Evans wins the Race 1 in Hockenheim

19/07/2014 18:01

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. 

 

Results: 

 
 
Pos. Car Driver   Team Gap Diff
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