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Flag of Malaysia 2013 Sepang GP2 Event
Feature RaceSprint Race
Race Details
2012 Singapore GP2 Event 2013 Bahrain GP2 Event
SepangCircuit
The Sepang International Circuit
Date March 23 2013
Location Sepang International Circuit
Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
Course Permanent racing facility,
5.543km (3.445mi)
Distance 30 laps, 166.29km (103.35mi)
Pole Position
Driver Flag of Monaco Stefano Coletti Rapax
Time 1:44.280
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird Russian Time
Time 1:48.777 Lap 16
Podium
First Flag of Switzerland Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering
Second Flag of the United Kingdom James Calado ART Grand Prix
Third Flag of Monaco Stefano Coletti Rapax

The 2013 Sepang GP2 Event - Feature Race was the first race of the 2013 GP2 Season. It was held at the Sepang International Circuit, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on March 23rd 2013. It was held as a support race for the 2013 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix.

Pole Position, as decided on the previous day, went to Rapax driver, Stefano Coletti. He was awarded 4 Driver Championship points for pole.

The race was won by Racing Engineering driver, Fabio Leimer with James Calado in second. Calado's Russian Time team were making their début at the event. Polesitter Coletti completed the podium in third.


GridEdit

Note: The grid for the Feature Race is decided by a qualifying session (see 2013 Sepang GP2 Event for details). The grid for the Sprint race is decided by reversing the first eight finishing positions from the Feature Race, and completing the remaining slots by Feature Race results order.


Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
2 Stefano Coletti
James Calado ______________
______________ 3
4 Felipe Nasr
Fabio Leimer ______________
______________ 5
6 Mitch Evans
Rio Haryanto ______________
______________ 7
8 René Binder
Sam Bird* ______________
______________ 9
10 Simon Trummer
Tom Dillmann ______________
______________ 11
12 Julián Leal
Sergio Canamasas ______________
______________ 13
14 Marcus Ericsson
Adrian Quaife-Hobbs ______________
______________ 15
16 Stéphane Richelmi
Conor Daly ______________
______________ 17
18 Nathanaël Berthon
Kevin Ceccon ______________
______________ 19
20 Ma Qinghua
Daniël de Jong ______________
______________ 21
22 Daniel Abt
Jolyon Palmer ______________
______________ 23
24 Jake Rosenzweig
Pål Varhaug ______________
______________ 25
26 Kevin Giovesi
Johnny Cecotto, Jr. ______________
Notes

*Sam Bird received a three-place penalty for impeding Johnny Cecotto, Jr. in qualifying.

Johnny Cecotto, Jr. was excluded from qualifying and forced to start at the back of the grid after being adjudged to have intentionally forced Sam Bird off the circuit in retaliation for blocking him.

Race ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 Flag of Switzerland Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 31 57:49.385 4 25
2 3 Flag of the United Kingdom James Calado ART Grand Prix 31 +2.045 2 18
3 18 Flag of Monaco Stefano Coletti Rapax Team 31 +11.271 1 15+4
4 9 Flag of Brazil Felipe Nasr Carlin Motorsport 31 +12.810 3 12
5 7 Flag of Colombia Julián Leal Racing Engineering 31 +28.837 11 10
6 10 Flag of the United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Carlin Motorsport 31 +34.209 22 8
7 11 Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird Russian Time 31 +41.183 8 6+2
8 2 Flag of Monaco Stéphane Richelmi DAMS 31 +58.941 15 4
9 19 Flag of Switzerland Simon Trummer Rapax Team 31 +1:02.853 9 2
10 6 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Arden International 31 +1:13.730 5 1
11 24 Flag of Austria René Binder Team Lazarus 31 +1:16.137 7
12 5 Flag of Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Arden International 31 +1:18.357 26
13 22 Flag of the United States Conor Daly Hilmer Motorsport 31 +1:20.096 17
14 12 Flag of France Tom Dillmann Russian Time 31 +1:21.812 10
15 23 Flag of Norway Pål Varhaug Hilmer Motorsport 31 +1:23.754 24
16 25 Flag of Italy Kevin Giovesi Team Lazarus 31 +1:35.775 25
17 21 Flag of Italy Kevin Ceccon Trident Racing 31 +1:37.928 18
18 16 Flag of the United States Jake Rosenzweig Addax Team 31 +1:43.252 23
19 14 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas Caterham Racing 31 +2:00.257 12
20 17 Flag of Indonesia Rio Haryanto Addax Team 30 +1 lap 6
21 15 Flag of China Ma Qinghua Caterham Racing 30 +1 lap 19
Ret 20 Flag of France Nathanaël Berthon Trident Racing 19 Mechanical 17
Ret 4 Flag of Germany Daniel Abt ART Grand Prix 9 Retired 21
Ret 27 Flag of the Netherlands Daniël de Jong MP Motorsport 3 Collision 20
Ret 26 Flag of the United Kingdom Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP Motorsport 3 Collision 14
Ret 1 Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson DAMS 0 Accident 13
Fastest lap: Sam Bird (Russian Time) — 1:48.777 (on lap 16)

Standings after raceEdit

Driver Standings.
Pos. Driver Points
1 Flag of Switzerland Fabio Leimer 25
2 Flag of Monaco Stefano Coletti 19
3 Flag of the United Kingdom James Calado 18
4 Flag of Brazil Felipe Nasr 12
5 Flag of Colombia Julián Leal 10
6 Flag of the United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 8
7 Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird 8
8 Flag of Monaco Stéphane Richelmi 4
9 Flag of Switzerland Simon Trummer 2
10 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans 1
11 Flag of Austria René Binder 0
12 Flag of Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. 0
13 Flag of the United States Conor Daly 0
14 Flag of France Tom Dillmann 0
15 Flag of Norway Pål Varhaug 0
16 Flag of Italy Kevin Giovesi 0
17 Flag of Italy Kevin Ceccon 0
18 Flag of the United States Jake Rosenzweig 0
19 Flag of Spain Sergio Canamasas 0
20 Flag of Indonesia Rio Haryanto 0
21 Flag of China Ma Qinghua 0
Constructors' standings
Pos. Constructor Points
1 Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 35
2 Flag of Italy Rapax Team 21
3 Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport 20
4 Flag of France ART Grand Prix 18
5 Flag of Russia Russian Time 8
6 Flag of France DAMS 4
7 Flag of the United Kingdom Arden International 1
8 Flag of Italy Team Lazarus 0
9 Flag of Germany Hilmer Motorsport 0
10 Flag of Italy Trident Racing 0
11 Flag of Spain Addax Team 0
12 Flag of Malaysia Caterham Racing 0


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