2003 Macau Grand Prix

The 2003 Macau Grand Prix was the 50th running of the annual race and the 21st time it was headlined by Formula 3. The FIA sanctioned event was held on the Guia circuit in Macau on 16 November 2003. Fabio Carbone started on pole position and Nicolas Lapierre was the race winner. Future Formula 1 champions Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, as well as future Formula 1 race winner Robert Kubica, participated in the Macau Grand Prix for the first time but not one of the trio would finish the event.

Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamLapsRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapSpeed
117Nicolas LapierreFranceSignature-Plus251:02:48.597--2:13.324146.155
216Fabio CarboneBrazilSignature-Plus251:02:54.013+5.416+5.4162:13.503145.945
32Katsuyuki HiranakaJapanPrema Powerteam251:03:03.979+15.382+9.9662:14.400145.561
421Ronnie QuintarelliItalyJB Motorsport with Inging251:03:05.208+16.611+1.2292:14.388145.513
51Ryan BriscoeAustraliaPrema Powerteam251:03:16.246+27.649+11.0382:14.204145.090
632Hiroki YoshimotoJapanSwiss Racing Team251:03:40.410+51.813+24.1642:14.903144.173
738Michael HoMacauSuperfund TME Racing251:04:37.846+1:49.249+57.4362:18.256142.037
819Rob AustinGreat BritainMenu F3 Motorsport251:04:54.193+2:05.596+16.3472:16.279141.441
936Fairuz FauzyMalaysiaPromatecme - RPM251:05:00.348+2:11.751+6.1552:14.058141.218
1031Pedro BarralSpainSwiss Racing Team241 lap1 lap2:15.510
1128Kit Meng LeiChinaManor Motorsport241 lap2:24.937
1229Jo MerszeiChinaAlan Docking Racing241 lap2:29.157
1326Marco BonanomiItalyTarget Racing232 laps1 lap2:19.025
1412Nelson Piquet Jr.BrazilHitech Racing223 laps1 lap2:13.131
1510Tatsuya KataokaJapanTOM'S Team223 laps2:13.961
1620Robert DoornbosNetherlandsMenu F3 Motorsport223 laps2:13.637
DNF9James CourtneyAustraliaTOM'S Team202:12.937
DNF18César CampaniçoPortugalSignature182:14.209
DNF30Danny WattsGreat BritainAlan Docking Racing162:14.266
DNF37Pierre KafferGermanySuperfund TME Racing152:13.804
DNF22Naoki YokomizoJapanJB Motorsport with Inging152:16.493
DNF23Paolo MontinItalyThree Bond Racing152:13.465
DNF33Ernesto VisoVenezuelaPromatecme - RPM132:15.430
DNF27Lewis HamiltonGreat BritainManor Motorsport132:14.827
DNF25Robert KubicaPolandTarget Racing102:15.281
DNF15Andrew ThompsonGreat BritainHitech Racing102:15.184
DNF11Richard AntinucciUnited StatesHitech Racing102:14.217
DNF6Nico RosbergGermanyCarlin Motorsport92:14.686
DNF5Álvaro ParentePortugalCarlin Motorsport62:20.689
Heat 2 Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamLapsRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeed
117Nicolas LapierreFranceSignature-Plus1537:00.778--2:13.3249148.812
216Fabio CarboneBrazilSignature-Plus1537:06.194+5.416+5.4162:13.50310148.450
32Katsuyuki HiranakaJapanPrema Powerteam1537:16.160+15.382+9.9662:14.4008147.789
421Ronnie QuintarelliItalyJB Motorsport with Inging1537:17.389+16.611+1.2292:14.3888147.707
537Pierre KafferGermanySuperfund TME Racing1537:17.444+16.666+0.0552:13.80415147.704
623Paolo MontinItalyThree Bond Racing1537:22.889+22.111+5.4452:13.46510147.345
71Ryan BriscoeAustraliaPrema Powerteam1537:28.427+27.649+5.5382:14.3337146.982
812Nelson Piquet Jr.BrazilHitech Racing1537:42.245+41.467+13.8182:13.13113146.084
918César CampaniçoPortugalSignature1537:46.524+45.746+4.2792:14.20913145.809
1030Danny WattsGreat BritainAlan Docking Racing1537:46.643+45.865+0.1192:14.26613145.801
1132Hiroki YoshimotoJapanSwiss Racing Team1537:52.591+51.813+5.9482:15.51814145.419
1222Naoki YokomizoJapanJB Motorsport with Inging1538:08.842+1:08.064+16.2512:16.49313144.387
1331Pedro BarralSpainSwiss Racing Team1538:47.863+1:47.085+39.0212:18.57515141.967
