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GP2 Monza: Nato stretches clear for Monza win

Norman Nato has claimed his second win of the year with a dominant performance in the Monza sprint race ahead of Pierre Gasly and Antonio Giovinazzi.
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Norman Nato has claimed his second win of the year with a dominant performance in the Monza sprint race with Prema Powerteam duo Pierre Gasly and Antonio Giovinazzi completing the podium.

In a typical frantic opening lap at Monza, Nato got excellent drive off the start line to dive into the lead at turn one while fending off team-mate Jordan King. The French driver rarely looked troubled for the win as trouble unfolded behind him.

In the second chicane two separate incidents saw Oliver Rowland take to Luca Ghiotto as Gustav Malja pitched Mitch Evans which sent both victims out of the race. Both Rowland and Malja were handed 10-second time penalties to their race time which effectively ended their hopes of a positive result over the sprint race distance.

Up ahead Gasly produced an excellent overtaking move around King midway through the race to take second spot, while team-mate and title rival Giovinazzi repeat the feat on King up the inside on turn one.

Gasly's second place from Giovinazzi saw him opening up his GP2 championship lead to 10 points over the Italian with two rounds remaining.

With Malja going for broke trying to build up a time gap, King maintained his position to take a net fourth ahead of Artem Markelov, as Alex Lynn pinched sixth from Nobuharu Matsushita over the finish line. Nicholas Latifi picked up the final points place for DAMS in eighth.

Tagged as: Monza , GP2 , prema , Nato , Gasly , Giovinazzi

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Norman Nato - Racing Engineering
Norman Nato - Racing Engineering
Gustav Malja F2 2017
Nobuharu Matsushita - ART Grand Prix [credit: Formula 2]
Charles Leclerc - PREMA Racing
Charles Leclerc, Prema Racing, F2, Formula 2, Bahrain
Charles Leclerc - PREMA Racing
Charles Leclerc - PREMA Racing
Artem Markelov, F2, Bahrain
Artem Markelov
Norman Nato, Bahrain F2 2017, Formula 2
Charles Leclerc, Prema Racing, Formula 2, 2017
Nabil Jeffri, Team Trident [Credit: Team Trident]
Alexander Albon - ART Grand Prix [GP2 Series]
Gustav Malja - Racing Engineering [credit: GP2 Series]
Pierre Gasly - PREMA Racing
Alex Lynn - DAMS
Pierre Gasly - PREMA Racing

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