2012 Sepang GP2 Series round

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Malaysia    2012 Sepang GP2 round
Round details
Round 1 of 12 rounds in the
2012 GP2 Series
Sepang.svg
Location Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Course Permanent racing facility
5.543 km (3.444 mi)
Feature race
Date 24 March 2012
Laps 30
Pole position
Driver Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS
Time 1:45.494
Podium
First Brazil Luiz Razia Arden International
Second Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS
Third United Kingdom Max Chilton Carlin
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS
Time 1:49.246 (on lap 24)
Sprint race
Date 25 March 2012
Laps 22
Podium
First United Kingdom James Calado Lotus GP
Second Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP
Third Brazil Felipe Nasr DAMS
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus
Time 1:50.690 (on lap 8)

The 2012 Sepang GP2 Series round was a GP2 Series motor race held on March 24 and 25, 2012 at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. It was the first round of the 2012 GP2 Series season. The race weekend supported the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Davide Valsecchi was on pole for the feature race, which was won by Luiz Razia. James Calado won the sprint race.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Time Grid
1 3 Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1:45.494 1
2 23 Brazil Luiz Razia Arden International 1:45.554 2
3 26 United Kingdom Max Chilton Carlin 1:45.558 3
4 14 Monaco Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1:45.577 4
5 5 Switzerland Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:45.588 5
6 9 United Kingdom James Calado Lotus GP 1:45.638 6
7 8 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer iSport International 1:45.758 7
8 12 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1:45.773 8
9 15 Italy Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1:45.810 121
10 4 Brazil Felipe Nasr DAMS 1:45.942 9
11 1 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax Team 1:46.012 10
12 18 Italy Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:46.138 11
13 16 Monaco Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 1:46.150 13
14 2 Czech Republic Josef Král Barwa Addax Team 1:46.160 14
15 10 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1:46.186 15
16 21 France Tom Dillmann Rapax 1:46.264 16
17 27 Indonesia Rio Haryanto Carlin 1:46.392 17
18 6 France Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 1:46.428 18
19 25 Netherlands Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 1:46.489 19
20 7 Sweden Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1:46.557 20
21 24 United Kingdom Jon Lancaster Ocean Racing Technology 1:46.662 21
22 17 Colombia Julián Leal Trident Racing 1:46.868 22
23 11 Venezuela Rodolfo González Caterham Racing 1:46.962 23
24 22 Switzerland Simon Trummer Arden International 1:47.004 24
25 20 Portugal Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1:48.113 25
26 19 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:49.620 26

Notes

  • ^1Onidi received a three grid place penalty for impeding González during the qualifying session.[1]

Feature Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 23 Brazil Luiz Razia Arden International 30 56:00.250 2 25
2 3 Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS 30 +7.817 1 24 (18+4+2)
3 26 United Kingdom Max Chilton Carlin 30 +27.366 3 15
4 5 Switzerland Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 30 +28.291 5 12
5 14 Monaco Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 30 +32.217 4 10
6 4 Brazil Felipe Nasr DAMS 30 +33.378 10 8
7 10 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 30 +33.679 15 6
8 5 United Kingdom James Calado Lotus GP 30 +36.449 6 4
9 12 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 30 +41.519 8 2
10 18 Italy Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 30 +43.240 12 1
11 6 France Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 30 +43.720 18
12 11 Indonesia Rio Haryanto Carlin 30 +53.383 17
13 7 Sweden Marcus Ericsson iSport International 30 +1:01.683 20
14 2 Czech Republic Josef Král Barwa Addax Team 30 +1:02.683 14
15 17 Colombia Julián Leal Trident Racing 30 +1:09.180 22
16 25 Netherlands Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 30 +1:10.399 19
17 8 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer iSport International 30 +1:12.861 73
18 21 France Tom Dillmann Rapax 30 +1:27.810 163
19 16 Monaco Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 30 +1:35.2062 13
20 15 Italy Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 30 +1:39.125 12
21 20 Portugal Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 30 +1:48.025 25
22 22 Switzerland Simon Trummer Arden International 30 +1:59.6722 24
23 19 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 29 +1 lap 26
Ret 11 Venezuela Rodolfo González Caterham Racing 13 Accident 23
Ret 1 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax Team 7 Wheel nut 11
Ret 24 United Kingdom Jon Lancaster Ocean Racing Technology 1 Accident damage 21
Fastest lap: Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) — 1:49.246 (lap 24)

Notes:

Sprint race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 United Kingdom James Calado Lotus GP 22 41:08.048 1 15
2 10 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 22 +2.004 2 12
3 4 Brazil Felipe Nasr DAMS 22 +3.440 3 10
4 12 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 22 +10.760 9 8
5 23 Brazil Luiz Razia Arden International 22 +11.430 8 6
6 5 Switzerland Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 22 +14.689 5 4
7 26 United Kingdom Max Chilton Carlin 22 +15.685 6 2
8 6 France Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 22 +16.578 11 1
9 2 Czech Republic Josef Král Barwa Addax Team 22 +18.175 14
10 27 Indonesia Rio Haryanto Carlin 22 +24.033 12 2
11 21 France Tom Dillmann Rapax 22 +24.086 18
12 8 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer iSport International 22 +25.547 17
13 15 Italy Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 22 +32.206 20
14 25 Netherlands Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 22 +34.500 16
15 17 Colombia Julián Leal Trident Racing 22 +34.629 15
16 22 Switzerland Simon Trummer Arden International 22 +35.226 23
17 24 United Kingdom Jon Lancaster Ocean Racing Technology 22 +40.340 26
18 11 Venezuela Rodolfo González Caterham Racing 22 +44.700 24
19 16 Monaco Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 22 +47.133 19
20 19 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 22 +1:10.466 22
21 18 Italy Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 22 +1:21.035 10
22 1 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax Team 21 +1 lap 25
23 14 Monaco Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 20 Damage4 4
24 20 Portugal Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 19 Accident4 21
Ret 3 Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS 13 Collision 7
Ret 7 Sweden Marcus Ericsson iSport International 13 Collision 13
Fastest lap: Fabrizio Crestani (Venezuela GP Lazarus) — 1:50.690 (lap 8)

Notes:

Standings after the round[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fabio Onidi penalised". GP2 Series. GP2 Motorsport Limited. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Trummer and Richelmi issued with 20 second time penalties". GP2 Series. GP2 Series Limited. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 

External links[edit]


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