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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]
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.)
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.)
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.)
Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) and Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) at the start of race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) at the start of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) leads Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) in the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), takes the chequered flag in the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates after winning the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Mitch Evans (NZL, RT RUSSIAN TIME) on the podium after the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) celebrates on the podium after winning race 1 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP), Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) and Dino Zamparelli (GBR, ART Grand Prix) celebrate on the podium at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) in action at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 21 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) in action at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 21 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) clinches pole at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 21 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)

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