|Feature Race||Sprint Race|
|← 2012 Singapore GP2 Event||2013 Bahrain GP2 Event →|
The Sepang International Circuit
|Date||March 24 2013|
|Location|| Sepang International Circuit|
Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
|Course|| Permanent Racing Facility,|
|Distance||22 laps, 121.946km (75.79mi)|
|Third||Mitch Evans||Arden International|
The race was won by Monegasque driver, Stefano Coletti who took the lead on the first lap and held it to the end. Close behind was Felipe Nasr, with New Zealander Mitch Evans in third place on his series début. Evans' podium was the best result for a New Zealand born driver in GP2 history. Feature race winner Fabio Leimer was tapped by James Calado between Turns 3 and 4 on the first lap, but ran in eighth until a mistake pushed him back to 12th late in the race. The race also saw a major first-lap collision, when James Calado missed his braking point, clipped Fabio Leimer, and smashed into Julián Leal. Front row starter Sam Bird was also touched by Calado and was forced to retire with damage later in the lap.
Frenchman Nathanaël Berthon set the fastest lap, but was ineligible to score points for it as he finished outside of the top-ten. Instead, race winner Coletti picked up the two points for the fastest lap of the top-ten drivers.
The result left Coletti top of the Driver Standings, 11 points clear of Leimer. Coletti's Rapax team head the Teams Championship after a good showing by both drivers. Racing Engineering are 7 points behind in second.
Note: 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.
|Johnny Cecotto, Jr.||______________|
|24||Daniël de Jong|
**Palmer started from the pit lane. Grid slot 3 was unoccupied as a result.
*Quaife-Hobbs demoted five places for forcing Daniël de Jong off the circuit in the feature race.
†Ma Qinghua withdrew from the Sprint race due to illness.
Standings after raceEdit
|4||ART Grand Prix||18|
Only top-five shown for both tables
- ↑ A driver must finish in the top ten to qualify for the fastest lap bonus point