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2012 Silverstone GP2 and GP3 Series rounds

The 2012 Silverstone GP2 Series round and the 2012 Silverstone GP3 Series round was a group of motor races held at the Silverstone Circuit in Great Britain for the GP2 and GP3 Series championships.[1][2] The races, held on 7 and 8 July, were in support of the British Formula One Grand Prix. The GP2 races were the seventh round of the 2012 GP2 championship, while the GP3 races formed the fourth round of the 2012 GP3 season.

United Kingdom    2012 Silverstone GP2 round
Round details
Round 7 of 12 rounds in the
2012 GP2 Series
and
Round 4 of 8 rounds in the
2012 GP3 Series
Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone Circuit
Location Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, England
Course Permanent racing circuit
5.901 km (3.667 mi)
Feature race
Date 7 July 2012
Laps 25[N 1]
Pole position
Driver Switzerland Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering
Time 2:01.889
Podium
First Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP
Second Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax Team
Third United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer iSport International
Fastest lap
Driver Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP
Time 2:01.622 (on lap 25)
Sprint race
Date 8 July 2012
Laps 21
Podium
First Brazil Luiz Razia Arden International
Second Italy Davide Valsecchi DAMS
Third Brazil Felipe Nasr DAMS
Fastest lap
Driver Colombia Julián Leal Trident Racing
Time 1:43.374 (on lap 19)
Race 1
Date 7 July 2012
Laps 14
Pole position
Driver New Zealand Mitch Evans MW Arden
Time 1:51.892
Podium
First Portugal António Félix da Costa Carlin
Second New Zealand Mitch Evans MW Arden
Third Finland Aaro Vainio Lotus GP
Fastest lap
Driver Portugal António Félix da Costa Carlin
Time 1:53.951 (on lap 13)
Race 2
Date 8 July 2012
Laps 14
Podium
First United Kingdom William Buller Carlin
Second United States Conor Daly Lotus GP
Third Switzerland Patric Niederhauser Jenzer Motorsport
Fastest lap
Driver Cyprus Tio Ellinas Marussia Manor Racing
Time 1:59.829 (on lap 14)

Trident Racing entered a third car for Giovanni Venturini in the GP3 category, making the Silverstone rounds the first time the GP3 Series had been run with a full twenty-seven car grid in 2012.[3]

Mexican Esteban Gutierrez won the feature race while Brazilian Luiz Razia won the sprint race. Series leader Valsecchi was penalized and sent to the back of the starting grid due to the infringement of a technical regulation related to the quantity of fuel available after the qualifying session. As a result, Razia ended up leading the GP2 Championship after Silverstone.[4]

Contents

GP2 Series classificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Grid
1 5   Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 2:01.889 1
2 1   Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax Team 2:02.804 2
3 8   Jolyon Palmer iSport International 2:02.872 3
4 14   Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 2:03.004 231
5 10   Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 2:03.258 4
6 9   James Calado Lotus GP 2:03.274 5
7 27   Rio Haryanto Marussia Carlin 2:03.398 6
8 26   Max Chilton Marussia Carlin 2:03.432 7
9 23   Luiz Razia Arden International 2:03.553 8
10 12   Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 2:03.565 202
11 4   Felipe Nasr DAMS 2:03.581 241
12 3   Davide Valsecchi DAMS 2:03.600 263
13 25   Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 2:03.699 9
14 2   Josef Král Barwa Addax Team 2:04.029 10
15 6   Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 2:04.240 11
16 18   Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 2:04.280 12
17 11   Rodolfo González Caterham Racing 2:04.430 13
18 7   Marcus Ericsson iSport International 2:04.767 251
19 21   Daniël de Jong Rapax 2:04.782 14
20 24   Víctor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology 2:05.040 15
21 17   Julián Leal Trident Racing 2:05.218 16
22 15   Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 2:05.350 17
23 22   Simon Trummer Arden International 2:05.537 18
24 16   Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 2:05.677 19
25 20   Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 2:07.231 21
26 19   Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 2:09.161 22
Source:[5]

Notes

  • ^1Stefano Coletti, Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson were all excluded from qualifying for technical irregularities, and moved to the back of the grid.[6]
  • ^2Giedo van der Garde was given a ten-place grid penalty for overtaking another car during a red-flag period.[6]
  • ^3Davide Valsecchi was given a ten-place grid penalty for overtaking another car during a red-flag period, but was then found to be in violation of the same regulation as Coletti, Nasr and Ericsson, and was moved to the back of the grid.

