2017 New Zealand Grand Prix

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2017 New Zealand Grand Prix
Race 3, Round 5 of 5 of the 2017 Toyota Racing Series
Manfeild Autocourse track map (New Zealand) clockwise.svg
Race details
Date 12 February 2017
Official name LXII New Zealand Grand Prix
Location Circuit Chris Amon, Feilding, New Zealand
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.033 km (1.885 mi)
Distance 35 laps, 106.16 km (65.96 mi)
Weather Fine
Pole position
Driver M2 Competition
Time 1:02.258
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Thomas Randle Victory Motor Racing
Time 1:03.426 on lap 14
Podium
First M2 Competition
Second M2 Competition
Third Victory Motor Racing

The 2017 New Zealand Grand Prix event for open wheel racing cars was held at Circuit Chris Amon near Feilding on 12 February 2017. It was the sixty-second New Zealand Grand Prix and fielded Toyota Racing Series cars. The event was also the third race of the fifth round of the 2017 Toyota Racing Series, the final race of the series.

Report[edit]

Practice[edit]

Session Day Fastest lap
No. Driver Team Time
Practice 1 Thursday 5 Brazil Pedro Piquet M2 Competition 1:03.244
Practice 2 22 Netherlands Richard Verschoor Giles Motorsport 1:03.122
Practice 3 Friday 49 Australia Thomas Randle Victory Motor Racing 1:02.826
Practice 4 65 United Kingdom Enaam Ahmed Giles Motorsport 1:02.878
Practice 5 49 Australia Thomas Randle Victory Motor Racing 1:02.416

Race 1[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Lap Grid
1 9 India Jehan Daruvala M2 Competition 1:02.474 1
2 5 Brazil Pedro Piquet M2 Competition 1:02.546 2
3 8 New Zealand Marcus Armstrong M2 Competition 1:02.553 3
4 22 Netherlands Richard Verschoor Giles Motorsport 1:02.662 4
5 26 Australia Harry Hayek Giles Motorsport 1:02.706 5
6 49 Australia Thomas Randle Victory Motor Racing 1:02.730 6
7 65 United Kingdom Enaam Ahmed Giles Motorsport 1:02.951 7
8 11 New Zealand Taylor Cockerton MTEC Motorsport 1:02.981 8
9 47 Germany Keyvan Andres Soori Giles Motorsport 1:02.982 9
10 3 New Zealand Brendon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 1:02.992 10
11 83 Canada Kami Laliberté M2 Competition 1:03.061 11
12 96 Australia Luis Leeds Giles Motorsport 1:03.074 12
13 51 United States Shelby Blackstock Victory Motor Racing 1:03.096 13
14 62 Austria Ferdinand Habsburg M2 Competition 1:03.128 14
15 24 India Ameya Vaidyanathan MTEC Motorsport 1:03.280 15
16 27 France Jean Baptiste Simmenauer M2 Competition 1:03.357 16
17 12 Brazil Christian Hahn Giles Motorsport 1:03.376 17
18 80 Russia Nikita Lastochkin Victory Motor Racing 1:03.506 18
19 33 United States Kory Enders MTEC Motorsport 1:03.635 19
- 10 France Thomas Neubauer MTEC Motorsport no time -
Source(s): [1]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time / Retired Grid
1 5 Brazil Pedro Piquet M2 Competition 20 22min 08.872sec 3
2 9 India Jehan Daruvala M2 Competition 20 + 3.453 s 1
3 9 New Zealand Marcus Armstrong M2 Competition 20 + 4.590 s 1
4 22 Netherlands Richard Verschoor Giles Motorsport 20 + 6.529 s 1
5 49 Australia Thomas Randle Victory Motor Racing 20 + 7.689 s 1
6 65 United Kingdom Enaam Ahmed Giles Motorsport 20 + 14.397 s 1
7 11 New Zealand Taylor Cockerton MTEC Motorsport 20 + 14.688 s 1
8 62 Austria Ferdinand Habsburg M2 Competition 20 + 15.528 s 1
9 96 Australia Luis Leeds Giles Motorsport 20 + 17.596 s 1
10 51 United States Shelby Blackstock Victory Motor Racing 20 + 21.194 s 1
11 12 Brazil Christian Hahn Giles Motorsport 20 + 21.561 s 1
12 33 United States Kory Enders MTEC Motorsport 20 + 22.634 s 1
13 83 Canada Kami Laliberté M2 Competition 20 + 25.708 s 1
14 24 India Ameya Vaidyanathan MTEC Motorsport 20 + 25.946 s 1
15 27 France Jean Baptiste Simmenauer M2 Competition 20 + 26.552 s 1
16 10 France Thomas Neubauer MTEC Motorsport 20 + 26.958 s 1
17 80 Russia Nikita Lastochkin Victory Motor Racing 20 + 27.690 s 1
18 26 Australia Harry Hayek Giles Motorsport 16 + 4 laps 1
19 47 Germany Keyvan Andres Soori Giles Motorsport 16 + 4 laps 1
Ret 3 New Zealand Brendon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 1 Accident 1
Fastest Lap: Thomas Randle (Victory Motor Racing) – 1:02.929
Source(s): [2]

