Filippi dominates Auto GP finale

Luca Filippi took a comfortable victory in the final round of Auto GP's maiden season at Monza

Filippi dominates Auto GP finale

The Italian immediately assumed the lead from the outside of the front row, and then had a straightforward run to the flag in front.

It was Filippi's first victory since the season-opener, and a first Auto GP triumph for his Super Nova team - Filippi having started the year running under the Euronova banner.

Jan Charouz took second for Charouz-Gravity, five seconds behind Filippi, and a safe distance ahead of champion Romain Grosjean.

Having clinched the crown yesterday, the DAMS driver had hoped he would be able to come through from eighth on the partially-reversed grid to add another win, but he lost too much time in a long battle with Trident's Julian Leal. The Colombian had made a slow start from pole but was not keen to relinquish a podium place - though he eventually had to concede to Grosjean.

Adrien Tambay, another member of the Charouz-Gravity fleet, fended off DAMS' Edoardo Piscopo for sixth, while Duncan Tappy lost his chance of another podium for DAMS when given a drive-through penalty for cutting a chicane.

Pos Driver Team Time/Gap 1. Luca Filippi Super Nova 21m13.694s 2. Jan Charouz Charouz-Gravity + 5.001s 3. Romain Grosjean DAMS + 7.773s 4. Julian Leal Trident + 8.644s 5. Adrien Tambay Charouz-Gravity + 16.128s 6. Edoardo Piscopo DAMS + 16.613s 7. Federico Leo Trident + 19.758s 8. Davide Valsecchi RP + 20.506s 9. Fabio Onidi Lazarus + 22.412s 10. Natacha Gachnang Charouz-Gravity + 27.659s 11. Duncan Tappy DAMS + 30.711s 12. Stefano Bizzarri RP + 35.358s 13. Giuseppe Cipriani Durango + 43.107s 14. Jonny Reid Super Nova + 1m06.061s 15. Alexander Sims Charouz-Gravity + 1 lap Retirements: Giorgio Pantano Ombra 0 laps Carlos Iaconelli Durango 0 laps 
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