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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]
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2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Cars line up on the grid for the race. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering), Jordan King (GBR, Racing Engineering) & Mitch Evans (NZL, RUSSIAN TIME) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 5. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) celebrates his win on the podium. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 5. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident), celebrates on the podium with Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix) and 4. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) leads Jordan King (GBR, Racing Engineering) and the rest of the field at the start. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) celebrates on the podium with Jordan King (GBR, Racing Engineering). Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 5. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Matthew Parry (GBR, Koiranen GP) crashes into a wall. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 5. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) crosses the line to take the win. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. The Safety car is deployed Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his win in Parc Ferme. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 5. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix), leads Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Arden International), Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident), Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Arden International) and the rest of the field at the start. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his win on the podium. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his win on the podium. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his win in Parc Ferme. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his win in Parc Ferme. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service

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