sims F308 Toyota-TOM'S GP3 Series
16 United Kingdom Richard Bradley All-Japan Formula Three
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 17 United Kingdom William Buller F311 Mercedes HWA British Formula Three
18 Brazil Lucas Foresti
Germany Mücke Motorsport 19 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist F308 Mercedes HWA Formula 3 Euro Series
20 Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi[9] All-Japan Formula Three
United Kingdom Hitech Racing 21 Brazil Pietro Fantin F308 Volkswagen British Formula Three
22 Portugal António Félix da Costa F310 GP3 Series
23 Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk German Formula Three
United Kingdom Double R Racing 24 New Zealand Mitch Evans F308 Mercedes HWA GP3 Series
25 Estonia Marko Asmer FIA F3 Trophy
26 Finland Valtteri Bottas GP3 Series
Germany Motopark 27 Sweden Jimmy Eriksson F308 Volkswagen Formula 3 Euro Series
28 Japan Kimiya Sato
United Kingdom Sino Vision Racing 29 Hong Kong Adderly Fong F308 Mercedes HWA British Formula Three
30 United Kingdom Hywel Lloyd
Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing 32 New Zealand Richie Stanaway F308 Volkswagen German Formula Three
Notes
  1. ^ All drivers competed in Dallara chassis; model listed.[6]

Report[edit]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Marco Wittmann set the fastest time for Signature in the 45-minute first free practice session that was held prior to the first qualifying session, setting a lap time almost two seconds quicker than anyone else on a drying Guia circuit.[11] His closest challenger was Prema Powerteam's Daniel Juncadella ahead of Mücke Motorsport's Yuhi Sekiguchi, the other Prema car of Roberto Merhi, and Lucas Foresti completed the top five for Fortec Motorsport ahead of Carlin trio Kevin Magnussen, Felipe Nasr and Carlos Huertas.[11] Owing to the wet conditions, the session was stopped on two occasions; the stationary cars of Hironobu Yasuda and Mitch Evans caused the first red flag almost 20 minutes into the session,[12] with Felix Rosenqvist the cause of the second stoppage.[12]

"I want to finish this race after last year. I want to make sure I get through to the final, and try to win this Macau GP. I think we have the potential, the team has done a good job and I think I am very competitive and very confident. In any conditions I am going to be really quick, and I am confident in myself. It has been a difficult weekend for me. In the first qualifying I was P1 but I had an accident with [Felix] Rosenqvist and because of that accident I had a seven-place grid penalty. Then this morning I had a crash in San Francisco, and because of that crash I wasn't pushing so hard in this corner. I was taking care every time. But I was P1 in qualifying and all the time I was battling with Marco [Wittmann]. He did a good job to improve on my best time and put me down to P2, but it has been all year like this, and it is nice to come here again to be P1 and P2."

Roberto Merhi provisionally qualified second on the grid, but was demoted to eighth for the qualification race.[13]

The first qualifying session saw Merhi on top, again with a margin of over 1.5 seconds to the field. However, his session came to an early end in deteriorating track conditions as he misjudged his braking for Lisboa and ran into the back of Rosenqvist, ending the session for both drivers.[14] Wittmann ended up second ahead of Nasr, Juncadella and Alexander Sims. Sekiguchi finished the session in sixth place ahead of top-placed rookie Hannes van Asseldonk and António Félix da Costa with William Buller and Rosenqvist rounding out the top ten.[14] Following them were Foresti, Kimiya Sato with Richie Stanaway and Magnussen provisionally lining up on row seven. Daniel Abt, who held the lead of the Grand Prix before crashing out in 2010, was next ahead of Jazeman Jaafar, Marko Asmer, Laurens Vanthoor and Jimmy Eriksson.[15] Adderly Fong ended the session in 20th, ahead of Carlos Muñoz, Huertas, Hideki Yamauchi, Carlos Sainz Jr., Hywel Lloyd, Evans, Valtteri Bottas, Pietro Fantin, Richard Bradley and Yasuda.[15] After qualifying, numerous penalties were handed out.[16] For earlier free practice incidents, Magnussen and Rosenqvist were sent to the back of the field. Rosenqvist was also given a three-place grid penalty for illegally crossing the pit lane exit line, along with session pacesetter Merhi, Asmer and Signature team-mates Vanthoor, Muñoz and Sainz. Yasuda was given a six-place grid drop for crossing the line on two occasions. Merhi was then given another grid penalty for running into Rosenqvist, taking his total drop for the qualification race to ten places.[17] Prior to second qualifying, Merhi, Rosenqvist and van Asseldonk – whose original penalty had not been announced – had their penalties rescinded.[18]

