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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.]
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering). Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service
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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
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
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
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his win on the podium. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his win on the podium. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his win in Parc Ferme. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service

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