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The 2005 Macau Grand Prix (formally the 52nd Macau Grand Prix) was a motor race for Formula Three cars that was held on the streets of Macau on 20 November 2005. Unlike other races, such as the Masters of Formula 3, the 2005 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 2005 race was the 52nd running of the Macau Grand Prix and the 23rd for Formula Three cars.

Race details
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Date 20 November 2005
Official name 52nd 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: Sunny and dry
Main Race: Sunny and dry
Qualifying Race
Pole
Driver France Loïc Duval ASM Formule 3
Time 2:11.348
Fastest Lap
Driver Poland Robert Kubica Carlin Motorsport
Time 2:12.003 (on lap 8 of 10)
Podium
First France Loïc Duval ASM Formule 3
Second Poland Robert Kubica Carlin Motorsport
Third Brazil Lucas di Grassi Manor Motorsport
Main Race
Pole
Driver France Loïc Duval ASM Formule 3
Fastest Lap
Driver France Loïc Duval ASM Formule 3
Time 2:11.929, (on lap 12 of 15)
Podium
First Brazil Lucas di Grassi Manor Motorsport
Second Poland Robert Kubica Carlin Motorsport
Third Germany Sebastian Vettel ASM Formule 3

The Grand Prix was won by Manor Motorsport driver Lucas di Grassi, having finished third in the previous day's qualification race which was won by Loïc Duval of ASM Formule 3. Di Grassi took the lead after Duval was penalised for a jump start and maintained it until Robert Kubica of Carlin Motorsport passed him on lap ten. After three laps behind the safety car for a three-car pileup at Faraway Hill corner, di Grassi reclaimed the lead from Kubica at the start of lap 14 and held it for the rest of the race to claim the first victory for a Brazilian driver in Macau since Maurício Gugelmin in the 1985 edition. Second place went to Kubica while the podium was completed by the highest-placed rookie Sebastian Vettel of ASM Formule 3.

Background and entry listEdit

The 2005 Macau Grand Prix was the fifty-second running of the event and the twenty-third time the race was held to Formula Three regulations. It took place on the 6.2 kilometres (3.9 mi) twenty-two turn Guia Circuit on 21 November 2005 with three preceding days of practice and qualifying.[1][2]

In order to compete in Macau, drivers had to race in a Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)-regulated championship meeting during the calendar year, in either the FIA Formula 3 International Trophy or one of the domestic championships, with the highest-placed drivers given priority in receiving an invitation to the event.[3] Within the 30 car grid of the event,[4] just one of the three major Formula Three championships was represented by its series champion.[5] João Paulo de Oliveira, from the Japanese series, was the sole champion taking part,[5] as the Euro Formula Three Series winner and early pre-race favourite Lewis Hamilton discussed his situation with McLaren and was advised to miss the race and concentrate on planning for 2006.[6] Furthermore, the champion of the British Formula Three International Series Álvaro Parente had an A1GP commitment in Malaysia.[5] Thus the highest placed participants from the Euro and British series' were Lucas di Grassi and Charlie Kimball respectively. The sole driver from outside of Formula Three to partake in Macau was Robert Kubica, the Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion.[5] Five Macanese drivers received invitations from race organisers to take part in the race. They were Rodolfo Ávila, Michael Ho, Jo Merszei, Lou Meng Cheong and Lei Kit Meng.[5]

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.[7][8] Shortly after, it was suggested the hunt's track could host a professional race for local motoring enthusiasts.[9] 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.[9] 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.[10] That has seen the Grand Prix's reputation in the motorsport world greatly increase; it attracts the world's best young drivers,[7] who consider the race as a reputation forger.[11] Macau is considered a stepping stone to higher class racing categories such as Formula One,[12] and it has been termed the territory's most prestigious international sporting event.[13]

