2018 Macau Grand Prix

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Race details
Circuito da Guia GP.svg
Date 18 November 2018
Official name 65th Suncity Grupo Macau Grand Prix – FIA F3 World Cup
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: Overcast
Main Race: Overcast
Qualifying Race
Pole
Driver United Kingdom Dan Ticktum Motopark Academy
Time 2:11.004
Fastest Lap
Driver United Kingdom Dan Ticktum Motopark Academy
Time 2:10.620 (on lap 9)
Podium
First United Kingdom Dan Ticktum Motopark Academy
Second Sweden Joel Eriksson Motopark Academy
Third United Kingdom Callum Ilott Carlin
Main Race
Pole
Driver United Kingdom Dan Ticktum Motopark Academy
Fastest Lap
Driver United Kingdom Dan Ticktum Motopark Academy
Time 2:10.246 (on lap 13)
Podium
First United Kingdom Dan Ticktum Motopark Academy
Second Sweden Joel Eriksson Motopark Academy
Third France Sacha Fenestraz Carlin

The 2018 Macau Grand Prix (formally the 65th Suncity Grupo Macau Grand Prix – FIA F3 World Cup) was a motor race for Formula Three cars that was held on the streets of Macau on 18 November 2018. Unlike other races, such as the Pau Grand Prix, the 2018 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 2018 race was the 65th running of the Macau Grand Prix, the 36th for Formula Three cars and the 3rd edition of the FIA F3 World Cup.

The Grand Prix was won by Motopark Academy driver Dan Ticktum from the pole position, having won the event's qualification race the previous afternoon. The race was stopped for more than one hour because of a major accident that saw Sophia Flörsch of Van Amersfoort Racing sustain spinal fractures from catapulting into the catch fence above the barriers beside the circuit and struck a photographer's bunker after colliding with the rear of Carlin's Jehan Daruvala. Another driver Sho Tsuboi, two photographers and a track marshal also sustained injuries. Ticktum held off his teammate Joel Eriksson after the restart to win and become the third driver in history to win the Macau Grand Prix back-to-back after Edoardo Mortara in 2009 and 2010 and Felix Rosenqvist in 2014 and 2015. Eriksson finished in second and third went to another Carlin driver, Sacha Fenestraz.

Entry list and background[edit]

The 2018 Macau Grand Prix was the 65th running of the event, the 36th time the race was held to Formula Three regulations and the third edition of the FIA F3 World Cup. It took place on the temporary 6.2 km (3.9 mi) 22-turn Guia Circuit in the streets of Macau on 18 November 2018 with three preceding days of practice and qualifying.[1][2]

In order to compete in Macau, drivers had to compete in a Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)-regulated championship meeting during the calendar year, in either the FIA Formula Three European Championship or one of the domestic championships, with drivers placed high up in the rankings of these respective championships given priority in receiving an invitation to the meeting.[3] Within the 28 car grid for the event,[4] two of the three major Formula Three series were represented by their respective champion. Mick Schumacher, the Formula Three European champion, was joined in Macau by Sho Tsuboi, the Japanese series winner.[5] Other drivers entered included F3 Asian Championship runner-up Jake Hughes, ADAC Formula 4 Championship driver Frederik Vesti, GP3 Series racer Callum Ilott, Super Formula Championship competitor Yuhi Sekiguchi, one-time Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters race winner Joel Eriksson,[4][6] and Sophia Flörsch, the first woman to participate at the Macau Grand Prix since Tatiana Calderón in the 2014 iteration.[7]

