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The 2016 Macau Grand Prix (formally the 63rd Suncity Grupo Macau Grand Prix – FIA F3 World Cup) was a Formula Three motor race held on 20 November 2016 at the Guia Circuit in Macau. The 2016 edition marked the first time the Grand Prix was formally called the FIA F3 World Cup It was also the 63rd running of the event. The 15-lap race was won by Carlin driver António Félix da Costa after starting from pole position. Felix Rosenqvist finished second for Prema Powerteam and Félix da Costa's teammate Sérgio Sette Câmara came in third. Félix Da Costa had won the earlier ten-lap qualification race on Saturday with Callum Ilott second and Sette Cãmara third.

Race details
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Date 20 November 2016
Official name 63rd 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 George Russell HitechGP
Time 2:10.100
Fastest Lap
Driver United Kingdom Callum Ilott Van Amersfoort Racing
Time 2:11.445 (on lap 9)
Podium
First Portugal António Félix da Costa Carlin
Second United Kingdom Callum Ilott Van Amersfoort Racing
Third Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Carlin
Main Race
Pole
Driver Portugal António Félix da Costa Carlin
Fastest Lap
Driver Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam
Time 2:11.080 (on lap 14)
Podium
First Portugal António Félix da Costa Carlin
Second Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam
Third Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Carlin

George Russell won the pole position for the qualification race by setting the fastest lap in the event's second qualifying session but lost the lead to Ilott heading into the first corner. The qualification event was neutralised following an accident involving Hongli Ye and Daiki Sasaki, and when the race restarted four laps later, Félix da Costa drafted Ilott and overtook him to take over the lead. Ilott remained close behind Félix da Costa for the remaining five laps but was unable to reduce the time deficit which would have allowed him to affect an overtaking manoeuvre on him who maintained his advantage to win the qualification race.

Félix da Costa's qualification race victory ensured that he started from pole position in the main event. He lost the lead and fell to third, behind his fast-starting teammate Sette Cãmara and Ilott. Félix da Costa was able to reclaim second from Ilott and was 0.7 seconds behind Sette Cãmara before a safety car period neutralised the race. He retook first from Sette Cãmara at the lap-seven restart. He pulled away from his teammate until a three-lap safety car period reduced his advantage to nothing. Félix da Costa fended off an overtaking manoeuvre from Sette Cãmara at the restart to keep first place. Rosenqvist overtook Sette Cãmara for second but was unable to draw close enough to affect an pass on Félix da Costa who remained in the lead for the rest of the race to win his second Macau Grand Prix. There were two lead changes and two yellow flags during the course of the race.

Entry listEdit

The entry list for the Macau Grand Prix was released on 6 October 2016. Initial entries for the race were so large that the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)'s director of circuit competition Frederic Bertrand stated there was a "pent-up desire amongst all these front-runners to prove their mettle in a face-to-face competition."[1] Confusion arose when the race's qualification standards were published with several illegible drivers entered after they would were not granted an invitation to the event due to non-competition in a FIA-sanctioned Formula Three race during the 2016 season.[2] 27 drivers featured in the initial entry list and included the 2015 European Formula Three champion Felix Rosenqvist, who won the race in 2014 and 2015, returning to defend his title, in lieu of Lance Stroll who had other motor racing commitments, and partnering Maximilian Günther and Nick Cassidy.[3]

Daniel Juncadella returned to drive in the race, replacing Ben Barnicoat, with 24 Hours of Spa winner Alexander Sims, confirmed to participate in the event,[4] after sealing his eligibility in the event by competing at the MotorSport Vision Formula Three Cup season-closing round at Snetterton.[5] Nissan factory driver Jann Mardenborough made his first appearance in the event,[4] while Lando Norris, the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup champion, also made his debut at the track.[3] Peter Li was originally slated to return to racing after a six-month absence following a heavy accident at the Red Bull Ring but his seat was taken by Formula E driver António Félix da Costa on the invitation of Carlin owner Trevor Carlin.[1][6][7] Félix da Costa, Juncadella and Rosenqvist tested for two days at the Red Bull Ring to prepare for the event.[8] GP3 Series driver Arjun Maini took over from Niko Kari who had other racing duties while Euroformula Open and former MSA Formula Championship drivers Keyvan Andres Soori and Daniel Ticktum completed the 29-driver entry list.[9] Norris, Ticktum and Jake Hughes competed in the season-closing European Formula Three meeting at the Hockenheimring to prepare for Macau.[10]

