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Leimer breezes to feature race victory

Fabio Onidi was given a penalty for ignoring yellow flags in the form of 20s added to his time post-race, while Simon Trummer was penalised ten grid positions for Sunday's sprint race for a collision with Jake Rosenzweig on lap 24. It happened after Trummer missed his braking point into turn 9 and hit the Barwa Addex car, putting them both out of the race.

The only other retiree of the race was Carlin's Jan Charouz on lap 18 after he spun following contact with Josef Kral. Attempting to throw the car around in a donut manoeuvre, the sudden acceleration broke the drive shaft and put him out of the race on the spot.

But the day - and indeed the whole weekend so far - belonged to the victor, Fabio Leimer, who beamed confirmation that "I am happy with the weekend so far.

"I had a quite good start and then it was just driving it home, saving on the tyres and having an eye on what the others are doing. We had a good pit stop as well," he added. "Things went well already all weekend long," he continued, hoping that the run of good form will stretch to Sunday morning's GP2 Final sprint race as well.

"Amazing drive from both drivers," celebrated team boss Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón, who was also pleased to see rookie Nathanael Berthon finish in the top ten. "Fabio not only won, but also made fastest lap; Nat passed the most cars during the race. What talent from both drivers. Bravo!

"Now let's prepare for tomorrow and hope to get another win. Although starting from eighth and ninth, it won't be so easy ..."

Full race results and times available.




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Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) crosses the line to take victory at the end of the 2011 GP2 Final Saturday feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - November 2011. [Photo credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates his victory on the podium with Luiz Razia (BRA, Team AirAsia) and Jolyon Palmer (GBR, Barwa Addax Team) after the 2011 GP2 Final Saturday feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - November 2011. [Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates his victory on the podium after the 2011 GP2 Final Saturday feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - November 2011. [Photo credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
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