2017 GP3 Series
Drivers' Champion: George Russell
Teams' Champion: ART Grand Prix
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Parent series:
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George Russell, the series champion.
ART Grand Prix won their seventh teams' championship title.

The 2017 GP3 Series was the eighth season of the third-tier of Formula One feeder championship and also eighth season under the moniker of GP3 Series, a motor racing feeder series that runs in support of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship and sister series Formula 2.

George Russell won the drivers' championship.[1] In the teams' championship, defending champions ART Grand Prix secured their seventh GP3 Series title. Trident Racing were second ahead of Jenzer Motorsport.

Champion George Russell took 4 wins, Giuliano Alesi got 3 sprint race wins., Nirei Fukuzumi won 2 races during the season, and Dorian Boccolacci, Arjun Maini, Raoul Hyman, Jack Aitken, Alessio Lorandi, and Niko Kari all took 1 win each. ART Grand Prix won all feature races, except the last race, which was won by Arden International.

Teams and driversEdit

All GP3 drivers competed in a Dallara GP3/16 chassis, using a Mecachrome GP3 V6 engine and Pirelli P Zero and Cinturato tyres.

Team No. Driver name Rounds
  ART Grand Prix 1   Jack Aitken[2] All
2   Nirei Fukuzumi[3] All
3   George Russell[4] All
4   Anthoine Hubert[5] All
  Arden International 5   Niko Kari[6] All
6   Leonardo Pulcini[7] All
7   Steijn Schothorst[7] All
  Trident 9   Kevin Jörg[8] All
10   Giuliano Alesi[9] All
11   Ryan Tveter[10] All
12   Dorian Boccolacci[10] All
  DAMS 14   Santino Ferrucci[11] 1–3
  Matthieu Vaxivière[12] 4–5
  Dan Ticktum[13] 6–8
15   Tatiana Calderón[11] All
16   Bruno Baptista[11] All
  Jenzer Motorsport 22   Alessio Lorandi[14] All
23   Juan Manuel Correa[N 1][15] 5–8
24   Arjun Maini[16] All
  Campos Racing 26   Julien Falchero[17] All
27   Raoul Hyman[18] All
28   Marcos Siebert[18] All
Sources:[19]

Driver changesEdit

Changing teams
Joining GP3
Leaving GP3
Midseason changes

Team changesEdit

  • After having competed in the series since 2013, Koiranen GP left the series.

CalendarEdit

On 27 January 2017, the full calendar was revealed with eight rounds taking place.[26]

Round Circuit/Location Date Supporting
1   Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona 13–14 May Spanish Grand Prix
2   Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 8–9 July Austrian Grand Prix
3   Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 15–16 July British Grand Prix
4   Hungaroring, Budapest 29–30 July Hungarian Grand Prix
5   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps 26–27 August Belgian Grand Prix
6   Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza 2–3 September Italian Grand Prix
7   Circuito de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera 7–8 October FIA Formula 2 Jerez round
8   Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi 25-26 November Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Calendar changesEdit

Rule changesEdit

  • The series will introduce the use of the drag reduction system (DRS), an overtaking aid that cancels out aerodynamic drag and allowing drivers to achieve a higher top speed when within one second of the car in front at designated points on the circuit.[27] Further restrictions will be placed on the use of DRS, with drivers only able to use it a limited number of times in each race.

Results and standingsEdit

Season summaryEdit

Round Circuit Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1   Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya   Jack Aitken   Anthoine Hubert   Nirei Fukuzumi   ART Grand Prix
R2   George Russell   Arjun Maini   Jenzer Motorsport
2 R1   Red Bull Ring   George Russell   Anthoine Hubert   George Russell   ART Grand Prix
R2   Anthoine Hubert   Raoul Hyman   Campos Racing
3 R1   Silverstone Circuit   George Russell   Giuliano Alesi   George Russell   ART Grand Prix
R2   George Russell   Giuliano Alesi   Trident
4 R1   Hungaroring   Jack Aitken   Jack Aitken   Jack Aitken   ART Grand Prix
R2   Leonardo Pulcini   Giuliano Alesi   Trident
5 R1   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps   George Russell   George Russell   George Russell   ART Grand Prix
R2   George Russell   Giuliano Alesi   Trident
6 R1   Autodromo Nazionale Monza   Nirei Fukuzumi[N 2]   Anthoine Hubert   George Russell   ART Grand Prix
R2 Race cancelled[N 3]
7 R1   Circuito de Jerez   Nirei Fukuzumi   Jack Aitken[N 4]   Nirei Fukuzumi   ART Grand Prix
R2   George Russell   Alessio Lorandi   Jenzer Motorsport
8 R1   Yas Marina Circuit   George Russell   Niko Kari[N 5]   Niko Kari   Arden International
R2   Dan Ticktum[N 5]   Dorian Boccolacci   Trident

Scoring systemEdit

Points were awarded to the top 10 classified finishers in the race 1, and to the top 8 classified finishers in the race 2. The pole-sitter in the race 1 also received four points, and two points were given to the driver who set the fastest lap inside the top ten in both the race 1 and race 2. No extra points were awarded to the pole-sitter in the race 2.

