2012 Monaco GP2 and GP3 Series rounds

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Monaco    2012 Monaco GP2 round
Round details
Round 5 of 12 rounds in the
2012 GP2 Series season
and
Round 2 of 8 rounds in the
2012 GP3 Series season
Circuit de Monaco
Circuit de Monaco
Location Circuit de Monaco
Course Street circuit
3.34 km (2.08 mi)
Feature race
Date 25 May 2012
Laps 42
Pole position
Driver Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Barwa Addax Team
Time 1:21.195
Podium
First Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Barwa Addax Team
Second Sweden Marcus Ericsson iSport International
Third Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing
Fastest lap
Driver Monaco Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni
Time 1:22.667 (on lap 41)
Sprint race
Date 26 May 2012
Laps 30
Podium
First United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer iSport International
Second United Kingdom Max Chilton Carlin
Third Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Luiz Razia Arden International
Time 1:22.223 (on lap 30)
Race 1
Date 25 May 2012
Laps 18
Pole position
Driver Finland Aaro Vainio Lotus GP
Time 1:28.008
Podium
First Finland Aaro Vainio Lotus GP
Second Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss Atech CRS Grand Prix
Third Italy Kevin Ceccon Ocean Racing Technology
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Kevin Ceccon Ocean Racing Technology
Time 1:28.857 (on lap 18)
Race 2
Date 26 May 2012
Laps 13
Podium
First Philippines Marlon Stöckinger Status Grand Prix
Second Portugal António Félix da Costa Carlin Motorsport
Third Germany Daniel Abt Lotus GP
Fastest lap
Driver Philippines Marlon Stöckinger Status Grand Prix
Time 1:28.747 (on lap 11)

The 2012 Monaco GP2 Series round and the 2012 Monaco GP3 Series round will be a group of motor races held at the Circuit de Monaco in the Principality of Monaco for the GP2 and GP3 Series championships[1][2] The races, held on 25 and 26 May, will be in support of the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix. The GP2 races will be the fifth round of the 2012 GP2 championship, while the GP3 races will form the second round of the 2012 GP3 season. 2012 marks the first time that the GP3 Series will hold a race at the Circuit de Monaco.

GP2 Series classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

The qualifying session was divided into two groups in order to avoid accidents due to the overcrowding on the track.[3] Following a ballot, Group A was formed by cars with even numbers and Group B by those with odd numbers.[4] The grid was formed in two rows in order from the sessions.[5]

Group A
Pos. No. Driver Team Time Grid
1 26 United Kingdom Max Chilton Carlin 1:21.320 2
2 12 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1:21.475 4
3 8 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer iSport International 1:21.530 6
4 2 Czech Republic Josef Král Barwa Addax Team 1:21.776 8
5 10 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1:21.796 10
6 14 Monaco Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1:22.174 12
7 16 Monaco Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 1:22.326 14
8 6 France Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 1:22.475 16
9 4 Brazil Felipe Nasr DAMS 1:22.650 18
10 22 Switzerland Simon Trummer Arden International 1:22.997 20
11 18 Italy Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:23.193 22
12 24 Brazil Víctor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology 1:23.792 24
13 20 Portugal Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1:25.661 26
Group B
Pos. No. Driver Team Time Grid
1 1 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Barwa Addax Team 1:21.195 1
2 7 Sweden Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1:21.249 3
3 23 Brazil Luiz Razia Arden International 1:21.858 5
4 3 Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1:21.912 7
5 5 Switzerland Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:22.053 9
6 21 France Tom Dillmann Rapax 1:22.288 11
7 9 United Kingdom James Calado Lotus GP 1:22.598 13
8 17 Colombia Julián Leal Trident Racing 1:22.762 15
9 11 Venezuela Rodolfo González Caterham Racing 1:22.873 17
10 25 Netherlands Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 1:22.996 19
11 15 Italy Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1:23.020 21
12 27 Indonesia Rio Haryanto Carlin 1:23.539 23
13 19 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:25.907 25

Qualifying summary[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Team Pos. No. Driver Team
1 1 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Barwa Addax Team
2 26 United Kingdom Max Chilton Carlin
3 7 Sweden Marcus Ericsson iSport International
4 12 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing
5 23 Brazil Luiz Razia Arden International
6 8 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer iSport International
7 3 Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS
8 2 Czech Republic Josef Král Barwa Addax Team
9 5 Switzerland Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering
10 10 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP
11 21 France Tom Dillmann Rapax
12 14 Monaco Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni
13 9 United Kingdom James Calado Lotus GP
14 16 Monaco Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing
15 17 Colombia Julián Leal Trident Racing
16 6 France Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering
17 11 Venezuela Rodolfo González Caterham Racing
18 4 Brazil Felipe Nasr DAMS
19 25 Netherlands Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology
20 22 Switzerland Simon Trummer Arden International
21 15 Italy Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni
22 18 Italy Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus
23 27 Indonesia Rio Haryanto Carlin
24 24 Brazil Victor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology
25 19 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus
26 20 Portugal Ricardo Teixeira Rapax

