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Flag of Spain 2017 Jerez Feature Race
Jerez 2015
The Jerez Circuit with DRS.
Race Information
Date 7 October 2017
Event Flag of Spain 2017 FIA Formula Two Jerez Round
Location Flag of Spain Circuito de Jerez Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Lap length 4.428 km (2.751 mi)
Distance 39 laps / 172.692 km (107.306 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc
Team Flag of Italy Prema Racing
Time 1:24.682
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland
Team Flag of France DAMS
Time 1:29.906 on lap 22
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco
Winner Team Flag of Italy Prema Racing
Time 1:01:31.999
Race Guide
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2017 Monza Sprint Race 2017 Jerez Sprint Race

The 2017 Jerez Feature Race, otherwise known as the 2017 Jerez Race 1, was the nineteenth round of the 2017 FIA Formula Two Championship, staged at the Circuito de Jerez on 7 October 2017.[1] The race, which was the headline race of the entire weekend, would see Charles Leclerc sweep to victory and the Championship with another dominant performance.[2]

The Monegasque would start the weekend in perfect form, sweeping to pole position by a quarter of a second in qualifying.[3] Luca Ghiotto, the star man from Monza shared the front row with Leclerc, while Sérgio Sette Câmara edged out Oliver Rowland for third.[3]

Leclerc duly aced the start to pull into an immediate lead off the line, leaving Ghiotto and Câmara to try and block Rowland.[2] Indeed, the Brit successfully dived past the Brazilian into the first corner, and almost succeeded in grabbing second from Ghiotto before the Italian grabbed a foothold through turn two.[2]

All that allowed Leclerc to blast clear out front, with Rowland desperately seeking a way past Ghiotto to keep his slim title hopes alive.[2] The rest of the field soon settled down behind them, with no major changes to the order coming until the leaders swept in to complete the pitstops.[2]

Leclerc was in and out of the pits without issue, before Rowland and Câmara both jumped Ghiotto, who suffered a slow stop.[2] All four duly began to slice their way through those on the medium tyres, with Rowland halving the gap between himself and Leclerc before the Monegasque ace re-claimed the lead from Nicholas Latifi.[2]

With that the race seemed to be over, until a late safety car was required to untangle Santino Ferrucci from the barriers after contact with Nobuharu Matsushita.[2] However, moments before the safety car was called Leclerc had managed to lap Sean Gelael, meaning the Indonesian racer was sat between himself and Rowland at the restart.[2]

Ultimately, Gelael's unintended positioning proved enough to keep Leclerc ahead of Rowland, in spite of the fact that his tyres deteriorated badly on the final lap.[2] Indeed, the Monegasque ace led home a fantastic brawl across the line to claim victory and the Championship, with Rowland just falling shy in second.[2] Third went to Antonio Fuoco after a late charge on fresh tyres, with Latifi fourth after getting caught behind Gelael.[2]

Background

With Formula One heading off for its final fly-away races of 2017, Formula Two headed to the Circuito de Jerez in Spain for its annual stand-alone race.[1] Indeed F2 would be the headline act on the "Frontera", with support from the GP3 Series, as the title race came to a head at an unchanged Jerez circuit.[4] There were, however, modifications to the entry list, with Álex Palou replacing Robert Vișoiu at Campos Racing, while René Binder stood in for Roberto Merhi at Rapax.[5][6]

Into the Championship and the biggest winner of the Monza weekend would be Championship leader Charles Leclerc, despite the fact that he had failed to register a single point in either race. Indeed, with neither of his immediate rivals managing to score, the Monegasque ace could wrap up the title in the Jerez Feature Race with a race victory, regardless of the efforts of Oliver Rowland and Artem Markelov. They were therefore set to fight for second, with Luca Ghiotto having moved level with his Russian teammate, and seven behind Rowland.

In the Teams' Championship it was Russian Time whom emerged on top in Monza, the Russian squad leaving the Autodromo with a nine point lead. They were not, however, set to claim the title, for Prema Racing were the team in second with form man Leclerc, while DAMS had only slipped fifteen points behind in third having had only their second pointless race of the season. Behind, ART Grand Prix were set to claim fourth, ten shy of the 200 point mark, with Rapax their closest challengers in fifth.