"The session was really, really good; Roberto [Merhi] and I were fighting hard for a good lap time. During the session my first fastest lap was a 2m13.1s, and I thought maybe it was enough. But then Roberto improved and I had to go again. Here, you need to try and get a tow because you can gain some good lap time, but for the last laps I couldn't get it - so I tried really hard to push in the city to go really quick. To do it on the last lap was really amazing, and it is a great feeling to finish first in qualifying. But still we have two long races and, as you know, you can overtake here quite easily on the main straight. But I think we have good pace and for that I am quite confident."

Marco Wittmann, after taking pole position for Signature.[19]

In the second 45-minute practice session, Wittmann and Merhi fought for the top spot again as the track had dried out from earlier rain, and drivers were able to use slick tyres for the first time in the meeting.[20] Wittmann came out on top by three tenths of a second, ahead of Merhi. Juncadella, Sainz and Nasr filled out the rest of the top five, the only other drivers to be within a second of the pace set by Wittmann.[20] The session had to be stopped three times due to crashes,[21] as Félix da Costa crashed early on at Moorish, Merhi hit the barriers at San Francisco after running wide, and team-mate Juncadella also crashed into the barriers late on.[21] Juncadella also became another driver to be penalised three places on the grid for illegally crossing the pit lane exit line.[22]

In the second qualifying session, Wittmann set the early pace in the session before Merhi, looking to record as fast a time as possible in order to minimise his potential grid loss, moved ahead.[23] Wittmann and Merhi then traded fastest times once more before Wittmann took pole position with his final lap of the session, by 0.064 seconds ahead of Merhi.[24] With Merhi's penalty, Félix da Costa moved onto the front row, despite twice having problems with a sticking throttle.[25] Also moving ahead of Merhi were Bottas, Sims, Nasr, Huertas and Sekiguchi, as Magnussen and Rosenqvist – who were both quicker than Huertas and Sekiguchi – had already been sent to the back of the grid for their Thursday misdemeanours.[16] The rest of the field lined up after penalties as Vanthoor, Sato, Juncadella, Asmer, Muñoz, top debutant Fantin, Jaafar, Abt, van Asseldonk, Stanaway, Sainz, Buller, Yamauchi, Lloyd, Foresti, Bradley, Fong, Yasuda, Eriksson and Evans – who failed to record times within 110% of Wittmann in second qualifying – who would start ahead of Magnussen and Rosenqvist.[26] The session passed relatively smoothly, with only Abt – after contact from Bradley – and Nasr hitting the barriers.[23][24]

Qualification Race[edit]

"From the start I got two places straight away, after [Alexander] Sims crashed and [António Félix] da Costa stalled. I was third into the first corner and managed to get a good tow from [Valtteri] Bottas and we were three wide into Lisboa. I was in the middle so I didn't have the right line to come out first and I was cautious not to make contact. I managed to come out in second though and then I just focused on keeping the car out of the walls so we could have a good position for tomorrow. Both [Marco] Wittmann and [Roberto] Merhi were very quick; Wittmann had a strong car in the middle sector, but I was fast in the final sector and was able to close on him there and pull away from Merhi a little. I think we need to look at the data to see how we can improve further so we are even strong tomorrow, but second place is a great position to start from in Macau."