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Guia Circuit, where the race was held

The 2016 Macau Grand Prix was the 63rd running of the event and was held on the 6.2 km (3.9 mi) 22-turn Guia Circuit on 20 November 2016.[11] In September 2016, the organiser of the race, Barry Bland, resigned following hurried developments which saw teams not receive the event's regulations until late.[12] That same month, the race was granted FIA F3 World Cup status by the FIA, following a restructure in the wake of Bland's resignation, which meant the FIA became the event's regulator.[13] It was the first Macau Grand Prix in which Pirelli supplied the teams with tyres, after Yokohama who was the supplier since the event switched to Formula Three regulations in 1983 withdrew.[14] Pirelli's tyre was based on the type used in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship and were tested at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza to simulate Macau's high top speeds.[15] Competitors were granted a maximum allowance of five sets of tyres during the race weekend, up from three the previous year, following issues with the tyres in testing.[16]

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.[17][18] Shortly after, it was suggested the hunt's track could host a professional race for local motoring enthusiasts.[19] 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.[19] 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.[20] That has seen the Grand Prix's reputation in the motorsport world greatly increase; it attracts the world's best young drivers,[17] who consider the race as a reputation forger.[21] Macau is considered a stepping stone to higher class racing categories such as Formula One,[22] and it has been termed the territory's most prestigious international sporting event.[23]

Rosenqvist said that he felt the Pirelli tyres would change the event's aspect drastically and aimed to win it: "The competition in Macau is always super strong, and this year will be no exception. I think really the only one missing is [current European F3 champion] Lance Stroll, but other than that it's as competitive as it could get."[24] Félix da Costa stated he was returning to Macau because of its iconic status and his familiarity with the track. When asked if he felt he could achieve the victory, he replied "yes and no" because of not having had experience in Formula Three cars for the previous three years, but said he would give it an attempt and would be pleased to secure a top-five finishing position.[25] The track's fastest lap record holder Sérgio Sette Câmara said it was "amazing" to compete in the event, revealing that he would carry the experience he had from the 2015 edition and express confidence in his car's set-up.[26]

Practice and qualifyingEdit

Two practice sessions lasting 40 minutes were held before the race on Sunday: one on Thursday morning and one on Friday morning.[11] Rosenqvist was fastest in the first practice session with a time of 2 minutes and 13.099 seconds, which was his final timed lap late in the session.[27] He was four-tenths of a second quicker than the second-fastest driver Callum Ilott who moved out of traffic to drive with a clear track on his fastest lap.[28] Kenta Yamashita was third-fastest, ahead of Juncadella and Norris; the latter was quickest until ten minutes remaining in the session.[27] Jake Hughes, Félix da Costa, Sims, David Beckmann and George Russell rounded out the session's top ten drivers. The session was stopped early for 16 minutes when Ferdinand Habsburg went into Fisherman's Bend corner too quickly and understeered into the turn's barriers, causing his car's left-front corner to become lodged under the wall. Habsburg was transported to a local hospital for a precautionary check-up.[28] As a result, the session was extended by five minutes to provide competitors with additional on-track time. Cassidy stopped his car on the front straight with brake problems while Mardenborough made a pit stop because his car's engine cover was detached and it slowed him.[28] Tadasuke Makino carried excessive speed turning into Lisboa Bend corner and damaged his car's front-left corner in an impact with the turn's exit barrier.[27]

Qualifying was split into two sessions; the first was held on Thursday afternoon and ran for 40 minutes with the second held on Friday afternoon and lasted 30 minutes. The fastest time set by each driver from either session counted towards his final starting position for the qualification race.[11] In the first qualifying session, Félix da Costa set a late provisional pole position lap time of 2 minutes and 11.535 seconds, which was two-tenths of a second faster than Ilott who held the pole until Félix da Costa's time. Rosenqvist was third-fastest, ahead of Yamashita in fourth and Juncadella fifth. Sette Cãmara, Norris, Cassidy, Hughes and Sam MacLeod completed the top-ten provisional placings.[29] Sims was the fastest driver not to record a time in the top ten and was 1.065 seconds off Félix da Costa's pace. He was followed by Maini, Russell, Anthoine Hubert and Günther. Ticktum, Pedro Piquet, Chang Wing Chung, Nikita Mazepin and Joel Eriksson completed the top-twenty fastest drivers.[30] The session was red flagged four times: firstly for Yamashita when his wheel became detached from his car, possibly from a split rim.[31] The second was for Sims who was stranded in the centre of Lisboa corner's run-off area, Norris impacted the San Francisco Bend barriers and Eriksson hit the Solitude Esses wall, triggering the third stoppage. The session ended early when Juncadella crashed heavily into the Fisherman's Bend barrier.[30][31]

