Luiz Razia wins in Malaysia

In the feature race at Sepang it was Arden’s Luiz Razia who got the best start, passing pole-sitter Davide Valsecchi, who started slowly and dropped back to 4th. Also making a good start was Fabio Leimer, who moved from 5th to 3rd off the grid.

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

1. Luiz Razia 56:00.250
2. Davide Valsecchi +7.817
3. Max Chilton +27.366
4. Fabio Leimer +28.291
5. Stefano Coletti +32.217
6. Felipe Nasr +33.378
7. Esteban Gutiérrez +33.679
8. James Calado +36.449
9. Giedo van der Garde +41.519
10. Fabrizio Crestani +43.240
11. Nathanael Berthon +43.720
12. Rio Haryanto

13. Marcus Ericsson +1:01.683
14. Josef Král +1:02.683
15. Julián Leal +1:09.180
16. Nigel Melker +1:10.399
17. Jolyon Palmer +1:12.861
18. Tom Dillmann +1:27.810
19. Fabio Onidi +1:39.125
20. Stéphane Richelmi1


21. Ricardo Teixeira +1 lap
22. Giancarlo Serenelli +1 lap
23. Simon Trummer1

R. Rodolfo Gonzalez Retired
R. Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Retired
R. Jon Lancaster Retired

1 Stéphane Richelmi and Simon Trummer handed a a 20-second penalty for causing an avoidable accident

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