ReportEdit

Practice and qualifyingEdit

Two practice sessions lasting half an hour were held before the race on Sunday: one on Thursday morning and one on Friday morning.[14] Paolo Montin for Ombra Racing had minor problems with his brakes but set the fastest lap in its final minute at 2 minutes and 14.192 seconds. Di Grassi of Manor Motorsport was 0.210 seconds behind in second. Sebastian Vettel, Kazuki Nakajima, Loïc Duval, Kubica, de Oliveira, Franck Perera, Naoki Yokomizo and Fábio Carbone were in positions three to ten.[15] Most drivers avoided an incident except for Dan Clarke, who was stranded at the Melco hairpin and Cheong removed one of his car's wheels in a collision against a trackside wall.[16]

 
Loïc Duval (pictured in 2009) took pole position in the final eleven minutes of the second qualifying session and won the subsequent qualification race.

The qualifying period was split into two 45 minute sessions; the first was held on Thursday afternoon, and the second on Friday afternoon.[14] The fastest time set by each driver from either session counted towards his final starting position for the qualification race.[3] The first qualifying session was delayed by twenty minutes due to an incident during practice for the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia race when driver Jonny Cocker crashed and created a large dent in a barrier beside the track.[16] When it did start, Duval, who moved from Signature Team to fill in for Hamilton at Macau,[17] was the early pace setter but Kubica resolved a loose seat and car set-up problems to steadily move up the order and top the time sheets with qualifying's final lap at 2 minutes and 12.754 seconds.[16][18] Di Grassi had the pole position for ten minutes until Kubica's lap demoted him to second. Duval was close behind in third. Carbone set a late lap that put him in provisional fourth.[18] Yokomizo moved up the order to claim fifth and Watts finished in sixth.[16] De Oliviera challenged Duval early on but took seventh, Conway was the highest-placed rookie in eighth, Kohei Hirate came ninth and Perera rounded out the top ten.[16] Nakajima was the fastest man not to get into the top ten but he was in front of Vettel. They were followed by Romain Grosjean and Montin on the provisional seventh row. Christian Bakkerud was next up ahead of Guillaume Moreau, Bruno Senna, Daisuke Ikeda, Kimball and Karl Reindler.[19] The rest of the provisional line up consisted of Taku Bamba, Clarke, Filip Salaquarda, Ávila, Ho, Stephen Jelley, Lei, Merszei, Cheong and Steven Kane who only set one timed lap due to an oil leak.[16] Qualifying was twice interrupted with yellow flags as Cheong went into a wall at San Francisco Bend turn and Nakajima removed his front suspension at Moorish Hill corner.[16]

For missing the red light signal instructing him to enter the weighbridge, Perera was ordered to meet the stewards after qualifying and all of his lap times were deleted.[20] In the second half hour practice session, de Oliviera traded the top spot with several drivers until he came out on top with a time of 2 minutes and 12.708 seconds with 16 minutes left. Conway continued to progress in the time sheets with the second-fastest lap and was a little more than four-hundredths of a second slower than de Oliviera. Duval, Kubica, Perera, di Grassi, Yokomizo, Clarke, Kimball and Montin were in positions four to ten.[21] Officials red flagged the session with five minutes left due to two concurrent accidents. Bakkerud spun backwards into the Dona Maria Bend corner tyre wall and Senna clouted a barrier with his car's right-hand corner on his way down the hill leaving Teddy Yip Bend corner and removed both his wheels. Kane ended the session early with a collision against the Moorish Hill barrier.[22][23]

For sure it was a very difficult session and there was a lot of traffic. I felt I could be on pole here and although I know it is sometimes not best to be on pole position for the first race, because of the long straight after the start, I still hope to have a good race."

