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Valencia - Race results (1) - Updated

23 June 2012

For a circuit often seemingly widely despised in F1 circles as being dull and boring, the GP2 feature race on the same Valencia waterside streets proved unexpectedly incident-packed and eventful.

What looked to be a dominating lights-to-flag run by pole sitter James Calado came unstuck when a safety car was called for midrace due to debris, before Calado had come in for his mandatory pit stop.

That left his Lotus GP team mate Esteban Gutiérrez competing with Marcus Ericsson, Luiz Razia and Fabio Leimer for the win through two more safety car periods - including one for Fabrizio Crestani being rolled by impact from Jolyon Palmer - before the time-capped race was ended early two laps before the scheduled race distance had been completed.

A number of penalties modified the result, and two ten-place grid penalties will be served by Jolyon Palmer and Rodolfo Gonzalez on Sunday for causing accidents.

Race results - updated

1. #10 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1:00:31.895s 28 laps
2. #7 Marcus Ericsson iSport + 1.615s
3. #23 Luiz Razia Arden + 6.064s
4. #5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering + 6.403s
5. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin + 6.928s
6. #6 Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering + 7.605s
7. #26 Max Chilton Carlin + 8.384s
8. #9 James Calado Lotus GP + 11.099s
9. #14 Stefano Coletti Coloni + 15.404s
10. #22 Simon Trummer Arden + 15.782s
11. #12 Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing + 15.962s
12. #17 Julian Leal Trident Racing + 16.869s
13. #15 Fabio Onidi Coloni + 17.715s
14. #16 Stephane Richelmi Trident Racing + 18.338s
15. #11 Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing + 22.983s +
16. #18 Daniël de Jong Rapax + 23.456s
17. #24 Victor Guerin Ocean Racing + 1 lap
18. #3 Davide Valsecchi DAMS + 10.573s *

Retirements

#19 Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus (21 laps)
#4 Felipe Nasr DAMS (18 laps)
#8 Jolyon Palmer iSport (17 laps) +
#18 Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus (17 laps)
#20 Tom Dillmann Rapax (11 laps)
#25 Nigel Melker Ocean Racing (1 lap)

Excluded for technical infringment

#2 Josef Král Addax + 19.580s
#1 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Addax + 39.627s

* plus 20s penalty for overtaking under safety car
+ denotes ten place grid penalty for sprint race


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