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Malaysia - Feature race results

Fabio Leimer claimed victory in Malaysia after tyre wear got the better of long-time leader Stefano Coletti. James Calado clinched second spot.
A flying start for Racing Engineering's Fabio Leimer put him in second place to pole man Stefano Coletti, and while an attempt to leapfrog the Monegasque in the mandatory pit stops didn't quite pay off Leimer was still in perfect position to make his move when the tyres on the Rapax faced dramatically late in the race.

ART's James Calado ran most of the race in effective third position behind Leimer and Coletti, and he was close enough in the final laps to make his own move on Coletti for second place before the chequered flag came out.

Among the retirements, DAMS' Marcus Ericsson had a nightmare start to the season by running into the back of Carlin's Jolyon Palmer, which sent the Swede briefly skywards before he ended the day in the gravel on lap 1. The most embarrassed faced will be in the MP Motorsport garage, after team mates Adrian Quaife-Hobbs and Daniël de Jong committed the cardinal sin of taking each other out on lap 4.

Feature race results
1. #8 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 57:49.385s (31 laps)
2. #3 James Calado ART GP + 2.045s
3. #18 Stefano Coletti Rapax + 11.271s
4. #9 Felipe Nasr Carlin + 12.81s
5. #7 Julián Leal Racing Engineering + 28.837s
6. #10 Jolyon Palmer Carlin + 34.209s
7. #11 Sam Bird Russian Time + 41.183s
8. #2 Stéphane Richelmi DAMS + 58.941s
9. #19 Simon Trummer Rapax + 62.853s
10. #6 Mitch Evans Arden + 73.73s
11. #24 Rene Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus + 76.137s
12. #5 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Arden + 78.357s
13. #22 Conor Daly Hilmer Motorsport + 80.096s
14. #12 Tom Dillmann Russian Time + 81.812s
15. #23 Pal Varhaug Hilmer Motorsport + 83.754s
16. #25 Kevin Giovesi Venezuela GP Lazarus + 95.775s
17. #21 Kevin Ceccon Trident Racing + 97.928s
18. #16 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax + 103.252s
19. #14 Sergio Canamasas Caterham Racing + 120.257s
20. #17 Rio Haryanto Barwa Addax + 1 laps
21. #15 Ma Qing Hua Caterham Racing + 1 laps

#20 Nathanaël Berthon Trident Racing (on lap 19)
#4 Daniel Abt ART GP (on lap 9)
#27 Daniël de Jong MP Motorsport (on lap 3)
#26 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP Motorsport (on lap 3)
#1 Marcus Ericsson DAMS (on lap 0)

Related Pictures

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Stefano Coletti (MON, Rapax) leads Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) in the Malaysia feature race - March 23 2013. (World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Rapax) in the Malaysia feature race - March 23 2013. (World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) crosses the line to take victory in the Malaysia feature race - March 23 2013. (World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Antonio Giovinazzi - Prema Racing [credit: GP2 Series]
Pierre Gasly - PREMA Racing
Antonio Giovinazzi - Prema Racing
Sergio Canamasas - Carlin
Sergey Sirotkin - ART Grand Prix
Sergey Sirotkin - ART Grand Prix
Sergey Sirotkin - ART Grand Prix
Pierre Gasly - Prema Racing
Norman Nato - Racing Engineering
Pierre Gasly - Prema Racing
Jordan King - Racing Engineering
Jordan King - Racing Engineering
Mitch Evans - Campos Racing
Mitch Evans - Campos Racing
Oliver Rowland (GBR) Racing Steps Foundation

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