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2012 Macau Grand Prix

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Race details
Guia Circuit en.svg
Date 17–18 November 2012
Official name 59th 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: Cloudy; air 21 °C (70 °F),[1] track 22 °C (72 °F)[2]
Main Race: Cloudy; air 20.1 °C (68.2 °F), track 22.7 °C (72.9 °F)[3]
Qualifying Race
Pole
Driver United Kingdom Alex Lynn Fortec Motorsport
Time 2:13.122
Fastest Lap
Driver Spain Daniel Juncadella Prema Powerteam
Time 2:13.718 (on lap 4)
Podium
First Portugal António Félix da Costa Carlin
Second Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Mücke Motorsport
Third United Kingdom Alex Lynn Fortec Motorsport
Main Race
Pole
Driver Portugal António Félix da Costa Carlin
Fastest Lap
Driver Portugal António Félix da Costa Carlin
Time 2:13.507 (on lap 11)
Podium
First Portugal António Félix da Costa Carlin
Second Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Mücke Motorsport
Third United Kingdom Alex Lynn Fortec Motorsport

The 2012 Macau Grand Prix Formula Three was a motor race for Formula Three cars that was held on the streets of Macau on 18 November 2012. Unlike other races, such as the Pau Grand Prix, the 2012 Macau Grand Prix was not a part of any Formula Three championship, but was open to entries from all Formula Three championships. The race itself was made up of two races: a ten-lap qualifying race that decided the starting grid for the fifteen-lap main race. The 2012 race was the 59th running of the Macau Grand Prix, the 30th race for Formula Three cars, and was supported by the World Touring Car Championship Guia Race of Macau.

The Grand Prix was won by Portuguese driver António Félix da Costa from pole position, having won the event's qualification race the previous afternoon. Félix da Costa led every lap of the meeting, to take Carlin's first victory in Macau since Takuma Sato won the 2001 edition of the race. Second place went to Felix Rosenqvist, competing for Mücke Motorsport, while the podium was completed by the highest-placed rookie driver, Alex Lynn for Fortec Motorsport.

Entry list[edit]

In order to compete at the Macau Grand Prix, drivers had to compete in any Formula Three championship race during the calendar year, rather than an FIA-regulated championship meeting like previous years. This rule was relaxed due to new sporting regulations introduced by the race's organising committee, with only Dallara's new F312 chassis being eligible to race in the event.[4] Within the 30-car grid of the event, each of the major Formula Three series were represented by their respective champion. Defending race winner Daniel Juncadella,[5] the Euro Series and FIA European Formula 3 champion, was joined in Macau by British champion Jack Harvey, German series winner Jimmy Eriksson and Japanese champion Ryō Hirakawa.[6]

Five drivers who mainly competed in other series outside of Formula Three in 2012 also became eligible for the Macau race meeting: GP2 Series racer Felipe Nasr and European Le Mans Series driver Alexander Sims competed in the Euro Series – at Hockenheim,[7] and the Nürburgring respectively[8] – to become eligible, while GP3 Series runner-up Daniel Abt competed in the German Formula Three meeting at Spa-Francorchamps to prepare for Macau.[9] Multiple GP3 and Formula Renault 3.5 race-winner António Félix da Costa and Formula Three debutant Kevin Korjus – another Formula Renault 3.5 competitor – had to wait until their main series campaigns had concluded before sealing their eligibility; they both competed in the MotorSport Vision Formula Three Cup, a second-tier Formula Three series in the United Kingdom, in its season-ending round at Snetterton.[10]

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

The 2012 Macau Grand Prix was the 59th running of the event and the 30th time the race was held to Formula Three regulations. It took place on the 6.2-kilometre (3.9 mi) twenty-two turn Guia Circuit on 18 November 2012 with three preceding days of practice and qualifying.[11]

