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Flag of the United Arab Emirates 2017 Yas Marina Feature Race
Yas Marina 2015
The Yas Marina circuit with DRS zones added in 2015.
Race Information
Date 25 November 2017
Event Flag of the United Arab Emirates 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Location Flag of the United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Lap length 5.554 km (3.451 mi)
Distance 31 laps / 172.174 km (106.984 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of Russia Artem Markelov
Team Flag of Russia Russian Time
Time 1:47.181
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon
Team Flag of France ART Grand Prix
Time 1:50.314 on lap 27
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto
Winner Team Flag of Russia Russian Time
Time 0:59:34.767
Race Guide
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2017 Jerez Sprint Race 2017 Yas Marina Sprint Race

The 2017 Yas Marina Feature Race, otherwise known as the 2017 Yas Marina Race 1, was the twenty-first and penultimate race of the 2017 FIA Formula Two Championship, staged at the Yas Marina Circuit on the 25 November 2017.[1] The race, held in support of the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, would see Artem Markelov inherit victory after two of his rivals were disqualified.[2]

Markelov would, however, start the weekend well, sweeping to pole during qualifying ahead of Nyck de Vries.[3] Antonio Fuoco, meanwhile, would share the second row with Oliver Rowland, while new Champion Charles Leclerc claimed sixth.[3]

An excellent start from Markelov duly saw his Russian Time streak into the lead, with de Vries heading the chase in spite of starting on the soft Pirelli tyres.[4] Instead, the big looser off the line was Fuoco from third, who dropped down to eighth behind teammate Leclerc as Luca Ghiotto barged through to fourth.[4]

Tyre wear proved instantly to be the order of the day, with Rowland taking a more conservative approach as the others around him pushed.[4] Indeed, Markelov was pushing his supersoft Pirellis hard to keep de Vries at bay, the Dutchman having no need to conserve his soft tyres early on.[4] By lap seven, however, almost all of the supersoft shod drivers were struggling, prompting Markelov and Rowland to stop at the end of the lap.[4]

After the stops Rowland made what seemed to be a race winning move, diving past Markelov at the end of the back straight using DRS.[4] Out front, meanwhile, de Vries was slowly being caught by Leclerc, and as Rowland and co. picked their way through those who started on softs, the Dutchman slithered wide and gifted the lead to Leclerc.[4]

Not to be deterred de Vries pushed Leclerc hard, with both stopping on lap 24 to hand the lead to Rowland and Markelov.[4] They rejoined in third and fifth respectively, before themselves and Fuoco began to carve into Rowland's lead at over two seconds a lap, although time was running out.[4]

Indeed, Leclerc would push his tyres too hard in his pursuit of victory, losing pace dramatically on the final lap to allow Fuoco into third.[4] Rowland, meanwhile, just kept Markelov at arms length to claim victory and gain a strangle hold on second in the Championship.[4]

After the race, however, it was found that Rowland's skid block had worn too much, making his car illegal when presented for post-race scruitneering.[2] Fuoco was also disqualified for using illegal tyre pressures, meaning Markelov was retroactively declared the winner from Leclerc and Luca Ghiotto.[2]

Background

Formula Two reunited with senior series Formula One for the 2017 season finale, staged, as usual for recent years, at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.[1] The circuit itself remained unchanged, with no modifications made to the DRS zones in-spite of complaints about overtaking from the F1 crowd.[1] There was, however, a change to the entry list, with freshly crowned Formula 3 Champion Lando Norris replacing Ralph Boschung at Campos Racing.[5]

Into the Championship and victory for Artem Markelov back in the Jerez Sprint had put the Russian racer closer to second place Oliver Rowland, with the pair ending the weekend twelve points apart ahead of the finale in Abu Dhabi. Indeed, there were still four drivers mathematically in the fight for second, with Luca Ghiotto and Nicholas Latifi within 35 points of Rowland. Pre-declared Champion Charles Leclerc, meanwhile, had nothing to fear ahead of the finale, leaving the rest to fight behind him.

In the Teams' Championship it was Prema Racing whom had emerged on top in Jerez, ending the weekend on 347 points, having arrived in third. DAMS, meanwhile, had been the big losers, dropping to third, although they were level with Russian Time in second on 343, with the latter's greater number of wins keeping them ahead. Elsewhere, ART Grand Prix had effectively secured fourth, while Rapax were a safe fifth.

Entry List

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

2017 Yas Marina 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 the United Kingdom Lando Norris 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 Spain Roberto Merhi 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 Yas Marina Feature Race are outlined below:

2017 Yas Marina Feature Race Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
1st 6 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:47.181 1
2nd 3 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 1:47.387 +0.206s 2
3rd 2 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:47.575 +0.394s 3
4th 9 Flag of Canada.svg Oliver Rowland Flag of France DAMS 1:47.617 +0.436s 4
5th 20 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 1:47.676 +0.495s 5
6th 1 Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:47.692 +0.511s 6
7th 5 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:47.753 +0.572s 7
8th 7 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:47.759 +0.578s 8
9th 14 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:47.824 +0.643s 9
10th 12 Flag of Spain Álex Palou Flag of Spain Campos Racing 1:48.127 +0.946s 10
11th 10 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 1:48.201 +1.020s 11
12th 18 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of Italy Rapax 1:48.212 +1.031s 12
13th 11 Flag of the United Kingdom Lando Norris Flag of Spain Campos Racing 1:48.404 +1.223s 13
14th 15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:48.476 +1.295s 14
15th 17 Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci Flag of Italy Trident 1:48.538 +1.357s 15
16th 21 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 1:48.609 +1.428s 16
17th 4 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 1:48.671 +1.490s 17
18th 19 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi Flag of Italy Rapax 1:48.794 +1.613s 18
19th 16 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of Italy Trident 1:50.201 +3.020s 19
107% Time: 1:54.683[6]
EXC* 8 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:47.957 +0.776s 20
Source:[6]
  • * Albon was excluded from the results of qualifying for failing to provide a fuel sample.[7]

