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Valencia - Race results (2)

Esteban Gutierrez took the lead from pole sitter Josef Kral at the restart after an early safety car, and proceeded to romp away to an emphatic sprint race win in Valencia.
Lotus ART's Esteban Gutierrez came of age at Valencia with a dominating display on the streets of Valencia for the Sunday sprint race.

Gutierrez took the lead at the restart after an early safety car, after pressuring polesitter Kral into running too deep. Luiz Razia followed him through and gave chase, but Gutierrez pace was simply too strong and seemed to only improve as the race went on, finally winning by a margin of 12.9s at the end of the 23 laps.

The feature race winner Romain Grosjean exited the race early, his spin at turn 5 collecting Rodolofo Gonzalez and Charles Pic and bringing out the sole safety car of the morning.

Race results

1. #6 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus ART 43:34.905s (23 laps)
2. #26 Luiz Razia Caterham Team AirAsia 43:47.900s + 12.995s
3. #4 Giedo Van Der Garde Barwa Addax 43:48.747s + 13.842s
4. #27 Davide Valsecchi Caterham Team AirAsia 44:01.538s + 26.633s
5. #7 Dani Clos Racing Engineering 44:05.035s + 30.130s
6. #18 Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni 44:05.279s + 30.374s
7. #5 Jules Bianchi Lotus ART 44:09.556s + 34.651s
8. #22 Kevin Mirocha Ocean Racing Technology 44:09.582s + 34.677s
9. #2 Julian Leal Rapax 44:11.633s + 36.728s
10. #12 Pal Varhaug Dams 44:12.520s + 37.615s
11. #10 Marcus Ericsson iSport International 44:15.837s + 40.932s
12. #9 Sam Bird iSport International 44:17.504s + 42.599s
13. #8 Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering 44:19.745s + 44.840s
14. #1 Fabio Leimer Rapax 44:20.919s + 46.014s
15. #17 Luca Filippi Super Nova Racing 44:21.682s + 46.777s
16. #16 Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova Racing 44:32.338s + 57.433s
17. #23 Johnny Cecotto Ocean Racing Technology 44:43.214s + 68.309s
18. #25 Alvaro Parente Carlin 44:46.841s + 71.936s
19. #21 Stefano Coletti Trident Racing + 2 laps
20. #19 Kevin Ceccon Scuderia Coloni + 2 laps

Retirements

#14 Josef Kral Arden International Lap 8
#15 Jolyon Palmer Arden International Lap 7
#24 Max Chilton Carlin Lap 4
#11 Romain Grosjean Dams Lap 1
#20 Rodolfo González Trident Racing Lap 1
#3 Charles Pic Barwa Addax Team Lap 1



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Team mates Jules Bianchi (FRA,Lotus ART) and Esteban Gutierrez (MEX, Lotus ART). Round 4. Valencia Spain. 24th June 2011. Friday Qualifying. [Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Esteban Gutierrez (MEX, Lotus ART) 2011 GP2 Series. Round 1. Istanbul Park, Istanbul Turkey. Portrait. [Picture credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service]
Esteban Gutierrez (MEX, Lotus ART). Round 4. Valencia Spain. 24th June 2011. Friday Practice. [Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]  Ref: _O9T3937.jpg
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.)

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rene martinelli - Unregistered

June 26, 2011 6:18 PM

congratulations esteban on your first win of the 2011 GP-2 season, a lot more will follow.keep up the good work, stay cool and focus on the next one. you are the proud of all monterrey's people, good luck forever.



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