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Monaco - Race results (1)

Davide Valsecchi won the Monaco feature race ahead of Alvaro Parente and Luca Filippi, while Romain Grosjean stormed his way from the back of the grid to fourth place.
The experienced Davide Valsecchi was a safe pair of hands to deliver AirAsia a maiden GP2 win in their first season in the series in the Monaco feature race.

He succeeded in holding off Alvarao Parente to the flag, while Luca Filippi and Romain Grosjean used impressive pit stop strategies to recover from poor grid positions.

But it was a bad day for iSport - again - as their cars clashed on track for the second day running and retired.

Oliver Turvey had expected to start the sprint race on the front row after finishing seventh, but he had failed to serve a drive-thru penalty for a jump start and was demoted to 15th.

Full race report available.

Race results

1. #27 Davide Valsecchi Team AirAsia 1:00:23.957s after 41 laps
2. #8 Alvaro Parente Racing Engineering + 1.471s
3. #17 Luca Filippi Super Nova Racing + 2.199s
4. #11 Romain Grosjean Dams + 4.219s
5. #21 Stefano Coletti Trident Racing + 14.023s
6. #14 Josef Král Arden International + 14.467s
7. #24 Max Chilton Carlin + 16.071s
8. #3 Charles Pic Barwa Addax + 19.524s
9. #1 Fabio Leimer Rapax + 19.934s
10. #22 Kevin Mirocha Ocean Racing Technology + 26.692s
11. #19 Kevin Ceccon Scuderia Coloni + 27.315s
12. #6 Estaban Gutiérrez Lotus ART + 33.427s
13. #18 Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni + 44.243s
14. #16 Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova Racing + 1 lap
15. #25 Oliver Turvey Carlin + 1 lap *

Retirements

Julian Leal Rapax Lap 36
Jolyon Palmer Arden International Lap 34
Sam Bird iSport Lap 31
Marcus Ericcson iSport Lap 31
Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax Lap 23
Dani Clos Racing Engineering Lap 22
Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident Lap 20
Luiz Razia AirAsia Lap 20
Johnny Cecotto Jr Ocean Racing Technology Lap 18
Jules Bianchi Lotus ART Lap 12
Pal Varhaug Dams Lap 11

Fastest lap: Davide Valsecchi, 1:23.011 on lap 40

* = Penalised for not taking drive-thru penalty for a jump-start.



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Davide Valsecchi (ITA, Team AirAsia). 2011 GP2 Series. Round 3. Monte Carlo, Monaco. [Picture credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Davide Valsecchi (ITA, Team AirAsia) on track. Round 3. Monte Carlo, Monaco. [Picture credit: Andrew Ferraro/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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