Despite using old tyres, Ilott drafted off another driver on his final timed circuit and was fastest in the second practice session with a lap of 2 minutes and 10.703 seconds.[32][33] Maini was half a second slower in second. Yamashita, Rosenqvist, Sette Cãmara, Hughes, Félix da Costa, Norris, Günther and Cassidy completed the top ten ahead of the second qualifying session.[32] Ticktum hit the Maternity Bend wall and returned to the pit lane to end his session early while Sho Tsuboi struck the Lisboa barrier.[32][33] Hongli Ye lost control of his car and contacted the exit barriers at the Police bend,[33] stranding his vehicle sideways across the circuit,[32] and yellow flags were shown to warn participants about the stricken car.[33] Guanyu Zhou came across the scene and reacted late, causing him to hit his countryman's car, briefly going onto its side before ending up on the tarmac. Both drivers were unhurt but the incident caused the session to end prematurely.[32][33]

Russell was the quickest driver in the second qualifying session, which took place in cool, overcast and later, wet weather conditions, and clinched pole position with a new track record time of 2 minutes and 10.100 seconds which was set late in the session.[34] He was joined on the grid's front row by Ilott who recorded lap 0.370 seconds slower and had the pole position until Russell's lap.[35] Félix da Costa qualified third, Sette Cãmara took fourth and Yamashita started fifth. Hughes and Günther were the next two starters. Rosenqvist heavily locked his tyres at Lisboa corner and was restricted to starting eighth, and Norris and Cassidy rounded out the top ten. Juncadella was the fastest driver not to start in the top ten; his best time of two minutes and 11.470 seconds was 1.370 seconds off Russell's place. He was one-tenth of a second in front of Sims, who in turn, was ahead of teammate Ticktum. Hubert and Beckmann were the next two qualifier. MacLeod, Maini, Mazepin, Eriksson and Zhou rounding out the top-twenty starting drivers.[36] The session was first disrupted when Daiki Sasaki went into the Maternity Bend corner and stopped on the track,[36] before Günther went wide, made impact against the R Bend corner wall and slid across the track, causing the session's second stoppage,[34] to allow debris to be cleared from the circuit.[36] Drivers swerved to avoid hitting the debris on the circuit. Qualifying ended early shortly before it was scheduled to conclude when Maini crashed at Lisboa corner.[34]

Qualification raceEdit

A ten-lap qualification race was held on 19 November and the finishing results determined the starting order for the main event.[35] It was scheduled to occur from 12:10 Macau Standard Time (UTC+08:00),[11] but was delayed for one hour because water had blown onto the pit lane straight and Lisboa corner from the nearby grandstands which evaporated upon marshals laying cement to remove the moisture.[37][38][39] When the race began from its standing start, Ilott made a fast getaway and passed Russell for the lead heading into the first corner. Félix da Costa got past of Russell shortly afterwards.[39] Norris, Günther and Hubert made contact with the turn one left-hand side barriers, damaging their cars, with Norris's front wing becoming dislodged and flew into the path of other drivers.[37][38] The incident caused the cars behind the trio to reduce their speed. Ye however was unable to react and collided with the rear-end of teammate Sasaki's car, launching him into the air and over the latter. Ye landed upright on the circuit.[39] Both drivers were unhurt but the safety car was deployed to allow marshals to extract the cars from the track and clear debris.[37] Norris, Günther, Hubert and Ye retired because of the damage to their cars,[40] while Sasaski made a pit stop for a rear wing replacement.[41]

