Grosjean wins bizarre sprint race

Romain Grosjean won the GP2 sprint race in Turkey with a superb drive from seventh on the grid, but the race will be remembered for Bruno Senna's exit - when he hit a stray dog

Grosjean wins bizarre sprint race

Adam Carroll led from pole, but his clutch failed almost immediately. Multiple pile-ups at Turn 1 and Turn 3 then brought out the safety car, with yesterday's podium finisher Andi Zuber the highest-placed casualty.

At the start, Vitaly Petrov had dived down the inside to grab the lead from third on the grid, ahead of Sebastien Buemi, Javier Villa and Grosjean.

Grosjean passed Villa at the chicane on lap four and quickly closed on Buemi, dispensing with him on the back straight two laps later.

Petrov put up a sterner defence, but Grosjean eventually passed him at Turn 12 at the end of lap 11.

Just after that, two dogs ran onto the circuit, and sixth placed Senna, who had worked his way up from 15th on the grid, struck one at high speed, smashing his car's right-front corner and leaving Senna livid.

The safety car was required again, as marshals rounded up the other canine track invader. At the restart, Grosjean caught Petrov napping, before pulling out a huge lead to the finish.

Petrov kept Buemi at bay for second, ahead of Saturday winner Giorgio Pantano, Mike Conway and Ben Hanley - both Britons doing well to score points from lowly grid positions.

Both Villa and Karun Chandhok should have finished in the points, but they both spun while battling with each other and would finish 15th and 12th respectively.

Pos Driver Team Time 1. Romain Grosjean ART Grand Prix 41:53.377 2. Vitaly Petrov Campos Team + 8.019 3. Sebastien Buemi Arden + 8.447 4. Giorgio Pantano Racing Engineering + 9.897 5. Mike Conway Trident Racing + 11.508 6. Benjamin Hanley Campos Team + 12.847 7. Alberto Valerio Durango + 14.150 8. Alvaro Parente Super Nova Racing + 16.329 9. Kamui Kobayashi DAMS + 17.533 10. Diego Nunes DPR + 24.392 11. Giacomo Ricci DPR + 24.850 12. Karun Chandhok iSport International + 25.743 13. Roldan Rodriguez FMS International + 26.094 14. Luca Filippi ART Grand Prix + 26.450 15. Javier Villa Racing Engineering  + 27.449 16. Milos Pavlovic BCN Competicion +1:24.665 Retirements: Driver Team Laps Bruno Senna iSport International 11 Adam Carroll FMS International 0 Andreas Zuber Piquet Sports 0 Adrian Valles BCN Competicion 0 Ho-Pin Tung Trident Racing 0 Yelmer Buurman Team Arden 0 Andy Soucek Super Nova Racing 0 Jerome D'Ambrosio DAMS 0 Pastor Maldonado Piquet Sports 0 
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