The Macau Grand Prix was started in 1954 by local car enthusiasts as a treasure hunt around the streets of the city,[12] but shortly after, it was suggested that the hunt's track could host a professional racing event for local motor enthusiasts.[13] The event was first entered on the FIA's international motor racing calendar in 1960 and the regulations were amended to allow sports and grand touring cars to compete. The Grand Prix attracted further exposure amongst professional racing teams following the victory of Mauro Bianchi in the 1966 edition. Formula Pacific regulations were introduced in 1977. Seven years later, organisers decided that since the category was becoming obsolete, the race would be held to Formula Three rules.[13] This decision has seen the race's reputation in the motorsport world increase rapidly, with the event attracting the best young drivers from around the world,[12] and competitors consider the event as a place where reputations are forged.[14] Macau is also considered a stepping stone to higher class racing categories such as Formula One.[15]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Nasr set the fastest time for Carlin in the 45-minute first free practice session that was held – in cloudy conditions – prior to the first qualifying session, setting a lap time over two tenths of a second quicker than anyone else at the Guia Circuit.[16] His closest challenger was Mücke Motorsport's Felix Rosenqvist ahead of three of Nasr's Carlin teammates: Félix da Costa, Carlos Sainz Jr. and William Buller.[16] Defending champion Juncadella was sixth for Prema Powerteam, ahead of the best-placed Macau debutant Pascal Wehrlein. Japanese series champion Hirakawa (RSS) caused the only red flag of the session by crashing heavily at R Bend,[17] while five other drivers – all rookies with the exception of T-Sport driver Sims – also encountered incidents during the session.[16]

"It's obviously really great to get provisional pole but obviously tomorrow is another day where everything could change. The weather could play its part but we'll just have to take it as it comes. The track got quicker as the session went on and I was able to get my lap in at the end at the perfect time. I feel in tune with the car and I'm looking forward to seeing what the rest of the weekend brings us."
António Félix da Costa, after setting the fastest time during the first qualifying session held on Thursday.[18]

Qualifying was split into two sessions, both of which were 30 minutes. One session was held on 15 November and another was held on 16 November, with the best times of each driver counting towards the starting order for the qualifying race.[19] The first qualifying session saw Félix da Costa come out on top, by just 0.02 seconds ahead of Rosenqvist, with Sainz another thousandth of a second in arrears in third place.[20][21] Alex Lynn, in his last appearance for Fortec Motorsport before moving to the Prema Powerteam in 2013,[22] was best rookie in fourth place having held the lead of the session at one point,[21] while Juncadella rounded out the top five.[21] Nasr finished the session in sixth place ahead of Sims and Prema Powerteam's Raffaele Marciello – the winner of the other invitational Formula Three race held on a street circuit, at Pau in France – with Félix Serrallés and Wehrlein rounding out the top ten.[23] Following them were Abt, Tom Blomqvist with Pipo Derani and Hannes van Asseldonk provisionally lining up on row seven. Buller, a former Formula BMW Pacific winner at Macau, was next up ahead of Harry Tincknell, Jazeman Jaafar, Harvey, Sven Müller and Korjus.[20] Andrea Roda caused the session's only red flag by crashing at the Reservoir Bend corner.[23] Hirakawa did not complete a lap during qualifying, as his car was still being repaired after his earlier incident during the first free practice session.[20] For weighing incidents during free practice, Hirakawa and Andrea Roda were each given three-place grid penalties.[23]

"Fortec put a lot of effort into all of us, we were on the simulator all the time, having meetings, going through video data every week. It was a pretty massive amount of prep, but I didn't come here with any expectations at all. I just clicked with the track, I'm not sure why. Yesterday afternoon we were pretty solid, and it's been a great day today. My honest expectations were to finish the race and finish in the top 10, and that would be a great achievement. Obviously we're in a good position to better that but I'm not going to change my approach. It's a one-off event and I'm going to give it everything I can. I'll be surprised if I can win tomorrow's qualification race. I've got so many great guys behind me and they'll probably show me how it's done, but who knows what we can do."
Alex Lynn, after becoming the first rookie Macau pole-sitter since Kamui Kobayashi in 2006.[24][25]

