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Flag of Austria 2018 Red Bull Ring Feature Race
Red Bull Ring 2018
The DRS dominated Red Bull Ring.
Race Information
Date 30 June 2018
Event Flag of Austria 2018 Austrian Grand Prix
Location Flag of Austria Red Bull Ring Spielberg, Styria, Austria
Lap length 4.326 km (2.688 mi)
Distance 45 laps / 194.670 km (120.962 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of the United Kingdom George Russell
Team Flag of France ART Grand Prix
Time 1:13.541
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Russia Artem Markelov
Team Flag of Russia Russian Time
Time 1:17.062 on lap 38
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of the United Kingdom George Russell Flag of the United Kingdom Lando Norris Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco
Winner Team Flag of France ART Grand Prix
Time 0:56:16.865
Race Guide
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The 2018 Red Bull Ring Feature Race, otherwise known as the 2018 Red Bull Ring Race 1, is set to be the eleventh round of the 2018 FIA Formula Two Championship, staged at the Red Bull Ring on the 30 June 2018.[1] The race, held in support of the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix, was set to be the first F2 event staged on a circuit with three DRS zones.[2]

George Russell claimed pole position in an intense half an hour of qualifying, with himself and Championship leader Lando Norris scrapping it out for position throughout.[3] Their duel was briefly interrupted by Sérgio Sette Câmara and Jack Aitken, although Russell was the man to prevail by over two tenths of a second.[3]

Unfortunately the numerous issues with the Dallara F2 2018 throughout the season meant that the FIA deemed it necessary to start the race behind the safety car, which did at least ensure everyone made it off the grid.[4] That meant that Russell was effectively gifted the lead from the "restart" of the race on lap two, with the Brit sprinting clear of Norris into the first corner.[5]

Yet, Norris would not let Russell disappear up the road, and the pair duly scrapped it out during the early stages as the rest of the field dropped away.[5] That was, until the safety car reappeared five to allow Ralph Boschung to be dragged off the circuit, the Swiss having suffered an engine failure.[5]

Everyone bar Arjun Maini, Artem Markelov and Sean Gelael would stop under the safety car, that trio having been the only three to choose to start of soft, rather than supersoft, Pirelli tyres.[5] As such it was Maini who got the race back underway on lap nine, with himself and Markelov entering a private duel for the lead a short while later.[5]

They, however, would be steadily reeled in by Russell and Norris, whom broke away from their fellow stoppers to catch the lead group.[5] They, however, would require a second safety car appearance to get onto the back of the lead pair, with Maini the big loser once Aitken rolled to a stop with smashed suspension on lap twenty.[5]

Maini bolted at the restart to establish another small lead, although Markelov would catch and pass before the end of the lap.[5] That was it for Maini, who was duly barged out of the way by Russell, before a lock-up dumped him further down the order.[5] Norris, meanwhile, would be temporarily caught out by the restart, meaning he had to fight past Maini and Roberto Merhi to get back on terms with Russell.[5]

Into the closing stages and Markelov finally made his stop with five laps to go, dumping him down to an eventual eighth as Russell inherited the lead.[5] The Brit duly cruised home to claim his fourth victory of the season, five seconds clear of Norris, while Antonio Fuoco snatched third away from Merhi at the final corner.[5]

Background

The Red Bull Ring took its turn to host Formula Two after the battle in Le Castellet, with F2 once again supporting the Austrian Grand Prix.[1] Indeed, there would be a minor change to the circuit for the 2018 visit, with a third DRS zone added between turns one and three, designed to aid overtaking.[2] Otherwise the circuit would be unchanged, unlike the F2 2018 which would receive some major software updates ahead of the race.[6]

Indeed, another wave of throttle and clutch issues in Le Castellet a weekend earlier had caused more drivers to complain about the new-for-2018 car, with near universal calls for a change to be made.[6] In truth, Mecachrome had been searching for a fix since the start of the season, with a software update prior to the Barcelona races helping to alleviate the issue, but without fully curing it.[6] Regardless, Mecachrome had developed several new parts for the engine and clutch systems, which were to be installed once the cars were unloaded into the support paddock prior to practice.[6]

In terms of tyres, Pirelli would bring along their soft and supersoft P-Zero compounds, with three soft sets, and two supersofts, sent to each of the drivers.[7] The teams were also issued with three sets of wet tyres for each of their drivers, with the Styrian Mountains famed for an occasional downpour during a race weekend.[7]

