Tuesday, October 17, 2017

GP3 - JEREZ - Qualifying - Results


GP3 - QUALIFYING - RESULTS - JEREZ

1. Nirei Fukuzumi / ART Grand Prix/ Japan
2. Jack Aitken / ART Grand Prix / Great Britain
3. George Russell / ART Grand Prix / Great Britain
4. Daniel Ticktum / DAMS / Great Britain
5. Anthoine Hubert / ART Grand Prix / France
6. Dorian Boccolacci / Trident / France
7. Niko Kari / Arden International / Finland
8. Tatiana Calderon / DAMS / Columbia
9. Alessio Lorandi / Jenzer Motorsport / Italy*
10. Steijn Schothorst / Arden International / Netherlands
11. Giuliano Alesi / Trident / France
12. Kevin Joerg / Trident / Switzerland
13. Ryan Tveter / Trident / USA
14. Julien Falchero / Campos Racing / France
15. Marcos Siebert / Campos Racing / Argentina
16. Leonardo Pulcini / Arden International / Italy
17. Raoul Hyman / Campos Racing / South Africa
18. Juan Manuel Correa / Jenzer Motorsport / Italy
19. Arjun Maini / Jenzer Motorsport / India
20. Bruno Baptista / DAMS / Brazil

* - Notes Lorandi had originally qualified 6th but was given a 3-Place-Grid-Penalty for impeding other drivers.

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GP3 - JEREZ - Free Practice - Times


GP3 - FREE PRACTICE - TIMES - JEREZ

1. George Russell - 1:30.214 / ART Grand Prix / Great Britain
2. Jack Aitken - 1:30.287 / ART Grand Prix / Great Britain
3. Anthoine Hubert - 1:30.399 / ART Grand Prix / France
4. Nirei Fukuzumi - 1:30.505 / ART Grand Prix / Japan
5. Daniel Ticktum - 1:30.676 / DAMS / Great Britain
6. Leonardo Pulcini - 1:30.677 / Arden International / Italy
7. Steijn Schothorst - 1:30.788 / Arden International / Netherlands
8. Niko Kari - 1:30.897 / Arden International / Finland
9. Tatiana Calderon - 1:31.060 / DAMS / Columbia
10. Bruno Baptista - 1:31.078 / DAMS / Brazil
11. Raoul Hyman - 1:31.176 / Campos Racing / South Africa
12. Arjun Maini - 1:31.176 / Jenzer Motorsport / India
13. Kevin Joerg - 1:31.477 / Trident / Switzerland
14. Giuliano Alesi - 1:31.586 / Trident / France
15. Juan Manuel Correa - 1:31.663 / Jenzer Motorsport / Italy
16. Dorian Boccolacci - 1:31.681 / Trident / France
17. Julien Falchero - 1:31.706 / Campos Racing / France
18. Alessio Lorandi - 1:31.832 / Jenzer Motorsport / Italy
19. Marcos Siebert - 1:31.934 / Campos Racing / Argentina
20. Ryan Tveter - 1:32.394 / Trident / USA

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Formula 2 - JEREZ - Sprint Race - Results


FORMULA 2 - SPRINT RACE - RESULTS - JEREZ

1. Artem Markelov / RUSSIAN TIME / Russia / + 15 Points
2. Nicholas Latifi / DAMS / Canada / + 12 Points
3. Oliver Rowland / DAMS / Great Britain / + 10 Points
4. Luca Ghiotto / RUSSIAN TIME / Italy / + 8 Points
5. Antonio Fuoco / PREMA Racing / Italy / + 6 Points
6. Nyck de Vries / Racing Engineering / Netherlands / + 4 Points + 2 Points (FL)
7. Charles Leclerc / PREMA Racing / Monaco / + 2 Points
8. Alex Palou / Campos Racing / Spain / + 1 Point*
9. Alexander Albon / ART Grand Prix / Thailand
10. Norman Nato / Pertamina Arden / France
11. Nobuharu Matsushita / ART Grand Prix / Japan
12. Louis Deletraz / Rapax / Switzerland 
13. Santino Ferrucci / Trident / USA 
14. Sergio Sette Camara / MP Motorsport / Brazil
15. Nabil Jeffri / Trident / Malaysia
16. Sean Gelael / Pertamina Arden / Indonesia
17. Rene Binder / Rapax / Austria**
18. Gustav Malja / Racing Engineering / Sweden

