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Trident's Stefano Coletti claimed his first win in GP2 in the sprint race, while Briton's Sam Bird was on the podium for a second time on this opening race weekend
Stefano Coletti took the lead of the sprint race from polesitter Dani Clos and was never challenged again, even when his lead was wiped out for a late safety car following a crash between Davide Rigon and Julian Leal.

Giedo van der Garde converted a good start into an eventual second place, while Sam Bird was on the podium again after fighting several hard-fought battles to claim third place, passing Charles Pic in the final corners of the race.

In a race that saw tyre wear affect many drivers, Jules Bianchi and Romain Grosjean had to fight back after dropping to the back following a first lap collision between the two Frenchmen, but still did not manage to get back into the points position by the end.

Full race report also available.

Race result

1. Stefano Coletti Trident + 41m40.571
2. Giedo van der Garde Addax + 2.184
3. Sam Bird iSport + 2.756
4. Charles Pic Addax + 3.243
5. Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova + 3.502
6. Josef Kral Arden + 5.038
7. Jules Bianchi ART + 5.373
8. Marcus Ericsson iSport + 5.602
9. Jolyon Palmer Arden + 7.143
10. Romain Grosjean Dams + 7.501
11. Esteban Gutierrez ART + 7.892
12. Michael Herck Coloni + 9.261
13. Johnny Cecotto Ocean + 10.697
14. Luca Filippi Super Nova + 11.862
15. Dani Clos Racing Engineering + 12.14
16. Davide Valsecchi AirAsia + 12.237
17. Max Chilton Carlin + 12.359
18. Luiz Razia AirAsia + 12.826
19. Kevin Mirocha Ocean + 12.95
20. Fabio Leimer Rapax + 13.708
21. Pal Varhaug DAMS + 14.195
22. Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident + 15.582

Retirements

Davide Rigon Coloni + 5 laps - Collision
Julian Leal Rapax + 5 laps - Collision
Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering + 20 laps - Spun off



Related Pictures

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2011 GP2 Series. Round 1. Istanbul Park, Istanbul Turkey. 8th May. Sunday Race. Stefano Coletti (MON, Trident Racing) crosses the line to take victory. [Picture credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service]
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport) in action at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport) celebrates in parc ferme after the Sunday sprint race at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport) celebrates on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport), Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) celebrate on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) celebrates in Parc Ferme after race 2 at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Mitch Evans (NZL, RT RUSSIAN TIME) & Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) on the feature race podium at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) takes the flag as he wins race 1 at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) in action at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) celebrates winning pole position at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) celebrates winning pole position at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) & Takuya Izawa (JPN, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) & Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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