Elsewhere, Arjun Maini had been under-fire for throwing a very public tantrum, the Indian racer having blasted team, car and F2 itself having lost power during the Sprint race in Le Castellet.[8] However, his team, Trident Racing could provide no evidence that his engine had suffered an issue, meaning the series organisers would not allow them to replace the unit ahead of the Austrian races.[8] Yet, Trident were told that they could change the unit if the issue appeared in the Styrian Mountains, if they could demonstrate the fault to the organisers.[8] The Indian racer's engine was duly replaced after practice, with Maini also apologising, partially, for his French outburst.[8]

Into the Championship and with his main title rivals once again failing to score in Le Castellet's second race, Lando Norris had seen his Championship lead grow yet again, fifth place having ensured that he broke the 100 point mark. George Russell had retained second but slipped thirteen points behind, while victory in the Sprint had moved Nyck de Vries into third. Yet, the Dutchman's tally of 75 left him sixteen points off the back of Russell, although with more than half the season still to run there was still a lot of room to manoeuvre.

Another double score for Carlin in Le Castellet had ensured that the British squad again extended their Championship lead, leaving France with 172 points to their name. ART Grand Prix continued to lead the chase behind them, but had remained on 140 points, while DAMS inched closer to their rivals on 106. Behind them came Pertamina Prema on 104, a point ahead of Charouz Racing System in fifth.

Entry List

The full entry list for the 2018 Red Bull Ring Feature Race is displayed below:

2018 Red Bull Ring Feature Race Entry List
No. Name Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine
1 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
2 Flag of Japan Tadasuke Makino Flag of Russia Russian Time Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
3 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
4 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
5 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France DAMS Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
7 Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken Flag of France ART Grand Prix Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
8 Flag of the United Kingdom George Russell Flag of France ART Grand Prix Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
9 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
10 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
11 Flag of Germany Maximilian Günther Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
12 Flag of Japan Nirei Fukuzumi Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
14 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Spain Campos Vexatec Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
15 Flag of Israel Roy Nissany Flag of Spain Campos Vexatec Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
16 Flag of India Arjun Maini Flag of Italy Trident Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
17 Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci Flag of Italy Trident Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
18 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
19 Flag of the United Kingdom Lando Norris Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
20 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
21 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
Source:[9]

Practice

Qualifying

Qualifying for the Red Bull Ring feature race of 2018 was staged in warm but very overcast conditions, with dark clouds gathering around the Styrian Mountains.[3] Regardless, it was expected that all twenty drivers, including Arjun Maini with his new Mecachrome engine, would complete the session on supersoft Pirelli slicks, with both sets set to be used.[3] As for a reference time an effort around 1:13.396, which had taken Charles Leclerc to pole in 2017 was though possible, for the extra weight of the Dallara F2 2018 was likely to be countered by the additional DRS zone.

Report

Championship leader Lando Norris achieved the rare feat of beating the Tridents out of the pits at the start of the session, with the Brit joined out on circuit by compatriots George Russell and Jack Aitken.[3] They were soon joined by the rest of the field, although it was Russell who ultimately set the first lap of the afternoon, an effort swiftly beaten by Aitken and Norris.[3] The first sub-1:16.000 was then set by Maini with his new Mecachrome V6t, with the rest of the field following in the Indian's wake.[3]

After the first exploratory laps it was Russell who got the ball rolling in terms of seriously quick laps, recording a 1:14.101 to open his true account.[3] Aitken and Sérgio Sette Câmara quickly joined the Brit in the 1:14.000s, before Russell eked out a few more tenths to dip into the 1:13.000s.[3] Indeed, as the field swept into the pits for the familiar mid-session swap for fresh tyres, the Brit had daylight between himself and the rest of the field.[3]

Keen to keep his already daunting momentum it was Russell who led the pack out of the second set of runs, the Brit barely allowing his car to cool before hitting the circuit once again.[3] However, he was to be passed by teammate Aitken on their warm-up laps, before the #7 ART flashed around the Red Bull Ring to all but match Russell's earlier effort.[3] Yet, Russell was only a few yards behind his teammate throughout the former's lap, and duly pulled clear of Aitken with a 1:13.571.[3]

