After getting the perfect start and disposing of the poor starting Stephane Richelmi, Carlin’s Felipe Nasr led comfortably to win the sprint race at Silverstone.
Racing Engineering’s Stefano Coletti also benefited from Richelmi’s start and slotted into second position, where he would finish the race despite having troubles with engine power in the latter stages of the race.
Caterham had yet another weekend to forget as Alexander Rossi stalled at the start of the race and eventually fell a lap behind, while his team-mate Rio Haryanto suffered front floor damage and was forced to retire.
Jolyon Palmer had yet another exceptional race, finishing in fourth place after starting in seventh. A battle for the final podium position against Johnny Cecotto Jr. ensued after Palmer passed Richelmi and a sleeping Julian Leal; however, Cecotto was too hard to pass and finished the race third.
Raffaele Marciello’s horrid weekend continued after an incident at the first corner of the race. Artem Markelov, Jon Lancaster, Sergio Canamasas and Marciello were all scrapping for position when Marciello and Canamasas collided. Marciello retired with a broken rear suspension while Canamasas retired 11 laps later as his rear wing suffered too much damage.
Marciello was on course to rectify an unlucky outing in yesterday’s feature race, moving up six places before the Turn One incident.
Marco Sorensen again scored point in his first GP2 weekend, passing Stoffel Vandoorne for eighth and the final points paying position after the Belgian ran slightly off track on lap five.
2014 GP2 Series Race of Britain – Sprint Race Result (21 laps)
|Driver||Team / Entry||Laps||Result|
|1.||Felipe Nasr||Carlin Motorsport||21||36:12.279|
|2.||Stefano Coletti||Racing Engineering||21||+ 4.384|
|3.||Johnny Cecotto Jr||Trident Racing||21||+ 5.684|
|4.||Jolyon Palmer||DAMS||21||+ 6.558|
|5.||Julián Leal*||Carlin Motorsport||21||+ 9.116|
|6.||Stéphane Richelmi||DAMS||21||+ 12.275|
|7.||Mitch Evans||RT Russian Time||21||+ 12.657|
|8.||Marco Sørensen||MP Motorsport||21||+ 14.966|
|9.||Stoffel Vandoorne||ART Grand Prix||21||+ 19.198|
|10.||Andrew Quaife-Hobbs||Rapax Team||21||+ 19.968|
|11.||Conor Daly||Venezuela GP Lazarus||21||+ 22.047|
|12.||Daniel Abt||Hilmer Motorsport||21||+ 25.751|
|13.||Nathanaël Berthon||Venezuela GP Lazarus||21||+ 32.896|
|14.||Jon Lancaster||Hilmer Motorsport||21||+ 39.002|
|15.||Daniël de Jong||MP Motorsport||21||+ 39.553|
|16.||Andre Negrão||Arden International||21||+ 41.043|
|17.||Artem Markelov||RT Russian Time||21||+ 48.382|
|18.||Simon Trummer||Rapax Team||21||+ 49.571|
|19.||René Binder||Arden International||21||+ 49.837|
|20.||Kimiya Sato||Campos Racing||21||+ 53.072|
|21.||Alexander Rossi||EQ8 Caterham Racing||20||1 lap behind|
|22.||Arthur Pic||Campos Racing||19||Collision|
|23.||Takuya Izawa||ART Grand Prix||19||Collision|
|DNF.||Sergio Canamasas||Trident Racing||9||Rear wing|
|DNF.||Rio Haryanto||EQ8 Caterham Racing||7||Mechanical|
|DNF.||Raffaele Marciello||Racing Engineering||0||Collision|
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