Race 2[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time / Retired Grid
1 22 Netherlands Richard Verschoor Giles Motorsport 15 22min 08.872sec 3
2 8 New Zealand Marcus Armstrong M2 Competition 15 + 0.830 s 1
3 5 Brazil Pedro Piquet M2 Competition 15 + 3.316 s 1
4 49 Australia Thomas Randle Victory Motor Racing 15 + 6.587 s 1
5 62 Austria Ferdinand Habsburg M2 Competition 15 + 6.705 s 1
6 11 New Zealand Taylor Cockerton MTEC Motorsport 15 + 6.906 s 1
7 9 India Jehan Daruvala M2 Competition 15 + 7.856 s 1
8 3 New Zealand Brendon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 15 + 7.993 s 1
9 96 Australia Luis Leeds Giles Motorsport 15 + 8.767 s 1
10 27 France Jean Baptiste Simmenauer M2 Competition 15 + 9.159 s 1
11 24 India Ameya Vaidyanathan MTEC Motorsport 15 + 10.557 s 1
12 47 Germany Keyvan Andres Soori Victory Motor Racing 15 + 10.560 s 1
13 51 United States Shelby Blackstock Victory Motor Racing 15 + 12.599 s 1
14 80 Russia Nikita Lastochkin Victory Motor Racing 15 + 13.115 s 1
15 12 Brazil Christian Hahn Giles Motorsport 14 + 1 lap 1
16 10 France Thomas Neubauer MTEC Motorsport 14 + 1 lap 1
17 26 Australia Harry Hayek Giles Motorsport 14 + 1 lap 1
Ret 83 Canada Kami Laliberté M2 Competition 5 Retired 1
Ret 65 United Kingdom Enaam Ahmed Giles Motorsport 1 Retired 1
Ret 33 United States Kory Enders MTEC Motorsport 1 Retired 1
Fastest Lap: Thomas Randle (Victory Motor Racing) – 1:03.438
Source(s): [3]

Race 3[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Lap Grid
1 9 India Jehan Daruvala M2 Competition 1:02.258 1
2 5 Brazil Pedro Piquet M2 Competition 1:02.299 2
3 49 Australia Thomas Randle Victory Motor Racing 1:02.324 3
4 8 New Zealand Marcus Armstrong M2 Competition 1:02.384 4
5 22 Netherlands Richard Verschoor Giles Motorsport 1:02.440 5
6 47 Germany Keyvan Andres Soori Giles Motorsport 1:02.478 6
7 3 New Zealand Brendon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 1:02.509 7
8 65 United Kingdom Enaam Ahmed Giles Motorsport 1:02.643 8
9 11 New Zealand Taylor Cockerton MTEC Motorsport 1:02.665 9
10 26 Australia Harry Hayek Giles Motorsport 1:02.672 10
11 62 Austria Ferdinand Habsburg M2 Competition 1:02.681 11
12 10 France Thomas Neubauer MTEC Motorsport 1:02.715 12
13 83 Canada Kami Laliberté M2 Competition 1:02.734 13
14 24 India Ameya Vaidyanathan MTEC Motorsport 1:02.856 14
15 27 France Jean Baptiste Simmenauer M2 Competition 1:02.965 15
16 51 United States Shelby Blackstock Victory Motor Racing 1:02.976 16
17 96 Australia Luis Leeds Giles Motorsport 1:03.078 17
18 12 Brazil Christian Hahn Giles Motorsport 1:03.174 18
19 33 United States Kory Enders MTEC Motorsport 1:03.307 19
20 80 Russia Nikita Lastochkin Victory Motor Racing 1:03.508 20
Source(s): [4]

