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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
2015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Saturday 25 July 2015. Daniel de Jong (NED, MP Motorsport) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 5. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
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
Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. Race One Press Conference. Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Arden International), Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix) and Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix). Photo: Zak Mauger/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
Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix), leads Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Arden International), Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Arden International) and the rest of the field at the start of the race. Photo: Zak Mauger/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

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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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