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Silverstone - Race results (2)

Romain Grosjean pulled off a calm and intelligent win in the sprint race during the British round of the GP2 season, and was joined on the podium by Dani Clos and Giedo van der Garde.
A sunny, dry day meant a relatively tame and straightforward GP2 sprint race at Silverstone compared with yesterday's wet thriller, with championship leader Romain Grosjean taking advantage of the situation to drive a calm and assured route to the top of the podium.

A starting grid stall for Stefano Coletti allowed Giedo van der Garde to take the lead ahead of Dani Clos, while Sam Bird had to take evasive action around the stricken Trident and ended up losing third place to Grosjean. Van der Garde never looked entirely comfortable or up to his usual pace and was overtaken by Grosjean in the closing stages of the race, who then took advantage of Clos also struggling on worn tyres to overtake and pull out a strong lead by the chequered flag.

The victory means that Grosjean has outscored his closest championship rivals in both races of the British round and has pulled out a more comfortable lead of nine points over van der Garde in the GP2 title points battle compared to the single point advantage he had coming in to this weekend.

Round 6 of the GP2 season is in Germany in two weeks time.

Race results

1. #11 Romain Grosjean Dams 36:42.650s (21 laps)
2. #7 Dani Clos Racing Engineering 36:49.669s + 7.019s (21 laps)
3. #4 Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax 36:50.410s + 7.760s (21 laps)
4. #10 Marcus Ericsson iSport 36:51.083s + 8.433s (21 laps)
5. #5 Jules Bianchi Lotus ART 36:52.077s + 9.427s (21 laps)
6. #9 Sam Bird iSport 36:55.574s + 12.924s (21 laps)
7. #8 Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering 37:03.503s + 20.853s (21 laps)
8. #6 Esteban Gutierrez Lotus ART 37:04.538s + 21.888s (21 laps)
9. #25 Alvaro Parente Carlin 37:04.778s + 22.128s (21 laps)
10. #3 Charles Pic Barwa Addax 37:05.804s + 23.154s (21 laps)
11. #1 Fabio Leimer Rapax 37:05.946s + 23.296s (21 laps)
12. #17 Luca Filippi Super Nova 37:06.274s + 23.624s (21 laps)
13. #20 Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident Racing 37:14.007s + 31.357s (21 laps)
14. #26 Luiz Razia Caterham Team AirAsia 37:14.980s + 32.330s (21 laps)
15. #16 Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova 37:15.430s + 32.780s (21 laps)
16. #15 Jolyon Palmer Arden 37:16.097s + 33.447s (21 laps)
17. #27 Davide Valsecchi Caterham Team AirAsia 37:17.428s + 34.778s (21 laps)
18. #18 Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni 37:20.789s + 38.139s (21 laps)
19. #24 Max Chilton Carlin 37:21.818s + 39.168s (21 laps)
20. #14 Josef Kral Arden 37:23.404s + 40.754s (21 laps)
21. #2 Julian Leal Rapax 38:08.350s + 85.700s (21 laps)
22. #21 Stefano Coletti Trident Racing 37:59.457s + 1 lap (20 laps)
23. #12 Pal Varhaug Dams 38:14.437s + 1 lap (20 laps)

Retirements

#23 Johnny Cecotto Ocean Racing Technology (10 laps)
#19 Kevin Ceccon Scuderia Coloni (6 laps)



Related Pictures

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Romain Grosjean (FRA, Dams) in the cockpit of the Dams GP2 car at Silverstone - July 2011. [Photo credit: Drew Gibson/GP2 Media Service.]
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport) in action at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport) celebrates in parc ferme after the Sunday sprint race at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport) celebrates on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport), Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) celebrate on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) celebrates in Parc Ferme after race 2 at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Mitch Evans (NZL, RT RUSSIAN TIME) & Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) on the feature race podium at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) takes the flag as he wins race 1 at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) in action at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) celebrates winning pole position at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) celebrates winning pole position at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) & Takuya Izawa (JPN, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) & Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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