Felipe Nasr finished second, holding off race-long pressure from Roberto Merhi.[27]

The race was delayed by 30 minutes after earlier barrier damage from the GT Cup qualifying session. On his installation lap to the grid, Sims crashed his car at the Solitude Esses; he recovered to the pits, but failed to start the race due to extensive damage to the left-front corner of his car.[28] At the start, Wittmann made the best start as Félix da Costa failed to get away from the line with a mechanical problem; he eventually did get started, but last. Behind them, Merhi made the best start and moved all the way up to fourth place on the first lap,[29] behind Wittmann, Nasr and Bottas. Further back, Fantin became the race's first retirement, crashing out heavily,[30] but the safety car was not called for. Merhi slipstreamed onto the back of Bottas, and then outbraked him in the braking zone at Lisboa to move into third place, while further back, Muñoz pulled off circuit from eleventh place with mechanical issues. Also pulling off in the first half of the race were Yasuda via a trip to the pits, Félix da Costa, who was languishing at the back of the field after his stall, and Bradley after contact with Evans.[30]

Merhi then set his sights on Nasr, trying on two successive laps at Lisboa, before yellow flags halted his challenge for a time as Félix da Costa's car was recovered, and also due to the debris from the Bradley-Evans collision.[30] The race's overtaking was curtailed on the eighth lap, as Eriksson put his Motopark car into the barriers at Police, and as such, the race ended under the safety car. Wittmann thus took victory and pole position for the Grand Prix itself, and would be joined on the front row by Nasr after holding off Merhi's advances. Merhi completed the podium, ahead of Bottas, who finished fourth ahead of Huertas, Juncadella, Vanthoor, Abt, Sato and van Asseldonk, the last quartet gaining positions after Asmer slowed.[31] Outside the top ten, Yamauchi finished eleventh ahead of Sekiguchi, Buller, Foresti, Stanaway, Lloyd, Jaafar, Asmer, Magnussen, Sainz, Rosenqvist and Evans rounded out the 22 classified finishers.[29][31]

Main Race[edit]

Prior to the start, Yasuda pulled into the pits with mechanical issues,[32] and retired; reducing the field to 28 as Eriksson failed to start the race after his crash during the Qualification Race. The front row of Wittmann and Nasr made decent starts but chaos ensued behind. Merhi stalled in third position, which caused the remainder of the field to scramble for any open spaces that were available to them. Vanthoor clipped the front of Merhi's car which sent him spinning across the track and eventually collected his team-mate Abt, with both out on the spot.[32] Merhi was not out of trouble for long as Stanaway rammed into the back of him, with Stanaway out on the spot and Merhi, who made it back to the pits, eventually retired with a damaged rear wing and suspension damage.[32] Wittmann held the lead to Lisboa with Bottas, Juncadella and Nasr all in close proximity to the Signature driver's car. Fifth-placed Huertas was not so fortunate in making it round Lisboa unscathed, spinning in front of the pack, and pinning Sato in behind him.

Ultimately, the safety car was called for due to the extensive debris that was remaining on the pit straight. Racing resumed at the end of lap 3, with Wittmann holding onto the lead from Bottas, despite pressure all the way to Lisboa from the pit straight. Juncadella and Nasr fell in behind, with Yamauchi completing the top five. Nasr moved ahead of Bottas by the end of the fourth lap, with Bottas not lasting much longer in the race. On the run to Lisboa, Nasr, Bottas and Juncadella were three-wide on the straight with Bottas braking the latest for Lisboa, but clipped the barrier on the outside of the corner, causing damage to the left side of his car, and retired from the race. Juncadella took advantage of Nasr being slightly slowed in the corner and moved into second place. Evans also exited the race with braking issues. Wittmann extended his lead to three seconds over Juncadella but that was nullified after Rosenqvist hit the barriers at Faraway.[5]

