2017 FIA GT World Cup

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Race details
Circuito da Guia GP.svg
Date 19 November 2017
Official name 64th Suncity Group Macau Grand Prix
Location Guia Circuit, Macau
Course Temporary street circuit
6.120 km (3.803 mi)
Distance Qualification Race
12 laps, 73.440 km (45.634 mi)
Main Race
18 laps, 110.160 km (68.450 mi)
Qualification Race
Pole
Driver Switzerland Edoardo Mortara Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy
Time 2:17.565
Fastest lap
Driver Netherlands Robin Frijns Audi Sport Team WRT
Time 2:19.153 (on lap 10)
Podium
First Switzerland Edoardo Mortara Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy
Second Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team Schnitzer
Third Italy Raffaele Marciello Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing
Main Race
Pole
Driver Switzerland Edoardo Mortara Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Maro Engel Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing
Time 2:20.196 (on lap 17)
Podium
First Switzerland Edoardo Mortara Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy
Second Netherlands Robin Frijns Audi Sport Team WRT
Third Germany Maro Engel Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing

The 2017 FIA GT World Cup was the third edition of the FIA GT World Cup held on the streets of Macau on 19 November 2017. The race was contested with GT3-spec cars. Only Platinum and Gold drivers were allowed to compete[1], but Silver drivers were eligible on a case by case basis at the discretion of the FIA GT World Cup Committee.[2] The event promoter, the Automobile General Association Macau-China (AAMC), appointed the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) to help bring a grid together.

Report[edit]

Free Practice 1[edit]

The first practice session on Thursday was topped by Mercedes-AMG driver Maro Engel, winner of the inaugural World Cup in 2015. Engel set a time of 2:18.948. Fellow Mercedes-AMG drivers Raffaele Marciello and Edoardo Mortara rounded out the top three, coming second and third respectively. Fourth quickest was Felix Rosenqvist in the Scuderia Corsa-entered Ferrari, setting a time of 2:19.249. Following him in fifth was Macau debutant Robin Frijns, the highest placed Audi driver.[3]

Free Practice 2[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

The Mercedes-AMG drivers dominated qualifying, placing 1-2-3-4 in the session, with Edoardo Mortara scoring pole with a time of 2:17.565. Juncadella, Engel and Marciello followed. Only 0.008s slower than Marciello, however, was Audi driver Nico Müller in fifth place. Sixth and seventh were taken by BMW drivers Augusto Farfus and Tom Blomqvist.

Qualification Race[edit]

During the qualification race, a pileup within the first lap caused the race to be suspended for more than an hour. Only four out of the twenty entrants were able to avoid the accident completely, while four more involved in the accident were deemed repairable and put back on the track after the repairs were made and the race was restarted. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries.[4][5][6][7]

Main Race[edit]

Event format[edit]

Day Session Time/distance
Thursday (16 November) Free Practice 1 30 minutes
Friday (17 November) Free Practice 2 30 minutes
Qualifying 30 minutes
Saturday (18 November) Qualification Race 12 laps (or 60 minutes)
Sunday (19 November) Main Race 18 laps (or 75 minutes)
Source:[8]

Entry list[edit]

