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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.]
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. ( Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) leads Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) and Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) at the start of the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Colleti (MON, Racing Engineering), Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) and Arthur Pic (FRE, Campos Racing) celebrate on the podium after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) celebrates after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) at the start of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) leads Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) in the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) and Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrate after the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Mitch Evans (NZL, RT RUSSIAN TIME) on the podium after the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) after qualifying at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 21 November 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.)

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