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Flag of Austria 2017 Red Bull Ring Sprint Race
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Race Information
Date 9 July 2017
Event Flag of Austria 2017 Austrian Grand Prix
Location Flag of Austria Red Bull Ring Spielberg, Styria, Austria
Lap length 4.326 km (2.688 mi)
Distance 28 laps / 121.128 km (75.265 mi)
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 1:16.119 on lap 21
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland
Winner Team Flag of Russia Russian Time
Time 0:40:32.190
Race Guide
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2017 Red Bull Ring Feature Race 2017 Silverstone Feature Race

The 2017 Red Bull Ring Sprint Race, otherwise known as the 2017 Spielberg Race 2, was the tenth round of the 2017 FIA Formula Two Championship, staged at the Red Bull Ring on the 9 July 2017.[1] The race would see Artem Markelov sweep to victory at the head of the field, with Championship leader Charles Leclerc retiring early on.[2]

Markelov would control the race from pole, and duly aced the start to streak into the lead ahead of Alexander Albon and Oliver Rowland.[2] Ralph Boschung, in contrast, made a mess of his start, barely getting clear of his grid slot before Raffaele Marciello rammed into the back of him having been unsighted in the middle of the pack swarming around the Swiss.[2]

A safety car was thrown to retrieve bits of Marcillo's front end from the circuit, with Boschung able to get going at the back of the field.[2] Out front, meanwhile, Markelov would easily sprint clear at the restart to establish a lead, while Leclerc moved into the top five, only to get involved in a race ending accident.[2]

Indeed, Leclerc would be taken out by teammate Antonio Fuoco, who had been squeezed onto a kerb at turn four and spun around.[2] The resulting contact left Leclerc out of action, with a VSC thrown to recover the Monegasque's car.[2]

Again, Markelov blasted clear at the restart, and duly sprinted clear as Nyck de Vries went charging past Luca Ghiotto and Gustav Malja, causing them to clash.[2] Malja went charging through the gravel at turn four as a result, while Ghiotto survived a tank slapper before getting back ahead of de Vries.[2]

That sparked a charge from Ghiotto to try and get onto the podium, and duly blasted up to fourth before getting stuck behind the duelling duo of Albon and Rowland in the closing stages.[2] They duly finished second and third with Ghiotto fourth, as Markelov cruised home to claim his second victory.[2]

Background

The Red Bull Ring was unchanged overnight ahead of the Sprint race, although the kerbs had been removed after causing problems during the Formula One qualifying session.[1] Regardless, there were no major changes to the grid ahead of the Sprint Race, meaning Artem Markelov would start from pole as expected.

Into the Championship and pole combined with victory once again ensured that Charles Leclerc had extended his lead after the Feature Race, the Monegasque heading into the Sprint Race with a huge 59 point lead. Oliver Rowland was his closest challenger with more than half the season still to race, with Artem Markelov a further ten points back. Elsewhere, Nicholas Latifi had moved into fourth ahead of Nobuharu Matsushita, the latter having displaced Luca Ghiotto to get into the top five.

In the Teams' Championship it was Prema Racing who led the way after the Feature, their double podium carrying them straight into the lead. DAMS had retained second as Prema and Russian Time swapped places, with the Russian squad suddenly 39 points off the lead having arrived with 3 in hand. There were no major changes further down the order, although ART Grand Prix had passed the 100 point mark in fourth.

Entry List

The full entry list for the 2017 Red Bull Ring Sprint Race is displayed below:

2017 Red Bull Ring 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 Italy Raffaele Marciello 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:[3]

Grid

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

Race

Report

Results

The final classification of the 2017 Red Bull Ring Sprint Race is displayed below:

2017 Red Bull Ring Sprint Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 6 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 28 0:40:32.190 1:16.119 17
2nd 8 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France ART Grand Prix 28 +1.458s 1:16.781 12
3rd 9 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of France DAMS 28 +2.055s 1:16.582 10
4th 5 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Russia Russian Time 28 +5.840s 1:16.539 8
5th 2 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of Italy Prema Racing 28 +6.629s 1:16.697 6
6th 15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 28 +10.515s 1:16.699 4
7th 20 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 28 +13.656s 1:16.526 2
8th 10 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 28 +15.922s 1:16.607 1
9th 19 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of Italy Rapax 28 +15.979s 1:16.757
10th 14 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 28 +16.282s 1:16.760
11th 21 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 28 +18.849s 1:16.255
12th 16 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of Italy Trident 28 +20.948s 1:16.494
13th 3 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 28 +21.301s 1:16.754
14th 7 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 28 +22.443s 1:16.694
15th 4 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 28 +1:07.922 1:16.571
16th* 18 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy Rapax 26 Damage 1:16.525
17th 12 Flag of Romania Robert Vișoiu Flag of Spain Campos Racing 25 Damage 1:16.568
Ret 11 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of Spain Campos Racing 15 Gearbox 1:16.697
Ret 1 Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc Flag of Italy Prema Racing 4 Spin 1:51.522
Ret 17 Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of Italy Trident 0 Accident
Source:[3]
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * de Vries was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[3]
  • Vișoiu was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance. He was also slapped with a three place grid penalty for the following race in Silverstone for causing a collision.[4]

Milestones

Standings

Despite failing to score at all in the Sprint it was still Charles Leclerc who had complete command on the Championship, ending the afternoon with a 49 point lead. Indeed, the Monegasque ace could now afford to miss an entire race weekend and still head the Championship, with Oliver Rowland, his closest challenger, only able to score a maximum of 48 across a weekend. The Brit was therefore set to duel with Artem Markelov for second in the Championship, with the pair on 102 and 99 points respectively.

In contrast the Teams' Championship was far from a forgone conclusion, with Prema Racing and DAMS ending the Austrian weekend tied on points. Russian Time were also in contention, just nine points behind, with ART Grand Prix also within striking distance if they could muster a perfect weekend. Rapax had retained fifth despite failing to score, with Pertamina Arden closing the gap in sixth.

 
2017 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc 151 ◄0
2nd Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 102 ◄0
3rd Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 99 ◄0
4th Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 72 ◄0
5th Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 66 ▲1
6th Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 62 ▼1
7th Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon 59 ◄0
8th Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries 45 ◄0
9th Flag of France Norman Nato 45 ◄0
10th Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King 43 ◄0
11th Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja 28 ◄0
12th Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco 23 ◄0
13th Flag of Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. 16 ◄0
14th Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung 11 ◄0
15th Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin 9 ◄0
16th Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas 3 ◄0
17th Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael 1 ◄0
2017 Teams' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Italy Prema Racing 174 ◄0
2nd Flag of France DAMS 174 ◄0
3rd Flag of Russia Russian Time 165 ◄0
4th Flag of France ART Grand Prix 130 ◄0
5th Flag of Italy Rapax 61 ◄0
6th Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 46 ◄0
7th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 43 ◄0
8th Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 28 ◄0
9th Flag of Spain Campos Racing 11 ◄0
10th Flag of Italy Trident 3 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

References

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 '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 'MARKELOV SPRINTS TO VICTORY IN AUSTRIA', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 09/07/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/07_July/Markelov-sprints-to-victory-in-Austria/, (Accessed 03/10/2018)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 'Formula 2 2017 Results: Red Bull Ring', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula 2, 2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/Results/?raceid=977&seasonid=174, (Accessed 03/10/2018)
  4. 'VISOIU PENALISED FOLLOWING SPRINT RACE', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 09/07/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/07_July/Visoiu-penalised-following-sprint-race/, (Accessed 03/10/2018)

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