Grid

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

Race

Report

Results

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

2017 Yas Marina Feature 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 31 0:59:34.767 1:53.014 29
2nd 1 Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc Flag of Italy Prema Racing 31 +16.265s 1:51.437 18
3rd 5 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Russia Russian Time 31 +25.438s 1:53.485 15
4th 3 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 31 +27.181s 1:52.037 12
5th 10 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 31 +29.697s 1:53.394 10
6th 7 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of France ART Grand Prix 31 +31.974s 1:53.123 8
7th 8 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France ART Grand Prix 31 +34.618s 1:50.314 8
8th 15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 31 +40.639s 1:54.218 4
9th 14 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 31 +43.305s 1:50.880 2
10th 18 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of Italy Rapax 31 +52.356s 1:51.674 1
11th 4 Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 31 +1:01.198 1:51.282
12th 12 Flag of Spain Álex Palou Flag of Spain Campos Racing 31 +1.04.596 1:54.400
13th 20 Flag of France Norman Nato Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 31 +1:12.209 1:54.283
14th 17 Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci Flag of Italy Trident 31 +1:21.496 1:54.845
15th 21 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 31 +1:23.795 1:54.699
16th 19 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi Flag of Italy Rapax 30 +1 Lap 1:53.667
DSQ* 9 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of France DAMS 31 Disqualified 1:52.464
DSQ 2 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of Italy Prema Racing 31 Disqualified 1:52.705
Ret 11 Flag of the United Kingdom Lando Norris Flag of Spain Campos Racing 5 Engine 1:56.652
Ret 16 Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Flag of Italy Trident 0 Wheel nut
Source:[6]
  • Bold indicates a driver started from pole.
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Rowland was disqualified for having excessive wear on a skid block.[2]
  • Fuoco was disqualified as his front tyre pressures were below the minimum specified by Pirelli.[2]

Milestones

Standings

Victory, combined with the fact that Oliver Rowland had been disqualified, settled the fight for second in the Championship in favour of Artem Markelov, with the Russian ace moving seventeen points clear of the Brit. Rowland could make up that seventeen point gap with a perfect race in the final race, but Markelov's greater number of wins would keep the Russian ahead on count-back. Rowland would therefore be fighting to hold onto third, with Luca Ghiotto in position just eight behind.

In the Teams' Championship it was advantage Russian Time heading into the finale, with the Russian squad eighteen points clear of Prema Racing. Indeed, with 29 points left to fight for it was still a two horse race for the title, with DAMS falling by the wayside in third after Rowland's retroactive reduction. Regardless, Russian Time could seal the inaugural F2 Teams' Championship if either of their drivers finished in the top four, even if Prema scored a one-two and fastest lap.

 
2017 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Monaco Charles Leclerc 267 ◄0
2nd Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 206 ▲1
3rd Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 189 ▼1
4th Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 181 ◄0
5th Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 164 ◄0
6th Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 123 ◄0
7th Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries 114 ◄0
8th Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco 98 ◄0
9th Flag of France Norman Nato 91 ◄0
10th Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon 74 ◄0
11th Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King 62 ◄0
12th Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara 46 ◄0
13th Flag of Sweden Gustav Malja 44 ◄0
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 Switzerland Louis Delétraz 16 ▲1
18th Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi 16 ▼1
19th Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung 11 ◄0
20th Flag of Russia Sergey Sirotkin 9 ◄0
21st Flag of Spain Álex Palou 5 ◄0
22nd Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci 4 ◄0
23rd Flag of Malaysia Nabil Jeffri 2 ◄0
24th Flag of Romania Robert Vișoiu 1 ◄0
2017 Teams' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Russia Russian Time 387 ▲1
2nd Flag of Italy Prema Racing 365 ▼1
3rd Flag of France DAMS 353 ◄0
4th Flag of France ART Grand Prix 206 ◄0
5th Flag of Italy Rapax 137 ◄0
6th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 108 ▲1
7th Flag of the United Kingdom Pertamina Arden 108 ▼1
8th Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 87 ◄0
9th Flag of Spain Campos Racing 17 ◄0
10th Flag of Italy Trident 9 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

References

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 '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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 'ROWLAND AND FUOCO DISQUALIFIED FROM FEATURE RACE', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 25/11/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/11_November/Rowland-and-Fuoco-disqualified-from-Feature-Race/, (Accessed 09/10/2018)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'MARKELOV FLIES TO ABU DHABI POLE', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 24/11/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/11_November/Markelov-flies-to-Abu-Dhabi-pole/, (Accessed 09/10/2018)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 'ROWLAND BUILDS ABU DHABI FEATURE WIN', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 25/11/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/11_November/Rowland-builds-Abu-Dhabi-feature-win/, (Accessed 09/10/2018)
  5. 'LANDO NORRIS TO MAKE F2 DEBUT WITH CAMPOS', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 13/11/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/11_November/Lando-Norris-to-make-F2-debut-with-Campos/, (Accessed 09/10/2018)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 'Formula 2 2017 Results: Yas Marina Circuit', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula 2, 2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/Results/?raceid=973&seasonid=174, (Accessed 09/10/2018)
  7. 'ROUND 11 POST-QUALIFYING PENALTY', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 24/11/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/11_November/Round-11-post-qualifying-penalty/, (Accessed 09/10/2018)

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