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Nurburgring - Race results (2)

Romain Grosjean took the lead of the Nurburgring sprint race with one lap to go, as the entire field struggled with cold and damp conditions on Sunday morning.
Changing conditions at the Nurburgring caught out many drivers during a wet, time-limited sprint race on a cold and grey Sunday morning.

After leading for most of the race, a mistake by Jules Bianchi at the final chicane on the penultimate lap gave Romain Grossjean the opportunity to take the lead and go on to win the race.

Grosjean's win makes this an excellent weekend for his GP2 title campaign as he outscored all his potential rivals and stretched his lead in the series championship points.

Race results

1. #11 Romain Grosjean Dams 45:09.296s (23 laps)
2. #5 Jules Bianchi Lotus ART + 1.569s (23 laps)
3. #19 Luca Filippi Scuderia Coloni + 7.768s (23 laps)
4. #8 Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering + 14.388s (23 laps)
5. #17 Adam Carroll Super Nova + 24.962s (23 laps)
6. #24 Max Chilton Carlin + 42.102s (23 laps)
7. #9 Sam Bird iSport + 42.428s (23 laps)
8. #1 Fabio Leimer Rapax + 45.561s (23 laps)
9. #2 Julian Leal Rapax + 59.610s (23 laps)
10. #18 Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni + 1'04.044s (23 laps)
11. #14 Josef Kral Arden + 1'05.990s (23 laps)
12. #16 Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova + 1'06.370s (23 laps)
13. #22 Kevin Mirocha Ocean Racing Technology + 1'07.101s (23 laps)
14. #26 Luiz Razia Caterham Team AirAsia + 1'07.957s (23 laps)
15. #20 Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident + 1'15.328s (23 laps)
16. #10 Marcus Ericsson iSport Not running (22 laps)
17. #12 Pal Varhaug Dams + 1 Laps (22 laps)

Retirements

#3 Charles Pic Barwa Addax Disqualified after 20 laps
#27 Davide Valsecchi Caterham Team AirAsia Retirement after 17 laps
#15 Jolyon Palmer Arden Retirement after 17 laps
#6 Esteban Gutierrez Lotus ART Wheel after 15 laps
#25 Alvaro Parente Carlin Retirement after 10 laps
#23 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Ocean Racing Technology Retirement after 6 laps
#21 Stefano Coletti Trident Spun off after 6 laps
#4 Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax Collision after 1 lap
#7 Dani Clos Racing Engineering Collision after 0 laps

Fastest lap: Christian Vietoris, 1:46.494s on lap 23



Related Pictures

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Romain Grosjean (FRA, Dams) crosses the line to take victory. Nurburgring sprint race - July 2011. [Photo credit: Alastair Staley/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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