Feature race[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Barwa Addax Team 42 59:42.521 1 29 (25+4)
2 7 Sweden Marcus Ericsson iSport International 42 +0.564 3 18
3 12 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 42 +5.040 4 15
4 3 Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS 42 +16.347 7 12
5 26 United Kingdom Max Chilton Carlin 42 +17.378 2 10
6 8 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer iSport International 42 +21.883 6 8
7 9 United Kingdom James Calado Lotus GP 42 +25.686 13 6
8 16 Monaco Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 42 +42.275 14 4
9 6 France Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 42 +45.319 16 2
10 14 Monaco Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 42 +47.099 12 3 (1+2)
11 21 France Tom Dillmann Rapax 42 +51.285 11
12 22 Switzerland Simon Trummer Arden International 42 +1:04.054 20
13 11 Venezuela Rodolfo González Caterham Racing 42 +1:21.396 17
14 27 Indonesia Rio Haryanto Carlin 42 +1:23.537 23
15 23 Brazil Luiz Razia Arden International 42 +1:23.639 5
16 24 Brazil Víctor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology 41 +1 lap 24
17 4 Brazil Felipe Nasr DAMS 41 +1 lap 18
18 5 Switzerland Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 41 +1 lap 9
19 18 Italy Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 41 +1 lap 22
20 20 Portugal Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 41 +1 lap 26
21 17 Colombia Julián Leal Trident Racing 40 +2 laps 15
22 19 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 40 +2 laps 25
23 10 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 37 Retired1 10
Ret 25 Netherlands Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 32 Retired 19
Ret 15 Italy Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 26 Retired 21
Ret 2 Czech Republic Josef Král Barwa Addax Team 0 Retired 8
Fastest lap: Stefano Coletti (Scuderia Coloni) — 1:22.667 (lap 41)
Source:[6]

Notes:

  • ^1Esteban Gutiérrez was classified as having finished the race, as he had completed 90% of the winners race distance.

Sprint race[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer iSport International 30 45:41.227 3 15
2 26 United Kingdom Max Chilton Carlin 30 +1.083 4 12
3 12 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 30 +4.426 6 10
4 7 Sweden Marcus Ericsson iSport International 30 +8.133 7 8
5 11 Venezuela Rodolfo González Caterham Racing 30 +19.968 13 6
6 23 Brazil Luiz Razia Arden International 30 +23.273 15 6 (4+2)
7 6 France Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 30 +26.376 9 2
8 10 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 30 +26.880 23 1
9 22 Switzerland Simon Trummer Arden International 30 +31.663 12
10 2 Czech Republic Josef Král Barwa Addax Team 30 +35.338 26
11 27 Indonesia Rio Haryanto Carlin 30 +36.546 14
12 25 Netherlands Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 30 +37.164 24
Ret 9 United Kingdom James Calado Lotus GP 20 Retired 2
Ret 17 Colombia Julián Leal Trident Racing 12 Retired 21
Ret 5 Switzerland Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 8 Retired 18
Ret 18 Italy Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 8 Retired 19
Ret 24 Brazil Víctor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology 0 Retired 16
Ret 21 France Tom Dillmann Rapax 0 Retired 11
Ret 16 Monaco Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 0 Retired 1
Ret 14 Monaco Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 0 Retired 10
Ret 20 Portugal Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 0 Retired 20
Ret 1 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Barwa Addax Team 0 Retired 8
Ret 19 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 0 Retired 22
Ret 15 Italy Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 0 Retired 25
Ret 4 Brazil Felipe Nasr DAMS 0 Retired 17
Ret 3 Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS 0 Retired 5
Fastest lap: Luiz Razia (Arden International) — 1:22.223 (lap 30)
Source:[7]

GP3 Series classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

As with the GP2 Series qualifying, qualifying for the GP3 Series race saw the drivers split into two groups.[8] Group A was formed by cars with even numbers and Group B by those with odd numbers.