Loïc Duval, after clinching pole position during the second qualifying session held on Friday.[24]

The second qualifying session was stopped early on when Carbone entered the start/finish line straight too fast, glanced a barrier at the exit of the Reservoir Bend corner, and was stranded in the centre of the track.[23][24] Almost immediately after the restart, a second red flag was prompted by a multi-car collision between Clarke, Salaquarda and Moreau at Police Bend turn and a third was triggered by Kimball whose spin at the same corner made the track impassable. The last stoppage came when de Oliviera crashed into an wall.[24] Kubica held pole position early on until Duval took it with a new unofficial lap record of 2 minutes and 11.348 seconds with eleven minutes left and maintained it until the end of qualifying.[25] A lack of a slipstream on the main straight hindered Di Grassi, who took second with a last-minute lap.[24] Kubica bettered his lap but fell to third and Conway moved up four places to fourth despite a crash into the Police Bend barrier soon after.[24][25] Perera took fifth and was provisionally joined on the grid's third row by Montin who gained eight positions from previous day's effort. De Oliviera maintained seventh, Nakajima moved to eighth and his teammate Carbone and Moreau completed the top ten qualifiers. Behind them the rest of the field lined up as Yokomizo, Vettel, Kimball, Watts, Bakkerud, Hirate, Reindler, Bamba, Clarke, Grosjean, Jelley, Senna, Ikeda, Kane, Ávila, Salaquarda, Ho, Cheong, Lei and Merszei.[26] After the session, di Grassi, Perera and Reindler had their fastest two qualifying lap times invalidated after the stewards deemed the trio to have not slowed sufficiently under yellow flag conditions for de Oliviera's crash.[27][28][29]

Warm-up oneEdit

A twenty-minute warm-up session was held on the morning of the qualifying race.[14] Perera continued to move up in the time sheets with the fastest lap of the session at 2 minutes and 13.185 seconds. Montin set a lap time that was 0.308 seconds slower than Perera's in second. Conway, Duval, Carbone, Yokomizo, Kubica, Vettel, de Oliviera and Hirate followed in positions three through ten.[30]

Qualification raceEdit

 
Robert Kubica (pictured in 2005) took the lead from Duval at the start of the qualification race but fell back to second as he elected not to take risks and preserve his car for the following day's main race.

The qualifying race to set the starting order for the main race started under dry and sunny weather conditions at 13:40 Macau Standard Time (UTC+08:00) on 19 November.[14][30] On a pre-race reconnaissance lap, Bamba came into Reservoir Bend corner too fast and ran into the rear of Cheong's car which had come to a stop in its grid slot. Both cars sustained damage to their suspensions and could not start the race.[31] Furthermore, Cheong's vehicle was pushed forwards into an unnamed female and injured her.[32] Duval made a poor start while Kubica was faster off the line to take the lead on the run to Mandarin Oriental Bend corner. However, Duval reclaimed first from Kubica going into Lisboa turn as the latter could not withstand his overtake and instead focused himself on avoiding risks and preserve his car for Sunday's race. Di Grassi out-dragged teammate Conway approaching Reservoir turn and attempted a pass on Kubica around the outside but he backed out of the manoeuvre.[32][33] Carbone made the worst start in the field, falling from ninth to nineteenth by the end of the first lap, while Watts gained five places entering Lisboa corner to run in eighth.[32]

Duval pulled away from Kubica and held a two-second advantage at the end of lap two as Conway and di Grassi battled over third place and Montin duelled de Oliviera for fifth position.[32][33] That lap, Senna stopped at Teddy Yip Bend turn with an engine failure and red and yelllow striped flags were shown at that part of the track because of the possibility that oil had been laid there. Elsewhere down the order, Vettel got past Moreau and began to close up to Watts as the trio of Kimball, Yokomizo and Bakkerud duelled each other. Carbone lost control of his car at San Francisco Bend corner but avoided a collision with an barrier alongside the track. Vettel moved ahead of Watts and into eighth but kept the position for a few seconds as Watts retook it.[32] Approaching the conclusion of lap four, di Grassi made an error that lost him momentum. Conway challenged di Grassi but the latter remained in third.[33] Bakkerud overtook Yokomizo and then Kimball at Reservoir Bend corner but Kimball retook the position entering the straight linking the Mandarin Oriental Bend and Lisboa turns.[32]