1438Michael HoMacauSuperfund TME Racing1538:50.027+1:49.249+2.1642:19.34113141.835
1519Rob AustinGreat BritainMenu F3 Motorsport1539:06.374+2:05.596+16.3472:17.9109140.847
1636Fairuz FauzyMalaysiaPromatecme - RPM1539:12.529+2:11.751+6.1552:14.05813140.478
1710Tatsuya KataokaJapanTOM'S Team1435:05.5941 lap1 lap2:13.9618146.489
1828Kit Meng LeiChinaManor Motorsport1437:49.372+48.594+2:43.7782:25.24410135.917
1929Jo MerszeiChinaAlan Docking Racing1439:31.296+2:30.518+1:41.9242:31.87214130.075
2026Marco BonanomiItalyTarget Racing1337:32.463+31.6851 lap2:19.5888127.156
DNF20Robert DoornbosNetherlandsMenu F3 Motorsport1230:26.3302:13.6378144.762
DNF9James CourtneyAustraliaTOM'S Team1025:46.2122:12.93710142.490
DNF6Nico RosbergGermanyCarlin Motorsport924:10.3342:14.6869136.718
DNF5Álvaro ParentePortugalCarlin Motorsport618:47.6402:20.6895117.228
DNF27Lewis HamiltonGreat BritainManor Motorsport311:43.0453:23.151194.013
DNF33Ernesto VisoVenezuelaPromatecme - RPM310:13.4082:25.1833107.752
DNF11Richard AntinucciUnited StatesHitech Racing
DNF25Robert KubicaPolandTarget Racing
DNF15Andrew ThompsonGreat BritainHitech Racing
Heat 1 Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamLapsRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeed
19James CourtneyAustraliaTOM'S Team1025:43.212--2:13.3819142.767
217Nicolas LapierreFranceSignature-Plus1025:47.819+4.607+4.6072:14.4739142.342
311Richard AntinucciUnited StatesHitech Racing1025:52.268+9.056+4.4492:14.2178141.934
416Fabio CarboneBrazilSignature-Plus1025:54.363+11.151+2.0952:15.2636141.742
527Lewis HamiltonGreat BritainManor Motorsport1025:56.524+13.312+2.1612:14.8276141.546
625Robert KubicaPolandTarget Racing1025:57.404+14.192+0.8802:15.2819141.466
736Fairuz FauzyMalaysiaPromatecme - RPM1025:58.352+15.140+0.9482:15.3469141.380
815Andrew ThompsonGreat BritainHitech Racing1026:07.281+24.069+8.9292:15.1848140.574
921Ronnie QuintarelliItalyJB Motorsport with Inging1026:08.167+24.955+0.8862:15.0779140.495
102Katsuyuki HiranakaJapanPrema Powerteam1026:08.376+25.164+0.2092:15.2529140.476
1119Rob AustinGreat BritainMenu F3 Motorsport1026:09.885+26.673+1.5092:16.2796140.341
1233Ernesto VisoVenezuelaPromatecme - RPM1026:11.352+28.140+1.4672:15.4306140.210
1332Hiroki YoshimotoJapanSwiss Racing Team1026:11.566+28.354+0.2142:14.9036140.191
1420Robert DoornbosNetherlandsMenu F3 Motorsport1026:12.697+29.485+1.1312:15.7239140.090
151Ryan BriscoeAustraliaPrema Powerteam1026:12.867+29.655+0.1702:14.2049140.075
1638Michael HoMacauSuperfund TME Racing1026:30.609+47.397+17.7422:18.2568138.512
1726Marco BonanomiItalyTarget Racing1026:37.037+53.825+6.4282:19.0256137.955
1828Kit Meng LeiChinaManor Motorsport1027:22.109+1:38.897+45.0722:24.9376134.168
1929Jo MerszeiChinaAlan Docking Racing1028:05.042+2:21.830+42.9332:29.1578130.750
2031Pedro BarralSpainSwiss Racing Team924:54.6021 lap1 lap2:15.5106132.669
DNF10Tatsuya KataokaJapanTOM'S Team821:22.9192:14.3776137.386
DNF12Nelson Piquet Jr.BrazilHitech Racing727:39.8572:14.867592.914
DNF18César CampaniçoPortugalSignature310:10.1312:22.8503108.330
DNF30Danny WattsGreat BritainAlan Docking Racing14:20.30784.638
DNF37Pierre KafferGermanySuperfund TME Racing
DNF23Paolo MontinItalyThree Bond Racing
DNF5Álvaro ParentePortugalCarlin Motorsport
DNF6Nico RosbergGermanyCarlin Motorsport
Lewis Hamilton recorded a DNF in the 2003 Macau Grand Prix
Neither Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg (below) finished the 2003 Macau Grand Prix

Winner

After 25 Laps

17

Nicolas Lapierre

Signature-Plus

1:02:48.597

146.155 Km/h

153 Km

fastest lap

9

James Courtney

TOM'S Team

2:12.937

165.732 Km/h

Pole Position

16

Fabio Carbone

Signature-Plus

2:13.016

165.634 Km/h