Much to Aitken's dismay both Norris and Câmara would best his best effort, with the Brit unable to get his ART back ahead of the two Carlins.[3] Russell, meanwhile, saw that the two Carlins were on the move, and duly found another three hundredths to pull marginally clear of the two chasing Carlins.[3] Ultimately, that slight improvement proved to be enough, with both Norris and Câmara not able to get ahead of the Brit's time, meaning it was Russell on pole for the second race in a row.[3]

Results

The final qualifying result for the 2018 Red Bull Ring Feature Race are outlined below:

2018 Red Bull Ring Feature Race Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
1st 8 Flag of the United Kingdom George Russell Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:13.541 1
2nd 19 Flag of the United Kingdom Lando Norris Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:13.779 +0.238s 2
3rd 18 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:13.823 +0.282s 3
4th 7 Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:13.961 +0.420s 4
5th 16 Flag of India Arjun Maini Flag of Italy Trident 1:13.999 +0.458s 5
6th 11 Flag of Germany Maximilian Günther Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 1:14.014 +0.473s 6
7th 20 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 1:14.104 +0.563s 7
8th 5 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France DAMS 1:14.115 +0.574s 8
9th 4 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 1:14.171 +0.630s 9
10th 2 Flag of Japan Tadasuke Makino Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:14.201 +0.660s 10
11th 14 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Spain Campos Vexatec Racing 1:14.309 +0.768s 11
12th 9 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:14.323 +0.782s 12
13th 21 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 1:14.330 +0.789s 13
14th 17 Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci Flag of Italy Trident 1:14.334 +0.793s 14
15th 3 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 1:14.363 +0.822s 15
16th 10 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:14.389 +0.848s 16
17th 12 Flag of Japan Nirei Fukuzumi Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 1:14.400 +0.859s 17
18th 1 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:14.589 +1.048s 18
19th 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 1:14.700 +1.159s 19
20th 15 Flag of Israel Roy Nissany Flag of Spain Campos Vexatec Racing 1:15.436 +1.895s 20
Source:[10]

Grid

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
1 ______________
George Russell 2
______________ Lando Norris
3 ______________
Sérgio Sette Câmara 4
______________ Jack Aitken
5 ______________
Arjun Maini 6
______________ Maximilian Günther
7 ______________
Louis Delétraz 8
______________ Alexander Albon
9 ______________
Nyck de Vries 10
______________ Tadasuke Makino
11 ______________
Luca Ghiotto 12
______________ Roberto Merhi
13 ______________
Antonio Fuoco 14
______________ Santino Ferrucci
15 ______________
Sean Gelael 16
______________ Ralph Boschung
17 ______________
Nirei Fukuzumi 18
______________ Artem Markelov
19 ______________
Nicholas Latifi 20
______________ Roy Nissany

Race

It was a warm afternoon in the Styrian Mountains ahead of the first F2 race of the weekend, although clouds hung close the Red Bull Ring to suggest that rain was not far away.[5] However, while the conditions were near-perfect for racing, the issues with the Dallara F2 2018's clutch throughout the season had been severe enough for the FIA to insist that the race start behind the safety car.[4] The SC start therefore ensured that pole starter George Russell had a perfect opportunity to sprint clear at the start, although it would be a race that started without a staller.[4]

Report

Indeed, Russell was quick to sprint clear as the safety car pulled into the pits, with the Brit quickly moving clear of Championship leader Lando Norris.[11] Those two led a break-away group containing Sérgio Sette Câmara and Jack Aitken, with the rest of the field stuck behind an ultra-defensive Arjun Maini into turn one.[11] Indeed, the Indian racer was under intense pressure from Maximilian Günther the moment the duo crossed the start/finish line, with Maini just keeping the German at bay as they lunged into turn one.[11]

As the top four broke away the attention focused on the aforementioned fighting behind Maini, with Günther driving right around the outside of the Indian racer through turn three to claim fifth.[11] Maini tried hard to come back at the German into turn four, but Günther's supersoft Pirelli tyres allowed him to brake later than Maini on the softs to hold onto his newly acquired position.[11] Behind them Roberto Merhi got onto the kerb on the outside of turn three and ran wide, while Norris gave Russell a fright out front with a lunge through turn six.[5]

Yet, Norris' attack was to no avail, and so Russell duly charged across the line at the end of the opening tour with the lead.[11] Norris, Câmara and Aitken were still in his mirrors however, with all four still pulling clear of the chasing pack.[5] They were chased by Günther and Maini in fifth and sixth, with Maini still looking to get back on terms with the German, although they were both under attack from Louis Delétraz.[11]