Race[edit]

Daruvala led a flag-to-finish victory to win his first New Zealand Grand Prix and become the first Indian to do so. Marcus Armstrong finished a strong second, staying in contention for the most of the race. Thomas Randle finished third and in doing so, won the 2017 Toyota Racing Series championship, with a five-point margin over nearest contender, Pedro Piquet. The first lap saw a major incident where Christian Hahn and Luis Leeds collided at turn seven - causing the former to roll and crash heavily.

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time / Retired Grid
1 9 India Jehan Daruvala M2 Competition 35 38min 43.048sec 3
2 8 New Zealand Marcus Armstrong M2 Competition 35 + 0.855 s 1
3 49 Australia Thomas Randle Victory Motor Racing 35 + 1.213 s 1
4 5 Brazil Pedro Piquet M2 Competition 35 + 2.304 s 1
5 22 Netherlands Richard Verschoor Giles Motorsport 35 + 8.142 s 1
6 65 United Kingdom Enaam Ahmed Giles Motorsport 35 + 16.641 s 1
7 62 Austria Ferdinand Habsburg M2 Competition 35 + 20.531 s 1
8 47 Germany Keyvan Andres Soori Giles Motorsport 35 + 23.483 s 1
9 26 Australia Harry Hayek Giles Motorsport 35 + 23.987 s 1
10 11 New Zealand Taylor Cockerton MTEC Motorsport 35 + 24.846 s 1
11 24 India Ameya Vaidyanathan MTEC Motorsport 35 + 25.600 s 1
12 51 United States Shelby Blackstock Victory Motor Racing 35 + 25.982 s 1
13 83 Canada Kami Laliberté M2 Competition 35 + 27.439 s 1
14 10 France Thomas Neubauer MTEC Motorsport 35 + 28.758 s 1
15 33 United States Kory Enders MTEC Motorsport 35 + 29.449 s 1
16 80 Russia Nikita Lastochkin Victory Motor Racing 35 + 38.638 s 1
17 27 France Jean Baptiste Simmenauer M2 Competition 35 + 54.619 s 1
18 3 New Zealand Brendon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 32 + 3 laps 1
Ret 96 Australia Luis Leeds Giles Motorsport 0 Accident 1
Ret 12 Brazil Christian Hahn Giles Motorsport 0 Accident 1
Fastest Lap: Thomas Randle (Victory Motor Racing) – 1:03.426
Source(s): [5]

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos. Driver Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 Australia Thomas Randle 855
1uparrow green.svg 2 Brazil Pedro Piquet 850
1downarrow red.svg 3 Netherlands Richard Verschoor 843
1uparrow green.svg 4 New Zealand Marcus Armstrong 792
1downarrow red.svg 5 India Jehan Daruvala 781


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Castrol Toyota Racing Series - TRS - Qualifying 4" (PDF). toyota.co.nz. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  2. ^ "SpeedWorks Motorsport Championship - Toyota Racing Series - RACE 1". race-monitor.com. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  3. ^ "SpeedWorks Motorsport Championship - Toyota Racing Series - RACE 2". race-monitor.com. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Castrol Toyota Racing Series - TRS - Qualifying 5" (PDF). toyota.co.nz. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  5. ^ "SpeedWorks Motorsport Championship - Toyota Racing Series - Grand Prix". race-monitor.com. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
Preceded by
2017 Taupo TRS round
Toyota Racing Series
2017
Succeeded by
end of season
Preceded by
2016 New Zealand Grand Prix
New Zealand Grand Prix
2017
Succeeded by
2018 New Zealand Grand Prix