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Flag of Hungary 2017 Hungaroring Feature Race
Hungaroring 2015
The Hungaroring with added DRS.
Race Information
Date 29 July 2017
Event Flag of Hungary 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix
Location Flag of Hungary Hungaroring Mogyoród, Hungary
Lap length 4.381 km (2.722 mi)
Distance 34 laps / 162.097 km (100.722 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland
Team Flag of France DAMS
Time 1:26.731
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi
Team Flag of France DAMS
Time 1:30.153 on lap 18
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries
Winner Team Flag of France DAMS
Time 0:58:37.062
Race Guide
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2017 Silverstone Sprint Race 2017 Hungaroring Sprint Race

The 2017 Hungaroring Feature Race, otherwise known as the 2017 Budapest Race 1, was the thirteenth round of the 2017 FIA Formula Two Championship, staged at the Hungaroring on the 29 July 2017.[1] The race, staged in support of the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix, would see Oliver Rowland keep his slim title hopes alive by claiming pole and victory.[2]

Indeed, Rowland's bid for the Championship was aided by the fact that Championship leader Charles Leclerc was disqualified from qualifying, having initially claimed his seventh straight pole.[3] Rowland duly inherited pole ahead of Artem Markelov, while Antonio Fuoco was promoted to fourth alongside Jordan King.[4]

Raceday proved to be an intensely hot day, prompting an all out fight for the lead at the start as Markelov stole a march on Rowland into turn one.[2] Indeed, the Russian duly swept across in front of the Brit to establish himself in the lead, leaving Rowland to defend from King into turn three.[2]

Leclerc, however, was the star of the start, and duly shot from twentieth to twelfth on the opening lap, before picking off further positions in the early stages.[2] Out front, meanwhile, Markelov established a small lead over Rowland, while King was an early victim of tyre wear, and duly slipped behind Nicholas Latifi.[2]

It was Latifi, however, who started the pitstop ball rolling, sweeping into the pits at the end of lap eight, with King and co. coming in a few laps later.[2] The big loser in the pitstop whirl would be Markelov, who dropped back behind Rowland, as Alexander Albon assumed the lead as the first of those on the alternative strategy.[2]

Albon would only lead for a few laps, however, for Leclerc was closing fast and duly slipped past at the start of lap fifteen.[2] However, it was clear that they were not going to be challenging for victory, for Rowland and company were within ten seconds of the duo, and closing quickly.[2] Regardless, as Albon was consumed by the Rowland pack Leclerc carried on with the lead, staying out until lap 23.[2]

It proved to be a beautifully timed stop, for Leclerc rejoined just in time to see Sergio Canamasas and Robert Vișoiu take each other out and bring out the safety car.[2] That bunched the field back up with Rowland in the lead, Markelov second, and Leclerc on fresh soft tyres in ninth.[2]

As expected it was Leclerc who proved to be the man to watch in the closing stages, with the Monegasque racer barging his way through to fourth before the chequered flag was thrown.[2] Out front, meanwhile, Rowland was left to claim victory at a canter ahead of teammate Latifi and Nyck de Vries, for Markelov crashed out of the race to cause another late safety car that ran to the final lap.[2]

Background

The Hungaroring returned to serve as the seventh host of the FIA Formula Two tour of 2017, with F2 again supporting Formula One.[1] The circuit itself remained unchanged, with no extensions or revisions made to the two DRS zones.[1] There was, however, a change to the entry list, with Santino Ferrucci signing for Trident until the end of the season, replacing latest stand-in Callum Ilott.[5]

Into the Championship and it had been another points finish and another extension for Charles Leclerc's Championship lead at Silverstone with the Monegasque ace leaving the UK with a 67 point advantage. Behind, Artem Markelov had become his closest challenger, moving four ahead of Oliver Rowland after the Brit's late double demotion. Nicholas Latifi, meanwhile, had used his maiden triumph to drag himself closer to the fight for second, with Luca Ghiotto secure in fifth.

