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2012 Monza GP2 and GP3 Series rounds

The 2012 Monza GP2 series round and the 2012 Monza GP3 Series round were a group of motor races held at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza near Monza in Italy for the GP2 and GP3 Series championships. The races, which were run on 8 and 9 September,[1][2] was in support of the Italian Formula One Grand Prix. The GP2 races formed the eleventh round of the 2012 GP2 championship, while the GP3 races were the eighth and final round of the 2012 GP3 season.

Italy    2012 Monza GP2 round
Round details
Round 11 of 12 rounds in the
2012 GP2 Series
and
Round 8 of 8 rounds in the
2012 GP3 Series
Layout of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Layout of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
5.793 km (3.600 mi)
Feature race
Date 8 September 2012
Laps 30
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia Carlin
Time 1:31.886
Podium
First Italy Luca Filippi Scuderia Coloni
Second Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax Team
Third Sweden Marcus Ericsson iSport International
Fastest lap
Driver Switzerland Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering
Time 1:33.237 (on lap 30)
Sprint race
Date 9 September 2012
Laps 21
Podium
First Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS
Second Switzerland Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering
Third United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer iSport International
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS
Time 1:33.536 (on lap 20)
Race 1
Date 8 September 2012
Laps 16
Pole position
Driver New Zealand Mitch Evans MW Arden
Time 1:43.542
Podium
First Germany Daniel Abt Lotus GP
Second Cyprus Tio Ellinas Marussia Manor Racing
Third Finland Matias Laine MW Arden
Fastest lap
Driver Cyprus Tio Ellinas Marussia Manor Racing
Time 1:44.545 (on lap 12)
Race 2
Date 9 September 2012
Laps 16
Podium
First Cyprus Tio Ellinas Marussia Manor Racing
Second Germany Daniel Abt Lotus GP
Third Italy Giovanni Venturini Trident Racing
Fastest lap
Driver Romania Robert Vișoiu Jenzer Motorsport
Time 1:44.872 (on lap 12)

GP2 championship contenders Luiz Razia and Davide Valsecchi both arrived at Monza with equal points. By the end of the meeting, Razia had failed to score in both races while Valsecchi finished sixth in the Feature race and won the Sprint race, which — combined with an extra two points for a fastest lap — gave him a twenty-five point lead going into the final round in Singapore.[3]

MW Arden driver Mitch Evans secured the 2012 GP3 championship in the Race 2 when his nearest title rival, Daniel Abt failed to secure enough points to take the title himself.[4]

This was also the final race for the original GP3 car, the Dallara GP3/10, as it was replaced in 2013 by the GP3/13.

GP2 Series classificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Grid
1 26   Max Chilton Marussia Carlin 1:31.886 1
2 12   Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1:31.953 2
3 14   Luca Filippi Scuderia Coloni 1:32.165 3
4 3   Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1:32.208 4
5 7   Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1:32.216 5
6 5   Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:32.324 6
7 15   Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1:32.388 7
8 1   Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax Team 1:32.151 8
9 10   Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1:32.396 9
10 4   Felipe Nasr DAMS 1:32.462 10
11 27   Rio Haryanto Marussia Carlin 1:32.471 11
12 23   Luiz Razia Arden International 1:32.495 12
13 9   James Calado Lotus GP 1:32.622 13
14 25   Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 1:32.625 14
15 8   Jolyon Palmer iSport International 1:32.659 15
16 21   Stefano Coletti Rapax 1:32.675 16
17 6   Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 1:32.769 17
18 18   Sergio Canamasas Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:32.772 18
19 22   Simon Trummer Arden International 1:32.889 19
20 24   Victor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology 1:32.911 20
21 19   René Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:32.967 21
22 16   Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 1:32.969 22
23 17   Julián Leal Trident Racing 1:32.989 23
24 2   Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax Team 1:33.109 24
25 11   Rodolfo González Caterham Racing 1:33.511 25
26 20   Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1:33.719 26
Source:[5]

Feature raceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 14   Luca Filippi Scuderia Coloni 30 48:03.604 3 25
2 1   Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax Team 30 +4.028 8 18
3 7   Marcus Ericsson iSport International 30 +5.377 5 15
4 26   Max Chilton Marussia Carlin 30 +7.631 1 12+4
5 5   Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 30 +9.413 6 10+2
6 3   Davide Valsecchi DAMS 30 +16.057 4 8
7 8   Jolyon Palmer iSport International 30 +17.600 15 6
8 21   Stefano Coletti Rapax 30 +18.532 16 4
9 10   Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 30 +19.293 9 2
10 17   Julián Leal Trident Racing 30 +20.025 23 1
11 25   Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 30 +20.464 14
12 9   James Calado Lotus GP 30 +26.027 13
13 16   Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 30 +27.890 22
14 18   Sergio Canamasas Venezuela GP Lazarus 30 +31.193 18
15 6   Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 30 +31.910 17
16 22   Simon Trummer Arden International 30 +35.375 19
17 19   René Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus 30 +38.769 21
18 2   Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax Team 30 +40.226 24
19 27   Rio Haryanto Marussia Carlin 30 +42.638 11
20 20   Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 30 +43.152 26
21 15   Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 30 +44.769 7
22 11   Rodolfo González Caterham Racing 30 +56.350 25
23 24   Victor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology 30 +1:01.984 20
Ret 4   Felipe Nasr DAMS 13 Retired 10
Ret 23   Luiz Razia Arden International 0 Retired 12
Ret 12   Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 0 Retired 2
Fastest lap: Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering) — 1:33.237 (on lap 30)
Source:[6]

