Abu Dhabi GP2 finale cancelled after first-lap crash

The GP2 season finale in Abu Dhabi was cancelled after a huge opening lap accident involving several drivers caused barrier damage

Abu Dhabi GP2 finale cancelled after first-lap crash

Red Bull junior Pierre Gasly spun at Turn 2 on the first lap and rolled back onto the track into the path of a helpless Norman Nato.

Nato, with nowhere to go, clattered into the side of Gasly, sending him into the path of Nicholas Latifi, Daniel de Jong and Sean Gelael.

The four drivers went head first into the barrier, with Gelael almost going over the top.

The race was red-flagged immediately as marshals attempted to remove the four Dallaras that were embedded in the TechPro barrier.

Under the supervision of Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting the cars were removed and repairs began taking place.

Whiting however, who was taking photos of the damage at the scene, ultimately made the decision to cancel the race after just one lap, with the F1 drivers' parade less than half an hour away.

No points will be awarded for the race so Rapax driver Sergey Sirotkin holds on to third in the championship, after making contact with Arthur Pic just after the Turn 2 incident.

Mitch Evans remains fifth in the final standings, with Alex Lynn in sixth.

No trophies will be handed out for the race either, much to the dismay of race leader at the time Lynn, and Jordan King who was sat in third and looking to take his second podium of the season.

FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:

Pos Driver Points
1 Stoffel Vandoorne 341.5
2 Alexander Rossi 181.5
3 Sergey Sirotkin 139
4 Rio Haryanto 138
5 Mitch Evans 135
6 Alex Lynn 110
7 Raffaele Marciello 110
8 Pierre Gasly 110
9 Nobuharu Matsushita 68.5
10 Richie Stanaway 60
11 Arthur Pic 60
12 Jordan King 60
13 Artem Markelov 48
14 Julian Leal 38
15 Sergio Canamasas 27
16 Nathanael Berthon 27
17 Robert Visoiu 20
18 Norman Nato 20
19 Nick Yelloly 19
20 Andre Negrao 5
21 Oliver Rowland 3
22 Rene Binder 2
23 Daniel de Jong 1
24 Dean Stoneman 1
25 Gustav Malja 1
26 Marlon Stockinger 0
27 Nicholas Latifi 0
28 Johnny Cecotto Jr. 0
29 Zoel Amberg 0
30 Sean Gelael 0
31 Simon Trummer 0
32 Jon Lancaster 0
33 Marco Sorensen 0
34 Patric Niederhauser 0
35 Jann Mardenborough 0


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