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Flag of Spain 2019 Barcelona Feature Race
Circuit de Barcelona 2015
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in 2019.
Race Information
Date 11 June 2019[1]
Event Flag of Spain 2019 Spanish Grand Prix[1]
Location Flag of Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
Lap length 4.655 km (2.892 mi)
Distance 37 laps / 172.235 km (107.022 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto
Team Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi
Time 1:28.031
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King
Team Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport
Time 1:32.266 on lap 35
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken Flag of China Guanyu Zhou
Winner Team Flag of France DAMS
Time 1:01:10.688
Race Guide
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The 2019 Barcelona Feature Race, otherwise known as the 2019 Catalunya Race 1 was the fifth race of the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship, staged at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, on the 11 May 2019.[1] The race, held in support of the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix, would see Nicholas Latifi claim victory, having used his experience to pass rookie race Guanyu Zhou late on.[2]

Qualifying had seen Luca Ghiotto secure pole position in the closing moments of the session, edging out Championship leader Latifi with a last-gasp run.[3] Zhou, meanwhile, would claim an impressive third to be the best of the rookies, sharing the second row with Nyck de Vries.[3]

Ghiotto would start the race as the favourite, having also dominated all of the practice sessions, so it came as a huge shock as the Italian made a mess of his start.[2] That hence gifted the lead to Latifi off the grid, only for Ghiotto's teammate Zhou to sweep around the creeping car of the Italian to charge into the lead.[2]

Zhou fended off Latifi's early assault to establish a lead, while de Vries also sprinted clear of Ghiotto to secure third.[2] His race was further hobbled by a collision with Dorian Boccolacci, forcing the Italian into the pits with a broken wing, before the race was neutralised by a spinning Giuliano Alesi.[2]

Once Alesi's car was plucked from the gravel the race resumed, with Zhou swatting aside a brief look from Latifi to re-establish his lead.[2] He duly led through to the mid-race stops for tyres, beating both Latifi and de Vries out of the pits, with Ralph Boschung assuming the lead as the first driver on the alternate strategy.[2]

Zhou and Latifi would weave their way though the late-stoppers without too much loss for either driver, with the DAMS in position to strike as they came to overtake the yet-to-stop Anthoine Hubert and Jordan King.[2] Indeed, after acing his exit from the final corner Latifi was able to draft past Zhou to claim third, and duly inherited the lead when Hubert and King pitted.[2]

With that the battle for victory was over, with Latifi easing clear of Zhou as the Chinese racer's pace deteriorated, and hence claimed victory at a canter.[2] Indeed, Zhou would be left to unsuccessfully defend second from Aitken, while Ghiotto fought his way up to fourth in-spite of making a second stop.[2]

Background

The FIA Formula 2 Championship headed to Europe for the first time in 2019, once again linking up with senior series Formula One.[1] The field hence convened at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to support the Spanish Grand Prix, with the FIA Formula 3 Championship making its debut alongside F2.[4] Regardless, there were no changes to either the Barcelona circuit nor the entry list ahead, with two races scheduled for F2.[4]

An 18" Revolution

The big news ahead of the trip to Spain would be about changes to the Dallara F2 2018, prior to its third season in 2020.[5] The most significant change would be to the wheels, with Pirelli announcing that they would be introducing an 18 inch tyre for F2, in preparation for F1's adoption of the new rim size in 2021.[5] The change would require revisions to the suspension design of the F2 2018, for a lot of suspension travel was made in the wall of the current 15" tyres, with Dallara, Pirelli and F2 planning an intense test programme to prepare the car.[5]

A Canadian Challenge?

Victory last time out in the Baku Sprint had ensured that Nicholas Latifi had extended his Championship lead, moving nineteen points clear as a result. Jack Aitken, meanwhile, had moved into second ahead of Luca Ghiotto after a strong weekend in Azerbaijan, with the Italian himself now 23 off the lead having lead ahead of the weekend. Nyck de Vries and Sérgio Sette Câmara completed the top five, with fifteen drivers on the board after two full rounds.

DAMS, meanwhile, had once again extended their lead in the Teams' Championship as a result of the Baku Sprint, moving onto 95 points after the first four races. Campos Racing were now their closest challengers, albeit some 40 points behind, having overtaken UNI-Virtousi in the Sprint. ART Grand Prix were next ahead of Prema Racing, while Trident were still the only pointless team in the field.

