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Valencia 2007: Glock takes title in style.

Timo Glock is the 2007 GP2 Series Champion after putting the title well and truly out of reach from Lucas di Grassi with a resounding win in the final race of the season at Valencia.

Although the win became something of a formality after the feature race, Glock needed just a fourth place finish from the sprint race from second on the grid to become the third winner of the Formula 1 feeder series.

Following in the footsteps of previous winners Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, the title win also signals a maiden crown for Norfolk-based iSport International in the team standings too and proves the first time the championship has not been claimed by ART Grand Prix.

Glock completed his title win in style too, with little evidence of the cautious approach he had preached ahead of the race. Indeed, the German got away from second place far better than he did in the feature to dive into the lead by the first corner.

He was followed by the Racing Engineering duo of pole sitter Javier Villa and his impressive team-mate Marcos Martinez, the youngster diving up from fifth to third when Andy Soucek's determination to keep Borja Garcia behind off the line instead allowed Martinez to sneak up the inside.

Any hopes that Martinez could add a podium to his fourth place finish from the feature race were ended on lap two though when he made a mistake that dropped him into the mid-field, before eventually being pushed off the circuit again to effectively end his race.

Glock meanwhile was pushing hard to keep Villa behind him, the BMW Sauber test driver doing a fine job as he posted the fastest lap – one that would stand to the finish – on lap four and put distance between himself and the Spaniard.

Villa himself was pulling away from countrymen Soucek and Garcia too, while Giorgio Pantano and Vitaly Petrov in fifth and sixth signalled barely any change in the leading positions, the Campos duo making gains from Martinez's error and a poor start from Kazuki Nakajima.

Elsewhere, Luca Filippi was on a charge up the order after retiring from a points position in the feature race, the Italian starting 18th but ending the first lap ninth after threading his way through the order.



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Timo Glock - iSport International [pic credit: GP2 Media]
Javier Villa - Racing Engineering [pic credit: GP2 Media]
Andy Soucek - David Price Racing [pic credit: GP2 Media]
Campos Racing logo. (Photo credit: GP3 Media Service)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) during GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 28 November 2014. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) during GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 28 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. ( Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) celebrates after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) leads Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) and Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) at the start of the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Colleti (MON, Racing Engineering), Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) and Arthur Pic (FRE, Campos Racing) celebrate on the podium after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) celebrates after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) first, Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) second, Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) third in race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service.)

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