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Singapore - Race results (1)

Max Chilton and Esteban Gutiérrez benefited from a bad start for polesitter Luca Filippi, while Davide Valsecchi's cagey run to fourth place ahead of Luiz Razia was enough to clinch the 2012 GP2 title.
A dreadful start for polesitter Luca Filippi enabled Carlin's Max Chilton and Lotus GP's Esteban Gutiérrez to take control of the Saturday feature race in Singapore, and they continued in charge through two safety car periods before taking the chequered flag ahead of Fabio Leimer.

Davide Valsecchi played a cagey race and made sure that he always had one eye on where his sole remaining rival for the 2012 GP2 drivers championship was on the track. Once Valsecchi slotted in front of Razia after the mandatory pit stops, he was able to drive well within himself to lead the Brazilian to the finish line - and in doing so, he clinched the title.

Filippi was one of several drivers to pay for an early pit stop strategy with severe late-race tyre degradation. After a late second pit stop for new tyres, he ended up over doing it and locking up his brakes, leaving his car embedded in the barriers out of the final corner and resulting in a safety car.

The race ended up being time-limited to one hour, which meant that the race distance was 28 laps rather than the scheduled 34.

Feature race 1 results

1. #26 Max Chilton Carlin 1:01:48.095s (28 laps)
2. #10 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP + 1.363s
3. #5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering + 4.894s
4. #3 Davide Valsecchi DAMS + 5.945s
5. #23 Luiz Razia Arden + 6.295s
6. #4 Felipe Nasr DAMS + 8.798s
7. #7 Marcus Ericsson iSport + 14.229s
8. #12 Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing + 15.147s
9. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin + 48.855s
10. #6 Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering + 49.445s
11. #17 Julián Leal Trident Racing + 51.466s
12. #25 Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology + 52.099s
13. #21 Stefano Coletti Rapax + 52.839s
14. #16 Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing + 64.038s
15. #2 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax + 64.314s
16. #18 Sergio Canamasas Venezuela GP Lazarus + 64.378s
17. #20 Ricardo Teixeira Rapax + 65.013s

Retirements

#14 Luca Filippi Scuderia Coloni (on lap 24)
#15 Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni (on lap 24)
#9 James Calado Lotus GP (on lap 23)
#8 Jolyon Palmer iSport (on lap 19)
#1 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax (on lap 9)
#11 Rodolfo González Caterham Racing (on lap 7)
#22 Simon Trummer Arden (on lap 5)
#24 Victor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology (on lap 0)
#19 René Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus (on lap 0)

Fastest lap: 2:03.657s on lap 9, by Luca Filippi



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Max Chilton (GBR, Carlin) leads the field into turn one on the opening lap of the Saturday feature race 1 at Marina Bay in Singapore. (World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Media Service)
Max Chilton (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his victory on the podium. (World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/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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