As the opening laps unfolded Aitken found himself falling back from the leaders, with the Brit soon having to defend heavily from Delétraz as the Swiss racer shot past Maini and Günther.[11] Indeed, with DRS now active Aitken was very vulnerable, and only some very accomplished defensive driving into turn four kept Delétraz behind his ART.[11] As they scrapped, Nyck de Vries attacked Maini on the brakes into the very same corner, only to suffer a rear-right puncture that sent him skating down the escape road.[11]

The fighting in the train behind Aitken would continue for the following laps, and was only brought to a conclusion when Ralph Boschung stopped on circuit, causing a full safety car.[11] The calling of the SC itself would cause confusion in the middle of the Aitken tussle, with Alexander Albon sending a lunge inside of Günther into turn three just as the SC boards came out.[11] Realising this the Thai racer decided to hand the position back, although with Aitken and Delétraz slamming on the brakes upon seeing the SC boards the Thai racer almost found himself in the middle of an accident as he did so.[11]

Fortunately there would be no contact in the Aitken pack, allowing all of its members to re-catch the leaders, for Russell and Norris had pulled out a significant margin over third placed Câmara in the opening stages.[11] They, however, would immediately sweep into the pits at the end of the lap, joined by all of the drivers whom had started on the supersoft Pirellis.[5] That left Maini in control of the race ahead of Artem Markelov and Sean Gelael, those three the only drivers to have started the race on softs.[5]

Those three would be chased by Russell when the race restarted, although the lead trio would manage to break clear of the Brit as he came under attack from Norris.[11] That distraction allowed Markelov to send a lunge up the inside of Gelael into turn three on lap fourteen, with the Indonesian racer powerless to defend from the Russian.[11] Out front, meanwhile, Maini was breaking clear, although his hard earned two second lead would be destroyed a few laps later.[11]

Indeed, the race had barely got into a rhythm when Aitken caused the third safety car period of the afternoon, the Brit having stopped on the exit of turn one.[11] Indeed, the Brit had suffered a major failure entering turn one at the start of the lap, with the on-board extinguisher coming on as his car suddenly lost power into the 90° right-hander.[11] Fortunately Aitken, bar getting covered in extinguisher material, was able to escape unhindered, with the race restarting as soon as his car was cleared.[11]

Maini and Markelov would again ace the restart to sprint clear of Russell, who was left to fend off a resurgent Gelael as the race got back underway.[11] Behind, Norris was under-fire from Merhi, whose brave dive to the inside of the Carlin into turn three earned him sixth place.[11] Markelov, meanwhile, would take a couple of laps to line-up a move on Maini, and duly snatched the lead with an expert dive inside the Indian racer through turn four.[11]

From that point Maini's tyres would fade, allowing Russell to dark past him with relative ease with eleven laps to go, prompting the Indian racer to pit.[11] Markelov, meanwhile, was charging hard to build a lead to the chasing pack, and was successful in pulling out a couple of tenths a lap out of Russell behind.[11] Further aiding the Russian's cause was the fact that Günther was on the war-path, with the German race fighting his way past Merhi and Norris, before fading in the closing stages.[11]

With four laps to go Markelov finally made his stop, dropping him down to thirteenth behind Santino Ferrucci.[11] That handed Russell a huge lead at the head of the field, while Norris had to elbow his way back past Merhi into turn three to reclaim second.[11] Elsewhere, Fuoco pulled an excellent move on Câmara for fourth into the first corner, while Markelov pushed Ferrucci hard to catch the back of the top ten on his fresh supersofts.[11]

Indeed, with Russell now cruising out front and Norris a solid second the final lap would be all about Markelov's pursuit of a points finish, with the Russian racer exiting the first corner just fractions of a second behind a cluster of three cars.[11] Ultimately, a combination of DRS, fighting up ahead, and superior grip carried the Russian racer past all three on the run to turn three, with Markelov hitting the brakes alongside both Ferrucci and Günther.[11] Ferrucci emerged at the head of the group having been on the racing line, while Markelov miraculously made the corner despite being on the grass as he hit the brakes.[11] Furthermore, Ferrucci locked up and ran wide of the exit, gifting the Russian ninth place on the run to turn four.[11]

