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Spa: Sprint race results

James Calado picked up his first win of the 2013 GP2 Series season with victory in the Sunday morning sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps ahead of Julian Leal and Adrian Quaife-Hobbs.
It's not been the stellar year than many - including the driver himself - were expecting for ART's James Calado, but finally at Spa he claimed his first win of the 2013 GP2 Series season ahead of Racing Engineering's Julian Leal and MP Motorsport's Adrian Quaife-Hobbs, although he was made to work for it by a car that was clearly a bit of a handful even before tyre degradation kicked in during the concluding laps of the race.

With Rapax's Stefano Coletti plummeting back to 23rd on worn tyres after a flying start and Felipe Nasr finishing only just inside the points after an impressive run from the back of the grid, the championship standings remain essentially unchanged with Coletti still in the lead despite a second consecutive pointless race weekend.

Sprint race results

1. #3 James Calado ART GP 36:21.338s (18 laps)
2. #7 Julián Leal Racing Engineering + 0.447s
3. #22 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Hilmer Motorsport + 1.532s
4. #2 Stéphane Richelmi DAMS + 17.905s
5. #8 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering + 29.053s
6. #10 Jolyon Palmer Carlin + 33.284s
7. #5 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Arden + 37.321s
8. #9 Felipe Nasr Carlin + 40.455s
9. #12 Tom Dillmann * Russian Time + 41.052s
10. #6 Mitch Evans Arden + 43.421s
11. #19 Simon Trummer Rapax + 44.373s
12. #14 Sergio Canamasas EQ8 Caterham Racing + 45.170s
13. #20 Nathanaël Berthon Trident Racing + 45.987s
14. #11 Sam Bird Russian Time + 47.459s
15. #1 Marcus Ericsson DAMS + 50.141s
16. #4 Daniel Abt ART GP + 50.726s
17. #27 Daniël de Jong MP Motorsport + 50.818s
18. #25 Vittorio Ghirelli Venezuela GP Lazarus + 53.466s
19. #26 Dani Clos MP Motorsport + 54.532s
20. #24 Rene Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus + 59.796s
21. #16 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax + 63.052s
22. #15 Alexander Rossi EQ8 Caterham Racing + 78.035s
23. #18 Stefano Coletti Rapax + 81.639s
24. #21 Ricardo Teixeira Trident Racing + 87.956s
25. #17 Rio Haryanto Barwa Addax + 1 laps

Retirements
#23 Robin Frijns Hilmer Motorsport (retired on lap 1)

Fastest lap
#15 Alexander Rossi EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:59.880 (130.692mph) on lap 15

* denotes includes one second penalty for gaining an illegal advantage by cutting the final chicane on final lap

Championship standings

Drivers
1. Stefano Coletti 135pts
2. Luiz Felipe Nasr 130pts
3. Fabio Leimer 128pts
4. Sam Bird 121pts
5. James Calado 111pts
6. Marcus Ericsson 82pts
7. Stéphane Richelmi 71pts
8. Jolyon Palmer 68pts
9. Jon Lancaster 65pts
10. Tom Dillmann 63pts
11. Mitchell Evans 56pts
12. Robin Frijns 47pts
13. Alexander Rossi 47pts
14. Julián Leal 42pts
15. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs 34pts
16. Johnny Cecotto Jr. 32pts
17. Kevin Ceccon 28pts
18. Nathanaël Berthon 21pts
19. Rio Haryanto 20pts
20. Simon Trummer 18pts
21. Rene Binder 11pts
22. Daniel Abt 3pts
23. Conor Daly 2pts
24. Daniel de Jong 1pts

Teams
1. Carlin 198pts
2. Russian Time 184pts
3. Racing Engineering 170pts
4. Rapax 153pts
5. DAMS 153pts
6. Hilmer Motorsport 125pts
7. ART Grand Prix 114pts
8. Arden International 88pts
9. Trident Racing 49pts
10. EQ8 Caterham Racing 47pts
11. MP Motorsport 24pts
12. Barwa Addax Team 20pts
13. Venezuela GP Lazarus 11pts



Related Pictures

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James Calado (GBR, ART Grand Prix) during Friday practice at Spa-Francorchamps - Friday, August 23 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory after the Sunday sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday August 25. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR, ART Grand Prix) - with Julian Leal (COL, Racing Engineering) in the background - celebrates his victory on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday August 25. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR, ART Grand Prix) leads the field into turn one during the Sunday sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday August 25. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with team mate Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) celebrates after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Race winner Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & runner-up Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) celebrate with champagne after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) & Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Tom Dillmann (FRA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Friday 22 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Tom Dillmann (FRA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Friday 22 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win on the podium with Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin), takes the chequered flag at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Daniel Abt (GER, Hilmer Motorsport), leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) & Artem Markelov (RUS, RT RUSSIAN TIME) at the start at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) battle for the lead at the start at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin), Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident) & Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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