The season 2017 GP3 has put the finishing touch to end with a predictable victory Dorian Bocolacci, in a career that has shown that the DRS has made a huge difference in the behavior of these races compared to previous years, with much more movement and changes of position. This alternative was not as moved in the first two positions, in which the poleman Ryan Tveter was unable to open the hollow with Boccolacci until he realized the american pilot out on the fourth lap, leaving afterwards for a peaceful victory.
behind, the action was a common denominator in the single seater Daniel Ticktum. Willing to leave again their mark, the british pilot was all out all the time and, after a quiet fifth, stormed the podium going to Alessio Lorandi in the seventh round and Steijn Schothorst a turn later. However, Ticktum completed this last manoeuvre overtaking outside the track limits in the second long straight of the circuit, so that the commissioners ended up to apply a penalty of 5 seconds in the absence of 3 laps. Then, Ticktum got four and a half seconds to a Schothorst under attack and managed to overtake Tveter on the penultimate lap, a move that assured him of the benefit sufficient to retain the position of the podium.
Schothorst tried to defend what would have been his best result of the year before a Niko Kari very first released, which had won two seats in the first round and another in the tenth to overtake Lorandi. However, the finn went from revolutions and, on the penultimate lap, tried to gain the position of the Dutch in the curve 14 with a late attack that made both touched, causing him to Schothorst a puncture terminal. The champion George Russell, who had gained a position to Lorandi and Arjun Maini on lap 10, took advantage of the situation to advance to the fourth position. He ended up in front of a Anthoine Hubert he completed four overtaking moves on the track before the incident of Kari and Schothorst to finish off a difficult year in fifth place.
In the absence of a possible sanction, Kari managed to cross the finish line in sixth place, in spite of the advancement of illegal Bruno Baptista, which was by the way out of turn 11 without lifting the foot. The brazilian ended up giving position with the Finnish, but it is not worked the same way with Arjun Maini, the other advance, which completed the points. Previously, a Baptist he had been involved in a tough battle with Lorandi, which did not stop assign positions, and with Nirei Fukuzumi, who tried to rush their options for runner-up position despite his 15th position on the grid, and went on to be tenth before a touch with Lorandi caused him to fall to the end of the order, forcing the damage to stop the Italian shortly after.
Having finished in tenth place after Kevin Jörg, Jack Aitken endured without excessive setbacks runner in a general classification that has had the major change in final sixth position to Boccolacci has snatched in extremis to Lorandi with his first victory in GP3, staying a few points of a Giuliano Alesi disappeared in Abu Dhabi. End an intense season of GP3 in the George Russell exhibited the sufficient muscle within the better team to prevail in the battle for the scepter, without more rival than their peers.
sprint Race of the GP3 Series at Yas Marina (14v)
|Pos.||Pilot||Time / difference|
|2º||Ryan Tveter||Trident||+ 5.581|
|3rd||Daniel Ticktum||DAMS||+ 8.510|
|4th||George Russell||ART Grand Prix||+ 9.981|
|5th||Anthoine Hubert||ART Grand Prix||+ 13.169|
|6th||Niko Kari||Arden International||+ 17.323|
|7th||Bruno Baptista||DAMS||+ 18.501|
|8th||Arjun Maini||Jenzer Motorsport||+ 18.681|
|9th||Kevin Jörg||Trident||+ 19.557|
|10th||Jack Aitken||ART Grand Prix||+ 20.745|
|11th||Giuliano Alesi||Trident||+ 22.389|
|12||Raoul Hyman||Campos Racing||+ 23.946|
|13th||Juan Manuel Correa||Jenzer Motorsport||+ 26.766|
|14th||Nirei Fukuzumi||ART Grand Prix||+ 27.607|
|15||Tatiana Calderon||DAMS||+ 28.814|
|16th||Julien Falcherò||Campos Racing||+ 31.359|
|17||Alessio Lorandi||Jenzer Motorsport||+ 1:17.433|
|18||Steijn Schothorst||Arden International||+ 1 return|
|Mark Siebert||Campos Racing||Prob. mechanical (v1)|
|Leonardo Pulcini||Arden International||Accident (v0)|
general Classification of the GP3 Series 2017
|1º||George Russell||ART Grand Prix||216|
|2nd||Jack Aitken||ART Grand Prix||140|
|3rd||Nirei Fukuzumi||ART Grand Prix||134|
|4th||Anthoine Hubert||ART Grand Prix||123|
|7º||Alessio Lorandi||Jenzer Motorsport||92|
|9º||Niko Kari||Arden International||67|
|10th||Arjun Maini||Jenzer Motorsport||65|
|12º||Raoul Hyman||Fields Racing||27|
|14º||Leonardo Pulcini||Arden International||20|
|15||Julien Falcherò||Fields Racing||16|
|16º||Mark Siebert||Fields Racing||14|
|17º||Steijn Schothorst||Arden International||8|