While most cars were fairly spread out upfront, it was not a major issue to get through traffic but Cheong heavily delayed Kubica at the Melco hairpin who had a poor-handling car due to one of his wheels buckled from the accident with Bamba.[32] Kubica waited until he was on a wider part of the track before he lapped Cheong. In the race's final laps, more overtakes occurred as Montin was passed by de Oliviera while Vettel overtook Watts as Kimball and Bakkerud traded tenth twice. Watts blocked a pass from Kimball at Lisboa corner as Moreau overtook Bakkerud. Kimball then moved ahead of Watts at Lisboa turn on the next lap. Cheong retired in the Lisboa turn escape road on the final lap.[32] Kubica closed up to Duval but chose not to take risks and Duval slowed slightly to win the qualification race and pole position for the Grand Prix itself by 1.577 seconds.[32][33] Di Grassi was third, Conway fourth and Montin fifth. De Oliviera, Nakajima, Vettel, Kimball and Watts completed the top ten. The final classified finishers were Bakkerud, Moreau, Clarke, Yokomizo, Perera, Grosjean, Reindler, Kane, Carbone, Ikeda, Jelley, Hirate, Salaquarda, Ávila, Ho, Merszei and Lei.[33]

Warm-up twoEdit

After the qualifying race, but before second warm-up, Bamba was summoned to the stewards office to explain the incident with Cheong. The stewards decided to bar Bamba from the main race on Sunday for causing "an avoidable collision".[31] The second twenty-minute warm-up session took place on the morning of the main race.[14] Di Grassi continued his strong pace and was quickest with a lap of 2 minutes and 11.953 seconds. Duval was 0.973 seconds slower in second. Perera, Conway, Yokomizo, Vettel, Watts, Senna, Ikeda and Grosjean made up positions three through ten.[30] Midway through the session, Moreau crashed heavily at Reservoir Bend corner, but his team rebuilt his car before the race.[34]

Main raceEdit

The race was delayed from its 15:45 start time on 20 November due to multiple incidents in the Asian Formula Renault Challenge race and the 2005 Guia Race of Macau.[14][34] When it did begin under dry and sunny weather conditions,[30] Duval moved slightly before the five red lights extinguished. He stopped on the front of the line marking his grid slot once he realised his error. This did not stop Duval from making a brisk start as Kubica made an equally fast getaway. Kubica drew alongside Duval on the approach to Lisboa corner but did not get through as the field passed without incident. Further down the order, Watts relinquished positions and Vettel overtook Montin for fourth. Conway ran into the rear of Montin and sustained a slow tyre puncture.[34] In the meantime, Duval opened up a 2.2 second advantage upfront by the end of the first lap. The lap after, the stewards announced that Duval had been adjudged to have jumped the start as he continued to increase his advantage by one second per lap in order to strategically minimise his loss of position.[34][35] On lap two, di Grassi turned left onto the outside line going into Lisboa corner and overtook Kubica for second.[34][36] Behind them, Senna and Hirate retired after the two made contact at the Melco hairpin and temporarily blocked the track.[34]

 
Lucas di Grassi (pictured in 2010) took the lead from Kubica on the penultimate lap and became the first Brazilian driver to win the Macau Grand Prix since Maurício Gugelmin in 1985

Conway slowed on his way to the pit lane to have his punctured tyre replaced and he rejoined down the order. Perera advanced through the field and challenged Bakkerud for tenth but the latter held the place. Kimball was fending off the faster de Oliviera while Kubica attempted to pass di Grassi but the latter blocked all his manoeuvres. Two drivers retired during the fourth and fifth laps: Salaquarda entered the pit lane with an unknown problem and Yokomizo missed the braking point for Lisboa corner and crashed into an wall.[34] Just as officials were about to disqualify Duval by waving the black flag,[34] he entered the pit lane at the start of lap six and his hope of becoming the fourth Frenchman in a row to win at Macau were over.[35][37] Duval emerged in the centre of a pack of cars led by Watts in tenth and di Grassi now led with Kubica second as Clarke passed Kimball for seventh. Jelley lacked most of his front wing because he ran into the back of Reindler's vehicle and delayed a small pack of cars. On the eighth lap, Kubica attempted to overtake di Grassi around the outside but he lost control of his car and narrowly avoided taking himself out of contention.[34]

