Victory for Felipe Nasr in Spa

24/08/2014 11:40

The Brazilian got the lead on the first corner and didn't let it go until the end. Cecotto gets another podium starting from 6th and the leader of the Championship, Jolyon Palmer, finishes 3rd.

By: Ramon López

 

 

Daniel Abt and Artem Markelov were in the first row of the grid, but it wasn't a good beginning for either of them. Markelov had a bad start, but was able to hold the 4th position after the first corner. Abt lost the lead of the race to Nasr, who got the inside of La Source. After Eau Rouge, Cecotto got very close to Markelov and overtook him. In Les Combes, Palmer tried to overtake Abt, but had to go straight and cut the corner leaving the German driver with wheelspin, which allowed Cecotto to get through him. Markelov made contact with Marciello, which left the Russian with a damaged car and losing many positions and the Italian spun in the middle of the track. 

 

Cecotto was able to overtake Palmer and was second behind Nasr. In spite of having kept a short distance with the Brazilian during most of the race, the Venezuelan couldn't make it and the victory was for Nasr. Abt lost P4 to Mith Evans in the last laps. Vandoorne was 6th ahead of an impressive Coletti, who started 24th on the grid. Negrao got the last point of the race in 8th.

 

Result:


Pos. Car Driver   Team Gap Diff
1 3 Felipe Nasr BRA Carlin 18 Laps
2 23 Johnny Cecotto VEN Trident + 5,100 + 5,100
3 7 Joylon Palmer GBR Dams + 7,100 + 2,000
4 1 Mitch Evans NZ RT Russian Time + 7,500 + 0,400
5 11 Daniel Abt GER Hilmer Motorsport + 10,000 + 2,500
6 10 Stoffel Vandoorne (R) BEL ART Grand Prix + 10,600 + 0,600
7 6 Stefano Coletti MON Racing Engineering + 14,000 + 3,400
8 17 André Negrao (R) BRA Arden International + 20,300 + 6,300
9 19 Tom Dillmann FRA EQ8 Caterham Racing + 21,600 + 1,300
10 4 Julián Leal COL Carlin + 22,400 + 0,800
11 21 Marco Sørensen (R) DAN MP Motorsport + 26,500 + 4,100
12 8 Stéphane Richelmi MON Dams + 28,400 + 1,900
13 20 Daniël de Jong NED MP Motorsport + 29,700 + 1,300
14 5 Raffaele Marciello (R) ITA Racing Engineering + 36,200 + 6,500
15 24 Nathanaël Berthon FRA Venezuela GP Lazarus + 40,200 + 4,000
16 18 Rio Haryanto IND EQ8 Caterham Racing + 51,700 + 11,500
17 15 Simon Trummer CHE Rapax + 54,300 + 2,600
18 27 Kimiya Sato (R) JAP Campos Racing + 54,600 + 0,300
19 25 Conor Daly USA Venezuela GP Lazarus + 54,800 + 0,200
20 26 Arhur Pic (R) FRA Campos Racing + 55,500 + 0,700
21 14 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs GBR Rapax + 59,100 + 3,600
22 9 Takuya Izawa (R) JAP ART Grand Prix + 59,400 + 0,300
23 16 Rene Binder AUT Arden International + 76,600 + 17,200
DNF 22 Sergio Canamasas ESP Trident + 5 Laps -
DNF 2 Artem Markelov (R) RUS RT Russian Time + 11 Laps -
DNF 12 Jon Lancaster GBR Hilmer Motorsport + 15 Laps -