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Malaysia - Sprint race results

Stefano Coletti clinched an overdue race win in Malaysia, with a perfect drive at Sepeng ahead of Felipe Nasr with Mitch Evans pipping pole man Stéphane Richelmi for third.
Rapax driver Stefano Coletti had looked set for victory in the Saturday feature race only to be denied late by tyre wear issues, but he set the record straight by claiming victory in Sunday's sprint race at Sepang in Malaysia instead, after starting from sixth place on the reverse grid.

Carlin's Felipe Nasr also had a strong run, slipping past polesitter Stéphane Richelmi early in the race to run second to Coletti for the remainder of the 22 laps. Richelmi struggled with a lock-up six laps form the end, which gifted a podium and dream start to his GP2 Series career for Arden's Micth Evans.

There was disaster for James Calado, who clipped the back of Saturday winner Fabio Leimer's Racing Engineering car on the first lap, sending the ART into the path of Leimer's team mate Juliàn Leal and Russian Time's Sam Bird, taking all three cars out of contention - the only retirements of the race, which stayed rain-free despite the forecasts.

Calado was subsequently handed a ten-place grid penalty for the next round of the GP2 Series season at Bahrain in a month's time on April 19-21.

Sprint race results

1. #18 Stefano Coletti Rapax 40:49.455s (22 laps)
2. #9 Felipe Nasr Carlin + 0.832s
3. #6 Mitch Evans Arden + 8.358s
4. #2 Stéphane Richelmi DAMS + 11.935s
5. #5 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Arden + 15.874s
6. #19 Simon Trummer Rapax + 17.072s
7. #22 Conor Daly Hilmer Motorsport + 17.479s
8. #24 Rene Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus + 23.726s
9. #10 Jolyon Palmer Carlin + 24.326s
10. #25 Kevin Giovesi Venezuela GP Lazarus + 29.02s
11. #12 Tom Dillmann Russian Time + 30.522s
12. #8 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering + 30.802s
13. #1 Marcus Ericsson DAMS + 31.342s
14. #27 Daniël de Jong MP Motorsport + 32.391s
15. #14 Sergio Canamasas Caterham Racing + 35.336s
16. #4 Daniel Abt ART GP + 36.339s
17. #26 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP Motorsport + 37.033s
18. #17 Rio Haryanto Barwa Addax + 43.468s
19. #23 Pal Varhaug Hilmer Motorsport + 46.092s
20. #16 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax + 51.244s
21. #20 Nathanaël Berthon Trident Racing + 53.777s
22. #21 Kevin Ceccon Trident Racing + 1 laps

Retirements

#11 Sam Bird Russian Time (on lap 0)
#7 Julián Leal Racing Engineering (on lap 0)
#3 James Calado ART GP (on lap 0)
#15 Ma Qing Hua Caterham Racing (Did not start)



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Stefano Coletti (MON, Rapax) celebrates his victory in Sunday`s sprint race in Malaysia on the podium. March 24 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stephane Richelmi (MON, Dams) leads the field into turn one on the opening lap of the Sunday`s sprint race in Malaysia. March 24 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Rapax) in Sunday`s sprint race in Malaysia. March 24 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering). Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Saturday 25 July 2015. Daniel de Jong (NED, MP Motorsport) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 5. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Cars line up on the grid for the race. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering), Jordan King (GBR, Racing Engineering) & Mitch Evans (NZL, RUSSIAN TIME) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 5. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) celebrates his win in parc ferme. Photo: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 5. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) celebrates his win on the podium. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 5. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident), celebrates on the podium with Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix) and 4. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) leads Jordan King (GBR, Racing Engineering) and the rest of the field at the start. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) celebrates on the podium with Jordan King (GBR, Racing Engineering). Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 5. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Matthew Parry (GBR, Koiranen GP) crashes into a wall. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 5. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) crosses the line to take the win. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service
Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. Race One Press Conference. Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Arden International), Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix) and Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix). Photo: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. The Safety car is deployed Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his win in Parc Ferme. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service

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