In the second 45-minute practice session, Rosenqvist set a benchmark in the opening third of the session and the time ultimately held to the conclusion of it,[26] with Juncadella and Félix da Costa marginally behind in second and third places respectively.[27] Korjus continued his progression up the time-sheets with the fourth-fastest time, while Sainz completed the top five in the session ahead of Wehrlein,[27] the best of the rookies. The session had to be stopped once due to a problem with one of the circuit's catch-fences, although Nasr brushed the wall en route to the tenth fastest time,[27] while Yuichi Nakayama and Luís Sá Silva both crashed within the final five minutes of the session,[26] leaving their TOM'S and Angola Racing teams with repair work to be carried out before the second qualifying session.[27]

The second qualifying session was delayed by 15 minutes[28] due to an incident during qualifying for the CTM Macau Touring Car Cup race, in which 2011 Road Sport Challenge race winner Phillip Yau was killed.[29] When the session did start, the anticipated rain showers had not materialised, and Nasr moved to the top of the time-sheets before the first of three red flags for a crash by Serrallés.[28] For a time, track conditions were slippery due to fluids that had to be cleaned up from Serrallés' accident. Juncadella recorded the fastest time midway through the session, with a time just one thousandth slower than Félix da Costa's Thursday best.[30] Félix da Costa's time was eventually beaten by Lynn, taking almost three tenths of a second off the previous best time just prior to a second red flag after Lucas Auer crashed.[28] The session was eventually abandoned after a third red flag with around two minutes remaining when Nasr crashed at R Bend.[30] Thus, Lynn became the first rookie since Kamui Kobayashi in 2006 to take pole position at Macau,[24] doing so by 0.278 seconds ahead of Félix da Costa, who achieved a front-row grid start for the second successive year. Juncadella moved into third place – keeping his position despite failing a fuel sample test[31] – ahead of Rosenqvist and Sainz, with Nasr remaining sixth ahead of Tincknell, Wehrlein and Abt, who all moved up from their Thursday provisional grid slots. The top ten was completed by Marciello; behind him, the top twenty qualifiers were rounded off by van Asseldonk, Derani, Harvey, Sims, Serrallés, Blomqvist, Buller, Yuichi Yamauchi, Jaafar, Müller Hirakawa and Roda's grid penalties were effectively rendered meaningless as they qualified at the rear of the grid.[28][30] Korjus, Nakayama and Roda each received penalties after second qualifying; Roda was demoted ten for an engine change, while Korjus and Nakayama each dropped one spot for irregularities in the pit lane.[32]

Qualification Race[edit]

"I've felt really confident this whole weekend, we've proven today that we have great pace and we're able to break the tow to the car behind easily. The plan is going to be the same for tomorrow as today – although you can't predict anything around here. Today was another strong day for the team who have done an amazing job with not only my car but also the others. It's been a really good day for me."
Race-winner António Félix da Costa reflecting on his race, and looking ahead to the Grand Prix itself.[33]

Prior to the start of the race, Serrallés started from the rear of the field due to an engine change after his qualifying crash, while Korjus failed to get away from the dummy grid on the parade lap. He did start the race, albeit, from the pit lane.[34] On the grid, it was Rosenqvist that made the best start from the second row and managed to take the lead away from a slow-starting Lynn.[34] Félix da Costa also moved ahead of Lynn into second place, before slipstreaming up behind Rosenqvist and was able to move ahead of him under braking for Lisboa turn. Behind, Sainz made a similar move on Juncadella for fourth place at the same corner, while later on the lap, Tincknell also made a move on Juncadella to demote the defending race-winner to sixth place. The top six drivers remained in the same order until the fourth lap, when Juncadella made it back past Tincknell.[34] Further down the field, Nakayama became the race's first retirement by crashing out at Lisboa corner.[32]

