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Romain Grosjean won the opening GP2 race of 2011 but he was made to work for it by Sam Bird, while his arch rival Jules Bianchi battled his way up to finish in third place.
Romain Grosjean started from pole position and led every lap of the opening GP2 Europe main series feature race at Istanbul Park, Turkey, at one point opening up a 5s lead over second place.

But Sam Bird fought back from a poor start and slow pit stop to close right up and apply pressure on the leader at the end, while Jules Bianchi also had a dreadful pit stop and fought back hard to take third place by the chequered flag.

A full race report is also available.

Race result

1. Romain Grosjean DAMS 57m09.999s
2. Sam Bird iSport + 0.332s
3. Jules Bianchi ART + 35.856s
4. Giedo van der Garde Addax + 45.933s
5. Stefano Coletti Trident + 52.280s
6. Luiz Razia AirAsia + 52.866s
7. Charles Pic Addax + 1m03.117s
8. Dani Clos Racing Engineering + 1m11.822s
9. Marcus Ericsson iSport + 1m12.913s
10. Davide Rigon Coloni + 1m15.636s
11. Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering + 1m20.559s
12. Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova + 1m26.007s
13. Josef Kral Arden + 1m31.885s
14. Michael Herck Coloni + 1m43.492s
15. Kevin Mirocha Ocean + 1 lap
16. Davide Valsecchi AirAsia + 1 lap
17. Jolyon Palmer Arden + 1 lap
18. Pal Varhaug DAMS + 1 lap
19. Julian Leal Rapax + 1 lap

Retirements

Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident 16 laps
Luca Filippi Super Nova 15 laps
Johnny Cecotto Ocean 14 laps
Esteban Gutierrez ART 0 laps
Max Chilton Carlin 0 laps
Fabio Leimer Rapax 0 laps



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2011 GP2 Series. Round 1. Istanbul Park, Istanbul Turkey. 7th May. Saturday Race. Romain Grosjean (FRA, Dams) celebrates his victory on the podium with Sam Bird (GBR, iSport International) and Jules Bianchi (FRA,Lotus ART). [Picture credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Pierre Gasly (FRA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in pit lane at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) crosses the line at the end of race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with team mate Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) celebrates after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with his father Jonathan after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Race winner Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & runner-up Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) celebrate with champagne after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) sprays champagne on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) & Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) celebrates in Parc Ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) heads to the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing), Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin), and Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) during practice at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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