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