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Flag of Monaco 2017 Monaco Sprint Race
Circuit Monaco 2015
The Circuit de Monaco in 2018.
Race Information
Date 27 May 2017
Event Flag of Monaco 2017 Monaco Grand Prix
Location Flag of Monaco Circuit de Monaco Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Lap length 3.337 km (2.074 mi)
Distance 30 laps / 100.110 km (62.205mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter {{{{{natp}}}}} Unknown
Team {{{{{natpt}}}}} Unknown
Time Unknown
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Russia Artem Markelov
Team Flag of Russia Russian Time
Time 1:21.674 on lap 8
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja
Winner Team Flag of Italy Rapax
Time 0:41:51.284
Race Guide
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2017 Monaco Feature Race 2017 Baku Feature Race

The 2017 Monaco Race 2, otherwise known as the 2017 Monaco Sprint Race, was the sixth race of the 2017 FIA Formula Two Championship, staged at the Circuit de Monaco on the 27 May 2017.[1] The race would see Nyck de Vries claim a maiden victory, as Rapax claimed a surprise one-two.[2]

de Vries' Rapax teammate Johnny Cecotto, Jr. would start the race from pole, but was powerless to prevent the Dutchman from sweeping around the outside into Sainte Devote.[2] The Venezuelan youngster duly slotted himself into second, with Gustav Malja otherwise occupied defending from Luca Ghiotto.[2]

That was the last that the rest of the field would see of either Rapax, with de Vries and Cecotto pushing hard to build a gap.[2] Furthermore, Cecotto would soon lose sight of his teammate, with de Vries building a ten second advantage before the halfway mark, a gap he would maintain for the rest of the afternoon.[2]

With the top two positions sorted the attention focused on the fight for third, with Malja putting up a ferocious defence from Ghiotto early on.[2] Fortunately for the Swede Ghiotto would hit tyre trouble and duly had to ease off, allowing Malja to hunt down Cecotto in the closing stages.[2]

Indeed, with a handful of laps to go Malja was in position to throw a lunge at Cecotto, although any attempts to dive inside were blocked by the Venezuelan.[2] That allowed Ghiotto to close back up onto the Swede, with all three running nose-to-tail as they started the final tour.[2]

Out front, meanwhile, de Vries cruised home to claim a dominant maiden victory, even surviving a brush against the barriers at Tabac.[2] Cecotto made his Rapax wide enough to deny Malja on the final tour, with Ghiotto tucked in right behind in fourth.[2] Behind, Artem Markelov grabbed fifth after a late lunge on Alexander Albon, while local hero and Championship leader Charles Leclerc dropped out mid-race.[2]

Background

It was a near identical day on the Mediterranean coast ahead of the Sprint Race, although temperatures were lower than they had been on Saturday.[2] Regardless, the Circuit de Monaco remained unchanged, as did the grid with no further penalties affecting the results from the Feature Race.[2] That meant that Johnny Cecotto, Jr. would start from pole as expected, with Nyck de Vries alongside.[2]

In terms of the Championship victory in the Feature, combined with Charles Leclerc failing to finish, meant that Oliver Rowland moved right onto the Monegasque's tail at the head of the field, heading into the Sprint just three points behind. Artem Markelov was next, 22 points behind, with Luca Ghiotto having slipped further back in fourth. Behind, Nobuharu Matsushita completed the top five, while Johnny Cecotto, Jr. and Sergio Canamasas had added their names to the scorers list.

There was another shuffle in the Teams' Championship after the Feature Race, with DAMS emerging at the head of the field, becoming one of two teams to break the 100 point barrier. The French squad ended the afternoon on 102 points, just two ahead of Russian Time, while Prema Racing had slipped to third with neither of their drivers taking major points. At the back, meanwhile, Trident had secured their first point, leaving Campos Racing as the only team yet to register a point.

Entry List

The full entry list for the 2017 Monaco Sprint Race is displayed below:

2017 Monaco Sprint 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 Spain Sergio Canamasas 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 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. 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:[3]

Grid

The grid for the sixth race of the 2017 campaign was formed from the finishing positions of the Feature Race, with the top eight reversed as per-FIA Formula Two rules.

