Penalty costs Perez second place

Sergio Perez has lost his second place finish from today's GP2 Series sprint race at the Algarve after incurring a 25s post-race penalty for overtaking the safety car

Penalty costs Perez second place

The Mexican had been one of the drivers to benefit when six of the frontrunners were issued with drive-through penalties for passing the safety car as it slowed to enter the pits prior to a restart, however an investigation after the race found the Arden rookie to be guilty of the same breach.

Perez has now dropped to 11th in the final standings, promoting Javier Villa up to second behind Luca Filippi for a Super Nova one-two.

The result also changes the final standings in the teams' championship, as it edges Super Nova ahead of Racing Engineering for second on a countback of second places.

Racing Engineering's Dani Clos has been promoted to third, with the final points falling to Alvaro Parente, Diego Nunes and Giedo van der Garde.

Revised result:

Pos  Driver               Team                    Time/Gap
 1.  Luca Filippi         Super Nova          1h01m55.822s
 2.  Javier Villa         Super Nova              + 8.351s
 3.  Dani Clos            Racing Engineering      + 9.026s
 4.  Alvaro Parente       Ocean                   + 9.430s
 5.  Diego Nunes          iSport                 + 13.646s
 6.  Giedo van der Garde  iSport                 + 13.932s
 7.  Alberto Valerio      Piquet                 + 19.357s
 8.  Edoardo Mortara      Arden                  + 21.674s
 9.  Davide Rigon         Trident                + 21.882s
10.  Jerome D'Ambrosio    DAMS                   + 24.031s
11.  Sergio Perez         Arden                  + 29.141s
12.  Andreas Zuber        Coloni                 + 30.244s
13.  Karun Chandhok       Ocean                  + 33.425s
14.  Davide Valsecchi     Addax                  + 33.869s
15.  Lucas di Grassi      Racing Engineering     + 34.790s
16.  Nico Hulkenberg      ART                    + 35.036s
17.  Luiz Razia           Coloni                 + 39.546s
18.  Johnny Cecotto Jr    DPR                    + 50.684s
19.  Kamui Kobayashi      DAMS                   + 51.728s
20.  Pastor Maldonado     ART                    + 52.557s
21.  Ricardo Teixeira     Trident                  + 1 lap

Retirements:

     Roldan Rodríguez     Piquet              5 laps
     Michael Herck        DPR                 0 laps
     Vitaly Petrov        Addax               0 laps

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