Entry List

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

2017 Jerez 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 the Netherlands Nyck de Vries 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 Spain Álex Palou 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 Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of Italy Rapax Dallara GP2/11 Mecachrome V8108 4.0 V8
19 Flag of Austria René Binder 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:[7]

Practice

Qualifying

Report

Results

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

2017 Jerez Feature Race Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
1st 1 Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:24.682 1
2nd 5 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:24.942 +0.260s 2
3rd 14 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:25.257 +0.575s 3
4th 9 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of France DAMS 1:25.316 +0.634s 4
5th 6 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:25.422 +0.740s 5
6th 8 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:25.426 +0.744s 6
7th 7 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:25.450 +0.768s 7
8th 3 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 1:25.470 +0.788s 8
9th 10 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 1:25.477 +0.795s 9
10th 20 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 1:25.583 +0.901s 10
11th 12 Flag of Spain Álex Palou Flag of Spain Campos Racing 1:25.600 +0.918s 11
12th 18 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of Italy Rapax 1:25.627 +0.945s 12
13th 17 Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci Flag of Italy Trident 1:25.632 +0.950s 13
14th 15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:25.653 +0.971s 14
15th 2 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:25.739 +1.057s 15
16th 4 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 1:25.916 +1.234s 16
17th 19 Flag of Austria René Binder Flag of Italy Rapax 1:26.121 +1.439s 17
18th 16 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of Italy Trident 1:26.148 +1.466s 18
19th 21 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 1:26.163 +1.481s 19
20th 11 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of Spain Campos Racing 1:26.647 +1.965s 20
107% Time: 1:30.609[7]
Source:[7]

Grid

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

Race

Report

Results

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

2017 Jerez Feature Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 1 Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc Flag of Italy Prema Racing 39 1:01:31.999 1:30.242 29
2nd 9 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of France DAMS 39 +0.230s 1:29.906 20
3rd 2 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of Italy Prema Racing 39 +0.917s 1:30.787 15
4th 10 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 39 +1.236s 1:31.054 12
5th 6 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 39 +2.685s 1:30.804 10
6th 15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 39 +6.744s 1:31.220 8
7th 5 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Russia Russian Time 39 +8.017s 1:30.675 6
8th 12 Flag of Spain Álex Palou Flag of Spain Campos Racing 39 +8.262s 1:30.462 4
9th 16 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of Italy Trident 39 +14.483s 1:31.379 2
10th 14 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 39 +16.226s 1:30.909 1
11th 20 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 39 +16.256s 1:30.626
12th 8 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France ART Grand Prix 39 +17.122s 1:30.621
13th 3 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 39 +17.657s 1:31.699
14th 4 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 39 +24.855s 1:30.627
15th 19 Flag of Austria René Binder Flag of Italy Rapax 39 +26.942s 1:31.728
16th 21 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 38 +1 Lap 1:30.036
17th 18 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of Italy Rapax 38 +1 Lap 1:30.450
18th 7 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 38 +1 Lap 1:31.832
Ret 17 Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci Flag of Italy Trident 31 Accident 1:31.538
Ret 11 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of Spain Campos Racing 27 Brakes 1:30.944
Source:[7]
  • Bold indicates a driver started from pole.
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.

Milestones

Standings

Victory and pole ensured that Charles Leclerc was declared as the 2017 FIA Formula Two Championship Champion with three races to spare, with the Monegasque moving 68 points clear with 65 left to fight for. Indeed, in spite of his efforts in the Feature Oliver Rowland had failed to keep the hunt alive, and was now set to fight for second to the end of the season. Fortunately the results of the Feature had put him seventeen clear of Artem Markelov, with Luca Ghiotto and Nicholas Latifi also still in that particular chase.

In the Teams' Championship it was Prema Racing whom moved to the top of the table, winning the latest round of the eternal game of leap-frog between themselves, DAMS and Russian Time. Indeed, Russian Time had gone from first to third in the standings during the Feature, while DAMS had moved back to second, a point ahead of the Russian squad. Behind, ART Grand Prix were still in fourth, with Rapax inching marginally closer, while Trident and Campos Racing were set to battle for the wooden spoon.

 
2017 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc 247 ◄0
2nd Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 179 ◄0
3rd Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 162 ◄0
4th Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 158 ◄0
5th Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 142 ◄0
6th Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 115 ◄0
7th Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries 96 ◄0
8th Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco 92 ▲1
9th Flag of France Norman Nato 91 ▼1
10th Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon 66 ◄0
11th Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King 58 ◄0
12th Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara 44 ▲1
13th Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja 44 ▼1
14th Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas 21 ◄0
15th Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael 17 ◄0
16th Flag of Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. 16 ◄0
17th Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi 16 ◄0
18th Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz 15 ◄0
19th Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung 11 ◄0
20th Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin 9 ◄0
21st Flag of Spain Álex Palou 4 ▲6
22nd Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci 4 ▼1
23rd Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri 2 ◄0
24th Flag of Romania Robert Vișoiu 1 ▼2
2017 Teams' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Italy Prema Racing 339 ▲1
2nd Flag of France DAMS 321 ▲1
3rd Flag of Russia Russian Time 320 ▼2
4th Flag of France ART Grand Prix 190 ◄0
5th Flag of Italy Rapax 138 ◄0
6th Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 108 ◄0
7th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 102 ◄0
8th Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 69 ◄0
9th Flag of Spain Campos Racing 16 ◄0
10th Flag of Italy Trident 9 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

References

Images and Videos:

References:

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