At the front of the race, Félix da Costa was maintaining a slim lead over Rosenqvist, at around one second with Lynn a further few seconds in arrears.[32] Sainz was leading a group of drivers in fourth place, with Juncadella, Tincknell and Wehrlein in close attendance.[34] Juncadella set the qualifiation race's fastest time on the fourth lap, completing a circuit in two minutes 13.718 seconds.[1] Ultimately, it was Félix da Costa that took victory by 1.5 seconds[35] and pole position for the Grand Prix itself,[32] and was joined on the front row by Rosenqvist, while Lynn completed the podium after a quiet race. Behind him, Sainz managed to hold off the others in his group to finish fourth ahead of Juncadella, Tincknell, Wehrlein, van Asseldonk, Nasr and Sims.[36] Outside the top ten, Marciello finished eleventh ahead of Harvey, Derani, Buller, Abt, Yamauchi, Blomqvist, Jaafar, Mitchell Gilbert, Korjus, Auer, Sá Silva, Hirakawa, Dennis van de Laar and Lucas Wolf rounded out the 26 classified finishers.[34][36] Joining Nakayama on the sidelines were crashers Serrallés (at Paiol on lap seven), Roda (at Lisboa on lap nine) and Müller, who also crashed on the ninth lap at Police corner.[32]

Main Race[edit]

Weather conditions for the start of the main race were cloudy with an air temperature of 20.1 °C (68.2 °F) and a track temperature of 22.7 °C (72.9 °F).[3] For the second day running, it was Rosenqvist that made the best start out of the front-runners, taking the lead from Félix da Costa on the run to the Mandarin corner,[37], but Félix da Costa regained the lead under braking for Lisboa turn in a carbon-copy move to his first lap start in the qualification race.[38] Behind, Sainz made a slow getaway from fourth place, while Sims stalled several rows behind him. The field made it cleanly out of Lisboa corner, before Sá Silva spun at the top of San Francisco Hill turn and nearly blocked the circuit while trying to return his car to the direction of the track.[39] Around the next corner, Wolf became the race's first retirement as slight contact sent him into the barriers on the outside of Maternity Bend turn.[37] Ultimately, the marshals had trouble extricating his car from the barriers and would eventually cause the race to be neutralised under safety car conditions; however, this did not occur for two further racing laps. Two more drivers suffered race-ending incidents during this time-frame, as van Asseldonk parked his Prema car in the Lisboa barriers on lap two while Juncadella hit the barriers at R Bend on the same lap.[39] He was able to slowly make his way around another full lap, before retiring to the pit lane with suspension failure.[40]

Racing resumed at the end of the sixth lap, with Félix da Costa holding onto the lead from Rosenqvist, despite pressure all the way to Lisboa turn from the pit straight. Lynn and Wehrlein fell in behind, with Nasr completing the top five, while Derani moved past Marciello for seventh place with a move down the inside under braking for Lisboa corner and later got the better of teammate Tincknell for sixth position.[39] At the front, Félix da Costa had enough of an advantage to just about negate any threat that Rosenqvist could have made with the slipstream while Lynn continued his Macau initiation with a solid third place with Wehrlein doing likewise in fourth. Down the order, Harvey was another retiree in the pit lane due to front wing damage suffered on his Carlin car.[39] The top five continued in their positions as the laps were continually racked off; with two laps to go, Hirakawa crashed at R Bend and was collected by Auer and left extensive debris from the corner all the way to the start-finish line. The safety car was not called for, but yellow flags were in effect until the end through that section of the course.[37] Da Costa recorded the fastest lap of the main race on lap 11, completing a circuit in two minutes and 13.507 seconds.[41]

"Every lap we were on the limit. I have to thank my team. They put this amazing package together. There are so many good names on the [winner's] list, and my name is there too now. It was tight between all of us, but always fair, and I think we put on a really good show out there."
António Félix da Costa on becoming the winner of the 30th Formula Three Macau Grand Prix.[40]