Race 1 points
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   Pole   FL 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 4 2
Race 2 points

Points were awarded to the top 8 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   FL 
Points 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 2

Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos. Driver CAT
 
RBR
 
SIL
 
HUN
 
SPA
 
MNZ[N 3]
 
JER
 
YMC
 
Points
1   George Russell 4 5 1 6 1 4 DNS 11 1 2 1 C 2 4 2 4 220
2   Jack Aitken Ret 12 2 5 4 2 1 Ret 2 18 2 C 3 6 14 8 141
3   Nirei Fukuzumi 1 6 3 3 Ret 16 2 Ret 3 4 DNS C 1 5 15 14 134
4   Anthoine Hubert 5 4 4 7 2 8 3 5 Ret 7 3 C 5 3 11 5 123
5   Giuliano Alesi 17 11 6 2 7 1 6 1 7 1 6 C 9 7 Ret 10 99
6   Dorian Boccolacci 6 2 9 17† 8 Ret 5 4 5 17 14 C 7 2 7 1 93
7   Alessio Lorandi 3 3 7 8 3 6 4 Ret 12 14 Ret C 8 1 5 17 92
8   Ryan Tveter 12 18 5 4 Ret 13 8 2 6 3 5 C 12 14 8 2 78
9   Arjun Maini 7 1 10 16 6 5 Ret 8 4 6 16† C 17 12 3 6 72
10   Niko Kari 15 14 Ret 18 5 3 9 6 9 9 15† C 6 19 1 13 63
11   Dan Ticktum 13 C 4 Ret 4 3 36
12   Kevin Jörg 13 9 11 9 9 7 7 3 10 8 9 C 20 18 9 7 28
13   Raoul Hyman 8 7 8 1 16 11 14 7 14 10 11 C 19 15 13 11 27
14   Leonardo Pulcini 2 17 Ret 14 11 12 15 10 11 11 Ret C 14 13 17† Ret 20
15   Julien Falchero 11 10 15 11 10 Ret 13 Ret 8 5 8 C 10 9 DNS 16 16
16   Marcos Siebert 10 16 12 10 12 10 11 9 Ret Ret 4 C 18 17 Ret Ret 13
17   Steijn Schothorst 18 15 Ret 15 13 Ret Ret Ret 13 12 12 C 11 10 6 18 8
18   Tatiana Calderón 14 Ret 13 12 14 15 Ret 13 16 13 7 C 13 8 16 15 7
19   Santino Ferrucci 9 8 Ret 13 Ret 9 3
20   Bruno Baptista 16 13 14 Ret 15 14 10 Ret Ret 16 10 C 16 13 10 9 3
21   Juan Manuel Correa 15 Ret Ret C 15 16 12 12 0
22   Matthieu Vaxivière 12 12 Ret 15 0
Pos. Driver CAT
 
RBR
 
SIL
 
HUN
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
JER
 
YMC
 
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole (Race 1 only)
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Teams' championshipEdit

Only three best-finishing cars are allowed to score points in the championship.[29]

Pos. Team CAT
 
RBR
 
SIL
 
HUN
 
SPA
 
MNZ[N 3]
 
JER
 
YMC
 
Points
1   ART Grand Prix 1 4 1 3 1 2 1 5 1 2 1 С 1 3 2 4 578
4 5 2 5 2 4 2 11 2 4 2 С 2 4 8 5
5 6 3 6 4 8 3 Ret 3 7 3 С 3 5 14 8
2   Trident 6 2 5 2 7 1 5 1 5 1 5 С 7 2 7 1 286
12 9 6 4 8 7 6 2 6 3 6 С 9 7 9 2
13 11 9 9 9 13 7 3 7 8 9 С 12 14 10 7
3   Jenzer Motorsport 3 1 7 8 3 5 4 8 4 6 16† С 8 1 3 6 164
7 3 10 16 6 6 Ret Ret 12 14 Ret С 15 12 5 17
15 Ret Ret С 17 16 12 13
4   Arden International 2 14 Ret 14 5 3 9 6 9 9 12 С 6 10 1 13 91
15 15 Ret 15 11 12 15 10 11 11 15† С 11 11 6 18
18 17 Ret 18 13 Ret Ret Ret 13 12 Ret С 14 19 17† Ret
5   Campos Racing 8 7 8 1 10 10 11 7 8 5 4 С 10 9 13 11 56
10 10 11 10 12 11 13 9 14 10 8 С 18 15 Ret 16
11 16 15 11 16 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 11 С 19 17 DNS Ret
6   DAMS 9 8 13 12 14 9 10 12 16 13 7 С 4 8 4 3 48
14 13 14 13 15 14 12 13 Ret 15 10 С 13 15 11 10
16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 16 13 С 16 Ret 16 15
Pos. Team CAT
 
RBR
 
SIL
 
HUN
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
JER
 
YMC
 
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole (Race 1 only)
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Correa is an American driver who raced under Italian racing license.
  2. ^ Heavy rains forced the cancellation of qualifying. Nirei Fukuzumi was credited with pole position as he had set the fastest lap time during free practice.
  3. ^ a b c Heavy rain forced the rescheduling of race 1 to the original spot of race 2, leaving no time for race 2 to take place.[28]
  4. ^ Raoul Hyman set the fastest lap, but finished outside the top 10, so he was ineligible to score points for the fastest lap.
  5. ^ a b Nirei Fukuzumi set the fastest lap, but finished outside the top 10, so he was ineligible to score points for the fastest lap.

ReferencesEdit

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