With that the race was run, with Russell five seconds clear of Norris, while Fuoco mugged Merhi for third as attention focused on Markelov.[11] Alexander Albon was next ahead of Câmara, while Tadasuke Makino completed a rather quiet afternoon in seventh.[11] Next up was Markelov after completing an over-under manoeuvre on Nirei Fukuzumi in the final corner, while Ferrucci kept ahead of Nicholas Latifi to claim tenth.[11]

Results

The final classification of the 2018 Red Bull Ring Feature Race is displayed below:

2018 Red Bull Ring Feature Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 8 Flag of the United Kingdom George Russell Flag of France ART Grand Prix 40 0:56:16.865 1:18.078 29
2nd 19 Flag of the United Kingdom Lando Norris Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 40 +5.131s 1:17.540 18
3rd 21 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 40 +9.633s 1:18.069 15
4th 9 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 40 +11.796s 1:18.184 12
5th 5 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France DAMS 40 +14.643s 1:18.868 10
6th 18 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 40 +16.900s 1:18.722 8
7th 2 Flag of Japan Tadasuke Makino Flag of Russia Russian Time 40 +18.834s 1:18.301 6
8th 1 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 40 +24.690s 1:17.062 6
9th 12 Flag of Japan Nirei Fukuzumi Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 40 +25.528s 1:18.835 2
10th 17 Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci Flag of Italy Trident 40 +26.585s 1:19.004 1
11th 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 40 +27.406s 1:19.161
12th 14 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Spain Campos Vexatec Racing 40 +29.485s 1:18.910
13th 3 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 40 +37.135s 1:18.257
14th 16 Flag of India Arjun Maini Flag of Italy Trident 40 +39.355s 1:17.713
15th* 11 Flag of Germany Maximilian Günther Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 40 +49.153s 1:18.716
Ret 20 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 32 Retired 1:18.679
Ret 7 Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken Flag of France ART Grand Prix 19 Retired 1:18.858
Ret 4 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy Pertamina Perma Theodore Racing 7 Retired 1:19.531
Ret 10 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 4 Engine 1:18.890
Ret 15 Flag of Israel Roy Nissany Flag of Spain Campos Vexatec Racing 3 Retired 1:19.313
Source:[10]
  • Bold indicates a driver started from pole.
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Günther was handed a twenty second time penalty after the race for an unsafe release.[12]

Milestones

Standings

Lando Norris had seen his Championship lead cut apart during the Feature Race at the Red Bull Ring, for George Russell had claimed pole and victory to move within two points of the McLaren man's lead. Indeed, with more than half the season still to run it seemed as if it would be an all English duel for the title, for Alexander Albon was almost 40 points behind in third, just ahead of a tight group led by Artem Markelov. Behind the Russian racer sat Sérgio Sette Câmara, Nyck de Vries and Antonio Fuoco, with just three points covering the quartet.

Carlin continued to lead the way in the Teams' Championship, although ART Grand Prix had carved a slight chunk out of their advantage after the Feature Race. Indeed, Carlin had ended the day just two points shy of the 200 point mark, while ART had moved to 169, leaving them some 29 points back. Those two looked set to fight out amongst themselves, for Charouz Racing System headed the chasing pack on 118, some 51 points off ART's tally.

 
2018 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of the United Kingdom Lando Norris 122 ◄0
2nd Flag of the United Kingdom George Russell 120 ◄0
3rd Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon 83 ▲1
4th Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 77 ▲1
5th Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara 76 ▲1
6th Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries 75 ▼3
7th Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco 74 ◄0
8th Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken 49 ◄0
9th Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 47 ◄0
10th Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz 44 ◄0
11th Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi 35 ▲2
12th Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 33 ▼1
13th Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael 29 ▼1
14th Flag of India Arjun Maini 23 ◄0
15th Flag of Germany Maximilian Günther 20 ◄0
16th Flag of Japan Tadasuke Makino 14 ▲1
17th Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung 10 ▼1
18th Flag of Japan Nirei Fukuzumi 6 ▲1
19th Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci 5 ▼1
2018 Teams' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 198 ◄0
2nd Flag of France ART Grand Prix 169 ◄0
3rd Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 118 ▲2
4th Flag of France DAMS 116 ▼1
5th Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema 104 ▼1
6th Flag of Russia Russian Time 91 ◄0
7th Flag of Spain Campos Racing 47 ◄0
8th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 45 ◄0
9th Flag of Italy Trident 28 ◄0
10th Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 26 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

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