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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]
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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