Sá Silva and van de Laar came to grief on the final lap under braking for Lisboa corner; the cars of the two drivers touched wheels and sent them into retirement, although both drivers were ultimately classified in 23rd and 24th respectively.[37] But, on his third appearance in Macau,[42] it was Félix da Costa's victory, leading at the end of each of the 25 racing laps to have been completed over the weekend,[37] achieving Carlin's first victory in Macau since Takuma Sato triumphed in the 2001 edition.[39] Rosenqvist finished second once again, 1.5 seconds in arrears,[43] while Lynn completed the podium in a repeat of Saturday's top three placings.[37] The race organisers played out the wrong national anthem for the winner Félix da Costa, but after several minutes, A Portuguesa, the Portuguese national anthem, played out in the former Portuguese colony.[39] Off the podium, Wehrlein finished in fourth place ahead of Nasr,[37] both having been distanced by the lead group during the race.[41] Derani took sixth place, having started thirteenth, ahead of Sainz and Marciello. The top ten was rounded out by British pairing Tincknell and Buller.[44] Outside the top ten, Eriksson finished eleventh having moved up six from his start position, and finished ahead of Abt, with Korjus 13th ahead of Yamauchi, Sims, Jaafar, Blomqvist, Gilbert, Müller, Serrallés, Nakayama, Roda and the two drivers who retired in the closing stages – Sá Silva and van de Laar – rounded out the 24 classified finishers.[41]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Q1 Time Rank Q2 Time Rank Gap Grid
1 14 United Kingdom Lynn, AlexAlex Lynn Fortec Motorsport 2:13.718 4 2:13.122 1 1
2 7 Portugal Félix da Costa, AntónioAntónio Félix da Costa Carlin 2:13.400 1 2:13.663 6 + 0.278 2
3 1 Spain Juncadella, DanielDaniel Juncadella Prema Powerteam 2:13.800 5 2:13.401 2 + 0.279 3
4 22 Sweden Rosenqvist, FelixFelix Rosenqvist Mücke Motorsport 2:13.420 2 2:13.656 5 + 0.298 4
5 8 Spain Sainz Jr., CarlosCarlos Sainz Jr. Carlin 2:13.421 3 2:13.666 7 + 0.299 5
6 5 Brazil Nasr, FelipeFelipe Nasr Carlin 2:14.076 6 2:13.556 3 + 0.434 6
7 15 United Kingdom Tincknell, HarryHarry Tincknell Fortec Motorsport 2:14.975 16 2:13.577 4 + 0.455 7
8 23 Germany Wehrlein, PascalPascal Wehrlein Mücke Motorsport 2:14.397 10 2:13.721 8 + 0.599 8
9 6 Germany Abt, DanielDaniel Abt Carlin 2:14.433 11 2:13.758 9 + 0.636 9
10 2 Italy Marciello, RaffaeleRaffaele Marciello Prema Powerteam 2:14.266 8 2:13.789 10 + 0.667 10
11 4 Netherlands van Asseldonk, HannesHannes van Asseldonk Prema Powerteam 2:14.837 14 2:13.885 11 + 0.763 11
12 16 Brazil Derani, PipoPipo Derani Fortec Motorsport 2:14.819 13 2:14.068 12 + 0.946 12
13 10 United Kingdom Harvey, JackJack Harvey Carlin 2:15.562 18 2:14.082 13 + 0.960 13
14 28 United Kingdom Sims, AlexanderAlexander Sims ThreeBond with T-Sport 2:14.085 7 2:14.848 17 + 0.963 14
15 12 Puerto Rico Serrallés, FélixFélix Serrallés Fortec Motorsport 2:14.366 9 2:18.694 30 + 1.244 301
16 31 United Kingdom Blomqvist, TomTom Blomqvist EuroInternational 2:14.798 12 2:14.648 14 + 1.526 15
17 9 United Kingdom Buller, WilliamWilliam Buller Carlin 2:14.855 15 2:14.744 15 + 1.622 16
18 21 Japan Yamauchi, HidekiHideki Yamauchi B-Max Engineering 2:16.461 22 2:14.790 16 + 1.668 17
19 17 Malaysia Jaafar, JazemanJazeman Jaafar TOM'S 2:15.200 17 2:15.055 18 + 1.933 18
20 3 Germany Müller, SvenSven Müller Prema Powerteam 2:15.625 19 2:15.391 19 + 2.269 19
21 19 Estonia Korjus, KevinKevin Korjus Double R Racing 2:15.768 20 2:16.720 26 + 2.646 212
22 24 Australia Gilbert, MitchellMitchell Gilbert Mücke Motorsport 2:16.714 23 2:15.804 20 + 2.682 20
23 18 Japan Nakayama, YuichiYuichi Nakayama TOM'S 2:17.705 26 2:15.870 21 + 2.748 233
24 20 Sweden Eriksson, JimmyJimmy Eriksson Double R Racing 2:16.062 21 2:16.015 22 + 2.893 22
25 29 Austria Auer, LucasLucas Auer Van Amersfoort Racing 2:16.845 24 2:16.187 23 + 3.065 24
26 30 Netherlands van de Laar, DennisDennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort Racing 2:19.335 29 2:16.559 24 + 3.437 25
27 27 Angola Sá Silva, LuísLuís Sá Silva Angola Racing Team 2:18.004 27 2:16.624 25 + 3.502 26
28 32 Germany Wolf, LucasLucas Wolf URD Rennsport 2:17.672 25 2:16.766 27 + 3.644 27
29 11 Japan Hirakawa, RyōRyō Hirakawa KCMG by RSS no time 2:17.151 28 + 4.029 284
30 25 Italy Roda, AndreaAndrea Roda Jo Zeller Racing 2:18.140 28 2:18.152 29 + 5.018 295
110% qualifying time: 2:26.434[45]
Bold time indicates the faster of the two times that determined the grid order.
Notes
^1  – Serrallés started from the back of the grid, after an engine change.[34]
^2  – Korjus was given a one-place grid penalty for infringing pit safety regulations.[32]
^3  – Nakayama was also given a one-place grid penalty for infringing pit safety regulations.[32]
^4  – Hirakawa was given a three-place grid penalty, for weighing irregularities during the first free practice session.[23]
^5  – Roda was given a three-place grid penalty, for weighing irregularities during the first free practice session.[23] He was later given a further grid drop of ten places, for an engine change.[32]

