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Flag of the United Kingdom 2017 Silverstone Sprint Race
Silverstone 2015
The Silverstone circuit with added DRS.
Race Information
Date 16 July 2017
Event Flag of the United Kingdom 2017 British Grand Prix
Location Flag of the United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit Silverstone, Northamptonshire, UK
Lap length 5.891 km (3.660 mi)
Distance 21 laps / 123.711 km (76.870 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter {{{{{natp}}}}} Unknown
Team {{{{{natpt}}}}} Unknown
Time Unknown
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc
Team Flag of Italy Prema Racing
Time 1:43.219 on lap 13
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Russia Artem Markelov
Winner Team Flag of France DAMS
Time 0:37:17.053
Race Guide
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The 2017 Silverstone Sprint Race, otherwise known as the 2017 Silverstone Race 2, was the twelfth race of the 2017 FIA Formula Two Championship, staged at the Silverstone Circuit on the 16 July 2017.[1] The race would see Nicholas Latifi claim his maiden victory in F2, despite seeing his massive early lead cut to shreds by a late safety car.[2]

The Canadian racer would start the race from pole, and duly aced his getaway to grab the lead to leave Luca Ghiotto and Oliver Rowland to squabble for second.[2] Rowland came out second best in that fight, and would subsequently clash with Jordan King at turn three, and Artem Markelov in turn four.[2]

The latter incident between Rowland and Markelov would ultimately end with the Brit being slapped with a time penalty, for the Russian had been forced onto the grass.[2] Latifi, meanwhile, sprinted clear ahead of Ghiotto, who dragged Rowland and a fuming Markelov along with him as he chased the Canadian.[2]

Behind them came an enthralling duel between Sergio Canamasas and Championship leader Charles Leclerc, who was throwing his Prema around desperately seeking a way past the Rapax.[2] Indeed, their fight would rage until a late safety car was called, required to remove Ralph Boschung's car from the barriers after he bounced off the side of Alexander Albon.[2]

That safety car also destroyed Latifi's lead out front, with the race restarting with just one lap left to run.[2] Fortunately for Latifi he had no trouble getting clear of Ghiotto at the restart, meaning it was the antics of his teammate Rowland that drew the eye.[2]

Indeed, knowing that he would be slapped with a five second time penalty anyway, Rowland decided to back the field up massively before the restart, before trying to sprint after the lead duo.[2] Unfortunately for him his novel tactics would not work, and the Brit was officially classified in tenth before a further penalty was applied as a result of his restart revolution.[2]

That left Latifi as the victor from Ghiotto, with Markelov retroactively promoted to the podium.[2] Canamasas survived a late assault from Leclerc in the final sector to claim fourth, with Norman Nato, Nyck de Vries and Nobuharu Matsushita completing the points.[2]

Background

The Silverstone Circuit was not modified overnight after the Feature Race, meaning there was no requirement for a practice session.[1] There were likewise no modifications to the grid, meaning Nicholas Latifi was set to start from pole position as expected, courtesy of the reverse-grid rule.[2]

Into the Championship and yet another pole-victory combination in the Feature had ensured that Charles Leclerc extended his lead, moving 63 points clear of second placed Oliver Rowland. Indeed, the Brit's third place in the Feature only really reinforced his hold of second, moving him six ahead of Artem Markelov. They seemed set for a private duel for second, with fourth placed Latifi some 35 points further back.

Leclerc's fifth win of the season had also re-established Prema Racing's control of the Teams' Championship in the Feature, moving them ten points clear of DAMS. Indeed, the French squad had arrived level with the Italians at the start of the weekend, but had been unable to beat Prema's tally. Russian Time were now closer to them then they were to Prema, eight points back, with ART Grand Prix losing ground in fourth.