The Macau Grand Prix was started in 1954 by local car enthusiasts Fernando de Macedo Pinto, Carlos da Silva and Paulo Antas as a treasure hunt around the enclave's streets.[8][9] Shortly after, it was suggested the hunt's track could host a professional race for local motoring enthusiasts.[10] The race was first entered in 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 Mauro Bianchi's victory in the 1966 edition.[10] Formula Pacific regulations were introduced in 1974. Since the 1983 edition, the event has been a Formula Three race after organiser Barry Bland updated the regulations.[11] That has seen the Grand Prix's reputation in the motorsport world greatly increase; it attracts the world's best young drivers,[8] who consider the race as a reputation forger.[12] Macau is considered a stepping stone to higher class racing categories such as Formula One,[13] and it has been termed the territory's most prestigious international sporting event.[14]

Report[edit]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Two practice sessions were held before Saturday's qualification race. The first session, held on mid-Thursday morning, lasted 40 minutes, while the second identically timed session, took place on late Friday morning.[2] Lap times in the first practice session were two seconds a lap slower than the 2017 race because of a clean race circuit.[15] Schumacher slipstreamed Ilott to set the session's fastest lap at 2 minutes and 12.168 seconds with two minutes left.[16][17] Ilott was three-hundredths of a second slower in second and Jüri Vips third. Dan Ticktum was fourth-fastest, ahead of Eriksson and Sacha Fenestraz. Robert Shwartzman, Álex Palou, Tsuboi and Hughes rounded out the session's top ten drivers.[17] Though the session passed relatively peacefully,[16] traffic was a factor for some drivers, and Vips damaged the left-rear rim and tyre in an impact with the barrier at Police corner, sustaining a puncture that was replaced in the pit lane.[16][18]

If you've got a fast driver in front of you it does help. Our track position was good, and where we are in the pits [over halfway down the field] I'm not in a position to get a slipstream from who I want to. Every lap I did was without a tow.

Callum Ilott, who provisionally qualified in second, and remained in the position for the qualifying race.[19]

Qualifying was split into two sessions; the first was held on Thursday afternoon and ran for 40 minutes with the second identically timed session held on Friday afternoon.[2] The fastest time set by each driver from either session counted towards that competitor's final starting position for the qualification race.[3] The first qualifying session was red flagged after 14 minutes because local driver Charles Leong crashed into the barrier exiting Police turn and blocked the track with his car sideways.[19][20] Shortly after qualifying restarted, Ticktum and Ilott exchanged the provisional pole position but it was Ticktum on a new set of tyres who emerged on top with a lap of 2 minutes and 11.004 seconds with Ilott providing him with a minor slipstream advantage. With five minutes remaining, a second stoppage was necessitated when Enaam Ahmed made contact with the Police corner barrier in a near carbon-copy crash to Leong.[19][21] Although competitors attempted to improve their lap times, they were denied the opportunity as Sena Sakaguchi drifted wide and crashed heavily at the Reservoir Bend turn, destroying his car's left-hand quarter as he ended up against the start/finish straight wall. Qualifying concluded early because of a lack of time for drivers to improve.[20][21] Ilott was second and Schumacher moved to third before the second red flag was waved.[19] Fourth-placed Hughes had similarly improved before the second stoppage.[22] Sekiguchi finished fifth to make it five teams in the first five positions.[20] Fenestraz was sixth after crashing lightly head-on with Police turn's barrier and had his front wind replaced pit lane. Eriksson and his Motopark Academy teammate Vips delayed leaving the pit lane but traffic bulked them and they placed seventh and eleventh. They were separated by Palou, Ferdinand Habsburg and Tsuboi.[19] The rest of the provisional grid was Ahmed, Marcus Armstrong, Guanyu Zhou, Flörsch, Jehan Daruvala, Ritomo Miyata, Ralf Aron, Shwartzman, Marino Sato, Kevyan Andres, Vesti, Toshiki Oyu, Sakaguchi, Leong, Ukyo Sasahara, Yoshiaki Katayama and Ryuji "Dragon" Kumita.[20]

