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Monza - Race results (2)

Davide Valsecchi took what could prove to be a crucial victory in the Monza sprint race on Sunday morning, while Luiz Razia failed to score any points this weekend.
Victory for Davide Valsecchi in the Monza sprint race handed the DAMS driver a 25pt lead in the 2012 GP2 drivers' championship with one round to go over Luiz Razia, who failed to score a single point this weekend in Italy.

A flying start from the second row allowed Valsecchi to split the front row cars of Stefano Coletti and Jolyon Palmer and take the lead, pulling Fabio Leimer through with him to the front. Leimer pushed hard to take the position from Valsecchi over the following 21 laps but the Italian was in no mood to let the prize slip through his fingers after having done all the hard work.

Marcus Ericsson also had a good start but overran the first chicane putting him into a race-long battle with Coletti for fourth place that was finally determined by the last run through Ascari, which saw Ericsson run wide and lose multiple positions before the chequered flag.

Coloni's comeback kid Luca Filippi's dream return ended with a bump: he sustained front wing damage at the start and ended up last of the cars still running at the end of the race after pitting for a new nose.

Sprint race 2 results

1. #3 Davide Valsecchi DAMS 33:06.731s (21 laps)
2. #5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering + 0.444s
3. #8 Jolyon Palmer iSport + 7.873s
4. #21 Stefano Coletti Rapax + 10.787s
5. #1 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax + 10.953s
6. #26 Max Chilton Carlin + 11.418s
7. #7 Marcus Ericsson iSport + 11.606s
8. #17 Julián Leal Trident Racing + 12.661s
9. #16 Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing + 13.383s
10. #12 Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing + 14.540s
11. #18 Sergio Canamasas Venezuela GP Lazarus + 15.013s
12. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin + 15.711s
13. #19 René Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus + 15.934s
14. #9 James Calado Lotus GP + 16.667s
15. #6 Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering + 20.179s
16. #23 Luiz Razia Arden + 20.484s
17. #22 Simon Trummer Arden + 25.436s
18. #20 Ricardo Teixeira Rapax + 29.051s
19. #2 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax + 30.292s
20. #11 Rodolfo González Caterham Racing + 34.034s
21. #4 Felipe Nasr DAMS + 74.092s
22. #14 Luca Filippi Scuderia Coloni + 86.253s

Retirements

DNF #24 Victor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology (on lap 2)
DNF #25 Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology (on lap 2)
DNF #15 Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni (on lap 2)
DNF #10 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP (on lap 2)



Related Pictures

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Davide Valsecchi (ITA, Dams) leads the field into turn one on the opening lap of the race. Action. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
Davide Valsecchi (ITA, Dams) leads Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) and Jolyon Palmer (GBR, iSport International) through the chicane. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
Simon Trummer (SUI, Rapax), leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Julian Leal (COL, Carlin) at the start of Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), 1st, Simon Trummer (SUI, Rapax), 2nd, & Julian Leal (COL, Carlin), 3rd, take the chequered flag at the end of Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), celebrates his win in parc ferme after Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), celebrates his win with his mechanics after Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer, Simon Trummer and Julian Leal celebrate on the podium after Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), receives his 3rd place trophy after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), is interviewed on the podium after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), is interviewed on the podium after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), walks to the podium after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), 1st, Julian Leal (COL, Carlin), 2nd, & Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), 3rd after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), 1st, Julian Leal (COL, Carlin), 2nd, & Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), 3rd after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) during qualifying at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday 4 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) during qualifying at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday 4 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), 1st, Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), 2nd, & Daniel Abt (GER, Hilmer Motorsport), 3rd during qualifying at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday 4 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) during qualifying at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday 4 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)

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