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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.)
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 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
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Thursday 20 August 2015. Daniel de Jong (NED, MP Motorsport). Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.

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