Entry List

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

2017 Silverstone 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 the United Kingdom Callum Ilott 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 fourteenth 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 ______________
Nicholas Latifi 2
______________ Jordan King
3 ______________
Luca Ghiotto 4
______________ Sergio Canamasas
5 ______________
Artem Markelov 6
______________ Oliver Rowland
7 ______________
Norman Nato 8
______________ Charles Leclerc
9 ______________
Sean Gelael 10
______________ Nobuharu Matsushita
11 ______________
Ralph Boschung 12
______________ Louis Delétraz
13 ______________
Sérgio Sette Câmara 14
______________ Gustav Malja
15 ______________
Nabil Jeffri 16
______________ Antonio Fuoco
17 ______________
Robert Vișoiu 18
______________ Alexander Albon
19 ______________
Callum Ilott 20
______________ Nyck de Vries

Race

Report

Results

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

2017 Silverstone Sprint Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 10 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 21 0:37:17.053 1:43.443 15
2nd 5 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Russia Russian Time 21 +1.717s 1:43.630 12
3rd 6 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 21 +5.300s 1:43.769 10
4th 19 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Flag of Italy Rapax 21 +7.698s 1:43.657 8
5th 1 Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc Flag of Italy Prema Racing 21 +7.943s 1:43.219 8
6th 20 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 21 +8.279s 1:44.192 4
7th 18 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy Rapax 21 +8.801s 1:44.404 2
8th 7 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 21 +9.484s 1:44.248 1
9th 4 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 21 +10.618s 1:44.621
10th 8 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France ART Grand Prix 21 +13.262s 1:44.364
11th 12 Flag of Romania Robert Vișoiu Flag of Spain Campos Racing 21 +13.535s 1:44.958
12th 2 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of Italy Prema Racing 21 +13.825s 1:44.865
13th 3 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 21 +14.386s 1:45.168
14th 17 Flag of the United Kingdom Callum Ilott Flag of Italy Trident 21 +14.665s 1:44.972
15th 14 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 21 +14.925s 1:44.430
16th 21 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 21 +15.871s 1:44.333
17th* 9 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of France DAMS 21 +32.263s 1:43.550
18th 16 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of Italy Trident 21 +45.918s 1:44.605
Ret 11 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of Spain Campos Racing 17 Accident 1:44.645
Ret 15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1 Damage 2:09.458
Source:[3]
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Rowland was hit with a five second time penalty for forcing Markelov off the circuit.[4] An additional twenty second time penalty was subsequently added for impeding the field at the restart.[4]

Milestones

Standings

Another points finish and another extension for Charles Leclerc's Championship lead, the Monegasque ace leaving Silverstone 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.

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.

 
2017 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc 188 ◄0
2nd Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 121 ▲1
3rd Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 117 ▼1
4th Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 91 ◄0
5th Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 86 ◄0
6th Flag of France Norman Nato 67 ▲1
7th Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 66 ▼1
8th Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon 59 ◄0
9th Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King 49 ◄0
10th Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries 47 ◄0
11th Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja 28 ◄0
12th Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco 23 ◄0
13th Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas 21 ▲1
14th Flag of Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. 16 ▼1
15th Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung 11 ◄0
16th Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin 9 ◄0
17th Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael 3 ◄0
2017 Teams' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Italy Prema Racing 211 ◄0
2nd Flag of France DAMS 208 ◄0
3rd Flag of Russia Russian Time 207 ◄0
4th Flag of France ART Grand Prix 134 ◄0
5th Flag of Italy Rapax 81 ◄0
6th Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 70 ◄0
7th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 49 ◄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 2.11 2.12 2.13 'LATIFI DOMINATES SPRINT RACE FOR MAIDEN WIN', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 16/07/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/07_July/Latifi-dominates-sprint-race-for-maiden-wi/, (Accessed 03/10/2018)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'Formula 2 2017 Results: Silverstone', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula 2, 2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/Results/?raceid=979&seasonid=174, (Accessed 03/10/2018)
  4. 4.0 4.1 'TIME PENALTY FOR ROWLAND', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 16/07/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/07_July/Time-penalty-for-Rowland/, (Accessed 03/10/2018)

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