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Monaco - Race results (2)

Two separate first lap accidents in the Monaco sprint race thinned the field and gave iSport's Jolyon Palmer the perfect opportunity to claim his first GP2 Series victory.
After one accident at Ste. Devote took care of polesitter Stéphane Richelmi and James Calado, iSport's Jolyon Palmer was then fortunate enough to be ahead of a major multi-car wreck at Massenet sparked by a spinning Johnny Cecotto Jr. that took out Davide Valsecchi and brought out an inevitable safety car.

These incidents together with other drivers' later solo brushes with the Armco barriers meant that only 12 of the 26 cars made it to the end of the Monaco sprint race. Palmer had enjoyed a ten second lead at one point, and while he eased off and allowed Carlin's Max Chilton to close to within a second by the chequered flag there was never any doubt about Palmer's maiden series victory.

Race results

1. #8 Jolyon Palmer iSport 45:41.227s (30 laps)
2. #26 Max Chilton Carlin + 1.083s
3. #12 Giedo Van Der Garde Caterham Racing + 4.426s
4. #7 Marcus Ericsson iSport + 8.133s
5. #11 Rodolfo González Caterham Racing + 19.968s
6. #23 Luiz Razia Arden + 23.273s
7. #6 Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering + 26.376s
8. #10 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP + 26.880s
9. #22 Simon Trummer Arden + 31.663s
10. #2 Josef Král Barwa Addax + 35.338s
11. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin + 36.546s
12. #25 Nigen Melker Ocean Racing Technology + 37.164s

Retirements

#9 James Calado Lotus GP (20 laps)
#17 Jolyon Leal Trident Racing (12 laps)
#5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering (8 laps)
#18 Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus (8 laps)
#24 Victor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology (0 laps)
#21 Tom Dillmann Rapax (0 laps)
#16 Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing (0 laps)
#14 Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni (0 laps)
#20 Ricardo Teixeira Rapax (0 laps)
#1 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax (0 laps)
#19 Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus (0 laps)
#15 Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni (0 laps)
#4 Felipe Nasr DAMS (0 laps)
#3 Davide Valsecchi DAMS (0 laps)



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Jolyon Palmer (GBR, iSport International) in action an Monaco. May 2012. [Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, iSport International). [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/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.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 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.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates win with his father Jonathan at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014.(Photo: Steven Tee/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates victory at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Steven Tee/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Newly-crowned 2014 GP2 Series Champion Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in Parc Ferme at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Steven Tee/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action in practice at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action in practice at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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