Vietoris takes Monza sprint

Great result for Christian Vietoris today, starting to make up for a disappointing season with a win he actually made happen only seconds after the start.  The cars of Chilton, Piscopo and Zaugg seemed at a standstill as Vietoris zig-zagged his way past and never looked back.

Now champ Maldonado was out at the first pass through the Parabolica, bobbling and getting offline as Pérez ahead of him barely touched the gravel.   Though mathematically possible, Pérez had to win and take fastest lap, but even before the race we all knew the championship was sealed yesterday.

In other incidents, Valsecchi took out countryman Piscopo at the first turn and Gonzalez had a very dangerous off, taking Giedo’s rear wing off, and almost colliding with Marcus Ericsson on his way across the track.

Sam Bird crowned a near-perfect weekend with a 3rd place, while Jerome D’Ambrosio was a solid second, though challenged strongly by the ART driver in the final five laps.   Another strong race for fellow Britons Chilton and Turvey, while Bianchi seemed halfway through the race to be content with a points-paying fourth.

Overall, not the greatest racing weekend of all, with great attrition and the crowning of the first non-European GP2 champion.  Felicidades Pastor!

Results:

1. Christian Vietoris – Racing Engineering

2. Jerome D’Ambrosio – DAMS

3. Sam Bird – ART

4. Jules Bianchi – ART

5. Max Chilton – Ocean

6. Oliver Turvey – iSport

7. Adrian Zaugg – Trident

8. Charles Pic – Arden

9. Alvaro Parente – Coloni

10. Luiz Razia – Rapax

11.  Marcus Ericsson – Super Nova

12. Dani Clos – Racing Engineering

13. Sergio Pérez – Addax

14. Luca Filippi – Super Nova

15. Fabrizio Crestani – DPR

16. Davide Valsecchi – iSport

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