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Singapore - Race results (2)

23 September 2012

Giedo van der Garde got off to a confident start in the Singapore sprint race and led from then all the way through to the chequered flag, with even a restart following a safety car for a spin by René Binder not presenting any problems for the Caterham driver.

iSport's Marcus Ericsson held on to second place ahead of Racing Engineering's Fabio Leimer throughout the race despite struggling near the end with tyre degradation issues.

In the team championship battle between DAMS and Lotus, Davide Valsecchi managed to get ahead of Esteban Gutiérrez for fifth place at the start and controlled things from there, his position buttressed by the arrival of team mate Felipe Nasr behind them in seventh place. Gutiérrez' team mate tried to surge through the positions to lend support to the team campaign, but stalled in tenth place.

Sergio Canamasas caused bewilderment when he failed to respond to any radio communications, official flags or team pit board messages when handed a drive-thru penalty for his mechanics being late leaving the grid ahead of the formation lap. Canamasas was black flagged and excluded from the results although he only finally came in when the car developed a technical fault.

Sprint race 2 results

1. #12 Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 46:36.606s (21 laps)
2. #7 Marcus Ericsson iSport + 1.719s
3. #5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering + 5.684s
4. #23 Luiz Razia Arden + 7.393s
5. #3 Davide Valsecchi DAMS + 7.942s
6. #10 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP + 8.562s
7. #4 Felipe Nasr DAMS + 8.718s
8. #21 Stefano Coletti Rapax + 15.394s
9. #1 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax + 18.981s
10. #9 James Calado Lotus GP + 21.964s
11. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin + 29.223s
12. #25 Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology + 38.159s
13. #24 Victor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology + 42.593s
14. #22 Simon Trummer Arden + 43.366s
15. #6 Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering + 44.482s
16. #17 Julián Leal Trident Racing + 49.242s
17. #2 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax + 50.553s
18. #11 Rodolfo González Caterham Racing + 62.226s
19. #26 Max Chilton Carlin + 66.565s
20. #15 Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni + 67.175s
21. #20 Ricardo Teixeira Rapax + 67.288s
22. #16 Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing + dnfs


#18 Sergio Canamasas Venezuela GP Lazarus (on lap 14)
#19 René Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus (on lap 8)
#8 Jolyon Palmer iSport (on lap 2)

Did not start

#14 Luca Filippi Scuderia Coloni (car damaged in race 1)

Fastest lap: 2:02.833s on lap 7, by Nathanaël Berthon