Kobayashi claims maiden GP2 win

Kamui Kobayashi took his maiden GP2 win this morning in Malaysia, after claiming the lead on the first corner of the GP2 Asia sprint race and never relinquishing the position throughout

Kobayashi claims maiden GP2 win

The Toyota F1 test driver was followed over the finish line by Romain Grosjean, who raced through the field from ninth on the grid to overtake yesterday's feature race winner Vitaly Petrov in a mid-race battle for second position. The Russian finished third.

"This is a fantastic result!" Kobayashi said after the race. "I made a perfect start and then I led the race until the chequered flag.

"I knew Romain was fast, so I never stopped pushing. I'm really glad to offer this victory to my team: they've done a wonderful job this weekend and we leave Malaysia with two podiums. We are back in top form!"

The result means Grosjean continues to lead the championship with 11 points, ahead of Petrov - who moved to second place after this weekend.

Classified: Pos Driver Team Time 1. Kobayashi Dams 39:31.347 2. Grosjean ART Grand Prix + 4.001 3. Petrov Barwa Campos Team + 11.608 4. Valsecchi Durango + 12.417 5. Buurman Trust Team Arden + 21.986 6. Fauzy Super Nova Racing + 26.080 7. Chandhok iSport International + 26.488 8. Senna iSport International + 30.608 9. Puglisi Piquet Sports + 39.353 10. Yoshimoto Qi-Meritus Mahara + 39.488 11. Herck Fisichella Motor Sport + 40.371 12. Pavlovic BCN Competicion + 41.385 13. Nunes DPR + 41.996 14. Hanley Barwa Campos Team + 42.187 15. Bonanomi Piquet Sports + 42.770 16. Tung Trident Racing + 44.456 17. Valerio Durango + 48.833 18. Jelley ART Grand Prix + 49.290 19. Ebrahim DPR +1:14.908 20. Valles Fisichella Motor Sport + 1 Lap Not classified: Driver Team Laps Filippi Qi-Meritus Mahara 18 Buemi Trust Team Arden 18 Schleghelmilch Trident Racing 4 Tahinci BCN Competicion 0 D'ambrosio Dams 0 Fastest lap: Senna, 1:46.548 on lap 20 
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