Esteban Guerrieri wins Long Beach Indy Lights race
|By Mark Glendenning||Sunday, April 15th 2012, 20:05 GMT|
Esteban Guerrieri took a comfortable win in Sunday's Indy Lights race in Long Beach.
The Sam Schmidt Motorsport driver got past polesitter Sebastian Saavedra (Andretti/AFS) at the first corner and never really looked threatened from thereon.
His final margin of victory was 1.5 seconds, although it would probably have been greater were it not for a brief spell under yellows following Alex Jones' trip into the barriers.
Gustavo Yacaman (Team Moore) was third on the road but was issued with a 30s post-race penalty that appeared to be linked to some damaged bodywork.
That handed the final podium place to Schmidt's Tristan Vautier, with Victor Carbone, Carlos Munoz and Oli Webb rounding out the top six.
Results - 45 laps: Pos Driver Team Time/Gap 1. Esteban Guerrieri Sam Schmidt 59m33.6778s 2. Sebastian Saavedra AFS/Andretti + 1.5989s 3. Tristan Vautier Sam Schmidt + 4.3589s 4. Victor Carbone Sam Schmidt + 4.7132s 5. Carlos Munoz Andretti + 11.8691s 6. Oliver Webb Sam Schmidt + 12.4765s 7. Juan Pablo Garcia Jeffrey Mark + 19.8869s 8. David Ostella Moore + 29.3067s 9. Jorge Goncalvez Belardi Auto + 29.8824s 10. Gustavo Yacaman Team Moore + 33.4824s 11. Alon Day Belardi Auto + 41.4734s 12. Armaan Ebrahim Fan Force United + 1m09.1221s 13. Nick Andries Bryan Herta + 1m09.3550s Retirements: Alex Jones Brooks Associates 19 laps Darryl Wills Hillenburg 2 laps