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Monza - Race results (1)

Luca Filippi pulled off a dream return to GP2, winning the Saturday feature race at Monza with a peerless display in a race that proved disastrous for championship contender Luiz Razia.
Luca Filippi nearly claimed the lead into the very first corner at the start of the Monza feature race after Giedo van der Garde's struggled to get away from the front row of the grid, but ultimately had to wait until after the first round of pit stops before he was able to blast his way past polesitter Max Chilton at Ascari on lap 10.

Johnny Cecotto Jr. overcame a five place grid penalty left over from Spa and made a later pit stop strategy work for him to claim second place, while Marcus Ericsson picked up third place after demoting Chilton on lap 23.

Fabio Leimer was involved in two collisions into the turn 4 Variante della Roggia chicane, the first with Luiz Razia on lap 8 and the second with Felipe Nasr on lap 13. The Racing Engineering car survived both incidents and finished in fifth place, but both the other cars retired. Razia's exit coupled with sixth place for Valsecchi hands the Italian an eight point lead in the drivers' title battle.

Stefano Coletti - ousted from Coloni in favour of Filippi and now racing for Rapax - had his own small compensation when he claimed eighth place and the provisional sprint race pole for Sunday morning under the reverse grid rules.

Feature race 1 results

1. #14 Luca Filippi Scuderia Coloni 48:03.604s (30 laps)
2. #1 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax + 4.028s
3. #7 Marcus Ericsson iSport + 5.377s
4. #26 Max Chilton Carlin + 7.631s
5. #5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering + 9.413s
6. #3 Davide Valsecchi DAMS + 16.057s
7. #8 Jolyon Palmer iSport + 17.600s
8. #21 Stefano Coletti Rapax + 18.532s
9. #10 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP + 19.293s
10. #17 Julián Leal Trident Racing + 20.025s
11. #25 Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology + 20.464s
12. #9 James Calado Lotus GP + 26.027s
13. #16 Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing + 27.890s
14. #18 Sergio Canamasas Venezuela GP Lazarus + 31.193s
15. #6 Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering + 31.910s
16. #22 Simon Trummer Arden + 35.375s
17. #19 René Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus + 38.769s
18. #2 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax + 40.226s
19. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin + 42.638s
20. #20 Ricardo Teixeira Rapax + 43.152s
21. #15 Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni + 44.769s
22. #11 Rodolfo González Caterham Racing + 56.350s
23. #24 Victor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology + 61.984s

Retirements

DNF #4 Felipe Nasr DAMS (on lap 13)
DNF #23 Luiz Razia Arden (on lap 8)
DNF #12 Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing (on lap 0)



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Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) celebrates his Monza feature race victory on the podium. (World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/GP2 Media Service.)
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) (World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/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 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 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.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday, November 3 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday, November 3 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) and Daniil Kvyat (RUS, MW Arden) celebrate winning the  2013 GP2 and GP3 series championships respectively at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on November 3 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.)
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.)

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