It was expected that the battle between Ticktum, Ilott and Schumacher would continue into Friday's scheduled sessions.[23] In the second 40-minute practice session, Eriksson was the early pace setter for the first 20 minutes until Vips bettered his lap with nine minutes to go and then Ilott improved it four minutes later.[24] Schumacher then further improved on Ilott's effort with a best time of the weekend at the point with a 2 minutes and 10.674 seconds lap, before a red flag period was prompted for Oyu's crash at Maternity Bend corner, which ended all competitive running with two minutes remaining.[25][26] Ilott was 0.091 seconds slower in second, Vips was third, and Hughes fourth. Fifth place was taken by Ticktum, and sixth was Eriksson. Armstrong was seventh-fastest, Palou eighth, Aron ninth and Daruvala completed the top ten ahead of the second qualifying session.[25] Oyu also caused yellow flags to wave after he ran deep into Lisboa corner's escape road and Ahmed (twice) and Fenestraz did the same but all three participants avoided contact with the barriers beside the track.[26]

"It was turning into the same as last year [with all the incidents], but I tried to get the lap after the FCY. The [2m]10.1s [lap] was almost perfect, and the next one I managed to iron out a couple of mistakes. This year the track seems to be considerably better. We don't seem to use the tyres so much - you get a couple more laps than before, so you can do three or four quick ones.

Dan Ticktum, on setting the fastest ever lap of the Guia Circuit to qualify on pole position for the qualification race.[27]

In the second qualifying session, Schumacher locked his tyres and ran off into Lisboa turn's escape road in the tenth minute, brushing the trackside barrier with his left-rear wheel. He then avoided a crash at Dona Maria Bend after his left-rear tyre punctured and entered the run-off area.[28][29] Not long after Andres and Katayama made contact in Lisboa turn's braking zone and both drivers hit the wall. At the same time, Tsuboi crashed at the Solitude Esses and the red flags were waved for two minutes.[27][30] After the session was restarted, Armstrong made contact the Melco hairpin wall with his car's front.[29] Ticktum could not improve his lap time in qualifying's opening minutes, as Ilott topped the order on his first timed lap, just after a full course yellow flag was prompted for Ahmed's spin and crash into the Reservoir Bend corner wall.[27][31] Ticktum then improved twice in the final minutes,[31] and set the first lap time under 2 minutes and 10 seconds at the Guia Circuit,[32] a 2 minutes and 9.910 seconds effort, which bettered Marcus Ericsson's 2009 lap record and earned Ticktum the pole position for the qualifying race.[33] At the session's end, Sato crashed at Police bend, and Ilott narrowly avoided hitting him on the inside line, stopping Ilott from improving his lap time.[34] Then, Sasahara hit the Reservoir Bend barrier, ricocheted across the circuit, and collected Eriksson. Vips avoided the accident scene but it ended the session prematurely.[35] Ticktum was joined on the grid's front row by Ilott and Fenestraz moved from sixth to third after slipstreaming Ticktum. Fourth was Eriksson and Zhou progressed to fifth. Hughes fell to sixth while Sato moved to seventh.[27] Armstrong led a trio of Prema cars in eighth, Schumacher ninth and Aron tenth. Behind them the rest of the grid lined up as Sekiguchi, Shwartzman, Palou, Vips, Habsburg, Tsuboi, Ahmed, Vest, Daruvala, Flörsch, Miyata, Leong, Sakaguchi, Andres, Oyu, Katayama and Kumita.[32]

Qualification race[edit]

The qualifying race to set the grid order for the main race commenced at 13:05 Macau Standard Time (UTC+08:00) on 17 November.[2][36] Weather conditions at the start were dry and clear with the air temperature at 23 °C (73 °F).[37] Ilott tucked into the slipstream of Ticktum and steered to the outside of the Mandarin Oriental bend corner and made a pass for the lead. Ilott maintained it through Lisboa turn despite an oversteer that had him narrowly avoid glancing the trackside wall with his left-rear tyre against as he used Ticktum as a braking point reference.[33] Fenestraz was passed by Eriksson for third on the approach to Lisboa corner but was held up by other cars and Fenestraz retook the position at San Francisco Bend turn. That lap, Sakaguchi crashed into the barrier at San Francisco Bend turn and retired.[36] Ticktum remained close behind Ilott and he retook the lead by going to the outside of Lisboa corner.[33] He began to pull away from the rest of the field and led Ilott by 1.341 seconds by the second lap's conclusion. Shortly after, Katayama made contact with the wall and became the event's second retirement.[36][38] On lap three, in the track's mountain section at Dona Maria Bend, a stray dog got onto the circuit, and Ticktum swerved off the racing line to avoid hitting it.[36][38] A full course yellow flag was implemented and then the safety car was deployed for dog retrieval by track marshals.[38][39]