At the lap-five restart, Félix da Costa ran in Ilott's slipstream and turned right to the outside lane to overtake him for the first position going into Lisboa corner.[39] Yamashita attempted to pass Russell in a manoeuvre that drew him alongside Russell at Mandarin corner; although he went sideways, he regained control of his car.[41] Félix da Costa attempted to drew clear from Ilott but was unable to establish an advantage over him with the two trading fastest lap times and both pull away from Sette Cãmara.[38][39] Ilott went wide at the final corner midway through and dropped back from Félix da Costa because he scared himself and did not want to push harder afterwards. Ilott slightly gained on Félix da Costa and observed him avoiding impact with the Lisboa corner barrier when the former went slightly wide and elected to not take risks to reach the end of the race.[39] Piquet passed MacLeod and Beckmann around the outside and under braking for Lisboa corner to move into twelfth on lap eight.[42] Yamashita overtook Russell for fourth place on the ninth lap.[39] Ilott recorded the qualification race's fastest lap on the same lap, completing a circuit of 2 minutes and 11.445 seconds. Félix da Costa maintained the lead for the remainder of the race to win. Ilott finished second, 0.850 seconds behind with Sette Camara in third, Yamashita fourth and Russell fifth.[40] Rosenqvist drove conservatively to secure sixth place.[38] Juncadella, Ticktum, Sims and Hughes rounded out the top ten finishers.[40]

Main raceEdit

 
António Félix da Costa (pictured in 2012) won the Macau Grand Prix for the second time in his career.

The race began at 15:30 local time on 20 November.[11] The damage to Ye's car from the qualification race was so great that he was unable to start the main event.[43] Ilott's right-rear tyre was changed after he reported vibrations on his warm-up lap.[44] As the five red lights went out to signal the start of the race, Ilott made a fast start and moved in front of Félix da Costa. However, neither driver took the lead, as Sette Cãmara used the slipstream to his advantage and gained the lead going through Mandarin corner and defended the position heading into the inside of Lisboa corner as other drivers attempted to brake later than him.[45] Félix da Costa managed to claim second position from Ilott with the latter falling to fifth after being passed by Yamashita and Rosenqvist.[46] Rosenqvist made a good start moving from sixth to fourth by the end of the first lap.[47] At the end of the first lap, Sette Cãmara led Félix da Costa by 1.2 seconds which he extended by two-tenths of a second at the conclusion of the following lap.[45] Rosenqvist attacked Yamashita on lap two but could not overtake the latter.[48] Yamashita lost third place on the third lap when Rosenqvist overtook him going into Lisboa corner. This allowed Ilott to move to the inside lane and take fourth place from Yamashita at San Francisco Bend despite minor contact between the two drivers.[49]

On lap four, Günther attempted to pass another car by moving out of its slipstream but sustained a right-rear puncture. His suspension broke on his way to the pit lane, prematurely ending his race.[50] Félix da Costa was able to reduce the time deficit to Sette Camara to be 0.7 seconds behind at the end of lap four until the safety car was deployed following a crash by Mazepin at Faraway corner;[45] the accident was caused by Mazepin overshooting the turn.[51] At the lap-seven restart,[45] Sette Cãmara reacted late to the safety car driving into the pit lane.[46] Félix da Costa ran near his teammate, drafted him heading into Mandarin corner, and turned right onto the outside line to gain the lead before the braking point going into Lisboa corner.[45] Félix da Costa began to pull away from Sette Cãmara, leading him by 1.7 seconds by the start of lap 10 which saw the second deployment of the safety car when Cassidy (who started from 28th after changing his engine) impacted the Paiol corner barrier.[45][49] The race restarted three laps later with Félix da Costa leading Sette Cãmara. The latter drew alongside his Carlin teammate heading towards Lisboa corner but Félix da Costa held the lead by turning onto the inside line.[46]

Rosenqvist attempted to replicate his earlier overtaking manoeuvre on Sette Cãmara but was not successful.[48] Yamashita and Ilott made contact with each other but the former was able to move into fourth place after passing Ilott.[49] Sette Cãmara slid sideways at Fisherman's Bend corner, allowing Rosenqvist to get into his slipstream. Rosenqvist went to the outside line and passed Sette Cãmara driving into Lisboa corner to move into second place.[45] Piquet collided with Ticktum, ending Ticktum's race while MacLeod went wide off the track in order to avoid a multi-car accident.[46] Rosenqvist began catching Félix da Costa by setting the race's fastest lap on lap 14, completing a circuit of 2 minutes and 11.080 seconds, but could not get close to the latter, though yellow flags were waved for Maini who drove straight at Lisboa corner. Félix da Costa controlled the lead for the remainder of the race to clinch the victory. It was the second Macau Grand Prix win of Félix da Costa's career.[43][48][49] Rosenqvist finished in second place, 1.603 seconds behind, with Sette Cãmara in third, Yamashita fourth and Ilott fifth. Hughes, Russell, Juncadella, Piquet and Sims completed the top ten finishers.[45] The race had two yellow flag periods and two lead changes among two different drivers. Félix da Costa led once for a total of nine laps, more than any other competitor.[43]

