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GP2 Spain 2013: Feature race results

11 May 2013

Robin Frijns added 'GP2 race winner' to his already impressive CV, after claiming victory in the Saturday feature race at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona for Hilmer Motorsport.

Frijns was helped by three leading contenders - Racing Engineering's Fabio Leimer, DAMS' Marcus Ericsson and ART's James Calado - all ending up out of contention early in the race after collisions. Frijns then converted an early pit stop into a controlled drive to the finish line ahead of a storming Felipe Nasr who had made short work of Jolyon Palmer, Tom Dillmann and Stefano Coletti in the closing laps.

Frijn's Hilmer team mate Jon Lancaster proved the team's strength in Spain by picking up third place in his début with the team after Jolyon Palmer was penalised for forcing Russian Time's Sam Bird off track in the closing laps.

Bird himself was involved in the incident that sidelined Ericsson and will have a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's sprint race. Bird's team mate Tom Dillmann was involved in a late race spat with DAMS' Stéphane Richelmi having already survived a scary incident which saw Nathanaël Berthon's Trident launched over the back of Sergio Canamasas' Caterham on lap 4; Berthon gets a ten-place sprint grid penalty for causing that accident.

Feature race results

1. #22 Robin Frijns Hilmer Motorsport 1:00:38.896s (37 laps)
2. #9 Felipe Nasr Carlin + 3.316s
3. #23 Jon Lancaster Hilmer Motorsport + 12.609s
4. #18 Stefano Coletti Rapax + 13.329s
5. #12 Tom Dillmann Russian Time + 14.325s
6. #15 Alexander Rossi Caterham Racing + 17.160s
7. #21 Kevin Ceccon Trident Racing + 17.504s
8. #5 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Arden + 24.013s
9. #17 Rio Haryanto Barwa Addax + 32.024s
10. #10 Jolyon Palmer * Carlin + 32.290s
11. #4 Daniel Abt ART GP + 32.823s
12. #6 Mitch Evans Arden + 35.748s
13. #7 Julián Leal Racing Engineering + 39.922s
14. #16 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax + 40.999s
15. #2 Stéphane Richelmi DAMS + 42.690s
16. #27 Daniël de Jong MP Motorsport + 43.102s
17. #26 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP Motorsport + 54.532s
18. #8 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering + 56.946s
19. #19 Simon Trummer Rapax + 57.935s
20. #24 Rene Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus + 1 laps
21. #11 Sam Bird § Russian Time + 4 laps

DNF #25 Kevin Giovesi Venezuela GP Lazarus (retired on lap 11)
DNF #1 Marcus Ericsson DAMS (retired on lap 10)
DNF #14 Sergio Canamasas Caterham Racing (retired on lap 5)
DNF #20 Nathanaël Berthon + Trident Racing (retired on lap 4)
DNF #3 James Calado ART GP (retired on lap 1)

Fastest lap

#19 Simon Trummer Rapax 1:33.409 (111.476mph) on lap 33

* denotes 20s penalty for forcing car #11 off track
§ denotes 5-place sprint race grid penalty for colliding with car #1
+ denotes 10-place sprint race grid penalty for colliding with car #14