In contrast the lead in the Teams' Championship was proving somewhat more fluid that the Drivers' Championship, although it was still Prema Racing who led the way. Indeed, come the end of the Silverstone weekend the Italian team had built a three point margin over DAMS, with Russian Time just a point further back in third. ART Grand Prix were now a distant fourth, with equal distance between themselves in fourth, the fight for the Championship, and the brewing fight for fifth between Rapax and Pertamina Arden.

Entry List

The full entry list for the 2017 Hungaroring Feature Race is displayed below:

2017 Hungaroring Feature Race Entry List
No. Name Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine
1 Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc Flag of Italy Prema Racing Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
2 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of Italy Prema Racing Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
3 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of Spain Racing Engineering Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
4 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Spain Racing Engineering Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
5 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Russia Russian Time Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
6 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
7 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
8 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France ART Grand Prix Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
9 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of France DAMS Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
10 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
11 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of Spain Campos Racing Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
12 Flag of Romania Robert Vișoiu Flag of Spain Campos Racing Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
14 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
16 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of Italy Trident Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
17 Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci Flag of Italy Trident Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
18 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy Rapax Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
19 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of Italy Rapax Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
20 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
21 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
Source:[6]

Practice

Qualifying

Report

Results

The final qualifying result for the 2017 Hungaroring Feature Race are outlined below:

2017 Hungaroring Feature Race Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
1st 9 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of France DAMS 1:26.731 1
2nd 6 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:26.806 +0.075s 2
3rd 15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:26.849 +0.118s 3
4th 2 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:26.885 +0.154s 4
5th 20 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 1:26.968 +0.237s 5
6th 10 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 1:26.973 +0.242s 6
7th 18 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy Rapax 1:27.026 +0.295s 7
8th 7 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:27.103 +0.372s 8
9th 19 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of Italy Rapax 1:27.129 +0.398s 9
10th 17 Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci Flag of Italy Trident 1:27.139 +0.408s 10
11th 8 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:27.221 +0.490s 11
12th 5 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:27.238 +0.507s 12
13th 12 Flag of Romania Robert Vișoiu Flag of Spain Campos Racing 1:27.301 +0.570s 13
14th 11 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of Spain Campos Racing 1:27.339 +0.608s 14
15th* 14 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:27.492 +0.761s 18
16th 3 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 1:27.582 +0.851s 15
17th 4 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 1:27.804 +1.073s 16
18th 16 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of Italy Trident 1:28.248 +1.517s 17
107% Time: 1:32.802[6]
NC 21 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 1:46.783 +20.052s 19
EXC 1 Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:26.268 20
Source:[6]
  • * Câmara handed a three place grid penalty for impeding Latifi.[3]
  • Gelael did not set a time within 107% of the fastest effort but was allowed to start at the stewards' discretion.
  • Leclerc was excluded from the session for an illegal differential setup.[3]

Grid

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
1 ______________
Oliver Rowland 2
______________ Artem Markelov
3 ______________
Jordan King 4
______________ Antonio Fuoco
5 ______________
Norman Nato 6
______________ Nicholas Latifi
7 ______________
Nyck de Vries 8
______________ Nobuharu Matsushita
9 ______________
Sergio Canamasas 10
______________ Santino Ferrucci
11 ______________
Alexander Albon 12
______________ Luca Ghiotto
13 ______________
Robert Vișoiu 14
______________ Ralph Boschung
15 ______________
Louis Delétraz 16
______________ Gustav Malja
17 ______________
Nabil Jeffri 18
______________ Sérgio Sette Câmara
19 ______________
Sean Gelael 20
______________ Charles Leclerc

Race

Report

Results

The final classification of the 2017 Hungaroring Feature Race is displayed below:

2017 Hungaroring Feature Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 9 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of France DAMS 36 0:58:37.062 1:30.247 29
2nd 10 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 36 +0.235s 1:30.153 20
3rd 18 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy Rapax 36 +0.673s 1:30.847 15
4th 1 Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc Flag of Italy Prema Racing 36 +1.405s 1:30.816 12
5th 7 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 36 +1.633s 1:30.899 10
6th 5 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Russia Russian Time 36 +2.534s 1:31.453 8
7th 20 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 36 +3.079s 1:31.856 6
8th 8 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France ART Grand Prix 36 +3.350s 1:30.736 4
9th 17 Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci Flag of Italy Trident 36 +4.238s 1:31.220 2
10th 3 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 36 +6.627s 1:31.761 1
11th 11 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of Spain Campos Racing 36 +7.550s 1:31.983
12th 16 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of Italy Trident 36 +8.179s 1:31.806
13th 4 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 36 +9.462s 1:31.475
14th* 21 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 36 +13.911s 1:31.546
15th 15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 36 +16.126s 1:31.845
16th* 14 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 36 +19.069s 1:32.066
17th 6 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 33 Accident 1:30.473
Ret 19 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of Italy Rapax 24 Accident 1:31.473
Ret 12 Flag of Romania Robert Vișoiu Flag of Spain Campos Racing 24 Accident 1:31.458
Ret 2 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of Italy Prema Racing 11 Suspension 1:32.462
Source:[6]
  • Bold indicates a driver started from pole.
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Gelael and Câmara were noth handed ten second time penalties for activating DRS before the permitted time.[7]
  • Markelov was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.
  • Canamasas hit with a three place grid penalty for causing a collision.[7]

Milestones

Standings

Charles Leclerc had seen his Championship lead reduced after Oliver Rowland's victory, although the Monegasque ace had moved past the 200 point mark. Indeed, Rowland had cut the lead to 54 points with his second F2 victory, although Leclerc still had more than a weekends worth of points in hand. Artem Markelov, meanwhile, had slipped back behind Rowland in their fight for second, with Nicholas Latifi keeping himself in the hunt to be runner-up.

DAMS claimed the Teams' Championship lead after their clean-sweep of the points, Rowland and Latifi combining to claim 49 points in one race. That carried the French squad past Prema Racing and onto 257 points, with the Italian team sat on 223 points. Russian Time continued to chase in third, heading into the second Hungaroring race on 215, with ART Grand Prix a distant fourth.

 
2017 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc 200 ◄0
2nd Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 146 ▲1
3rd Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 121 ▼1
4th Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 111 ◄0
5th Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 94 ◄0
6th Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 76 ▲1
7th Flag of France Norman Nato 73 ▼1
8th Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon 63 ◄0
9th Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries 62 ▲1
10th Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King 49 ▼1
11th Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja 28 ◄0
12th Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco 23 ◄0
13th Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas 21 ◄0
14th Flag of Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. 16 ◄0
15th Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung 11 ◄0
16th Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin 9 ◄0
17th Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael 3 ◄0
18th Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci 2 ▲8
19th Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz 1 ▲1
2017 Teams' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of France DAMS 257 ▲1
2nd Flag of Italy Prema Racing 223 ▼1
3rd Flag of Russia Russian Time 215 ◄0
4th Flag of France ART Grand Prix 148 ◄0
5th Flag of Italy Rapax 96 ◄0
6th Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 76 ◄0
7th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 49 ◄0
8th Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 29 ◄0
9th Flag of Spain Campos Racing 11 ◄0
10th Flag of Italy Trident 5 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

References

Images and Videos:

References:

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  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 'ROWLAND ON TOP IN DRAMATIC BUDAPEST FEATURE', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/07_July/Rowland-on-top-in-dramatic-Budapest-feature/, (Accessed 04/10/2018)
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  7. 7.0 7.1 'POST-RACE PENALTIES NOTIFIED', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 29/07/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/07_July/Post-race-penalties-notified/, (Accessed 05/10/2018)

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