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Nurburgring: Feature race results

Marcus Ericsson made an early move for the lead in the Nurburgring feature race and James Calado worked his way up into second spot ahead of a thrilling four-way battle over third.
A strong start for DAMS' Marcus Ericsson left him holding the lead in the Nurburgring feature race when a safety car came out for a start/finish straight accident involving a stalled Adrian Quaife-Hobbs and a rolling Kevin Ceccon.

Ericsson held the lead at the restart and drove strongly during an extended sequence of off-sync tyre strategies to emerge as the winner at the chequered flag after a time-capped one-hour race comfortably ahead of second place man James Calado in the ART.

However all eyes were on a thrilling four-way battle over the final podium spot which saw championship leader Stefano Coletti finally force his way past Hilmer's Robin Frijns who then banged wheels with Ericsson's team mate and polesitter Stephane Richelmi in the final corner that allowed Racing Engineering's Fabio Leimer to jump them both for fourth, a whisker behind Coletti.

Feature race results

1. #1 Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1:00:16.988s (32 laps)
2. #3 James Calado ART GP + 7.860s
3. #18 Stefano Coletti Rapax + 14.915s
4. #8 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering + 15.061s
5. #2 Stéphane Richelmi DAMS + 15.119s
6. #22 Robin Frijns Hilmer Motorsport + 15.272s
7. #23 Jon Lancaster Hilmer Motorsport + 17.156s
8. #12 Tom Dillmann Russian Time + 17.823s
9. #9 Felipe Nasr Carlin + 24.265s
10. #5 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Arden + 24.333s
11. #15 Alexander Rossi EQ8 Caterham Racing + 26.797s
12. #14 Sergio Canamasas EQ8 Caterham Racing + 27.221s
13. #11 Sam Bird Russian Time + 31.518s
14. #19 Simon Trummer Rapax + 31.592s
15. #27 Daniël de Jong MP Motorsport + 33.904s
16. #6 Mitch Evans Arden + 34.142s
17. #20 Nathanaël Berthon Trident Racing + 36.142s
18. #17 Rio Haryanto Barwa Addax + 43.318s
19. #25 Fabio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus + 45.117s
20. #24 Rene Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus + 45.498s
21. #4 Daniel Abt ART GP + 58.723s
22. #7 Julián Leal Racing Engineering + 59.186s
23. #16 Jake Rosenzweig * Barwa Addax + 88.725s
24. #10 Jolyon Palmer Carlin + 102.868s
DNF #21 Kevin Ceccon Trident Racing (retired at start)
DNF #26 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP Motorsport (retired at start)

Fastest lap

#7 Julián Leal Racing Engineering 1:43.041 (111.758mph) on lap 23

* denotes added 20s penalty for causing a collision with another car. The penalty does not affect the classified position.



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Marcus Ericsson (SWE, Dams) in action during Friday practice at the Nurburgring in Germany on July 5, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
The safety car leads the field during the Saturday feature race at the Nurburgring in Germany on July 6, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marcus Ericsson (SWE, Dams) leads the field into turn one on the opening lap of the race during the Saturday feature race at the Nurburgring in Germany on July 6, 2013. (World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marcus Ericsson (SWE, Dams) crosses the line to take victory after the Saturday feature race at the Nurburgring in Germany on July 6, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
2015 GP2 Series Round 3 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART) celebrates in the car after winning the feature race at Monte Carlo, Monaco. Friday 22 May 2015. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 3 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART) celebrates on the podium after winning the feature race at Monte Carlo, Monaco. Friday 22 May 2015. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 3 - Alexander Rossi (Racing Engineering), Stoffel Vandoorne (ART) and Sergio Canamasas (MP Motorsport) celebrate on the podium at Monte Carlo, Monaco. Friday 22 May 2015. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 3 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART) celebrates with champagne after winning the feature race at Monte Carlo, Monaco. Friday 22 May 2015. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
Monte Carlo, Monaco. Friday 22 May 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix). World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.
2015 GP3 Series Round 1. Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Sunday 10 May 2015. Jann Mardenborough, (GBR, Carlin), battles with Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Arden International) and Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Arden International) at the start of the race. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Saturday 9 May 2015 Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his win on the podium with Mitch Evans (NZL, RUSSIAN TIME) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Saturday 9 May 2015 Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his win on the podium with Mitch Evans (NZL, RUSSIAN TIME) and Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering).
Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Saturday 09 May 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) leads Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS), Pierre Gasly (FRA, DAMS) at the start of the race. World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series
Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Saturday 09 May 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his win in Parc Ferme. World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.
Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Saturday 9 May 2015 Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his win in Parc Ferme. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Saturday 9 May 2015 Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his win on the podium. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 1 - Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain. Sunday 19 April 2015. Julian Leal (COL, Carlin) leads Mitch Evans (NZL, RUSSIAN TIME) Rio Haryanto (INA, Campos Racing) and the rest of the field at the start. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 1 - Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain. Saturday 18 April 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his win on the podium. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.

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