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Spa-Francorchamps - Race results (2)

Luca Filippi worked his way up through the field and thoroughly earned his victory in the Spa sprint race, with Jules Bianchi claiming second place.
A mid-race safety car for a violent crash by Fabio Leimer at Eau Rouge recharged and transformed the Spa sprint race into an impressive display of clean on-track battles, giving an opportunity for Luca Filippi to complete an impressive surge from fifth on the grid and past Josef Kral for the race win.

Jules Bianchi seemed particularly reinvigorated by the mid-race hiatus and was the man on the move in the second half, pulling off a penultimate lap move on Kral to claim a second consecutive second place for the Spa weekend.

Race results

1. #19 Luca Filippi Scuderia Coloni 39:34.834 after 18 laps
2. #5 Jules Bianchi Lotus ART + 4.476s
3. #14 Josef Kral Arden International + 6.857s
4. #11 Romain Grosjean DAMS + 7.685s
5. #9 Sam Bird iSport International + 8.993s
6. #7 Dani Clos Racing Engineering + 12.952s
7. #6 Esteban Gutierrez Lotus ART + 14.364s
8. #23 Johnny Cecotto Ocean Racing Technology + 19.360s
9. #22 Brendon Hartley Ocean Racing Technology + 19.634s
10. #27 Davide Valsecchi Caterham Team AirAsia + 20.192s
11. #17 Adam Carroll Super Nova Racing + 21.472s
12. #10 Marcus Ericsson iSport International + 22.033s
13. #8 Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering + 22.348s
14. #15 Jolyon Palmer Arden International + 22.917s
15. #18 Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni + 23.672s
16. #24 Max Chilton Carlin + 27.960s
17. #20 Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident Racing + 28.510s
18. #12 Pal Varhaug DAMS + 28.540s
19. #3 Charles Pic Barwa Addax Team + 28.853s
20. #4 Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax Team + 29.374s
21. #16 Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova Racing + 59.072s

Retirements

#2 Julian Leal Rapax (after 13 laps)
#25 Mikhail Aleshin Carlin (after 13 laps)
#26 Luiz Razia Caterham Team AirAsia (after 12 laps)
#1 Fabio Leimer Rapax (after 7 laps)



Related Pictures

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Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) on track at the Nurburgring. [Photo credit: Drew Gibson/GP2 Media Service.]
Fairuz Fauzy (MAS, Super Nova Racing) leads Josef Kral (CZE, Arden International) in the feature race at Spa. [Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) on track at Spa-Francorchamps. [Photo Credit: Drew Gibson/GP2 Media Service.]
The wreckage of Fabio Leimer`s (SUI, Rapax) car at Eau Rouge. [Photo Credit: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Media Service.]
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win on the podium with Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin), takes the chequered flag at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Daniel Abt (GER, Hilmer Motorsport), leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) & Artem Markelov (RUS, RT RUSSIAN TIME) at the start at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) battle for the lead at the start at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin), Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident) & Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin), takes the chequered flag at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win in Parc Fermeat Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Jed Leicester/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win on the podium at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win on the podium with Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) and Alex Fontana, (SUI, ART Grand Prix) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Jed Leicester/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win on the podium with Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) and Alex Fontana, (SUI, ART Grand Prix) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) in action at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 23 August 2014 (Photo: Charles Coates/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) celebrates at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 23 August 2014 (Photo: Charles Coates/GP3 Series Media Service.)

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