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Abu Dhabi GP2 Final - Race results (1)

Fabio Leimer breezed to victory for Racing Engineering in the Saturday GP2 Final feature race, by a comfortable margin over Caterham Team AirAsia's Luiz Razia.
Polesitter Fabio Leimer shot off into a two-second lead at the end of the first lap of the GP2 Final feature race in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, and no one could catch him for the remainder of the day.

Meanwhile two of Leimer's nearest rivals - Dani Clos and Josef Kral - tangled at the start and left fast-starting Luiz Razia as the only man able to stay anywhere near in touch with the leader. The Caterham Team Air Asia driver finished almost seven seconds off Leimer at the chequered flag, while Jolyon Palmer was over 20s further back from him in the Barwa Addax as he won a close-fought battle for third over iSport's Marcus Ericsson.

Kevin Ceccon finished in fifth place ahead of the highest-placed of the rookies, iSport's Tom Dillman in sixth place just ahead of Antonio Felix Da Costa, James Calado and Nathanael Berthon. GP2 Series regular Stefano Coletti rounded out the top ten on his return to racing following his accident at Spa.

Race results

1. #7 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 58:53.563s + 175.293s (31 laps)
2. #27 Luiz Razia Caterham Team AirAsia 59:00.474s + 6.911s (31 laps)
3. #4 Jolyon Palmer Barwa Addax Team 59:22.271s + 28.708s (31 laps)
4. #10 Marcus Ericsson iSport International 59:23.375s + 29.812s (31 laps)
5. #18 Kevin Ceccon Scuderia Coloni 59:30.182s + 36.619s (31 laps)
6. #9 Tom Dillmann iSport International 59:35.081s + 41.518s (31 laps)
7. #23 Antonio Felix Da Costa Ocean 59:36.059s + 42.496s (31 laps)
8. #5 James Calado Lotus ART 59:39.232s + 45.669s (31 laps)
9. #8 Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 59:44.908s + 51.345s (31 laps)
10. #19 Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 59:56.044s + 62.481s (31 laps)
11. #16 Giacomo Ricci Super Nova Racing 1:00:02.195s + 68.632s (31 laps)
12. #11 Rio Haryanto DAMS 1:00:07.066s + 73.503s (31 laps)
13. #26 Alexander Rossi Caterham AirAsia 1:00:10.135s + 76.572s (31 laps)
14. #22 Nicolas Marroc Ocean 1:00:22.536s + 88.973s (31 laps)
15. #12 Nigel Melker DAMS 1:00:23.891s + 90.328s (31 laps)
16. #20 Julian Leal Trident Racing 1:00:27.232s + 93.669s (31 laps)
17. #2 Mihai Marinescu Rapax 1:00:28.907s + 95.344s (31 laps)
18. #17 Fabio Onidi Super Nova Racing 1:00:37.104s + 103.541s (31 laps)
19. #21 Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 59:10.824s + 1 lap (30 laps)
20. #14 Josef Král Arden International 59:13.030s + 1 lap (30 laps)
21. #6 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus ART 1:00:29.691s + 1 lap (30 laps)

Retirements

#3 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax Team after 23 laps
#15 Simon Trummer Arden International after 23 laps
#25 Jan Charouz Carlin after 18 laps
#24 Max Chilton Carlin after 2 laps
#1 Dani Clos Rapax after 1 lap



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Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) during day 2 of testing at Barcelona in October 2011. [World Copyright: Drew Gibson /GP2 Series Media Service]
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates his victory on the podium after the 2011 GP2 Final Saturday feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - November 2011. [Photo credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) crosses the line to take victory at the end of the 2011 GP2 Final Saturday feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - November 2011. [Photo credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) crosses the line to take victory at the end of the 2011 GP2 Final Saturday feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - November 2011. [Photo credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
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2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) leads Jordan King (GBR, Racing Engineering) and the rest of the field at the start. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) celebrates on the podium with Jordan King (GBR, Racing Engineering). Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 5. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Matthew Parry (GBR, Koiranen GP) crashes into a wall. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 5. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) crosses the line to take the win. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service
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2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. The Safety car is deployed Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service

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