Feature raceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10   Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 25 1:00:22.657 4 27 (25+2)
2 1   Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax Team 25 +1.700 2 18
3 8   Jolyon Palmer iSport International 25 +5.257 3 15
4 25   Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 25 +6.368 9 12
5 23   Luiz Razia Arden International 25 +6.523 8 10
6 4   Felipe Nasr DAMS 25 +7.552 24 8
7 3   Davide Valsecchi DAMS 25 +9.051 26 6
8 12   Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 25 +9.841 20 4
9 26   Max Chilton Marussia Carlin 25 +11.116 7 2
10 27   Rio Haryanto Marussia Carlin 25 +11.958 6 1
11 18   Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 25 +12.130 12
12 6   Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 25 +12.843 11
13 16   Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 25 +15.701 19
14 5   Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 25 +16.421 1 4
15 22   Simon Trummer Arden International 25 +16.818 18
16 2   Josef Král Barwa Addax Team 25 +17.833 10
17 24   Víctor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology 25 +18.167 15
18 20   Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 25 +23.183 20
19 19   Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 25 +24.345 21
20 17   Julián Leal Trident Racing 25 +38.351 16
21 7   Marcus Ericsson iSport International 25 +39.831 25
22 15   Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 25 +44.902 17
23 11   Rodolfo González Caterham Racing 23 +2 laps 13
Ret 14   Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 20 Retired 23
Ret 9   James Calado Lotus GP 17 Retired 5
Ret 21   Daniël de Jong Rapax 1 Retired 14
Fastest lap: Esteban Gutiérrez (Lotus GP) — 2:01.622 (on lap 25)
Source:[7]

Sprint raceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 23   Luiz Razia Arden International 21 37:28.656 4 15
2 3   Davide Valsecchi DAMS 21 +5.642 2 12
3 4   Felipe Nasr DAMS 21 +17.775 3 10
4 10   Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 21 +19.969 8 8
5 8   Jolyon Palmer iSport International 21 +25.869 6 6
6 25   Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 21 +28.600 5 4
7 7   Marcus Ericsson iSport International 21 +31.980 21 4 (2+2)
8 15   Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 21 +35.797 22 1
9 5   Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 21 +38.127 14
10 2   Josef Král Barwa Addax Team 21 +40.378 16
11 22   Simon Trummer Arden International 21 +40.533 15
12 27   Rio Haryanto Marussia Carlin 21 +48.471 10
13 21   Daniël de Jong Rapax 21 +54.161 26
14 6   Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 21 +54.643 12
15 20   Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 21 +1:15.967 18
16 19   Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 21 +1:17.971 19
17 17   Julian Leal Trident Racing 21 +1:30.456 20
18 1   Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax Team 20 Retired 7
19 26   Max Chilton Marussia Carlin 19 Retired 9
20 9   James Calado Lotus GP 19 Retired 25
21 12   Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 19 Retired 1
22 18   Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 19 Retired 11
Ret 11   Rodolfo González Caterham Racing 3 Retired 23
Ret 16   Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 0 Retired 13
Ret 14   Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 0 Retired 24
Ret 24   Víctor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology 0 Retired 17
Fastest lap: Julián Leal (Trident Racing) — 1:43.374 (on lap 19)
Source:[8]

