Nasr dominates Race 1 in Austria
The Brazilian driver won his second race of the season ahead of rookies Stoffel Vandoorne and Raffaele Marciello.
By: Ramon López and Víctor Forner
Johnny Cecotto was on pole for the first GP2 race of the season, but it wouldn't last him long. The Venezuelan was overtaken by Felipe Nasr right on the first corner after a slow start. Coletti and Palmer followed them after the first lap, while Marciello lost a lot of positions.
Coletti and Palmer overtook Cecotto on lap 4, while Marciello was getting some positions back after his bad start. Meanwhile, Vandoorne made an early pitstop which allowed him to be ahead of Palmer afterwards. They were both very close to each other, and Marciello would join the party the moment they reached the drivers who had not pitted yet. Both Vandoorne and Marciello were able to overtake Coletti and Palmer, which gave them the podium. Nasr won with a 4 seconds gap ahead of the two rookies. Coletti, Palmer, Cecotto, Evans, Rossi, Izawa and Pic would complete the top 10 and get points.
Alexander Rossi will be on reverse-grid pole tomorrow, ahead of Evans and Cecotto.
|1||Felipe Nasr||BRA||Carlin||40 Laps|
|2||Stoffel Vandoorne||R||BEL||ART Grand Prix||+ 3,8|
|3||Raffaele Marciello||R||ITA||Racing Engineering||+ 4,5|
|4||Stefano Coletti||MON||Racing Engineering||+ 7,2|
|5||Joylon Palmer||GBR||Dams||+ 8,9|
|6||Johnny Cecotto||VEN||Trident||+ 10,3|
|7||Mitch Evans||NZ||RT Russian Time||+ 14,9|
|8||Alexander Rossi||USA||EQ8 Caterham Racing||+ 20,9|
|9||Takuya Izawa||R||JAP||ART Grand Prix||+ 28,1|
|10||Arhur Pic||R||FRA||Campos Racing||+ 30,1|
|11||Rio Haryanto||IND||EQ8 Caterham Racing||+ 31,9|
|12||Rene Binder||AUT||Arden International||+ 36,0|
|13||Julián Leal||COL||Carlin||+ 36,2|
|14||Stéphane Richelmi||MON||Dams||+ 39,1|
|15||Sergio Canamasas||ESP||Trident||+ 47,3|
|16||André Negrao||R||BRA||Arden International||+ 48,0|
|17||Daniel Abt||GER||Hilmer Motorsport||+ 48,7|
|18||Conor Daly||USA||Venezuela GP Lazarus||+ 49,6|
|19||Tio Ellinas||R||CYP||MP Motorsport||+ 56,3|
|20||Daniël de Jong||NED||MP Motorsport||+ 59,8|
|21||Simon Trummer||CHE||Rapax||+ 63,4|
|22||Artem Markelov||R||RUS||RT Russian Time||+ 69,8|
|23||Nathanaël Berthon||FRA||Venezuela GP Lazarus||+ 76,1|
|24||Adrian Quaife-Hobbs||GBR||Rapax||+ 2 Laps|
|RET||Facu Regalia||R||ARG||Hilmer Motorsport||+ 12 Laps|
|RET||Kimiya Sato||R||JAP||Campos Racing||+ 39 Laps|