Further round the lap, Kubica gently nudged di Grassi at the Melco hairpin and fell back to give himself more space before a second try. Overtakes occurred further down the field: Duval passed Watts and began to draw closer to Kimball after Watts chose not to duel Duval. Jelley's car gave way coming into Reservoir Bend corner and went into an barrier, which he slid against before stopping. Since Jelley was in a section of track that was not hazardous to others, the race was not interrupted and the traffic jam dispersed.[34] As the leaders went into Mandarin Bend to start lap ten, a slower car impeded di Grassi and Kubica tucked into his slipstream. Kubica steered to the outside of di Grassi on the run to Lisboa turn for the lead.[34][35][36] Kubica immediately began to pull away as de Oliviera gained fourth from Montin and Duval overtook Kimball and Clarke to advance into sixth. Clarke tried to follow Duval through the next sequence of turns but he braked too late and ran into an barrier at Faraway Hill corner. Kimball incorrectly guessed the direction Clarke was going and the two made contact. Watts collected them and he then slid into an wall and stopped several yards down the track.[34]

I really love my country. I am trying to rebuild the Brazilian spirit. Senna won in 1983 and [Mauricio] Gugelmin won in 1985. I am really pleased to be the first from my country in 20 years to win here and it feels very good. France won it too many times [three years straight]. We needed to break their domination and I did it today. I knew it was going to be either me or Robert [Kubica] to break the domination. I managed to do the job. I really don't know why it took so long for a Brazilian to win here. Maybe there weren't enough Brazilians. I had the opportunity and I won it. This is my biggest win so far in my career.

Lucas di Grassi on winning the 23rd Macau Grand Prix held to Formula Three regulations.[37]

Since cars were adjudged to be in a dangerous position and rescue workers were needed at Faraway Hill turn, the safety car was dispatched and Kubica's lead of 1.612 seconds was reduced to nothing and he lost his opportunity of taking a comfortable win.[34][35][37] Under the safety car, Cheong drove into the pit lane to retire for unknown reasons while Carbone made a pit stop but lost no time to the leaders.[34] The safety car was withdrawn at the start of lap 14 and racing resumed. Di Grassi noted an opportunity to overtake the leader Kubica going into Mandarin Bend corner and did so.[35][36][37] That lap, Kane spun and he could not restart his car because of an overheating engine.[34] On his second appearance in Macau,[38] it was di Grassi's victory, achieving the first win for a Brazilian driver in Macau since Maurício Gugelmin triumphed in the 1985 edition.[37] Despite putting di Grassi under extensive pressure, Kubica could not get back at him and was 0.659 seconds behind in second,[35] with Vettel completing the podium as the highest-placed rookie in third.[36] Off the podium, de Oliviera took fourth, Nakajima came fifth and Duval sixth.[35] Bakkerud took seventh from Montin at the line and Grosjean and Perera rounded out the top ten.[34] Moreau, Carbone, Reindler and Conway filled positions eleven to fourteen. Ho moved up ten places from his starting position to come fifteenth and Ávila, Ikeda, Lei, Merszei and Kane were the final finishers.[35]