GP3 Series classificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Grid
1 4   Mitch Evans MW Arden 1:51.892 1
2 3   Aaro Vainio Lotus GP 1:52.216 2
3 27   António Félix da Costa Carlin 1:52.233 3
4 6   Matias Laine MW Arden 1:52.332 4
5 2   Conor Daly Lotus GP 1:52.519 5
6 1   Daniel Abt Lotus GP 1:52.543 6
7 18   Kevin Ceccon Ocean Racing Technology 1:52.572 7
8 28   William Buller Carlin 1:52.648 8
9 15   Kotaro Sakurai Status Grand Prix 1:52.807 9
10 5   David Fumanelli MW Arden 1:52.921 121
11 29   Tamás Pál Kiss ATECH CRS Grand Prix 1:52.930 212
12 26   Alex Brundle Carlin 1:53.133 10
13 9   Tio Ellinas Marussia Manor Racing 1:53.536 11
14 22   Facu Regalia Jenzer Motorsport 1:53.549 13
15 25   Giovanni Venturini Trident Racing 1:53.624 14
16 23   Vicky Piria Trident Racing 1:53.769 15
17 16   Alice Powell Status Grand Prix 1:53.852 181
18 20   Robert Visoiu Jenzer Motorsport 1:53.861 16
19 21   Patric Niederhauser Jenzer Motorsport 1:53.893 17
20 7   Dmitry Suranovich Marussia Manor Racing 1:54.324 19
21 24   Antonio Spavone Trident Racing 1:54.339 20
22 8   Fabiano Machado Marussia Manor Racing 1:54.427 22
23 30   Fabio Gamberini ATECH CRS Grand Prix 1:55.175 23
24 19   Robert Cregan Ocean Racing Technology 1:55.363 24
25 14   Marlon Stöckinger Status Grand Prix 1:55.711 25
26 31   Ethan Ringel ATECH CRS Grand Prix 1:59.371 263
17   Carmen Jordá Ocean Racing Technology 1:59.989 4
Source:[9]

Notes:

  • ^1David Fumanelli and Alice Powell were both given two place grid penalties for taking the chequered flag twice at the end of the Qualifying session.[10]
  • ^2Tamás Pál Kiss wash given a ten-place grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags during the first practice session.[11]
  • ^3Ethan Ringel was given a ten-place grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags during the first practice session. He later received a two-place grid penalty for taking the chequered flag twice at the end of qualifying. As Ringel qualified twenty-sixth of the twenty-six drivers to set a lap time, and so started the feature race from the back of the grid.[11]
  • ^4Carmen Jordá was given a two-place grid penalty for taking the chequered flag twice at the end of qualifying.[10] However, as she did not set a lap time within 107% of Mitch Evans' pole position time, she was not given permission to start the race.

Race 1Edit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27   António Félix da Costa Carlin 14 27:14.410 3 27 (25+2)
2 4   Mitch Evans MW Arden 14 +7.062 1 22 (18+4)
3 3   Aaro Vainio Lotus GP 14 +8.783 2 15
4 1   Daniel Abt Lotus GP 14 +16.136 6 12
5 2   Conor Daly Lotus GP 14 +22.156 5 10
6 9   Tio Ellinas Marussia Manor Racing 14 +22.325 11 8
7 26   Alex Brundle Carlin 14 +38.448 10 6
8 18   Kevin Ceccon Ocean Racing Technology 14 +41.719 7 4
9 6   Matias Laine MW Arden 14 +42.314 4 2
10 21   Patric Niederhauser Jenzer Motorsport 14 +44.489 17 1
11 29   Tamás Pál Kiss ATECH CRS Grand Prix 14 +53.795 21
12 20   Robert Visoiu Jenzer Motorsport 14 +60.061 16
13 25   Giovanni Venturini Trident Racing 14 +62.451 14
14 22   Facu Regalia Jenzer Motorsport 14 +63.081 13
15 15   Kotaro Sakurai Status Grand Prix 14 +65.140 9
16 14   Marlon Stöckinger Status Grand Prix 14 +72.707 25
17 16   Alice Powell Status Grand Prix 14 +86.048 18
18 23   Vicky Piria Trident Racing 14 +1:34.318 15
19 8   Fabiano Machado Marussia Manor Racing 14 +1:38.754 22
20 19   Robert Cregan Ocean Racing Technology 14 +1:39.170 24
21 24   Antonio Spavone Trident Racing 14 +1:39.960 20
22 7   Dmitry Suranovich Marussia Manor Racing 14 +1:40.812 19
23 30   Fabio Gamberini ATECH CRS Grand Prix 13 +1 lap 23
Ret 31   Ethan Ringel ATECH CRS Grand Prix 2 Retired 26
Ret 28   William Buller Carlin 0 Retired 8
DNS 5   David Fumanelli MW Arden 0 Did not start 12
DNQ 17   Carmen Jordá Ocean Racing Technology 0 Did not qualify
Fastest lap: António Félix da Costa (Carlin) — 1:53.951 (on lap 13)
Source:[12]