It was clear even in the first half a lap that our pace was stronger than Callum's. So I really tried to nail the final sector and I got him back for the lead. While Callum was behind I saw I was pulling away quite easily, and I was saving tyres for the last part of the race. As soon as I saw Joel behind... I've seen he's been in a quicker car overall this weekend but didn't get the chance to show it in qualifying, so I upped the ante quite a bit. That was enough to pull a gap and I backed off on the last lap.

Dan Ticktum, speaking about his worry about the challenge his teammate Joel Eriksson would provide.[40]

At the lap five restart, Ticktum made a fast getaway to maintain the lead heading into the Mandarin Oriental Bend corner, as his teammate Eriksson overtook Fenestraz on the inside line at the same turn.[41] On the sixth lap, Eriksson went to the inside of Ilott and passed him on the approach to Lisboa turn to move into second despite minor contact with the trackside wall. Miyata joined the retirements list following a collision with the wall at Lisboa corner on lap seven. On that lap, Vesti also retired when he collided with the barrier at the same turn. In the meantime, Eriksson was 1.675 seconds behind his teammate Ticktum at the conclusion of lap six. Fenestraz attempted to overtake his teammate Ilott at Lisboa turn three laps later but was unsuccessful. Ticktum increased his lead to 2.247 seconds by the start of the final lap and he subsequently slowed slightly to win the qualification race and began the main event from pole position.[36][42] Eriksson followed 1.563 seconds later in second and Ilott completed the podium in third place. Fenestraz took fourth.[37] A large gap to fifth place was created when Zhou crashed at the Solitude Esses and Hughes took the position and held it until the finish.[36] Schumacher and Vips were sixth and seventh. Eighth-placed Armstrong led a trio of Premas with Aron ninth and Shwartman tenth. Outside the top ten, Sato fell four from his starting place to eleventh. The final classified finishers were Palou, Habsburg, Sekiguchi, Ahmed, Tsuboi, Daruvala, Leong, Flörsch, Andres, Oyu, Sasahara, Kumita and Zhou.[37]

Main race[edit]

The race began at 15:30 local time.[2] Weather conditions at the start were dry and clear with the air temperature at 24 °C (75 °F).[43] Ticktum maintained his pole position advantage on the run into Mandarin Oriental Bend corner. Fenestraz used his car's four new tyres to overtake his teammate Ilott and Eriksson to advance from fourth to second place on the first lap.[44] Ilott fell to fifth because he was on a different line into Lisboa turn.[33] The safety car was dispatched on the same lap as Sato crashed at the exit to Lisboa corner and Palou went off at the turn's entry. Behind Palou, Leong and Andres were caught up in the chain-reaction accident and all four drivers retired due to car damage.[45] Ticktum held the lead at the restart with a healthy advantage over Fenestraz in second place on the fourth lap.[33] Eriksson was close behind Fenestraz but he decided against overtaking him into Lisboa corner because he saw erroneously illuminated LED yellow flag lights on both sides of the track.[33][46] Further on in the lap, the race was red flagged to a halt because of a major accident at Lisboa corner.[47] The yellow lights remained illuminated between the Mandarin Oriental Bend turn and Lisboa corner despite green flag conditions. Some drivers slowed more than predicted in response.[33]

Sophia Flörsch (pictured in 2016) sustained spinal injuries in a major accident on the main race's fourth lap.

