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Barcelona - Race results (1) - Updated

Charles Pic jumped from 3rd place to 1st during the Barcelona feature race pit stops, and then led his team mate Giedo van der Garde to a Barwa Addax 1-2 ahead of Sam Bird.
A fast, well-timed pit stop jumped third-place runner Charles Pic up into the lead during the mandatory round of pit stops during the feature race of round 2 of the GP2 season at Barcelona.

Polesitter Giedo van der Garde had been running in the lead until then, but a slow stop for four tyres during which he nearly stalled the car meant that he came back out on track just behind his Barwa Addax team mate going into turn 1 when he came in for his own stop a lap later.

By contrast, title rivals iSport's Sam Bird and Dams' Romain Grosjean had quiet afternoons and came home in third and fourth respectively, but Grosjean was subsequently disqualified after his car failed post-race technical inspection which gives Bird the upper hand in the GP2 championship battle.

Many drivers struggled to improve their positions through 34 laps on the Barcelona track, although Fabio Leimer managed to charge from the back of the grid through to ninth position by the chequered flag.

There was an early safety car triggered by Luca Filippi spinning in the middle of the grid, and a later one for a collision between Esteban Gutierrez and Michael Herck when the Lotus ART driver was attempting to pass the Coloni. Gutierrez was given a ten-place grid penalty for tomorrow's sprint race after being judged to have caused an avoidable accident.

Grosjean will join Gutierrez at the back of the grid, while his exclusion from the results promotes Fabio Leimer into eighth place and hence into pole position on the reverse grid for Sunday's sprint race.

Race result

1. Charles Pic Addax 1:00:32.817s after 34 laps
2. Giedo van der Garde Addax + 1.444s
3. Sam Bird iSport + 2.773s
4. Davide Valsecchi AirAsia + 10.011s
5. Marcus Ericsson iSport + 10.518s
6. Dani Clos Racing Engineering + 16.534s
7. Jules Bianchi ART + 16.979s
8. Fabio Leimer Rapax + 17.419s
9. Josef Kral Arden + 21.726s
10. Stefano Coletti Trident + 24.492s
11. Alvaro Parente Racing Engineering + 24.717s
12. Max Chilton Carlin + 25.349s
13. Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova + 25.841s
14. Johnny Cecotto Ocean + 28.469s
15. Pal Varhaug DAMS + 35.890s
16. Mikhail Aleshin Carlin + 37.837s
17. Julian Leal Rapax + 38.135s
18. Jolyon Palmer Arden + 38.723s
19. Kevin Ceccon Coloni + 39.033s
20. Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident + 41.999s
21. Kevin Mirocha Ocean + 1 lap

Retirements

Michael Herck Coloni Lap 21
Esteban Gutierrez ART Lap 21 *
Luiz Razia AirAsia Lap 11
Luca Filippi Super Nova Lap 0

Excluded

Romain Grosjean DAMS

* = receives ten-place grid penalty for the sprint race for causing an avoidable accident.




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2011 GP2 Series. Round 2. Circuit de Catalunya, Spain. 20th May 2011. Friday Qualifying. Giedo Van der Garde (NED, Barwa Addax Team). [Picture credit: Drew Gibson/GP2 Media Service.]
Charles Pic (FRA, Barwa Addax Team) - 2011 GP2 Series. Round 2. Circuit de Catalunya, Spain. 20th May 2011. [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.)

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