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Silverstone - Race results (2)

Luiz Razia has a solid lead in the GP2 Series championship after beating Davide Valsecchi to win the Sunday sprint race at a cool but mostly dry Silverstone.
Luiz Razia took a superb win in the Silverstone sprint race on Sunday morning, holding off an initial surge from Johnny Cecotto Jr off the starting grid and setting up his own decisive strike on main GP2 Series championship rival Davide Valsecchi to take third position into Bridge.

A repeat performance by Razia on Valsecchi's DAMS team mate Felipe Nasr secured second place, and Razia then set his sights on polesitter Giedo van der Garde to claim the lead at the chicane. Van der Garde himself flat-spotted his tyres while trying to defend his lead, and ultimately paid the price when he was forced to make an unscheduled pit stop.

Lotus GP's Esteban Gutiérrez made a late charge to try and put himself on the podium, but ended up tangling with Johnny Cecotto Jr. on the final lap. Gutiérrez was pushed wide onto the grass by the Barwa Addax, and when he tried to return to the track without lifting, his car snapped right and gave a hard hit on the side of Cecotto's car, sending the Venezuelan driver off gravel. The incident is sure to be reviewed by the stewards.

Race results

1. #23 Luiz Razia Arden 37:28.656s (21 laps)
2. #3 Davide Valsecchi DAMS + 5.642s
3. #4 Felipe Nasr DAMS + 17.775s
4. #10 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP + 19.969s
5. #8 Jolyon Palmer iSport + 25.869s
6. #25 Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology + 28.600s
7. #7 Marcus Ericsson iSport + 31.980s
8. #15 Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni + 35.797s
9. #5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering + 38.127s
10. #2 Josef Král Barwa Addax Team + 40.378s
11. #22 Simon Trummer Arden + 40.533s
12. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin + 48.471s
13. #21 Daniël de Jong Rapax + 54.161s
14. #6 Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering + 54.643s
15. #20 Ricardo Teixeira Rapax + 75.967s
16. #19 Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus + 77.971s
17. #17 Julian Leal Trident Racing + 90.456s
18. #1 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax Team + 1 lap
19. #26 Max Chilton Carlin + 2 laps
20. #9 James Calado Lotus GP + 2 laps
21. #12 Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing + 2 laps
22. #18 Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus + 2 laps

Retirements

#11 Rodolfo González Caterham Racing (3 laps)
#16 Stephane Richelmi Trident Racing (0 laps)
#14 Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni (0 laps)
#24 Victor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology (DNS)



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Luiz Razia (BRA, Arden International) leads Felipe Nasr (BRA, Dams) in the British sprint race at Silverstone on July 8, 2012. (Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey/GP2 Media Service.)
Luiz Razia (BRA, Arden International) celebrates his victory in the British sprint race at Silverstone on July 8, 2012. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) during qualifying at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday 4 April 2014. Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) during qualifying at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday 4 April 2014. Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) during qualifying at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday 4 April 2014. Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) during qualifying at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday 4 April 2014. Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) during qualifying at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday 4 April 2014. Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) on day 3 of the second GP2 Series pre-season test session, at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday 21 March, 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
The helmets of Felipe Masr (BRA, Carlin), and Julian Leal (COL, Carlin). (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Johnny Cecotto Jr. (VEN) Trident  at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for day 1 of pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Johnny Cecotto (VEN) Trident at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for day 1 of pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service)
Johnny Cecotto (VEN) Trident at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for day 1 of pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series 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.)

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