Entry List

The full entry list for the 2019 Barcelona Feature Race is displayed below:

2019 Barcelona Feature Race Entry List
No. Name Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine
1 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
2 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
3 Flag of Russia Nikita Mazepin Flag of France ART Grand Prix Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
4 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of France ART Grand Prix Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
5 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of France DAMS Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
7 Flag of China Guanyu Zhou Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
8 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
9 Flag of Germany Mick Schumacher Flag of Italy Prema Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
10 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Italy Prema Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
11 Flag of the United Kingdom Callum Ilott Flag of the Czech Republic Sauber Junior Team Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
12 Flag of the United States Juan Manuel Correa Flag of the Czech Republic Sauber Junior Team Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
14 Flag of France Dorian Boccolacci Flag of Spain Campos Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken Flag of Spain Campos Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
16 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
17 Flag of the Netherlands Mahaveer Raghunathan Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
18 Flag of Colombia Tatiana Caldéron Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
19 Flag of France Anthoine Hubert Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
20 Flag of France Giuliano Alesi Flag of Italy Trident Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
21 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of Italy Trident Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
Source:[6]

Practice

Qualifying

Report

Results

The final qualifying result for the 2019 Barcelona Feature Race are outlined below:

2019 Barcelona Feature Race Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
1st 8 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi 1:28.031 1
2nd 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 1:28.212 +0.181s 2
3rd 7 Flag of China Guanyu Zhou Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi 1:28.249 +0.218s 3
4th 4 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:28.266 +0.235s 4
5th* 15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken Flag of Spain Campos Racing 1:28.355 +0.324s 8
6th 11 Flag of the United Kingdom Callum Ilott Flag of the Czech Republic Sauber Junior Team 1:28.470 +0.439s 5
7th 5 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of France DAMS 1:28.550 +0.519s 6
8th 21 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of Italy Trident 1:28.580 +0.549s 7
9th* 14 Flag of France Dorian Boccolacci Flag of Spain Campos Racing 1:28.581 +0.550s 12
10th 9 Flag of Germany Mick Schumacher Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:28.605 +0.574s 9
11th 2 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:28.683 +0.652s 10
12th 3 Flag of Russia Nikita Mazepin Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:28.758 +0.727s 11
13th 10 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:28.761 +0.730s 13
14th 1 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:28.869 +0.838s 14
15th 19 Flag of France Anthoine Hubert Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 1:28.980 +0.949s 15
16th 16 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:29.023 +0.992s 16
17th 20 Flag of France Giuliano Alesi Flag of Italy Trident 1:29.346 +1.315s 17
18th 18 Flag of Colombia Tatiana Caldéron Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 1:29.590 +1.559s 20
19th 12 Flag of the United States Juan Manuel Correa Flag of the Czech Republic Sauber Junior Team 1:30.171 +2.140s 18
20th 17 Flag of the Netherlands Mahaveer Raghunathan Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:30.691 +2.660s 19
Source:[7]
  • * Aitken and Boccolacci were handed three place grid penalties for using an illegal rear-plank during practice.[8]
  • Caldéron was awarded a three place grid penalty after the 2019 Baku Sprint Race for causing a collision.[9]

Grid

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
1 ______________
Luca Ghiotto 2
______________ Nicholas Latifi
3 ______________
Guanyu Zhou 4
______________ Nyck de Vries
5 ______________
Callum Ilott 6
______________ Sérgio Sette Câmara
7 ______________
Ralph Boschung 8
______________ Jack Aitken
9 ______________
Mick Schumacher 10
______________ Nobuharu Matsushita
11 ______________
Nikita Mazepin 12
______________ Dorian Boccolacci
13 ______________
Sean Gelael 14
______________ Louis Delétraz
15 ______________
Anthoine Hubert 16
______________ Jordan King
17 ______________
Giuliano Alesi 18
______________ Juan Manuel Correa
19 ______________
Mahaveer Raghunathan 20
______________ Tatiana Caldéron

Race

Report

Results

The final classification of the 2019 Barcelona Feature Race is displayed below:

2019 Barcelona Feature Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 37 1:01:10.688 1:34.031 25
2nd 15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken Flag of Spain Campos Racing 37 +1.935s 1:34.076 18
3rd 7 Flag of China Guanyu Zhou Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi 37 +3.325s 1:34.401 15
4th 8 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi 37 +4.361s 1:32.999 16
5th 4 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of France ART Grand Prix 37 +9.468s 1:34.430 10
6th 19 Flag of France Anthoine Hubert Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 37 +12.489s 1:32.942 8
7th 16 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 37 +14.277s 1:32.266 8
8th 11 Flag of the United Kingdom Callum Ilott Flag of the Czech Republic Sauber Junior Team 37 +17.385s 1:34.487 4
9th 10 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Italy Prema Racing 37 +19.072s 1:34.196 2
10th 21 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of Italy Trident 37 +25.722s 1:33.985 1
11th 2 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 37 +33.602s 1:34.939
12th 1 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 37 +38.546s 1:35.060
13th 18 Flag of Colombia Tatiana Caldéron Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 37 +45.789s 1:34.736
14th 14 Flag of France Dorian Boccolacci Flag of Spain Campos Racing 37 +47.649s 1:34.326
15th 9 Flag of Germany Mick Schumacher Flag of Italy Prema Racing 37 +1:11.994 1:32.816
16th 17 Flag of the Netherlands Mahaveer Raghunathan Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 37 +1:33.773 1:34.459
17th* 3 Flag of Russia Nikita Mazepin Flag of France ART Grand Prix 33 Retired 1:33.133
Ret 5 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of France DAMS 28 Retired 1:33.133
Ret 12 Flag of the United States Juan Manuel Correa Flag of the Czech Republic Sauber Junior Team 24 Retired 1:34.072
Ret 20 Flag of France Giuliano Alesi Flag of Italy Trident 0 Spin
Source:[7]
  • Bold indicates a driver started from pole.
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Mazepin was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[7]

Milestones

Standings

Nicholas Latifi used his third win of the season to extend his Championship lead, moving 26 points clear of his closest challenger Jack Aitken. The Brit himself had also reinforced his hold on second, moving six clear of Luca Ghiotto, with the Italian very satisfied with his recovery drive. Nyck de Vries had, in contrast, lost ground in fourth, while Sérgio Sette Câmara retained fifth ahead of Guanyu Zhou.

DAMS smashed through the 100 point barrier in the Feature, moving onto 120 points after just five races. Behind UNI-Virtuosi had reclaimed second from Campos Racing, and had shaved a point out of DAMS' lead. Indeed, the British squad were now 39 points behind the French squad, while Campos had slipped 47 points off the lead.

 
2019 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 87 ◄0
2nd Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken 61 ◄0
3rd Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 55 ◄0
4th Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries 48 ◄0
5th Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara 33 ◄0
6th Flag of China Guanya Zhou 26 ▲6
7th Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King 24 ◄0
8th Flag of France Anthoine Hubert 21 ▲2
9th Flag of the United States Juan Manuel Correa 18 ▼3
10th Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz 16 ▼2
11th Flag of Germany Mick Schumacher 14 ▼2
12th Flag of France Dorian Boccolacci 12 ▼1
13th Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael 11 ◄0
14th Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 6 ◄0
15th Flag of the United Kingdom Callum Ilott 4 ▲1
16th Flag of Russia Nikita Mazepin 4 ▼1
17th Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung 1 ◄0
2019 Teams' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of France DAMS 120 ◄0
2nd Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtousi 81 ▲1
3rd Flag of Spain Campos Racing 73 ▼1
4th Flag of France ART Grand Prix 52 ◄0
5th Flag of Italy Prema Racing 25 ◄0
6th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 24 ▲2
7th Flag of the Czech Republic Sauber Junior Team 22 ◄0
8th Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 22 ▼2
9th Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 21 ◄0
10th Flag of Italy Trident 1 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

References

Images and Videos:

References:

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2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship
Entrants
ART Grand PrixBWT ArdenCampos RacingCarlinDAMSMP MotorsportPrema RacingSauber Junior TeamTridentUNI-Virtuosi
Manufacturers
DallaraMecachrome
Car/engine
Dallara F2 2018Mecachrome V634T 3.4l V6t
Drivers
1 Louis Delétraz • 2 Nobuharu Matsushita • 3 Nikita Mazepin • 4 Nyck de Vries • 5 Sérgio Sette Câmara • 6 Nicholas Latifi • 7 Guanyu Zhou • 8 Luca Ghiotto • 9 Mick Schumacher • 10 Sean Gelael • 11 Callum Ilott • 12 Juan Manuel Correa • 14 Dorian Boccolacci • 15 Jack Aitken • 16 Jordan King/Artem Markelov • 17 Mahaveer Raghunathan • 18 Tatiana Caldéron • 19 Anthoine Hubert • 20 Giuliano Alesi • 21 Ralph Boschung
Races
Bahrain FeatureBahrain SprintBaku FeatureBaku SprintBarcelona FeatureBarcelona SprintMonaco FeatureMonaco SprintLe Castellet FeatureLe Castellet SprintRed Bull Ring FeatureRed Bull Ring SprintSilverstone FeatureSilverstone SprintHungaroring FeatureHungaroring SprintSpa FeatureSpa SprintMonze FeatureMonza SprintSochi FeatureSochi SprintYas Marina FeatureYas Marina Sprint
Tests
2018 Yas Marina Test2019 Jerez Test2019 Barcelona Test2019 Yas Marina Test
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