RETIRED - Ralph Boschung / Campos Racing / Switzerland / Engine Failure
RETIRED - Jordan King / MP Motorsport / Great Britain / Engine

* - Notes Palou replaced Visoiu during the Jerez GP Weekend
** - Notes Binder replaced Merhi during the Jerez GP Weekend

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Formula 2 - JEREZ - Feature Race - Results


FORMULA 2 - FEATURE RACE - RESULTS - JEREZ

1. Charles Leclerc / PREMA Racing / Monaco / + 25 Points + 4 Points (Pole)
2. Oliver Rowland / DAMS / Great Britain / + 18 Points + 2 Points (FL)
3. Antonio Fuoco / PREMA Racing / Italy / + 15 Points
4. Nicholas Latifi / DAMS / Canada / + 12 Points
5. Artem Markelov / RUSSIAN TIME / Russia / + 10 Points
6. Jordan King / MP Motorsport / Great Britain / + 8 Points
7. Luca Ghiotto / RUSSIAN TIME / Italy / + 6 Points
8. Alex Palou / Campos Racing / Spain / + 4 Points*
9. Nabil Jeffri / Trident / Malaysia / + 2 Points
10. Sergio Sette Camara / MP Motorsport / + 1 Point
11. Norman Nato / Pertamina Arden / France
12. Alexander Albon / ART Grand Prix / Thailand
13. Nyck de Vries / Racing Engineering / Netherlands
14. Gustav Malja / Racing Engineering / Sweden
15. Rene Binder / Rapax / Austria**
16. Sean Gelael / Pertamina Arden / Indonesia
17. Louis Deletraz / Rapax / Switzerland
18. Nobuharu Matsushita / ART Grand Prix / Japan

RETIRED - Santino Ferrucci / Trident / USA / Accident
RETIRED - Ralph Boschung / Campos Racing / Switzerland / Mechanical 

* - Notes Palou replaced Visoiu during the Jerez GP Weekend
** - Notes Binder replaced Merhi during the Jerez GP Weekend

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Formula 2 - JEREZ - Qualifying - Results


FORMULA 2 - QUALIFYING - RESULTS - JEREZ

1. Charles Leclerc / PREMA Racing / Monaco
2. Luca Ghiotto / RUSSIAN TIME / Italy
3. Sergio Sette Camara / MP Motorsport / Brazil
4. Oliver Rowland / DAMS / Great Britain
5. Artem Markelov / RUSSIAN TIME / Russia
6. Alexander Albon / ART Grand Prix / Thailand
7. Nobuharu Matsushita / ART Grand Prix / Japan
8. Nyck de Vries / Racing Engineering / Netherlands
9. Nicholas Latifi / DAMS / Canada
10. Norman Nato / Pertamina Arden / France
11. Alex Palou / Campos Racing / Spain*
12. Louis Deletraz / Rapax / Switzerland
13. Santino Ferrucci / Trident / USA
14. Jordan King / MP Motorsport / Great Britain
15. Antonio Fuoco / PREMA Racing / Italy
16. Gustav Malja / Racing Engineering / Sweden
17. Rene Binder / Rapax / Austria**
18. Nabil Jeffri / Trident / Malaysia
19. Sean Gelael / Pertamina Arden / Indonesia
20. Ralph Boschung / Campos Racing / Switzerland

* - Notes Palou replaced Visoiu during the Jerez GP Weekend
** - Notes Binder replaced Merhi during the Jerez GP Weekend

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Formula 2 - JEREZ - Free Practice - Times


