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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.]
2015 GP3 Series Test 3 - Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 22 April 2015. Pal Varhaug (NOR, Jenzer Motorsport) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
2015 GP3 Series Test 3 - Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Thursday 23 April 2015. Pal Varhaug (NOR, Jenzer Motorsport) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
2015 GP3 Series Test 3 - Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 22 April 2015. Alex Palou (ESP, Campos Racing) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
2015 GP3 Series Test 3 - Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 22 April 2015. Pal Varhaug (NOR, Jenzer Motorsport) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
2015 GP3 Series Test 3 - Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 22 April 2015. Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
2015 GP3 Series Test 3 - Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 22 April 2015. Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
2015 GP3 Series Test 3 - Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 22 April 2015. Seb Morris (GBR, Status Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
2015 GP3 Series Test 3 - Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 22 April 2015. Matthew Parry (GBR, Koiranen GP) & Seb Morris (GBR, Status Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
2015 GP3 Series Test 3 - Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 22 April 2015. Jann Mardenborough, (GBR, Carlin) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
2015 GP3 Series Test 3 - Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 22 April 2015. Jann Mardenborough, (GBR, Carlin) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
2015 GP3 Series Test 3 - Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 22 April 2015. Jann Mardenborough, (GBR, Carlin) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
2015 GP3 Series Test 3 - Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 22 April 2015. Jann Mardenborough, (GBR, Carlin) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
Alexander Rossi on the podium in Sakhir   [pic credit: GP2 Media Service]
2015 GP2 Series Round 1 - Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain. Sunday 19 April 2015. Rio Haryanto (INA, Campos Racing) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 1 - Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain. Sunday 19 April 2015. Rio Haryanto (INA, Campos Racing) celebrates winning the race in Parc Ferme. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 1 - Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain. Sunday 19 April 2015. Rio Haryanto (INA, Campos Racing) celebrates his win on the podium. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 1 - Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain. Sunday 19 April 2015. Rio Haryanto (INA, Campos Racing), Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) & Nathanael Berthon (FRA, Lazarus) Photo: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.

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