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Q1 Time Rank Q2 Time Rank Gap Grid
1 1   Loïc Duval ASM Formule 3 2:13.114 3 2:11.348 1 1
2 8   Lucas di Grassi Manor Motorsport 2:13.081 2 2:11.913 2 +0.565 42
3 5   Robert Kubica Carlin Motorsport 2:12.754 1 2:12.163 3 +0.815 2
4 9   Mike Conway Manor Motorsport 2:14.422 8 2:12.454 4 +0.906 3
5 11   Franck Perera Prema Powerteam 2:14.665 10 2:13.228 5 +1.880 2112
6 19   Paolo Montin Ombra Racing 2:14.930 14 2:13.236 6 +1.888 5
7 3   João Paulo de Oliveira TOM'S 2:14.246 7 2:13.247 7 +1.899 6
8 4   Kazuki Nakajima TOM'S 2:14.701 11 2:13.273 8 +1.925 7
9 16   Fábio Carbone Signature 2:13.306 4 2:14.806 9 +1.958 8
10 15   Guillaume Moreau Signature-Plus 2:15.037 16 2:13.337 10 +1.989 9
11 10   Naoki Yokomizo ThreeBond Racing 2:13.830 5 2:13.515 11 +2.167 10
12 2   Sebastian Vettel ASM Formule 3 2:14.800 12 2:13.593 12 +2.245 11
13 6   Charlie Kimball Carlin Motorsport 2:16.182 19 2:14.000 13 +2.652 12
14 24   Danny Watts Team Midland Euroseries 2:14.066 6 2:14.031 14 +2.683 13
15 7   Christian Bakkerud Carlin Motorsport 2:14.952 15 2:14.127 15 +2.779 14
16 20   Kohei Hirate Team Rosberg 2:14.591 9 2:14.280 16 +2.932 15
17 30   Karl Reindler Alan Docking Racing 2:16.327 20 2:14.283 17 +2.935 182
18 27   Taku Bamba Now Motor Sports 2:16.552 21 2:14.728 18 +3.380 16
19 12   Dan Clarke Prema Powerteam 2:17.125 22 2:14.768 19 +3.420 17
20 14   Romain Grosjean Signature-Plus 2:14.847 13 2:15.068 20 +3.499 19
21 22   Stephen Jelley Menu F3 Motorsport 2:18.700 26 2:15.083 21 +3.735 20
22 28   Bruno Senna Double R Racing 2:15.520 17 2:17.461 22 +4.172 22
23 26   Daisuke Ikeda ZAP Speed 2:16.021 18 2:15.891 23 +4.543 23
24 21   Steven Kane Promatecme F3 2:26.409 30 2:16.052 24 +4.704 24
25 18   Rodolfo Ávila HBR Motorsport 2:17.847 24 2:17.219 25 +5.871 25
26 17   Filip Salaquarda HBR Motorsport 2:17.588 23 2:17.574 26 +6.226 26
27 23   Michael Ho Team Midland Euroseries 2:18.662 25 2:18.117 27 +6.769 27
28 23   Lou Meng Cheong Edenbridge Racing 2:24.588 29 2:19.887 28 +8.539 28
29 33   Lei Kit Meng Swiss Racing Team 2:22.497 27 2:22.670 29 +11.149 29
30 29   Jo Merszei Jo Merszei 2:24.177 28 2:27.415 30 +12.829 30
110% qualifying time: 2:24.482
Bold time indicates the faster of the two times that determined the grid order.
Source:[30]