Daruvala slowed and Flörsch was tucked into his slipstream. A lack of reaction time caused Flörsch to hit Daruvala's right-rear wheel.[33] That caused Flörsch to pirouette through 90 degrees to the right and she made contact the crash barriers at high speed, which removed the left-hand side wheels from her vehicle. She entered Lisboa corner's speed trap at 276.2 km/h (171.6 mph).[47] Flörsch's trajectory caused her hit newly-installed raised kerbing on the inside at Lisboa corner,[48] which lifted her vehicle slightly airborne. The lift raised her car high enough to strike the roll hoop of Tsuboi's vehicle with her car's wheels.[47] Flörsch, who removed her hands from her steering wheel,[49] then catapulted backwards into the top of the catch fencing and went through it after it absorbed a large amount of force from the impact. With the speed of her car greatly reduced from the collision, it then struck a photographer's bunker backwards with its roll hoop and cockpit section, before being flipped upwards.[33][47] The photographer's banker was heavily damaged by the collision and it had significantly shifted.[50][51] Flörsch's car then fell onto the armco barrier situated below the marshal's post and she was covered in fire extinguisher foam that had automatically engaged.[49][50]

Around 40 seconds later, track marshals tended to Flörsch and medical personnel arrived at the crash area half a minute later.[50] She was conscious but in pain due to a fractured C7 and T3 vertebrae at the front of her body,[49] while Tsuboi had lower back pain.[52] Three other people sustained injuries: photographer Chan Weng-wang, who stood below the photographer's stand, suffered from a liver injury.[52] A second photographer, Minami Hiroyuki, who was on the left side of the photographer's stand, sustained a concussion,[50] and track marshal Chan Chak-in suffered a cut face, abrasion of the upper abdomen and a broken jaw. All five were transported to the Conde S. Januário Hospital for treatment.[52] No one was killed in the incident.[51] Repairs to the barrier and tending to the injured and a track clearup lasted for more than an hour until racing could resume.[44][53][54] At the lap-seven restart,[53] Ticktum broke away to lead significantly over Fenestraz. Eriksson then slipstreamed and out-braked Fenestraz on the inside to retake the second position at Lisboa corner.[33] Two laps later, Ahmed crashed at Moorish Hill bend and retired from eleventh place.[45] The safety car was subsequently dispatched because track marshals required space to extricate his car via a crane.[33]

The race restarted on the eleventh lap. Ticktum carried enough speed through the Fisherman's Bend and the Reservoir Bend corners to lead his teammate Eriksson by 0.721 seconds at the lap's end. However, Eriksson slipstreamed Ticktum but only to the extent that he drew alongside the left-hand side of the latter's car going into Lisboa corner's braking zone. Ticktum held his advantage on the ideal line and extended his lead to 1.028 seconds at the end of lap 12. He further increased this by 1.513 seconds and by another 0.037 seconds to start the final lap. Eriksson could not respond to his teammate Ticktum's advantage and he crossed the start/finish line to win his second Macau Grand Prix in a row.[n 1][34] Ticktum became the third driver in the race's history to win it back-to-back after Edoardo Mortara in 2009 and 2010 and Felix Rosenqvist in 2014 and 2015.[56] Eriksson was 1.208 seconds behind in second and Fenestraz completed the podium in third. Off the podium, Hughes finished fourth, Schumacher took fifth and Aron sixth.[45] Ilott placed seventh after Vips (who overtook him on the final lap) was given a 40-second time penalty for overtaking under red flag conditions.[33] Armstrong, Shwartzman and Habsburg completed the top ten. The final finishers were Zhou, Daruvala, Miyata, Sekiguchi, Vesti, Oyu, Katayama, Sakaguchi, Vips and Kumita.[45]

Post-race[edit]

Dan Ticktum (pictured in 2015) was the third driver to win the Macau Grand Prix back-to-back.