Group A
Pos. No. Driver Team Time Grid
1 18 Italy Kevin Ceccon Ocean Racing Technology 1.28.922 2
2 4 New Zealand Mitch Evans MW Arden 1:28.108 4
3 14 Philippines Marlon Stöckinger Status Grand Prix 1:29.152 6
4 2 United States Conor Daly Lotus GP 1:29.246 8
5 28 United Kingdom William Buller Carlin 1:29.757 152
6 16 United Kingdom Alice Powell Status Grand Prix 1:30.400 11
7 26 United Kingdom Alex Brundle Carlin 1:30.436 13
8 8 Brazil Fabiano Machado Marussia Manor Racing 1:30.637 16
9 20 Romania Robert Visoiu Jenzer Motorsport 1:30.782 18
10 30 Belgium John Wartique Atech CRS Grand Prix 1:31.427 20
11 24 Italy Antonio Spavone Trident Racing 1:31.474 22
12 22 Czech Republic Jakub Klášterka Jenzer Motorsport 1:32.061 24
13 6 Finland Matias Laine MW Arden 1:49.760 26
Group B
Pos. No. Driver Team Time Grid
1 3 Finland Aaro Vainio Lotus GP 1:28.008 1
2 29 Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss Atech CRS Grand Prix 1:28.123 3
3 5 Italy David Fumanelli MW Arden 1:28.218 5
4 1 Germany Daniel Abt Lotus GP 1:28.653 7
5 27 Portugal António Félix da Costa Carlin Motorsport 1:28.667 9
6 9 Cyprus Tio Ellinas Marussia Manor Racing 1:29.029 10
7 15 Japan Kotaro Sakurai Status Grand Prix 1:29.248 12
8 21 Switzerland Patric Niederhauser Jenzer Motorsport 1:29.952 14
9 7 Russia Dmitry Suranovich Marussia Manor Racing 1:30.610 17
10 23 Italy Vicky Piria Trident Racing 1:31.023 19
11 31 United States Ethan Ringel Atech CRS Grand Prix 1:31.144 21
12 19 Republic of Ireland Robert Cregan Ocean Racing Technology 1:33.163 23
13 17 Spain Carmen Jordá Ocean Racing Technology 1:34.793 25

Notes:

  • ^2William Buller was given a five-place grid penalty for causing an avoidable accident during the second race in Barcelona.[9]

Qualifying summary[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Team Pos. No. Driver Team
1 3 Finland Aaro Vainio Lotus GP
2 18 Italy Kevin Ceccon Ocean Racing Technology
3 29 Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss Atech CRS Grand Prix
4 4 New Zealand Mitch Evans MW Arden
5 5 Italy David Fumanelli MW Arden
6 14 Philippines Marlon Stöckinger Status Grand Prix
7 1 Germany Daniel Abt Lotus GP
8 2 United States Conor Daly Lotus GP
9 27 Portugal António Félix da Costa Carlin
10 9 Cyprus Tio Ellinas Marussia Manor Racing
11 16 United Kingdom Alice Powell Status Grand Prix
12 15 Japan Kotaro Sakurai Status Grand Prix
13 26 United Kingdom Alex Brundle Carlin
14 21 Switzerland Patric Niederhauser Jenzer Motorsport
15 28 United Kingdom William Buller Carlin
16 8 Brazil Fabiano Machado Marussia Manor Racing
17 7 Russia Dmitry Suranovich Marussia Manor Racing
18 20 Romania Robert Visoiu Jenzer Motorsport
19 23 Italy Vicy Piria Trident Racing
20 30 Belgium John Wartique Atech CRS Grand Prix
21 31 United States Ethan Ringel Atech CRS Grand Prix
22 24 Italy Antonio Spavone Trident Racing
23 19 Republic of Ireland Robert Cregan Ocean Racing Technology
24 22 Czech Republic Jakub Klášterka Jenzer Motorsport
25 17 Spain Carmen Jordá Ocean Racing Technology
26 6 Finland Matias Laine MW Arden

Race 1[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Finland Aaro Vainio Lotus GP 18 27:06.685 1 25
2 29 Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss Atech CRS Grand Prix 18 +1.994 3 18
3 18 Italy Kevin Ceccon Ocean Racing Technology 18 +10.519 2 17 (15+2)
4 5 Italy David Fumanelli MW Arden 18 +16.156 5 12
5 4 New Zealand Mitch Evans MW Arden 18 +17.789 4 10
6 1 Germany Daniel Abt Lotus GP 18 +18.169 7 8
7 27 Portugal António Félix da Costa Carlin Motorsport 18 +18.548 9 6
8 14 Philippines Marlon Stöckinger Status Grand Prix 18 +20.440 6 4
9 9 Cyprus Tio Ellinas Marussia Manor Racing 18 +20.733 10 2
10 26 United Kingdom Alex Brundle Carlin 18 +25.083 13 1
11 16 United Kingdom Alice Powell Status Grand Prix 18 +26.084 11
12 28 United Kingdom William Buller Carlin 18 +29.591 15
13 15 Japan Kotaro Sakurai Status Grand Prix 18 +31.319 12
14 20 Romania Robert Visoiu Jenzer Motorsport 18 +31.612 18
15 8 Brazil Fabiano Machado Marussia Manor Racing 18 +34.249 16
16 7 Russia Dmitry Suranovich Marussia Manor Racing 18 +34.851 17
17 30 Belgium John Wartique Atech CRS Grand Prix 18 +47.648 20
18 19 Republic of Ireland Robert Cregan Ocean Racing Technology 18 +57.033 23
19 23 Italy Vicky Piria Trident Racing 18 +59.726 19
20 24 Italy Antonio Spavone Trident Racing 18 +1:00.765 22
21 6 Finland Matias Laine MW Arden 18 +1:02.454 26
22 22 Czech Republic Jakub Klášterka Jenzer Motorsport 18 +1:03.565 24
23 2 United States Conor Daly Lotus GP 17 +1 lap 8
Ret 21 Switzerland Patric Niederhauser Jenzer Motorsport 8 Retired 14
Ret 31 United States Ethan Ringel Atech CRS Grand Prix 8 Retired 21
Ret 17 Spain Carmen Jordá Ocean Racing Technology 5 Retired 25
Fastest lap: Kevin Ceccon (Ocean Racing Technology) — 1:28.857 (lap 18)
Source:[10]