FORMULA 2 - FREE PRACTICE - TIMES - JEREZ

1. Charles Leclerc - 1:25.293 / PREMA Racing / Monaco
2. Oliver Rowland - 1:25.461 / DAMS / Great Britain
3. Nyck de Vries - 1:25.735 / Racing Engineering / Netherlands
4. Sergio Sette Camara - 1:25.868 / MP Motorsport / Brazil
5. Nicholas Latifi - 1:25.940 / DAMS / Canada
6. Nobuharu Matsushita - 1:25.975 / ART Grand Prix / Japan
7. Norman Nato - 1:25.985 / Pertamina Arden / France
8. Alexander Albon - 1:25.988 / ART Grand Prix / Thailand
9. Louis Deletraz - 1:26.050 / Rapax / Switzerland
10. Artem Markelov - 1:26.072 / RUSSIAN TIME / Russia
11. Gustav Malja - 1:26.108 / Racing Engineering / Sweden
12. Sean Gelael - 1:26.195 / Pertamina Arden / Indonesia
13. Luca Ghiotto - 1:26.203 / RUSSIAN TIME / Italy
14. Santino Ferrucci - 1:26.214 / Trident / USA
15. Antonio Fuoco - 1:26.247 / PREMA Racing / Italy
16. Alex Palou - 1:26.287 / Campos Racing / Spain*
17. Jordan King - 1:26.430 / MP Motorsport / Great Britain
18. Nabil Jeffri - 1:26.801 / Trident / Malaysia
19. Rene Binder - 1:26.981 / Rapax / Austria**
20. Ralph Boschung - 1:46.217 / Campos Racing / Switzerland

* - Notes Palou replaced Visoiu during the Jerez GP Weekend
** - Notes Binder replaced Merhi during the Jerez GP Weekend

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Japanese GP: Race - Re-Cap & Results


JAPANESE GP - RACE - RE-CAP & RESULTS

    Lewis Hamilton extended his championship lead with his eighth victory of the season at Suzuka whilst a spark plug problem for Vettel brought an early end to his Japanese Grand Prix.

    After taking his first pole at Suzuka in qualifying, Hamilton made a perfect get away as Max Verstappen jumped up to second. A handful of quick laps brought up the gap to Verstappen, more than three seconds ahead of the Red Bull driver by the pit stop window.

    Verstappen pitted before Hamilton, putting in the fastest lap of the race at that point after running side by side with Kimi Raikkonen at pit exit. He was about a second behind Hamilton when the Mercedes emerged from the pits, but the gap extended when Valtteri Bottas let his team-mate past but held up Verstappen.

    The gap was closing again in the final stages of the race. Hamilton was complaining about vibrations and losing pace in the closing laps, allowing Verstappen to close in, but traffic in the form of a battling Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa prevented a last lap shoot out.

    Hamilton finished 1.2s ahead of Verstappen to extend his championship lead to 59 points over Vettel.

    Daniel Ricciardo finished third, a second ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.

    After frantic work on the Ferrari of Vettel on the grid, he was able to get off the line and was running third before his car started to slow halfway around the opening lap. He complained about lack of power as he dropped back down the order before coming into the pits to take his third retirement in four races.

    Esteban Ocon was once again best of the rest in sixth. The Force India driver made a stunning start and was running third when an early safety car – Carlos Sainz had skidded into the barriers on the opening lap – neutralized the race. It put Ricciardo and Bottas on his tail but Ocon held firm until a virtual safety car – this time Marcus Ericsson had run into the barriers – paused the racing once again.

    Riccardo and Bottas found their way past on the restart. Raikkonen managed to jump Ocon in the pits, dropping him down to sixth and just ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez. The Force India duo have come together on multiple occasions whilst battling this season, leading to the team warning the drivers not to fight one another on track. Perez was asking over the radio if he could pass his team-mate, but was told he couldn’t attack. He finished three and a half seconds behind his team-mate.

    Lance Stroll suffered a strange retirement late in the race. The rookie ran through the gravel after his left front tyre deflated. He pulled to a stop and, though he tried to get going again, was left stranded at the side of the track, bringing out the virtual safety car.

    Nico Hulkenberg also retired late in the race, a mechanical problem leading to his DRS becoming stuck open. He was brought to the pits to retire.

    Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean finished eighth and ninth, with Massa rounding out the top 10 after holding off attacks from Alonso.

    Jolyon Palmer, in his last race for Renault, finished 12th, ahead of Pierre Gasly and Stoffel Vandoorne. Pascal Wehrlein in 15th was the final finisher.