Sprint raceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Davide Valsecchi DAMS 21 33:06.731 3 15+2
2 5   Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 21 +0.444 4 12
3 8   Jolyon Palmer iSport International 21 +7.873 2 10
4 21   Stefano Coletti Rapax 21 +10.787 1 8
5 1   Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax Team 21 +10.953 7 6
6 26   Max Chilton Marussia Carlin 21 +11.418 5 4
7 7   Marcus Ericsson iSport International 21 +11.606 6 2
8 17   Julián Leal Trident Racing 21 +12.661 10 1
9 16   Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 21 +13.383 13
10 12   Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 21 +14.540 24
11 18   Sergio Canamasas Venezuela GP Lazarus 21 +15.013 14
12 27   Rio Haryanto Marussia Carlin 21 +15.711 19
13 19   René Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus 21 +15.934 17
14 9   James Calado Lotus GP 21 +16.667 12
15 6   Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 21 +20.179 15
16 23   Luiz Razia Arden International 21 +20.484 26
17 22   Simon Trummer Arden International 21 +25.436 16
18 20   Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 21 +29.051 20
19 2   Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax Team 21 +30.292 18
20 11   Rodolfo González Caterham Racing 21 +34.034 22
21 4   Felipe Nasr DAMS 21 +1:14.092 251
22 14   Luca Filippi Scuderia Coloni 21 +1:26.253 8
Ret 24   Victor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology 1 Retired 23
Ret 25   Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 1 Retired 11
Ret 15   Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1 Retired 21
Ret 10   Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1 Retired 10
Fastest lap: Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) — 1:33.536 (on lap 20)
Source:[3]

Notes:

  • ^1Felipe Nasr and Luiz Razia each received five-place grid penalties for causing avoidable accidents during the Feature race.[7]

GP3 Series classificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Grid
1 4   Mitch Evans MW Arden 1:43.542 1
2 27   António Félix da Costa Carlin 1:43.562 2
3 5   David Fumanelli MW Arden 1:43.897 3
4 6   Matias Laine MW Arden 1:43.903 4
5 9   Tio Ellinas Marussia Manor Racing 1:44.105 5
6 29   Tamás Pál Kiss Atech CRS Grand Prix 1:44.186 161
7 28   William Buller Carlin 1:44.273 6
8 1   Daniel Abt Lotus GP 1:44.371 7
9 2   Conor Daly Lotus GP 1:44.433 8
10 21   Patric Niederhauser Jenzer Motorsport 1:44.452 9
11 25   Giovanni Venturini Trident Racing 1:44.516 10
12 20   Robert Visoiu Jenzer Motorsport 1:44.600 11
13 3   Aaro Vainio Lotus GP 1:44.668 12
14 7   Dmitry Suranovich Marussia Manor Racing 1:44.860 13
15 19   Robert Cregan Ocean Racing Technology 1:44.903 14
16 14   Marlon Stöckinger Status Grand Prix 1:44.943 15
17 15   Lewis Williamson Status Grand Prix 1:44.960 17
18 8   Fabiano Machado Marussia Manor Racing 1:45.030 18
19 26   Alex Brundle Carlin Motorsport 1:45.056 19
20 30   John Wartique Atech CRS Grand Prix 1:45.165 20
21 18   Kevin Ceccon Ocean Racing Technology 1:45.213 252
22 16   Alice Powell Status Grand Prix 1:45.303 21
23 23   Vicky Piria Trident Racing 1:45.659 22
24 31   Ethan Ringel Atech CRS Grand Prix 1:46.911 23
25 17   Carmen Jordá Ocean Racing Technology 1:49.400 24
Source:[8]

notes:

Race 1Edit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Daniel Abt Lotus GP 16 28:17.548 7 25
2 9   Tio Ellinas Marussia Manor Racing 16 +0.349 5 18+2
3 6   Matias Laine MW Arden 16 +1.881 4 15
4 2   Conor Daly Lotus GP 16 +14.108 8 12
5 21   Patric Niederhauser Jenzer Motorsport 16 +14.602 9 10
6 5   David Fumanelli MW Arden 16 +16.401 3 8
7 14   Marlon Stöckinger Status Grand Prix 16 +16.750 15 6
8 25   Giovanni Venturini Trident Racing 16 +16.836 10 4
9 29   Tamás Pál Kiss Atech CRS Grand Prix 16 +17.712 16 2
10 28   William Buller Carlin 16 +18.242 6 1
11 3   Aaro Vainio Lotus GP 16 +20.593 13
12 16   Alice Powell Status Grand Prix 16 +26.101 21
13 18   Kevin Ceccon Ocean Racing Technology 16 +28.448 21
14 20   Robert Visoiu Jenzer Motorsport 16 +28.795 12
15 27   António Félix da Costa Carlin 16 +29.375 2
16 23   Vicky Piria Trident Racing 16 +34.411 22
17 30   John Wartique Atech CRS Grand Prix 16 +46.207 20
18 31   Ethan Ringel Atech CRS Grand Prix 16 +51.238 23
19 15   Lewis Williamson Status Grand Prix 16 +1:00.707 17
20 19   Robert Cregan Ocean Racing Technology 16 +1:01.569 15
21 17   Carmen Jordá Ocean Racing Technology 16 +1:30.934 24
22 7   Dmitry Suranovich Marussia Manor Racing 14 Retired 14
Ret 26   Alex Brundle Carlin 10 Retired 19
Ret 4   Mitch Evans MW Arden 1 Retired 1 4
Ret 8   Fabiano Machado Marussia Manor Racing 1 Retired 18
Fastest lap: Tio Ellinas (Marussia Manor Racing) — 1:44.545 (on lap 12)
Source:[11]

Race 2Edit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9   Tio Ellinas Marussia Manor Racing 16 28:18.541 7 15
2 1   Daniel Abt Lotus GP 16 +1.003 8 12
3 25   Giovanni Venturini Trident Racing 16 +1.408 1 10
4 14   Marlon Stöckinger Status Grand Prix 16 +1.715 2 8
5 27   António Félix da Costa Carlin 16 +7.377 15 6
6 6   Matias Laine MW Arden 16 +8.488 6 4
7 20   Robert Visoiu Jenzer Motorsport 16 +8.968 14 2+2
8 16   Alice Powell Status Grand Prix 15 +14.383 12 1
9 18   Kevin Ceccon Ocean Racing Technology 16 +14.416 13
10 26   Alex Brundle Carlin 16 +15.535 23
11 2   Conor Daly Lotus GP 16 +16.124 5
12 28   William Buller Carlin 16 +18.964 10
13 5   David Fumanelli MW Arden 16 +24.392 3
14 3   Aaro Vainio Lotus GP 16 +27.489 11
15 29   Tamás Pál Kiss Atech CRS Grand Prix 16 +30.682 9
16 8   Fabiano Machado Marussia Manor Racing 16 +36.048 25
17 19   Robert Cregan Ocean Racing Technology 16 +36.116 20
18 30   John Wartique Atech CRS Grand Prix 16 +38.365 17
19 17   Carmen Jordá Ocean Racing Technology 16 +1:08.753 21
20 4   Mitch Evans MW Arden 16 +1:29.894 24
Ret 21   Patric Niederhauser Jenzer Motorsport 7 Retired 4
Ret 23   Vicky Piria Trident Racing 2 Retired 16
Ret 15   Lewis Williamson Status Grand Prix 0 Retired 19
Ret 31   Ethan Ringel Atech CRS Grand Prix 0 Retired 18
Ret 7   Dmitry Suranovich Marussia Manor Racing 0 Retired 22
Fastest lap: Robert Visoiu (Jenzer Motorsport) — 1:44.872 (on lap 12)
Source:[4]

Standings after the roundEdit

GP2 standingsEdit

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

GP3 standingsEdit

  • 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 16 December 2011.
  2. ^ "2012 GP3 Series Calendar". GP3 Series. GP2 Motorsport Limited. 16 December 2011. Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Valsecchi back on top in Monza sprint". GP2Series.com. GP2 Series Limited. 9 September 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  4. ^ a b Bradley, Charles (9 September 2012). "Monza GP3 race: Mitch Evans takes title as Tio Ellinas wins epic decider". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Chilton powers to pole in Monza". GP2 Series. GP2 Motorsport Limited. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Filippi back to the top for home victory". GP2Series.com. GP2 Series Limited. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Razia and Nasr penalised after feature race". GP2Series.com. GP2 Series Limited. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  8. ^ Bradley, Charles (8 September 2012). "Evans' pole is a step closer to title". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  9. ^ "Tamas Pal Kiss issued with grid penalty". GP3Series.com. GP2 Series Limited. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  10. ^ "Ceccon issued with five place grid penalty". GP3Series.com. GP2 Series Limited. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  11. ^ "Abt sole challenger in title fight with win in Monza". GP3Series.com. GP2 Series Limited. 8 September 2012. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012.


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2011 Monza GP2 round
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