Qualification raceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 1   Loïc Duval ASM Formule 3 10 22:19.317 1
2 5   Robert Kubica Carlin Motorsport 10 +1.577 2
3 8   Lucas di Grassi Manor Motorsport 10 +7.391 4
4 9   Mike Conway Manor Motorsport 10 +8.180 3
5 19   Paolo Montin Ombra Racing 10 +14.368 5
6 3   João Paulo de Oliveira TOM'S 10 +15.041 6
7 4   Kazuki Nakajima TOM'S 10 +21.546 7
8 2   Sebastian Vettel ASM Formule 3 10 +22.161 11
9 6   Charlie Kimball Carlin Motorsport 10 +27.704 12
10 24   Danny Watts Team Midland Euroseries 10 +28.775 13
11 7   Christian Bakkerud Carlin Motorsport 10 +29.031 14
12 15   Guillaume Moreau Signature-Plus 10 +29.870 9
13 12   Dan Clarke Prema Powerteam 10 +30.139 17
14 10   Naoki Yokomizo ThreeBond Racing 10 +30.862 10
15 11   Franck Perera Prema Powerteam 10 +31.336 21
16 14   Romain Grosjean Signature-Plus 10 +32.047 19
17 30   Karl Reindler Alan Docking Racing 10 +32.653 18
18 21   Steven Kane Promatecme F3 10 +33.361 24
19 16   Fábio Carbone Signature 10 +44.196 8
20 26   Daisuke Ikeda ZAP Speed 10 +45.059 23
21 22   Stephen Jelley Menu F3 Motorsport 10 +46.986 20
22 20   Kohei Hirate Team Rosberg 10 +54.855 15
23 17   Filip Salaquarda HBR Motorsport 10 +1:02.670 26
24 18   Rodolfo Ávila HBR Motorsport 10 +1:10.114 25
25 23   Michael Ho Team Midland Euroseries 10 +1:15.428 27
26 29   Jo Merszei Jo Merszei 9 +1 lap 30
27 31   Lei Kit Meng Swiss Racing Team 9 +1 lap 29
Ret 23   Lou Meng Cheong Edenbridge Racing 4 Steering 28
Ret 28   Bruno Senna Double R Racing 1 Engine 22
EX 27   Taku Bamba Now Motor Sports 0 Excluded 163
Fastest lap: Robert Kubica, 2:12.003, 166.90 km/h (103.71 mph) on lap 8[30]
Source:[30]
  • ^3  – Taku Bamba was barred from competing in the Grand Prix for causing an incident with Lou Meng Cheong on the grid.[31]

Main RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 8   Lucas di Grassi Manor Motorsport 15 40:49.730 3
2 5   Robert Kubica Carlin Motorsport 15 +0.659 2
3 2   Sebastian Vettel ASM Formule 3 15 +3.924 8
4 3   João Paulo de Oliveira TOM'S 15 +7.003 7
5 4   Kazuki Nakajima TOM'S 15 +8.619 7
6 1   Loïc Duval ASM Formule 3 15 +8.705 1
7 7   Christian Bakkerud Carlin Motorsport 15 +11.185 11
8 19   Paolo Montin Ombra Racing 15 +12.490 8
9 14   Romain Grosjean Signature-Plus 15 +13.007 16
10 11   Franck Perera Prema Powerteam 15 +13.290 15
11 15   Guillaume Moreau Signature-Plus 15 +13.890 12
12 16   Fábio Carbone Signature 15 +16.445 19
13 30   Karl Reindler Alan Docking Racing 15 +17.334 17
14 9   Mike Conway Manor Motorsport 15 +17.808 4
15 23   Michael Ho Team Midland Euroseries 15 +26.120 25
16 18   Rodolfo Ávila HBR Motorsport 15 +28.615 24
17 26   Daisuke Ikeda ZAP Speed 14 +1 lap 20
18 31   Lei Kit Meng Swiss Racing Team 14 +1 lap 27
19 29   Jo Merszei Jo Merszei 14 +1 lap 26
20 21   Steven Kane Promatecme F3 13 +2 laps 23
Ret 23   Lou Meng Cheong Edenbridge Racing 10 Retired 28
Ret 12   Dan Clarke Prema Powerteam 9 Retired 13
Ret 6   Charlie Kimball Carlin Motorsport 9 Retired 9
Ret 24   Danny Watts Team Midland Euroseries 9 Retired 10
Ret 22   Stephen Jelley Menu F3 Motorsport 8 Retired 21
Ret 10   Naoki Yokomizo ThreeBond Racing 4 Retired 14
Ret 17   Filip Salaquarda HBR Motorsport 3 Retired 23
Ret 20   Kohei Hirate Team Rosberg 1 Retired 22
Ret 28   Bruno Senna Double R Racing 1 Retired 29
Fastest lap: Loïc Duval, 2:11.929, 166.99 km/h (103.76 mph) on lap 12[30]
Source:[30]

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