Valsecchi managed to battle his way back to 2nd, while Esteban Gutiérrez had a similarly strong race, moving from 15th on the grid to second at one point, before moving backward a little after the pitstops.
Razia held his lead all race, not even put off by the rain which started to fall with four laps to go. Given that the rain had held off so long, no one decided it was necessary to pit for wet tyres. Valsecchi came home in 2nd, with Chilton 3rd, and with Leimer, Coletti, Nasr, Gutiérrez, Calado, van der Garde and Crestani rounding off the points positions. Davide Valsecchi set the fastest lap, which gives him an extra two points. Crestani’s result represented both his and Venezuela Team Lazarus’ first ever points in GP2.
With the grid reversed for the sprint race, Calado will start from pole with his team-mate Gutiérrez in second place and Nasr third. For causing an avoidable collision, Stéphane Richelmi and Simon Trummer were both 20-second penalties, which drops them to 20th and 23rd respectively.
Results of the Malaysian Feature Race
|9.||Giedo van der Garde||+41.519|
|12.||Rio Haryanto ||+53.383|
|20.||Stéphane Richelmi1 ||+1:15.206 |
|21.||Ricardo Teixeira||+1 lap|
|22.||Giancarlo Serenelli||+1 lap|
|23.||Simon Trummer1 ||+1:39.672|
|R.||Johnny Cecotto, Jr.||Retired|
1 Stéphane Richelmi and Simon Trummer handed a a 20-second penalty for causing an avoidable accident