RESULTS:

1. Lewis Hamilton / Mercedes-Mercedes / Great Britain / + 25 Points
2. Max Verstappen / Red Bull-TAG-Heuer / Netherlands / + 18 Points
3. Daniel Ricciardo / Red Bull-TAG-Heuer / Australia / + 15 Points
4. Valtteri Bottas / Mercedes-Mercedes / Finland / + 12 Points
5. Kimi Raikkonen / Ferrari-Ferrari / Finland / + 10 Points
6. Esteban Ocon / Force India-Mercedes / France / + 8 Points
7. Sergio Perez / Force India-Mercedes / Mexico / + 6 Points
8. Kevin Magnussen / Haas-Ferrari / Denmark / + 4 Points
9. Romain Grosjean / Haas-Ferrari / France / + 2 Points
10. Felipe Massa / Williams-Mercedes / Brazil / + 1 Point
11. Fernando Alonso / McLaren-Honda / Spain
12. Jolyon Palmer / Renault-Renault / Great Britain
13. Pierre Gasly / Toro Rosso-Renault / France
14. Stoffel Vandoorne / McLaren-Honda / Belgium
15. Pascal Wehrlein / Sauber-Ferrari / Germany

RETIRED - Lance Stroll / Williams-Mercedes / Canada / Tyres
RETIRED - Nico Hulkenberg / Renault-Renault / Germany / DRS Failure
RETIRED - Marcus Ericsson / Sauber-Ferrari / Sweden / Collision
RETIRED - Sebastian Vettel / Ferrari-Ferrari / Germany / Spark Plug Failure
RETIRED - Carlos Sainz / Toro Rosso-Renault / Spain / Collision

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Japanese GP: Qualifying - Re-Cap & Results


JAPANESE GP - QUALIFYING - RE-CAP & RESULTS

    Lewis Hamilton took pole position once again, this time making it his first at the Suzuka circuit. He has now at least 1 pole position for all current F1 circuits. Meanwhile, Romain Grosjean heavily crashed out of Q1. Grosjean was OK but his qualifying session was over. 

    A handful of drivers received grid penalties for engine component replacements and unscheduled gearbox changes. This included: Bottas, Raikkonen, Palmer, Sainz and Alonso. 

HOW IT WORKS:

Q1 = 18 minutes. All cars allowed to go out. At the end of the session, the five slowest are eliminated.
Q2 = 15 minutes. The remaining cars go out. At the end of the session, the five slowest are eliminated.
Q3 = 12 minutes. Final 10 cars go out. The final order at the end of the session is how the grid will line up. Fastest car starts from Pole Position.

GRID LINE-UP:

1. Lewis Hamilton / Mercedes-Mercedes / Great Britain
2. Sebastian Vettel / Ferrari-Ferrari / Germany
3. Daniel Ricciardo / Red Bull-TAG-Heuer / Australia
4. Max Verstappen / Red Bull-TAG-Heuer / Netherlands
5. Esteban Ocon / Force India-Mercedes / France
6. Valtteri Bottas / Mercedes-Mercedes / Finland*
7. Sergio Perez / Force India-Mercedes / Mexico
8. Felipe Massa / Williams-Mercedes / Brazil
9. Stoffel Vandoorne / McLaren-Honda / Belgium
10. Kimi Raikkonen / Ferrari-Ferrari / Finland*
11. Nico Hulkenberg / Renault-Renault / Germany
12. Kevin Magnussen / Haas-Ferrari / Denmark
13. Romain Grosjean / Haas-Ferrari / France
14. Pierre Gasly / Toro Rosso-Renault / France
15. Lance Stroll / Williams-Mercedes / Canada
16. Marcus Ericsson / Sauber-Ferrari / Sweden
17. Pascal Wehrlein / Sauber-Ferrari / Germany
18. Jolyon Palmer / Renault-Renault / Great Britain**
19. Carlos Sainz / Toro Rosso-Renault / Spain**
20. Fernando Alonso / McLaren-Honda / Spain***

* - (Bottas & Raikkonen) 5-Place-Grid-Penalty each for unscheduled gearbox changes
** - (Palmer & Sainz) 20-Place-Grid-Penalty each for multiple engine component changes
*** - (Alonso) 35-Place-Grid-Penalty for multiple engine component changes

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Japanese GP: Free Practice #3 - Re-Cap & Times


JAPANESE GP - FREE PRACTICE #3 - RE-CAP & TIMES

    Mercdes Valtteri Bottas topped the times in the final free practice session ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, despite crashing midway through the session.

