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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.]
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.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing), Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin), and Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) during practice at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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