The top three drivers appeared on the podium to collect and spoke to the media in a later press conference. Ticktum spoke of the "perfect weekend" that enabled him to win the race, "I can’t really remember a weekend where I’ve performed so well, and that’s not only just me, it’s all the people around me, all the support I’ve had. It’s been just the perfect weekend. Thank you a lot to the team, the car was just so good. I’m immensely proud to represent Timo’s [Rumpfkeil, Motopark founder] team in F3.”[55] Eriksson said that he lost some ground to his teammate Ticktum before the safety car was withdrawn and spoke of a "tough race", "The overtake on Sacha was quite tight. But I knew I needed to pass him early in the race to have a chance on Dan, because I knew he was quick all weekend and I had the same speed as him."[57] Third-placed Fenestraz stated it was the best finish he could attain due to Eriksson and Ticktum's fast pace, "Obviously I wanted the win, but for my second time here it’s pretty good. I’m already looking forward to next year. I think I did a really good job. It was going to be hard to beat Dan [and Eriksson]. They were quick all weekend. It’s true we had an advantage with the new tyres, but with the red flag and all that stuff you cannot take the most out of it, I would say. I still had a little advantage, but they were [too] fast.”[58]

Flörsch's crash overshadowed the race.[33] She had an 11-hour operation on her back on 19 November and surgeons removed a bone splinter that was close to her spinal cord. They took a bone from her hip and replaced to create a new hip and inserted a titanium plate to help support it. Flörsch vomited from taking painkillers and she could not move for five days as she lost 5 kg (11 lb) of muscle mass and had a large amount of hip pain.[49] She was released from hospital on 26 November and flew to Germany.[59] Tsuboi and Miniami were released from hospital shortly after while Chan was required to remain at hospital for a ten-day treatment to his lacerated liver.[60] Flörsch began rehabilitation in early December 2018 to ensure she lost no more muscle strength and to strengthen her body with weights on a gradual scale. She later revealed that she did not believe the crash would be as major as she predicted, "It probably is a miracle, but that's probably also the reason why I am happy and why I am normal. It happened quite fast - the top speed was 275kmph - but I can do nearly everything again so, for me, it's just to be happy and to continue to be positive. I remember everything from the crash. It felt just completely different for me because it just happened so fast."[61]