Team Car No. Driver Class Main series
Belgium Audi Sport Team WRT[9] Audi R8 LMS[9] 1 Netherlands Robin Frijns[9] P Blancpain GT Series, Formula E, VLN
2 Switzerland Nico Müller[9] P Blancpain GT Series, Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
China FFF Racing Team by ACM[10] Lamborghini Huracán GT3[10] 5 Italy Mirko Bortolotti[10] P ADAC GT Masters, Blancpain GT Series
Taiwan HubAuto Racing[10] Porsche 911 GT3 R[10] 7 France Romain Dumas[10] P FIA R-GT Cup, VLN
77 Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto[10] G Super GT
Germany HCB-Rutronik-Racing[9] Audi R8 LMS[9] 11 Brazil Lucas di Grassi[9] P Formula E
12 Germany Fabian Plentz[9] S DMV Gran Turismo Touring Car Cup
Germany BMW Team Schnitzer[11] BMW M6 GT3[11] 18 Brazil Augusto Farfus[11] P Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
Germany Aust Motorsport[9] Audi R8 LMS[9] 27 Germany Markus Pommer[9] S ADAC GT Masters
Germany Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy[12] Mercedes-AMG GT3[12] 48 Switzerland Edoardo Mortara[12] P Blancpain GT Series, Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, VLN
50 Spain Daniel Juncadella[12] P Blancpain GT Series, VLN
United States Scuderia Corsa[13] Ferrari 488 GT3[13] 63 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist[13] P Formula E, Super Formula
Japan Honda Racing[14] Honda NSX GT3[14] 84 Netherlands Renger van der Zande[14] P ADAC GT Masters, Blancpain GT Series, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Taiwan FIST Team AAI[15] BMW M6 GT3[15] 90 Australia Chaz Mostert[15] G Supercars Championship
91 Germany Marco Wittmann[15] P Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
Germany Rowe Racing[11] BMW M6 GT3[11] 99 United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist[11] P Blancpain GT Series, Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
Hong Kong Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing[12] Mercedes-AMG GT3[12] 888 Italy Raffaele Marciello[12] P Blancpain GT Series
999 Germany Maro Engel[12] P Blancpain GT Series, Formula E, VLN
Hong Kong Craft-Bamboo Racing[16] Porsche 911 GT3 R[16] 911 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor[16] P WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
991 Hong Kong Darryl O'Young[16] G Blancpain GT Series Asia, China Touring Car Championship
Icon Class
P Platinum
G Gold
S Silver

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. Class No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 P 48 Switzerland Edoardo Mortara Germany Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy Mercedes-Benz 2:17.565
2 P 50 Spain Daniel Juncadella Germany Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy Mercedes-Benz 2:17.847
3 P 999 Germany Maro Engel Hong Kong Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing Mercedes-Benz 2:17.946
4 P 888 Italy Raffaele Marciello Hong Kong Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing Mercedes-Benz 2:17.998
5 P 2 Switzerland Nico Müller Belgium Audi Sport Team WRT Audi 2:18.006
6 P 18 Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany BMW Team Schnitzer BMW 2:18.075
7 P 99 United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist Germany Rowe Racing BMW 2:18.306
8 S 27 Germany Markus Pommer Germany Aust Motorsport Audi 2:18.604
9 P 911 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor Hong Kong Craft-Bamboo Racing Porsche 2:18.657
10 P 11 Brazil Lucas di Grassi Germany HCB-Rutronik-Racing Audi 2:18.837
11 P 63 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist United States Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 2:18.917
12 P 84 Netherlands Renger van der Zande Japan Honda Racing Honda 2:19.231
13 P 91 Germany Marco Wittmann Taiwan FIST Team AAI BMW 2:19.272
14 P 5 Italy Mirko Bortolotti China FFF Racing Team by ACM Lamborghini 2:19.396
15 P 7 France Romain Dumas Taiwan HubAuto Racing Porsche 2:20.072
16 G 991 Hong Kong Darryl O'Young Hong Kong Craft-Bamboo Racing Porsche 2:20.128
17 P 1 Netherlands Robin Frijns Belgium Audi Sport Team WRT Audi 2:20.587
18 S 12 Germany Fabian Plentz Germany HCB-Rutronik-Racing Audi 2:21.472
19 G 90 Australia Chaz Mostert Taiwan FIST Team AAI BMW 2:24.076
20 G 77 Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto Taiwan HubAuto Racing Porsche No time[N 1]
Source:[17]

Qualification Race[edit]