"I was quite lucky with the safety car, and I didn't really expect to win, but this feeling is amazing. I still can't believe it. I think the key was doing what I heard from one guy before the start. He said the thing is to stay out of trouble on the first lap - so I did that. Yesterday I was thinking to attack a lot in the first moments, but staying out of trouble in tight moments was the key for winning this race. So when the second safety car came and I was second, I knew I had my chance. My top speed was really good today and I could overtake Marco [Wittmann]. But I had to really concentrate when I overtook him under braking, because I nearly crashed into the wall. I cannot believe how lucky I am to win this race. When I was in first place on that lap [when he took the lead], I had never made so many mistakes in my life. I was lucky that the guy in P2, I think it was [Yuhi] Sekiguchi, was not really a serious contender for the win. So I pushed really hard in the second sector and I made so many mistakes as I was shaking in the car, honestly. I tried to stay calm and concentrate on pushing a lot in the second sector, so Felipe [Nasr] could not get close to the slipstream. Then the safety car came out and it was all over. On the last lap with the safety car I have never cried that much in my life!"

Daniel Juncadella, after becoming the first Spaniard to win the Macau Grand Prix.[33]

At the next restart, Wittmann did not hold the lead like he had done previously; such was the slipstream of the other cars, that Wittmann finished the tenth lap in fifth place.[34] Juncadella took the lead, with Sekiguchi moving into second place almost unnoticed, barging his way past Nasr into Lisboa, with van Asseldonk following close behind. Nasr eventually found his way back past Sekiguchi into second place, and after closing back in on van Asseldonk, Wittmann reeled off times in the 2:12 bracket even while passing the Hitech driver. Wittmann then set the fastest lap of the race on lap 13, while passing Sekiguchi for third place. Just like in the Qualification Race, the race was finished under neutralised safety car conditions after two separate incidents on lap 14 of the race. At the Mandarin, Yamauchi made an error after being passed by Foresti, and caused a chain reaction within the next few cars to approach the incident. Magnussen was trying to pass Buller, and went over the back over his car at 165 mph (266 km/h), flying into the catch-fencing on the outside of the circuit, but escaped with just a left knee injury.[34][35] Lloyd braked to avoid the incident but was hit from behind by Sainz; as a result, Lloyd was taken to the circuit's medical centre for a checkup.[5] Sims was also involved, and retired as well.

As such, Juncadella held on to the end and became the first Spanish driver to win the Grand Prix. Nasr held second to the end, holding off Wittmann's ever-increasing pressure that was eventually negated by the appearance of the safety car. Sekiguchi finished in fourth place ahead of van Asseldonk, both having been a part of the lead group during the race. Buller survived unscathed from the incident with Magnussen to finish in sixth place, team-mate Foresti, also after a close call, was seventh ahead of Jaafar. The top ten was rounded out by Bradley and Fong, both of whom had started the race outside the top 20.[36] Outside the top ten, Fantin finished eleventh having moved up eighteen from his start position, and finished ahead of Sato, with Huertas 13th ahead of Magnussen, Yamauchi, Lloyd, Sainz, Sims and Asmer, the six drivers who retired in the closing stages, and the sextet rounded out the 19 classified finishers.[36]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

