2010 Silverstone GP2 Series round

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Round details
Round 5 of 10 rounds in the
2010 GP2 Series season
Round 4 of 8 rounds in the
2010 GP3 Series season
Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone Circuit
Location Silverstone Circuit
Northamptonshire, Britain
Course Permanent racing facility
5.901 km (3.667 mi)
Feature race
Date 10 July 2010
Laps 33
Pole position
Driver France Jules Bianchi ART
Time 1.39.189
First Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Rapax
Second France Jules Bianchi ART
Third Spain Dani Clos Racing Engineering
Fastest lap
Driver Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Rapax
Time 1.41.663 (on lap 23)
Sprint race
Date 11 July 2010
Laps 23
First Mexico Sergio Pérez Addax
Second United Kingdom Oliver Turvey iSport
Third Spain Dani Clos Racing Engineering
Fastest lap
Driver Mexico Sergio Pérez Addax
Time 1.41.610 (on lap 6)
Race 1
Date 10 July 2010
Laps 14
Pole position
Driver Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez ART Grand Prix
Time 1:51.451
First Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez ART Grand Prix
Second Indonesia Rio Haryanto Manor Racing
Third Switzerland Nico Müller Jenzer Motorsport
Fastest lap
Driver Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez ART Grand Prix
Time 1:53.307
Race 2
Date 11 July 2010
Laps 14
First Canada Daniel Morad Status Grand Prix
Second United States Alexander Rossi ART Grand Prix
Third Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez ART Grand Prix
Fastest lap
Driver Canada Daniel Morad Status Grand Prix
Time 1:52.955

The 2010 British GP2 round was a GP2 Series motor race held on July 10 and 11, 2010 at Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, Britain. It was the fifth round of the 2010 GP2 Season and the fourth round of the 2010 GP3 Season. The race was used to support the 2010 British Grand Prix. Jules Bianchi claimed pole for the GP2 Feature Race. In the GP3 series, Esteban Gutiérrez extended his series lead with victory in race 1 after taking pole, while Canadian Daniel Morad claimed his first GP3 win in race 2.

GP2 Report[edit]

Feature Race[edit]

Pastor Maldonado extended his series lead with victory in the Silverstone Feature Race. The Rapax driver jumped polesitter Jules Bianchi (ART) at the start and never looked threatened from there on, gradually extending his advantage to win by 10.1 seconds. Bianchi was second ahead of Racing Engineering's Dani Clos, who came home a further 9.4s down the road. It was a largely processional affair through most the field, with Bianchi's ART team-mate Sam Bird having an equally straightforward run to fourth, although Sergio Pérez and Christian Vietoris did their best to inject some interest with their scrap for fifth over the second half of the race. Addax driver Pérez finally found a way past the German Racing Engineering man with two laps to go, although sixth was still a good reward for Vietoris after starting from 12th on the grid. iSport's Davide Valsecchi and Oliver Turvey were able to mop up the remaining points when Addax's Giedo van der Garde made a mistake on the final lap while running fifth, allowing Valescchi to pass him immediately and Turvey to follow a couple of corners later to claim pole for the sprint race. Only two cars failed to make the finish, with Rapax's Luiz Razia pulling off the track midway through the race, and DAMS' Ho-Pin Tung retiring after several visits to the pits. Tung had started the race in a brand-new, unliveried chassis that was rushed through scrutineering this morning after destroying his race car in a trip over the kerbs during Friday practice.

Sprint Race[edit]

Sergio Pérez got his season back on track with a crushing win for Addax in the GP2 Series sprint race at Silverstone. The Mexican passed Davide Valsecchi and his iSport team-mate Oliver Turvey in the opening phase of the race and immediately left the rest of the field behind, routinely posting laps more than a second quicker than his rivals to finally cross the line with a margin of 15.7 seconds. Polesitter Turvey managed to hold on for second, earning himself his first GP2 main series podium. He had become the local crowd's only realistic hope of a home podium after ART's Sam Bird was prevented from taking the start by an engine failure on an installation lap. Turvey's result did not come easily. He saw off Valsecchi without difficulty, but soon found himself under pressure from Racing Engineering's Dani Clos, who had made good progress from sixth on the grid. The Spaniard launched several attacks but never managed to find a way though, and after seeing off a late challenge from Pastor Maldonado (Rapax), settled for third. Valsecchi, meanwhile, seemed to be struggling for pace and steadily dropped down the order, losing fifth to ART's Jules Bianchi at Abbey with a couple of laps remaining. He hung on to claim the final point for sixth.

GP2 Results[edit]

Feature Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Rapax 29 50:21.479 2 11
2 1 France Jules Bianchi ART Grand Prix 29 +10.125 1 8
3 7 Spain Dani Clos Racing Engineering 29 +19.549 3 6
4 2 United Kingdom Sam Bird ART Grand Prix 29 +20.979 5 5
5 4 Mexico Sergio Pérez Barwa Addax Team 29 +32.039 9 4
6 8 Germany Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering 29 +35.539 13 3
7 10 Italy Davide Valsecchi iSport International 29 +37.702 10 2
8 9 United Kingdom Oliver Turvey iSport International 29 +38.753 4 1
9 3 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax Team 29 +39.087 7
10 16 France Charles Pic Arden International Motorsport 29 +39.845 6
11 11 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio DAMS 29 +40.101 11
12 6 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Super Nova Racing 29 +53.949 16
13 27 Italy Giacomo Ricci DPR 29 +54.906 14
14 20 Brazil Alberto Valerio Scuderia Coloni 29 +1:02.132 8
15 25 South Africa Adrian Zaugg Trident Racing 29 +1:11.973 19
16 17 Venezuela Rodolfo González Arden International Motorsport 29 +1:12.825 21
17 19 Switzerland Fabio Leimer Ocean Racing Technology 29 +1:14.214 22
18 24 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Jr. Trident Racing 29 +1:16.113 18
19 18 United Kingdom Max Chilton Ocean Racing Technology 29 +1:17.805 20
20 5 Italy Luca Filippi Super Nova Racing 29 +1:33.652 12
21 21 Bulgaria Vladimir Arabadzhiev Scuderia Coloni 29 +1:34.243 23
22 26 Romania Michael Herck DPR 28 +1 Lap 15
Ret 14 Brazil Luiz Razia Rapax 18 Retirement 17
Ret 12 China Ho-Pin Tung DAMS 12 Retirement 24

Sprint Race[edit]

Standings after the round[edit]

External links[edit]

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2009 British GP2 round
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2011 British GP2 round

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2010 Valencian GP3 round
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