Jean Todt, president of the FIA, announced that the crash would be investigated.[60] The governing body seized video footage from Flörsch's on-board television camera and those of the drivers she was close by when the accident happened.[n 2][62] Van Amersfoort Racing team owner Fritz van Amersfoort spoke of his belief that the accident could have occurred on other circuits, and the FIA's race director Charlie Whiting stated that the Guia Circuit was not dangerous and any major alterations to its configuration were necessary.[63] Grand Prix Drivers' Association director and Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean said its members would probably raise the issue of raised kerbing on the inside of Lisboa corner with the FIA and the crash reminded in him of Konstantin Tereshchenko's accident in a GP3 Series race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in 2014.[64] According to Jonathan Noble of motorsport.com and racing driver Ryan Lewis, the installation of raised kerbing helped to stop Flörsch's car striking the cockpit sidepod of Tsuboi's vehicle in similar style to Takuma Sato and Nick Heidfeld's crash at the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix.[47][48]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Q1 Time Rank Q2 Time Rank Gap Grid
1 1 United Kingdom Dan Ticktum Motopark Academy 2:11.004 1 2:09.910 1 1
2 18 United Kingdom Callum Ilott Carlin 2:11.136 2 2:10.353 2 +0.443 2
3 19 France Sacha Fenestraz Carlin 2:11.707 6 2:10.580 3 +0.670 3
4 2 Sweden Joel Eriksson Motopark Academy 2:11.732 7 2:10.991 4 +1.081 4
5 8 China Guanyu Zhou SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 2:12.078 14 2:11.130 5 +1.220 5
6 30 United Kingdom Jake Hughes Hitech GP 2:11.498 4 2:11.155 6 +1.245 6
7 6 Japan Marino Sato Motopark Academy 2:13.392 20 2:11.262 7 +1.352 7
8 11 Italy Marcus Armstrong SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 2:12.039 13 2:11.329 8 +1.419 8
9 9 Germany Mick Schumacher SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 2:11.433 3 2:11.382 9 +1.472 9
10 10 Estonia Ralf Aron SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 2:12.704 18 2:11.446 10 +1.536 10
11 15 Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi B-Max Racing Team 2:11.674 5 2:12.280 15 +1.664 11
12 12 Russia Robert Shwartzman SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 2:13.068 19 2:11.746 11 +1.736 12
13 16 Spain Álex Palou B-Max Racing Team 2:11.775 8 2:12.498 17 +1.765 13
14 3 Estonia Jüri Vips Motopark Academy 2:11.980 11 2:11.855 12 +1.835 14
15 5 Austria Ferdinand Habsburg Motopark Academy 2:11.917 9 2:12.027 13 +2.007 15
16 31 Japan Sho Tsuboi Team TOM'S 2:11.966 10 2:13.137 22 +2.056 16
17 29 United Kingdom Enaam Ahmed Hitech GP 2:11.998 12 2:12.661 18 +2.086 17
18 26 Denmark Frederik Vesti Van Amersfoort Racing 2:14.014 22 2:12.104 15 +2.194 18
19 17 India Jehan Daruvala Carlin 2:12.598 16 2:12.189 16 +2.279 19
20 25 Germany Sophia Flörsch Van Amersfoort Racing 2:12.517 15 2:13.641 24 +2.607 20
21 32 Japan Ritomo Miyata Team TOM'S 2:12.646 17 2:12.680 19 +2.736 21
22 28 Macau Charles Leong Hitech GP 2:14.970 25 2:12.943 20 +3.033 22
23 21 Japan Sena Sakaguchi Toda Racing 2:14.668 24 2:13.041 21 +3.131 23
24 27 Japan Ukyo Sasahara ThreeBond Racing 2:16.571 26 2:13.514 23 +3.604 24
25 23 Iran Keyvan Andres Van Amersfoort Racing 2:13.554 21 2:14.659 25 +3.644 25
26 22 Japan Toshiki Oyu Toda Racing 2:14.067 23 2:15.026 26 +4.157 26
27 20 Japan Yoshiaki Katayama Carlin 2:19.521 27 2:15.681 27 +5.771 27
110% qualifying time: 2:22.901[65]
28 33 Japan Ryuji "Dragon" Kumita B-Max Racing Team 2:24.135 28 2:21.771 28 +12.861 28
Bold time indicates the faster of the two times that determined the grid order.

