The GP of Macau is underway and the pilots of the FIA F3
World Cup have now played their first two sessions at the Circuito da Guia.
Although Felix Rosenqvist has been the fastest in the first free practice,
all the attention on the first day of competition has been to António
Felix Da Costa. The pilot of BMW in Formula E has been the fastest in the
rugged first qualifying session after stopping the clock in a time of
2:11.535. Dani Juncadella finished fifth, but has been caused by the last
red flag of the session by a small accident.
As is usual in Macau, the accidents and the flags
red have been the order of the day. Already in the first free Ferdinand Habsburg
ended up against the barriers in the final sector of the Circuit Da Guia,
attached to the mishap suffered by Tadasuke Makino just left the pilots with
time to make three or four turns released. All in all, Felix Rosenqvist was
the charge of putting the first reference to the end of the week after stopping the
time in 2:13.099, registration, serving to overcome by four-tenths to
Callum Ilott and Kenta Yamashita, while Dani Juncadella finished in
Already in the first qualifying session, the script was repeated. Juncadella had a first scare with a spinning top, although the protagonists of the first serious accidents were Joel Eriksson and Sho Tsuboi. During the session was the red flag up to four times, with Alex Sims being one of the unfortunate protagonists to stop his car with problems in the mythical curve ‘Lisbon’. All in all, between stop and stop, António Félix Da Costa was taken out of the sleeve a lap of 2:11.535, which places him as poleman provisional in the absence of the dispute of the second qualifying session.
Callum Ilott was second to two-tenths of a Da Costa, while Kenta Yamashita and Felix Rosenqvist calcaban your time of 262 milliseconds of the reference record. Dani Juncadella was fifth, although the end of the session for the Spanish driver was quite abrupt as the Catalan suffered a small accident in the last sector of the circuit, causing the fourth and final red flag. All in all, Juncadella is in the group of pilots that are aspiring to victory, and which also filter Sérgio Sette Câmara, Lando Norris and Nick Cassidy, like Alex Sims despite its problems.
Times classification 1 of the 63rd Grand Prix of Macau
|Position||Pilot||Chassis / Engine||Time / Difference|
|1||António Félix Da Costa||Dallara Volkswagen||2:11.535|
|2nd||Callum Ilott||Dallara Mercedes||+0.226|
|3rd||Kenta Yamashita||Dallara Tomei||+0.262|
|4th||Felix Rosenqvist||Dallara Mercedes||+0.262|
|5th||Dani Juncadella||Dallara Mercedes||+0.286|
|6th||Sérgio Sette Câmara||Dallara Volkswagen||+0.459|
|7th||Lando Norris||Dallara Volkswagen||+0.461|
|8th||Nick Casidy||Dallara Mercedes||+0.588|
|9th||Jake Hughes||Dallara Volkswagen||+0.825|
|10th||Sam MacLeod||Dallara Mercedes||+1.001|