Post-raceEdit

The top three finishers appeared on the podium to collect their trophies and spoke to the media in a later press conference. Félix da Costa said he was happy that all the plans he had for every scenario worked, attributing it to experience, and the victory was beyond his comprehension, considering his lack of experience with Formula Three machinery in the previous three years.[52] He stated that he would not return to competing in the Macau Grand Prix in the future in a Formula Three car and wanted to return in Grand Touring machinery but felt more satisfied about the victory because he was not originally scheduled to attend the event.[53] Rosenqvist, who finished in second said, it had been "a tough weekend where everything felt that it was against us" and had to work hard to improve when he was presented with the opportunity.[53] He further added that he attacked from the race's start and accepted his second-place result.[52] Third-place finisher Sette Cãmara said he was delighted with the experience of observing two more experienced drivers than him on how they battled during the event.[52] He further stated that observing them helped educate him on what was required to win the Macau Grand Prix and revealed his desire to return to the race.[53]

ResultsEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Q1 Time Rank Q2 Time Rank Gap Grid
1 8   George Russell HitechGP 2:12.670 13 2:10.100 1 1
2 20   Callum Ilott Van Amersfoort Racing 2:11.761 2 2:10.470 2 +0.370 2
3 29   António Félix da Costa Carlin 2:11.535 1 2:10.501 3 +0.401 3
4 27   Sérgio Sette Câmara Carlin 2:11.994 6 2:10.716 4 +0.616 4
5 11   Kenta Yamashita ThreeBond with T-Sport 2:11.797 4 2:10.731 5 +0.631 5
6 28   Jake Hughes Carlin 2:12.360 9 2:10.776 6 +0.676 6
7 2   Maximilian Günther Prema Powerteam 2:13.017 15 2:10.996 7 +0.896 7
8 1   Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam 2:11.797 3 2:11.054 8 +0.954 8
9 26   Lando Norris Carlin 2:11.996 7 2:11.067 9 +0.967 9
10 3   Nick Cassidy Prema Powerteam 2:12.123 8 2:11.341 10 +1.241 10
11 9   Daniel Juncadella HitechGP 2:11.821 5 2:11.470 11 +1.370 11
12 30   Alexander Sims Double R Racing 2:12.600 11 2:11.597 12 +1.497 12
13 31   Dan Ticktum Double R Racing 2:13.102 16 2:11.674 13 +1.574 13
14 21   Anthoine Hubert Van Amersfoort Racing 2:12.727 14 2:11.751 14 +1.651 14
15 23   David Beckmann Mücke Motorsport 2:14.062 22 2:11.775 15 +1.675 15
16 32   Sam MacLeod Fortec Motorsport 2:12.536 10 2:11.799 16 +1.699 16
17 17   Arjun Maini Motopark 2:12.657 12 2:11.871 17 +1.771 17
18 10   Nikita Mazepin HitechGP 2:13.438 19 2:11.987 18 +1.887 18
19 16   Joel Eriksson Motopark 2:13.479 20 2:12.455 19 +2.355 19
20 18   Guanyu Zhou Motopark 2:14.278 24 2:12.465 20 +2.365 20
21 22   Pedro Piquet Van Amersfoort Racing 2:13.276 17 2:12.609 21 +2.509 21
22 19   Tadasuke Makino Toda Racing 2:15.618 29 2:12.838 22 +2.738 22
23 33   Ferdinand Habsburg Fortec Motorsport 2:15.336 28 2:12.879 23 +2.779 23
24 12   Wing Chung Chang ThreeBond with T-Sport 2:13.336 18 2:12.897 24 +2.797 24
25 5   Jann Mardenborough B-Max Racing Team 2:14.174 23 2:13.673 25 +3.573 25
26 6   Daiki Sasaki B-Max Racing Team 2:15.261 27 2:13.772 26 +3.672 26
27 7   Hongli Ye B-Max Racing Team 2:14.012 21 no time 29 +3.912 27
28 25   Keyvan Andres Soori Mücke Motorsport 2:14.803 25 2:15.028 28 +4.703 28
29 15   Sho Tsuboi TOM'S 2:15.051 26 2:14.868 27 +4.768 29
Source:[54]
Bold time indicates the faster of the two times that determined the grid order.

