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GP2 Spain 2013: Sprint race results

Results from the sprint race at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, which saw a flying start from Stefano Coletti and another strong outing for Robin Frijns.
Rapax driver Stefano Coletti launched himself off the sprint race grid and into a first corner battle with polesitter Johnny Cecotto Jr., and once he emerged victorious from that heated scrap he was good to go right to the chequered flag, extending his lead in the GP2 championship to a massive 17pts.

Saturday feature race Robin Frijns also had an electric start to the race in the Hilmer, and he and Carlin's Felipe Nasr soon found their way past Cecotto to get their second podiums of the weekend.

Cecotto himself faces investigation for some desperate blocking in the latter stages of the race, which saw him retaking a position from Alexander Rossi by overshooting the turn 1 run off and banging wheels with Rossi's Caterham team mate Sergio Canamasas, which contributed to Canamasas being rear-ended and losing his rear wing for the second time this weekend

Sprint race results

1. #18 Stefano Coletti Rapax 41:49.895s (26 laps)
2. #22 Robin Frijns Hilmer Motorsport + 0.691s
3. #9 Felipe Nasr Carlin + 7.212s
4. #10 Jolyon Palmer Carlin + 12.129s
5. #5 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Arden + 35.593s
6. #15 Alexander Rossi Caterham Racing + 36.991s
7. #21 Kevin Ceccon Trident Racing + 38.483s
8. #4 Daniel Abt ART GP + 39.645s
9. #8 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering + 40.664s
10. #23 Jon Lancaster Hilmer Motorsport + 41.353s
11. #3 James Calado ART GP + 41.464s
12. #11 Sam Bird Russian Time + 41.876s
13. #6 Mitch Evans Arden + 42.520s
14. #14 Sergio Canamasas Caterham Racing + 44.190s
15. #2 Stéphane Richelmi DAMS + 44.277s
16. #19 Simon Trummer Rapax + 44.487s
17. #25 Kevin Giovesi Venezuela GP Lazarus + 44.628s
18. #27 Daniël de Jong MP Motorsport + 45.041s
19. #24 Rene Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus + 48.132s
20. #1 Marcus Ericsson DAMS + 53.650s
21. #26 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP Motorsport + 53.938s
22. #16 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax + 62.518s
23. #20 Nathanaël Berthon Trident Racing + 66.632s
24. #17 Rio Haryanto Barwa Addax + 85.590s
25. #7 Julián Leal Racing Engineering + dnfs
26. #12 Tom Dillmann Russian Time + 1 laps

Fastest lap

#12 Tom Dillmann Russian Time 1:33.337 (111.562mph) on lap 14

Related Pictures

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Stefano Coletti (MON, Rapax) during Friday practice at Sepang, Malaysia - March 22, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Rapax) celebrates his victory on the podium after the Spain sprint race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcalona - Sunday, May 12. (World Copyright: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Start of the Spain sprint race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona - Sunday, May 12. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Alexander Rossi (USA) EQ8 Caterham Racing
Start of Race 2 Felipe Nasr (BRA) Carlin leads
Jolyon Palmer (GBR) DAMS
Jolyon Palmer (GBR) DAMS
Jolyon Palmer (GBR) DAMS
Jolyon Palmer (GBR) DAMS
Jolyon Palmer (GBR) DAMS
Jolyon Palmer (GBR) DAMS
Jolyon Palmer (GBR) DAMS
Jolyon Palmer (GBR) DAMS
Jolyon Palmer (GBR) DAMS
Jolyon Palmer (GBR) DAMS
Jolyon Palmer (GBR) DAMS
Jolyon Palmer (GBR) DAMS
Jolyon Palmer (GBR) DAMS

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