2009 Monza GP2 Series round

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Italy    2009 Italian GP2 round
Round details
Round 9 of 10 rounds in the
2009 GP2 Series season
Circuit de Monza
Circuit de Monza
Location Circuit Monza
Monza, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
5.793 km (3.6 mi)
Feature race
Date 12 September 2009
Laps 32
Pole position
Driver Russia Vitaly Petrov Barwa Addax Team
Time 1:30.007
Podium
First Netherlands Giedo van der Garde iSport International
Second Russia Vitaly Petrov Barwa Addax Team
Third Brazil Lucas di Grassi F. B. Racing Engineering
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Edoardo Mortara Arden International
Time 1:43.283 (on lap 28)
Sprint race
Date 13 September 2009
Laps 21
Podium
First Brazil Luiz Razia Scuderia Coloni
Second Brazil Lucas di Grassi F. B. Racing Engineering
Third Germany Nico Hülkenberg ART Grand Prix
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Luiz Razia Scuderia Coloni
Time 1:32.553 (on lap 10)

The 2009 Italian GP2 Round was the ninth race of the 2009 GP2 Series season. It was held on September 12 and 13, 2009 at Circuit Monza at Monza, Italy. The race was used as a support race to the 2009 Italian Grand Prix. Both Racing Engineering drivers were given 10 place grid penalties after causing avoidable accidents in Spa. The race also saw the return of PartyPokerRacing.com Scuderia Coloni after their court order was dropped. Johnny Cecotto, Jr. made his debut for DPR.

The Feature Race was action packed, with a very wet track and terrible conditions, the race started behind the safety car. Giedo van der Garde got his and iSport International their first feature win of the season. He passed long time leader Vitaly Petrov for the lead two laps from the end. The Sprint Race was less thrilling, but crashes were still common, as on the first lap Dani Clos flipped his car after being hit side on. Luiz Razia won his first ever GP2 Race and PartyPokerRacing.com Scuderia Coloni's first win in only their second round. The Round was lucky for Razia as Álvaro Parente was penalised after the race, putting him down to eleventh and moving Razia up to 8th, to claim his first GP2 points finish and first pole. After starting from a lucky pole, Razia never looked challenged and finished ahead of the good starting Lucas di Grassi and new champion Nico Hülkenberg. Hülkenberg became 2009 GP2 Series season champion after Vitaly Petrov did not score enough points to keep his championship challenge alive.


Standings after the round[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.


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2009 Belgian GP2 round
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2009 Portuguese GP2 round
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