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

Race

Report

Results

The final classification of the 2017 Monaco Sprint Race is displayed below:

2017 Monaco Sprint Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 18 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy Rapax 30 0:41:51.284 1:23.012 15
2nd 19 Flag of Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Flag of Italy Rapax 30 +9.834s 1:23.206 12
3rd 4 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 30 +10.415s 1:23.331 10
4th 5 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Russia Russian Time 30 +10.881s 1:21.999 8
5th 6 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 30 +11.258s 1:21.674 8
6th 8 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France ART Grand Prix 30 +11.901s 1:22.014 4
7th 7 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 30 +13.627s 1:22.419 2
8th 15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 30 +13.970s 1:22.257 1
9th 9 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of France DAMS 30 +28.993s 1:22.557
10th 2 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of Italy Prema Racing 30 +29.051s 1:23.024
11th 16 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of Italy Trident 30 +34.041s 1:23.493
12th 21 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 30 +42.732s 1:23.272
13th 10 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 30 +43.430s 1:22.504
14th 14 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 30 +46.423s 1:23.756
15th 12 Flag of Romania Robert Vișoiu Flag of Spain Campos Racing 30 +47.007s 1:23.555
16th* 3 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 30 +53.179s 1:23.308
17th 17 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of Italy Trident 30 +55.677s 1:22.782
Ret 1 Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc Flag of Italy Prema Racing 20 Electrical 1:23.539
Ret 11 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of Spain Campos Racing 14 Brakes 1:23.642
Ret 20 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 2 Suspension 1:25.598
Source:[3]
  • Bold indicates a driver started from pole.
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Delétraz awarded a five second time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.[4]
  • Leclerc and Canamasas were handed to second time penalties for causing collisions.[4]

Milestones

Standings

It was status quo at the top of the Championship table, with neither Charles Leclerc nor Oliver Rowland managing to score leaving them three points apart. Artem Markelov and Luca Ghiotto had therefore managed to inch close, moving fourteen and eighteen behind respectively, as had Nobuharu Matsushita in fifth. Elsewhere, race winner Nyck de Vries had moved into the top ten, with no other drivers managing to add their name to the scorers list.

In the Teams Championship it was Russian Time whom emerged at the head of the hunt, leaving Monte Carlo on 116 points. DAMS were still their closest combatants, still on 102, with Prema Racing slipping back after their near-pointless weekend in the Principality. ART Grand Prix were next up with Rapax moving into fifth, while Campos Racing remained as the only pointless team in 2017.

 
2017 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc 77 ◄0
2nd Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 74 ◄0
3rd Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 60 ◄0
4th Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 56 ◄0
5th Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 48 ◄0
6th Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon 37 ◄0
7th Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King 29 ▲1
8th Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 28 ▼1
9th Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja 28 ▲1
10th Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries 27 ▲1
11th Flag of France Norman Nato 18 ▼2
12th Flag of Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. 16 ◄0
13th Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco 2 ◄0
14th Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas 1 ◄0
2017 Teams' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Russia Russian Time 116 ▲1
2nd Flag of France DAMS 102 ▼1
3rd Flag of Italy Prema Racing 79 ◄0
4th Flag of France ART Grand Prix 85 ◄0
5th Flag of Italy Rapax 43 ▲3
6th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 29 ▼1
7th Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 28 ◄0
8th Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 18 ▼2
9th Flag of Italy Trident 1 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

References

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 'GP2 SERIES 2017 SEASON CALENDAR REVEALED', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula 2, 27/01/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/01_January/GP2-Series-2017-season-calendar-revealed/, (Accessed 12/07/2018)
  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 2.14 'DE VRIES SCORCHES TO MONACO WIN', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 27/05/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/05_May/De-Vries-scorches-to-Monaco-win/, (Accessed 02/10/2018)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'Formula 2 2017 Results: Circuit de Monaco', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula 2, 2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/Results/?raceid=975&seasonid=174, (Accessed 01/10/2018)
  4. 4.0 4.1 'SPRINT RACE PENALTIES', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 27/05/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/05_May/Sprint-Race-Penalties-/, (Accessed 02/10/2018)

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