GP2-C1: Rossi does not give up in Sochi

Alexander Rossi prevents Stoffel Vandoorne from winning the title in Race 1 of GP2 in Sochi by winning at the end of a shortened event following an accident at the start.

Published on 10/10/2015 à 16:53

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GP2-C1: Rossi does not give up in Sochi

Alexander Red (Racing Engineering) won Race 1 of the GP2 Series in Sochi which was limited to 15 laps due to a red flag at the start of the event. Russian street circuit marshals had to shorten the race due to delays in repairing protective walls damaged following the first lap accident involving Artem Markelov (Russian Times), Sergio Canamasas (Lazarus), Jordan king (Racing Engineering) and Marlon Stockinger (GP Status). The light was not good enough to complete the race.

Starting on medium tires unlike his direct opponents who were on soft tires, Pierre Gasly (Dams) managed to get off to a good start to take second place ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) who got off to a lesser start. The Belgian, who set the best lap in the race, could win the title during Race 2 this Sunday, October 11. Alex lynn (Dams) was well on his way to winning before hitting the wall at turn 13 causing the accident at the start of the race.

Sergey sirotkin (Rapax) and Haryanto River (Campos Racing) complete the top five ahead Raffaele marciello (Trident). Arthur Pic (Campos Racing) had to settle for eighth place after moving at the front, but the Frenchman will start from pole of the reverse grid of Race 2 ahead Richie Stanaway (Status GP) if the results do not change. Nathanaël Berthon (Lazarus) took 14th place.

Race 2 of the GP2 Series in Sochi has been brought forward this Sunday, October 11 at 9:05 a.m. (French time) and will be followed live on Canal+ Sport.

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