2012 Bahrain 1st GP2 Series round

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The 2012 Bahrain 1st GP2 Series round was the second round of the 2012 GP2 Series. It was held on 21 and 22 April 2012 at Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain.[1] The race supported the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix. The second round was held one week later as an independent round of the championship, the only one of its kind on the 2012 calendar.

Bahrain    2012 1st Bahrain GP2 round
Round details
Round 2 of 12 rounds in the
2012 GP2 Series
Bahrain International Circuit--Grand Prix Layout.svg
Location Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain
Course Permanent racing facility
5.412 km (3.359 mi)
Feature race
Date 21 April 2012
Laps 32
Pole position
Driver Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS
Time 1:41.200
Podium
First Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS
Second Brazil Luiz Razia Arden International
Third Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS
Time 1:44.380 (on lap 25)
Sprint race
Date 22 April 2012
Laps 23
Podium
First Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS
Second Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP
Third United Kingdom James Calado Lotus GP
Fastest lap
Driver Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing
Time 1:45.650 (on lap 3)

The rounds were the first time the GP2 Series has visited the Bahrain International Circuit since 2007. The circuit was a regular fixture on the calendar of the now-defunct GP2 Asia Series from its inception in 2008 until 2011, when the race was cancelled due to anti-government protests.[2] With the GP2 Asia series being discontinued at the end of the 2011 season and merged into its parent series,[3] the Bahrain International Circuit returned to the larger GP2 Series as part of the series' expansion to include fly-away rounds.

In the week before the first race, Barwa Addax driver Josef Král was replaced by Dani Clos.[4] Brendon Hartley also replaced Ocean Racing Technology's Jon Lancaster.[5]

DAMS driver Davide Valsecchi qualified on pole for the first feature race, and won both the feature and sprint races.

The first race was also the first time that the series introduced the points system used by Formula One since 2010 for the feature race, with points awarded to the top ten drivers and twenty-five points awarded to the race winner. The points for the sprint race were changed too, with the winner receiving fifteen points and the top eight drivers scoring points. The points for pole and fastest lap were doubled as well.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Grid
1 3   Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1:41.200 1
2 10   Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1:41.479 2
3 4   Felipe Nasr DAMS 1:41.785 3
4 5   Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:41.798 4
5 1   Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax Team 1:41.858 5
6 16   Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 1:41.862 6
7 7   Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1:41.933 171
8 9   James Calado Lotus GP 1:41.939 7
9 23   Luiz Razia Arden International 1:41.962 8
10 26   Max Chilton Carlin 1:41.980 9
11 27   Rio Haryanto Carlin 1:42.097 10
12 12   Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1:42.139 11
13 8   Jolyon Palmer iSport International 1:42.156 12
14 2   Dani Clos Barwa Addax Team 1:42.158 13
15 21   Tom Dillmann Rapax 1:42.190 14
16 15   Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1:42.374 15
17 11   Rodolfo González Caterham Racing 1:42.409 16
18 6   Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 1:42.427 18
19 17   Julián Leal Trident Racing 1:42.456 19
20 18   Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:42.706 20
21 24   Brendon Hartley Ocean Racing Technology 1:42.782 262
22 14   Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1:42.853 21
23 25   Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 1:42.895 22
24 22   Simon Trummer Arden International 1:43.014 23
25 19   Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:43.907 24
26 20   Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1:44.078 25

Notes:

Feature RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Davide Valsecchi DAMS 32 59:31.115 1 31 (25+4+2)
2 23   Luiz Razia Arden International 32 +7.770 8 18
3 10   Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 32 +13.528 2 15
4 26   Max Chilton Carlin 32 +14.088 9 12
5 9   James Calado Lotus GP 32 +16.278 7 10
6 21   Tom Dillmann Rapax 32 +16.559 14 8
7 5   Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 32 +17.243 4 6
8 15   Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 32 +28.109 15 4
9 27   Rio Haryanto Carlin 32 +32.846 10 2
10 24   Brendon Hartley Ocean Racing Technology 32 +36.093 26 1
11 16   Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 32 +37.377 6
12 17   Julián Leal Trident Racing 32 +38.677 19
13 7   Marcus Ericsson iSport International 32 +40.627 17
14 18   Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 32 +41.009 20
15 11   Rodolfo González Caterham Racing 32 +44.028 16
16 22   Simon Trummer Arden International 32 +44.552 23
17 20   Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 32 +47.776 25
18 19   Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 32 +52.464 24
19 2   Dani Clos Barwa Addax Team 30 Brakes3 13
20 25   Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 30 Accident damage3 22
21 6   Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 29 Accident damage3 18
Ret 1   Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax Team 16 Collision 5
Ret 4   Felipe Nasr DAMS 16 Collision 3
Ret 12   Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 16 Accident damage 11
Ret 14   Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 2 Collision 21
DNS 8   Jolyon Palmer iSport International Electrical 12
Fastest lap: Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) — 1:44.380 (lap 25)

Notes:

Sprint raceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Davide Valsecchi DAMS 22 39:22.363 8 15
2 10   Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 22 +0.399 6 12
3 9   James Calado Lotus GP 22 +10.617 4 10
4 23   Luiz Razia Arden International 22 +12.463 7 8
5 26   Max Chilton Carlin 22 +13.573 5 6
6 4   Felipe Nasr DAMS 22 +15.414 264 4
7 8   Jolyon Palmer iSport International 22 +22.950 25 2
8 22   Simon Trummer Arden International 22 +30.425 16 1
9 12   Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 22 +31.976 23 2
10 21   Tom Dillmann Rapax 22 +32.545 37
11 2   Dani Clos Barwa Addax Team 22 +32.632 19
12 5   Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 22 +32.856 2
13 20   Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 22 +36.275 17
14 15   Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 22 +36.477 1
15 27   Rio Haryanto Carlin 22 +39.988 9
16 7   Marcus Ericsson iSport International 22 +40.386 13
17 17   Julián Leal Trident Racing 22 +47.410 12
18 25   Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 22 +56.196 20
19 18   Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 22 +59.488 14
20 19   Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 22 +1:53.295 18
21 11   Rodolfo González Caterham Racing 22 +2:12.9685 15
22 1   Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax Team 21 Retired6 22
23 14   Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 20 Retired6 24
Ret 6   Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 15 Retired 21
Ret 24   Brendon Hartley Ocean Racing Technology 2 Retired 10
Ret 16   Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 0 Retired 11
Fastest lap: Giedo van der Garde (Caterham Racing) — 1:45.650 (lap 3)

Notes:

Standings after the roundEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collantine, Keith (16 December 2011). "GP2 to support F1 in Singapore, Bahrain and Malaysia". F1 Fanatic. Keith Collantine. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Bahrain withdraw from 2011 GP2 Asia Series calendar". GP2 Series. GP2 Motorsport Limited. 21 February 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  3. ^ Collantine, Keith (12 July 2011). "GP2 to drop Asia Series in 2012". F1 Fanatic. Keith Collantine. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  4. ^ Allen, Peter (18 April 2012). "Clos replaces Kral at Addax for Bahrain". The Checkered Flag. BlackEagleMedia Network. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Brendon Hartley rejoint Ocean" [Brendon Hartley joins Ocean]. AUTOhebdo (in French). Groupe Hommell. 19 April 2012. Archived from the original on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Ericsson handed a 10 place grid penalty". GP2 Series.com. GP2 Series Ltd. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Hartley issued with five place grid penalty". GP2 Series.com. GP2 Series Ltd. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Felipe Nasr given five-place grid penalty for GP2 sprint race". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.

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