Qualification Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 7 Portugal Félix da Costa, AntónioAntónio Félix da Costa Carlin 10 22:31.290 2
2 22 Sweden Rosenqvist, FelixFelix Rosenqvist Mücke Motorsport 10 +1.559 4
3 14 United Kingdom Lynn, AlexAlex Lynn Fortec Motorsport 10 +4.567 1
4 8 Spain Sainz Jr., CarlosCarlos Sainz Jr. Carlin 10 +7.638 5
5 1 Spain Juncadella, DanielDaniel Juncadella Prema Powerteam 10 +8.460 3
6 15 United Kingdom Tincknell, HarryHarry Tincknell Fortec Motorsport 10 +10.427 7
7 23 Germany Wehrlein, PascalPascal Wehrlein Mücke Motorsport 10 +11.452 8
8 4 Netherlands van Asseldonk, HannesHannes van Asseldonk Prema Powerteam 10 +12.264 11
9 5 Brazil Nasr, FelipeFelipe Nasr Carlin 10 +13.243 6
10 28 United Kingdom Sims, AlexanderAlexander Sims ThreeBond with T-Sport 10 +14.439 14
11 2 Italy Marciello, RaffaeleRaffaele Marciello Prema Powerteam 10 +16.747 10
12 10 United Kingdom Harvey, JackJack Harvey Carlin 10 +18.291 13
13 16 Brazil Derani, PipoPipo Derani Fortec Motorsport 10 +21.565 12
14 9 United Kingdom Buller, WilliamWilliam Buller Carlin 10 +22.296 16
15 6 Germany Abt, DanielDaniel Abt Carlin 10 +24.338 9
16 21 Japan Yamauchi, HidekiHideki Yamauchi B-Max Engineering 10 +24.778 17
17 20 Sweden Eriksson, JimmyJimmy Eriksson Double R Racing 10 +30.092 22
18 31 United Kingdom Blomqvist, TomTom Blomqvist EuroInternational 10 +30.578 15
19 17 Malaysia Jaafar, JazemanJazeman Jaafar TOM'S 10 +32.945 18
20 24 Australia Gilbert, MitchellMitchell Gilbert Mücke Motorsport 10 +34.180 20
21 19 Estonia Korjus, KevinKevin Korjus Double R Racing 10 +40.698 21
22 29 Austria Auer, LucasLucas Auer Van Amersfoort Racing 10 +42.149 24
23 27 Angola Sá Silva, LuísLuís Sá Silva Angola Racing Team 10 +48.582 26
24 11 Japan Hirakawa, RyōRyō Hirakawa KCMG by RSS 10 +49.825 28
25 30 Netherlands van de Laar, DennisDennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort Racing 10 +50.579 25
26 32 Germany Wolf, LucasLucas Wolf URD Rennsport 10 +50.829 27
Ret 3 Germany Müller, SvenSven Müller Prema Powerteam 8 Accident 19
Ret 25 Italy Roda, AndreaAndrea Roda Jo Zeller Racing 8 Accident 29
Ret 12 Puerto Rico Serrallés, FélixFélix Serrallés Fortec Motorsport 6 Accident 30
Ret 18 Japan Nakayama, YuichiYuichi Nakayama TOM'S 3 Accident 23
Fastest lap: Daniel Juncadella, 2:13.718, 164.765 km/h (102.380 mph) on lap 4[1]
Source:[34][36]