  • Qualifying was split into two sessions, both of which being 30 minutes. One session was held on 17 November and another was held on 18 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 Germany Marco Wittmann Signature 2:30.535 2 2:12.790 1 1
2 11 Spain Roberto Merhi Prema Powerteam 2:28.860 1 2:12.854 2 + 0.064 81
3 22 Portugal António Félix da Costa Hitech Racing 2:31.901 8 2:13.115 3 + 0.325 2
4 26 Finland Valtteri Bottas Double R Racing 2:35.877 27 2:13.192 4 + 0.402 3
5 15 United Kingdom Alexander Sims TOM'S 2:31.306 5 2:13.407 5 + 0.617 4
6 7 Brazil Felipe Nasr Carlin 2:30.639 3 2:13.429 6 + 0.639 5
7 8 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Carlin 2:33.281 14 2:13.518 7 + 0.728 292
8 19 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Mücke Motorsport 2:32.457 10 2:13.528 8 + 0.738 303
9 9 Colombia Carlos Huertas Carlin 2:34.675 22 2:13.704 9 + 0.914 6
10 20 Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi Mücke Motorsport 2:31.634 6 2:13.850 10 + 1.060 7
11 2 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor Signature 2:33.881 18 2:13.973 11 + 1.183 94
12 25 Estonia Marko Asmer Double R Racing 2:33.866 17 2:14.011 12 + 1.221 124
13 4 Colombia Carlos Muñoz Signature 2:34.278 21 2:14.020 13 + 1.230 134
14 12 Spain Daniel Juncadella Prema Powerteam 2:30.867 4 2:14.064 14 + 1.274 114
15 28 Japan Kimiya Sato Motopark 2:32.891 12 2:14.246 15 + 1.456 10
16 21 Brazil Pietro Fantin Hitech Racing 2:36.057 28 2:14.415 16 + 1.625 14
17 10 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar Carlin 2:33.588 16 2:14.477 17 + 1.687 15
18 5 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Signature 2:34.744 24 2:14.511 18 + 1.721 194
19 3 Germany Daniel Abt Signature 2:33.428 15 2:14.513 19 + 1.723 16
20 23 Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk Hitech Racing 2:31.891 7 2:14.591 20 + 1.801 17
21 32 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Van Amersfoort Racing 2:32.996 13 2:14.625 21 + 1.835 18
22 17 United Kingdom William Buller Fortec Motorsport 2:32.295 9 2:14.649 22 + 1.859 20
23 14 Japan Hideki Yamauchi Toda Racing 2:34.725 23 2:14.863 23 + 2.073 21
24 30 United Kingdom Hywel Lloyd Sino Vision Racing 2:34.750 25 2:15.022 24 + 2.232 22
25 18 Brazil Lucas Foresti Fortec Motorsport 2:32.551 11 2:15.061 25 + 2.271 23
26 16 United Kingdom Richard Bradley TOM'S 2:36.823 29 2:15.855 26 + 3.065 24
27 29 Hong Kong Adderly Fong Sino Vision Racing 2:34.273 20 2:16.666 27 + 3.876 25
28 6 Japan Hironobu Yasuda ThreeBond Racing 2:42.441 30 2:22.302 28 + 9.512 265
110% qualifying time: 2:26.069[37]
29 27 Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Motopark 2:34.034 19 2:55.360 29 + 21.244 276
30 24 New Zealand Mitch Evans Double R Racing 2:35.133 26 no time + 22.343 286
Bold time indicates the faster of the two times that determined the grid order.
Notes
1.^ – Merhi was dropped seven places on the grid for causing a collision with Felix Rosenqvist.[26]
2.^ – Magnussen started at the back of the grid, after ignoring yellow flags during first qualifying.[16]
3.^ – Rosenqvist started at the back of the grid, behind Magnussen, after overtaking under yellow flags and an incident in free practice.[16]
4.^ – Muñoz, Vanthoor, Sainz, Asmer and Juncadella were given three-place grid penalties for the qualification race, for illegally crossing the pit lane exit line.[16][22]
5.^ – Yasuda was penalised six places for illegally crossing the pit lane exit line twice.[16]
6.^ – Despite not setting a qualifying time within 110% of polesitter Wittmann's time, Eriksson and Evans were allowed to race at the stewards' discretion.[26]

