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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



Related Pictures

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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.]
Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) on the second day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Friday, April 11 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) on the second day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Friday, April 11 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) on the second day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Friday, April 11 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) on the second day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Friday, April 11 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) on the second day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Friday, April 11 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) on the second day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Friday, April 11 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) on the second day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Friday, April 11 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) on the second day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Friday, April 11 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin), leaves the pit lane Thursday 10 April 2014. on the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Thursday, April 10 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin) on the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Thursday, April 10 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin) on the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Thursday, April 10 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) on the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Thursday, April 10 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) on the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Thursday, April 10 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) on the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Thursday, April 10 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Simon Trummer (SUI, Rapax), leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Julian Leal (COL, Carlin) at the start of Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), 1st, Simon Trummer (SUI, Rapax), 2nd, & Julian Leal (COL, Carlin), 3rd, take the chequered flag at the end of Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), celebrates his win in parc ferme after Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)

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