Main Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 7 Portugal Félix da Costa, AntónioAntónio Félix da Costa Carlin 15 38:02.845 1
2 22 Sweden Rosenqvist, FelixFelix Rosenqvist Mücke Motorsport 15 +1.573 2
3 14 United Kingdom Lynn, AlexAlex Lynn Fortec Motorsport 15 +2.486 3
4 23 Germany Wehrlein, PascalPascal Wehrlein Mücke Motorsport 15 +3.471 7
5 5 Brazil Nasr, FelipeFelipe Nasr Carlin 15 +9.127 9
6 16 Brazil Derani, PipoPipo Derani Fortec Motorsport 15 +11.043 13
7 8 Spain Sainz Jr., CarlosCarlos Sainz Jr. Carlin 15 +11.417 4
8 2 Italy Marciello, RaffaeleRaffaele Marciello Prema Powerteam 15 +14.376 11
9 15 United Kingdom Tincknell, HarryHarry Tincknell Fortec Motorsport 15 +16.944 6
10 9 United Kingdom Buller, WilliamWilliam Buller Carlin 15 +21.650 14
11 20 Sweden Eriksson, JimmyJimmy Eriksson Double R Racing 15 +22.955 17
12 6 Germany Abt, DanielDaniel Abt Carlin 15 +24.025 15
13 19 Estonia Korjus, KevinKevin Korjus Double R Racing 15 +24.632 21
14 21 Japan Yamauchi, HidekiHideki Yamauchi B-Max Engineering 15 +26.502 16
15 28 United Kingdom Sims, AlexanderAlexander Sims ThreeBond with T-Sport 15 +26.757 10
16 17 Malaysia Jaafar, JazemanJazeman Jaafar TOM'S 15 +27.834 19
17 31 United Kingdom Blomqvist, TomTom Blomqvist EuroInternational 15 +28.565 18
18 24 Australia Gilbert, MitchellMitchell Gilbert Mücke Motorsport 15 +31.899 20
19 3 Germany Müller, SvenSven Müller Prema Powerteam 15 +32.744 27
20 12 Puerto Rico Serrallés, FélixFélix Serrallés Fortec Motorsport 15 +33.276 29
21 18 Japan Nakayama, YuichiYuichi Nakayama TOM'S 15 +47.525 30
22 25 Italy Roda, AndreaAndrea Roda Jo Zeller Racing 15 +59.222 28
23 27 Angola Sá Silva, LuísLuís Sá Silva Angola Racing Team 14 Collision 23
24 30 Netherlands van de Laar, DennisDennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort Racing 14 Collision 25
Ret 11 Japan Hirakawa, RyōRyō Hirakawa KCMG by RSS 12 Collision 24
Ret 29 Austria Auer, LucasLucas Auer Van Amersfoort Racing 12 Collision 22
Ret 10 United Kingdom Harvey, JackJack Harvey Carlin 12 Front wing 12
Ret 1 Spain Juncadella, DanielDaniel Juncadella Prema Powerteam 2 Suspension 5
Ret 4 Netherlands van Asseldonk, HannesHannes van Asseldonk Prema Powerteam 1 Accident 8
Ret 32 Germany Wolf, LucasLucas Wolf URD Rennsport 0 Collision 26
Fastest lap: António Félix da Costa, 2:13.507, 165.025 km/h (102.542 mph) on lap 11[41]
Source:[41][37]

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