Pos. Class No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired
1 P 48 Switzerland Edoardo Mortara Germany Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy Mercedes-Benz 11 1:16:04.01
2 P 18 Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany BMW Team Schnitzer BMW 11 +1.566
3 P 888 Italy Raffaele Marciello Hong Kong Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing Mercedes-Benz 11 +2.794
4 P 1 Netherlands Robin Frijns Belgium Audi Sport Team WRT Audi 11 +4.974
5 G 90 Australia Chaz Mostert Taiwan FIST Team AAI BMW 11 +7.129
6 G 991 Hong Kong Darryl O'Young Hong Kong Craft-Bamboo Racing Porsche 11 +34.873
7 G 77 Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto Taiwan HubAuto Racing Porsche 11 +1:01.611
8 P 999 Germany Maro Engel Hong Kong Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing Mercedes-Benz 10 +1 Lap
Ret P 50 Spain Daniel Juncadella Germany Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy Mercedes-Benz 0 Accident
Ret P 2 Switzerland Nico Müller Belgium Audi Sport Team WRT Audi 0 Accident
Ret P 99 United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist Germany Rowe Racing BMW 0 Accident
Ret S 27 Germany Markus Pommer Germany Aust Motorsport Audi 0 Accident
Ret P 911 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor Hong Kong Craft-Bamboo Racing Porsche 0 Accident
Ret P 11 Brazil Lucas di Grassi Germany HCB-Rutronik-Racing Audi 0 Accident
Ret P 63 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist United States Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 0 Accident
Ret P 84 Netherlands Renger van der Zande Japan Honda Racing Honda 0 Accident
Ret P 91 Germany Marco Wittmann Taiwan FIST Team AAI BMW 0 Accident
Ret P 5 Italy Mirko Bortolotti China FFF Racing Team by ACM Lamborghini 0 Accident
Ret P 7 France Romain Dumas Taiwan HubAuto Racing Porsche 0 Accident
Ret S 12 Germany Fabian Plentz Germany HCB-Rutronik-Racing Audi 0 Accident
Source:[18]

Main Race[edit]

Pos. Class No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired
1 P 48 Switzerland Edoardo Mortara Germany Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy Mercedes-Benz 18 51:52.822
2 P 1 Netherlands Robin Frijns Belgium Audi Sport Team WRT Audi 18 +0.618
3 P 999 Germany Maro Engel Hong Kong Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing Mercedes-Benz 18 +1.357
4 P 18 Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany BMW Team Schnitzer BMW 18 +12.312
5 G 90 Australia Chaz Mostert Taiwan FIST Team AAI BMW 18 +13.041
6 P 91 Germany Marco Wittmann Taiwan FIST Team AAI BMW 18 +18.031
7 P 7 France Romain Dumas Taiwan HubAuto Racing Porsche 18 +22.616
8 P 50 Spain Daniel Juncadella Germany Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy Mercedes-Benz 18 +23.019
9 G 77 Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto Taiwan HubAuto Racing Porsche 18 +54.804
Ret P 2 Switzerland Nico Müller Belgium Audi Sport Team WRT Audi 11 Collision Damage
Ret P 84 Netherlands Renger van der Zande Japan Honda Racing Honda 10 Collision Damage
Ret G 991 Hong Kong Darryl O'Young Hong Kong Craft-Bamboo Racing Porsche 10 Collision Damage
Ret P 11 Brazil Lucas di Grassi Germany HCB-Rutronik-Racing Audi 5 Accident
Ret P 888 Italy Raffaele Marciello Hong Kong Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing Mercedes-Benz 4 Collision Damage
DNS P 99 United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist Germany Rowe Racing BMW Accident[N 2]
DNS S 27 Germany Markus Pommer Germany Aust Motorsport Audi Accident[N 2]
DNS P 911 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor Hong Kong Craft-Bamboo Racing Porsche Accident[N 2]
DNS P 63 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist United States Scuderia Corsa Ferrari Accident[N 2]
DNS P 5 Italy Mirko Bortolotti China FFF Racing Team by ACM Lamborghini Accident[N 2]
DNS S 12 Germany Fabian Plentz Germany HCB-Rutronik-Racing Audi Accident[N 2]
Source:[19]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hiroki Yoshimoto did not set a time in Qualifying, because the HubAuto Racing crew were unable to repair the car due to the amount of structural damage suffered during an accident in Free Practice 2.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Tom Blomqvist, Mirko Bortolotti, Fabian Plentz, Markus Pommer, Felix Rosenqvist and Laurens Vanthoor did not start the Main Race, because teams were unable to repair the cars due to the amount of structural damage suffered during an accident in the Qualification Race.

References[edit]

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