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13.11.15
2015 FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup - Macau 18th to 22nd of November 2015
F3 Macau Intercontinental Cup

CIRCUIT DA GUIA MACAU

Circuit F3 Cup Macau

Lap distance: 6.120 km

Race distance: Qualification Race: 10 laps - Macau Grand Prix: 15 laps

Location: Southern coast of the People's Republic of China; about 65 kilometres west of Hong Kong

 

Time zone: CST (China Standard Time) - UTC/GMT +8 hours

Airports: 

  • Macau International Airport [MFM] (5 km)
  • Zhuhai Airport [ZUH] (27 km)
  • Hong Kong International Kai Tak [HKG] (67 km)
  • Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport [SZX] (75 km)
  • Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport [CAN] (135 km)

Lap record: 2009 Edoardo Mortara, 2:10.732 min

2014 - Results Combined Qualifying    Top Ten

Qualifying 1Qualifying 2Fastest time
Felix Rosenqvist2:12.931 min2:11.506 min2:11.506 min
Esteban Ocon2:13.028 min2:11.742 min2:11.742 min
Max Verstappen2:12.811 min2:11.747 min2:11.747 min
Lucas Auer2:12.621 min2:11.838 min2:11.838 min
Tom Blomqvist2:11.922 min2:12.013 min2:11.922 min
Jordan King2:12.742 min2:11.953 min2:11.953 min
Nick Cassidy2:12.546 min2:11.979 min2:11.979 min
Antonio Giovinazzi2:12.037 min2:12.436 min2:12.037 min
Nicolas Latifi2:12.839 min2:12.067 min2:12.067 min
Roberto Merhi2:14.615 min2:12.129 min2:12.129 min

  

2014 - Top Ten Results Races

Qualification RaceMacau Grand Prix
1)     Felix Rosenqvist1) Felix Rosenqvist
2)     Lucas Auer2) Lucas Auer
3)     Tom Blomqvist3) Nick Cassidy
4)     Esteban Ocon4) Roberto Merhi
5)     Nick Cassidy5) Nicholas Latifi
6)     Roberto Merhi6) Stefano Coletti
7)     Nicholas Latifi7) Max Verstappen
8)     Jordan King8) Santino Ferrucci
9)     Felix Serralles9) Kenta Yamashita
10) Stefano Coletti10) Gustavo Menezes

INTERESTING FACTS

The Guia Circuit is located in Macau, an autonomous territory on the southern coast of the People’s Republic of China. The Macau Peninsula lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong. It shares a border with Guangdong to the north and the South China Sea to the east and south.

The Macau event takes place annually, normally in mid or late November. It is known as the only street circuit event in which both car and motorcycle races are held. One of the highlights of the weekend is the FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup which attracts the best drivers from the European and Japanese F3 series. Famous winners of the Macau Grand Prix include Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard, Ralf Schumacher and Takuma Sato. To join the ranks of the victorious the young drivers have to first prove themselves on the very challenging circuit. The fast straights and tight corners make it one of the most demanding tracks in the world.

So far Italian driver Edoardo Mortara is the only one to have clinched the victory twice. Felix Rosenqvist, 2015 FIA F3 European Champion and 2014 winner of the Macau Grand Prix, is hoping to equal this record, but will have competition from Daniel Juncadella, who won the 2011 Macau Grand Prix and likewise wants to take a second FIA F3 Intercontinental Cup victory.

FIA F3 INTERCONTINENTAL CUP TIMETABLE

 

Thursday, 19. November

09:35 - 10:15: Free Practice 1

14:20 - 15:00: Qualifying 1

 

Friday, 20. November

09:35 - 10:15: Free Practice 2

15:55 - 16:35: Qualifying 2

 

Saturday, 21. November

13:45 - 14:45: Qualification Race (10 laps)

 

Sunday, 22. November

15:30 – 16:30: Macau Grand Prix (15 laps)

OFFICIALS APPOINTED BY THE ASN 

Stewards of the meeting: Tony Scott-Andrews

Clerk of the Course: Mario Ferreira Sin

Secretary of the meeting: Adriano das Neves

Chief National Scrutineer: Daniel Tam

Chief National Medical Officer: Dr. Chan Wai Sin

FIA F3 INTERCONTINENTAL CUP STANDINGS

The current standings can be found here.

FIA F3 INTERCONTINENTAL CUP PUBLICATIONS

Shortly after the end of each session, results and additional information can be found here.