Qualification race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 1 United Kingdom Dan Ticktum Motopark Academy 10 23:41.034 1
2 2 Sweden Joel Eriksson Motopark Academy 10 +1.563 4
3 18 United Kingdom Callum Ilott Carlin 10 +3.165 2
4 19 France Sacha Fenestraz Carlin 10 +3.948 3
5 30 United Kingdom Jake Hughes Hitech GP 10 +11.098 6
6 9 Germany Mick Schumacher SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 10 +11.878 9
7 3 Estonia Jüri Vips Motopark Academy 10 +12.518 14
8 11 Italy Marcus Armstrong SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 10 +13.713 8
9 10 Estonia Ralf Aron SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 10 +14.199 10
10 12 Russia Robert Shwartzman SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 10 +16.535 12
11 6 Japan Marino Sato Motopark Academy 10 +18.374 7
12 16 Spain Álex Palou B-Max Racing Team 10 +19.602 13
13 5 Austria Ferdinand Habsburg Motopark Academy 10 +20.235 15
14 15 Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi B-Max Racing Team 10 +21.445 11
15 29 United Kingdom Enaam Ahmed Hitech GP 10 +22.161 17
16 31 Japan Sho Tsuboi Team TOM'S 10 +24.244 16
17 17 India Jehan Daruvala Carlin 10 +24.763 19
18 28 Macau Charles Leong Hitech GP 10 +27.513 22
19 25 Germany Sophia Flörsch Van Amersfoort Racing 10 +29.159 20
20 23 Iran Keyvan Andres Van Amersfoort Racing 10 +30.851 25
21 22 Japan Toshiki Oyu Toda Racing 10 +32.442 26
22 27 Japan Ukyo Sasahara ThreeBond Racing 10 +33.995 24
23 33 Japan Ryuji "Dragon" Kumita B-Max Racing Team 10 +1:58.193 28
24 8 China Guanyu Zhou SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 9 Accident 5
Ret 26 Denmark Frederik Vesti Van Amersfoort Racing 6 Accident 18
Ret 32 Japan Ritomo Miyata Team TOM'S 6 Accident 21
Ret 20 Japan Yoshiaki Katayama Carlin 2 Accident 27
Ret 21 Japan Sena Sakaguchi Toda Racing 0 Accident 23
Fastest lap: Dan Ticktum, 2:10.620, 168.6 km/h (104.8 mph) on lap 6
Source:[37]

Main race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 1 United Kingdom Dan Ticktum Motopark Academy 15 1:46.22.108 1
2 2 Sweden Joel Eriksson Motopark Academy 15 +1.208 2
3 19 France Sacha Fenestraz Carlin 15 +2.505 4
4 30 United Kingdom Jake Hughes Hitech GP 15 +3.521 5
5 9 Germany Mick Schumacher SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 15 +4.542 6
6 10 Estonia Ralf Aron SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 15 +6.406 9
7 18 United Kingdom Callum Ilott Carlin 15 +8.340 3
8 11 Italy Marcus Armstrong SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 15 +9.597 8
9 12 Russia Robert Shwartzman SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 15 +11.840 10
10 5 Austria Ferdinand Habsburg Motopark Academy 15 +12.793 13
11 8 China Guanyu Zhou SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 15 +13.461 24
12 17 India Jehan Daruvala Carlin 15 +13.985 17
13 32 Japan Ritomo Miyata Team TOM'S 15 +16.934 26
14 15 Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi B-Max Racing Team 15 +18.697 14
15 26 Denmark Frederik Vesti Van Amersfoort Racing 15 +19.773 25
16 22 Japan Toshiki Oyu Toda Racing 15 +23.348 21
17 20 Japan Yoshiaki Katayama Carlin 15 +32.873 27
18 21 Japan Sena Sakaguchi Toda Racing 15 +35.245 28
19 3 Estonia Jüri Vips Motopark Academy 15 +46.9521 7
20 33 Japan Ryuji "Dragon" Kumita B-Max Racing Team 15 +1:48.963 23
Ret 29 United Kingdom Enaam Ahmed Hitech GP 8 Accident 15
Ret 31 Japan Sho Tsuboi Team TOM'S 3 Accident 16
Ret 25 Germany Sophia Flörsch Van Amersfoort Racing 3 Accident 19
Ret 27 Japan Ukyo Sasahara ThreeBond Racing 1 Accident damage 22
Ret 6 Japan Marino Sato Motopark Academy 0 Accident 11
Ret 16 Spain Álex Palou B-Max Racing Team 0 Accident 12
Ret 28 Macau Charles Leong Hitech GP 0 Accident 18
Ret 23 Iran Keyvan Andres Van Amersfoort Racing 0 Accident 20
Fastest lap: Dan Ticktum, 2:10.246, 169.1 km/h (105.1 mph) on lap 13
Source:[43]

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Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ticktum was the first driver since Darren Manning in the 1999 race to start from pole position in the two races and win both of them with the fastest lap.[55]
  2. ^ No official television footage of the accident exists but spectator videos of it were published on social media.[47][62]

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