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Luiz Razia got a dream start to the Saturday feature race which translated into a perfect start to the season for Arden, their first win in GP2 in two years.
Luiz Razia's quick getaway from the line at the start of the first GP2 feature race of the season at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia was enough to see him cruise away to an unchallenged race victory ahead of polesitter Davide Valsecchi and Carlin's Max Chilton.

It's Arden's first success in GP2 since Charles Pic won for them in Spain at the start of the 2010 season, and Razia's first race win since the Italian sprint race at Monza in 2009.

Race results

1. #23 Luiz Razia Arden International 56:00.250s 30 laps
2. #3 Davide Valsecchi DAMS + 7.817s
3. #26 Max Chilton Carlin + 27.366s
4. #5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering + 28.291s
5. #14 Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni + 32.217s
6. #4 Felipe Nasr DAMS + 33.378s
7. #10 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP + 33.679s
8. #9 James Calado Lotus GP + 36.449s
9. #12 Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing + 41.519s
10. #18 Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus + 43.240s
11. #6 Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering + 43.720s
12. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin + 53.303s
13. #7 Marcus Ericsson iSport International + 61.683s
14. #2 Josef Král Barwa Addax Team + 62.683s
15. #17 Julian Leal Trident Racing + 69.180s
16. #25 Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology + 70.399s
17. #8 Jolyon Palmer iSport International + 72.861s
18. #21 Tom Dillmann Rapax + 87.810s
19. #15 Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni + 99.125s
20. #16 Stephane Richelmi Trident Racing + 75.206s *
21. #20 Ricardo Teixeira Rapax + 108.025s
22. #19 Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus + 1 lap
23. #22 Simon Trummer Arden International + 99.672s *

Retirements

#11 Rodolfo González Caterham Racing =(13 laps)
#1 Johnny Cecotto Barwa Addax Team =(7 laps)
#24 Jon Lancaster Ocean Racing Technology =(1 laps)

Best lap: Valsecchi (1:49.246s on lap 24)

* - penalised for causing avoidable collisions



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Luiz Razia (BRA, Arden International) during Round 1. Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.]
Luiz Razia (BRA, Arden International) during Round 1. Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. [World Copyright: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Series Media Service.]
Fabrizio Crestani (ITA, Venezuela GP Lazarus) side-by-side with Esteban Gutierrez (MEX, Lotus GP) during the feature race at Sepang, Malaysia in March 2012. [World Copyright: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Series Media Service.]
Luiz Razia (BRA, Arden International) leads the field into turn two on the opening lap of the race during the feature race at Sepang, Malaysia in March 2012. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.]
James Calado (GBR, ART Grand Prix) on track for practice at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 1st November 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory with Dani Clos (ESP, MP Motorsport) and Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory on the podium after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory on the podium with Dani Clos (ESP, MP Motorsport) and Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory on the podium after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
The safety car leads Jolyon Palmer and Alexander Rossi following an accident on the first lap of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
Sam Bird (GBR, Russian Time) is pushed off after stalling on the grid at the start of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
2013 GP2 Championship. Round 11. Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 2nd November 2013. Saturday Race. Alexander Rossi (USA, Caterham Racing) celebrates his maiden GP2 victory on the podium with Jolyon Palmer (GBR, Carlin) and Marcus Ericsson (SWE, Dams) following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (Photo Credit: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Media Service.)
Alexander Rossi (USA, Caterham Racing) celebrates his maiden GP2 victory on the podium following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (Photo Credit: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Media Service.)

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