Evans wins the Race 1 in Hockenheim
Mitch Evans has achieved its second victory in the GP2 Series after taking victory in the German Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. Vandoorne was second after leading most of the race. Palmer completed the podium after starting from pole position.
By Eric Calduch
The race started with a temperature of 34 º C in the atmosphere and a temperature of 57 º C on track, very high temperatures for tires.
The start was very rough on the second curve have been several hints but an accident in Turn 3 between Lancaster and Markelov, caused the Russian Time RT Russian abandonment of the race and the first safety car of the race.
The safety car three laps later withdrew and the race Vandoorne relaunched again in first position, Rossi went on the attack and suffered a little touch to the front wing that caused the abandonment of the pilot Campos Racing.
They started the pit stops; were the first to enter Leal, Marciello, Pic Menelaus and his car in the Pit Lane. The race leader came in boxes that turn did Evans who went ahead of Vandoorne which became the new race leader failing Trummer stop.
After the pit stops, Evans led the race followed Vandoorne (very stuck on RT Russian Time), Palmer and Richelmi. Monegasque could not keep up and would advance in the closing laps by Cecotto, Coletti and Nasr.
We had a nice battle between Nasr, Berthon and Coletti. The Racing Engineering overtook Nasr, while Berthon lacked pace to surpass Nasr and Coletti.
The Brazilian driver Felipe Nasr had much pace and looked he could overtake Cecotto, which was held in the curve twelve Cecotto after being passed is out of track, and that made Colletti what exploited to overtake Felipe Nasr and end in the fourth final place.
|1||1||Mitch Evans||NZ||RT Russian Time||38 Laps|
|2||10||Stoffel Vandoorne||BEL||ART Grand Prix||+ 0,400||+ 0,400|
|3||7||Joylon Palmer||GBR||Dams||+ 2,700||+ 2,300|
|4||6||Stefano Coletti||MON||Racing Engineering||+ 20,100||+ 17,400|
|5||3||Felipe Nasr||BRA||Carlin||+ 20,600||+ 0,500|
|6||15||Simon Trummer||CHE||Rapax||+ 23,400||+ 2,800|
|7||23||Johnny Cecotto||VEN||Trident||+ 30,500||+ 7,100|
|8||24||Nathanaël Berthon||FRA||Venezuela GP Lazarus||+ 33,100||+ 2,600|
|9||21||Marco Sørensen||DEN||MP Motorsport||+ 35,800||+ 2,700|
|10||8||Stéphane Richelmi||MON||Dams||+ 36,800||+ 1,000|
|11||16||Rene Binder||AUT||Arden International||+ 37,100||+ 0,300|
|12||19||Tom Dillmann||FRA||EQ8 Caterham Racing||+ 38,000||+ 0,900|
|13||9||Takuya Izawa||JAP||ART Grand Prix||+ 43,000||+ 5,000|
|14||14||Adrian Quaife-Hobbs||GBR||Rapax||+ 47,500||+ 4,500|
|15||22||Sergio Canamasas||ESP||Trident||+ 49,900||+ 2,400|
|16||4||Julián Leal||COL||Carlin||+ 58,200||+ 8,300|
|17||5||Raffaele Marciello||ITA||Racing Engineering||+ 62,300||+ 4,100|
|18||17||André Negrão||BRA||Arden International||+ 64,800||+ 2,500|
|19||26||Arhur Pic||FRA||Campos Racing||+ 65,100||+ 0,300|
|20||11||Daniel Abt||GER||Hilmer Motorsport||+ 69,000||+ 3,900|
|21||25||Conor Daly||USA||Venezuela GP Lazarus||+ 69,200||+ 0,200|
|22||18||Rio Haryanto||IND||EQ8 Caterham Racing||+ 1 Lap||-|
|12||Jon Lancaster||GBR||Hilmer Motorsport||Retired|
|20||Daniël de Jong||NED||MP Motorsport||Retired|
|27||Alexander Rossi||USA||Campos Racing||Retired|
|2||Artem Markelov||RUS||RT Russian Time||Retired|