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Monza - Race results (1)

Luca Filippi won the final feature race of the 2011 GP2 season after grabbing the lead at the start, but the position of series runner-up is still wide open between four drivers.
Luca Filippi got a strong start in the Monza feature race on Saturday afternoon and beat Charles Pic into the first corner, pulling out a lead that he was never to have seriously challenged on his way to a superb home victory for him and the Coloni team.

Pic held off heavy pressure from first Alvaro Parente (who was later given a penalty for unsafe pit release) and then a surging Romain Grosjean to take an overnight lead in the battle for second place in the drivers championship over Filippi, Jules Bianchi and Giedo van der Garde.

Van der Garde's prospects have most likely been dashed after a troubled race left him in 21st position for tomorrow, but Jules Bianchi played his hand brilliantly by finishing eighth and leaving him with pole position for the sprint race - and also making him the man to beat for the 'vice-championship' if he can stay far enough ahead of Pic and Filippi.

Race results

1. #19 Luca Filippi Scuderia Coloni 47:47.704s (30 laps)
2. #3 Charles Pic Barwa Addax 47:53.331s + 5.627s
3. #11 Roman Grosjean Dams 47:53.918s + 6.214s
4. #9 Sam Bird iSport 47:57.696s + 9.992s
5. #17 Adam Carroll Super Nova 48:02.608s + 14.904s
6. #8 Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering 48:04.414s + 16.710s
7. #1 Fabio Leimer Rapax 48:05.762s + 18.058s
8. #5 Jules Bianchi Lotus ART 48:10.491s + 22.787s
9. #6 Esteban Gutierrez Lotus ART 48:16.148s + 28.444s
10. #26 Luiz Razia Caterham Team AirAsia 48:19.365s + 31.661s
11. #12 Pal Varhaug Dams 48:23.704s + 36.000s
12. #25 Alvaro Parente Carlin 48:31.800s + 44.096s
13. #7 Dani Clos Racing Engineering 48:34.581s + 46.877s
14. #10 Marcus Ericsson iSport 48:37.394s + 49.690s
15. #21 St├ęphane Richelmi Trident 48:38.580s + 50.876s
16. #2 Julian Leal Rapax 48:45.707s + 58.003s
17. #23 Johnny Cecotto Ocean Racing Technology 48:53.979s + 66.275s
18. #16 Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova 48:57.925s + 70.221s
19. #20 Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident 49:07.823s + 80.119s
20. #27 Davide Valsecchi Caterham Team AirAsia + 1 lap (29 laps)
21. #4 Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax + 1 laps (29 laps)
22. #22 Brendon Hartley Ocean Racing Technology + 1 laps (29 laps)

Retirements

#24 Max Chilton Carlin (after 2 laps)
#14 Julian Kral Arden (after 1 laps)
#15 Jolyon Palmer Arden (after 1 laps)
#18 Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni (after 1 laps)



Related Pictures

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Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) [Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) crosses the line to take victory in the Monza feature race. [Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/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.)

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