Qualifying raceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 29   António Félix da Costa Carlin 10 27:07.011 3
2 20   Callum Ilott Van Amersfoort Racing 10 +0.850 2
3 27   Sérgio Sette Câmara Carlin 10 +5.030 4
4 11   Kenta Yamashita ThreeBond with T-Sport 10 +5.797 5
5 8   George Russell HitechGP 10 +7.351 1
6 1   Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam 10 +7.889 8
7 9   Daniel Juncadella HitechGP 10 +10.136 11
8 31   Dan Ticktum Double R Racing 10 +17.416 13
9 30   Alexander Sims Double R Racing 10 +17.859 12
10 28   Jake Hughes Carlin 10 +20.564 6
11 3   Nick Cassidy Prema Powerteam 10 +21.050 10
12 22   Pedro Piquet Van Amersfoort Racing 10 +21.358 21
13 23   David Beckmann Mücke Motorsport 10 +21.607 15
14 17   Arjun Maini Motopark 10 +21.996 17
15 16   Joel Eriksson Motopark 10 +24.194 19
16 12   Wing Chung Chang ThreeBond with T-Sport 10 +24.940 24
17 33   Ferdinand Habsburg Fortec Motorsport 10 +26.006 23
18 10   Nikita Mazepin HitechGP 10 +28.215 18
19 19   Tadasuke Makino Toda Racing 10 +31.905 22
20 5   Jann Mardenborough B-Max Racing Team 10 +32.589 25
21 15   Sho Tsuboi TOM'S 10 +33.073 29
22 25   Keyvan Andres Soori Mücke Motorsport 10 +34.143 28
23 32   Sam MacLeod Fortec Motorsport 10 +56.743 16
Ret 6   Daiki Sasaki B-Max Racing Team 8 Retired 26
Ret 18   Guanyu Zhou Motopark 7 Retired 20
Ret 2   Maximilian Günther Prema Powerteam 1 Accident Damage 7
Ret 26   Lando Norris Carlin 0 Accident 9
Ret 21   Anthoine Hubert Van Amersfoort Racing 0 Accident 14
Ret 7   Hongli Ye B-Max Racing Team 0 Accident 27
Fastest lap: Callum Ilott, 2:11.445, 167.61 km/h (104.15 mph) on lap 9[40]
Source:[40]

Main RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 29   António Félix da Costa Carlin 15 37:57.447 1
2 1   Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam 15 +1.603 6
3 27   Sérgio Sette Câmara Carlin 15 +3.194 3
4 11   Kenta Yamashita ThreeBond with T-Sport 15 +3.862 4
5 20   Callum Ilott Van Amersfoort Racing 15 +4.348 2
6 28   Jake Hughes Carlin 15 +6.191 10
7 8   George Russell HitechGP 15 +7.027 5
8 9   Daniel Juncadella HitechGP 15 +7.840 7
9 22   Pedro Piquet Van Amersfoort Racing 15 +9.361 12
10 30   Alexander Sims Double R Racing 15 +11.294 9
11 26   Lando Norris Carlin 15 +13.040 27
12 12   Wing Chung Chang ThreeBond with T-Sport 15 +15.101 16
13 21   Anthoine Hubert Van Amersfoort Racing 15 +15.520 28
14 19   Tadasuke Makino Toda Racing 15 +17.674 19
15 18   Guanyu Zhou Motopark 15 +17.913 25
16 15   Sho Tsuboi TOM'S 15 +18.530 21
17 32   Sam MacLeod Fortec Motorsport 15 +19.081 23
18 25   Keyvan Andres Soori Mücke Motorsport 15 +19.972 22
19 23   David Beckmann Mücke Motorsport 15 +20.325 13
20 5   Jann Mardenborough B-Max Racing Team 15 +22.895 20
21 17   Arjun Maini Motopark 15 +48.349 14
22 6   Daiki Sasaki B-Max Racing Team 13 +2 laps 24
Ret 16   Joel Eriksson Motopark 11 Retired 15
Ret 3   Nick Cassidy Prema Powerteam 9 Retired 11
Ret 31   Dan Ticktum Double R Racing 7 Retired 8
Ret 33   Ferdinand Habsburg Fortec Motorsport 6 Retired 17
Ret 2   Maximilian Günther Prema Powerteam 4 Accident damage 26
Ret 10   Nikita Mazepin HitechGP 3 Accident 18
Fastest lap: Felix Rosenqvist, 2:11.080, 145.0 km/h (90.1 mph) on lap 14[43]
Source:[43]

See alsoEdit

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