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Macau Grand Prix - Fast Facts

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This year marks the 64th running of the iconic Macau Grand Prix, where the winners of the 2017 FIA and GT World Cups will be decided

The 64th Macau Grand Prix will be held 16-19 November 2017.

It is the end of season street fight showcasing talent on a circuit said to be the Monaco-of-the-East.

Macau is recognised for its ability to showcase new talent. Ten of the current F1 World Championship grid have competed on Macao’s Circuito Da Guia.

The second FIA F3 World Cup and the third FIA GT World Cup are the feature events of the Macau Grand Prix. This year they are joined by Round Nine of Ten of the FIA World Touring Car Championship.

The FIA F3 World Cup will be fought out exclusively by the cream of young drivers seeking to make a name for themselves in world motor sport. Eight of the top ten drivers from the 2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship as well as six of the seven rookies who contested the series will race at Macau. Three of the top four runners in 2017 All-Japan Formula Three Championship will also be there.

Seven factory aligned teams have made the FIA GT World Cup the strongest ever field. Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Honda, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche have secured a stellar line-up of drivers under the race’s new ‘professionals-only’ rules.


The Guia Circuit is named for the hill around which it passes. It offers a mix of challenging corners, altitude changes and high and low speed sectors. Unpredictable conditions test the highest skill levels. The circuit’s yellow-and-black barriers loom high over the competing vehicles and offer little in the way of braking point definition or run-off areas. Waved yellow and even red flags are a feature of the event as the world’s best drivers in two categories seek to reinforce their credentials.

LOCATION: Southern coast of the People’s Republic of China, 65 kilometres west of Hong Kong.

Lap distance: 6.12km (street circuit)

Corners: 22

Sectors; Three

Elevation change: 30 metres

Minimum width: Seven metres (Melco hairpin)

F3 lap record: 2:10.186 – Sergio Sette Camara – Dallara Volkswagen (2015)

GT Lap record: 2.18.031 – Laurens Vanthoor - Audi R8LMS (2016)



Drivers: 22 (full list)

Teams: Seven

Countries represented: 11

Engine manufacturers: Four

Chassis type: One (Dallara)

FIA titles: two

-FIA F3 World Cup for drivers

-FIA F3 World Trophy for Engine Manufacturers

Engine: 2.0litre N/A

Horsepower: 240hp ((178kW)

Weight: 580kg including driver

Top speed: 275kmh

Start: standing

Qualification race: 10 laps-61.2km

World Cup race: 15 laps – 91.8km

Famous Macau Grand Prix winners : Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard , Ricardo Patrese , Ralf Schumacher, Takuma Sato, Lucas Di Grassi

FIA F3 WORLD CUP SCHEDULE (time zone: CST China Standard Time – UTC/GMT +8 hours)

Thursday 16 November
9:35-10:15 – FIA F3 World Cup Free Practice 1
14:10-14:50 – FIA F3 World Cup Qualifying 1

Friday 17 November
11:45-12:25 – FIA F3 World Cup Free Practice 2
15:25-16:05 – FIA F3 World Cup Qualifying 2

Saturday 18 November
10:20-11:20 – FIA F3 World Cup Qualification race (10laps-61.2km)

Sunday 19 November
15:30-16:30 – FIA F3 World Cup (15 laps- 91.8km)



Drivers: 20 (full list)

Teams: 13

Nationalities: 14

Manufacturers: seven

FIA titles: two

-FIA GT World Cup for drivers

-FIA GT World Cup for manufacturers

Engine: varies

Weight: 1250-1330kg (depending on Balance of Performance)

Horsepower: 500-600hp (372-447kW)

Top speed: 280kmh

Start: Rolling

Qualification race: 12laps-73.4km

FIA World Cup: 18 laps- 110.1m

FIA GT WORLD CUP SCHEDULE (time zone: CST China Standard Time -UTC/GMT+8 hours)

Thursday 16 November
11:20-11:50 – FIA GT World Cup Free Practice 1

Friday 17 November
11:00-11:30 – FIA GT World Cup Free Practice 2
16:25-16:55 – FIA GT World Cup Qualifying

Saturday 18 November
12:25-13:30 – FIA GT World Cup Qualification Race – (12 laps -73.4km)

Sunday 19 November
12:10-13:40 – FIA GT World Cup – (18 laps-110.1km)