Race 2Edit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 28   William Buller Carlin 14 29:49.526 25 15
2 2   Conor Daly Lotus GP 14 +8.577 4 12
3 21   Patric Niederhauser Jenzer Motorsport 14 +30.017 10 10
4 9   Tio Ellinas Marussia Manor Racing 14 +37.529 3 10 (8+2)
5 20   Robert Visoiu Jenzer Motorsport 14 +52.038 151 6
6 27   António Félix da Costa Carlin 14 +1:03.722 8 4
7 18   Kevin Ceccon Ocean Racing Technology 14 +1:05.954 1 2
8 30   Fabio Gamberini ATECH CRS Grand Prix 14 +1:06.482 23 1
9 8   Fabiano Machado Marussia Manor Racing 14 +1:07.321 19
10 26   Alex Brundle Carlin 14 +1:20.941 2
11 4   Mitch Evans MW Arden 14 +1:22.894 7
12 22   Facu Regalia Jenzer Motorsport 14 +1:23.503 13
13 15   Kotaro Sakurai Status Grand Prix 14 +1:24.203 14
14 29   Tamás Pál Kiss ATECH CRS Grand Prix 14 +1:28.143 11
15 19   Robert Cregan Ocean Racing Technology 14 +1:44.079 20
16 25   Giovanni Venturini Trident Racing 14 +1:52.408 12
17 31   Ethan Ringel ATECH CRS Grand Prix 14 +1:54.151 24
18 6   Matias Laine MW Arden 13 Retired 9
19 24   Antonio Spavone Trident Racing 13 Retired 21
20 7   Dmitry Suranovich Marussia Manor Racing 12 Retired 22
21 23   Vicky Piria Trident Racing 12 Retired 18
Ret 1   Daniel Abt Lotus GP 11 Retired 5
Ret 14   Marlon Stöckinger Status Grand Prix 11 Retired 16
Ret 3   Aaro Vainio Lotus GP 11 Retired 6
Ret 16   Alice Powell Status Grand Prix 9 Retired 17
DNS 5   David Fumanelli MW Arden 0 Did not start 12
DNQ 17   Carmen Jordá Ocean Racing Technology 0 Did not qualify
Fastest lap: Tio Ellinas (Marussia Manor Racing) — 1:59.829 (on lap 14)
Source:[13]

Notes:

  • ^1Robert Visoiu finished Race 1 in twelfth position, but received a three-place grid penalty for crossing the finish line twice at the end of the race, and so started Race 2 from fifteenth position.[14]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The GP2 Series feature race was scheduled to take place over 29 laps. However, heavy rain prompted race stewards to shorten the race to the first full lap after one hour of racing.

Standings after the roundEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
  • 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 13 May 2012.
  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. ^ "Trident Racing join forces with Venturini". GP3 Series. GP2 Motorsport Limited. 3 July 2012. Archived from the original on 8 December 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  4. ^ "2012 GP2 Series Championship Silverstone Update". GrandPrixRankings.com. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  5. ^ Bradley, Charles (6 July 2012). "Fabio Leimer fastest for Racing Engineering in wet GP2 qualifying at Silverstone". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Five drivers penalised after qualifying". GP2series.com. GP2 Series. 6 July 2012.
  7. ^ Bradley, Charles (7 July 2012). "Esteban Gutierrez wins Silverstone GP2 feature race for Lotus". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  8. ^ Bradley, Charles (8 July 2012). "Luiz Razia beats GP2 title rival Davide Valsecchi to Silverstone victory". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  9. ^ Bradley, Charles (7 July 2012). "Evans beats title rival Vainio to pole in dry qualifying session at Silverstone". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Post Qualifying Grid Penalties". Gp3series.com. GP3 Series. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Grid penalties for Pal Kiss and Ringel". GP3series.com. GP3 Series. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  12. ^ van de Burgt, Andrew (7 July 2012). "Antonio Felix da Costa beats title rivals Mitch Evans and Aaro Vainio to Silverstone GP3 victory". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  13. ^ Bradley, Charles (8 July 2012). "Will Buller wins GP3 race two at Silverstone from last on grid". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  14. ^ "Visoiu penalised after Race 1 in Silverstone". GP3series.com. GP3 Series. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012.


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