    Bottas had already set his 1m29.055s lap time when he ran wide at Spoon. He clipped the wall a couple of times and returned to the pits with a heavily damaged right rear. The session was red flagged to clear the incident, disrupting many drivers’ qualifying runs, including that of Bottas’ team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

    Hamilton had already completed a handful of flying laps and was fast enough to put himself second, just 14 thousandths of a second slower than Bottas.

    Only three minutes after the track was green-flagged, the session was interrupted a second time. This time Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen had collided with the barriers after losing control of the rear of his car. Ferrari had both their drivers running race simulations early in the session after FP2 was rained off on Friday, meaning Raikkonen didn’t complete any qualifying simulation before crashing out. He ended the morning bottom of the order.

    Vettel, completing his fast laps towards the end of the session, was the only one of the front runners to enjoy an uninterrupted qualifying simulation. It wasn’t enough to give him an edge over Mercedes, though, with his lap time three tenths of a second slower than Bottas.

    Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo took fourth and fifth, with Esteban Ocon “best of the rest” in sixth.

    Nico Hulkenberg was seventh, half a second quicker than team-mate Jolyon Palmer. Palmer, who will be leaving Renault after the Japanese GP, was 10th fastest, behind Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez.

TIMES:

1. Valtteri Bottas - 1:29.055 / Mercedes-Mercedes / Finland
2. Lewis Hamilton - 1:29.069 / Mercedes-Mercedes / Great Britain
3. Sebastian Vettel – 1:29.379 / Ferrari-Ferrari / Germany
4. Max Verstappen - 1:29.910 / Red Bull-TAG-Heuer / Netherlands
5. Daniel Ricciardo - 1:30.018 / Red Bull-TAG-Heuer / Australia
6. Esteban Ocon - 1:30.109 / Force India-Mercedes / France
7. Nico Hulkenberg - 1:30.315 / Renault-Renault / Germany
8. Fernando Alonso - 1:30.424 / McLaren-Honda / Spain
9. Sergio Perez - 1:30.563 / Force India-Mercedes / Mexico
10. Jolyon Palmer - 1:30.764 / Renault-Renault / Great Britain
11. Felipe Massa – 1:30.764 / Williams-Mercedes / Brazil
12. Stoffel Vandoorne - 1:30.770 / McLaren-Honda / Belgium
13. Carlos Sainz - 1:30.799 / Toro Rosso-Renault / Spain
14. Kevin Magnussen - 1:30.982 / Haas-Ferrari / Denmark
15. Lance Stroll - 1:31.011 / Williams-Mercedes / Canada
16. Pierre Gasly - 1:31.353 / Toro Rosso-Renault / France
17. Romain Grosjean - 1:31.459 / Haas-Ferrari / France
18. Marcus Ericsson - 1:32.579 / Sauber-Ferrari / Sweden
19. Pascal Wehrlein - 1:32.698 / Sauber-Ferrari / Germany
20. Kimi Raikkonen – 1:33.962 / Ferrari-Ferrari / Finland

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Japanese GP: Free Practice #2 - Re-Cap & Times


JAPANESE GP - FREE PRACTICE #2 - RE-CAP & TIMES

    The second practice session of the weekend was nearly completely washed out by a fresh flood of rain. Teams took to making boats out of random objects and sailed them down the flooded river of a pit-lane.

    The session, however, wasn't canceled as towards the end, a handful of drivers opted to go out when the FIA declared the track safe enough to set times on.

    It was Lewis Hamilton on top with a 1:48.719, followed by Ocon and Perez. Massa and Stroll were the only other two to go out and set a time. A few other drivers ventured out to check track conditions but were quick to head back to their garages and not set a timed lap.

TIMES:

1. Lewis Hamilton - 1:48.719 / Mercedes-Mercedes / Great Britain
2. Esteban Ocon - 1:49.518 / Force India-Mercedes / France
3. Sergio Perez - 1:51.345 / Force India-Mercedes / Mexico
4. Felipe Massa - 1:52.146 / Williams-Mercedes / Brazil
5. Lance Stroll - 1:52.343 / Williams-Mercedes / Canada
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