Race 2[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 14 Philippines Marlon Stöckinger Status Grand Prix 13 21:37.673 1 17 (15+2)
2 27 Portugal António Félix da Costa Carlin Motorsport 13 +0.687 2 12
3 1 Germany Daniel Abt Lotus GP 13 +1.820 3 10
4 4 New Zealand Mitch Evans MW Arden 13 +2.685 4 8
5 5 Italy David Fumanelli MW Arden 13 +3.651 5 6
6 18 Italy Kevin Ceccon Ocean Racing Technology 13 +5.337 6 4
7 3 Finland Aaro Vainio Lotus GP 13 +6.266 8 2
8 9 Cyprus Tio Ellinas Marussia Manor Racing 13 +7.090 9 1
9 29 Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss Atech CRS Grand Prix 13 +7.762 2
10 20 Romania Robert Visoiu Jenzer Motorsport 13 +9.055 14
11 19 Republic of Ireland Robert Cregan Ocean Racing Technology 13 +1:11.406 18
12 23 Italy Vicky Piria Trident Racing 13 +1:12.106 19
13 30 Belgium John Wartique Atech CRS Grand Prix 13 +1:12.710 17
14 24 Italy Antonio Spavone Trident Racing 13 +1:13.514 20
15 21 Switzerland Patric Niederhauser Jenzer Motorsport 13 +1:14.329 24
16 6 Finland Matias Laine MW Arden 13 +1:15.267 21
17 8 Brazil Fabiano Machado Marussia Manor Racing 13 +1:16.582 15
18 31 United States Ethan Ringel Atech CRS Grand Prix 13 +1:17.725 25
19 22 Czech Republic Jakub Klášterka Jenzer Motorsport 13 +1:18.420 22
20 15 Japan Kotaro Sakurai Status Grand Prix 13 +1:19.123 13
21 17 Spain Carmen Jordá Ocean Racing Technology 13 +1:19.910 26
22 16 United Kingdom Alice Powell Status Grand Prix 13 +1:20.594 11
Ret 2 United States Conor Daly Lotus GP 10 Collision 23
Ret 28 United Kingdom William Buller Carlin Motorsport 0 Collision 12
Ret 26 United Kingdom Alex Brundle Carlin Motorsport 0 Collision 10
DSQ 7 Russia Dmitry Suranovich Marussia Manor Racing 13 (+1:10.884)3 16
Fastest lap: Marlon Stöckinger (Status Grand Prix) — 1:28.747 (lap 11)
Source:[11]

Notes:

  • ^Dmitry Suranovich was excluded from the race results for ignoring the stewards' directions to pit as his car was damaged, resulting in a collision with Conor Daly.[12]

Standings after the round[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collantine, Keith (16 December 2011). "GP2 to support F1 in Singapore, Bahrain and Malaysia". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012 GP3 Series Calendar". GP3 Series (GP2 Motorsport Limited). 16 December 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Monaco qualifying split in two". Crash.net (Crash Media Group). 21 May 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Monaco Qualifying Session twist revealed". GP2 Series (GP2 Motorsport Limited). 23 May 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cecotto storms to Monaco pole". GP2 Series (GP2 Motorsport Limited). 24 May 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Johnny Cecotto grabs maiden GP2 win in Monaco". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 25 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Palmer escapes first-lap carnage to take maiden GP2 win at Monaco". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 26 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Vainio claims Monaco pole in style". GP3 Series.com (GP3 Series). 25 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Barcelona Post Race Penalties". GP3Series.com (GP3 Series). 13 May 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  10. ^ Straw, Edd (25 May 2012). "Aaro Vainio controls first Monaco GP3 race for Lotus". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Stockinger wins shortened GP3 race as Daly survives horrendous crash". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 26 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Dmitry Suranovich excluded from Monaco Race 2 Classification". GP3 Series.com (GP3 Series). 26 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 


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