Qualification Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 1 Germany Marco Wittmann Signature 10 25:03.719 1
2 7 Brazil Felipe Nasr Carlin 10 + 0.867 5
3 11 Spain Roberto Merhi Prema Powerteam 10 + 3.483 8
4 26 Finland Valtteri Bottas Double R Racing 10 + 4.270 3
5 9 Colombia Carlos Huertas Carlin 10 + 4.850 6
6 12 Spain Daniel Juncadella Prema Powerteam 10 + 5.381 11
7 2 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor Signature 10 + 6.512 9
8 3 Germany Daniel Abt Signature 10 + 7.228 16
9 28 Japan Kimiya Sato Motopark 10 + 8.154 10
10 23 Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk Hitech Racing 10 + 9.337 17
11 14 Japan Hideki Yamauchi Toda Racing 10 + 10.200 21
12 20 Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi Mücke Motorsport 10 + 10.789 7
13 17 United Kingdom William Buller Fortec Motorsport 10 + 11.086 20
14 18 Brazil Lucas Foresti Fortec Motorsport 10 + 11.517 23
15 32 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Van Amersfoort Racing 10 + 12.167 18
16 30 United Kingdom Hywel Lloyd Sino Vision Racing 10 + 12.888 22
17 10 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar Carlin 10 + 13.967 15
18 25 Estonia Marko Asmer Double R Racing 10 + 14.933 12
19 8 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Carlin 10 + 15.558 29
20 5 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Signature 10 + 16.388 19
21 19 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Mücke Motorsport 10 + 16.924 30
22 24 New Zealand Mitch Evans Double R Racing 10 + 18.601 28
Ret 27 Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Motopark 7 Accident 27
Ret 29 Hong Kong Adderly Fong Sino Vision Racing 6 Accident 25
Ret 16 United Kingdom Richard Bradley TOM'S 5 Collision 24
Ret 22 Portugal António Félix da Costa Hitech Racing 4 Gearbox 2
Ret 6 Japan Hironobu Yasuda ThreeBond Racing 3 Engine 26
Ret 4 Colombia Carlos Muñoz Signature 1 Clutch 13
Ret 21 Brazil Pietro Fantin Hitech Racing 0 Accident 14
DNS 15 United Kingdom Alexander Sims TOM'S Accident damage 4
Fastest lap: Roberto Merhi, 2:13.654, 164.844 km/h (102.429 mph) on lap 7[1]
The race finished under neutralised safety car conditions.

Main Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 12 Spain Daniel Juncadella Prema Powerteam 15 42:17.099 6
2 7 Brazil Felipe Nasr Carlin 15 + 0.359 2
3 1 Germany Marco Wittmann Signature 15 + 0.662 1
4 20 Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi Mücke Motorsport 15 + 1.378 12
5 23 Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk Hitech Racing 15 + 2.128 10
6 17 United Kingdom William Buller Fortec Motorsport 15 + 3.301 13
7 18 Brazil Lucas Foresti Fortec Motorsport 15 + 3.860 14
8 10 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar Carlin 15 + 4.062 17
9 16 United Kingdom Richard Bradley TOM'S 15 + 4.595 25
10 29 Hong Kong Adderly Fong Sino Vision Racing 15 + 4.819 24
11 21 Brazil Pietro Fantin Hitech Racing 15 + 5.551 30
12 28 Japan Kimiya Sato Motopark 15 + 6.534 9
13 9 Colombia Carlos Huertas Carlin 15 + 8.336 5
14 8 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Carlin 13 Collision 19
15 14 Japan Hideki Yamauchi Toda Racing 13 Collision 11
16 30 United Kingdom Hywel Lloyd Sino Vision Racing 13 Collision 16
17 5 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Signature 13 Collision 20
18 15 United Kingdom Alexander Sims TOM'S 13 Collision 29
19 25 Estonia Marko Asmer Double R Racing 13 Engine 18
Ret 22 Portugal António Félix da Costa Hitech Racing 12 Wheel 26
Ret 4 Colombia Carlos Muñoz Signature 9 Accident 28
Ret 19 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Mücke Motorsport 6 Accident 21
Ret 26 Finland Valtteri Bottas Double R Racing 4 Accident 4
Ret 24 New Zealand Mitch Evans Double R Racing 4 Brakes 22
Ret 11 Spain Roberto Merhi Prema Powerteam 1 Collision damage 3
Ret 3 Germany Daniel Abt Signature 0 Collision 8
Ret 32 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Van Amersfoort Racing 0 Collision 15
Ret 2 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor Signature 0 Collision 7
Ret 6 Japan Hironobu Yasuda ThreeBond Racing 0 Engine 27
DNS 27 Sweden Jimmy Eriksson Motopark Accident damage 23
Fastest lap: Marco Wittmann, 2:12.146, 166.725 km/h (103.598 mph) on lap 13[2]
Source:[5][6][32]
The race finished under neutralised safety car conditions.

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