Conway triumphs in Macau GP

British Formula Three champion Mike Conway won an incident filled Macau Grand Prix on Sunday

Conway triumphs in Macau GP

The Briton, who started seventh, seized the lead on the opening lap when Kamui Kobayashi and Marko Asmer were put down the escape road at Lisboa after being slid into by Paul di Resta, who then spun.

After a brief safety car period, caused by the wreckage of a collision between di Resta and Rodolfo Avila, Conway pushed hard to pull away from the chasing pack.

Despite brushing the wall at one point, American Richard Antinucci became Conway's closest challenger in the end, having charged through the field.

Antinucci had been sixth early on but came through with some brave overtaking moves. And although it appeared that the ASM driver had the pace to close in on the leader, he ultimately crossed the line 1.4 seconds behind.

Japanese F3 champion Adrian Sutil finished third, having been unable to hold off Antinucci and brushing wheels with his rival on lap eight.

Several of the front-runners hit trouble. Pole man Kobayashi collided with Romain Grosjean on lap nine, while Kohei Hirate - who had challenged Conway early on - hit the wall on the penultimate lap.

Results

Pos  Driver             Make                          Time
 1.  Mike Conway        Dallara Mercedes-HWA     39:35.404
 2.  Richard Antinucci  Dallara Mercedes-HWA       + 1.489
 3.  Adrian Sutil       Dallara Toyota-TOM'S       + 2.055
 4.  Sebastien Buemi    Dallara Honda-Mugen NB     + 7.409
 5.  Romain Grosjean    Dallara Mercedes-HWA       + 8.752
 6.  James Jakes        Dallara Mercedes-HWA      + 23.963
 7.  Kazuya Oshima      Dallara Toyota-TOM'S      + 29.948
 8.  Yelmer Buurman     Dallara Mercedes-HWA      + 35.978
 9.  Maro Engel         Dallara Honda-Mugen NB    + 36.494
10.  Fabio Carbone      Dallara Nissan            + 36.904
11.  Stephen Jelley     Dallara Mercedes-HWA      + 44.681
12.  James Winslow      Dallara Toyota-TOM'S      + 45.128
13.  Marko Asmer        Dallara Mercedes-HWA      + 45.466
14.  Mauro Massironi    Dallara Honda-Mugen NB    + 50.021
15.  Oliver Jarvis      Dallara Honda-Mugen NB    + 50.142
16.  Jonathan Kennard   Dallara Honda-Mugen NB    + 54.400
17.  Roldan Rodriguez   Dallara Mercedes-HWA      + 56.547
18.  Daisuke Ikeda      Dallara Toyota-TOM'S      + 58.457
19.  Kamui Kobayashi    Dallara Mercedes-HWA    + 1:02.141
20.  Michael Ho         Dallara Honda-Mugen NB  + 1:46.823
21.  Charlie Kimball    Dallara Mercedes-HWA    + 2:03.556
22.  Cheong Lou Meng    Dallara Honda-Mugen NB  + 2:06.282
23.  Sebastian Vettel   Dallara Honda-Mugen NB     + 1 LAP
24.  Robert Streit      Dallara Mercedes-HWA       + 1 LAP
25.  Jo Merszei         Dallara Toyota-TOM'S       + 1 LAP
26.  Lei Kit Meng       Dallara Opel-Spiess        + 1 LAP
27.  Kohei Hirate       Dallara Mercedes-HWA      + 2 LAPS

Not Classified

     Kodai Tsukakoshi   Dallara Mercedes-HWA        D.N.F.
     Kazuki Nakajima    Dallara Mercedes-HWA        D.N.F.
     Paul Di Resta      Dallara Mercedes-HWA        D.N.F.
     Rodolfo Avila      Dallara Honda-Mugen NB      D.N.F.
     Maximo Cortes      Dallara Mercedes-HWA        D.N.F.

Fastest Lap:  Streit  2:12.527

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